Wowza, what a fun start to Summer. We have created, planted, played, collaborated and learned. Arts & Minds Camps are a blast!
Off all the Camps I have planned for this Summer
I am most excited for ALL ABOUT ART WEEK June 26th – June 30th.
All About Art is exciting because of 3 reasons
Making a Mess: Sensory Play is necessary for kids and adults of ALL AGES. And messy art will do it!
Making our Mark: We have the great opportunity to contribute to the Community Garden at the Denver Green School. We've already planted some lettuce and herbs, let's watch them grow, and make some edible Art.
Art Show: We'll have an Art Show for Families at all THREE locations on Friday June 30th. Stay tuned if your kiddo attends with details.
We're teaching our children at Camp, its about the process not product. We (children and adults) are SO proud of ourselves when we create something new. We want our littles to enjoy how it feels to create regardless of what the outcome is. My Counselors and I's goal is to support our littles through their own discovery and creation. At Arts & Minds, Art is explored through encouragement and reflection.
You may here your kiddo say, “My counselor told me she loves my color choice.” Rather than, “I drew a perfect yellow Sun.” If your kiddo wants to color the Sun Lime Green, that's just fine with us!
One of my family's favorite books is The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Dewalt. In this book, “Black (crayon) wants to be used for more than just outlining!” We love the revolt again conformity and how this book celebrates creative expression. My kids don't necessarily say this, but they get the gist.
Children are intuitively creative, they have nothing but imagination. It is the MOST fun exploring this with them, because they really do come up with the coolest stuff. Bring it on little artists!
I can't wait to show y'all what we come up with....