3 Week-Long Sessions:
Mornings 10:00AM-12:30PM, Afternoons 1:30PM-4:00PM
Half Day: $150 per week, Whole Day: $240 per week
$25 discount for KWAHS or TSKW members, or for more than 1 week
Calling all kids! The Studios of Key West and Key West Art and Historical Society have partnered to create a summer camp that pairs the best of Key West’s artistic community with a program exploring the island’s history. Students will have the opportunity to observe historical artifacts in the Fort East Martello collection, participate in guided tours of galleries, meet local artists and create lasting pieces of art inspired by the unique surroundings. Each week will focus on different topics and will feature new projects, including printmaking, painting, sculpture and more! Over the course of the camp, students will be introduced to the works of notable Key West artists such as Mario Sanchez, Stanley Papio and Jack Baron.
Kids ages 7-13 have the opportunity to spend 1, 2 or 3 weeks of their summer exploring Fort East Martello, learning the colorful history of this one-of-a-kind island, and creating distinctive works of art.
Students will be introduced to several types of printmaking including monotypes and stamping (with their own hand made stamps). Each student will have the opportunity to create several designs with their stamps and plates.
Found Object Sculpture
Students will be given a guided tour of the Stanley Papio gallery, where they will be able to see and touch his unique (and larger than life!) found-art sculptures of characters and creatures. They will then have the opportunity to use up-cycled materials and create their own funky friend.
Using a distinct palette of Key West colors and drawing from a Caribbean tradition, students will create their own sculpted heads and masks. This is a two day project in which students will have the opportunity to finish their masks with all kinds of décor, giving each its own unique personality.
Cuban-inspired Painting/Woven Paper
Perhaps the most well-known artist associated with Key West is Cuban-American artist Mario Sanchez. Students will tour the Sanchez gallery, learning about his work and his life. They will then have the opportunity to recreate his famous “Fish in Basket” piece by weaving paper and filling their basket with painted fish.
In one of our most fun and physical projects, students will have the chance to make photo prints—of themselves. Each student will be given light sensitive paper and/or cloth. Lying still on the cloth will create a silhouette in a matter of minutes. Students can also explore what happens when different objects are placed and exposed.
To register, please download and complete the ArtCamp 2013 Registration Form and fax to 305-295-6649. For more information or to register by phone or e-mail, contact KWAHS’ Lynn Dalton at 305-295-6616, ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment options include: check, money order or credit card.