Summer Program

The 2022 Summer Program is a fully-in-person, socially-distant, five-day-a-week, full-day (9:00-2:30) format! :) The program is designed to keep kids engaged and curious while following COVID safety protocols. Last summer it was a success and I have all the confidence that this summer will be the same! For more detailed safety information click here.

The 2022 Summer Program at Muckykids is a unique opportunity for kids to indulge, explore, and expand their love of art and craft. With weekly themes, the kids can participate in a variety of hands-on projects that allow for experimentation with the concepts, techniques and supplies. We will spend the mornings together in the studio and then have a socially distant lunch and outside play in the afternoons.

Drop-off is between 8:45-9:00. The morning starts at 9:00, and will consist of 3-4 structured art projects. With ample time throughout the week, we can extend the projects as inspiration strikes! We will break for a mid-morning snack and then continue art-making until 12:00.

At 12:15 we will walk to Dudley Street Park (2 blocks away), where we will have a picnic lunch. Children bring their own lunch and picnic blanket. The park has ample shade, climbing structures, water play and running space. Back at the studio by 2:00, we will have choice time until pick-up, which is from 2:30-2:45.

Ages 6-8yrs old. Enrollment is limited to 7. All weeks are taught by Liz Vance with support from another staffer. The price is $550 per week.

Week 1: Paper Craft (June 27 – July 1)
Paper, as an artistic medium, can be very exciting. In this offering we will sculpt with it, stitch it, make books, collage with it, and dye it. We’ll make pop-up books and dynamic “animation” cards with moving paper parts. Our dyed papers will turn into translucent window art. Other activities will include origami, crafting paper jewelry, making artist trading cards, and creating colorful paper popsicles. Our collaborative construction this week will be building an ice cream shop.
Week 1: Paper Craft (June 27 – July 1): 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (full)

Week 2: Art and Science (July 5 – 8)
With creative projects and thoughtful predictions, we will explore white light, gravity, states of matter, forces, motion, and heat. Activities will include making rainbows with prisms and photographing them, making colorful potions, freezing & melting various liquids (including slime!), and building rolling toys to test force, friction and motion. At the park we will play with gravity, make sun prints, do evaporation tests, craft nature wands and fairy houses, and play with bubbles.
Week 2: Art and Science (July 5 – 8): 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (full)

Week 3: Art and Storytelling (July 11 – 15)
This week we will craft and tell stories by making animal masks, story stones, comic books, shoebox theaters, puppets, and more! We will experiment with making 2 minute movies using mini figures, playdough, slime, and clay. For the collaborative construction this week we will build a train station and train cars, asking the train to take us to real or scripted places. We can make tickets, maps, engine controls, train snacks, and luggage to enhance the theme.
Week 3: Art and Storytelling (July 11 – 15): 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (full)

Week 4: Sculpt and Paint (July 18 – 22)
Over the course of this week, we will explore various forms of sculpting and painting. We will look at additive and reductive forms of sculpture and play with kinetic vs. static forms. We will explore 2D vs 3D by drawing our completed sculptures and making sculptures of our completed paintings! We will experience how dynamic painting can be with drip-paintings, watercolor and salt, pendulum painting, spray painting, and painting with golf balls. We might even sculpt with a painting or two. Our collaborative construction this week will be making an art museum to house our masterpieces.
Week 4: Sculpt and Paint (July 18 – 22): 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (full)

Week 5: Toy Making (July 25 – 29)
Throughout this week we will be crafting with all sorts of fun and interesting supplies! Activities will include making walkie-talkies, bubble makers, catapults, fidget toys, paper dolls, pompom animals, robotic armbands, and more! Some of our more sturdy toys will come to the park with us, during our outside time. Our collaborative construction for this week will be making a toy store, complete with money and wallets!
Week 5: Toy Making (July 25 – 29): 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (full)

Week 6: Fiber Arts (August 1 – 5)
This week will start with viewing fabrics, yarn, and thread under a microscope to see how they’re made (so interesting!). From there we will make our own printed and tie dyed fabrics to use in the week’s project. We’ll make fusible fabric wall hangings, craft pompom creatures and homes for them to live, make yarn tassels, learn finger knitting, paint on cotton, make mono prints, and stitch felt pets. There will also be a huge, collaborative embroidery project throughout the week.
Week 6: Fiber Arts (August 1 – 5): 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (full)

Week 7: Miniature Worlds (August 8 – 12)
With this theme we will get down to the details creating homes and other miniature spaces for people and animals made of clay, wood, fabric, paper, and wire. We will be building 2-story box-homes that light up, complete with clothespin families, pets & furniture. For our collaborative construction we will make a veterinary hospital, a post office, and parks.
Week 7: Miniature Worlds (August 8 – 12): 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (full)

Central to Muckykids Art Studio’s philosophy is a commitment to open-ended, child-driven art education. We express this philosophy through art projects and activities that can easily adapt to a wide range of ages, interests, and artistic ambition. Whether your child already loves art or is just beginning their artistic journey, the Summer Program offers them a chance to grow.

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