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  • Week 1 STart (June 19-23):

    Bookmaking, Mural Painting, 2D-3D

    Paper and Books Book binding is an exciting and important craft!! When children learn how to ‘publish’ their own drawings, art and writing, their enthusiasm for writing and literacy instruction rises. In this project, CAMPers learn several different methods of hand-bound book making, from simple ‘instant books’ to sewn books with chipboard covers.

    Artist:Anna Kingsley

    Community Mural Collaborative community art! We will use acrylic paint and wood panels to explore...


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  • Week 2 START (June 26-30):

    Flip Books, Cooking, Heroes & Heroines

    Special Discount Offer Through June 12!

    Flip Off! Flip books are the analog answer to TV cartoons. They are easy to make and fun to play with. With very little experience you can create your own short animated story that requires no electricity! In this project, CAMPers will first create a very basic flip book using just one shape to animate. After this, we will learn to plan...


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  • Week 3 START (July 3-7):

    Ceramics, Capoeira, My World

    Ceramics In this project, campers will be introduced to the basics of hand-building ceramic objects. We will experiment with form and texture by utilizing different techniques for building and surface design, including carving and using found objects to press into the clay surface. CAMPers are invited to explore and develop their creativity by taking their ideas from concept to realization in 3 dimensional form.

    Artist:Aliza Cord

    Capoeira Capoeira is a...


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  • Week 4 START (July 10-14):

    Kalimba Building, Cooking, Nature Drawing

    Kalimba Building A kalimba, a.k.a. thumb piano, is an instrument inspired by plucked metal instruments such as mbira found throughout Africa. Over the course of the week, campers will create their own kalimbas, experimenting with design, tuning, and resonators. Along the way, we will learn about the musical origins of our homemade instruments.

    Artist: Maurissa Dorn, Thingamajigs

    Cooking Peaches, strawberries, tomatoes, oh my! Experience the bounty of Bay Area...


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  • Week 5 STart (July 17-21):

    Sewing, Cooking, Welding

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    Welding CAMPers explore and think about sculpture, design and metal fabrication in this project led by Oakland-based master-metal designer and fabricator, Doug Hellikson. CAMPers will gain experience with the process and tools of welding. Studying the structure of insects, CAMPers create and fabricate their own metal sculptures–using a wide range of techniques and tools including bending, shaping & cutting metal, and welding. CAMPers will have the opportunity to...


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  • Week 6 STart (July 24-28):

    Ceramics, Sewing, Paper Arts

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    CERAMICS In this session, campers will be introduced to the basics of hand-building ceramic objects. We will experiment with form and texture by utilizing different techniques for building and surface design, including carving and using found objects to press into the clay surface. Campers are invited to explore and develop their creativity by taking their ideas from concept to realization in 3 dimensional form.

    Artist:Aliza Cord

    SuperHero...


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  • Week 7 STart (July 31-August 4):

    Zines, Wind Chimes, Chef’s Table

    The Zine Factory A zine is a handmade mini magazine or comic about anything you want! Using several different folding and binding techniques and inspired by several terrific creative prompts, rad music, and explorations around camp for inspiration, we will make several zines of favorite things, best stories, or inspired moments. A final project will also include excerpts from EVERYONE’S zine in a collaborative 510zine.

    Artist:Alice Joanou

    Wind Chimes:...


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  • Week 8 STart (August 7-11):

    Sculpture, Painting, Sew What?!

    Shoes, Bling and What’s That?

    Crazy Shoe Sculpture How can you re-imagine a shoe? Will it be able to fly, roll, or spring? Can a shoe become an island, a garden, or a lion? Take a shoe and transform it! Students will imagine and draw their creations. First creating a contour drawing of their shoe, next planning how to take away and add to their creation, then building and making...


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  • Week 9 STart (August 14-18):

    Paper City, 2-D Animation, Basket

    Paper Cities What does your dream town or city look like? Would you like more parks? More play areas? More car free roads and trails to bicycle and skate on? This week, CAMPers are responsible for inventing the city they would want to love in. We will use cardboard, hot glue, paint, and a whole lot of imagination to plan, build, and name our dream city. At the end...


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