Week 8 Start Camp - Selfies, Social Sculpture, Thingamakids!
Aug
5
to Aug 9

Week 8 Start Camp - Selfies, Social Sculpture, Thingamakids!

Selfies - Campers will learn a variety of hand sewing techniques to make an anime or avatar stuffie version of themselves. Artist: Angie Wilson

Social Sculpture - Social Sculpture / Reduce Reuse Refurnish !! We will explore balance, weight, and aesthetics to construct unusual furniture out of used cardboard. By the end of the week we will have a banquet using the objects we’ve made. Everyone’s invited! Artist: Selena Matranga

Thingamakids! - Combining music, art, and science, Thingamakids! campers will create their own wacky musical instruments from recycled objects. Through the trash-to-treasure process of instrument-building, CAMPers will learn about the science of sound and how work together to create musical games and compositions. CAMPers will bring their personalized instruments home at the end of the week. Artist: Teaching Artists from Thingamajigs, Camp 510’s partner organization.

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Week 7 Start Camp - Sewing, Capoeira, Bamboozle!
Jul
29
to Aug 2

Week 7 Start Camp - Sewing, Capoeira, Bamboozle!

Sewing - When you can sew, you can do anything!  This week CAMPers will learn how to sew by hand and/or by machine as they develop and complete 2-3 projects such as stuffies, aprons, tote bags. Our realm of possibilities is open to our imaginations. Artist: April Gavin

Capoeira - Capoeira is an Afro Brazilian Art form that combines Martial Arts/Dance/Gymnastics/Music and singing. CAMPers will get to let loose and take their shoes off (literally) while we explore this unique art form of Capoeira. We will be learning the fundamentals movements during this class in a fun environment. By the end of the week, your child will be fight/dancing, and doing cartwheels all the way home. Capoeira Teacher: Contramestre Pincel

Bamboozle! - In this week long exploration we encounter a dozen styles of instruments all created from one very useful and prevalent landscaping plant: Bamboo. From ancient times, humans living with bamboo have used it for food, shelter and to build entire orchestras of diverse and melodic sounds, strange and haunting harmonies and versatile percussion instruments. We will make bull roarers, xylophones, rasps, plosive percussion tubes and simple string zithers. We will also learn about text scores, how to write and perform them, and collaboratively compose a short work for performance on our final day, using the RSVP process pioneered by legendary dancer Anna Halprin. Artist: David Samas from Thingamajigs, CAMP 510’s partner organization.

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Week 6 Start Camp - Screen Printing, Cooking, Thingamakids!
Jul
22
to Jul 26

Week 6 Start Camp - Screen Printing, Cooking, Thingamakids!

Screen Printing - CAMPers will learn about the magical power of the sun! Using light sensitive emulsion, campers will coat, expose, and develop silk screens with their own creations and print multiples. At the end of the week each camper will make a work of art with a print of everyone's work! Artist: Selena Matranga

Cooking - In Kim's class the students will dive into the bounty of summer, focusing on seasonal, local produce. Together we will explore the ways flavors of specific vegetables can explode, recede, or change all together depending on how we play with them. We will also think about food over time: how did these fruits and vegetables come to be in our classroom and how can we work with them so that they last a moment or an entire month? We will work together and get curious about texture, flavor, and the simple beauty of the produce that we use. Artist: Kim Upstill

Thingamakids! - Combining music, art, and science, Thingamakids! campers will create their own wacky musical instruments from recycled objects. Through the trash-to-treasure process of instrument-building, CAMPers will learn about the science of sound and how work together to create musical games and compositions. CAMPers will bring their personalized instruments home at the end of the week. Artist: Teaching Artists from Thingamajigs, Camp 510’s partner organization.

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Week 5 Start Camp - Harvesting Electrons, Hanky Panky, and Cooking
Jul
15
to Jul 19

Week 5 Start Camp - Harvesting Electrons, Hanky Panky, and Cooking

Harvesting Electrons - CAMPers will learn how to harness the power of Magnets and Electrons while exploring the wonderful worlds of Electricity, Basic Circuit Building, and Motors to create LED art and vibrating Robots. STARTers will also learn about alternative energy sources by feeding a bacteria battery and playing solar energy games. Artist: no.e Parker

Hanky Panky - Kick the kleenex habit and carry your own hankies. Using rubber blocks, styrofoam sheets, and found objects we will print on blank handkerchiefs with fabric paints and inks.  Artist: Anna Kingsley

Cooking - In Kim's class the students will dive into the bounty of summer, focusing on seasonal, local produce. Together we will explore the ways flavors of specific vegetables can explode, recede, or change all together depending on how we play with them. We will also think about food over time: how did these fruits and vegetables come to be in our classroom and how can we work with them so that they last a moment or an entire month? We will work together and get curious about texture, flavor, and the simple beauty of the produce that we use. Artist: Kim Upstill

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Week 4 Start Camp - Capoeira, Cooking, and Can-jos!
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Week 4 Start Camp - Capoeira, Cooking, and Can-jos!

