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FULL DAY CAMPS

(9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

AGES 7 to 12

REFUND POLICY
Refund Amount Advance Notice
100% refund 60 or more days before the workshop/camp
75% refund 59-30 days before the workshop/camp
50% refund 29-20 days before the workshop/camp
25% refund 19-10 days before the workshop/camp
0% refund 9-1 days notice
No refunds will be given within 9 days of the first day of the class/workshop and no refunds will be given after the class/workshop begins.

  • No refund for personal emergency.
  • No refund for no show, regardless of the circumstances.
  • No refund for drop out or dismissal of the workshop/camp after it has begun for any reason.
  • Foothills camp handbook 

Where Math and Art Collide

Instructors: Amber Bon Durrant  & Kyla Hemelt

This class is like a prefect duet! Students will discover bridging the gap between Art and Math is much closer than we think. Students will learn, create and be inspired by M.C. Escher, the father of Tessellations, the Mathematical Art. Along with Tessellations, students will create a mandala using radial symmetry and learn about the uses of negative space in design.

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

WEEK 1
6/6/16 - 6/10/16


Parks , Gardens and Trails Oh My! The Art of the Public Space

Instructor: Amanda Metsala

Public spaces like parks, public squares, and community gardens show what is important to a community and what brings people together.  We will be working in small groups to design a public space that they feel would be important for their community.  Students will be learning graphing and blueprinting tools to help create a model of their public space with paper mache, cardboard, and paint.

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

WEEK 2
6/13/16 - 6/17/16


Media; Working with Professional Materials and Advanced Methods

Instructors: Amber Bon Durrant  & Kyla Hemelt

Unleash your imagination! This class will encourage students to explore, and express themselves through a higher level of artistic skills using a variety of mediums. Additionally, we will focus on the work of  many traditional and contemporary  artists.  Students will be given opportunity to learn how to use professional mediums in a guided atmosphere  to become more comfortable with these tools. Mediums include; painting (brush strokes techniques), drawing techniques (understating of drawing pencil hardness and other drawing tools), 3-dimensional sculpture development/project design, fabric and paper-works (mixed media, collage and adhesives).

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

Week 3
6/20/16 - 6/24/16


Storytellers

Instructor:  Amanda Metsala

Illustration is a unique form of art, expression, and storytelling shown through different art styles in comic books, manga, and children’s books.  Students will study the different techniques artists use to create stories and convey meaning in images.  Students will be creating a story of their own through images using illustration techniques and art styles, watercolors, ink, and other illustration mediums.

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

Week 4
6/27/16 - 7/1/16


Urban Planning and Architecture

Instructor: Roy Annenberg

Calling all future architects!  This fun week of Summer Camp will harness your child’s inner Frank Lloyd Wright for an amazing week of creating and experiences.  First we will look at city skylines from around the world and then create our own fun city skyline using printmaking and collage techniques.  A clay tile city will also be created using imprinting and slab construction!  Collaboration will occur in a fun and exciting experience where each child will act as a city planner to build their own unique neighborhoods before joining them altogether to create a large 3-D city. Our experiences as an architect will continue as we learn the concepts behind the internal parts of unique buildings with hands-on construction and blueprint design.  Finally, we will make our own unique and silly novelty architecture inspired by amazing structures such as the giant donut atop Randy’s Donuts in L.A. and the amazing Coney Island Hot Dog Stand shaped like a hot dog in Bailey Colorado!  This unique week of art creation will inspire future architects and bring home lasting artwork!

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

Week 5
7/11/16 - 7/15/16


Artist a Day

Instructor: Roy Annenberg

During this exciting week of Art Camp, kids will get to be a different artist for each day!  They will learn about the life of the artist and how this affected the way their artwork looks.  Collage experiences will abound with learning about the modern art of Georgia O’Keefe.  Fantasy and story-telling will guide us through a day as Joseph Cornell by creating a diorama/box sculpture.   Giant pop art sculptures will inspire our day as Claes Oldenburg.  The dream-like meandering paintings of Joan Miro will be an exciting way to create vibrant and colorful paintings.  Lastly, the interstellar space creations of contemporary and active artist Mariko Mori will be used as inspiration for creating fun artwork from a modern Japanese artist.  Collage, Paint, Draw, and Sculpt your way through a week of fun!

