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YOUTH PROGRAMS

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SUMMER CAMPSYOUTH CLASSES (Winter 2017)



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SUMMER ART CAMP FOR KIDS | Ages 7-12

Morning: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Afternoon: 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

with Susan Dubrunfaut, Aliza Herman, or Danielle Hallman

Work side-by-side with a professional artist to create your own masterpiece. Kids make new friends and together explore both traditional and non-traditional forms of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and more. This is a supportive and nurturing environment where kids receive individualized instruction in our small classes. Projects are both educational and fun; they lead you to discover your own creativity and individuality. Everyone can be an artist with the right encouragement and inspiration.

Halfway through class, students will eat their own snack and take a walk outside on the grounds. Sign your child up for a full day of camp and enjoy a free supervised lunch hour in between sessions. Each week is a new set of lessons, so depending on your schedule, feel free to enroll your child throughout the summer.

Weeks available: June 19, June 26, July 3 (No class July 4, $135), July 10, July 17, July 24, August 7, August 14, August 21

$165 per week

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CREATIVE ARTS CAMP | Ages 4-6

Morning: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

with Katrina Bender

These camps are specially designed for your child’s creative hands and mind. We know how young children love to be introduced to new materials and ideas that fully engage them in the artistic process. Each week kids will create a variety of paintings, drawings, sculpture and more. Halfway through class, students will eat their own snack and take a walk outside on the grounds. Each week lessons are new, so depending on your schedule, feel free to enroll your child in camp throughout the summer.

Weeks available: June 19, June 26, July 3 (No class July 4, $95), July 10, July 17, July 24, August 7, August 14, August 21

$115 per week

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CREATIVE CLAY TIME & MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE | Ages 7-9

Morning: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

with Maria Albornoz

The ceramic studio is a fun place to get messy and play with clay. In this safe and nurturing environment learn how to create pinch pots, animals and other inventive characters. We will teach you to get artistic and creative with clay. The second week you will be involved in building sculpture using a mix of materials so that your ceramic pieces can be glazed and fired in the kiln, ready to take home.

Weeks available: August 7 – August 18 (2 week program)

$275

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SCULPTURE & WHEEL THROWING CAMP | Ages 9-12

Afternoon: 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

with Maria Albornoz

Wheelthrowing is a fun and challenging art form that requires focus and discipline. Learn centering and pulling and as your skills develop, create a variety of cups, bowls and vases. This is an opportunity to build work that at the same time is both beautiful and functional. The second week of the workshop is dedicated to creating mixed media sculpture so that your ceramic pieces can be glazed and fired in the kiln.

Weeks available: August 7 – August 18 (2 week program)

$275

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SUMMER MAKER CAMP | Ages 10-14

Morning: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

with Kim Brickley

The Maker Space at Abington Art Center has the technology to help you expand your creativity and explore new ways to make art. Cut almost any materials with a Laser Cutter, scan an object and 3D print it in plastic, and make large, customized graphics with the vinyl cutter. Each week is a different theme led by a professional, multi-media artist who can help you experiment and visualize your thoughts and ideas.

Weeks available:

July 10 | Product Design: Bring meaningful ideas to life through hands-on experimentation and computer design solutions to real world problems using the Laser Cutter, 3D Printer and Vinyl Cutter.
July 17 | Acoustics: Create instruments and repurpose materials to make sound and music while learning about acoustics. Use the computers and other technology in the Maker Space to realize the art of sound.
July 24 | Environment and Sustainability: Explore how technology can be used to help improve the environment and create a more sustainable world. See how computers can be used to sense and interact with the natural world in new ways.
August 7 | Laser Cut Machine Making: Create gears and interlocking pieces on the Laser Cutter that become a customized machine or other intricate inventions.
August 14 | Graphic Design: Use visual imagery to communicate ideas and solve problems. Use a variety of tools and computers to create logos and designs.

$225 per week

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REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMPS

In the Catalog, select Summer Camps from the Select a set of courses drop-down


Returning Students: Log in with your email, choose a session, Add to Order, and select the child you wish to register before checking out or adding additional camps.

New Students: Click Login and create an account for yourself. Then choose a session, Add to Order, fill out the form with your child’s information under “Add New Registrant,” and click “Create Registrant.” Select the child’s you wish to register before checking out or adding additional camps.





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NEW MAKERSPACE STUDIO FOR KIDS

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Taught by Kim Brickley, these 5-week STEAM-based workshops bring science and art together while exploring some of the tools and materials in our Makerspace.

AGES 8-12

Acoustics

Tuesdays, January 31-February 28

4:30-6:00 p.m.

$115/$109 member

Make and Play: Make homemade instruments using household, recycled, and re-purposed items. We will make things that create sound and music while learning about acoustics.

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Light

Tuesdays, March 7-April 4

4:30-6:00 p.m.

$115/$109 member

LED Display and Play: Using LEDs, we will make mini light art installations, simple jewelry and wearable tech. How can we bend light like solid form?

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AGES 13+

Laser Cutting

Thursdays, February 2-March 2

4:30-6:30 p.m.

$115/$109 member

In this class, we will learn how to cut things on the laser cutter and then use those elements to build small machines and products. Create gears for wind-up rubber band cars or perfectly cut interlocking pieces that become a customized and embossed wooden box or an intricately cut block print element.

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3-D Printing Design and Nature

Thursdays, March 9-April 6

4:30-6:00 p.m.

$115/$109 member

Using natural shapes and influences, we will make nature-based prints that hold and support objects in a non-traditional way such as small desk shelves, geodesic bowls and mini-lamp shades to put over hanging light bulbs. 3-D printers allow you to make things that you cannot print anywhere else.

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AGES 13+

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AGES 4-6

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AGES 7-9

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AGES 9-12