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FULL DAY Summer CAMPS

(monday - friday, 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.
  • Summer Camp Handbook 

Variation on Growth - Ben Butler

Instructor: Maura McInerney 

Campers will explore sculpture and form with a close tie to our Summer blockbuster exhibit with Ben Butler. Ben Butler is a prolific artist, with a unique organic style. Largely process driven, he and his assistants work fluidly as they allow the procedure of cutting wood and foam into organic shapes and molds to inform the final product. The outcome is surprising and awesome in both scale and intricacy. Campers will approach a variety of projects in different materials using process and trial and error. 

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

WEEK 1
6/5/17 - 6/9/17


Fun in the Sun (Cyanotypes)

Instructor: Ashley Fulton 

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces cyan-blue prints.  In this session, students will use solar rays to expose a negative of their image on cyanotype paper to create their sun prints.  During the week, each student will create cyanotypes using three different processes. 

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

WEEK 2
6/12/17 - 6/16/17


En Plein Air Pastels

Instructor: Ashley Fulton

En plein air refers to artwork that is done outside rather than in a studio. The term comes from the French words meaning 'in the open air.’ The Impressionists were particularly interested in how the changing light outdoors affected color.  In this session, students will use chalk pastels and the techniques that they learn to create landscapes in the open air.

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

Week 3
6/19/17 - 6/23/1


Creations in Clay - SOLD OUT

Instructor:  Ashley Fulton

During this week, each student will create a self-portrait sketch including a head, neck, body, arms, legs and feet.  These pieces will then be cut out of clay slabs.  Once the pieces are fired, the body parts will be colored and assembled using wire.  These clay self-portraits can then be hung at home as a wall piece.  Students will also explore using silkscreens and Designer Liner "glaze pens" to add images to the flat surface of a mug and plate that they make.  These will be glazed so that they are food-safe, microwaveable, and dishwasher-safe.

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

Week 4
6/26/17 - 6/30/17


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 dream-like surrealism art of Salvador Dali and other Surrealism artists.  Fantasy and story-telling will guide us through a day as Sandy Skoglund by creating a miniature diorama/box sculpture of her large room-sized installations.  The fancy gold-filled paintings of the Art Nouveau movement will inspire our day as Gustav Klimt.  Creating a costume and a background scene in the style of artist Cindy Sherman will be an exciting way to create vibrant and colorful photographs.  Lastly, the imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, and fish of Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo will be used as inspiration for creating fun portrait artwork.  Collage, Paint, Draw, Photograph and Sculpt your way through a week of fun!

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

Week 5
7/10/17 - 7/14/17


Summer Sewing - SOLD OUT

Instructor: Brenna Deutchman

Learn how to sew through a series of fun, hands-on projects. Students will learn basic hand sewing, safe cutting and pinning techniques, stuffing and finishing skills.  Embellishment and decoration will be explored in a variety of formats. Students will progress to sewing on a machine, learning how the machine works, safety, and proper threading techniques.  A variety of projects will be completed during the week, building in difficulty level and depending on students' interest.
Projects will include: pillow, sewing tool case, pillowcase or scarf, stuffed animal. 

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

Week 6
7/17/17 - 7/21/17


Kinetic Art - Get Your Art Moving! - SOLD OUT

Instructor: Mike Carroll

We will be exploring several different forms of art that moves. Everything from mobiles, with fun dangling things, to wire sculpture with moving parts. Both physical balance and visual balance are key factors with this kind of art. These kinds of sculptures move on their own and sometimes move with the help of the artist, [like a toy!]. Lots of fun if you like to build things!.

Price: $320 public/ $288 members

Week 7
7/24/17 - 7/28/17


FAC Half-Day Summer Camps
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HALF DAY Summer CAMPS

(Tuesday, wednesday, thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

AGES 4 TO 6

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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.
  • Summer Camp Handbook

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Instructor: Laura Svigel 

Spend some time observing nature and learning how to use watercolor paints to capture the imagery. Students will work with positive and negative space to create stunning watercolor paintings as well as explore how pigments can be made from natural sources.  This camp compliments the Colorado Watercolor Society exhibit on view. 

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

Week 1
6/6/17 - 6/8/17


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 2
6/13/17 - 6/15/17


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 newly discovered creature. Based on the nature of the animal we will discuss it's diet, habitat, behavior 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 3
6/20/17 - 6/22/17


Exploring Geometry in Nature

Instructor: Laura Svigel

In this class we will investigate the patterns and shapes that make up the natural world around us. Through discovery and play we will learn printmaking and drawing techniques that allow us to represent how we see and interact with these geometric and organic designs. 

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

Week 4
6/27/17 - 6/29/17


Robot Design 2.0

Instructor: Amanda Metsala

This camp is for students who loved Robot Design and want to take their designs and robots to the next level. Attending Robot Design is encouraged but not required. 

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

Week 5
7/11/17 - 7/13/17


Discovering Lines In Architecture

Instructor: Laura Svigel 

By using the buildings and structures of our community as inspiration, we will design and build our own community through clay, wire, and natural materials. Students will be exposed to perspective drawing and architectural blueprints while creating their own 3-dimensional structures using linear design elements.

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

Week 6
7/18/17 - 7/20/17


Rock and Roll Geology - SOLD OUT

Instructor: Laura Svigel 

Inspired by our landscape (and the exhibit on view) , students will be using rocks and other natural materials to create figurative rock sculptures. Students will play with wire, wood, and other structural building elements to create geological sculptures that can live and play outside all year long. 

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

Week 7
7/25/17 - 7/27/17


Art for Young Adults
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Summer 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.
  • Summer Camp Handbook

Graffiti

Instructor: Liz Jarrad-Kim 

Join us for a fun filled three day camp that will explore the history, artists and methods of creating graffiti or street art. Did you know graffiti has been around since the first cave paintings 20,000 years ago? The definition of graffiti is any writings or drawings that have been scribbled scratched or painted on a wall or other surface within public view. We will also investigate Trompe-l’oeil (or “ trick of the eye”) which are large wall or street murals that use perspective to create a 3D effect. Students will learn about  several modern day graffiti artists (Banksy, Aakash Nihalani, and Keith Haring to name a few) that use chalk, paint, tape  and even found fixtures in the environment to create their art. We’ll discover that graffiti art can be humorous, political, make a social statement, is often anonymous and of course a little rebellious!

Price: public $200/ members $180

 8/1/17 - 8/3/17