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For ages 6-8
Have your child join us for a variety of imaginative and fun week-long sessions! Each week will feature different art activities that will ignite your child’s creativity! Art camps will be held in the DuVal Art Studio in the McLean Community Center. Rising 3rd-graders may choose mornings or afternoons. 

 

Tuition is $165 per week/$150 MCC district residents; tuition for Week 2 is $140/$125 MCC district residents, due to the Independence Day holiday. All materials are provided. Please bring a snack and a painting smock or an old, oversized shirt. Parents and siblings are invited to an art show that will be held during the final 20 minutes of class each Friday.

 

Morning Sessions:
9:30 a.m.-Noon
Monday-Friday
For ages 6-8 (Rising 1st through 3rd graders)

 

Week 1: Beach Week!
June 23–27
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School’s out—let’s head for the shore! Explore the fascinating creatures that live in the sea—colorful corals, shimmery fish, scary shark, gigantic whales, and mermaids! We’ll create our very own sea creatures and underwater escapes using paint, colored pencil, markers, special papers and clay. This is sure to be an exciting week of exploration, imagination and creation!

 

 

Week 2: Soft Sculpture
June 30–July 3
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(No session on 7/4)
We will use beads, fabric, feathers, sequins, yarn, cellophane and other materials to create unique and fanciful 3D works of art. We’ll have a fun and creative week with an emphasis on stretching our imaginations while learning about color, composition and problem solving. 

 

 

Week 3: The Artist Within
July 7-11
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This week is all about you. You’ll explore your dreams, your favorite activities, maybe things that scare you and things that make you happy. We’ll draw and paint pictures about you—the artist within—using a variety of materials and some new art techniques. 

 

 

Week 4: Drawing, Painting & Making Things
July 14-18
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We will use drawing and painting to create innovative works of art while learning fundamentals of design such as line, form, perspective and color theory through fun and creative projects. An array of different materials and techniques will be explored. 

 

 

Week 5: Magical & Mythical Creatures
July 21-25
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Some of our favorite books feature stories about dragons, fairies, unicorns and other magical and mythical creatures. We will reinterpret and recreate some of these characters in our own imaginative masterpieces! We’ll use colored pencils, markers, paint, beads, feathers, special papers and other materials to construct two- and three-dimensional artworks starring our favorite characters, either from literature or entirely from our imaginations. 

 

 

Week 6: Pop Art!
July 28-August 1
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We’ll study works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and other pop artists of the 1960s and 1970s, then we will create our own pop art works using found objects, commercial packaging (save those candy wrappers and soup can labels!) and other modern day commercial symbols we see in our everyday world. We will learn about color and composition as well as drawing, painting and collage techniques.

 

 

Week 7: Colorfields
August 4-8
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Do you love to paint? We will drip and draw onto paper and canvas with colorful layers of paint, oil pastel and collage, creating beautiful fields of color and texture. We’ll learn about Jackson Pollock, Morris Louis and other 20th-century artists as we create our own colorful artworks in a kaleidoscope of styles.

 

 

Week 8: Outer Space Art
August 11-15
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We will explore all things planetary and alien during this week of space travel. We will look closely at some of the beautiful and colorful photographs taken of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and of galaxies and nebulae by NASA’s Hubble telescope. Deriving inspiration from the planets, stars, and other celestial bodies, we will create our own intergalactic masterpieces as we learn drawing, painting, composition and construction techniques. 

 

MPA Summer Art Camp - Afternoon Sessions

 For ages 8-11

Have your child join us for a variety of imaginative and fun week-long sessions! Each week will feature different art activities that will ignite your child’s creativity! Art camps will be held in the DuVal Art Studio in the McLean Community Center. Rising 3rd-graders may choose mornings or afternoons. 

 

Tuition is $165 per week/$150 MCC district residents; tuition for Week 2 is $140/$125 MCC district residents, due to the Independence Day holiday. All materials are provided. Please bring a snack and a painting smock or an old, oversized shirt. Parents and siblings are invited to an art show that will be held during the final 20 minutes of class each Friday.

 

Afternoon Sessions:
1-3:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday
For ages 8-11 (Rising 3rd through 6th graders)

 

Week 1: Drawing & Painting with Color
June 23–27
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We will use pastels, watercolors and acrylic paint to explore the fundamentals of color theory. We will practice color mixing and study color relationships, vocabulary and the psychology of color. We’ll be encouraged to boldly experiment with color in our artwork.

 

 

Week 2:  3-D Constructions
June 30–July 3
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(No session on 7/4)
Work by modern artists including Alexander Calder and Anthony Caro will be studied for inspiration, then we will assemble our own unique sculptures using glue guns, sticks, wood shapes, found objects and an array of 3-D materials. Art and engineering concepts will be discussed and utilized as we construct our artworks. 

 

 

Week 3:  Crazy Comic Books
July 7-11
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Do you love drawing and comic books? We will create and develop our own comic book characters, stories and adventures. The focus will be on building drawing and sketching skills and using them to develop expressive characters and communicate your story visually. With two-headed monsters who speak two different languages, the extremely thin man, the flying turtle and his creepy, crawly sidekick—things are sure to get wacky and silly this week as we explore the comic side of life. 

 

 

Week 4:  Drawing & Painting with Color
July 14-18
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We will use pastels, watercolors and acrylics to explore the fundamentals of color theory. We will practice color mixing and study color relationships and the psychology of color. We’ll be encouraged to boldly experiment with color in our artwork. 

 

 

Week 5:  Sculpture
July 21-25
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Do you love to make things? Then this is the perfect camp for you! We will design and build mobiles, casts and other types of sculpture using a variety of media including paper, wood, clay, wire and other materials. This is sure to be an exciting week of experimenting and problem solving!. 

 

 

Week 6:  Pop Art!
July 28-August 1
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We’ll study works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg and other Pop artists of the 1960s and 1970s, then we will create our own pop art works using found objects, commercial packaging (save those candy wrappers and soup can labels!) and other modern day commercial symbols we see in our everyday world. We will learn about color and composition as well as drawing, painting and collage techniques.

 

 

Week 7:  Cartooning & Claymation
August 4-8
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We will explore the basic conventions of cartooning, then take those skills—and our imaginations—to the next level. We will create storyboards and sculpt original characters with animation clay. You will work with others in a small group to script your movie, build sets and create a short, animated video. You’ll receive a DVD of your claymations to take home.

 

 

Week 8: Outer Space Art
August 11-15
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We will explore all things planetary and alien during this week of space travel. We will look closely at some of the beautiful and colorful photographs of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and of galaxies and nebulae taken by NASA’s Hubble telescope. Deriving inspiration from the planets, stars and other celestial bodies (any aliens out there?), we will create our own interplanetary masterpieces as we learn drawing, painting, composition and construction techniques.