Get your hands messy this week! Campers will design and create 3D pieces using clay, model magic, papier mâché, and found objects. They will work with a variety of tools to discover unique properties of these unconventional mediums. Each week finishes with a student art exhibition for family & friends!
This week’s camp features two special guest artists in our live sessions – Fana Soro and Marjie Chud!
Fana Soro is a musician, dancer and educator originally from Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) in West Africa. Campers will sing, dance, and play along with his djembe drum while learning a little bit about his West African culture! Campers from Aurora Grove PS, Devins Drive PS, Our Lady of Grace CES, and St. Joseph CES may recognize this familiar face.
Marjie Chud is a professional theatre artist/educator and works at Young People’s Theatre, the nation’s largest theatre for young audiences organization. Marjie will lead fun interactive drama games that will ignite your camper’s imagination and encourage them to get up, get moving, and channel their “inner-silly”!
Home Is Where The Art Is – Virtual Camp
Home Is Where the Art Is is a unique blend of live-online and offline learning. Campers will be provided with 1-2 video tutorials daily that they can do at their own pace. In addition to this, each day campers will be able to log-on to our virtual camp platform, Google Classroom, for a live-online session for 1-1.5 hours, where they can interact with their friends and counsellors.
Young Artist Studio live-online sessions will take place for 1 hour daily. At time of registration you will have the option to choose between two classroom times, depending on availability:
9:00 am – 10:00 am daily
10:30 am – 11:30 am daily
Offline tutorials will be available for you to download on Google Classroom daily.
What about art supplies?
For each week that your child is registered, they will receive their own art kit which contains all of the artist-quality tools and materials they will need to create their projects from home, including a camper t-shirt! Art kits will be available for parents/guardians for curbside pick-up at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (1400 Wellington St East, Aurora) from 5:00 pm -6:30 pm on the Thursday before your camp week unless otherwise stated.
What equipment will my child need?
- Computer/laptop or tablet with web browser and internet access.
- Webcam and microphone will be required to participate in live-online sessions.
- Personal Gmail email address. Please note that contrary to what was previously posted, we have now discovered that institutional email addresses (i.e. YCDSB/YRDSB/other school boards, work, or university) will NOT be able to access Google Classroom as these institutions restrict access. You will need a PERSONAL Gmail email address to be able to access our Google Classroom. If you or your camper do not already have a personal Gmail account you will need to create one. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this.
- Basic items such as pencils, pens, erasers, scissors, glue, markers, etc
The rest is provided by us in your art kit!
What are we doing about security?
We are ensuring a safe place for campers to connect via Google Classroom. This is a secure platform that most public school boards in the area (i.e. YCDSB & YRDSB) have also been using to introduce students to distance learning over the past several months, so you and your camper will be familiar with this platform. As always, Aurora Cultural Centre full-time staff, Education & Outreach Manager Leanne DiMonte will be involved in the planning of activities and participate and oversee live-online sessions. At all times your camper will be interacting with multiple other campers and at least two counsellors in live-online session classrooms.