CREATE 2016: A Week Long Arts Camp for Kids from K-8th Grade

CREATE 2017: A Week Long Arts Camp for Kids from K-8th Grade

CREATE is back!

We can’t wait to celebrate a week of creativity and fun.It’s going to be an amazing week in which we hope to see child after child discover their unique creativity and find the confidence to share it with others!

Where: Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center (GRCDC)

When: June 19-23, and here’s what our schedule looks like:

  • Monday – Wednesday: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Children will participate in their chosen class for 3 nights. There, they will learn new techniques and create a piece (or pieces) of art. Some will be visual, some will be auditory, and all will be beautiful.
Thursday: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Children will walk across the street (accompanied by the adult leaders, of course) to participate in a collaborative art experience with the residents of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. We are hoping for good weather so this can be outdoors. If not, we will stay at GRCDC.
  • Friday: 6:30 – 7:30 It’s time to celebrate! Family and friends are invited to see and hear everything the kids have worked so hard to create all week. It’s an art gallery and it’s a party, so there will most definitely be snacks! The children will not gather in their specific classes, but instead are free to roam and see everything that will be on display. There will also be certain pieces available for purchase in our silent auction. Proceeds will help offset the cost of next year’s Create. Please plan to attend this fun celebration with your child.

Who: All chldren entering Kindergarten through 8th grade in the fall are welcome.

Cost: $30 per child ($100 maximum per family). A limited number of scholarships are available.

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We can’t wait for June 19!

Class Options

(FULL) BAKING BONANZA(K-3rd grade) Fun? If you are looking for fun, look no further than Baking Bonanza! We will measure, pour, mix, stir, knead, and bake. And all of our fun will result in great tasting food that we will eat each night!

DRAWING(K-2nd grade) Not just another boring drawing class!  We’ll be using all different tools and items to make drawing exciting and fun!

(FULL) PHOTOGRAPHY (5th-8th grade) It’s more than ‘point and click’. Learn photo skills and turn your pictures into art, not just snapshots! Gear needed: Digital camera with removable media (SD Card, Compact Flash, etc).  DSLR preferred.

RECYCLED ART (K-1st grade) Some see junk, we see potential! Transform used and recycled items into amazing unique and creative art.

(FULL) RECYCLED ART (2nd-6th grade) Reclaim, Renew and Recreate! We will use junk as our medium to transform into one-of-a-kind works of art. Never look at your recycling the same again!

STEPPING INTO SEWING(3rd-8th grade) Learn basic sewing skills such as how to read a pattern, pin & cut material, and sew together a project. At the end of the week, you’ll have a great cross-body bag, perfect for summer activities.

SHOW CHOIR(5th-8th grade) Be part of Show Choir and have more fun than you ever imagined! With our singing voices and simple dance moves, we will work as a team to put together a performance for the final night. No previous dance experience is necessary – just bring your sense of adventure!

(FULL) STOMP(5th-8th grade) Do you like making noise? Let’s make noise together. We will learn a STOMP style groove and make our own drums! Then we will perform on Friday for family and friends.

(FULL) VIDEO/DOCUMENTARY (4th-8th grade) In a world where everyone has access to video cameras on phones and other devices, videography and storytelling have become part of our culture. Learn videography through helping document our CREATE camp. We will go over basic camera skills along with learning storytelling by capturing the experiences of the week. Students need to supply their  own video capturing device, i.e. phone, ipod, DSLR, ect. with removable media or access to Dropbox to share files.

WOODWORKING (4th-8th grade) Pick up your tools and learn how to use them. Make chalkboards and napkin holders but most importantly learn tool safety!

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