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ART CLASSES - Ages 6 to 10

VITA ART CENTERS art classes provide high-quality enrichment experiences in the visual arts for children & teens. Classes are taught by professional artists and instructors who design fun, challenging and educational projects taught in a hands-on studio environment. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per class. Scholarships available, call Mary Perez at 805-644-9214 for more information.

For Scholarship Application click here

Please print and fill out a Student Emergency Form prior to the first class. Click here for form

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SUMMER 2017 REGISTRATION OPEN, scroll down for a full schedule

scroll down for a full view of art classes including:

HOME SCHOOL, ART ACADEMY, AFTER SCHOOL, FAMILY TIME, PAJAMA ART PARTIES, and SPECIAL EVENTS

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COMMUNITY ART DAY
$5. Sundays
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: First Sunday of every month, (see dates below)
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Class Code: CMART
Ages 6-10
 

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All ages are welcome to come and join the fun! The first Sunday of every month Vita Art Center will be hosting community art classes with a new project each month. You bring your creativity and we provide the rest. Ages 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017

Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday, Jun. 4, 2017

 
Fees: $5. per person pre-register or pay at the door
 
To register for this class click here

DRAWING
Learn to draw or improve your skills
 
Instructor: Colin Fraser Gray
Dates: Tuesdays, see dates below
Time: 4:00 - 5:30
Class Code: DRWWS
Ages 6-10
 

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Students engage in drawing projects that encourage creative expression, concept development, and advancement of basic drawing skills. Students draw 3D objects and increase their knowledge of the effects of light on form, volume and line.

•REGISTRATION NOTE: Please put the session you will be signing up for in the comments field on the registration page.

SPRING SESSIONS:

Spring 1: Apr. 11 - May 2., 2017

Spring 2: May 9 - May 30, 2017

 
Fees: $65.
 
To register for this class click here

ART STUDIO at Vita
FALL & WINTER SESSIONS
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: Mondays, Sept. 12 - Oct.3, (ongoing, see dates listed below)
Time: 4:00 - 5:30
Class Code: ASMONFL
Ages 6-10
 

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Explore the fundamental concepts, skills and techniques of creating art. This specialized art program gives young artists the opportunity to explore their creativity under the direction of our instructors in a fun and engaging, hands on studio environment. Students will learn skills and techniques in multiple mediums while creating amazing works of art. Each week the class will focus on a different artist, country or medium. Each student will then create their own artwork using techniques and inspiration from that weeks focus.

•REGISTRATION NOTE: Please put the session you will be signing up for in the comments field of the registration page.

SPRING SESSIONS:

Spring 1: Mar 20 - Apr 17, 2017 (no class 4/3)

Spring 2: Apr 24 - May 15

 
Fees: $65.ºº per session (4 classes)
 
To register for this class click here

ART EXPLORATION
Ages 4 - 6
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: Tuesdays, September 15 thru May 25
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Class Code: TDLR1
Ages 6-10
 

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AGES 4 - 6. Classes are engaging, fun and foster creativity. Students create their own masterpieces while learning new art skills.

•REGISTRATION NOTE: Please put the session you will be signing up for in the comments field on the registration page.

FALL & WINTER:

Session 3: Nov. 22 - Dec. 13, 2016

Winter 1: Jan. 10 - Jan. 31, 2017

Winter 2: Feb. 7 - Feb. 28, 2017

Winter 3: Mar. 7 - Mar. 28, 2017

Spring 1: Apr. 11 - May 2., 2017

Spring 2: May 9 - May 30, 2017

 
Fees: $50.ºº per session (4 classes)
 
To register for this class click here

CERAMICS
FALL & WINTER SESSIONS
 
Instructor: Sonya Burke
Dates: Wednesdays, on going see dates below
Time: 4:00 - 5:30
Class Code: ASWEDFL
Ages 6-10
 

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Pinch, Roll, Squeeze... Students will find the magic hidden in clay as they transform it. The class will learn new skills in ceramics and exercise their imagination as they explore sculptural and functional ceramics.

•REGISTRATION NOTE: Please put the session you will be signing up for in the comments field of the registration page.

