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Mastodon Fair Summer Art Camp for Grades 3-5

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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2024 Mastodon Fair Summer Art Camp for Grades 3-5, July 17-18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hillsboro Jefferson College, Fine Arts Building, Rooms 200 & 212

Open to students going into 3rd-5th grade. Space is limited to 15 students per session. Payment must be received before securing space. See listing below regarding if supplies are needed or if they will be supplied.

Pricing (Grades K-5)
Early Enrollment (April 1 – July 6) – $110 for 2 days, $55 per day
Week Prior (July 7 – July 13) – $140 for 2 days, $70 per day
Within the Week (July 14 forward) – $170 for 2 days, $85 per day


Wednesday & Thursday (Grades 3-5)
9 – 10:30 a.m. – Clay Sculpting
In Pottery we will be using polymer clay. The students will be taught how to make a sculpture using pinch, coil, slab, and scoring. On the second day we will be able to adhere structural elements or add functionality pieces.

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – 3D Drawing / Plein Air
In drawing we will focus on creating basic 3-dimensional forms and how to translate that to real life objects. Students will be drawing a still-life study with a one-point light source.  The class will begin with the instructor demonstrating how to translate forms and create shadows. The instructor will be walking around the room assisting students.

In plein air the children will go outside as a class to draw what they see. Everyone will be given a clipboard and materials for working outdoors. During this segment the students will learn how to slow down and observe what is around them.

1:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Illustrated Self
In illustrated self we will work on mixed media pieces and explore what makes us each unique. The children will use this exercise to find things that represent them as a person. The goal is to learn how to overlay different mediums and to create a self-portrait without an external reflection of their physical person.

3 – 4:30 p.m. – Artist Inspiration / Abstract Design
Artist inspiration will be a simple art history lesson and game. After selecting a famous artist, the students will have a prompt.

In abstract design we will teach basic color theory and design, this is very crucial to good abstract art. Students will be working with layered shapes to create an overlapping design. We will talk about the importance of color placement within their design. The instructor will be walking around helping students around the room.


Samantha DeClue
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Jefferson College Fine Arts Building
1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050 United States
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