MAC – Multnomah Arts Center Events

2015 Summer Camps!

Important Camp Information—Please Read Carefully

FOOD/DRINKS REQUIREMENTS: Please bring a water bottle and snacks for 1/2 day camps, or a water bottle, snacks, and a sack lunch for full day camps.

PICK-UP/DROP-OFF: MAC cannot accommodate early drop-off or late pick-up. Please list all individuals authorized to pick up your child on the Participant Emergency Form. Any other arrangements must be requested in writing and approved by a Program Director.

REQUIRED FORMS: Participant Emergency Form — This form is required for all students and must be submitted to the MAC main office BEFORE the first day of camp. Please let MAC staff know if you have a current camp form already on file at MAC. Students who do not have this form on file will not be allowed to attend camp until this form is submitted. Please ask the MAC office staff for the form or download it here: Participant Emergency Form

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION FORM: If your child requires the administration of any medications during camp, the Medical Administration form must be submitted one week in advance of camp start date. Please ask the MAC office staff for the form or download it here: Medical Administration Form

Summer Camps 2015!

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Visual Art Camps

Little Artists Ages 3 – 5

Discover your creative spirit! Stir imaginations as you explore different textures, colors and shapes, moods and feelings. Build self-confidence and develop an appreciation for art through hands-on experiences. Who knows what hidden artistic talents you’ll find! Children in camp for ages 3-5 must be potty trained.

1028341 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Jul. 20 – 24 $120 [5 classes] Audrey Lungershausen
1023768 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 10 – 14 $120 [5 classes] Susie Kaplan
1025641 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 17 – 21 $120 [5 classes] Susie Kaplan

Material World Ages 5 – 8

Have you ever wanted to make your own art supplies and materials from scratch? Blend science and art, mixing concoctions from home-made watercolor paint, chalk, paper, and more from natural and recycled materials. Take home ‘recipes’ to continue your colorful creative journey.

1025736 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Jul. 27 – 31 $120 [5 classes] Sarah Fagan

Bookmaking from Around the World Ages 5 – 8

Travel through history and across cultures to create book structures from every continent but Antarctica—even outer space! Think Totem Poles as narrative devices from North America. Mysterious knotted quipus from Peru, and decorative Girdle books from Medieval England. See what storytelling means from different times and places!

1025737 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 17 – 21 $120 [5 classes] Sarah Fagan

Drawing & Painting Animals Ages 6 – 9

Do you love animals? Pique your curiosity and creativity developing drawing and painting skills using different media—pencil, ink, pastels and water-based paint. Discover dimension and depth while producing unique compositions. Bring your favorite furry creatures and flying friends to life!

1028474 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 10 – 14 $120 [5 classes] Alex Chiu

Junior Picassos Ages 6 – 9

Discover the artist within you! Who knows what hidden talent you will find? Create masterpieces with chalk, crayon, glue, wood, clay, pencils, paint, and more. Through hands-on experiences, boost your creativity and let your imagination soar!

1028478 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Jul. 20 – 24 $260 [5 classes] Nate Orton & Shelley Chamberlin
1032088 M – W 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Aug. 24 – 26 $156 [3 classes] Shelley Chamberlin & Nate Orton

Faces & Figures—Draw, Paint, Print & More Ages 9 – 13

Explore the art of creating fabulous faces and figures. First focus on drawing in pastels, painting with acrylics and other media—all about faces. Discover useful ways to draw and paint strong expressions and create vibrant works of colorful art. Next, learn tools and techniques to draw hands, feet, and the whole body. Draw the figure from life as well as photographs. Finally, learn how to bind your favorite creations into beautiful artist’s books to take home and treasure.

1027007 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Aug. 10 – 14 $260 [5 classes] Tobi Kibel Piatek & Nate Orton

Young da Vincis Ages 8 – 13

Become a well-rounded artist! Explore art forms like sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and more. Gain understanding of color, perspective, texture and materials while creating masterpieces to take home and enjoy for years.

Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, claymation, cartooning, comics, & zine making.

1028335 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Jul. 27 – 31 $260 [5 classes] Alex Chiu & Nate Orton

Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, & mixed media.

1028336 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Aug. 17 – 21 $260 [5 classes] Nate Orton

Fashion Art Ages 10 – 15

Through a variety of art projects, try your hand at fashion sketching, clothing and fabric design, display and marketing design. Working from many resources, find inspiration from history and contemporary influences. Explore the importance of design elements such as color, line and composition in visual presentations.