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

Week 6
7/18/16 - 7/22/16


Roller Coaster Design; The Thrilling Science of Physics

Instructor: Talyne

Defy gravity and go on an adventure into new worlds building the most extreme crazy coasters in your own theme park.  Try your hand at designing your own roller coaster. You will be building a coaster using the physics concepts that are used to design real coasters. What better way to learn about the physics of energy, force and motion than through hands-on science? Experience these principles first hand as you build and modify your own roller coaster designs and then get to show off your discoveries to your classmates.

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

Week 7
7/25/16 - 7/29/16


FAC Half-Day Summer Camps
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HALF DAY CAMPS

(9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

AGES 4 TO 6

Half-Day Summer Camp Extension
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**Half Day Extension (1pm-3pm) – This will be an option for parents who need the younger campers to stay the whole day. The second half of the day will be much less educationally intensive than the first. Some of the topics from the morning may be covered in the afternoons activities but their won’t be any progress made on the main projects so that students who leave at 1pm will not fall behind.  The extension option will be available at checkout.

REFUND POLICY
Refund Amount Advance Notice
100% refund 60 or more days before the workshop/camp
75% refund 59-30 days before the workshop/camp
50% refund 29-20 days before the workshop/camp
25% refund 19-10 days before the workshop/camp
0% refund 9-1 days notice
No refunds will be given within 9 days of the first day of the class/workshop and no refunds will be given after the class/workshop begins.

  • No refund for personal emergency.
  • No refund for no show, regardless of the circumstances.
  • No refund for drop out or dismissal of the workshop/camp after it has begun for any reason.
  • Foothills camp handbook

Robot Design

Instructor: Amanda Metsala

Robots are becoming more common in life as well as media.  Students will be exploring aspects that a robot could have to make life easier as well as more enjoyable, like flying to school or dancing to music.  Students will create and assemble a “robot” of their own using everyday objects like cans, wire, buttons, wheels, etc. that will show their ideas of what they would want their very own robot to do with them.

Price: $140 public/ $126 members
Half Day Extension: $65 public/  $58.50 members

Week 1
6/7/16 - 6/9/16


Cave Paintings; The Origin of Art

Instructor: Lindsay Allen

This week during camp, kids will look at Paleolithic cave drawings, one of the earliest forms of art in the world. We will begin the unit by looking at the cave drawings at Lascaux and discuss the different animal forms that the students can identify. Together, we will look at the stylization of the horses, bulls, figures and symbols in depth, analyzing their skinny legs and their body forms related to geometric shape. They will learn how people that lived during this time were able to draw on the walls of the cave since materials like markers, crayons, paints, etc. were not available. At the conclusion of the week, students will have created their own cave drawing on brown paper sacks that have been made wet, crumpled and ironed to give the pre-historic appearance. Students will use sticks from real branches of trees and black tempera paint for the outlines of their animals. They will also use metallic and copper paint in order to add accents to their animals.

Price: $140 public/ $126 members
Half Day Extension: $65 public/  $58.50 members

Week 2
6/14/16 - 6/16/16


Collaged Illustration and Book Making

Instructor: Lindsay Allen

During this week, we will look and read together The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Kids will pay close attention to the illustrations. Together we will talk about the words “illustration” and “collage” what the words mean, and how artists use these words in the creation of books. A short demonstration will be shown on how to make a collage and illustration using tissue paper and glue. The week will have kids spending most of their time experimenting with tissue paper and glue, and at the end of the week kids will have created their own re-created collage and illustration for the book.

