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Kids' Camps

Summer Art Camp 2018 McLean Project for the Arts

Summer Art Camp 2018
For ages 7–13
Full-day, week-long sessions.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
5 sessions @ 7 hrs
$425/$395 MCC district residents


Campers of all artistic experience welcome! Does your child love hearing a story? Do you see them imagining and living out their favorite story characters? This summer, MPA is offering art camps integrating classic elements of art with dramatic themes rooted in multicultural literary myths. Draw, print, collage, paint and construct your way through ancient and modern-day legends and myths from across the world, including Greek, Chinese, European and American traditions. Artmaking will emphasize the drama of each story through elements of art, color and line shape using a wide variety of mediums including drawing, painting and 3-D construction. Live readings, improvmsessions and other theatrical activities willmprompt campers to discover and interpretmthese stories.


This art camp will encourage the integration of art and drama by following a multi-faceted theme throughout the week, incorporating a tactile exploration of literature, culture, drama, and of course, art.


While connecting art and drama, your camper will:

• Revel in the mythologies of ancient Greek culture through the story of Daedalus and Icarus.
• Explore the range of medieval literature from Robin Hood to Shakespeare.
• Discover ancient Chinese culture and the role of heroes and heroines through “The Ballad of Hua Mulan,” the ancient legend that inspired the Disney movie “Mulan.”
• Experience classic American authors suchas Mark Twain and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Week-long sessions will culminate in creative art projects bringing to life these myths and legends.


Schedule: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Week 1: June 18–22 (6201.118)


Week 2: June 25–29 (6202.118)


Week 3: No camp week of 4th of July


Week 4: July 9–13 (6203.118)


Week 5: July 16–20 (6204.118)


Week 6: July 23–27 (6205.118)


Week 7: July 30– Aug. 3 (6206.118)


Week 8: August 6–10 (6207.118)


Watch for further details on our website: www.mpaart.org/education/summer-artcamps.


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