February winter art camp!
Join us for our winter art camp, happening in February over winter break.
Our sweet winter art camp theme will be all things Maine winter forests! Think fairies, gnomes, little winter woodland animals with tiny homes + gardens, some fun wearable costumes, plus afternoon ice + snow sculptures and experiments! We will be working super tiny, and also on big projects, using all different kinds of art mediums and materials (mostly all natural as usual!). We integrate stories and fun movement in all we do. We’ll cover some magical topics about winter, get some good outdoor play and experimenting in, have a visiting dancer dance with us in our fairy wings and more! We learn with each other in a caring community. Our teaching approach is inquiry-based, and we support the curiosity and imagination of the child.
Rhythm of our day
*** Each day children will be greeted by a different early morning process (good for early birds!) in the studio with art or cooking.
Morning Gather: We will then begin with storytime + movement work
Crafts + Art: individual and collaborative creative projects
Snack + creative play
Lunch + outdoor play + projects
Afternoon in-breath: rest + choice: books/play or craft, movement + more art projects!
When: Monday – Thursday, Feb 18th – 21st, 9 am – 3 pm / with full and half day options, please see below! We can accommodate early birds, 8-9 am, or 3-5 pm, additional options available upon request.
Mon – Thu, 4 full days = $ 250
Mon – Thu, morning only 9 – 12:30 = $150
Mon + Tue, 2 full days = $140
Mon + Tue, morning only 9 – 12:30 = $80
Mon + Tues, afternoon only 1 – 3 = $70
Mon + Wed, 2 full days = $140
Wed + Thu, 2 full days = $140
Wed + Thu, morning only 9 – 12:30 = $80
Wed + Thu, afternoon only 1 – 3 = $70
Includes all the materials, 2 teachers, afternoon tea, additional assistants and visiting artists. Please note:If you would love your child to attend this camp, but cost is an issue, please contact us to inquire about sliding scale spots. If you are able, and feel generous in your ability to help a family who can’t afford the fee, please reach out to us to chip in to defer the cost for another. Thank you!
Children bring lunch, snack, extra clothing plus warm gear for outside play!
We will provide daily afternoon tea.
Some of our values
* The whole child: social & emotional development and inclusion within a caring community
* The child as communicator: language development through participation, listening, poetry
* The child as co-creator: project based, hands on, and individual learning
* The child as artist: centering arts, creativity + imagination
* The child as informed citizen: community member, global & ecological participant
Children: We welcome and celebrate a mixed age group of children ages 4 1/2 – 8
Teachers: Our collaborative teaching team, includes skilled lead teachers Christina Mesevage and Christina Bechstein. We are a unique team with each of us having different, skilled and certified training and experience in: Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing Program, Reggio Emilia, Public School, Art pedagogy of all kinds and more. We also have caring, skilled art assistants and look forward to a visiting musician for our winter camp!
Our space is bright and newly renovated, known as Love Lab Studio. The design is thoughtfully curated for the needs of the children. We are located in a mixed residential and retail neighborhood in the West End of Portland, at the edge of a beautiful park and playground and a nearby urban food forest.
Things helpful to bring: For children please bring a water bottle (we have cups for water too), a little sweater, and a cozy pair of slippers if you have them (socks are OK too) to wear in our studio. If you will be sending siblings, please contact us for an additional discount to sign up. Prior to starting class, each student caregiver must sign and return our student info sheet packet (includes media form, release form, and other important info). In the event of snow cancellation don’t worry, we will have additional make-up and other options for each family. rice includes all materials!
We can’t wait to get in the studio and outside with you all! This will be a fun week!