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Vashon Forest Clay Camp

Vashon Forest Clay Camp
Ages: 8-12
Mon-Fri, June 20-24 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $275 Member | $295 General (includes $35 materials fee)
Instructor: Laurie Thorpe
Location: Blue Heron Backyard

Join us for an artistic journey through the forests of Vashon. Build mushroom houses, textured “tree” vases, pinched feathered friends in their nests, silly coil slugs, bird/bee baths and more!

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Theatre Play – WAITLIST

Theatre Play - WAITLIST
Ages: 5-8
Mon-Fri, June 20-24 | 10:30 am-2 pm
Tuition: $230 Member | $245 General (includes $20 materials)
Instructor: Joy Ghigleri
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Downstairs Studio

Join us for a fun, creative, and imaginative introduction to the world of theatre. Play games and make crafts rooted in acting, dance, and story building. The goal of this camp is to expose children to the art of theatre and encourage the development of creativity, self-confidence, and collaboration all while having fun!

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Enchanted Meadow Art Camp

Enchanted Meadow Art Camp
Ages: 6-9
Mon-Fri, June 20-24 | 2-4 pm
Tuition: $135 Member | $150 General (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Gianna Ghigleri
Location: Heron Meadow and Blue Heron Backyard

Explore the magical Heron Meadow through art projects and games. Use paint to transform rocks into woodland creatures, create your own nature inspired stickers, make wildflower seed paper and invite feathered friends into your back yard with a whimsical handmade bird feeder. Play imaginative games that engage creative minds and active bodies.

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Natural Wonders Camp: Collaboration with VCA and Vashon Nature Center

Natural Wonders Camp: Collaboration with VCA and Vashon Nature Center
Ages: 6-10
Mon-Fri, June 27-July 1 | 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $335 Member | $355 General (includes $35 materials fee)
Instructors: Vale Martinez Espinoza, Paulina Barry
Location: Heron Meadow (Mon/Tues/Fri), Island Center Forest (Wed), Vashon Heritage Museum (Thu)

Campamento de verano “Maravillosa naturaleza”
Fecha: Del 27 de Junio al 1 de Julio
Horario: De 10 am a 3 pm
Dirigido a niñ@s de 6 a 10 años
Instructores: Valeria Martinez Espinoza, Paulina Barry y un mentor de estudiantes
Capacidad máxima del grupo: 15
Ubicación: Heron Meadow (Lunes/Martes/Viernes), Bosque Island Center (Miércoles), Museo del Patrimonio de Vashon (Jueves)

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Salish Sea Clay Camp

Salish Sea Clay Camp
Ages: 7-11
Mon-Fri, June 27-July 1 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $275 Member | $295 General (includes $35 materials fee)
Instructor: Laurie Thorpe
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Have fun in this imaginative celebration of the waters that surround Vashon. Create slump mold sea stars and octopuses, pattern-cut flat flounders, crabby crabs made from slabs, and watery-hued coil pots.

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Young Songwriter Camp – WAITLIST

Young Songwriter Camp - WAITLIST
Ages: 7-12
Tues-Fri, July 5-8 | 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $255 Member | $275 General (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Havilah Rand
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Fire up your creativity to write and record songs! Find inspiration for songs and lyrics through theatre games, word and picture collaging, listening sessions, journaling and outdoor adventures. As your songs take shape, record them using a basic recording unit and high-quality microphones. Camp culminates with a full-length CD and CD release celebration.

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Art and Spanish Camp

Art and Spanish Camp
Mon-Fri, July 11-15
Ages 4-5 | 1-3 pm
Ages 6-8 | 10 am-12pm
Tuition: $140 Member | $155 General (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Profe Victoria Paloma
Location: Blue Heron Classroom and Backyard

Sing, dance, create and learn! Each day includes art projects, Spanish songs and movement. Join in for fun with Spanish language, culture and creative play. Parents welcome.

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Intro to Filmmaking Camp

Intro to Filmmaking Camp
Ages: 9-15
Mon-Fri, July 11-15 | 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $300 Member | $320 General
Instructor: Emalia Hinden
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Have you got a story you're itching to tell? Join us for this camp and explore the language of cinema, from writing and storyboarding to framing shots to editing a film. Develop an understanding of why certain shots feel the way they do and how editing techniques and shot composition create genres. Learn how to most effectively tell your original stories as you create a short film from start to finish during the week.

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Suzuki Violin Lessons

Suzuki Violin Lessons
Ages: 4-18
Six sessions, June 27th - August 26th (contact Gaye to schedule)
Tuition:
15 Min - $100 Member | $110 General
30 Min - $180 Member | $195 General
45 Min - $285 Member | $305 General
Instructor: Gaye Detzer
Location: Blue Heron Classroom

The Suzuki approach is based on the philosophy that young children learn music just as they learn to speak their native language - through regular listening, developmentally appropriate instruction and frequent opportunities to play alone and with others. Once registered, please contact Gaye directly to schedule lessons. detzerubicz@icloud.com

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Wizards & Fairies Clay Camp

Wizards & Fairies Clay Camp
Ages: 7-12
Mon-Fri, July 18-22 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $265 Member | $285 General (includes $25 materials fee)
Instructor: Caroline Rockey
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Create clay sculptures from other worlds! Read folktales of wizards, fairies and other mythical creatures and draw sketches to bring your imagination to life in clay. Learn hand building techniques of rolling slabs, cutting forms and scoring, and how to use pottery tools to give shape and texture to your creations.

