Toscana Studio Summer Art /
Sculpture Camp for Children
1st Camp starts May 28 and Last Camp starts July 29, 2013
Join Toscana Studio
and Gallery for an action packed, creative
Art/Sculpture Campwhere kids can express themselves in 2 and 3
dimensional art. Toscana Studio and Gallery is conveniently
located on 9040 North Oracle Road, North of McGee Road in Oro
Valley, AZ, Northwest of Tucson, AZ.
Each camp offers a variety of projects
using different media. We will use water
based clay, wire,
plaster, rope, wood, metal, mosaics, paint, paper mache and/or mixed media, as well as acrylic
Class size is limited to
8 students per class to provide for individualized ideas and
projects. The classes are geared for children in the 2nd to the 9th
grades. Each week the class will end with a friendly art show for
family to enjoy.
All camps meet for 4 days a week from 10:00 am to
3:00 pm for a total of 20 hours of studio FUN. Bring sack lunches for each day. Cost for each
class is $225.00
except for camp #6 which is only 3 days due to the holiday and
is $168.75.Call us at
520-575-1445 to schedule your classes today.
We have been presenting
these FUN filled summer camps for 6 years! Come see for yourself all
the creative FUN we have!
Please complete the
Camp Registration Form,
print sign and mail the form with your check to Toscana, 9040 N.
Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ 85704, or come to
Toscana and pay by cash, check or credit card.
to Toscana Studio and Gallery.
Description of Summer Art Camps
Sculpt in Clay and Plaster, Instructor: Ms. Linda Ahearn
This ever popular camp involves sculpting in water based clay either an
animal, portrait or something from your imagination. Planning structure,
base and armature are the first steps to a successful sculpture. Bases
are constructed from plaster or wood. Sculpture tools will be used and
techniques learned for details and texture. Sculptures are sealed and
painted to look like bronze or a fantasy finish. Also, a hand casting
sculpture will be made from plaster and decorated. If time permits, a
Jackson Pollock paint out will top off this very fun week. An art show
will be held the last 30 minutes of the final day.
Mixed Media, Collage, Paint, Charcoal and Gourd
Art, Instructor: Ms. Linda Ahearn
Tissue papers, magazine cut outs, paint, charcoal, and more will be
combined with special mediums to create gorgeous and colorful collage
art. We will be creating abstracts as well as working from still life
and imagination. Also, we will be creating gourd sculptures and painting
and decorating them using collage, paint feathers, beads etc… Super FUN!
Paper Mache Extravaganza, Instructor: Ms. Susan Oyler
Paper Mache is fun and messy! In this camp you can choose a dragon,
monster, or other creature from your imagination to build using
newspaper and flour and water. Details will be sculpted, scales,
wrinkles, teeth, eyes, etc…and then painted with acrylics. Just bring
Folded and Movable Books, Instructor: Mary Ellen Palmeri
Have fun making books with movable parts, including pop-ups, fold-outs
and lift-ups. Learn how to use a favorite photo or drawing and turn it
into a pop-up design. Make a folded book with pockets that will hold
small pictures or cards, and it doesn't use any glue or stitching! Learn
how to create charming small books that can be used for special gifts,
filled with tiny pictures or photos, or hold a small collection of
favorite sayings or quotes. This class will cover a variety of binding
techniques and how to make hard and soft covers for your books.
Be an Impressionist for a Week,
Instructor: Leigh Utsch
With the inspiration of the great masters of the Impressionist Era
like Cassatt, Cezanne, Degas, Lautrec, Manet, Monet, Renoir and
more, children will be immersed through various media, the student
will be exposed to the various artists’ personalities, style, medium
and contributions. This will be accomplished through painting,
pastels, watercolor, sculpture, and cooking. On the last day they
will learn how to make French crepes and set up an art gallery of
The Art of Japan - “The Floating World”, Instructor: Leigh Utsch
Japan is a crescent shaped archipelago made up of four large islands and
more than a thousand smaller islands. Explore the art and culture of
this “floating world”. Activities include creating a tissue paper kite,
origami, painting with a bamboo brush, and designing and printing your
own “chop”. We will delve into the life of Hokusai who was the most
prolific master of UKIYO-E ( famous wave paintings).
Modern Art Mania, Instructor: Ms. Susan Oyler
With the inspiration of Modern Art Masters like Klimt, Picasso,
Kandinsky, Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and more, children will
learn about this very important period in art and about the process of
painting in the abstract, shapes, color, texture, pattern, etc…They will
be painting with acrylics on canvas, pastel on paper and watercolor.
Some mixed media will be used as well to create dynamic art ready for
your walls at home. Super creative camp, young artists will develop a
sense of understanding for Abstract Art.
Please enjoy photos of the art created by the 2012 Summer Camp Students!
To Register for the Classes complete the
registration form and email it to Linda @ ToscanaStudioAndGallery.com.
Pay in person at Toscana Studio and Gallery,
9040 North Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, AZ 85704.
Send payment to Toscana
Studio and Gallery, 9040 North Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, AZ 85704.