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Visual Art

Art is  everywhere around our children’s lives. Creativity and art skills are nurtured through the exploration of medium. Draw, paint, knead, build, etch, twist, and most importantly, create!
Children will explore different art media and learn 2-dimensional(2-D) & 3-dimensional(3-D) design concepts.  They will bring home numerous art productions that they will take pride after the enjoyable and memorable learning process.  Most importantly, their imagination is actualized when they see the wonders of their art projects come to life!
Students are divided into lower and upper groups for K-G1 and G2-4, respectively.  The camps operate from June 16 through August 15.  All the camps are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Extended care with structured indoor and outdoor activities is available as needed to cover the before-camp and after-camp hours. Please refer to Daily Schedulefor details.

K-G1 Camps

Creative Little Hands and Fingers (6/15-6/19)

Kinesthetic learners will thrive and get the full benefits from this camp!  Playing with small objects always make their little hands and fingers very happy, and artistic creation generates plenty of excitement!
In the camp, children get to experiment with objects of a variety of textures and forms: clay, wood, collage, sand, beads, fabric, flour and more…  Art skills are taught and developed through learning about color coordination, design, and the use of different tools.

The Painting Lab (6/29-7/2, 8/10-8/14)

Pastel, acrylic, water color, tempera;
Use brushes, stamps, foams, and even fingers!
Paint on paper, canvas, rocks, beads, and more…
Students are given options to focus on projects of a variety of themes and different challenge levels.  This is a non-sequential, repeatable curriculum for youth who are interested in attending both sessions.

Lines, Shapes, & Picture: Introductory Drawing (7/20-7/24)

This is an integration of art and geometry, analysis of pictures and objects made of different shapes.  By joining lines and visualizing placement of circles, ovals, rectangles to form new objects, beginning artists can start to create their pictures and art products.  Students will be exposed to different media: crayons, color pencils, pastels, carbon, markers, and more!  Themes will revolve around animals and people.

Traveling the World with Genius Architect (7/6-7/10)

Children’s mind do not have predispositions as adults’. They are therefore able to look at a problem from a new perspective and are more creative in coming up with a solution.
Taking a world tour of the famous world architectures, children will learn to about the 3-dimensional structure, design, and meanings. Modeling after the great architects and summoning their creativity, they will experiment with a variety of materials to build structures of their choice.   They also learn to solve problems in the creative processes during which they apply their knowledge to generate different solutions through team work and communication.  Their aesthetic horizon would be expanded by the field-trip to Exploratorium, the science and art museum in San Francisco.  “At Pier 15 on the downtown San Francisco waterfront, the Exploratorium is debuting scores of new art projects both inside and outside the building. Expansive outdoor space, state-of-the-art facilities, and wide-ranging themes of investigation allow for even greater possibilities for artistic exploration”, quoting the museum’s introduction.

Little Da Vinci Cracking the Art Code (7/27-7/31)

How to translate visual skills into pieces of Art? This camp is about strengthening perceptual skills and using lines, colors, shades, forms, textures and space to express the perception of scenes, objects and people.
Children are presented with drawings of different artists. They get to experience how real life visual experience can be transformed into a piece of drawings. The skills of sketching with pencil, using shadows, placing of objects and applying paint in art. The several art pieces that they created are also presented in our premier gallery at the end of the week so that children get to appreciate and own their accomplishments.
The curriculum is also enriched by a field trip to San Jose Art Museum.  In addition to appreciation of museum exhibits, they will participate in a camp related workshop led by the museum artist.

G2-4 Camps

Cartooning & Manga (6/15-6/19)

Any child who can make a stick figure can learn to create funny cartoons—whether he/she is a beginner or a sophisticated learner, this camp would be an entertaining and enriching art experience. The cartoonists will be given lots of hands-on opportunities to turn their creative ideas into delightfully drawn reality. A variety of styles, including Manga, will be introduced to the campers to demonstrate the forte of different cartooning artists.  But the budding artists are encouraged to boldly develop his/her style and build confidence in the course of learning guided by the instructor.

The Painting Lab (6/29-7/2)

Pastel, acrylic, water color, tempera;
Use brushes, stamps, foams, and even fingers!
Paint on paper, canvas, rocks, beads, and more…
Students are given options to focus on projects of a variety of themes and different challenge levels.  This is a non-sequential, repeatable curriculum for youth who are interested in attending both sessions.

Traveling the World with Genius Architect (7/6-7/10)

Children’s mind do not have predispositions as adults’. They are therefore able to look at a problem from a new perspective and are more creative in coming up with a solution.
Taking a world tour of the famous world architectures, children will learn to about the 3-dimensional structure, design, and meanings. Modeling after the great architects and summoning their creativity, they will experiment with a variety of materials to build structures of their choice.   They also learn to solve problems in the creative processes during which they apply their knowledge to generate different solutions through team work and communication.  Their aesthetic horizon would be expanded by the field-trip to Exploratorium, the science and art museum in San Francisco.  “At Pier 15 on the downtown San Francisco waterfront, the Exploratorium is debuting scores of new art projects both inside and outside the building. Expansive outdoor space, state-of-the-art facilities, and wide-ranging themes of investigation allow for even greater possibilities for artistic exploration”, quoting the museum’s introduction.

Little Da Vinci Cracking the Art Code (7/27-7/31)

How to translate visual skills into pieces of Art? This camp is about strengthening perceptual skills and using lines, colors, shades, forms, textures and space to express the perception of scenes, objects and people.
Children are presented with drawings of different artists. They get to experience how real life visual experience can be transformed into a piece of drawings. The skills of sketching with pencil, using shadows, placing of objects and applying paint in art. The several art pieces that they created are also presented in our premier gallery at the end of the week so that children get to appreciate and own their accomplishments.
The curriculum is also enriched by a field trip to San Jose Art Museum.  In addition to appreciation of museum exhibits, they will participate in a camp related workshop led by the museum artist.