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* Passport to Down Under: New Zealand Camp, July 18-22 (Ages 6-8)

Book Arts & Mask Making

$200
Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

A New Zealand Travelogue (8:30am)
Create your own watercolor travel journal! Explore and observe the landscape, the plants and the animals unique to New Zealand. Work with artist Meg Erke to create pencil and ink drawings colored with watercolor. Then bind them together into a book about your New Zealand adventures. 

Expressive Masks with Māori Symbols (10:30am)
Masks were carved from one piece of light softwood by Māori to honour their ancestors. The lines on the mask often mirrored the Māori facial tattoos of fierce warriors. Work with artist Laurie Witzkowski to create a papier-mache mask inspired by the carved masks of the Māori.

Full Course

Clay & Mixed Media

$200
Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Containers & Tiles (8:30am)
In 1987 Nga Kaihunga Uku, a Māori potters' collective, established clay work as a new and important Māori art form. Join artist Lisa Himmelstrup to learn a variety of clay techniques, creating clay containers and tiles enscribed with Māori inspired symbols using colored underglazes and carving tools. Note: Because clay needs to dry before being fired, it will be ready for pick up in August at ArtStart.

From Gourd Art to Tattoos (10:30am)
Gourd plants were brought from Polynesia by the ancestors of the Māori. Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to create a gourd incised with Māori symbols. Then use your gourd as an "ipu container" to hold the pigment for tattooing. Finally, design and create a temporary tattoo inspired by Māori symbols to wear as body decoration.

Full Course

Mask Making & Carving

$200
Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Expressive Masks with Māori Symbols (8:30am)
Masks were carved from one piece of light softwood by Māori to honour their ancestors. The lines on the mask often mirrored the Māori facial tattoos of fierce warriors. Work with artist Laurie Witzkowski to create a papier-mache mask inspired by the carved masks of the Māori.

Inspired by Māori Carvers (10:30am)
The Māori, or First People of New Zealand, are noted for their carvings using wood, greenstone, and bone. Māori carvings are rich in symbolism and are often inspired by the natural environment. Work with artist Julie Boada to learn the art of carving inspired by those of the Māori carvers.

Full Course

Architecture & Construction Arts

$200
Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

A Home Fit For A Hobbit (12:30pm)
There is nothing like viewing a classic story like Tolkien’s epic tale The Lord of the Rings at the movies to inspire imagination! Did you know the film was created In New Zealand? Work with artist Julie Boada to create a Hobbit home nestled in the green hills of the shire. 

Volcano! (2:15pm)
New Zealand has been the site of many large explosive eruptions during the last two million years, including several of super volcano size! Work with artist Laurie Witzkowski to learn about New Zealand’s geysers, hot springs and Taupo volcanic region. Then create your own volcano. Finally, using a special solution poured into the crater, set off a volcanic eruption outdoors on the last day of class.

Full Course
Architecture & Dance
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Architecture & Dance

$200
Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

A Home Fit For A Hobbit (12:30pm)
There is nothing like viewing a classic story like Tolkien’s epic tale The Lord of the Rings at the movies to inspire imagination! Did you know the film was created In New Zealand? Work with artist Julie Boada to create a Hobbit home nestled in the green hills of the shire. 

Hobbit Dances & Folk Dance (2:15pm)
Hobbit celebrations always included a dance or ten! Join dancer Christopher Yaeger to create your own Hobbit dance. Then learn folk dances like English country dance, Morris dancing, and more brought to New Zealand by European settlers. Perform on the last day of class.

Dance & Construction Arts

$200
Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Hobbit Dances & Folk Dance (12:30pm)
Hobbit celebrations always included a dance or ten! Join dancer Christopher Yaeger to create your own Hobbit dance. Then learn folk dances like English country dance, Morris dancing, and more brought to New Zealand by European settlers. Perform on the last day of class.

Volcano! (2:15pm)
New Zealand has been the site of many large explosive eruptions during the last two million years, including several of super volcano size! Work with artist Laurie Witzkowski to learn about New Zealand’s geysers, hot springs and Taupo volcanic region. Then create your own volcano. Finally, using a special solution poured into the crater, set off a volcanic eruption outdoors on the last day of class.

Full Course
Drawing and Painting & Felting
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Drawing and Painting & Felting

$200
Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The Kiwi, Tuatara, & Amazing Kauri Trees (12:30pm)
Before humans settled in New Zealand, it would have been an extremely noisy place! Large tracts of lush native bush supported an incredible variety of flora and fauna, especially bird life. Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to draw and paint the wildlife of New Zealand.

I Felt Creative! (2:15pm)
Both the Scottish and English settlers introduced Romney sheep to New Zealand, a breed of sheep that currently makes up 65% of all herds in New Zealand. Work with artist Anne Sawyer to learn the art of felting with wool roving as you create a variety of colorful, felted art works. 

Felting & Architecture (All Ages)
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Felting & Architecture (All Ages)

$200
Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This session is for all age groups: 6-12.

I Felt Creative! (12:30pm)
Both the Scottish and English settlers introduced Romney sheep to New Zealand, a breed of sheep that currently makes up 65% of all herds in New Zealand. Work with artist Gustavo Boada to learn the art of felting with wool roving as you create a variety of colorful, felted art works. 

A Home Fit For A Hobbit (2:15pm)
There is nothing like viewing a classic story like Tolkien’s epic tale The Lord of the Rings at the movies to inspire imagination! Did you know the film was created In New Zealand? Work with artist Gustavo Boada to create a Hobbit home nestled in the green hills of the shire. 





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