School’s Out is a day camp program for school-age children (ages 5 & up). 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.
Dates and Themes
JUST ADDED - Monday, January 24, 2022 & Tuesday, January 25, 2022
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!
Important information for parents (click here)
COVID-19 Class Rules
Child Information Sheet REQUIRED for each child.
Authorized Release Form REQUIRED ONLY if you wish your child to be picked up by someone other than you. (See note in Parents' Information.)
You will need to complete the Child Information Sheet and the Authorized Release Form (if applicable) on an annual basis. You may update your information anytime by contacting us at email@example.com.
We have a limited amount of FREE spots for low-income families who are interested in this all-day program. You will need to download and fill out these two forms: Youth Programs Scholarship Application & Child Info Sheet, and email them to us with (1) identification for all adults in the household, (2) proof of family income, and (3) proof of family address. Once we receive all of this information, we will send you a confirmation email if you have been approved!