Summertime in the city means many things to many people. At Herron it takes on special meaning as a time and place where youth of all ages come to discover their unique creativity in the cultural center of Indianapolis.
Campers come to have fun investigating ideas and building skills while making art in a safe and enriching university environment. Herron’s curriculum encourages innovative problem solving, experimentation, collaboration, and the joy of self-expression.
Camps fill quickly so register now for Summer 2014
During the summer of 2014 campers will explore Creative Place-making; the many ways that artists’ creativity contributes to building vibrant communities – from imagining the perfect place to live, to transforming a place into one where people want to dwell, gather and celebrate its uniqueness.
Camps are designed to allow for youth to attend multiple sessions and fill their summer with enriching activities. They can enjoy the familiarity of a weekly schedule of studio and outdoor programming while making new friends, completing new projects, and learning about new ideas and innovations in art.
Camps are held at Eskenazi Hall on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Each camp runs Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Extended care is available until 5:30 pm for elementary and middle age campers at an additional weekly fee. Each week camp will culminate in a Friday Art Exhibit from 4:00 p.m.- 4:30 pm. Family and friends are encouraged to attend!
Week One: June 16-20
Creative Place-making; the Art of Utopia
Fantasy Worlds Come Alive
What would a perfect world look like? Who would inhabit it? What color is the air? Campers will learn about other artists’ ideas of a perfect world, then they will plan and render their own versions of utopia.
Week Two: June 23-27
Creative Place-making; the Art of Environment
Air, Water, Land and See
Landscape, bodies of water, and climate are key elements in our living environment as well as sources of inspiration for artists. Campers will learn about these artists then use the elements of nature to create art that relates to the sites and sounds of Central Indiana.
NO CAMPS JUNE 30-JULY 4
Week Three: July 7-11
Creative Place-making; the Art of Dwelling
You Live in What?
Notions of home go straight to the heart and are often expressions of who we are and what we believe in most. This camp will explore how artists have used the idea of dwelling to make art and to advance architectural innovation. Campers will be Place-making a home of their wildest dreams!
Week Four: July 14-18
Creative Place-making; the Art of Main Street
Creativity in the Circle City
Indianapolis’ city center serves as a backdrop for the many ways art and artists make a place unique, interesting and culturally engaging. Lessons and activities will give campers the opportunity to create skyscrapers, monuments and public art in fun and inventive ways.
Week Five: July 21-25
Creative Place-making; the Art of Re-invention
From Ghost Towns to Go-towns
Re-invention and repurposing are key elements in many artists’ work and in the reclamation of unwanted or unused spaces into places people want to be. Campers will re-imagine a ghost town and re-create it into their own “Go-town!”
TAC1: Teen (8-10 grade)
Tuition: $300 per youth for each week-long camp session.
Multiple Camper Discount: Tuition $275 per youth for multiple campers from the same household.
Extended Care Fee: $50 per week per camper. Available to elementary and middle school age campers.
Youth Art Camp sessions are taught by certified art teachers who are Herron alumni or award-winning junior and senior students with art education experience. Accomplished professional artists will also provide presentations and work directly with campers on projects!
Camps are divided by grade level with projects designed for elementary, middle or 10th grade interests and abilities. Each group will have a maximum of 20 campers with a a minimum of two instructors, including a certified art teacher. A "floater" and a junior counselor also assist camp groups. Approximately 40 participants attend each week of camp.
Camp takes place at Herron School of Art and Design's Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St., on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Campers will also visit the adjacent Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick, White River State Park and Central Canal.
Daily lessons focus on teaching imaginative thinking and visual processes as well as creative problem solving. Lessons are introduced with a presentation about particular artists, art movements or specific techniques followed by a studio art period and time to share and revise work.
Breaks for recreation and a morning and afternoon snack provided by Herron are part of each day of camp.
Youth Art Camp's newsletter, Youth Art Camp Happenings, is handed out daily to parents/families and tells about our art activities and lists any announcement. Families will also receive a packet of information that includes after-camp art activities and topics for conversation.
Each day teachers recognize “Superstar Artists” for their individual creativity and/or contributions to collaborative projects.
Each week Herron recognizes the accomplishments of all campers with a Friday Art Exhibit from 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 pm for families, friends and teachers.
Youth Art Camp has a thorough check-in and check-out system where photo identification is required. Parents and guardians will be required to complete a Drop-off/Pick-up Release Form in advance of the first day of camp should they wish other family members to transport their camper.
Extended Care Option
At the request of families, Youth Art Camp has an afternoon Extended Care option for elementary and middle campers. The deadline for pick-up is 5:45 p.m.
Tuition Scholarships and Discounts
Enroll multiple campers from the same household and receive a discount of $25 per camper.
Families facing financial challenges and/or youth recommended by teachers and local social services agencies may apply for scholarships. Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so early application submission is strongly recommended. Notifications will begin in early May.
Campers are expected to treat equipment with care and to return items, such as electronics, after use. If equipment is not returned or is misused and therefore damaged, parents/guardians may be held accountable for repair/replacement of the equipment
Please contact Community Learning Programs, at (317) 278-9404 or email email@example.com.
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