Kids’ Art Camps [2013]

The Denmark Arts Center’s popular arts camps are an indelible part of a Maine summer.  We are pleased to be able to once again offer a full program of workshops for ages 6 to 16.  Advance registration is recommended—see here to register your child.

NOTE: We have changed our fee waiver structure.  We are pleased to offer full scholarships to local families as needed. Please see our scholarship page here.

Beginning Pottery w/Kathy Banks
Monday, July 15-Wednesday, July 17, 9-10:30am
+ Wednesday, July 24-Friday, July 26, 9:10-30am, $50

Come learn all about clay with local potter Kathy Banks.  Students will begin with simple slab work, learning abourt patterns, seams, and basic forming.  Then, the following week, students will paint and glaze thier works.  All students will go home with a finished, fired work.
Suitable for ages 6-10; 10 students max.

Advanced Pottery, w/Kathy Banks
Monday, July 15-Wednesday, July 17, 12:30-3pm
+ Wednesday, July 24-Friday, July 26, 12:30-3pm, $50

For more advanced potters, a more advanced class! In this workshop, we’ll develop both forming techniques (coil building, slab architecture) and finishing techniques (burnishing, raku glazes), and even have a turn at the wheel. Students will leave with a finished, glazed work.
Suitable for ages 11+; 10 students max.

Kathy Banks is a resident of Denmark, and teaches art at the Denmark/Brownfield Elementary School. She’s inspired by all things in nature, especially her garden.

Art Making, w/Kumi Yamashita
Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2, 9:am-12:30pm, $50

Join Ms. Kumi for a week exploring numerous methods and materials for establishing a practice of art-making. Students will focus on self-directed projects, with Ms. Kumi providing hands-on guidance. Students will also work collaboratively on a single, large-scale work.
Sutable for ages 8+; 15 students max.

Kumi Yamashita is an artist based in New York City, whose work transmutes the simplest of materials (nails & thread, folded paper) into complex, photo-realistic imagery. Her most recent work is currently hanging in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. 

Filmmaking, w/Jamie Hook
Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9,  9-12:30, $50

Join DAC director and filmmaker Jamie Hook for a week devoted to the creation of a single short film. We’ll stage a crash-course in all aspects of the craft, from story and scripting through editing. Completed films will premiere in a gala showing Friday evening at 5pm. Suitable for ages 10+; 15 students max.

Jamie Hook is an award-winning filmmaker and theater director, whose most recent feature, VacationLand, took the Best Maine Film prize at the Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival this past April. 

Musical Theater, w/Mary Bastoni
Monday, August 12- Friday, August 16, 9am-12:30pm, $50


Join Mary Bastoni on a fun-filled week putting on an original musical.  Students will learn vocal warmups, solo and group songs, and character development. The class culminates in a production on Friday, August 16 at 1pm. Suitable for kids aged 6-16; 15 students max.

Mary Bastoni has been a beloved fixture of DAC summers for the past 18  years. She has directed numerous shows for Arts in Motion, among other companies.

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