Capoeira - Capoeira Capoeira is an Afro Brazilian Art form that combines Martial Arts/Dance/Gymnastics/Music and singing. CAMPers will get to let loose and take their shoes off (literally) while we explore this unique art form of Capoeira. We will be learning the fundamentals movements during this class in a fun environment. By the end of the week, your child will be fight/dancing, and doing cartwheels all the way home Capoeira Teacher: Contramestre Pincel

Cooking - In Kim's class the students will dive into the bounty of summer, focusing on seasonal, local produce. Together we will explore the ways flavors of specific vegetables can explode, recede, or change all together depending on how we play with them. We will also think about food over time: how did these fruits and vegetables come to be in our classroom and how can we work with them so that they last a moment or an entire month? We will work together and get curious about texture, flavor, and the simple beauty of the produce that we use. Artist: Kim Upstill

Canjos with Thingamakids! - Sure, we recycle our soda and soup cans, but we could be playing them! This workshop upcycles various food cans and other materials to create fun versions of various stringed instruments. For starters we have the humble single stringed “Can-jo”. On this instrument we build we will explore how to tune the instrument and how to play a pentatonic blues scale. Next we have a multi stringed “Tin-Uke” . The Tin-Uke has a more advanced tuning system using eye hook screws and has a bigger acoustic resonating chamber made from a tin container. On this instrument we will learn to play a few barre chords and simple strumming technique. For the older and more advanced students we will build a “Can-plifier” amp that uses a piezo pickup, a 9 volt battery, a simple small speaker cone, some wire, and a can as a resonator. This easy electric amplifier can be built without a soldering iron and can be used with the “Can-jo”, “Tin-Uke”, or any acoustic sound! A Thingamakids! project by Dan Bales

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Week 3 Start Camp - Draw Your Way!, Casting Candles, Thumb Pianos
Jul
1
to Jul 5

Week 3 Start Camp - Draw Your Way!, Casting Candles, Thumb Pianos

Draw Your Way! - Learn to see objects and landscapes with new eyes as we explore bold mark making, fearless interpretation, and non judgmental presentation of our work. Artist: Anna Kingsley

Casting Candles - This week is about preserving memories through light and time. CAMPers will choose or make a small object, and create a silicone mold to pour beeswax into for candle making. At the end of the week we will install our magical candles for everyone to see. Artist: Selena Matranga

Thumb Pianos with Thingamakids! - Combining music, art, and science, Thingamakids! campers will create their own wacky musical instruments from recycled objects. Through the trash-to-treasure process of instrument-building, CAMPers will learn about the science of sound and how work together to create musical games and compositions. CAMPers will bring their personalized instruments home at the end of the week. Artist: Teaching Artists from Thingamajigs, Camp 510’s partner organization.

***Week 3 is a four day camp week. CAMP 510 will be closed on Thursday, July 4th.***

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Week 2 Start Camp - Sewing, Experimental Video, Natural Music
Jun
24
to Jun 28

Week 2 Start Camp - Sewing, Experimental Video, Natural Music

Sewing - When you can sew, you can do anything!  This week CAMPers will learn how to sew by hand and/or by machine as they develop and complete 2-3 projects such as stuffies, aprons, tote bags. Our realm of possibilities is open to our imaginations. Artist: April Gavin

Experimental Video - CAMPers will work collaboratively and learn how to operate digital cameras, write, act, and edit their own experimental video. At the end of the week we will debut our work! Artist: Selena Matranga

Natural Music - Before plastics and metals, instruments were created from stone, wood and bone. In this week long journey through the soundscape of the the wilderness we will create instruments from raw natural materials and learn techniques for plucking, bowling, and rubbing these objects to produce a music that is intimately tied to the materials themselves, the landscape they come from, and our common source. We will create a visual score together as a way of organizing sounds into a piece of music that we will perform for everyone on Friday and take some time to practice our performance skills. Artist: David Samas from Thingamajigs, CAMP 510’s partner organization.

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Week 1 Start Camp - Recycled Art, Mixed Media Madness, Pan Pipes and Balloon Bassoons
Jun
17
to Jun 21

Week 1 Start Camp - Recycled Art, Mixed Media Madness, Pan Pipes and Balloon Bassoons

Recycled Art - CAMPers bring new life to discarded materials like plastic, paper, wood, etc. as they learn to differentiate materials, solve problems surrounding each type of element, and techniques to interface various materials (adhesives, paints, finishes, etc.). CAMPers will apply these principles to practical or artistic projects of their choosing. Artist: Marina Caliari

Mixed Media Madness - Printing, collage, bookmaking, basketry, and of course, fun! CAMPers will experiment in a variety of different mediums to bring their imaginative ideas to life! Artist: April Gavin

Panpipes and Balloon Bassoons with Thingamakids! - Combining music, art, and science, Thingamakids! campers will create their own wacky musical instruments from recycled objects. Through the trash-to-treasure process of instrument-building, CAMPers will learn about the science of sound and how work together to create musical games and compositions. CAMPers will bring their personalized instruments home at the end of the week. Artist: Dan Bales from Thingamajigs, Camp 510’s partner organization.

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