The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the “Summer Art Camp at the VAC: Design Your Town,” July 17-20, 9am to 3pm, at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The four-day Art Camp provides children ages 10-14 with various opportunities to explore printmaking, model building, drawing and painting. (Students younger or older than 10-14 can register with prior consultation.)
Art Campers tour the art of Nye Beach--the "art heart" of Newport--create posters and prints based on their impressions and reflections, and build model street scenes to express their visions for the future.
“Summer Art Camp at the VAC” provides hands-on, experiential and contextual learning. Individual and group art-making projects are included. The camp schedule and programming is designed to be flexible and responsive to students’ interests and needs, with time built in for project discussion and reflection. The camp enjoys the leadership of highly qualified and experienced instructors and support staff.
Campers create a sketchbook of observations, drawings and ideas. They develop a series of prints and a group poster celebrating the Nye Beach neighborhood. Campers build models with readily accessible materials. They collaborate to create a gallery installation/exhibit of the prints, models, drawings and paintings.
Art Camp Activities include:
• Screen printing will offer the experience of using drawings to create a design for painting a stencil in two different methods on a screen. The stencil is printed for an edition and used for a group project. Students learn methods to overprint layers of color and the fundamentals of the screen-printing process.
• Models will be designed and built using a variety of materials, including paper, cardboard and found objects. Students learn various model-building techniques while creating individual visions for the local environment.
• Students consider and make their own art pieces to enhance the group’s model of Nye Beach.
Registration fee is $150 for four-day camp ($125 for OCCA members); supplies included (scholarships available). Snacks provided. Students bring sack lunches. Camp limited to 16.
Register by calling or emailing OCCA VAC director Tom Webb at 541-265-6569, email@example.com. Registration forms are available via email, under "Downloads," above (under the map) and via pick-up at the VAC (777 NW Beach Dr., Newport), Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm.
Michael Guerriero is a working printmaker and arts instructor based in Yachats. From 2002 to 2013, he delivered arts workshops at several elementary schools and high schools in northern California. He has taught art workshops for the California Conservation Corp in Humboldt County, the Mendocino Arts Center and the Ink People Center for the Arts in Eureka. Michael earned his MFA from Western Michigan State University and his BA from California State University.
Marcy Kenyon recently moved to Newport from New York City. She was an arts educator in elementary education at The Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx, where she taught full-time for 17 years. She holds a master’s degree in early childhood education and museum education from Bank Street College of Education. She has led art workshops for children and adults at the Museum of Natural History, The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, The New York Botanical Garden and the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica.
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