1025637 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 3 – 7 $120 [5 classes] Tobi Kibel Piatek
1025638 M – F 1 – 3:30 pm Aug. 3 – 7 $120 [5 classes] Tobi Kibel Piatek

The World in Photo & Story Ages 13-17

Become an artist spy this summer! Translate observation skills into digital photographs and writing. Travel around Multnomah Village and record what you see. Explore how photos fit into writing. Maybe you’ll write a mystery set in Gabriel Park, a play staged in Annie Bloom’s, or compose a Fat City Cafe poem. Leave class with a book to share including digital prints. Bring a writing utensil and a current digital camera. This camp will travel off site.

1029937 M – F 10 am – 3 pm Aug. 3 – 7 $260 [5 classes] Jenna Gersbach-King & Amy Minato

Basketry Workshop Ages 8 & Up

Make two full-size baskets and several small fun projects while learning the basics of rattan basketmaking. Weave a base, with shapes and patterns and learn the materials and tools that are used. Many color choices as well as natural materials will be available. The skills developed in this workshop will lay the foundation for an inexpensive and useful lifelong hobby. Camp guidelines do not apply for this 2-day workshop.

1028426 M -Tu. 9:30 am-12:30 pm Aug. 3 – 4 $80 [2 classes] Carol Ross & Roger Besselievre

Dance Camps

Yoga & Dance Camps

Explore yoga movement and creative dance through activity, games, songs, group yoga, meditation, jokes, trick and basic postures. Cultivate life skills such as cooperation, self-control, agility, strength, flexibility, relaxation tools and creativity. Be better prepared for everyday life, sports and school with exercises that benefit both mind and body. Please bring a blanket to class, and a mat if you have one.

For Families—Kids Ages 5 – 10
Parent or guardian welcome to register and attend with your child. Children may also register and attend alone.

1026994 M – F 9:15 am – 12:15 pm Jul. 20 – 24 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby

For Kid’s Only—Ages 5 – 10

1026991 M – F 1 – 4 pm Jul. 20 – 24 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby

Dance Magic—Three Kinds Ages 4 – 7

The first steps of ballet, the first leaps of jazz and the joy and wonder of creative movement! Stretch, jump, whirl into several different forms of dance. Make ballerina dolls, tiaras and position guide maps. Mix different muscle groups with different ways to move the body.

1028102 M – F 9:15 am – 12:15 pm Jul. 27 – 31 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby

Princesses, Princes, Kings & Queens Ages 4 – 7

Travel to enchanting places and times! Develop fine and royal qualities. Cultivate grace, poise and internal strength. Through movement, song, and arts and crafts, expand coordination, train your ear and feed your imagination.

1026880 M – F 1 – 4 pm Jul. 27 – 31 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby

Dance Around the World

Have a great time celebrating dance! Explore simple movements from various cultures around the world. Develop good technique, improved coordination and teamwork. Make new friends while discovering cultural customs and costumes that bring excitement to a variety of dances!

Theatre Camps

Playing Fables Ages 4 – 6

Explore the world of folklore, fables and tall tales! Learn about story telling and performing arts by working as a class team to act out well known fables. Then collaborate to develop your very own fable, with sets, props and costumes. There will be a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp.

1032183 M – F 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Aug. 24 – 48 $120 [5 classes] Leah White

French Folk Tales Ages 10 – 14

Character analysis and stage presence shine through the development of two hilarious short folktales. Excellent opportunity to experience the challenging and exciting arc of performing a play. Plays will be performed in a showcase open to the public on the last day of camp.

1030204 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Aug. 24 – 28 $210 [5 classes] Adrienne Flagg

The Devil in Poe’s Belfry Ages 13 – 18

Learn the foundations of adapting material through the creation of dialogue, innovative staging of poetry, and physicalizing the author’s intent. Writing, movement and performance skills will be challenged and stretched as the cast builds a rich, dark. and haunting performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s work. The play will be performed in a showcase open to the public on the last day of camp.

1030202 M – F 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Aug. 17 – 21 $245 [5 classes] Adrienne Flagg

Musical Theatre — Guys & Dolls, Jr. Ages 9 – 17

Experience the thrill of performing in this 3 week intensive. Find fulfillment and expression on stage and enjoy the fun and camaraderie of a great summer day camp. Caring directors and instructors will lead the cast to a full production of Guys and Dolls, Jr. which culminates in 3 main-stage shows August 7 – 9. Explore acting, singing, and dancing and improve your theatrical skills as you build friendships and gain confidence. Guys & Dolls, Jr. features great roles, tons of fun dance numbers and loads of catchy tunes. There’s a part for everyone in this exhilarating educational experience!

Performances: Fri., Aug. 7 & Sat., Aug. 8 at 7 pm & Sun., Aug. 9 at 3 pm

1024011 M – F for 3 Weeks! 9:30 am – 4:30 pm • July 20 – August 7 $630 [15 classes] Rachael Brown, Ashleigh Bragg & Alberta Hardy