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* Passport to Down Under: Australia Camp, July 11-15 (Ages 9-12)

Mixed Media & Drawing and Painting

$200
Calendar Jul 11, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Rock Art Inspired by the First People (8:30am)
The rock art of Australia is the oldest surviving human art form. Found in caves and rock shelters, the paintings tell stories of the First People’s experiences of Australia. Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to learn about these paintings and create your own personal story painted on rock. 

The Dreamtime (10:30am)
Explore the Dreamtime and the drawings of the First People that reflect their deep connection to the Earth and all living things. Learn about the koala, the kangaroo, and eucalyptus tree to name a few. Work with artist Karen Anderson to create your own Dreamtime painting. 

Full Course

Music & Drawing and Painting

$200
Calendar Jul 11, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

The Didgeridoo and more (8:30am)
Join musician and instrument maker Douglas Ewart to make your own didgeridoo, an instrument used by the indigenous people of Australia for nearly 40,000 years! Then learn a special breathing technique and play your didgeridoo and perform with Douglas on the last day of class.

The Dreamtime (10:30am)
Explore the Dreamtime and the drawings of the First People that reflect their deep connection to the Earth and all living things. Learn about the koala, the kangaroo, and eucalyptus tree to name a few. Work with artist Karen Anderson to create your own Dreamtime painting. 

Full Course
Music & Journal
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Music & Journal

$200
Calendar Jul 11, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

The Didgeridoo and more (8:30am)
Join musician and instrument maker Douglas Ewart to make your own didgeridoo, an instrument used by the indigenous people of Australia for nearly 40,000 years! Then learn a special breathing technique and play your didgeridoo and perform with Douglas on the last day of class.

The Art and Science of Plants (10:30am)
First People all over the world have used plants to heal for millennia. Join artist Laurie Witzkowski to learn about plants native to Australia. Look at the art work of Australian Bush artist, Rosemary Petyarre. Then create your own journal drawings of medicinal plants found in your backyard. Learn how to press flowers, brew Solar tea, and make salves and syrups from plants.

Music & Puppetry

$200
Calendar Jul 11, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

The Didgeridoo and more (8:30am)
Join musician and instrument maker Douglas Ewart to make your own didgeridoo, an instrument used by the indigenous people of Australia for nearly 40,000 years! Then learn a special breathing technique and play your didgeridoo and perform with Douglas on the last day of class.

Tiddalik the Frog, Retold (10:30am)
There are many wonderful Dreamtime stories like Tiddalik the Frog. Tiddalik is a small mischievous and very thirsty frog who appears in one of Australia's best known origin stories. Join artists Julie and Gustavo Boada to create your own puppets based on the characters in this story. Rehearse and perform on Friday.

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Found Objects & Masks

$200
Calendar Jul 11, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Art From Nature (12:30pm)
Koori women, an Aboriginal group living on the coast of New South Wales, are known for their beautiful art created from shells gathered on the beaches of Australia. Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to design and create art from natural materials like pebbles, shells and sea glass.

Life in the Gowanda Rainforest (2:15pm)
Join artist Gustavo Boada to learn about animal life in the Gowanda rainforest of Queensland and New South Wales. Design and create a papier-mache mask of your favorite animal that inhabits this lush area from koalas to wallabies to even Tasmanian devils. 

Full Course

Mixed Media & Architecture

$200
Calendar Jul 11, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Diving Into the Great Barrier Reef (12:30pm)
Work with artist Anne Sawyer to create a macro version of the Great Barrier Reef. Learn about the ocean life that inhabits it. Then design and create sculptures of your favorite Great Barrier reef creatures from upcycled materials. Finally, work as a team to turn the learning space into an artful Great Barrier Reef for all to explore.

The City of the Future Underwater (2:15pm)
Imagine you are a young architect who has been hired to design an underwater ocean city! Using both critical and creative thinking skills, you build a scale model of your ideas working with artist Laurie Witzkowski. Then you present your model to the committee that hired you! 

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Mixed Media & Toy Theater

$200
Calendar Jul 11, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Diving Into the Great Barrier Reef (12:30pm)
Work with artist Anne Sawyer to create a macro version of the Great Barrier Reef. Learn about the ocean life that inhabits it. Then design and create sculptures of your favorite Great Barrier reef creatures from upcycled materials. Finally, work as a team to turn the learning space into an artful Great Barrier Reef for all to explore.

Great Barrier Reef Stories (2:15pm)
Magnificent and unique sea creatures like the Dugong, giant Manta Ray, and Humpback Whale inhabit Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Dive into the art of the Reef with artist Julie Boada. Create a toy theater and your favorite Reef creatures to tell all about your Great Barrier Reef adventure.

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