Castles and Dragons: The Magic of Medieval Painting, Collage, and Sculpture (Summer 2013)
Summer Studio Kids Ages 8-11
Join us as we blast back to the days of yore. Projects include designing and sculpting unique tabletop-sized castles from scrap wood, cardboard, wire, and string, and creating our own mammoth, mythological beasts–think dragons, unicorns, and more!
Friendly or fearsome, we'll make these beasts by hand-painting paper and then use it as the material from which we cut and collage these large magical creatures. For inspiration, we'll look at the lyrical collages of Henri Matisse and the bold images of children's book illustrator Eric Carle, author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Other sources for inspiration will include stories and fairy tales set in medieval times, images of dragons from various traditions, and artists such as Minneapolis-based sculptor Aldo Moroni, who creates imaginary villages out of raw clay. Come storm the fortress and slay the dragons with us at our Friday celebration!
Students in this camp must be at least 8 years of age, and no older than 11 years of age, the date of the first class meeting. View our complete policies here.
Morning before-care (8:00-9:00 a.m.) and afternoon after-care (3:00-5:30 p.m.) arranged through the Children's Theatre Company is available to students enrolled in a Studio Kids class. To register, visit the CTC website and click on the "Extended Care Option" tab. Please register in advance of the start of your child's class.
Note: An MCAD Teaching Assistant will escort your child to and from the CTC in between classes and before/after care. Questions about payment, registration, and cancellation can be directed to the CTC.