VIRTUAL CRAFT CAMPS 2021 | Kids Out and About Austin

VIRTUAL CRAFT CAMPS 2021


*The event has already taken place on this date: Mon, 07/26/2021
This summer, join HCCC for week-long virtual craft camps for kids between the ages of 5 and 12. Virtual Craft Camp is designed to encourage creativity, experimentation, and self-expression, while introducing kids to a variety of craft materials and processes.

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This year, camp options include one track recommended for 5 – 8 years old and another recommended for 9 – 12 years old.

Younger kids will tour various craft processes in our mixed-media camp, focusing on nature-inspired projects such as natural dyeing, paper-mache birds, and found-plant weavings. Older children will jump into an in-depth exploration of wearable craft. Projects include polymer-clay charm bracelets, designing and embroidering patches, and repeating-pattern printing on fiber.

HOW DOES VIRTUAL CRAFT CAMP WORK?

  • Campers will receive a kit with the materials for the week and can participate whenever is best for your family during the day.
  • Each day, pre-recorded videos will lead campers through looking and critically thinking about craft and hands-on projects. Explore the plants in HCCC’s Craft Garden, and visit our resident artists’ studios from the comfort of your home.
  • Experienced teaching artists will guide campers through our art-making activities and will be available to answer any technical questions.
  • Projects are designed for campers to work independently; however, at times, your child might need additional support. For younger campers, we recommend parent help.
  • HCCC staff are available to answer your questions throughout the week.
  • The week culminates with a Zoom Show & Tell, where each camper will be able to show off their favorite camp project and chat with other campers!
  • Each kit will include all materials and a printed book of instructions for each project. Kits can be picked up at HCCC anytime during public hours the week before your camp or shipped to you for an additional cost of $15. (See Kit Pick-up/Shipping Information below.)

VIRTUAL CRAFT CAMP OPTIONS

**Nature Craft Camp**
Recommended Ages: 5 – 8 years
Daily Time Block: 2 hours per day
HCCC Member Fee: $160 (per child, per session).
Become a member here.
Non-Member Fee: $175 (per child, per session)

The Nature Craft Camp is designed to introduce young artists to craft processes and techniques created especially for their specific learning development. Explore nature-inspired art by learning about plants and flowers in our Craft Garden through videos filmed on site, as well as from craft artists who use natural materials in their practice. Learn about how dye is made from plants such as matter, turmeric, and indigo; then, experiment with natural dyeing in your own home!  Kits include all the materials for these and other projects, such as nature paint brushes, paper-mache birds, and nature weavings.

**Wearable Craft Camp**
Recommended Ages: 8 -12 years
Daily Time Block: 3 hours per day
HCCC Member Fee: $160 (per child, per session).
Become a member here.
Non-Member Fee: $175 (per child, per session)

Dive into the world of wearable craft in this camp aimed at 8 – 12 year olds. Campers will explore and discuss how contemporary craft artists make works of art that are meant to be worn. Throughout the week, they will experiment with various mediums, such as polymer clay, paper, beads, and felt, to create their own handmade wearable art. Campers can practice their design skills by learning how to create a repeating-pattern design on fabric and use embroidery skills to make a patch for a jacket or bag. The kits provide all materials needed for the projects, including an embroidery hoop that your child can continue to use after camp!

REGISTRATION
Register online here.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and only available online. For technical help, please contact the HCCC Education Department at 713-529-4848 ext. 112 or email tfrank@crafthouston.orgBecome a member of Houston Center for Contemporary Craft to receive discounted HCCC Member fees.

KIT PICK-UP/SHIPPING INFORMATION
Once you’ve registered online, Craft Camp kits can be picked up at HCCC anytime during public hours the week before your camp or shipped to you for an additional cost of $15 per kit.  If you choose to have your kit shipped, please complete your online registration at least 7 business days before the first day of the camp session to ensure your kit arrives on time. Contact education@crafthouston.org with any questions or special requests.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Camp sessions are subject to cancellation or change due to low enrollment.  Registrants will be notified 7 days in advance if the session is cancelled.  If registrants need to cancel their reservation, they will receive a full refund, if they do so 7 days or more in advance of the session start date. Registrants should notify HCCC immediately of cancellation, so that children on the waiting list may attend in their place.


*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
Contact name: 
Tarina Frank
The event has already taken place on this date: 
07/26/2021
Time: 
9:00AM
Price: 
HCCC member $160, non-member $175

Ages

4-5 years 6-8 years 9-12 years