About our program & visual arts curriculum
The Portside’s Summer Arts Camp introduces children ages 4-7 Minnow and 8-12 Sharks to the fundamentals of arts education through hands-on visual arts and arts integration activities, as well as theater arts, character building and out bound field trips.
Portside’s summer camp will allow children to experience many different art forms such as; drawing, painting, printmaking, clay sculpture, mosaic, collage, puppetry, found object sculpture and more.
Our visual arts curriculum is designed to teach our students about different art materials, tools, and techniques. We introduce our students to a wide variety of materials such as acrylic paint, oil pastels, ink, paper mache, clay, canvas, chalk pastels, charcoal, paint brushes, and much more.
Our programming finds it important to incorporate recycled materials into our projects as a way to teach students how to re-use and re-imagine everyday objects.
Throughout the summer our students will learn visual arts skills such as; composition, perspective, form, line, gesture, light and color, depth, expression, proportion and texture. Every week our campers learn about different artists, art forms, and cultures from around the world.
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