SUMMER CAMP AT SSW - ages 2.5-6 years old
Les vacances du Petit Workshop

          In our weekly summer sessions with Marina, students will be immersed in French through play, art, music, storytelling, and science experiments. The classes are open to all levels of language learners and are adapted for beginners as well as fluent speakers. The objective of the summer sessions is to have as much fun as possible while absorbing new vocabulary and concepts and exploring new forms of creative expression.  Each session is run by bilingual educators with years of experience in dual language classrooms where there are many different levels of French comprehension and expression. Campers can come for one, two, or even all five weeks. 


Week 1: June 26-30, 2017
9:30 - 12pm (2.5-6 years old)  
Les animaux dans l'art - $375

Teacher: Marina Babakoff
 

From prehistoric cave drawings to photo collage, the children will explore different artists' interpretations of animals throughout history. They will design their own animals in 3D with wire and cardboard (Braque); draw with oil pastels (Chagall); experiment with papier maché (Tinguely); construct animals with objects from everyday life (Picasso); and on the last day work with paint and photo collage (William Wegman).  

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This class will accommodate all levels of French learners, from beginners to fluent speakers.


Public Art Installation by Daniel Buren 

Public Art Installation by Daniel Buren 

Week 2: July 3-7, 2017 (no class July 4th)
9:30 - 12pm (2.5-6 years old)
La ville et l'art - $300

Teacher: Marina Babakoff

This week, children will discover the art that goes into building cities and urban landscapes. 
They will construct a town out of cardboard, take a close look at the design of their own apartments, and look at city grids and maps to recreate their own (à la manière de Mondrian). Later in the week, they will discover sculptures in cities as well as the artists who work in public spaces. At the end of the week, they will take inspiration from Daniel Buren and complete an outdoor art installation in front of the workshop. 

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This class will accommodate all levels of French learners, from beginners to fluent speakers.


Pierre Soulages 

Pierre Soulages 

Week 3: July 10-14, 2017 - FULL
9:30 - 12pm (2.5-6 years old) 
L'eau et l'art - $375
Teacher: Marina Babakoff

During this week, the children will experiment with water in art and its effect on different materials, from oil pastels and watercolor to painting with colorful ice, to using thick paint to create texture (à la manière de Pierre Soulages), and finally painting on fabrics with natural dye. 

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This class will accommodate all levels of French learners, from beginners to fluent speakers.


Week 4: July 17-21, 2017
9:30 - 12pm (2.5-6 years old) 
Le corps humain - $375
Teacher: Marina Babakoff

In taking a close look at the human body, there is an incredible opportunity for learning about artistic expression. The children will explore portraits through painting, construct a "bonhomme" out of cardboard and recycled materials, and even use their hands and feet to paint! They will learn how to express movement in their drawings and painting in order to make their portraits come alive. 

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This class will accommodate all levels of French learners, from beginners to fluent speakers.


Week 5: July 24-28
9:30 - 12pm (2.5-6 years old) 
Le Support du Dessin - $375
Teacher:  Marina Babakoff

This class explores all of the different surfaces that artists can use for drawing and painting. The children will experiment with ink on silk paper, painting on wood, painting on different textiles and plastics, and finally, painting on canvas. 

REGISTER HERE
 

This class will accommodate all levels of French learners, from beginners to fluent speakers.