SPRING SESSIONS:

Spring 1: Apr 12 - May 3, 2017

Spring 2: May 10 - May 31, 2017

 
Fees: $65.ºº per session (4 classes)
 
To register for this class click here

SATURDAY ART ACADEMY
Ages 8 & Up
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: SATURDAYS, On going thru June 17
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Class Code: SATAA16
Ages 6-10
 

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Ages 8 & Up. Vita Art Center's Art Academy is a hands on creative studio environment that teaches the fundamentals of art and the development of each student's artistic skills, expression, style and visual vocabulary. The year long program will help students develop core skills and a strong foundation to build their artistic talents on. Each section is taught by outstanding local artists/instructors each teaching in their area of expertise. Spaces are limited and fill on a first come first serve basis. Questions regarding this program can be directed to Mary Perez at 805- 644-9214

Throughout the year students will be offered the following classes, each section will last from 4 to 5 weeks:

* Art History

* Drawing and Composition

* Ceramics

* Drawing with Color

* Portrait and figure drawing

* Painting with color theory

* Sculpture

* Painting with concept development

No Class: December 24, December 31, and April 8

 
Fees: $65.00 per month. Autopay $62.per month
 
To register for this class click here

Home School Art Studio
FALL & WINTER SESSIONS
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: Mondays (ongoing, see dates listed below)
Time: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Class Code: HSMON16
Ages 6-10
 

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Explore the fundamental concepts, skills and techniques of creating art. This specialized art program gives young artists the opportunity to explore their creativity under the direction of our instructors in a fun and engaging, hands on studio environment. Students will learn skills and techniques in multiple mediums while creating amazing works of art. Each week the class will focus on a different artist, country or medium. Each student will then create their own artwork using techniques and inspiration from that weeks focus.

•REGISTRATION NOTE: Please put the session you will be signing up for in the comments field of the registration page.

FALL & WINTER:

Session 3: Nov. 14 - Dec. 5, 2016

Winter 1: Jan. 9 - Feb 6, 2017 (no class 1/16)

Winter 2: Feb. 13 - Mar. 13, 2017 ( no class 2/20)

Spring 1: Mar 20 - Apr 17, 2017 (no class 4/3)

Spring 2: Apr 24 - May 15

 
Fees: $65.ºº per session (4 classes)
 
To register for this class click here

Home School Ceramics
FALL & WINTER SESSIONS
 
Instructor: Sonya Burke
Dates: Wednesdays, On going see schedule below
Time: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Class Code: HSWED1
Ages 6-10
 

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Pinch, Roll, Squeeze... Students will find the magic hidden in clay as they transform it. The class will learn new skills in ceramics and exercise their imagination as they explore sculptural and functional ceramics. 4 sessions.

•REGISTRATION NOTE: Please put the session you will be signing up for in the comments field of the registration page.

FALL & WINTER:

Session 3: Nov. 16 - Dec. 14, 2016, (no class Nov. 23)

Winter 1: Jan 11 - Feb 1, 2017

Winter 2: Feb. 8 - Mar 1, 2017

Winter 3: Mar 8 - Mar 29, 2017

Spring 1: Apr 12 - May 3, 2017

Spring 2: May 10 - May 31, 2017

 
Fees: $65.ºº per session (4 classes)
 
To register for this class click here

Home School Art Academy
WAITING LIST ONLY - Ages 8 & Up
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: Thursdays thru May 25
Time: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Class Code: HSTHU1
Ages 6-10
 

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Vita Art Center's Art Academy is a hands on creative studio environment that teaches the fundamentals of art and the development of each student's artistic skills, expression, style and visual vocabulary. The year long program will help students develop core skills and a strong foundation to build their artistic talents on. Each section is taught by outstanding local artists/instructors each teaching in their area of expertise. Spaces are limited and fill on a first come first serve basis. Questions regarding this program can be directed to Mary Perez at 805- 644-9214

Throughout the year students will be offered the following classes, each section will last from 4 to 5 weeks:

Fees: $65 per 4 classes, ($16.25 per class plus a one time $25. materials fee)

* Art History

* Drawing and Composition

* Ceramics

* Drawing with Color

* Portrait and figure drawing

* Painting with color theory

* Sculpture

* Painting with concept development

No Class: Nov. 24, Dec. 22, Dec. 29, and April 6,

 
Fees: CLASS FULL - Waiting list only
 
To register for this class click here

Home School Art Academy
AGES 8 & UP
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: Thursdays, Starting October 13
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Class Code: HSAATS
Ages 6-10
 

