Helping 10-14 year olds connect and express through art.
Creativity. Expression. Connection.
Welcome to the Creative Expression Camp for children aged 10-14. This 5-day program is designed to provide a fun, interactive, and supportive environment that nurtures children's creativity, encourages self-expression, and fosters connections with others. Through sharing and collaboration of work they will build confidence, as well as self-advocacy skills.
What We Do In Creative Expressions Camp
Day 1: Introduction to Creative Expression
We will start the day with an introduction to the basic principles of creative expression. Children will learn how creativity can be a powerful tool to express their feelings and emotions, and how it connects them with their peers. The day will be filled with practicing confident sharing of creative interests in talents. We will also help them understand their unique talents and how to channel their creativity in fruitful ways. We will provide each artist with a sketch book to use as they learn how to journal by using art.
Day 2: Innovative Art Projects
Our second day will be focused on innovative art projects that encourage self-expression. Children will be encouraged to explore their emotions and feelings using different materials such as paint, clay and paper. They will learn to use art in novel ways, tell stories, and depict their inner self through various creative mediums.
Day 3: Getting in touch with Creative Talents
The third day will be dedicated to fostering children's talents by getting them in touch with their creative passions. Children will search for inspiration on a group walk. We will focus on our five senses during the walk as we seek inspirations to create. We will encourage them to share their work with others, giving and receiving feedback, and nurturing creativity in all its forms. They will then collaborate with a group to come up with an art expression they all can agree on, create the art and share.
Day 4: Creative
On day four, children will explore different writing techniques as tools for creative expression. They will learn how to write stories, poems, and songs to express their emotions and share their experiences. This may include drawing as a way to journal. We will teach them how literature can evoke strong feelings, emotions and memories that can inspire, enlighten and motivate both the writer and the reader.
Day 5: Photography & Collage
On the last day, children will be introduced to different ways of using photography and collage to express themselves. They will be shown how to use technology like iPads, phones, and cameras to create artwork through taking pictures and using them for collage work or just appreciating and sharing their work. We will inspire designs with different themes and textures and involve light-experiments and editing in a photo app.
The five days of the program will provide plenty of time for children to build relationships with their peers, explore their feelings and emotions, and connect with their own unique creative abilities. We are excited to create this experience with the artists and expect confidence surrounding their creative expression they are ready to thrive on!
Each group will take place from 9am - 12.
Creative Expressions 10-14: August 21-25
Each camp cost will be $450. All supplies included in price.