Derek Gores

Summer Camp FAQs!

Are the teachers real art teachers?

Absolutely. First off, our curriculum model is designed by Danielle Henn, MA in Art Education, who designed the Foosaner camps for many years. We have additional advice from Sara Russo, former Foosaner Curator of Education. With input and direction from our camp founder, Derek Gores, an internationally known artist, and champion of diverse artistic approaches. And finally brought to fruition by our Camp Admin and Manager, Sarah Peck, herself an accomplished painter, designer, and instructor.
We’ve assembled a dream team of teachers – Chad Hitchcock, Holly Vargas, Kodi Howard, Rachel Milbourne, Kasey Wisnom, and Heather Germano – with experience in the Brevard Public Schools, past Summer camps in the Eau Gallie Arts District, or in private instruction. Our assistants are among the brightest up and comers in the creative scene. We’re thrilled at the skills, materials, and experiences your child will be introduced to this summer.

Do the kids get outside time?

Yes indeed! The campus at Highland Avenue Fellowship has an enclosed courtyard allowing for lots of creative play outdoors. Kids get a break from the art classrooms, with space to play. Some of it structured, some of it much-needed free play. We will also walk off campus likely once each week, to check out a local park or mural attraction in the Eau Gallie Arts District. Parents sign a “Field Trip Release Form” during registration and are notified of any planned trips.

Can we just do one week?

Certainly. While camp is 7 weeks long (with a break for the 4th of July week), you select the weeks that work for you. We offer mornings, afternoons, or all-day options so you can choose the schedule that is best for you and your child.

Is art camp just for artists?

Art is good for EVERYONE. Art fosters expression, exploration, connection, curiosity, possibilities, and outside-the-box thinking – skills needed by any person and for any future profession. We offer a wide variety of art materials and projects, and our instructors honor the particular interests and passions of each student. While your child is exploring art, they’re really exploring themselves. AND it’s not all serious art time – we explore creativity through games and free play as well – with plenty of movement and collaboration.

Did you hear that CYW Art Camp will be hosting Guest Artists?

Yes! Each week will include visits from local artists who will share their work and possibly lead the campers in a project.
Week 1 includes visits from DEREK GORES in the morning and NOAH COOK in the afternoon.
Week 2 includes SARAH PECK in the morning and JAMIE MEAGHER in the afternoon.
Weeks 3 – 7: More Information to come!

What a summer we have ahead!

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