ART Camp in a box

This summer we will be bringing all the creativity, fun and joyful learning of Side by Side’s Summer Camps directly to your children with Art Camp in a Box! Camps will feature the same themes as our previously scheduled 2020 Summer Art Camps. With an art kit for each child including all the materials and tools for 4 days of art experiences, written instructions and optional virtual lessons to accompany each project. 

HOW IT WORKS: Each week we will offer a different theme that includes all the materials your child will need  for daily art experiences for 4 weekdays. New art kits will be posted every Friday.

 

Each day, your child will have the option to watch a virtual lesson. These will be pre-recorded so you can watch whenever you want! Summer Camp Art Kits can be used WITHOUT the video or any screen time at all. Printed instructions will also be packed.

 

Your child will spend the week creating with clay, paint, collage, canvases, liquid watercolor, oil pastels, sculpture, recycled materials, glitter/sparkles, fabric, and so much more. 

WHO: For children ages 3-8 years old. 

 

GETTING THE MATERIALS: After your order is placed, you’ll receive an email notifying you of the date and time your order will be ready. Curbside pickup is available as well as the option for local delivery.

*Your children's safety means the world to us which is why, after much deliberation, we have decided to switch our schedule of summer camps to a virtual format.

Week of July 20th:

Mystical Creatures

Unicorn Dreamcatcher: Twist, wrap and braid colorful yarn to create your unicorn's mane, collage with felt and flowers, and paint with watercolor to make your unicorn dreamcatcher.

Dragon Mask: Cut, glue, and collage to bring to life a scaly mystical fire-breathing monster. Embellish with feathers, pompoms, sequins and scales!

Magical Mermaid Slime: We'll provide all the ingredients to create your own mermaid slime. Then mix in seashells, mermaid tails, and watch it glisten like the dancing waves of the ocean.

Fairy Shadow Box: Paint a sparkly scene, glue tissue paper and stars and build with mixed media to create a garden habitat fit for your fairy friends.

The fun does not end when the week is over! Based on our core mission of joyful learning, child led philosophy and process over product, this kit comes with quality supplies and tools that children can use over and over and continue to explore and develop their creativity.

 

Week of July 13th:

Art Around the World

Indian Musical Anklet: Create jewelry that makes music when you move! Inspired by the bell anklets worn by classical dancers of India. Explore painting on wooden beads. String and design your anklet with bells, felt shapes and your special watercolor beads.

Mexican Tin Heart: Explore carving tin and create a mixed media collage on wood. Embellish with sparkling jewels, bright pom-poms and paper flowers, influenced by Mexican hojalata folk art.

Japanese Journey Bowl: Build a bowl with clay and decorate your pottery with adornments and learn about the beautiful tradition of fixing broken pieces with gold.

Aboriginal Dot Painting: Inspired by the dreamtime dot paintings of the Aborigine of Australia, we will explore painting abstract landscapes and collage with natural materials on canvas to tell a story of our own connection to nature.

 

The fun does not end when the week is over! Based on our core mission of joyful learning, child led philosophy and process over product, this kit comes with quality supplies and tools that children can use over and over and continue to explore and develop their creativity.

Videos for each project will be sent out Friday before the week of camp!

 

Week of July 6th:

Into the Wild

Week of July 6th: (4 animal inspired art projects)

1. Meow-Maids: Paint a kitty with watercolor, decorate and collage with shiny scales, glittery details and animal-print mixed-media. Let your imagination run wild to create a unique spoon puppet that will allow for hours of creative play.

2. Sew a Sea Creature: Practice your sewing skills and create a stuffed felt critter of your choosing! Children will practice their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination while sewing, painting and gluing a cuddly critter.

3. Mold a Mammal: In this process-based activity we explore building animals with multi-colored clay. We will investigate the effects of folding clay to create swirling patterns and vivid marbled colors. Add goggly eyes, brightly colored feathers and gemstones.

4. Firefly Fortress: Celebrate summertime by creating a glowing lantern with tissue paper, feathers, glue, stars & gems. Illuminate your summer night and your lantern with fairy lights reminiscent of fireflies in a jar.

