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Camps: Bringing Children’s Imagination to Life at The Art Garage

Camps: Bringing Children’s Imagination to Life at The Art Garage
Did you ever think you or your child would walk into an old car repair garage and be inspired to make art? The Art Garage, located in the Park Hill neighborhood, isn’t just any garage! It is a creative, vibrant space with floor to ceiling chalk boards, cabinets filled with intriguing materials and labeled with vintage signage for a little added charm. The openness of the space combined with the passion of the teachers allows for all types of creativity and artistic experiences. Here, there is no wrong way to create! We offer unique classes that support painting, drawing and sculpting masterpieces of all sizes. In addition to clubs and school day out camps, we spend all year preparing for our week long summer camps. This summer we have some of the most exciting camps we’ve ever offered! Every day is filled with creativity, inspiration, and laughter.

artgarage1The 3-­5 yr old camp are designed much like a preschool; with stories, snacks, and physical activities in addition to the art projects. The range of creative exposure is amazing, from “Monsters Can Read Too” (week two) that looks at the world of friendly monsters in literature and art to “Trailblazers of Today” (week seven) where the campers will look for inspiration from contemporary artists lighting up the art world!

Our 6-­8 yr old camps are challenging and showcase some of our most unique and creative opportunities. We have the old favorites like “Jazzed up Junk” (week 6) but are very happy to bring some fantasy appreciation to The Art Garage in week 4 with “A Home for Your Gnome” exploring handbuilding ceramic techniques.

The Art Garage’s 9­-12 yr old camps are designed around weekly themes that will push student’s imagination while expanding their art skills and techniques. For example, Week 4 “Hogwarts School for the Arts” gives students the chance to create artwork from these magical books written by J.K. Rowling. In Week 1 ‘Where the Wild Things Roam’ campers will explore the largest extinct beasts of the world through step by step drawing and painting instructions.

We are a nonprofit organization w​ho provides a neighborhood community center that brings people together through the Arts. We support cultural, social and educational diversity. After the close of summer camps we continue to provide an array of offerings; such as off­site art programs in the schools, after school classes and birthday parties. Additionally, we have a program called A.R.K. (Art Reaching Kids) that works with both kids, teens and adults facing adversity and often partner with with residential treatment facilities to bring art in a therapeutic way to their residents. You can feel good knowing your money goes back into the organization and community while your kids are expanding their imagination!

artgarage2All of our instructors are professional working artists or art educators with extensive experience working with children. Our instructors are passionate about bringing their love of creating art into the classroom as they have experienced the benefits of the arts first hand and have seen the growth of their students artistically, emotionally and mentally in their classrooms.

The energy that fills each classroom is inspiring and we hope you’ll be able to join us for some creative art camps this summer!

Mile High Mamas
Author: Mile High Mamas

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