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AGES 8 & UP. Vita Art Center's Art Academy is a hands on creative studio environment that teaches the fundamentals of art and the development of each student's artistic skills, expression, style and visual vocabulary. The year long program will help students develop core skills and a strong foundation to build their artistic talents on. Each section is taught by outstanding local artists/instructors each teaching in their area of expertise. Spaces are limited and fill on a first come first serve basis. Questions regarding this program can be directed to Mary Perez at 805- 644-9214

Throughout the year students will be offered the following classes, each section will last from 4 to 5 weeks:

* Art History

* Drawing and Composition

* Ceramics

* Drawing with Color

* Portrait and figure drawing

* Painting with color theory

* Sculpture

* Painting with concept development

No Class:Dec. 20, Dec. 27 and April 4,

 
Fees: Fees: $496.25, ($16.25 per class plus a one time $25. materials fee)
 
To register for this class click here

SUMMER ART CAMP
summer week one, morning session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: June 19 thru June 23, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 9am - 12 p.m.
Class Code: S61AM
Ages 6-10
 

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Spend the week playing, learning and experimenting as you have a ton of fun experiencing the joy of making art. Projects will include a variety of techniques and materials including painting, sculpture, drawing and more. All experience levels are welcome and supported with individualized instruction.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

ART, YOGA, & MINDFULNESS
summer week one, afternoon session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez & Megan Bisbee
Dates: June 19 thru June 23, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: S61PM
Ages 6-10
 

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This is the perfect camp for kids that love to move and create! Each class will include time for yoga where we will play with poses, learn breathing exercises, and new ways to relax. After yoga the rest of the day will be spent creating art. Painting, drawing and sculpting will be explored throughout the week.

Megan Bisbee, BFA, CTY 200-hr, MFTt has been teaching art, yoga and mindfulness meditation for over ten years. She is also currently a practicing psychotherapist specializing in depth work. Her teaching is based on her own work around the power of self-knowing to ease stress, find self-acceptance, embrace joy, and live deeply.

Pack a snack and beverage. Kids will need to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes they can move comfortably in

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

NATURE OF ART
summer week two, morning session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: June 26 thru June 30, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 9am - 12 p.m.
Class Code: S62AM
Ages 6-10
 

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Young artists will observe the nature around them for a variety of creative projects. In the process, the course develops art techniques, skills and natural science awareness. The class will explore a variety of media.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

ART EXPLORERS
summer week two, afternoon session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: June 26 thru June 30, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: S62PM
Ages 6-10
 

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Art Explorers will spend the week exploring some of Ventura’s best art and nature spots. We will find inspiration to create our own art. The museum, local galleries, artist studios, the beach and botanic gardens are all on the list. We will all meet at Vita Art Center before taking off for our days adventure the second half of each class will be spent making and learning techniques in painting, drawing, sculpting, and more.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

DA VINCI'S WORKSHOP, ART & SCIENCE
summer week three, morning session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: July 3 thru July 7, Mon. - Fri., (NO CLASS JULY 4)
Time: 9am - 12 p.m.
Class Code: S63AM
Ages 6-10
 

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Leonardo Da Vinci was a master of both art and science. Kids will begin to understand the important discoveries that Da Vinci made through inspiring hands on activities such as making a catapult, sketching animals, painting, and much more.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $80.
 
To register for this class click here

FANTASTIC CREATIONS
summer week three, afternoon session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: July 3 thru July 7, Mon. - Fri., (NO CLASS JULY 4)
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: S63PM
Ages 6-10
 

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Young artists explore their imagination and creativity while learning to enhance their art skills. Projects include creating imaginary creatures, and drawing from mythology. A variety of techniques and materials will be used throughout the week including painting and drawing. The class is structured to encourage creative expression, concept development, and advancement of skills.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $80.00
 
To register for this class click here

CERAMICS
week four, morning session
 
Instructor: Sonya Burke
Dates: July 10 thru July 14, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 9am - 12 p.m.
Class Code: S64AM
Ages 6-10
 

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Find the magic hidden in clay as it transforms into art. The class will learn new skills in ceramics and exercise their imagination as they explore sculptural and functional ceramics. Participants should dress in clothes they don't mind getting messy. Please bring a snack and a drink.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

WORLD OF ART
summer week four, afternoon session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: July 10 thru July 14, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: S64PM
Ages 6-10
 

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Travel around the world with art as your guide. Young explorers will experience the art of the world's many different cultures. Painting, printmaking, and sculpture are covered in this tour of the many diverse cultures.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

