Monday morning art walk Week 1 of ACT 2019 Summer Arts & Leadership Camp
ACT Summer Arts & Leadership Camp
ACT 2019 Summer Arts & Leadership Day Camp
WEEKLY THEMES & ACTIVITIES & REGISTRATION
Space is limited to 20 youth.. Cost is $150 per week per camper, $200 for siblings.
Applications available at the ACT Gallery or text or call 918 457-7345.
WEEK 1: Arts for All - Art is for everyone, art is everywhere!
Self-portrait- Eyes, Smile, Sound, Hand. Drawing – Perspective, Proportion, Play. Poetry. Music, tour downtown businesses to see art in action.
Word of the Week - Joy
Behind the Scenes Friday - River City Players
Volunteer - River City Players/ACT Gallery
WEEK 2: My Neighborhood !
Architecture, Murals, Public Parks and Gardens. Bird Watching. Grow a seed. Acrylic painting. Creative Writing.. Rock painting. Chalk art. Mural design. Garden Art/Fairy Garden.
Word of the Week - Community
Behind the Scenes Friday - City Park with Garden Club
Volunteer - Nasturtium Garden Club.
WEEK 3: History and Culture
History Trail, Cherokee Nation downtown Museums, Pottery, Storytelling. Basket Weaving. Moccasins
Word of the Week: Family
Behind the Scenes Friday - Cherokee Heritage Center
Volunteer @ Cherokee Heritage Center
WEEK 4: Celebrating America - Coast to Coast, Lighthouses, Hospitality and the Thompson House.
Map-reading, Boat-building/ Knots, Sewing a bag, Oil painting, Vase Faces/Silhouettes. Famous oil painters.
Word of the Week - Hero
Behind the Scenes Friday - Thompson House
Volunteer @ Thompson House.
WEEK 5: Oceans, Lakes, Rivers and Streams
Globe, Sunrise and Sunset, Paper mache Pinatas, Pen Pals, Rainbows, Watercolor Painting. Large rock painting. Fish and Insect Art
Word of the Week: Beauty
Behind the Scenes Friday – Water Quality
Volunteer - Clean up trash along creek downtown @ park.
WEEK 6: Mountains, Landscapes, Waterfalls, Stained-Glass Windows
Rice bag Sculpture, Sun-Catcher, Graphic Design, Recycled colored glass yard art, Paint waterfall at creek /paint plein air landscape, sidewalk chalk art, Shell art
Word of the Week: Challenge
Behind the Scenes Friday - Tour churches with stain-glass downtown
Volunteer - Feed My Sheep
WEEK 7: Treasures In Your Own Backyard
Exploring Art in Me, Final Self portrait, Careers and Travel, Heritage art project, Mask-making/tiara- bead work, Poetry, Butterflies, Photography
Word of the Week - Imagination
Behind the Scenes Friday - Hunter's Home
Volunteer - Hunter's Home
July 29-Aug. 2
WEEK 8: Lights, Camera, Action: Party/Event/Exhibit Planning for a Fashion Show and Art Show
Getting ready for a Fashion Show/an Art Show- Team planning, Concept to Production, Behind the Scenes or In Front of the Camers- It takes Everyone, Cupcake decorating/eating, History of Clothing/Costumes,
Word of the Week - Leadership
Behind the Scene's Friday – Art Show/Fashion Show End of Camp Party
ACT Summer Arts & Leadership Day Camp 2019
Date:_____ Name:______________________________ Age ____ Grade in School _____
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Parent(s) Name :________________________________ Cell Number _________________
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Authorized people to pick up camper ________________________________________________ Cell #s________________
Parent(s) ____________________________________________ agrees to provide $150 donation on Monday for each week of camp for _____________________________ or $200 for two siblings ___________________________.
Signature of responsible party ____________________________________________
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Dear Campers and Family,
The ACT Summer Arts and Leadership Day Camp began Monday, June 3 and was full of art fun, new friends and leadership activities. Week 2 - 8 are also going to be lots and lots of arts enrichment! Doors open at 7:45 and we appreciate if you will sign your camper in and out every day. Pick up is 5:15 and please text/call if you are held up so campers and staff don't worry. We suggest you use the back door as it's closest to the gallery.
Campers will want to bring a lunch and favorite snacks.We will also provide snacks, water and flavored water. Campers can eat at the Kawi Cafe daily and on Friday's we might eat at Boomerang, the Kawi Cafe or Oasis Health Foods and will communicate with parents via text and emails. We have a dorm fridge for lunches or snacks needing to be kept cool.
Every morning we plan to walk a few blocks weather/temperatures permitting so please be sure your camper wears comfortable shoes and clothing. Campers will be working with clay, so please bring a large old tee shirt to put over clothing when working with clay or other messy art work.
Thanks and if you have ANY questions don't hesitate to ask! See you Monday/This Summer!!
All the best,
ACT President and Camp Director
For those who asked, or wondered, a brief about the Camp Director-
A freelance journalist, publicist, watercolor artist, and mother of 5 (ages 21-41) and grandmother of 4, Renee Fite has written for the Tahlequah Daily Press the past decade. Her first career was Renee's School of Dance, teaching tap, ballet, jazz, modern, ballroom, Mommy and Me and Movements to Music. Her mother was a dance instructor in Muskogee, so Fite grew up around a dance lessons/annual recital routine, and thought everyone made art for fun or for something to do.
Newspaper work includes editor of Kid's World, Jenks, Stilwell, Westville and Fort Gibson newspapers and writer for the Muskogee Phoenix.
Five years ago Fite graduated from the Oklahoma Arts Council's Leadership Arts Class 7 and together with friends started the Arts Council of Tahlequah to promote the arts and encourage artists of all ages. As an artist she is mostly self-taught, but has taken classes in oil, watercolor and stained glass and continues to study with other artists,
Art teaching experience includes one year of weekly art classes at the Alternative School at Tahlequah High School. Classes such as pottery, basket weaving and papier mache that Fite was not as experienced in she invited friends who were to teach a workshop.
And that's how this summer camp will be - along with Fite, potter Jane Osti, Cherokee National Treasure; Jamil Jaser, an arts graduate from NSU, and Ellie Vega, Tahlequah High School art teacher - a variety of artists and musicians will visit the gallery this summer adding their particular expertise to the layers of enrichment.
Two goals for ACT are to establish an afterschool arts program for youth, and a junior arts council.