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Crazy Cardboard Monster Invasion

Crazy Cardboard Monster Invasion
Ages: 8-14
Mon-Fri, July 25-29 | 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $320 Member | $340 General (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Adam Ende
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Explore your inner monster or fanciful creature. Are you a dragon? A cyclops? A unicorn? Or even a Garuda? Through a series of guided meditations, drawing exercises, collaborative storytelling sessions and interactive improv games, we will all call forth our inner monsters and bring them to life as masks and costumes. Students will learn how to manipulate cardboard—the ultimate recycled material—and shape it to their will, transforming flat rigid cardboard into pliable organic shapes to create masks, horns, claws, hooves, paws, bellies and tails! We will use our costumes in a series of games, adventures, battles, challenges and public interventions, including photo & video shoots, pranks and monster flash mobs.

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Wild About Photography

Wild About Photography
Ages: 8-12
Mon-Fri, July 25-29
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10 am-3 pm (Vashon days)
Wed & Fri | 10 am-5 pm (off-island field trip days)
Tuition: $375 Member | $395 General (includes $40 fee for zoo admission, transportation and materials)
Instructor: Ray Pfortner
Locations: Pt. Robinson, Vashon Town, Alki West Seattle, Point Defiance Zoo

Love photography? Want to make better photographs and get more out of your camera? Then this photo camp is for you. Join Ray for a week of having fun, practicing your photography at locations on and off the island. Explore camera handling, camera settings, and principles of strong composition, and get feedback on your photos.

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Nature Based Creations

Nature Based Creations
Ages: 7-10
Mon-Fri, Aug 1-5 | 10 am-1 pm
Tuition: $200 Member | $220 General (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Carolina Silva

Join us for a week of exploration, creativity and play! Go on walkabouts each day to forage natural materials then combine them with art supplies – clay, paint, paper, yarn – to make unique creations. Paintings, sculptures, banners, collages and more – what will you create with your imagination?

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Teen Photo Intensive

Teen Photo Intensive
Ages: 13-19
Mon-Fri | Aug 1-5
Mon, Tues, Wed | 10am-3pm (Vashon days)
Thurs & Fri | 10 am-5 pm (off-island field trip days)
Tuition: $380 Member | $400 General (includes $50 fee for zoo admission, transportation and materials)
Instructor: Ray Pfortner
Location: Point Robinson, Vashon Town, Pike Place Market, Fisherman’s Terminal, Point Defiance Zoo

Want to move your photography up a few notches? Join Ray for a week of practicing your photography at various locations on and off the island. Explore camera settings plus the principles of strong composition.

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Musical Theatre: Little Mermaid

Musical Theatre: Little Mermaid
Ages: 8-16
Mon-Fri, Aug 1-12 | 10 am-2 pm
Performances in Kay White Hall: Fri, Aug 12 | 1 pm and 7 pm
Tuition: $495 Member | $525 General (includes $45 materials fee)
Instructors: Elise Ericksen, Marita Ericksen
Location: Kay White Stage

Dive into two weeks of musical theatre as you journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

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Tiny Treasures in Clay

Tiny Treasures in Clay
Ages: 8-13
Mon-Fri, Aug 8-12 |10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $275 Member | $295 General (includes $35 for materials)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Use your imagination to make mini ceramic treasures like embellishments, beads, and pocket-sized sculptures. Learn the basics of working with ceramics on a small scale and use tiny tools to add texture and details to your art. We will use low-fire clay, colored pigments, and screen-printed glaze applications. Jewelry making supplies are provided. A great camp for making art for yourself, and gifts to share with friends and family!

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Faces and Expressions Drawing Camp

Faces and Expressions Drawing Camp
Ages: 8-13
Mon-Fri, Aug 15-19 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $260 Member | $280 General (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Bring your characters to life by learning how to draw faces with emotion. Explore how a face moves and how small details in your work can change the emotion of a face. Draw people and animals with proportionate facial features and interesting expressions and learn how to tell a story through art. Practice the basic placement of the parts of a face and how they change as we express joy, surprise, curiosity, and more. Use pencils, graphite sticks, chalk pastel, charcoal, pens, inks and markers. Learn tools and tricks like tracing, drawing a reflection, and drawing on top of a photograph to make drawing feel easier. This camp is for everyone, regardless of experience level with drawing.

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Warp & Weft Weaving Camp

Warp & Weft Weaving Camp
Ages: 8-13
Mon-Fri, Aug 15-19 | 2-4 pm
Tuition: $145 Member | $160 General (includes $25 materials fee)
Instructor: Barbara Gustafson
Location: Blue Heron Backyard

Explore warp, weft, plait, twine, and tension as you create your own woven projects with a variety of colorful materials. Projects include paper weaving, loom tapestry, twig weaving, wicker bowl and berry basket. We will have plenty of weaving materials on hand, and you are welcome to bring other favorite decorative items from home to incorporate into your weavings (ribbon, feathers, beads, small photos, etc).

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Crown & Canopy Nature Building Camp

Crown & Canopy Nature Building Camp
Ages: 8-12
Mon-Fri, Aug 22-26 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $255 Member | $275 General (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Bring your imagination to life as you construct small worlds out of natural materials. Make fantastic crowns. Build mini-tree houses, forts, and fairy houses complete with ladders, swings, hammocks and staircases. What will you create?

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