The program, which is geared toward children between the ages of 5 and 10, includes guidance on how to make art through pre-recorded, instructional videos The digital program replaces in-person camps, which were previously organized with Reston Association.
The online program mirrors what is offered at the in-person program and will run for six weeks between June 29 and August 7.
The art camp includes a weekly collection of pre-recorded video lessons with a professional arts educator. Each activity, which will be 15 minutes or less in order to limit screen time, will also include written instructions.
The camp also includes a camp-in-a-box kit with materials required for activities. A list of materials not included in the kit like scissors or makers will be available on GRACE’s website before the camp begins.
Each kit was prepared by PPE-wearing staff members using items ordered online. Kits can be picked up every Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at GRACE by appointment only.
Here’s more from GRACE on the different sessions offered:
My Mom Would Never Let Me Do That!
June 29-July 3 (Ages 5-7)
July 6-July 10 (Ages 8-10)
Explore the possibilities of art with our most popular camp, adapted for our new digital camp model. Using a variety of materials, this session combines scientific exploration and the creative process to create the messiest and silliest of art projects.
July 13-17 (Ages 6-10)
In this camp, kids investigate all things 3-D! From blankets to boxes, we cover the basics of building the best forts ever! Campers will spend their days creating new spaces to explore and will walk away with a basic understanding of engineering, and a personalized fort of their own!
Fibers & Friends!
July 20-July 24 (Ages 5-7)
July 27-July 31 (Ages 8-10)
Have you ever wondered how a spider builds its web, how a bird weaves a nest, how your friend made such an AWESOME key chain? Become a wonder-weaver as we explore all things fiber!
Art & Movement
August 3-August 7 (Ages 6-10)
Who says art-making has to be stationary? This camp session focuses on all the ways art can get you moving and features 2-D and 3-D projects, which will utilize movement and art-making in innovative ways.
Registration, which is $220, opened today (Monday). It will close one week before the start of each camp.
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