MINIATURE HOMES
summer week five, morning session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: July 17 thru July 21, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 9am - 12 p.m.
Class Code: S65AM
Ages 6-10
 

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This is the week to build your dream home, tree house, fairy house, castle or whatever tickles your fancy, all in miniature. We will spend the week building our houses and everything to go inside it. Furniture, Wallpaper, flooring and more.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

SUMMER ART CAMP
summer week five, afternoon session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: July 17 thru July 21, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: S65PM
Ages 6-10
 

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Spend the week playing, learning and experimenting as you have a ton of fun experiencing the joy of making art. Projects will include a variety of techniques and materials including painting, sculpture, drawing and more. All experience levels are welcome and supported with individualized instruction.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

ANIMAL ART BONANZA
summer week six, morning session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: July 24 thru July 28, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 9am - 12 p.m.
Class Code: S66AM
Ages 6-10
 

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If your an animal lover, this is the class for you! All of the inspiration for this camp will be from the animal kingdom. Throughout this fun week we will be exploring different art forms such as painting, drawing, mixed media media, sculpting and more.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

ART, YOGA, & MINDFULNESS
summer week six, afternoon session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: July 24 thru July 28, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: S66PM
Ages 6-10
 

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This is the perfect camp for kids that love to move and create! Each class will include time for yoga where we will play with poses, learn breathing exercises, and new ways to relax. After yoga the rest of the day will be spent creating art. Painting, drawing and sculpting will be explored throughout the week.

Megan Bisbee, BFA, CTY 200-hr, MFTt has been teaching art, yoga and mindfulness meditation for over ten years. She is also currently a practicing psychotherapist specializing in depth work. Her teaching is based on her own work around the power of self-knowing to ease stress, find self-acceptance, embrace joy, and live deeply.

Pack a snack and beverage. Kids will need to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes they can move comfortably in

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

ART JOURNALS & CREATIVE DRAWING
summer week seven, morning session
 
Instructor: Colin Fraser Gray
Dates: July 31 thru August 4, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 9am - 12 p.m.
Class Code: S67AM
Ages 6-10
 

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Young artists create their own unique handmade journal they will fill with drawings. kids engage in fun drawing projects that encourage creative expression, concept development, and advancement of basic drawing skills. Students draw 3D objects and increase their knowledge of the effects of light on form, volume and line.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

ART & SCIENCE
summer week seven, afternoon session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: July 31 thru August 4, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: S67PM
Ages 6-10
 

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Question like a scientist and create like an artist. Projects throughout the week will combine the 2 worlds with hands on activities that include creative thinking and problem-solving. Experiments and art projects will make for a fun and engaging week. We will make some of our own art materials, use art to record what we observe, design, build and have a fun time doing it all.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

CERAMICS
summer week eight, morning session
 
Instructor: Sonya Burke
Dates: August 7 thru August 11, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 9am - 12 p.m.
Class Code: S68AM
Ages 6-10
 

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Find the magic hidden in clay as it transforms into art. The class will learn new skills in ceramics and exercise their imagination as they explore sculptural and functional ceramics.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

SUMMER ART CAMP
week eight, afternoon session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: summer August 7 thru August 11, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: S68PM
Ages 6-10
 

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Spend the week playing, learning and experimenting as you have a ton of fun experiencing the joy of making art. Projects will include a variety of techniques and materials including painting, sculpture, drawing and more. All experience levels are welcome and supported with individualized instruction.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

DA VINCI'S WORKSHOP, ART & SCIENCE
summer week nine, morning session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: August 14 thru August 18, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 9am - 12 p.m.
Class Code: S69AM
Ages 6-10
 

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Leonardo Da Vinci was a master of both art and science. Kids will begin to understand the important discoveries that Da Vinci made through inspiring hands on activities such as making a catapult, sketching animals, painting, and much more.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the afternoon session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here

PUPPETS & MASKS
summer week nine, afternoon session
 
Instructor: Mary Perez
Dates: August 14 thru August 18, Mon. - Fri.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Class Code: S69PM
Ages 6-10
 

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Puppets and masks are a fun way for young artists to express themselves. This engaging class explores different techniques and materials that can be used in puppet and mask creations. During the week we learn about character development, sculpting, making clothing, painting and more.

Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

FULL DAY OPTION:If you are looking for a full day camp, sign up for the morning session separately. A supervised lunch time is included for full days, kids need to pack a lunch, a snack and a beverage.

 
Fees: $100.
 
To register for this class click here