ed summer2019 Summer Camps!

Summer camps for ages 3-17 inspire young artists to explore, innovate and create!

HDAC MEMBERS save $25 on classes and camps!
Registration requires a $50 non-refundable deposit. Payment in full is due 2 weeks prior to the start of camp. There are no refunds for cancellations 2 weeks or fewer before the start of camp.
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2019 Summer Camps:

YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS

Art Extravaganza 
Art & Nature

Earthworks on the Rec Path
Rethinking the Artist's Sketchbook
Sculptural Music
Invent A Game
Summer Naturalists
Art & Art History
Digital Art
Art Materials Through The Ages
Comics & Cartooning
Wearable Art

TEEN SUMMER CAMPS
Fashion Design
Mobile Digital Art Studio
Natural Materials in Drawing & Sculpture
Crankies & Animation
Filmmaker's Workshop


Instructor Bios


 

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AFTER CARE:
From 3:00-5:00pm, after each camp aftercare will be available to all campers. Please provide additional snack. $10 per child, per camp

 


 ART EXTRAVAGANZA
A Stowe Parks and Rec partner camp
8:30am - 12:00pm | Ages 5-12

$190/ $200 for single week
$230/ $250 for both weeks

Session I: June 17-21 Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon
Session II: August 19-23 Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

Stretch your creative muscles with Action Painting, Mural Design, Found Object, and Mixed-Media collage. This week long, half day camp presents a rich opportunity to explore painting, sculpture, and more with traditional and on-traditional materials. Students will create exciting 2D and 3D art pieces. Combine this with another half day camp at Stowe Parks and Rec for a full day of fun and activity!
Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon

Register for this camp at:
www.stowerec.org or call 802-253-6138

*HDAC membership discount does not apply for these camps


ART AND NATURE
June 24th-June 28th
Ages 3-5
8:30am-12:00pm

$190 (member) | $215 (non-member)

Art + Nature

Discover the great outdoors through art! Partake in nature walks, creative outdoor games, and art using a variety of media. Art-making will be explored through storytelling, active exercises, and art projects created specifically for early learners. Each child will gain familiarity with art materials, practice observational and verbal skills, and work with other students on group projects.
Instructor: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon



EARTHWORKS ON THE REC PATH
July 8th-12th
Ages 8-12 
8:30am-3:00pm

$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Earthworks on the Rec Path

Stonehenge, Fairy Houses, and Mount Rushmore all have something in common: they are sculptural pieces meant for open air viewing. Thinking beyond the white walls and pedestals of the gallery, this workshop will take the art making process outdoors. Learn about famous land-based artists such as Maya Lin and Andy Goldsworthy, and create permanent, impermanent, and interactive pieces of art in public spaces.
Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang


RETHINKING THE ARTIST'S SKETCHBOOK
July 15th-19th
Ages 8-12
8:30am-3:00pm
 
$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Rethinking the Artist Sketchbook

A sketchbook is much more than just a place to draw. Learn how famous artists have used their sketchbooks in unusual and surprising ways. From drawing and collage to watercolor and photo transfers, students will first bind their sketchbooks and then fill them with their original masterpieces inspired by our field trips around town and down the rec path.
Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang


SCULPTURAL MUSIC
July 22nd-26th
Ages 8-11
8:30am-3:00pm

$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Sculptural Music

Music and sound fill space, inspire the mind, and articulate emotion without any words or physical form. Taking cues from musical history and artists who use music and sound to shape their pieces, students will first build sculptural instruments before composing original pieces and finally making three dimensional artworks enhanced with sound. Each project will take them one step closer to understand how art can be music to the ears.
Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang


INVENT A GAME
July 15th-19th
Ages 5-10
8:30am-3:00pm

$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Invent a Game

Create art while playing a board game with your friends! Take cues from classics like Monopoly, Scrabble, and Life to invent a board game of your very own. Design your own board, game pieces, and all of the other necessary parts of your game!
Instructor:Stephanie Drews-Sheldon



SUMMER NATURALISTS
July 22nd-26th 
Ages 5-10
8:30am-11:30am

$190 (member) | $215 (non-member)

Summer Naturalists

The first two mornings of this camp are provided in partnership with the Stowe Land Trust’s Summer Naturalist program. Campers will explore the wonderful outdoors each morning and learn more about the flora and fauna native to Stowe through exciting art projects!
Instructor:Stephanie Drews-Sheldon



