COME CREATE WITH US!
This year, we are offering our kids and teen camps during the same week. We’ll be sharing some of the same classrooms, and while several of the classes have the same content for both groups, the camp experience is unique for kids and teens. Classes are tailored for each population and age appropriate. We’ve also designed our camps to give kids and teens the opportunity for a customized camp schedule to suit their interests with choices for each studio class hour.
Art4Teens Camp is for Grades 6-12.
August Arts Camp is for Kids: Grades 2-5, please go to the kids camp page to register for August Arts.
If you have questions prior to registering or along the way, please contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-417-4645.
Daily Camp Schedule: 9 AM – 4 PM
9:00-9:15 Camp Check-In
9:15-10:15 Studio Class 1
10:15-11:15 Studio Class 2
11:20-12:30 Creation Station (kids & teens)
12:30-1:30 Lunch & Recess
1:30-2:30 Studio Class 3
2:30-3:30 Studio Class 4
3:30-4:00 Daily Art Share with guest speakers
Camp Scholarships are offered to campers who live in Shoreline & Lake Forest Park and are based on need.
Go to the registration form to see when each class is offered during camp.
VISUAL ART with NATALIYA: Multi-Media Fun: Paper mosaic, collage, pen & ink, printmaking and more…this class will focus on experimenting with different mediums and techniques. Students will create fun and functional projects to keep or give as gifts.
Nataliya Zigelboym is an artist, fashion designer, educator and mother of two young artists. She graduated with a MFA in Art and Design. She’s been in the fashion industry for more than 20 years in Eastern Europe and New York City, and has taught fine art and fiber arts in Seattle, New York City, and California. Aside from teaching, her other passions involve creating jewelry, apparel, fashion accessories, and soft toys.
VISUAL ART WITH FERGUS: Printmaking: This class is an introduction to printmaking. Students will be introduced to a brief history of printmaking and how artist today use print techniques to express and communicate visually. Campers will learn the process of printmaking and create a series of prints on various matrices and based on summer activities, like camping, swimming, going to the park, etc. Students can choose a specific theme to this topic with all prints related to their favorite summer activity. The aim of this class is to introduce students to printmaking techniques that can be used as a vehicle to visualize and communicate ideas. The goal is to encourage and challenge students’ artistic practice and vision.
Fergus Temporada is a visual artist who teaches at Cascade K-8 in Shoreline. He graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a BA in Art: Emphasis in Studio Arts and a K-12 Art Certification. This past school year was his fourth year at Cascade teaching different mediums: watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, digital photography, digital art, and video art. Born in the Philippines, Fergus immigrated to Shoreline. He is proud to be a Shoreline School District alumnus too.
THEATRE ART with JEN: Improvisation! : Quick… name seven things you might find in someone’s backpack… In Improvisation! class we will use short form theatre games to learn the principles of improvisational theatre, develop acting skills, and strengthen your ability to work together with a team. Whether a kid or teen, the class will be adjusted to the appropriate age group using different strategies, structures, and depth of technique.
Jennifer Kulik holds a Ph.D. in Theatre for Young Audiences from Arizona State University. She has taught, directed and written plays for young people ages 3 – 105 in the Seattle area and across the world. She is the Founder and CEO of Silver Kite Community Arts.
VISUAL ART with JOHNNY: Comic Books: Enter the world of comic books and graphic novels. This class will cover basic drawing skills and techniques as we create characters and story lines. Campers will end the week with their own comic book. Learn one and two point perspective, how to draw the basics of human anatomy and color theory.
Johnny Skjelbred is an independent all-around artist. He is an illustrator and a fiber artist with a focus on teaching kids important hand and mind skills for their future.
CREATION STATION with ELSA AND LAURA (KIDS AND TEENS): Every camper will take this class– both kids and teens alike will create and play in this open studio concept with multiple stations focusing on Fiber Arts and Collage. We’ll explore basic hand sewing, spool knitting, weaving, felting, knitting, beading, fabric painting and paper creations. Bring your imagination and learn the tools and techniques for your own one-of-a-kind creations!
Elsa Bouman, known as The Loom Lady, has taught visual arts and most notably fiber arts. She has also worked as a graphic designer in the Rock & Roll industry.
Laura Caley learned her textile skills from both her mother and home economic classes taught in middle and high school. She also loves to copycat DiY blog creations. Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences in Nursing and also serves as our camp nurse.
