XP Camp Calendar

  • Week 1 XP1 (June 18 - 22):

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    Homemade Analogue Synthesizer This week, CAMPers become members of a 30-piece orchestra of homemade musical synthesizers. These simple but mighty devices are easy to use and offer infinite fun, noisy possibilities for sonic creations. In this workshop, composer Danny Clay will lead students through activities, performances, and meditations. Students will use the instruments to build their own sound installations, invent games, and create their own musical compositions.

    $470

    15 spaces for...


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  • Week 2 XP1 (June 25-29):

    Art Can Change the World

    Together we will explore topics most important to each camper… the environment, equal rights, justice for all, peace, healing the planet—anything that sparks our passionate engagement with the world. After defining some area of interest, CAMPers learn silk screen, hand stenciling, applique, embroidery and quilt making techniques to make empowered fabric banners, Tshirts, buttons, and more. Artist: Angie Wilson

    $470

    15 spaces for CAMPers entering grades 5-8


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  • Week 2 XP2 (June 25-29):

    Casting Collectives

    It takes many hands to create a successful mold to cast with. Join us for a crash course in casting and mold making. Working together, and individually, campers will learn loads of fun new techniques for casting and mold making, using exciting materials such as alginate, plaster, cement, silicone, and clay. Anything can be casted, from your hands to your feet to your favorite fruit! We will do exciting experimentations to create...


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  • Week 3 XP1 (July 2-6):

    Video: DIY Hollywood Scene

    In this project, CAMPers collaborate in groups to recreate a movie scene. Each group chooses a scene from a big budget movie and actualize it using only cardboard and newspaper to design props and costumes. Collaborators study the chosen scene’s set design–which is the physical design of the shooting environment–to build the scene. Collaborators consider the narrative, how it could be re-imagined, and find solutions to create the scene with...


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  • Week 3 XP2 (July 2-6):

    Bookbinding

    In this week long intensive, students will learn to construct a real hardbound book from scratch! Choose your inside papers, mix up styles and designs. Design your covers with colored book cloth or learn to turn any fabric into book cloth. Students who took this class last summer may opt to explore more complex structures if they wish.

    We will also be making our own book presses out of scrap wood, bolts, and...


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  • Week 4 XP1 (July 9-13):

    Cooking: It’s a Party!

    Lexa Walsh will offer an intensive in cooking family-friendly meals that your campers can reproduce at home with little assistance or supervision. We’ll cover salads, soups, starters, mains, sides, special sauces, pickles, beverages, and desserts. Starting with the basics of tasting, care in knife skills, and the importance of clean up, the week will encourage campers in the art of improvisation to bring home, along with their tool kit of...


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  • Week 4 XP2 (July 9-13):

    Stained Glass

    Design and make your own beautiful stained glass windows! Make your own or choose a traditional pattern, and learn about the elements of a strong design. Campers will learn all they need to make a pattern, cut and grind beautiful, colored glass, solder, and frame up a finished piece. Campers will start with a small project to learn the techniques and then move on to a larger, more complex design of their...


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  • Week 5 XP1 (July 16-20):

    SINGfinity: Sound-games, Art-Scores, Singing

    There’s more to singing than merely memorizing melodies, and there’s more to writing music than the traditional lines and dots we usually think of. In this playful workshop, we’ll explore the infinity of sound we can create, using only our breath and our voice. We’ll also learn how to shape sound by creating playful musical art-scores. Over the course of the week, kids will create their very own sound scores,...


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  • Week 5 XP2 (July 16-20):

    Sewing

    CAMPers will start the week creating custom fabric samples using a variety of surface design techniques- block printing, embroidery, fabric painting, and applique’. We’ll test our creations on a few custom accessories like zippered pouches and bags. We’ll then move onto drafting a garment based on body measurements to make one of a kind art garments. Artist: April Gavin

    $470

    16 spaces for CAMPers entering grades 5-8


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  • Week 6 XP1 (July 23-27):

    Illustration and Comics

    CAMPers will be introduced to the process, tools and technique for creating their own comic story as they learn about different text/ image relationships, panel to panel transitions, layout and panel structure. From writing, through sketching to inking, CAMPers will incorporate these concepts into their own creations and will follow this unique process to tap into their own creativity and explore new exciting ways to bring stories to life.

    Artist: Yael

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  • Week 7 XP1 (July 30-August 3):

    Pastels

    Plein Air Pastel Drawing Enjoy capturing the creative activity and varied scenery at CAMP 510. This active and nature-rich setting provides an inspiring environment in which to develop individual creativity and drawing skills. The course will cover exercises in the use of pastels, color blending and composition and welcomes beginner and experienced pastel-users alike. Artist: Judith Schoenbaum

    $470

    12 spaces for CAMPers entering grades 5-8


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  • Week 8 XP2 (August 6-10):

    HACK: Repurpose

    Don’t toss it…Hack it!! To make better use of cast off items in our society, this group will explore the many beautiful and functional pieces that can be created from recycled materials. Using strips of old clothes, nylon netting, plastic bags and natural materials, we will make PLarn (plastic yarn), Tarn (T-shirt yarn), and use reclaimed yarn, to weave, crochet and make hats, totes, pouches, mats, clothes, and more… - lots of...


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  • Week 8 XP1 (August 6-10):

    Stained Glass

    Design and make your own beautiful stained glass windows! Make your own or choose a traditional pattern, and learn about the elements of a strong design. Campers will learn all they need to make a pattern, cut and grind beautiful, colored glass, solder, and frame up a finished piece. Campers will start with a small project to learn the techniques and then move on to a larger, more complex design of their...


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  • Week 9 XP1 (August 13-17):

    From Screens to Zines

    CAMPers start with the process of drawing, and then learn how to expose their drawings onto a silk screen using the sun. The group will print their images from these screens and bind them into a zine or book structure.

    Artist: Selena Matranga

    $470

    16 spaces for CAMPers entering grades 5-8


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