ART & ART HISTORY
July 22nd-26th
Ages 5-10 
12:00pm-3:00pm

$190 (member) | $215 (non-member)

Art History

Travel back though the major art movements of the 20th century! Each day learn about a different movement’s best known paintings and artists and create artwork inspired by them. Work with a variety of 2D media to gain a better understanding of the famous artworks and artists that challenged the art world and created history!
Instructor: Heather Gombar


DIGITAL ART
July 29th-August 2nd
Ages 9-13
8:30am-3:00pm

$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Digital Art

Students will learn how to turn mobile devices - iPads and cell phones - into digital studios! Explore the colors, shapes, animals, flora, and fauna of Stowe’s Summer landscape. Document your findings, make art, and create an online gallery in your digital studio.
Instructor: Kristina Gosh


ART MATERIALS THROUGH THE AGES
July 29th-August 2nd
Ages 8-12
8:30am-3:00pm

$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Art Materials through the Ages

Before galleries and artist’s studios, people were making art using materials forged in the forests and fields. Lean to make pigments from things found in your backyard, dye fabrics using techniques from the middle ages, and transform plants into paper. Campers will step back in time to learn about materials they can make art with.
Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang


COMICS AND CARTOONING
August 5th-9th
Ages 9-13
8:30am-3:00pm

$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Comics and Cartooning

In the morning, campers will learn what it takes to become a cartoonist and how cartooning can be applied to character design, animation, storyboarding, and comics. Young artists will also explore why they’re drawn to a specific visual style or genre from their reading or viewing experience. They will expand their concept of cartooning and illustration while strengthening their drawing skills through various exercises.
Instructor: Rachel Lindsay


WEARABLE ART
August 12th-16th
Ages 8-10
8:30am-3:00pm

$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Wearable Art

Campers will examine the fashion industry and how ideas emerge from anything they see. Students will kick off the week with a collaborative textile creation to fine tune their sewing machine skills. They’ll design and create wearable art from recycled and found objects. Campers will wrap up a week of design with a mini fashion show of their own!
Instructor:Stephanie Drews-Sheldon



TEEN SUMMER CAMPS


FASHION DESIGN
June 24th-28th
July 15th-19th
Ages 11-17
8:30am-3:00pm

$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Fashion (June)


Fashion (July)

Take pieces of clothing and rearrange them into a whole new wardrobe! Working on sewing machines, campers will redesign old clothing into new favorite outfits. Raid your closet, visit a used clothing store; bring buttons, sequins, lace, ribbon, and other accessories to add. Basic sewing skills are helpful, but not necessary.

June Instructors: Donna Collins and Jolene Lane
July Instructors: Donna Collins 


MOBILE DIGITAL ART STUDIO
July 15th-19th
Ages 12-17
8:30am-3:00pm

$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Mobile Digital Art Studio

Students will learn how mobile devices - iPads and cell phones - can be used as digital art studios! We will take our mobile studios out and about in the Stowe landscape to explore the colors, shapes, animals, flora, and fauna of Summer. Then we will use what we find to make abstract self-portraits. Each student will also learn how to create their own online gallery to document their work digitally.
Instructor: Kristina Gosh


NATURAL MATERIALS IN DRAWING & SCULPTURE
August 5th-9th
Ages 12-17
8:30am-3:00pm

$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Natural Materials in Drawing and Sculpture

Taking a page from nature’s notebook, students will gain confidence in making their own artist’s tools and learn about the use of materials found in nature. After a series of workshops exploring natural pigments, sculptural materials and paper making, students will have the chance to bring all their skills together in a final piece of their own design. Thinking about intention and context, final pieces will then be photographed in a portfolio documentation workshop to help them get ready for their next steps in their art making career.
Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang


CRANKIES AND ANIMATION
August 5th-9th
Ages 10-14
8:30am-3:00pm

$350 (member) | $375 (non-member)

Crankies and Animation

In the mornings explore the storytelling world of crankies! Illustrate your very own scroll and create your viewing box. Then hand crank your scroll as you tell your story to your audience. In the afternoons hone your drawing skills as you learn about the more current storytelling art form of animation! Learn to create an animated story of your very own.
Instructor: Meredith Holch


FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP
August 12th-16th
Ages 11-17
8:30am-3:00pm

$300 (member) | $325 (non-member)

Filmmaker's Workshop

Creatively explore all parts of filmmaking within this workshop. We will conceptualize and produce a film from start to finish through scriptwriting, directing, filming, and editing. Campers will even have the opportunity to build their own props and be their own make up artists. Together, we will also view and discuss films from past to present and identify their success to enable our own! Participants will also take a hand in making props and becoming capable makeup artists! Our requirement is only an interest or passion in the filmmaking industry.
Instructor: Joe Smith


Instructor Bios - Summer 2019


Donna Collins has been in the garment industry since the 4th grade when she sold doll clothes to her friends. She has done costume design for the Lyric Theatre and The Flynn Center for Performing Arts. She has also worked for Garnet Hill, Burton, Brystie and the Johnson Woolen Mill. Donna does everything from designing to pattern making and is currently working as a freelance design technician.

