Arts Camp

Summer 2017

Tucker Arts Camp

June 26th – August 11th, Monday – Friday

Registration Opens March 1st 

Tucker Arts Camp travels the world! Over the course of seven weeks, children experience arts, music, movement and cultures from diverse countries around the world at our beautiful SE Portland campus.
Our campus offers a large organic garden, chickens, goats, a rock-climbing wall, and plenty of space for children to be inspired by the natural world and enjoy fun in the summer sun.

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For children entering Preschool (minimum age 3) in Fall 2017:
Time:
8:30-2:00 with an extended day option from 2:00-5:30
Price:$199/week ($229 after 4/15) + $110/week for Extended Care

For children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade Fall 2017:
Time:
8:30-2:00 with an extended day option from 2:00-5:30
Price: $239/week ($269 after 4/15) + $110/week for Extended Care

Attend a minimum of 4 weeks and receive a 10% discount.
Attend all 7 weeks and receive a 15% discount.

Weekly Offerings: Register for individual weeks, days, or the entire summer! We’ll be exploring:

  • June 26 – June 30 – Vibrant Arts of South America
  • July 3 – 7 – The Roots of Americana (Shortened week in observance of July 4th, 80% tuition price)
  • July 10 – 14 – Asian Art Treasures
  • July 17 – 21 – African Artistry in Motion
  • July 24 – 28 – Joyful Expressions of the Caribbean
  • July 31 – August 4 – Australian & New Zealand Aboriginal Arts
  • August 7 – 11 – The Legacy of European Artistry

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A Day at Tucker Arts Camp

For children entering Preschool (ages 3-5) in Fall 2017

The day begins at 8:30 when our younger artists gather in their Home Studios to engage in creative and imaginative play, sing, dance and move their bodies to rhythms from around the world. Children participate in art projects in their Home Studios, including ceramics, mixed media and painting. Creative time is a balance of free exploration and expression as well as structured, adult guided projects. Lunch and ample time to explore the natural world and play in our beautiful outdoor campus is also included in the daily schedule. The Camp portion of the day concludes at 2:00pm with an Extended Care option available until 5:30 for an additional fee.

For children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in Fall 2017

Children gather at 8:30 each morning with the Tucker Arts Camp community to listen to live music, participate in movement activities to get the creative flow moving and make new friends. Children then break into smaller community groups where they begin their daily Art Studio rotation.. Art Studios are led by talented and passionate Studio Artists and supported by Studio Counselors. Examples of Art Studios include ceramics, mix media, painting, photography, music and dance to name a few. Next in the day is a break to eat lunch, explore the Tucker Arts Camp gardens, gather creative inspiration and play in our beautiful outdoor campus. Children then rotate to a second Art Studio and then gather once more with the larger Tucker Art Camp community to close the day with more music and fun. The Camp portion of the day concludes at 2:00pm. For those that need additional child care, an Extended Care option is available until 5:30pm for an additional fee.

At Tucker Arts Camp, we believe:

  • All children have a unique voice, one that is to be encouraged and expressed
  • Art, music and culture are vital for the social and emotional well being of children
  • In creating an environment that respects diversity and fosters empathy and compassion for oneself, for one another and for the natural world.
  • In nurturing creativity and building confidence.Tucker Maxon Ppt (3)