Summer Art Camps for Kids

Sign up for camp & have a blast, with so many options, it won’t end fast!

(Please note all titles are clickable to take you to sign up page!)

This summer, get the kids out of the house and into the studio with Art Camp at Art Lounge on 101! No matter where your child’s interest may lie, there is an art camp (or three) for them to explore their creativity and learn something new.

Kick off the summer with Art Camp.  Who says you have to choose just one?

Art Campwith Jesi Derfer, which will explore drawing, mixed media, mosaic and painting (July 24-28);

Around the World of Art Campwith Jessica Ferrone, where the cultures and artistic styles of Japan, Australia, England, Greece and Mexico will be examined (July 31-August 4);

and

Crafty Kids Mini Masters Art Campwith Jessica Ferrone, inspiration from the artistic greats like Picasso and Van Gogh will help teach various styles including surrealism, abstract, impressionism and mixed media (August 7-11).

For more information about each of these camps (including cost) or to sign-up, click on the title or check out our Calendar.

Summer Camps for Kids

Sign up for camp & have a blast, with so many options, it won’t end fast!

(Please note all titles are clickable to take you to sign up page!)

This summer, get the kids out of the house and into the studio with Art Camp at Art Lounge on 101! No matter where your child’s interest may lie, there is an art camp (or three) for them to explore their creativity and learn something new.

Kick off the summer with a weeklong Painting Camp (June 26-30). Local art teacher and mom Spramani Elaun will guide students through a series of exercises and practices to help them explore the wonders of acrylic painting. Students will leave class with a new understanding about painting techniques and their own special creations. If this class sounds like fun, be sure to join Spramani for Drawing Camp (July 10-14) or Mixed Media Camp (July 17-21). Hey you can even stay and play for all three—who says you have to choose just one?!

Other camps include:

Art Campwith Jesi Derfer, which will explore drawing, mixed media, mosaic and painting (July 24-28);

Around the World of Art Campwith Jessica Ferrone, where the cultures and artistic styles of Japan, Australia, England, Greece and Mexico will be examined (July 31-August 4);

and

Crafty Kids Mini Masters Art Campwith Jessica Ferrone, inspiration from the artistic greats like Picasso and Van Gogh will help teach various styles including surrealism, abstract, impressionism and mixed media (August 7-11).

For more information about each of these camps (including cost) or to sign-up, click on the title or check out our Calendar.

Morocco Exhibit: Before, During & After

journey (n.) —1. a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time. 2. passage or progress from one stage to another.

Whether physical, mental or spiritual, we tend to describe our journeys in the state of “during”—what we did or felt while we went through the actual experience. But what about the “before” and “after?” There must be some sort of preparation and digestion of events that goes into the bookends of our journey.

Over the last year, that has been my mindset as I prepared for, went on, and returned from my artist’s residency in Morocco. Even before I left for the cobbled streets of Tetouan, Morocco started to inspire me—weaving its bold colors and patterns into my work. It was on my mind… and in my spirit.

During my residency, I journeyed through two major projects. The first was an Artist Book that intricately combined Gelli prints and mixed media and my second project involved creating leather tote bags with a local leather smith.

In the year since my return, I’ve been hard at play creating pieces inspired by all of the amazing connections that I made in Morocco. Some with fellow artists, some with local artisans and some with dear Moroccans. All these relationships played a pivotal role in my journey and my growth as an artist. The mixed media pieces and paintings that came out of this process are as diverse as the people who inspired them, and represent my “After.”

Now that this journey is finally complete, I would like to invite you to join me in celebration of the culmination of this exciting time at my exhibit “Before, During & After” at First Street Gallery & Custom Framing (right next to Art Lounge!). My pieces will be on display from March  24- May 5, 2017, so be sure to check it out.

This show, will feature pieces that I created in all stages of this personal journey. I’m ecstatic to share with you all the effects that this period had on me artistically and personally… It’s only just recently that I’ve been able to articulate it.

As I transition from this journey, I prepare myself for the next… and I can’t wait to see what exciting growth and changes it brings!

“Before, During & After”
by Nancy Walter
First Street Gallery & Custom Framing
820 South Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Opening Reception: March 24, 2017, 6-8 pm
March 24 thru May 5, 2017

 

Give the Gift of Art Lounge

What better gift to give than that of artistic expression? Whether you’re looking for a birthday, bridal, graduation or baby shower gift, Art Lounge Gift Certificates are sure to please.

Available in $50, $75, $100 or $150 increments, these gift certificates can be applied to the registration cost of the class of the recipient’s choosing. Art Lounge offers classes taught by talented local artists in a wide range of mediums, from mosaics and watercolor to Gelli printing and art journaling to knitting and photography (and more). No matter the recipient’s experience or background, there is an Art Lounge class perfect for them—it’s a great opportunity to expand prior skills, try something completely new and grow friendships.

Perhaps the most fun part about these amazing gift certificates is that you can coordinate to take a class with the recipient, so you can spend even more time together, laughing, talking and creating—it’s a gift for you too!

If you’re interested in purchasing a Gift Certificate or registering for a class, check out our home page at www.ArtLoungeon101.com.