Summer Art Programs

Hello, thank you for your interest in art camps with Salida Creativity Lab. Camps have been filling quickly. If you would like to be added to a wait list for a specific camp, please email tina@salidacreativitylab.com with your child’s name, age, and the name of the camp, and you will be added to a wait list.  Thank you.

Summer Camps 2021
Salida Creativity Lab offers summer creativity camps! Join us for weekly themes with arts, crafts, music, and stories. Paint, draw, make, and create. Campers need to bring a lunch, two snacks, water bottle, sunhat, and dress for painting and play each day. To register, complete the Registration, Medical, Emergency & Covid-19 Release Form, and email to tina@salidacreativitylab.com; and send $15 deposit per camp via Venmo to “Salida Creativity Lab @ Tina Gramann”; OR mail with check to P.O. Box 182, Salida, CO 81201. Register early as camps fill quickly.  Camps will adhere to public health safety guidelines regarding Covid 19 such as masks, frequent hand washing, social distancing, and sanitization. 

Zoom into Nature! Ages 4 to 6 *This camp is now FULL* 
June 7-10, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm; $130
Location: Salida Early Childhood Center, 516 Teller
Artists use their powers of observation to notice the little things! We’ll investigate and explore nature’s artwork this week as we investigate patterns and textures. From tree bark, to flower petals, and butterfly wings, we’ll get up close, make observations, then create our own work! Ladybug, butterfly, honeybee art and more using mixed mediums and textures. Dress like your favorite bug for our tea party the last day.

Follow the Hearts to Salida! Ages 4-6 *This camp is now FULL*
June 14-17, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm; $130
Location: Salida Early Childhood Center, 516 Teller
We are going to celebrate everything that makes our little town special such as the river, rafting, biking, hiking, Monarch, music, art, the farmer’s market, F St, Tenderfoot “S” Mountain, and more! We’ll create Salida centric pieces of art using lots of materials- pastel, paint, mosaic, and mixed media. A special Salida celebration with Splash Day, hooligan and carnival inspired activities, and our own parade the last day. A fun kickoff week to FibArk, our hometown celebration.

Mochi Soft, Ages 7-11 
June 21-24, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm; $130
Location: Salida Montessori Charter School, campus tba
Inspired by the cute, cuddly and distinct art style of Japanese-inspired graphic art and Kawaii characters like Pusheen, Sumikko, and Sanrio like Hello Kitty, and more, we’ll read stories, study illustrations, graphics, characteristics, and make our own soft creations using multiple mediums. Paint, draw, and make 2D soft textile collages and 3D stuffed plushies! We’ll create fantastical backdrops for our world of plushies (maybe fluffy clouds, happy ice cream cones, or floating rainbows?), and display our creations during Art Walk Weekend. A Boba tea party on the last day, of course!

Flower Shop Art Gallery, Ages 7-11  
June 28-July 1, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm; $130
Location: Salida Montessori Charter School, campus tba
Welcome Flower Shop crafters! This week, we will investigate and get inspired by the dramatic work of several florists and designer-stylists. Then we will create several flower-inspired crafts such as wreaths, flower arrangements, and bouquets to keep or give away. We will also create botanical paintings and prints for cards and posters. Then we will style our shop and welcome families to our outdoor Flower Shop Art Gallery on the last day. 

Mosaic Makers Ages 8-12 *This camp is now FULL* 
July 12-15, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm; $130
Location: Salida Montessori Charter School, campus tba
Using found objects and mosaic materials such as beads, jewelry, china, colorful glass, rocks, and more, we will make several functional mosaic pieces such as pavers, frames, garden art and more to keep or give away. Learn the process of mosaics from design, to gluing, to materials, grouting and more. A spectacular outdoor art show on the last day.

Embellish It! Ages 9-13 *This camp is now FULL*  
July 19-22, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm; $130
Location: Salida Montessori Charter School, campus tba
Select a piece or two from the vintage pile of vests and accessories to embellish! We’ll learn different techniques such as embroidery, fabric painting, patching, and even bedazzling! Get creative with puff paint, fabric, and a needle as you decorate items from the vintage pile, or bring your own piece from home like that you’ve been meaning to embellish or patch. We will also design and paint a pair of canvas shoes. Embellish it with your style! An outdoor runway show the last day!

Please bring to camp each day: Campers need to two snacks, a lunch, water bottle, and sun hat each cay. (Campers age 4-6 should also bring a change of clothes in a backpack daily.) To register: Complete and email Registration Form and Medical Emergency & Release Form to tina@salidacreativitylab.com, and send $15 deposit per camp via Venmo; or mail to Salida Creativity Lab, P.O. Box 182, Salida, CO 81201. Camps fill quickly, please register early. Please contact Tina Gramann at tina@salidacreativitylab.com for more information.

Salida Creativity Lab adheres to Chaffee County Public Health Covid-19 guidelines regarding masks, sanitization, frequent hand washing, social distancing, and utilizing the outdoors as much as possible.

Thank you for your interest in Salida Creativity Lab summer programs! Contact me Tina Gramann tina@salidacreativitylab.com for more information, or Like Salida Creativity Lab on Facebook to receive announcements. Thank you.