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 
Little Chefs
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 camp care is available to all campers. Advance sign up required. On after camp days, please provide your camper with an additional snack. $10 per child, per day.


 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)

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)

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

 







 


LITTLE CHEFS / PEQUEÑOS COCINEROS
July 8th-12th
Ages 9-12
8:30am-3:00pm
 
$350 (member) | $375 (non-member)


This Spanish summer cooking camp will introduce children to different cultures by experiencing the flavors, music and games from several Spanish-speaking countries around the world. We will travel the globe to expand your children's connection to the world and open their minds to new tastes, cultures and geography.
Instructor: Soraya Reina


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

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

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




 

 

 

 


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

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 





 

 

 

  


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

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

This camp is provided in partnership with the Stowe Land Trust’s Summer Naturalist program. Monday through Wednesday will be led by HDAC; Thursday and Friday will be led by Stowe Land Trust. 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)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

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

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


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

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

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)

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)

This camp is almost full! Call 802-253-8358 to register.

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: Dorinne Dorfman


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!
Instructors: Lisa Wolfgang and Stephanie Drews-Sheldon



TEEN SUMMER CAMPS


FASHION DESIGN
July 15th-19th -OR-
August 19th-23rd
Ages 12-17
8:30am-3:00pm

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

Fashion (August)

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.

July Instructors: Donna Collins and Jolene Lane

August Instructors: Donna Collins and Tina Havemeyer


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

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

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)

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)

Come explore the world of crankie picture shows in the mornings and make animated movies in the afternoons!  We will build a crankie viewing box, illustrate a twenty foot long continuous scroll, and assemble the parts. Turn the crank and the “paper movie” rolls by! Afternoons will be spent making animated movies with easy-to-learn stop motion software. Working in small groups, campers will write scripts, create characters, paint backgrounds, and animate movies frame-by-frame.
Instructor: Meredith Holch


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

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

This camp is almost full! Call 802-253-8358 to register.

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! 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.

Dorinne Dorfman, Ed. D. studied fine and commercial art at the School of Visual Arts, the University of Vermont, and Goddard College. For ten years, she taught a wide range of art courses to K-12 students and served as the director of a career academy of the arts. She completed masters and doctoral degrees in education and served as a school administrator. As a Fulbright Scholar, she taught at the Technical University of Berlin and conducted research on democratic secondary education in Germany. Her interests include child development in the arts, mindfulness, restorative practices, and full-service community schools.

Stephanie Drews-Sheldon has been teaching and volunteering at the Art Center for the past 7 years. Having moved to Stowe 10 years ago, Stephanie brings over 20 years of working in art education to the Art Center. She received her MFA in Wood Design from East Carolina University and worked for 9 years developing and teaching primary school art curriculums, woodshop programs for all ages, and after school classes for the independent Lowell School in Washington, DC. As the Education Manager of the Art Center, Stephanie continues her commitment to progressive art education by developing a varied and rigorous art curriculum and growing the collaboration of art programs with the community of Stowe and beyond. In her spare time, Stephanie continues to create gallery furniture pieces and hone her skills in a variety of media.

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.

Tina Havemeyer Bio coming soon

Meredith Holch is an award-winning Vermont filmmaker specializing in animation. Her films have 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 International film festivals, art galleries, and community spaces. She has performed her crankies at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Brooklyn Folk Festival, the Ballard Puppetry Muséum, and numerous other venues. 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 holds an MFA in Film/Video from Bard College.

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.

Soraya Reina Bio coming soon

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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