Stephanie Drews-Sheldon recently moved to Vermont and creates commissioned and gallery furniture pieces, as well as small production work She earned her MFA in Wood Design from East Carolina State University where she taught design and wood design classes. Stephanie spent 12 years working at an independent school in Washington D.C. teaching and creating art, woodworking, and ceramic curricula for all ages.

Heather Gombar received her Bachelor's in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts in NYC. While raising her small children she created and implemented a therapy based arts program in a residential psychological rehabilitation school for children in Doylestown, PA. She was teaching there for many years before moving to Vermont. She also was a member of Art Goes to School, which is an art appreciation program designed to introduce children to significant works of art in public Schools. When not teaching she spends her time on her Eden, VT farm growing flowers and vegetables for her family and the community. Her teaching inspirations agrees with Pablo Picasso's quote, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

Kristina Gosh is an interdisciplinary teaching artist, curriculum designer, and art activist based in Chicago and Vermont. Her creative practice twists together digital and analog imagery, and explores the dichotomies of everyday life through installation, digital collage, social performance, writing, sculptural painting and yoga. Kristina taught at Columbia College Chicago for five years where she was on faculty in the television department and an arts integrationist and after-school instructor at the Center for Community Arts Partnerships. Her work has been exhibited at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Center for Book & Paper Arts, The Chicago Humanities Festival, and Art on Track Chicago-a mobile performance art festival on a CTA train. Kristina holds a double BA in Studio Art & French from the University of Vermont and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media from Columbia College Chicago.

Meredith Holch is an award-winning Vermont filmmaker specializing in animation. Her work has been broadcast on PBS and has screened at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, the National Art Gallery, DC, the Exploratorium, SF, as well as at numerous film festivals, art galleries, and community spaces. Meredith has taught animation to children and adults for over a decade, from Vermont, to New York City, to Alaska, and the mountains of Northern Mexico. She lives in East Hardwick, VT.


Jolene Lane’s mother taught her to sew as a young girl and she has not stopped since. She works as a home sewer for Prints & Patches Quilt Shop and also designs and creates her own products. Jolene has a MA in Art Education and is a licensed art teacher.

Rachel Lindsay is a Burlington-based cartoonist and author of the critically acclaimed RX: A Graphic Memoir (2018). Her comic strip, “Rachel Lives Here Now” (2013-present), appears weekly in Vermont’s newspaper, Seven Days. Rachel also teaches both adult and children's classes and workshops in comics regularly in the Burlington and Champlain Valley region. She has taught the comics and cartooning camps at Burlington City Arts for the past 4 years, as well as workshops and camps at Hunt and Edmunds Middle Schools in Burlington. She is a graduate of Columbia University, where she created the first graphic novel thesis in any undergraduate or graduate program. www.RachelLivesHereNow.com

Joe Smith is currently pursuing a degree in Art Education at Northern Vermont University. Smith is a native Vermonter and most of his work derives from his personal journey growing up in a vastly beautiful and rural area. Along with filmmaking, Smith is also interested in various forms of multimedia and design. His artwork has been exhibited in the Vermont Congressional Art Show and Johnson Studio Center. Smith takes pride in assisting young filmmakers in constructing their own visions and sense of life into their work. He is currently involved in social justice work and travels around the world to assist communities and explore their social, political, and cultural dynamics. Such travels have landed him in Detroit, Michigan, Managua, Nicaragua, and Zurich, Switzerland.

Lisa Wolfgang is an interdisciplinary artist who is passionate about connecting young people to art and nature. She graduated from Alfred University with her BFA in Sculpture and Expanded Media and has taught as a outdoor educator for inner city kids, organized the kids program for a small local-music festival, and was an instructor of ceramics and sculpture at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Lisa’s variety of interests from growing food to making music lend plenty of inspiration to her work.


 

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