This is our general outline for this years summer camps. Scroll down to see full descriptions, camp dates, and instructors bios.
In North Carolina's strong tradition of clay and textile manufacturing and farming, our 2018 Summer Art Camps will focus on using these arts to create everything involving a place at the table, including food, dinnerware, and table linens. We will be exploring where the food comes from, what we can make with it, and how it affects our local economy. All camps will help contribute to a final book that will include recipes, how-to guides for crafts, and illustrations by campers. Campers will be visiting local farms, farmers' markets, and historical sites via the CAT bus lines, which are free to all under 12.
Visit to farms and markets, art activities begin and snack
ANNE COURIE - MEULINK
Anne Courie - Meulink is a native of Raleigh who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Carolina University. After 20 years as a studio artist making handmade jewelry she attended North Carolina Central University to follow her dream of becoming an art teacher. She has taught in both Wake and Durham counties, and worked for the Nasher Museum at Duke University collaborating with a team of teachers creating lessons for the Words and Pictures Project. She is currently the Chief creative Officer at Oakview Elementary School in Holly Springs, NC. She integrates her lifelong artistic experiences with today’s latest teaching and technology methods.
Jill Huffman is a sixteen year veteran k-8 Art Teacher. A mom to four, Jill has worked with hundreds of students in the school setting as well as camps, private lessons and studio courses. Enjoying a wide variety of artistic mediums she has developed workshops in kite making, puppetry, painting, printmaking and sculpture. She is a resourceful and imaginative teacher sure to bring out everyone’s “inner creativity” and sense of fun. Outside of the classroom you may find her hiking biking, taking a yoga or fitness class or visiting local galleries."
CLASS SCHEDULE FOR 2018
SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR CAMPS
CLASS TIMES ARE FROM 9-4:30 $250
AFTERNOON ONLY 12:30pm - 4:30pm $150
LATE PICK UP AVAILABLE UNTIL 5:30pm $25
SERVES YOU RIGHT: July 2 - 6, Ages 6-9 (Closed July 4th) with Jill Huffman- clay based camp creating table settings, such as bowls, slab plates, clay table decor, and slab cups. Campers will also learn how to carve food decoration and use the Japanese Shibori dying technique to make placemats and napkins. They will also be making bowls that will be part of our Empty Bowl Fundraiser happening in October.
MAKING YOUR PLACE AT THE TABLE: July 9 - 13, Ages 10-13: with Anne Courie-Meulink - This is an advanced clay based camp. Campers will be creating coil table items in clay, as well as some slab bowls and serving scoops. They will learn about indigo, one of NC first crops, studying the history and recent revival efforts as well as trying their hand at the Japanese Shibori dying technique to make placemats and napkins, and tablecloths. They will also be making bowls for our Empty Bowl Fundraiser happening in October.
INCREDIBLE EDIBLE ART: July 16 - 20, Ages 6-9: with Jill Huffman We will start with a field trip to the Farmers Market for inspiration. Next the campers will learn about different herbs and start a small garden beside Rebus Works. They will then create their own one of a kind kitchen container garden with edible herbs, make plant canisters from recyclables, draw a vegetable still life, use vegetables for printmaking, and create vegetable sculptures (EDIBLE ART). They will be glazing the bowls made by the first two camps for our Empty Bowl Fundraiser in October
GARDEN STUDIO: July 23 - 27, Ages 10-13: with Anne Courie-Meulink - What’s in season? Teens will use cameras to document their tour of gardens and farmers markets as they learn about the impact farming and food in our community. They will take a field trip to the NC State Farmers Market and the JC Raulston Arboretum. Campers will also continue to tend the garden begun by the younger group as well as create their own one of a kind container garden with edible herbs, make plant canisters from recyclables, make still life using watercolors, explore printmaking, and create edible table arrangements. They will be glazing the bowls made by the first two camps for our Empty Bowl Fundraiser happening in October.
OLD McREBUS’ FARM: July 30 - August 3, Ages 6-9 with Jill Huffman - Let’s build a farm! Campers will cut, paste, and make a animal small farm. They will learn how to draw, paint, and sculpt farm animals such as cows, sheep, chickens, and pigs. As they study each animal they will also be learning about where the animal lives, what it eats, and what it contributes to food chain. We will have live chickens and ducks to study on site.They will be glazing the bowls made by the first two camps for our Empty Bowl Fundraiser happening in October.