Derek Gores

CREATE YOUR WORLD Summer Art Camp, produced by Derek Gores Gallery, fosters your young artist to be creative and inspired by fresh challenges, new tools, and exciting art media. Our experienced art instructors share their techniques and materials with each camper while teaching these young artists to always be encouraged by and to add in their own personalities and ideas. Expect an exciting mix of paint, 3D, kinetic art, collage, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, and beyond. In addition, each day has plenty of time for movement, outdoor activity, and creativity.

AND: Each week, camp producer and local artist Derek Gores will visit the kids to talk about creativity, favorite colors, second favorite colors, adventure drawing, why cats rule, how to write your name on a 6-sided piece of paper, and much more. 

PLUS: Each week we invite a local artist to visit the camp and teach the young maestros a thing or three. Past visitors include Jamie Meagher, Danielle Henn, Steve Monroe, Evelina Petrenko, Andrea Castaneda, Joan Taddie, Sarah Peck, Noah Cook, Marty Mercado, Connor Bea, and more. Expect even more this year!

WHY ART CAMP? Art benefits everyone! Instructors teach skills, but it is our aim to nurture the adventurous creative spirit that kids naturally possess. Projects are designed to prompt original, creative thinking, so results will be wholly unique. The confidence, outside-the-box thinking, and joy will serve your child in any future pursuits. We have FUN and teach serious CREATIVE SKILLS while we’re at it. 

STEPS TO REGISTER:

  1. Click on the link below to view each of our SEVEN weeks of art camp. 
    • The “Read More” button will tell you about the Themes and Activities planned. 
    • We have Full-Day as well Half-Day options available.*
      • Full-Day 9am – 4pm
      • Mornings 9am – 12pm 
      • Afternoons 1pm – 4pm
      • *PreK & K 9am – 12pm ONLY
  2. Select the Week and then the Full or Half-Day option to proceed. 
  3. Click on the Class Start Time in Green and continue to sign in. 
    • Once you submit, it will save to your calendar and keep you updated as needed.
    • We will also be sending more emails as more information gets confirmed. 
  4. Follow the prompts for completing registration for EACH CAMPER.
  5. Don’t Forget!!! Please fill out and submit the Google Form “2024 Camper Registration Information and Permission Releasefor EACH of your Campers. 
    • Campers will not be allowed to attend camp without having their registration complete. The registration consists of purchasing the week and time slot for each camper and completing this form. 

Week 1: Art on Vacation! June 4th – 7th How would a shark decorate his home? Could a paper sculpture float? Can water take your art to new places? Get ready to dive deep into your creativity at Create Your World, with art inspired by our river, our ocean, and our coastal life! This week, we’re exploring the vast and beautiful world of water through the lens of art.

From the shimmering surface of the water to the mysterious depths below, we’ll use the ocean as our inspiration to create unique pieces of art in a variety of mediums. We’ll paint seascapes, sculpt sea creatures, and even create our own underwater scenes using mixed media techniques. Our campers will have the opportunity to learn about marine life and the importance of ocean conservation while expressing their own creativity. 

 

Week 2: Space & Beyond! June 11th – 14th If you were a robot, what would your art look like? What is the world’s weirdest idea? How will your art shape the future? Attention Humanoid. Your presence is requested at Create Your World Summer Camp to learn the future of art! This week, we’re imagining a world where robots and humans coexist and using it as inspiration to create unique pieces of art. From drawing futuristic cities to painting robot portraits, we’ll use the endless potential of the future as our canvas to create stunning works of art in a variety of mediums. Our campers will discuss inventions, the world, and possibilities of the future, while expressing their own creativity. 

Week 3: Art Around the World! June 18th – 21st Grab your passport and pack your bags! Get ready to discover the unique stories and landmarks around the world through the lens of art at Create Your World! This week, we’re exploring the history and culture of our local area and using it as inspiration to create. From sketching iconic landmarks to painting the people and places, we’ll use our surroundings as our canvas to create stunning works of art in a variety of mediums. We’ll be celebrating the beauty and diversity with the limitless potential of art. 

Week 4: Art Safari! June 25th – 28th Have you ever made a playground for ants? Can art last only a brief moment? How will patterns and processes found in nature take your art to wild new places? Explore natural wonders and learn to be attuned to the world in pursuit of your art. Get ready to explore the beauty of nature through the lens of art as create unique pieces of art using natural inspiration. We’ll draw, paint, work in 3D, as we experiment with natural materials like stones, leaves, and branches. We’ll even create our own eco-friendly art supplies using sustainable materials. Our campers will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of nature conservation while expressing their own creativity.

Week 5: Art at the Movies! July 9th – 12th Lights, Camera, Art! Create Your World Summer Art Camp is headed to the cinema as Art hits the big screen for the blockbuster of the summer! Take inspiration from your favorite movies, shows, and more to create a cinematic universe of your own! Will yours be a comedy? Action? Adventure? Scary? The possibilities are endless as we take artistic cues from movies and theaters! 

Week 6: Game On! July 16th – 19th Which video game character would make the most interesting artist? Can art be something you play with another person? How will your art bring games to life? Get ready to level up your creativity at Create Your World! This summer, we’re bringing together the worlds of art and gaming to explore the endless possibilities of both. From classic board games to cutting-edge video games, we’ll use games as our inspiration to create unique pieces of art in a variety of mediums. We’ll design our own game boards, create characters, and even build our own interactive puzzles using technology and traditional art techniques.

Week 7: Art Theme Park! July 23rd – 26th Step Right Up and experience art like never before! Inspired by the sights, sounds, and thrills of the theme park. At Art Theme Park, there is no height requirement to create something amazing! What will your ride car look like? How tall is the big top tent?

iscuss inventions, the world, and possibilities of the future, while expressing their own creativity. 

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