Get Ready for Summer!
August Arts is a week-long camp sponsored by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council where students explore several areas of the arts with accomplished artist-educators. Students choose a main area of interest for emphasis (core class) where they spend three hours each day. They also choose three other areas as elective classes for the rest of their day. (Class descriptions below)
Eligibility: This program is open to students who have completed 3rd through 6th grade and have a serious interest in learning more about the arts. You do not need to be a Shoreline or Lake Forest Park resident to participate.
Timeframe: August Arts Camp takes place the first full week in August, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: The Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships up to $100 are available for students who reside within the Shoreline School District boundaries and qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.
Cost: $240/Non-Members, $228/Members (Family Membership or above). The cost includes a camp t-shirt.
After Care: is available from 4-6 p.m. each day of camp.
We have partnered with the City of Shoreline’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Division to provide this service. Please confirm After Care early – there are a designated number of slots for August Arts Campers and may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
After Care Location: The Spartan Gym Facility…located in the next building over from August Arts Camp. Camp staff will walk August Arts Campers from the Shoreline Center over to the After Care location each day.
After Care Fees: $30.00 for residents and $35.00 for non-residents for the full week. You cannot sign-up for individual days and it cannot be pro-rate.
To Sign-up for After Care: Parents need to call 206-801-2600 to register for the After Care for Arts Council Art Camp. However, please note: before calling for After Care sign-up, create an account with Parks & Recreation: Create Account. This will only take a moment and will make After Care sign-up go much faster with an established account.
Camp Cancellation Policy: A $25 administrative fee will be assessed in all cases; Prior to May 31: 100% refunded less $25; June 1-July 10: 50% refunded less $25. No refunds after July 10.
Bring-a-Friend: A Friend must be new to any of the Arts Council’s camps (August Arts, Art4Teens or Jazz Camp) without prior attendance, and the friend cannot be a sibling.
Look for the “Friend” box on the registration form and we’ll follow-up with a $20 gift certificate to the Arts Council’s very own The Gallery at Town Center to both you and your friend.
Friends and art – what could be better…”I draw flowers every day on my iPhone and send them to my friends, so they get fresh flowers every morning.” David Hockney
Daily Camp Schedule: 9-4
9-10:30 am Core
10:35-11:35 am Elective 1
11:40 am-12:15 pm Lunch & Recess
12:20 -1:20 pm Elective 2
1:25-2:25 pm Elective 3
2:30-4 pm Core
4-6 pm After Care (sign-up required)
Visual Arts with Elsa & Johnny
CORE: Fiber Arts & Designing with Fabric (Taught by Elsa)
Explore basic hand sewing, spool knitting, weaving, pillows, tote bags, simple animal friends, and more. Bring your imagination and learn the tools and techniques for your own one-of-a-kind creations!
ELECTIVE: Needle Felting (Taught by Johnny)
Basic techniques will be used to create wooly friends and shapes out of sheep wool using a felting needle and a sponge. Whatever you can dream up will come true in this crafty elective that makes 3-dimensional art by combining fleece and your imagination!
BIOS: 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.
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.
Visual Arts with Nataliya
CORE: New! Get to Know the World’s Greatest Artists
Think Rembrandt, Matisse and Georgia O’Keeffe…just to name a few. Create unique works of art and explore original styles and techniques of the world’s famous artists. Learn important and funny facts about their lives and art history while you experiment with paints, pastel, decoupage. The class includes individual and group projects.
ELECTIVE: New! Nature Through the Human Eye
Explore texture and colors, the balance between shapes and space, human body proportions and sea findings. Create a variety of projects using diverse materials and techniques, such as wire, mosaic, 3-D paper art and drawing with a life model.
BIO: 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.
Theatre Arts with Rachel
CORE: An August Arts Classic! Theatre Tale
Campers will create a unique performance featuring a fairy tale to be shared on the final day of camp. Learn to incorporate artistic tools to dramatically ignite and reveal your characters on stage. Creative thinking is a must!
ELECTIVE: Acting for Fun
Learn acting skills through improvisation and theatre games.
BIO: Rachel Street caught the acting bug at the tender age of 6, and she’s been acting ever since. She has worked at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, taught and directed in numerous theaters in Costa Rica, Hawaii, Vermont and Seattle. A resourceful and dynamic teacher, she is the drama teacher at Rainier Beach High School.