Beginning in JULY, please, JOIN us as we celebrate our 20th Birthday Year with Three-Thrilling & Fun-Filled Weeks of Art, Puppet Theater and Garden-Farming!
Our Art and Garden-Farming day-camps are designed for children 5 years and older, teens, and, BIG people too!
We are ALL creative creatures and all deserve a chance to playfully work our selves back into a healthy, happy and balanced left and right brained world! Hooray!
Space is limited, so register as soon as you can! Don’t miss out on our big summer of birthday fun!
CAMP #1 TCFF PUPPET CAMP! This is our fourth year of creating a musical puppet show for the Kidsfest at the Traverse City Film Fest! Once again, we’ll be working with the multi-talented, musician and composer Rokko Jans, along with a lovely group of TC SINGS! community choir folks we will WOW this years’ TCFF Kidsfest attendees with a special and original musical puppet theater production–currently titled “Shakespear’s Daughter’s Garden” (title could change).
TCFF PUPPET CAMP, 2-weeks! July 21-31st, and July 28-August 1, 10am to 2pm, daily, M-F, with a special performance on Friday (times of performance tbd) This camp held at O’k Art Studio, 514 Second St. in the Alley, Traverse City, MI. Fee: $150 (10 days)
TCFF Puppet Campers will get a chance to create “toy theaters” and explore and create a musical, puppet performance with a Shakespearean twist. This camp includes learning story-scripting, drawing out a storyboard, how-to make puppets and the ancient art of mask-making w. present day-recycled materials. Two performances are being scheduled at weeks’ end at the TCFF Kidsfest, likely on Friday, August 1st, or Saturday August 2nd.
CAMP #2 GARDEN-FARMING CAMP! We LOVE being outdoors and spending time in the “tame” gardens and in the “wild” woods where we observe amazing things, have tons of energetic adventures and excellent explores that inspire us to learn about our connection and relationships to the big, wide world. And we’re going to write (and draw) all about it!
GARDEN-FARMING CAMP, 1-week! Aug.4-8th, 10am to 2pm, daily, M-F, with a family picnic and “book-signing” at our Friday Market at the Peace Patch Garden, in Traverse City. This camp held in a couple of places: at Spanglish! in the Village of Grand Traverse Commons, near our beloved Munson Woods, and, @ O’k Art Studio, 514 Second St. in the Alley, Traverse City, MI. Schedule/location will be shared once registration is complete. Fee: $130 (5 days)
We’re going to hang out in the woods and at a few urban garden-farm sites and consider where our food comes from, and who eats what, and why a forest-garden can teach us LOT’S about making us better designers of healthier, garden-farms! We’ll be journaling, cartooning, and interviewing other garden-farmers and learning ways in which soil, water, mushrooms and worms are as important as the seeds we plant!
CAMP #3: LANSING PUPPET CAMP! A special HELLO to LANSING, Michigan! Thank you very much, Lansing, for being our birth-place and nurturing our creative, kid-making art-hearts for the first nine years as: ARTSPACE! So many good friends and so many wonderful memories of Summer Art Camps in the Old Town neighborhood on Turner Street in North Lansing, Michigan!
To reconnect with our Lansing families we are offering a week of LANSING PUPPET CAMP, 1- week, August 11th-15th—10am to 2pm, daily, M-F, with a special performance on Friday! Location tba. Fee: $130 (5 days)
Puppet Campers will explore the entertaining world of “toy theater”, learning story-scripting, drawing out a storyboard, how to make puppets and the ancient art of mask-making w. a present day-recycled twist, performance creation and how to make our puppets move—with a final Toy Theater Puppet Show Extravaganza!
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