Art Beast Camps
Art Beast Summer Camps at K Street Art Studio
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Summer Art Camps (Art Beast Children's Art Studio)
Session Times: 9am to 2pm. The camp day will offer both directed activities and free play.
Pricing: $200 a week. Additional siblings enrolled the same week receive a 15% discount. $75 non-refundable deposit to reserve a space. If you’d like after-care up to 4pm it costs an additional $120 (sibling discount available) and requires advanced notice.
Please Bring: Lunch, snack, and a bottle of water. Wear clothes that can get messy! Those attending aftercare, please provide your child an additional snack.
To Register: Complete the online form or call the studio.
Art Beast camps are designed for children 4 to 7 years old. We create a space that honors children by offering activities and environments suited to their age range. No trying to keep up with the 10 year olds at this camp! Each session fills at 16 children and is led by two teachers, promising a group that can grow close. There will also be up to four 11-17 year old Junior Coaches per camp that receive leadership orientations and training. The camps offer a blend of structured arts exploration in the classroom and free play within the building, always under close supervision by the camp teachers.
Our camps are about exploring art and self-expression. Children dig into an array of mediums and arts in their own way. No matter the theme, we promise arts integration with movement, song, story, and art. After or before camp each day, you can stay and play at Art Beast with your child as long as you’d like. Each week children will have the opportunity to create a hand-dyed and stamped t-shirt and a weekly journal of their experience.
*New this Year: We are starting a new after-care program to optionally extend the hours of camp up to two hours later. Pick-up is by 4pm and costs and additional $120 each week. Sign-up for this when registering and pay at the time the balance is due the week before camp or on the first day of camp. Advance notice is required.
And, as always, when you choose Art Beast, your money supports Waking the Village’s communities for young, homeless parents and their children at Tubman House and Audre’s Emporium of New Tomorrows. In 2016, Art Beast generated over $50,000 to sustain Tubman’s child development program for children experiencing homelessness.
SUMMER CAMP DESCRIPTIONS FOR 2019
June 17th - 21st: Rocket to Space!
From the Earth's atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, we welcome you to join us on a mission to explore outer space. Comets, planets, and stars are all waiting to be discovered in this fun, hands-on camp. During our galactic adventures we will create our own jet packs to travel into outer space, make versions of alien space crafts and aliens, discover the different constellations in the night sky, make our very own moon rocks, and hold all of space in our hands by making galaxy slime. Let's blast off and discover the universe together! Teacher: Nancy
June 24th - 28th: Roar! Stomp! Prehistoric Dinosaurs
Have you ever wondered what it is like to live like a Triceratops or want to know what a Stegosaurus eats? Come dive into the thrilling and exciting world of Dinosaur Camp. Children will create a prehistoric world and explore art and science through volcanic eruptions and fossil castings. We will make dinosaur eggs, play our very own Dinosaur movement games, make a flying Pterodactyl and fashion our very own dinosaur tail. You will take home a piece of the camp by making a Dinosaur habitat diorama and unleash our inner creatures within. Teacher: Andrew
July 1st - 5th: World Wanderers - Art & Music Around the Globe
(No camp on Fourth of July - This week is pro-rated and costs $160. Additional $95 for the optional *after care)
Join us as we lead our young friends on a lively journey around the world in search of music, art, and adventure! Every day, we’ll be taking an imaginary trip around the world through song and dance, storytelling, and art. We will we start right here in California as we read about the story of the Chumash Rainbow Bridge and create a beautiful work of collage art inspired by this tale. Traveling across the ocean, we will visit Japan to sing and play and try out a few printmaking techniques. Next, we’ll head to Ireland to hear some traditional tales and songs. Finally, it’s off to Africa to go on a musical safari to sing about all sorts of interesting animals and hear funny stories about Anansi the Trickster Spider. All this and much more as we use our brains, bodies, and creativity to explore the world around us. Campers will have many opportunities on this imaginary journey to make new friends, sing freely, and create passionately! Teachers: Leslie & Ariana
!!! FULL !!! July 8th - 12th: Fairy Gardens and Gnome Homes
Come and join us as we explore the nature all around us! Be prepared to get your clothes dirty and those thumbs green as we approach nature with a whimsical perspective and an artist’s mindset. Throughout the week we’ll explore fantastical folk-tales paired with digging in the dirt. Children will create take-home gardens, fairy houses, and a garden stone. Join us in this magical artistic exploration of art and garden-appreciation to take in the greenery around us! Teachers: Nancy & Eva
!!! FULL !!! July 15th - 19th: Creature Quest: The Search for Magical Beings
Join Ms. Leslie on a quest to discover mythical and magical beings from around the world. Over the course of the week we will travel the globe to explore and study fantastic creatures like dragons, unicorns, griffins, elves, mermaids, pixies, thunderbirds and more! We will use our imaginations and artistic skills to create a make-believe world of fun and adventure right in the classroom at Art Beast. Our fun-filled week will include stories, games, art and science activities and of course loads of fun that all reflect our magical theme. Teacher: Leslie
July 22nd - 26th: Superhero Academy
Welcome to the most fun & advanced superhero academy ever! New recruits are invited to come and train with the most intelligent and skilled superheroes in the world. As a part of this elite program, we will create our own superhero names, assemble our own armor (masks, super hero cuffs, shields and capes) using advanced technology, make radioactive slime and create long lasting friendships. By the end of the training we will discover what it takes to become not just a superhero, but someone who can make a difference. Teachers: Andrew & Eva
July 29th - August 2nd: Campfire Tales!
