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Craft Shop Virtual Art Camps

The grade level for each camp is based upon the grade students will be entering when they return to school in the fall of 2020. The classes will be held via ZOOM each morning at the specified time below. Materials can be picked up in front of the Student Center on the SIU Carbondale campus.

These virtual camps will have short daily meetings via Zoom. Parents need to assist campers during this time. Each camp requires everyday household items plus supplies that will be provided. Pick up dates are listed or you can pay additional fees to have them shipped to your house.

All camps are $75 if you pick-up your supplies or $87.00 if you prefer to have them shipped (unless otherwise listed).

Craft Shop Virtual Art Camps Flyer

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Online by clicking any of the session links below.

• Fax the Craft Shop Registration Form to 618/453-5680 or email it to conferenceservices@siu.edu

• Call 618/536-7751 with credit card information.

Registration Deadline: One week before the camp start date.


Magical Fairy City

June 9-12, 2020 | Pick-up: June 8

This week we will work to make a site-specific clay fairy city using artwork of artist Charles Simmonds as our inspiration. We cover how to build with Air dry clay to make sure it is well crafted. You will need to select a sleepy corner outside or on the porch to build this magnificent village, town or city. Keep in mind the weather will wash away your creation so pick your stop carefully.

Session 1
Zoom time: 9-9:30 a.m.
Grade: 1-2
Session 2
Zoom time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Grade: 3-4


Color Vision: Landscape Painting

June 16-19, 2020 | Pick-up: June 15

This week we will explore observational painting using bright and bold works of artist David Hockney. You find the perfect location indoors or outside and will learn how to draw objects in perspective to capture the space in three-dimensions. We discuss how colors interact to capture the mood of the space.

Session 3
Zoom time: 9-9:30 a.m.
Grade: 1-3
Session 4
Zoom time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Grade: 4-8
Session 5
Zoom time: 1-2 p.m.
Grade: 9-12


Art Explorers

June 23-26, 2020 | Pick-up: June 22

Get outside and discover the textures and colors of your backyard. This interactive online workshop will include a zine on how to see the outside as an artist. We will introduce artists that use items from nature and go out to explore and create. We will use natural materials and record our finding in our art journal. Artist Inspiration: Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long, Charles Burchfield.

Session 6
Zoom time: 9-9:30 a.m.
Grade: 1-2
Session 7
Zoom time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Grade: 3-4


Funny Faces Stamps

June 29 - July 1, 2020 | Pick-up: June 26

Build a stamp library to create a portrait with shapes and patterns. We will invent a character and build a background for a story using handmade stamps from supplies in our kits and around the house. Artist inspiration: Pablo Picasso.

Session 8
Zoom time: 9-9:30 a.m.
Grade: 1-2
Session 9
Zoom time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Grade: 3-4


Its Greek to ME, Ceramic Vessels

July 7-10, 2020 | Pick-up: July 6

Explore the world of Greek pottery, this workshop will focus on how to build with air-dry terra-cotta clay using coils and smoothing the texture for a paintable surface. We will explore examples from our own life for themes to painting onto the surface of our vases.

Session 10
Zoom time: 9-9:30 a.m.
Grade: 1-3
Session 11
Zoom time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Grade: 4-8
Session 12
Zoom time: 1-2 p.m.
Grade: 9-12


Mythical Creatures in Clay

July 15-17, 2020 | Pick-up: July 14

Discover the folklore of mythical creatures. This workshop will explore your creative mind to invent your own creatures and construct it out of oven bake clay. This week we will design on paper, construct an armature, and finish our creatures in clay.

Session 13
Zoom time: 9-9:30 a.m.
Grade: 1-3
Session 14
Zoom time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Grade: 4-6


Recycling Bin Sculpture

July 21-24, 2020 | Pick-up: July 20

This week’s workshop explores the idea of trash to treasure by using found objects around your house or in the recycling bin. We will transform trash into stunning works of art. We will explore artists that used this style of creation and use that to build our own sculptures. Artists Inspiration: Louise Nevelson, Joseph Cornell.

Session 15
Zoom time: 9-9:30 a.m.
Grade: 1-3
Session 16
Zoom time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Grade: 4-8


Colorful Kandinsky Jewelry

July 28-31, 2020 | Pick-up: July 27

Create colorful and bold polymer clay jewelry using abstract artist Kandinsky as inspiration. This workshop will focus on creating beads and string them together with found objects creating bold statement jewelry. There will most likely be extra clay which can be used for other fun projects instruction in the Craft Shop How-to Zine.

Session 17
Zoom time: 9-9:30 a.m.
Grade: 1-3
Session 18
Zoom time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Grade: 4-8
Session 19
Zoom time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Grade: 9-12


Postcard Kit

All Summer Project | Materials Shipped

Everyone loves getting mail! With all this social distancing we need to connect to our friends and family this kit supplies you will idea and some supplies to send your friends color handmade postcards. Inspired by the book: Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock. Send the Craft Shop one, we love mail and would love to see your artwork, share with us how your summer is going!

Session 20
Zoom time: N/A
Grade: All ages

Camp Requirements

The Camp Release Form is required for camp participation and must be received in our office prior to camp beginning.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

ALL requests for refunds must be submitted in writing. The registration fee, less a $20 cancellation fee, will be refunded if you cancel at least 7 business days prior to the camp. Any time after that date, refunds (less the $20 fee) will be issued for medical reasons only. Refunds are not given to campers who voluntarily leave camp.

Questions

Please contact Coordinator Jackie Welch at 618/536-7751 or jackiew@siu.edu