School’s Out is a day camp program for school-age children. It is offered on selected days that Columbia Public Schools and surrounding school districts are closed for Teacher Work Days. Home School children are always welcome too! During the day, participating students complete different art projects in various media (Ceramics, Fibers, and Mixed Media). Between the media blocks, they have time to play both indoor and outdoor games and enjoy snacks.
Designed with working parents in mind, School’s Out provides a one- or multiple-day solution to the scheduling conflict caused by Teacher Work Days. School’s Out offers parents an affordable, safe alternative to daycare.
The rotating block schedule of School’s Out enables students to engage in a variety of creative learning experiences. Each day will have a different theme, and all projects created that day will relate to that theme. Camp runs from 8:00 am- 5:00 pm.
WE ARE STILL REQUIRING EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK INSIDE DURING CLASSES - BOTH STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS. WE ARE REVIEWING THE POLICY EVERY MONTH, AND STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED ASAP IF SOMETHING CHANGES.
Drop off: 7:45-8:15
Pick up: 4:45-5:00
Food: Please bring a lunch, 2 snacks, and a water bottle. Art-making works up an appetite!
What to wear: Sometimes we get messy working with clay, paint and other media so dress accordingly. Please be sure to bring appropriate outerwear for the weather as we will generally go outside.
**WE WILL ONLY HOST IF WE HAVE AT LEAST 5 STUDENTS**
Dates and Themes
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - Already filled!
You guessed it, today is all about shapes! Shapes are the building blocks of any art-making, so we’ll explore different kinds as well as different ways to use them. We’ll also discuss how art (and artists!) comes in all different shapes and sizes, and we’ll celebrate our ability to both fit in and stand out!
Monday, October 4, 2021
MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO
Today is all about repetition and pattern. Whether we realize it or not, a lot of our ideas are sparked by something else we’ve seen or heard. We’ll explore how artists use inspiration all around them for their artwork and of course we’ll create our own inspired pieces!
Thursday, October 28, 2021
RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT
Today we’ll speed things up and slowwww things down! We will explore ways to make art quickly as well as ways to slow our art-making down. We’ll explore what moving fast and moving slow does to our bodies and brains and how we can harness the power of speed to help us in our art-making!
Friday, October 29, 2021
EVERYBODY, EVERY BODY
Today is all about how we use our bodies when we make art! We will explore the different parts of our bodies (and of course our brains) that we use when we create something, as well as how making art can change the way we feel in our bodies and our heads. And of course we’ll use our incredible bodies to make incredible artwork today!
Friday, November 12, 2021
OH THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
Today we will explore art, artists and ideas from around the world. We’ll learn about art of today as well as art from long ago, and of course we’ll try our hand at replicating some of our favorite artworks created in many different places!
Monday, January 17, 2022
In honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and countless others, today we will celebrate what makes you, you! We will learn about artists and artwork that is proudly original, and of course we will try to make work that is uniquely ours!
Friday, February 18, 2022
We’re going back in time today! We’ll talk about cultures, artists and artwork from the past and learn about how historians discover facts about the past from pieces and fragments of art. We’ll also work on replicating some of our favorite pieces and try to guess what people in the future will think about our art!
Monday, February 21, 2022
EYES ON ME
Today we’ll explore how our eyes (and brains!) perceive the world around us. We’ll talk about how our brains can perceive color, pattern, depth and more! And of course we’ll learn how artists use this knowledge to change the way we view a work of art, and we’ll try using those same techniques to create art that “tricks the eye”!
Friday, March 4, 2022
ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER...
Today is all about things that are the same, and things that are different! We’ll explore the unique ways we can express ourselves with our art, and talk about art and artists that broke the mold.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
IT'S JUST A THOUGHT...
Today we’ll explore how a simple thought becomes a work of art! We’ll talk about artists and inventors who started with a simple idea and made something totally new. And of course we’ll turn our thoughts and ideas into artwork of our own!
March 28 - April 1, 2022
COLOR ME HAPPY!
As the earth warms up and days get longer, we will spend the week celebrating all the colors of the rainbow! We will learn about how our bodies and brains see color, how colors are used in art, and even how different colored materials are made! We will discuss the properties of colors and discover what makes a color natural or man-made, primary, secondary or complementary, bright or dull (to name just a few!) We will also explore the feelings that different colors give us, and how we can harness this information to make our own colorful creations!