COME CREATE WITH US!
Prepare to get messy! Do your kids love art-making? Do they need more hands-on art in their lives? This year’s Art Camps are unique and separate for kids and teens. Classes are tailored for each population and age appropriate with fun filled exploration in the art process, led by local professionals, in painting, sculpting, printmaking, drawing, theater arts, African drumming and more!
August Arts Camp is for rising 3rd through 6th graders.
Art4Teens Camp is for rising 7th through 12th graders. Please go to the teens camp page to register for Art4Teens.
After Care available* See below.
If you have questions prior to registering or along the way, please contact Silvia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-417-4645.
Daily Camp Schedule: 9 AM – 4 PM
9:00-9:10 Camp Check-In
9:10-10:15 Studio Class 1
10:25-11:30 Studio Class 2
11:30-12:25 Creation Station
12:25-1:25 Recess & Lunch
1:25-2:30 Studio Class 3
2:30-3:35 Studio Class 4
3:40-4:00 Daily Art Share with guest speakers
After Care: Offered from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm, daily, and includes calm, arts activities led by Arts Council staff. $40.00 for the full week. We do not offer sign ups for individual days or pro-rated days.
To Sign-up for After Care: Select After Care on our Camp Registration Form.
Camp Scholarships are offered to campers who live in Shoreline & Lake Forest Park and are based on need.
STUDIO 1: Music with Eben: African Drumming: Students will learn how to create rhythms, beats and percussive techniques in this invigorating class, led by African Drumming expert, Eben. Campers will discuss the important role music plays in African culture, specifically in West African countries such as Ghana and Senegal.
Eben, a finance analyst for Pierce County, has a 4 year degree in Performing Arts and has successfully hosted 6 community festivals. In 2013, Eben began the celebrated multicultural festival at in Portland while he was a graduate student obtaining an MBA in Finance. Eben is the Founder and President of Just Humanitarian Project (JHP) Legacy- a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, based in the city of Shoreline, led by first generation African immigrants, who are accomplished musicians, performers, and artists and share their musical traditions with adults and students in the community.
STUDIO 2: VISUAL ART with Nataliya: Mixed Media : This class will allow students to explore all kinds of media from collage to painting, fiber arts to paper sculpture. Nataliya has been a beloved instructor of August Arts for years.
Nataliya Zigelboym was born,grew up and received her master’s degree in Teaching Fine Art and Design in Odessa,Ukraine. She is a fashion designer/stylist/textile artist/educator/photo editor with over 20 years experience, working in Ukraine, New York, and Seattle. She worked for more than 10 years as a fashion designer, merchandise manager, fashion stylist for photo shoots and modeling agency, photo editor and educator in New York City. She developed a unique Recycle Tapestry Program for kids to learn hand weaving, and continues teaching a variety of Fine Arts and Design Classes at public and private schools , camps and workshops ,special events in WA and NY.
CREATION STATION with LAURA: Every camper will take this class- kids 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!
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.
STUDIO 3: 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.
STUDIO 4: VISUAL ART with AMARANTA: Alebrijes! Mexican Sculptures: Students will create these delightful, whimsical and brightly colored creatures, that often have wings, horns, and other fantastical features. Campers will also learn a little Spanish, learn the purpose of Alebrijes and they apply to Mexican history, and create using wire, bubble wrap, newspaper and other supplies to make papier mache. This project allows for a fun and unique experience for students of all ages.
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.
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.