summer art workshops

AT RISE IN SPIRIT COMMUNITY ART CENTER

Experience the Wonders Of the World through sight, sound, and motion.

Experience a 1/2 day (4 hours) or art, music, movement and clay all in one 4-day week!

All of our workshops are self-direction approved.  We also have an after-program option for those in school or DayHab Programs. Please reach out to me for more information.

Class sessions are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:45 pm to 4:45 pm

session two

Great Pyramid of Giza

Join us for a fun filled week of everything Egyptian!!!  We will sculpt a ceramics sarcophagus and a mummy with Gina, create a 3-D pyramid, construct a fun Egyptian lyre and move with John to Funky King Tut and other great Egyptian music with James and Michael D.  Join Ingrid, Diane, Colleen, Michael, Erich and Sydney in 3 great art projects featuring a Fathi Hassan vase, a beautiful desert landscape collage and a hieroglyphic wooden nameplate!  Enjoy the sights sounds and motion of the Great Pyramids through presentations, music, picture books, videos, snacks from the region, personal stories and more. And of course we end each day with an ice cream treat!!!

 
JULY 26–29
12:45pm – 4:45pm
session three

Incan Ruins at Machu Picchu

This week we go to Peru!!!  We’ll take you in and out of weeks and almost over a year to Where the Wild Things Are as we explore the art of Maurice Sendak.  We’ll create a Wild Things monster ceramics mugs with Ingrid and visit the Peruvian jungle with Henri Rousseau, sculpt, glaze and fire a Donatello lion medallion.  Make a Wild Rumpus with John, design our own Wild Things with Diane, Ingrid, Michael Erich and Sydney.  Learn a some words and phrases in Spanish and explore Quecha people of South America!

 
AUGUST 2–5
12:45pm – 4:45pm
session four

The Colosseum

Visit Rome as we sculpt and glaze Venetian Carnival Masks with Gina, paint a Mona Lisa-ish self portrait on canvas with Ingrid, Michael and Colleen.  We will learn about all the great Renaissance artists, explore architecture as we create a mixed medium collage of the Colosseum and design Roman goblets. Music this week ranges from Opera to Queen to the accordion! Italian snacks and pizza round off this sensory experience.

 
 
AUGUST 9–12
12:45pm – 4:45pm
session five

Great Barrier Reef

Explore the world’s largest coral reef that is so big it can be seen from outer space! We’ll make beautiful underwater artwork inspired by David C. Miller and our very own Bob Schmitz and explore the Great Barrier Reef with conservation artist Courtney Madison. Sculpt textured ceramics sea creatures with Gina. Arianna is back this week adding to the fun and John returns as we dance to The Wiggles!!!! (We may or may not be kidding!!) Join Michael D. and James and explore Australian music from the didgeridoo to AC/DC and Tame Impala! There might even be a bit of under the sea Disney this week just for fun!

 
AUGUST 16–19
12:45pm – 4:45pm
session six

Temple of Zeus at Olympia

We’re ending the summer with a trip to Greece!  Who better to take us there then Michael Kitakis who will lead us in a Greek circle dance!!  Ancient culture and classic art abounds this week, as there is so much to explore from pottery to murals to contemporary artists. We’ll sculpt ancient pots with Gina that rival the gods of Olympia, create marbled greek columns, a ceramic tile mural and more!  Our snacks this week are sure to be a big hit as will be our “Olympic Games” complete with our own Olympian portraits.

 
AUGUST 23–26
12:45pm – 4:45pm

PRICING: $375 PER WEEK | SUMMER SHOWCASE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS – SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

Interested? Register below.

 

Our awesome counselors, Colette and Anna and CIT’s Julia, Giuliana, Calin, Dylan and Olivia will be on hand for all the camps to support the teachers and interact with our participants. And our Assistant Camp Coordinator, Rachel, will be keeping it all running smoothly!  

 

Welcome Back to Summer – SOH style!!!!!