Join us for a week filled with stories, art, and nature! This camp is perfect for any beastie who loves a great story and wants to see them come to life! Campers will gather around our own DIY campfire to hear and tell stories together each day and then create one of a kind art inspired by these tales. Without even leaving the Art Beast studio, we will embark on a magical adventure together under our own handmade, starry sky and alongside the scenic mountains of the classroom. Come join Ms. Leslie & Ms. Bryna on our imaginary camping trip in the woods for a week of fun and fantasy! Teachers: Leslie & Bryna
August 5th - 9th: Underwater Adventurers
Campers will maneuver the seven seas above and below while we learn about creatures from the deep and the ecosystem that the oceans and rivers have to offer. We will be making density jars, learning about flotation, and playing in the water! From jellyfish and octopi to water games and ice excavation, we will submerge ourselves into cool textures and vibrant colors with crafts your children can take home each day. Teacher: Nancy
Sign up for camps here. A non refundable deposit is required.
Leslie is a mother, artist and children’s librarian with a passion for bringing stories to life through art and encouraging families to get messy! Leslie has a MLIS and over 15 years of experience working with children and families. Leslie has been a lifelong lover of the arts who has dabbled in many mediums and has her own shop on Etsy called ArtsyMommas. She's taught classes at Art Beast since 2012 and coordinates our classes and outreach activities. Leslie says she loves sharing stories and songs with children and finding playful ways to use art and movement to build confidence and creativity in people of all ages.
Eva started working at Art Beast in 2018 and is a student at Sacramento State. She is studying for her Bachelors in percussion performance and wishes to continue her education by applying for the credential program after her graduation. She has previously taught drum circle here at Artbeast and also assisted in camps in the past year. Eva is excited to continue camps this summer!
Ariana is a musician and mother and has been a music educator for over 20 years, teaching music and movement classes and piano lessons to students of all ages. She studied classical piano performance at UC Santa Barbara and has specialized training in early childhood education and early childhood music. She has been teaching classes at Art Beast since 2017 as well as working at a local elementary school. Ariana brings a warm, welcoming vibe to all that she does and she brings the joy of music to children in a playful and highly engaging way.
Andrew has been an Art Beast coach and teacher since 2012 and is now the Co-Assistant Director. He studied Fine Arts, graduated from CSUS with a minor in Apparel Marketing and Design. Andrew has done nearly EVERYTHING at Art Beast from keeping the center tidy to managing the piles of paperwork at the front desk, from teaching camps and classes to providing excellent customer service to visitors. Andrew’s gentle spirit, constant smile, and his love of all things Super Hero has made him a favorite among staff and families alike at Art Beast.
Nancy is a student at Sac State, a drum line instructor at a local high school, AND she is the Co-Assistant Director at Art Beast. She has worked and taught several music and art classes at Art Beast since 2013. As an avid creator, she is also the designer of the many whimsical creatures and scenes that fill our front windows and studio. Whatever her pursuit, Nancy brings much originality and fun into the experience of her classes and camps.
Bryna is a mother and a crafter with loads of experience working with young children. She has wrangled groups of them since she was 11 years old and spent 2 years assisting in a public Waldorf kinder classroom. She has been a teacher at Art Beast since 2016, mainly co-teaching with Ms. Leslie for our drop off program, Club Beast. Bryna's strong, calm and compassionate approach to interacting with children has endeared her to parents and children alike.
Special programs like camps, workshops, events, and Club Beast require advance registration and have additional fees. Please call the studio directly to find out more or check availability. LIMITED SPACE & ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.