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C.S.I. – Cool Scene Investigators

This course if full and closed for registration.

Pee Wee • Ages 6 & 7

Skylar Harms

Students will explore and investigate the camp grounds throughout the week collecting clues and documenting their findings to discover the missing clue! The students will examine details in nature with their investigative lens, learn about the wildlife found at camp, and participate in many science and art projects. 

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Little Explorers

This class is full and closed for registration.

Pee Wee • Ages 6 & 7

Sue Fischbach

This class is an introduction to the Sun Foundation. Children will develop an appreciation for nature’s beauty and an understanding of their connection with the environment. Students will complete many fun art projects and conduct a few science experiments as well. 

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Clay Play

This course is full and closed for registration.

Ages 7-18

Ella Brown Dunn

Come and see why clay has been an honored art form for thousands of years! Students will have time for both group projects as well as free expression time. We will use special clay that will allow you to take your masterpieces home the same day you create them! Bring a box to transport your treasures!

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Global Street Art

Ages 11-18

Michael Kershnar

Students will explore the history of street art as a global phenomenon. By looking at the styles and mediums used in the U.S., Brazil, and Europe students will learn how this art movement dwells in both streets and museums. Participants will also experience team work, cooperation, balance and expression. Activities will include creating a character/name that represents you in your fullness and create it on stickers, walls, and other found objects with markers and bucket paint. Students should feel passionate about the subject matter and be willing to take creative and personal risks. 

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Knitting in Nature

Ages 10-18

Julia Schwass

Students will learn the basic stitches to begin a project (called casting on), knitting, purling, and the technique to end a project (called casting off). Students will be able to take their needles and yarn home with them and a quick project to keep. Students will also get instructions to make simple fingerless gloves, a simple hat, and a simple scarf. 

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Paint and Draw with Doug DePauw

Ages 7-18

Doug DePauw

Spend an afternoon of drawing and painting in an open-air tent. This is a sampling of Doug’s major class or a refresher for previous students. The class starts with a fun & challenging still life, moves to self-direction, and grows to a free flow of art materials, subject & creativity. This might be just what you need for the momentum of your art making beyond the classroom setting! 

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Sculpt and Draw Nature

Ages 7-18

Sharon Bladholm

Work from preserved specimens including fish, turtles, crayfish, frogs, shells, coral, fossils, and bones such as animal skulls. We will explore these forms on paper using a variety of drawing materials and watercolor studying the beautiful colors, textures and details they contain. Students will also have a chance to create some of these forms in self-hardening clay. 

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Splat!

This course is full and closed for registration.

Ages 7-18

Adam Maas

Create splatter paintings like a master. This class requires no knowledge of painting or drawing—only a desire to make something awesome!

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Video Crew for a Day

This course is full and closed for registration.

Ages 11-18

Jim Morrissette

This is a rare opportunity for a few students to intern with a professional videographer for an afternoon. Applicants for this class should have a passionate interest in videography. Jim will work with 4 different students each afternoon to prepare a video to be shown at the Friday evening celebration. Both boys and girls are encouraged to apply! 

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Dragonfly Tales

Ages 8-11

Emily Sandall, Jana Maxwell

Learn about the science of dragonflies and make artwork that celebrates these beautiful insects. We will learn about the diversity, flight, water, migration and transformation that makes dragonflies so amazing. We will visit aquatic habitats to observe dragonflies and learn about the wings that enable these insects to have the longest migration. Learn how to identify dragonflies and their close relatives, the damselflies, and see where they fit in the ecosystems around them.

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Draw with Brushes/Paint with Pencils

This course is full and closed for registration.

Ages 10-18

Doug DePauw

Ready to draw and paint? This class will give you the jump start for a summer of creativity. Here the art supply box is wide open, so the class can learn new techniques with new and familiar art supplies. Students are given individual direction as needed, but encouraged through the week to follow their own path.

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Drawing & Sculpting from Nature

This class is full and closed for registration.

Ages 8-12

Sharon Bladholm

We will explore the marshes, creeks and woods of the Sun Foundation to observe the larger natural world, taking sketch books with us to make “Nature Notes” We’ll collect leaves and flowers to use along with other specimens (such as preserved fish, frogs, turtles, bones, shells, and coral.) back in our barn to create more detailed art. We will draw and paint with watercolor, pencils and cray pas for two days, incorporating our notes form the natural world. On the third day we will begin working with clay, learning how to translate our ideas into #-dimensions. We will combine our own inspirations and observations of the natural world as well as use our imaginations to create drawings and paintings, and sculptures with clay. 

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