Ages 6-10 yrs
$250 half day (9am-12pm or 12:30 pm-3:30pm)
$480 full day (9am-3:30pm)
Explore the amazing beauty of nature and master various art media during our Botanic Explorations Art camp! We will spend plenty of time outdoors and combine botanical studies with art. Students will learn about various flowers and plants, sketch and paint them in watercolor, acrylics, and pastels and even sculpt a medallion with the most favorite one.
On the final day of the camp, they will bring home an album full of botanical sketches and notes.
Bring your own lunch and snacks.
High-quality art materials provided.
BOTANICAL EXPLORATIONS (MV, 6-10 yrs)
Dates: June 17-21, 2019
Location: Heritage Park, Mountain View (Rengstorff avenue at Old Middlefield Way)
Day 1. Biennials. Learn about growing cycles, find out what well-known vegetables look like during their second year of life! Find and paint your favorite vegetables in the garden. Materials: gouache on paper. Bonus: painting a seed box.
Day 2. Bulbs. Bright colors, energetic lines! These easy-to-grow plants pair well with colorful oil pastels that we are going to try on this day. Bonus: sculpting a flower pendant.
Day 3. Perennials. Enjoy gorgeous roses, peonies, phloxes, and learn to represent their complicated structure on paper! Bonus: making a 3D paper rose.
Day 4. Deciduous & Evergreens. Learning to draw various trees. Collecting and painting leaves. Materials: Watercolor pencils and watercolor. Bonus: making a herbarium.
Day 5. Plant inhabitants: caterpillars, butterflies, bugs, ants, and other awesome insects! Sketch live-sized insects and paint them on a favorite flower or plant! Material of a choice. Bonus: Putting together all sketches and notes and making a botanical album.