 

The fun does not end when the week is over! Based on our core mission of joyful learning, child led philosophy and process over product, this kit comes with quality supplies and tools that children can use over and over and continue to explore and develop their creativity.

Videos for each project will be sent out Friday before the week of camp!

 

Week of June 29th:

Young Architects

(4 mixed-media 3-dimensional sculpture projects)

1. Magic Forest: Explore building with wood shapes, sculpting with colorful modeling clay & stringing beads on neon pipe cleaners to create an enchanting forest wonderland.

2. Bird Bungalow: Create a bird nest or habitat with clay and natural materials. Inspired by the bowerbird that make nest-like structures and decorates them colorful treasures. Sort a variety of supplies by color and add dazzle and design to your nest.

3. Chihuly Chandelier: Explore beading and shaping wire and investigate the effects of dripping water on vivid colors to watch them spread and mix. Then fold and bend your tie-dyed paper into botanical shapes and put it all together to create a one-of-a-kind hanging sculpture inspired by glass artist Dale Chihuly!

4. Creative Cupcakes: In this process-based activity we explore building with clay, dripping paint, mixing colors, glueing, sprinkling and collaging mixed-media like confetti, tulle and sequins! (A yummy treat for your eyes only).

The fun does not end when the week is over! Based on our core mission of joyful learning, child led philosophy and process over product, this kit comes with quality supplies and tools that children can use over and over and continue to explore and develop their creativity.

Videos for each project will be sent out Friday before the week of camp!

 

Week of June 22nd:

Dirt & Dandelions

Week of June 22nd: Dirt & Dandelions (4 projects inspired by nature)

1. Nature Mandala: Explore painting on wood and create a 3-dimensional work of art with natural materials like gems, wood shapes, sticks and pinecones.

2. Clay Folk Art Painting: Grind and mix clay to make your own paint! Then create a painting on canvas inspired by your favorite garden critters.

3. Watercolor & Oil Pastel Nature Rubbings: Investigate botany with leaf rubbings and explore resist painting with oil pastels and watercolors. Little artists will have the chance to go on a nature hunt to collect plants and explore the natural world up close.

4. Under the Sea Sand Painting: In this process-based activity we explore painting with glue, sprinkling colored sand, collaging sparkly materials and painting on seashells. Create an ocean habitat fit for a king (king crab that is!)

The fun does not end when the week is over! Based on our core mission of joyful learning, child led philosophy and process over product, this kit comes with quality supplies and tools that children can use over and over and continue to explore and develop their creativity.

Videos for each project will be sent out Friday before the week of camp!

 

Week of June 15th:

Modern Makers & Creators

4 projects inspired by contemporary African American artists. Projects will include:

1. Hanging Watercolor Tapestry: Inspired by the lyrical and colorful paintings of artist Sam Gilliam, we will mix colors with a pipette, explore abstract watercolor painting on cloth, string beads and create a 3-dimensional work of art with our draped & twisted fabric paintings.

2. Sparkle Garden Collage: Create a bright and intricate collage inspired by Ebony Patterson's lush garden tapestries. Glue sequins, cut paper, buttons, and more sparkly mixed materials for extra dazzle.

3. Mixed-Media Sensory Sculpture: Build and sculpt with sensory salt dough, explore yummy scents while mixing in ingredients like lavender. Inspired by artist Howardena Pindell, explore creating a textured surface with confetti ‘sprinkles’ and paint your sculpture with polka dots.

4. Story Quilt Painting: Tell the story of who you are through this process-based activity inspired by Faith Ringgold's narrative quilts. Little artists will explore shapes and patterns, create handmade stamps and paint on canvas.

The fun does not end when the week is over! Based on our core mission of joyful learning, child led philosophy and process over product, this kit comes with quality supplies and tools that children can use over and over and continue to explore and develop their creativity.

 

Videos for each project will be sent out Friday before the week of camp!

 

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2528 Frankfort Ave., Louisville KY 40206

502.822.3693