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Irving Arts Center Multi-Arts Camps: The Grand Canyon State (Ages 6-12)

Irving Arts Center

The Grand Canyon State Multi-Arts Camp

Schedule: June 11- 15, 2018 (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Ages 6 – 12
Cost: $210

Overview:  Jack Rabbits and Native American design from paper coil baskets to weaving are featured with a musical soundtrack, The Grand Canyon Suite, the perfect accompaniment to Arizona’s grand beauty.

Jack Rabbit Illustration
(Visual Arts/Painting & Drawing/Animal & Habitat Studies)
Campers will study and sketch the desert habitat of the native jack rabbit along with the animal’s anatomy in preparation for a finished painting in watercolor or acrylic.
Instructor: Kiba Jacobson

Paper Coil Baskets
(Visual Arts/Craft/3D)
Traditional basketry is transformed into a contemporary fine craft. Paper coiling core is shaped and glued in layers in the same manner as a clay coil pot is constructed. Baskets will be painted in watercolors with patterns inspired by the Papago, Navajo, and Apache cultures of Native Americans that reside in Arizona.

Instructor: Linda Disosway

Weaving with Native American Designs
(Visual Arts/Textiles/Fiber Arts/Design)        
Campers will learn how to weave and create pieces inspired by American Indian patterns and motifs found on blankets and rugs.
Instructor: Nancy Petty

“Greetings from Route 66” Tunnel Books
 (Visual Arts/Drawing & Painting/Graphic Design/Book Arts)
Inspired by vintage tourist postcards, create an amazing journey from Chicago to the Santa Monica pier with a constructed tunnel book featuring cities and attractions you might see traveling along Route 66.
Instructors: Sheila Cunningham

Intro to Piano: The Grand Canyon Suite
Piano instruction and performance opportunities for all skill levels are offered in this class. Activities will include learning the basics of reading music, exploring Native American music, listening maps for The Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé and individual practice time on the keyboards. Extra enrichment opportunities are provided for campers with intermediate or advanced skills.
Instructor: Linda Ammons

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3333 North MacArthur Boulevard · Irving, TX 75062