The Austin Artery will be offering art camps for school aged children for our fifth summer in Austin this summer 2018.
We will host camps at four locations this summer: Austin International School (north) , Whole Life Learning Center (south) , and Austin Home Base Academy (central). Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 3 PM.
Early care will begin at 7 AM daily and Aftercare until 6:00 will be available after camp each day, and can be purchased when you sign up for camp using the above link. Aftercare is from 6. Children will be divided into small groups and rotate stations spending one hour at the drawing and open studio station, and thirty minutes at the art history book station.
At the Austin Artery camps we value brain based research. Therefore our pedagogy is informed by our core values of Process, Practice and Patience.
We are inspired by the Teaching for Artistic Behavior philosophy, as well as Montessori and Reggio Emilia. The primary focus is on the process of making art rather than finished product. Research shows that providing children with open ended activities promotes creativity. Ultimately, at this camp we focus on developing creativity, collaboration, patience with the process of bringing a vision to life, and a love for learning. Your child will not come home with the same creations as the other children because we leave space for the children to synthesize information and play.
However, we also believe each child needs a firm foundation in the Elements & Principles of Art as well as basic technical skills. We will spend 30 minutes - an hour of each day on an activity that promotes these knowledge and skills so that our students can strengthen their artistic practice.
We also believe that mindfulness is an important part of a creative practice. Therefore we will begin each day with quiet reflective moments and/or journaling activities that promote self-knowledge and emotional well being.
9:00 - 9:45 - Drop off and outdoor nature crafting
9:45 - 10:00 - Restroom Break
10:00 - 10:15 - Snack time
10:15 - 12:00 - Morning Art Lesson and Project
12:00 - 12:15 - Restroom Break
12:15 - 12:45 - Lunch
12:45 - 1:15 - Outdoor nature crafts
1:15 - 2:45 - Afternoon Art history/lesson and Project
2:45 - 3:00 - Restroom Break, Pick up