Comedy Kids: Improvisation and Cartooning
June 10-14 • Grades 3-6 • 9:00am-3:30pm • $245
Artist-in-Residence Elaine Stanley • Visiting Artist Darin Sullivan
You think your kids are funny? We think they’re hilarious! Elaine Stanley returns for a fast-paced, high-energy, week-long journey through improvisational theatre. Kids learn to make lightning fast decisions, trust their instincts, and hit the stage with bold character choices. This workshop is designed for aspiring actors as well as non-actors. Even shy kids can learn to present themselves with commitment and confidence, while budding actors learn to focus their minds and bodies. Elaine will be joined by visiting artist Darin Sullivan, who will introduce kids to the elements of cartooning. Armed with only a pencil, kids will express their unique sense of humor by learning how to design and draw their own cartoons. It will be an uproarious week!
How the West Was Fun!
Offered in cooperation with and held at Four Mile Historic Park
715 S. Forest Street, Denver
June 17-21 & July 29-August 2 • Grades 1-5 • 9:00am-3:00pm $215
Bring your kids to camp at Four Mile Historic Park where they’ll spend each day having fun with new friends, learning about Colorado’s history, and making history of their own! Kids will experience a simpler way of life as they learn and play like Colorado children in the late 1800s. Campers will enjoy hands-on experiences as they learn about different groups of immigrants and the unique experiences of the Westward Expansion. The customs, traditions and crafts of Jewish, American-Indian, African-American, Hispanic, and Chinese pioneers bring history to life!
Register for How the West Was Fun! through Four Mile Historic Park. Download forms online at www.fourmilehistoricpark.org. Phone registration is not accepted. Extended hours are offered.
High-Octane CreativityLab: Big Lives, Big World, Big Ideas
June 17-21 • Grades 3-6 • 9:00am-3:30pm • $245
Family Reception/Gathering: Saturday June 22, 7:00pm
Artists-in-Residence Barth Quenzer and Molina Speaks
This ground-breaking camp pairs two remarkable art educators and visionaries, performance artist and spoken word poet, Molina Speaks, with award-winning art teacher Barth Quenzer. Together they will explore the power of kids’ ideas and self-expression through visual art, writing and performance. Kids will engage in innovative projects that encourage them to dive into their creativity, think out-of-the-box and explore their talents as authors and artists! This special week encourages campers to think of themselves, and for themselves, as innovators with important things to say about the world around them. Campers will also have the chance to meet Scott Lyon, lead artist of the Mizel Museum’s permanent exhibit. This camp culminates in an experiential Saturday evening gathering with parents and community members.
All Systems GO! The Cosmos and YOU
June 24-28 • Grades 3-6 • 9:00am-3:30pm • $245
Artists-in-Residence Monica Aiello and Tyler Aiello
What are the connections between space, life on earth and possibly beyond? All Systems Go! brings celebrated artists, Monica and Tyler Aiello, back to the Museum to explore both inner and outer space and the many connections between the two. Campers will have fun investigating humanity’s cultural and historical connections to the cosmos, the story of earth and our solar system’s formation, the connections to life on our own planet, and the search for alien life. Kids get immersed in a myriad of concepts from cultural history, astronomy, chemistry, geology, human physiology, exploration, and astrobiology—without ever feeling they are in school!—through hands-on experimentation and creative two- and three-dimensional projects. READ MORE about the Aiellos.
Musical Globetrotters: Tuning into the World
July 8-12 • Grades 3-6 • 9:00am-3:30pm • $245
Artist-in-Residence Loribeth Gregory • Visiting Artist Jacquie Van Horne
How can you travel the world without ever leaving the Denver area? Join ethnomusicologist and music educator, Loribeth Gregory, as she takes campers on a world voyage through music to develop the listening skills necessary to navigate today’s multimedia society. Through interactive “ears-on” learning, campers will actively explore cultural musical practices, investigate the science of sound, engineer their own instruments and build a musical community. Campers will actively explore popular, classical, and folk music across history from Peru, Mali, the United States, Canada, Japan and many other countries. Guest artist Jacquie Van Horne will get campers movin’ and groovin’ to world beats.
Tall Tales, Big Kids
July 15-19 • Grades K-2 • 9:00am-3:30 pm • $245
Artist-in-Residence Sharona Grinsteiner • Visiting Children’s Book Authors
This new offering builds on the great success of our popular preschool program, Stories That Jump Off the Page! This camp is designed specifically for “big kids” (K-2), to encourage a love of reading and books. Using selections from the nationally-acclaimed PJ Library®, Israeli storybooks and selections from local authors, kids will delve into “juicy” stories with twists and turns, through creative dramatics, art-making and zany, hands-on fun. Campers will also have the chance to meet a local children’s book author.
The Musical Tent: Shake, Rattle & Roll
July 22-26 • Grades K-3 • 9:00am-3:30pm • $245
Artists-in-Residence Sheldon Sands and Jacquie Van Horne
Composer, teacher and recording artist Sheldon Sands returns to the Museum with an entirely new program that celebrates the music in all of us. Kids will explore the basic elements of music-making around the world through ensemble singing and making their own instruments from recycled materials. Sheldon will be joined by Jacquie Van Horne to encourage kids to feel the music “in their bones” through creative movement and global dance
ArtRageous Pets, Compassionate Friends – SOLD OUT
July 29-August 2 • Grades 1-5 • 9:00am-3:30pm • $245
Artist-in-Residence Ivy Delon • Special Visitors Animal Advocacy Friends
This hands-on camp is especially for kids who love art and animals. Join much-loved painter and art teacher Ivy Delon who will teach kids to illustrate their favorite critters, learning composition, design and drawing with a focus on imagination and the creation of collectable art. Each day, campers will meet with representatives of local animal welfare and service organizations to learn about how animals and humans are helping one another.
Our Place in Space
August 5-9 • Grades 3-6 • 9:00am-3:30pm • $245
Artist-in-Residence Monica Petty Aiello
Explore our planetary neighborhood through art with the celebrated return of mixed-media artist, Monica Aiello. Monica regularly consults with aerospace scientists in creating her planetary work. This camp explores art fundamentals, the history of space exploration, planetary geology and cultural sky mythology through both two- and three-dimensional projects.
Middle School Girls: Downright Awesome & Artful
August 5-9 • Grades 6-8 • 9:00am-3:30pm • $245
Artist-in-Residence Dona Laurita • Visiting Artist Anne Thulson
This special camp is specifically designed to help middle school girls find and express their own individual path in a fun and personal way through creative arts. Join artist-in residence Dona Laurita on a journey of self-discovery through photography, mixed-media art and writing. Visiting artist Anne Thulson will join to introduce and explore the lives of several women artists who will encourage and inspire the girls’ self-expression. Campers will make beautiful, meaningful projects they will treasure. (Also offered June 3-7 at Dona Laurita Fine Art + Photography Gallery, 820 Main Street, Louisville)
Actor’s Time Travel
August 12-16 • Grades 4-6 • 9:00am-3:30pm • $245
Artists-in-Residence Mare Trevathan and Kay Casperson
From ancient Greece to the streets of New York City, theatre has been a vital part of our world for thousands of years. Actor’s Time Travel whisks kids on an interactive adventure through the history of theatre with acclaimed actresses Mare Trevathan and Kay Casperson. Kids will engage in elements of acting, singing, movement and design from around the world to tell stories on stage.
EXTEND THE DAY
Extend the Day Hours
8:00-9:00am & 3:30-5:30pm
$55 per week
For those who need (or want!) more Creative Journeys time.Extended Hours are offered with High-Octane CreativityLab, Musical Globetrotters and The Musical Tent.
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