That Object Has Legs!

This week, we'll transform found materials into creatures that have their own personalities! Basing ourselves in the Bunraku and rod puppet traditions, we will develop and fabricate constructed figures that convey unique characters. These imagination-driven, movement-based works of art will be made using wide-ranging materials such as textiles, paper, found objects and wood. Our time together will alternate building and performing activities, using different technical applications and improvisation methods to bring our figures to life. Bring your interest in performance, your careful observation skills, and serious creative energy to make a unique character from nothing!**Early Drop-Off and Late Pick-Up are available to extend the day from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. $35/week for either morning or afternoon, $65/week for both.

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Monday through Friday, July 16-20 9:30am to 3:30pm, Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge
Summer Camp (Ages 11-14)
Serra Hirsch
First Lesson
Mon, Jul 16 2018

Camps for 11 to 14 Year Olds

With a growing independence and ability to handle more complex ideas, art processes, and real-world issues, campers are introduced directly to the creative practice of working artists. Campers embrace the studio experience as faculty artists give them the tools to lead their own discovery. Projects are often sustained throughout the week and campers and encouraged to explore on their own as well as in collaborative partnerships. We shift studio spaces regularly, often working outdoors.

Camps are led by a lead faculty artist and teaching assistant. A visiting artist comes in to offer a different outlook and media for 2 afternoons, Mondays and Wednesdays (unless noted).

What does the week look like?
9:30-12: Morning art session
12-1 Lunch and outdoor time
1-3:15: Afternoon art session
3:30: Regular pick-up

The week concludes with an art show, when campers get to share their experiences and creations with family and friends.