Greater Denton Arts Council

summer art camp 2016

General information

This summer, the galleries of the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center transform into an indoor art camp complete with a miniature forest, campsites, and more! All classes are held on-site at the PAAC at 400 E. Hickory Street in Denton, Texas. Register by Monday, August 1.

Campers attending two back-to-back classes are welcome to bring a sack lunch and eat between sessions. Tables will be set up in Festival Hall and staff will be on hand to help. Parents and guardians are not required to pick-up students in between sessions. 

On the last day of camp there will be a short performance at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm for parents and friends featuring all of the classes, showcasing what the students have learned throughout the week.

 

Visual Arts

Ages 5-8 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Come on an indoor adventure with the Greater a Denton Arts Council! Students will engage in badge making, found object sculptures, and weaving. Along with making Art Scout Badges students will also have opportunities to earn badges. Together, we will explore various art concepts such as community based projects. During each activity students will expand on their knowledge and skill of drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Ages 9-14 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Come on an indoor adventure with the Greater a Denton Arts Council! Students will engage in badge making, found object sculptures, and weaving. Along with making Art Scout Badges students will also have opportunities to earn badges. Together, we will explore various art concepts such as community based projects. During each activity students will expand on their knowledge and skill of drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Instructor Bio

Caitlyn Hood is an MLS candidate in the Library Science program at the University of North Texas. She is expected to complete her degree in May 2018 with a Graduate Academic Certificate in Art Museum Education. She received her BA in Art History from UNT in 2013. Caitlyn has previously assisted with the Spring Break children’s camp at the Fort Worth Modern. 

Guitar

Ages 6-8 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Discover the basics of acoustic guitar – including how to play melodies, bass lines, and chords in both solo and ensemble settings. Learn to play camp fire songs on handmade shoebox guitars and percussion instruments. Write a play about a day in the life of a camper and use instruments to create sound effects for the story. Guitar provided; children may bring their own instruments if desired.

Ages 9-14 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Explore the basics of acoustic guitar – including how to play melodies, bass lines, and chords in both solo and ensemble settings. Learn how to read guitar tablature and experiment with improvisation. Introduction to song-writing will incorporate our theme of camping and we will learn to play camp fire songs. Guitar provided; children may bring their own instruments if desired.

Instructor Bio

Polly Maynard received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from UNT, where she taught for 10 years. Polly’s desire to work with children led her to further her studies on early music education. As director of the Denton Childbloom Guitar Program, she has received numerous commendations for her work with young musicians.

Dance

Ages 6-8 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for Dance Camp, where children use their imaginations and creative movement to create scenes of a camp site. Fill your backpack with snacks for a day of movement, complete with imaginary biking, hiking, and kayaking throughout our indoor camp ground. Students will learn the basics of creative movement while creating scavenger hunts, attending picnics, and exploring the animals of the imaginary woods. Please wear comfortable clothing or dance wear. Bring jazz shoes or sneakers. No cutoffs or skirts.

Ages 9-14 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Come join us as we transform the Arts Center into an interactive arts camp, filled with campsites, moving wildlife, and songs by the fire. Students will explore creative movement as well as Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop, as they become part of our interactive camp site. Attend and participate in talent shows and improvisational jams with the students from the other camps. Transform from butterfly to mountain lion to hiker all in one day. Please wear comfortable clothing or dance wear. Bring jazz shoes or sneakers. No cutoffs or skirts.

Instructor Bio

Erin Whyte is a freelance dancer, choreographer and dance educator in the Denton area. Since graduating from the University of North Texas with a B.F.A. in the fall of 2014, Erin has worked as an intern at the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC and Greater Denton Arts Council. As a choreographer Erin has shown work all over Texas as well as multiple cities in Austria as part of the Young Tanzsommer tour. As an educator, she specializes in teaching creative movement to all ages and levels of experience, teaching movement as play, experimentation and a tool of discovery.