CULINARY ART with LISA: It’s Okay to Play with your Food: Learn some fun ways to creatively cook as we make mug cakes, ice cream in-a-bag with toppings, homemade tortillas, salsa and guacamole + more fun foods made from whole ingredients. Different techniques and cooking terminology will be discussed including knife skills, nutrition, food presentation and how to read a recipe. We’ll also learn how to use a variety of kitchen tools such as blenders, tortilla makers, rolling pins and food processors. Students will participate in all steps of the cooking process including prep work, assembly, clean-up and of course, eating! For the teens, extra recipes will be added and techniques demonstrated, time permitting.
If you are registering for this class, please tell us about any camper food allergies on the registration form. Please also be advised that nuts may be used in the recipe creations throughout the week.
Lisa Palmatier has been teaching for more than twenty years, and is constantly surprised by the imagination of children and their eagerness to learn new things. Cooking whole foods and living a healthy lifestyle has always been a passion she’s enjoyed sharing with others, especially as a PCC Cooks Instructor at PCC Natural Markets for over 10 years. One of her favorite pastimes is experimenting with new recipes and adding her own creative touch.
VISUAL ART with RACHEL: Smartphone Filmmaking and Photography: Do you love Snapchat, capturing an Instagram moment and hitting up YouTube? Turn that into Art! Learn how to create cell phone cinemas and sharpen your skills with specialized filming and editing techniques. Translate your artistic vision onto the silver screen using your cell. By the end of the class you will have developed a 3-minute movie and have a series of creative photography images that will showcase you as an artist. Students accepted into the class must have a Smartphone that shoots video images as well as the capability of Adobe Premiere and/or iMovie editing apps. Both actors and filmmakers are desired!
Rachel Street caught the acting bug at the tender age of six, when she was cast in a major motion picture, and she’s been acting and directing ever since. She has worked at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, taught and directed in numerous theaters in Costa Rica, Hawaii, Vermont and Seattle. She is currently the drama teacher at Rainier Beach High School. Also a professional photographer, with more than twenty years of experience, Rachel shoots events, weddings, families, and portraits. Her high school students won first place in short film for the State of Washington in 2016. Theater and film are her passion.
MUSIC: RHYTHM EXPLOSION WITH LAURA: I Just Want to Beat on the Drum All Day!: Using percussion, including indigenous instruments and 5-gallon bucket drums, campers will take a tour of the Americas with stops in Cuba, Brazil, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and the US! We’ll experiment with drum lines along with minimalist music written for hand clapping and wood blocks. Students will create their own instruments from found objects and compose pieces on their original instruments. We’ll put it all together for an entertaining end of the week performance! The teen class will be adapted to offer a challenging pace, yet fun drumming experience.
Laura Dean has a music career that spans twenty years and includes venues in the United States, Europe, Cuba, and Mexico. She enthusiastically shares her varied music and cultural experiences while engaging students in memorable arts activities.
VISUAL ART with AMARANTA: Silhouette Fictional Profiles: Using a person’s shadow on the wall and scissors, teens will create! Campers will first practice drawing profiles of famous fictional characters like Frankenstein or Superwoman, and get the basics of fine-tuning profiles with drawing, cutting and tracing onto black paper. Teens will then be challenged to draw classmates’ portraits using a lamp to reflect silhouettes on the wall. Profile creations will be mounted onto mixed media backgrounds for the finished pieces, while we also discuss the history of Silhouette Art.
Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys is a graduate from the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City with a concentration in ceramics and folk art. She is a multi-cultural & bilingual arts educator serving kids K-8. Her repertoire of past classes includes the exploration of ceramics, printmaking, sculpture and mixed-media. She has collaborated with many schools, organizations, libraries and summer events throughout King County since 2000. Amaranta has been invited by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture to be part of an emerging public art program for Summer 2017. She is a mother, an arts advocate, a volunteer and during her free time, she is creating a new line of work called Map Art, Goddesses and Whimsical Boxes among many other types of art.
Absences: Tuition adjustments for absences during the camp will not be made.
Class Rosters: While every effort is made to accommodate your first choice for each studio, no guarantees can be made. Register EARLY as each class is limited up to 14 students and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Communication & Paperwork: The Emergency Contact form, camp rules & everything you need to know about preparing for camp will be sent via email. Please make sure we have your correct summer email address at the time of registration.
Transportation: Transportation to and from the camp is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. No early drop-off or late pick-up.
Cancellation Policy: A $25 administration fee will be assessed in all cases; Prior to May 31: 100% refunded less $25; June 1 – July 15: 50% refunded less $25. No refunds after July 15.