Blue Skies Arts Camp 2020 – Workshop Descriptions
Please note: Campers of all ages are welcome at all workshops – no previous experience is required.
Visual Art: The Puppet Factory with Clelia Scala
The Puppet Factory: Explore the art of storytelling through puppet building with award-winning mask and puppet designer, Clelia Scala. Campers will design and make their own personal puppets and then join together with fellow campers to build a massive, collaborative puppet for the camp! We will be working with paper mâché, fabric, feathers, wood, and paint, so please dress for mess!
Music: Campfire Jamming with Matt Dickson
Campfire Jamming: Come join the Jam Band – hosted by multi-instrumentalist and life time jammer, Matt Dickson. This magical workshop will teach you how to jam well with others and how to bring different instruments and voices together to create a truly one of a kind sound and groove! Whether it’s around a campfire or the kitchen table, learn how to feel the vibe, share the spotlight, and explore the art of musical collaboration in this relaxed, fun and supportive workshop. No musical experience necessary!
Movement: Move to the Groove with Bridget Way Brackenbury
Move to the Groove: Attention all dance enthusiasts! Got rhythm? Love to move? Come on out and get ready to groove! This upbeat dance workshop will give you the chance to express yourself and learn some funky, cool new dance routines. Bridget is ready to bring her fresh creativity and fun choreography to the Blue Skies Kids Arts Camp! She is looking forward to a fun-filled week with all the campers – Get ready to dance like no one is watching!
Fine Art: Sew with Jo – Crazy Little Projects with Johanna Clark
Sew with Jo – Crazy Little Projects: Meet Johanna, an experienced and resourceful enthusiast and huge fan of all things fabric and fuzzy! Come join her in this fun and creative workshop where you will play with yarns, string, fabric and thread, beads and buttons – lots of crazy little projects to choose from! Johanna will also share her recent passion for making pompoms and tassels! Intrigued? This workshop will be full of crafty surprises!
Instrumental: Taiko Drumming with Lee Stone
Taiko Drumming: The word “taiko” in Japanese means big drum. Join Lee, an experienced taiko player and teacher, in exploring fundamentals of Japanese and North American taiko. Learn the roots and history of this thunderous, physical instrument along with some basic Japanese vocabulary. We will be learning songs from Kingston’s very own local taiko group, Kings DON. Come and hit the taiko (big drum) with Lee – collaborate on group pieces and create your own unique solos!