Price: $140 public/ $126 members
Half Day Extension: $65 public/  $58.50 members

Week 3
6/21/16 - 6/23/16


Self-Portraits; It’s All Up to You

Instructor: Lindsay Allen

Throughout this week in camp, kids will learn about self-portraits and how they show an image of an artist, made by the artist. When each kid creates a self-portrait, they will understand how that a self-portrait is showing people what you look like and something about themselves, too. Students will think about themselves: What they enjoy, where they like to be, what their favorite colors are, and anything else they might want to depict about themselves. Students will be shown images of various self-portraits created throughout history and today, such as those by Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, and Chuck Close. Together, we will discuss the elements in the portraits and how it is the artists decision  how their portrait will appear. With the use of oil pastels, crayons, and Bristol board students will have created their own self-portrait by the end of the week!

Price: $140 public/ $126 members
Half Day Extension: $65 public/  $58.50 members

Week 4
6/28/16 - 6/30/16


Animal Field Log;  Adventure to Discover a New Species

Instructor: Amanda Metsala

Students will become a scientist and explore parts of Golden to study habitats and ecosystems of animals.  We will then create our own imaginary animals and “study” all the aspects of this newley discovered creature. Based on the nature of the animal we will discuss it’s diet, habitat, bevaior and adaptations for survival.  Drawing will be the focus as we document our findings in a scientist’s field journal.  Students will then be using clay to create a scientific model of their animal during their study.

Price: $140 public/ $126 members
Half Day Extension: $65 public/  $58.50 members

Week 5
7/12/16 - 7/14/16


The Latest and Greatest New Toy

Instructor: Lindsay Allen

Toy designing is a creative opportunity that most people do not consider.  Through this exploration students will be designing and creating a new, never before seen toy. Students will explore imagination and invention while looking at steps that toy designers take to create a successful and desirable toy.  Students will design, problem solve, and create a mock up for their toy using parts from existing toys as well as hand built pieces.

Price: $140 public/ $126 members
Half Day Extension: $65 public/  $58.50 members

Week 6
7/19/16 - 7/21/16


The Colors of Emotion

Instructor: Lindsay Allen

Throughout this week, kids will learn the difference between warm and cool colors. Together we will look at the Fauvist art movement, specifically landscape artists that have incorporated warm and cool colors into their compositions. Students will understand that colors convey certain moods and there can be an emotional response to how the artist has shown the different colors in their paintings. A short introduction/review on primary colors will be given to the kids before looking at the artists. We will talk about how these primary colors can also be grouped in warm and cool colors. We will discuss the different things in our lives that make us feel warm and make us feel cool. Once kids have an understanding between the two, they will create landscape drawings that make them feel warm (i.e. being warm at the beach) and cool (i.e. being on a snowy mountain-top). Students will use watercolor paint to complete this painting.

Price: $140 public/ $126 members
Half Day Extension: $65 public/  $58.50 members

Week 7
7/26/16 - 7/28/16


Art for Young Adults
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ART FOR YOUNG ADULTS

(9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

AGES 13+

REFUND POLICY
Refund Amount Advance Notice
100% refund 60 or more days before the workshop/camp
75% refund 59-30 days before the workshop/camp
50% refund 29-20 days before the workshop/camp
25% refund 19-10 days before the workshop/camp
0% refund 9-1 days notice
No refunds will be given within 9 days of the first day of the class/workshop and no refunds will be given after the class/workshop begins.

  • No refund for personal emergency.
  • No refund for no show, regardless of the circumstances.
  • No refund for drop out or dismissal of the workshop/camp after it has begun for any reason.
  • Foothills camp handbook

Character Design for Video Games

Instructor: Tom Sarmo

Learn illustration methods for constructing amazing 3-D game figures and creatures! This course covers everything you need to create original, imaginative characters, including facial features, expression, pose, clothing/costume, and props. You’ll learn how to use personality and literary history to develop convincing characters. You’ll even learn to use references, texture, the illusion of depth, and value like a pro.

Price: public $200/ members $180

August 2 - 4