Summer Art Programs

“You must do something to make the world more beautiful.”
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

*All camps have filled. If you wold like to add your child to a wait list, email tina@salidacreativtylab.com*

SALIDA CREATIVITY LAB 2022 SUMMER CAMPS
Paint, draw, create, express! Salida Creativity Lab is excited to offer a creative arts experience for children this summer. Since 2016, Salida Creativity Lab has provided visual art, theater, arts and crafts and more engaging summer experiences for children, ages preschool and up. Campers create and express themselves as they explore imaginative themes, learn about different artists, and practice new skills in a safe and nurturing environment. All camps use a variety of mediums such as drawing, painting, collage, and mixed mediums. Join us for weekly themes with arts, crafts, music, stories, friendship and fun! Locations coming soon. 

Please note that all camps have filled. Email Tina@SalidaCreativityLab.com to be added to a Wait List.

Campers need to bring a lunch, two snacks, water bottle, sunhat, and dress for painting and play each day. We get messy, so don’t wear your best clothes! To register, complete the Registration and Medical & Emergency Release Forms, and email to tina@salidacreativitylab.com; and send $20 deposit per camp via Venmo to “Salida Creativity Lab” (@Tina_SalidaCreativityLab); OR if paying by check, mail to P.O. Box 182, Salida, CO 81201. Register early as camps fill quickly. 

WILDFLOWERS *This camp is full. Email tina@salidacreativitylab.com for waitlist.
Ages: 4 to 6 (Rising PK4 to rising Kindergarten)
Dates: June 6-9, Monday- Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $135
Location: Salida Early Childhood Center
We will seek inspiration from beautiful Colorado wildflowers and create artworks as we paint, draw, decoupage, print, press, and make arts and crafts using a variety of mediums such as pastel, watercolor, papers, and natural materials.

ARTFUL GARDEN *This camp is full. Email tina@salidacreativitylab.com for waitlist.
Ages: 4 to 6 (Rising PK4 to rising Kindergarten)
Dates: June 13-16, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $135
Location: Salida Early Childhood Center
Different kinds of gardens inspire our creativity this week! We’ll look at lots of images of fun and inspiring gardens, from rock to butterfly, fairy, flower, vegetable, and more. Then we’ll create garden inspired arts and crafts like folk art sculptures, birdhouses, rocks, planters, mosaics, and more! 

STREET ART WALK. *This camp is full. Email tina@salidacreativitylab.com for waitlist.
Ages: 9 and up (Rising 4th grade and up)
Dates: June 20-23, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $135
Location: Salida Montessori 5th Street Campus and the downtown
We will explore different types of street art such as murals, chalk art, window art, and more as we learn about different street artists. We’ll practice techniques for hand lettering, stencils, graffiti, spray, and chalk, then design and install pieces in the streets or alleys of Salida for display during the 2022 Salida Art Walk. This camp will work at the camp studio and downtown.

PIÑATA PARTY *This camp is full. Email tina@salidacreativitylab.com for waitlist.
Ages: 7 years old and up (Rising 1st grade and up)
Dates: June 27-30, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $135
Location: Salida Montessori 5th Street Campus
We’ll get inspired as we hear about the fascinating origins of the clay pot decorated with crepe paper as well as view imaginative works from the multicultural exhibits PIÑATARAMA art show in Mexico City and Piñatas: The High Art of Celebration at the Craft in America Center in Los Angeles among others. Then campers will design, engineer and create piñatas of different shapes and sizes with recycled materials, paper maché, and decoration. Of course we’ll break a piñata on the last day!

*FUN AND FUZZY FIBERS *This camp is full. Email tina@salidacreativitylab.com for waitlist.
Ages: 7 years old and up (Rising 1st grade and up)*
Dates: July 5-8,  Tues- Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm; Please note this camp is Tues-Friday.
Cost: $135
Location: Salida Montessori 5th Street Campus
Have fun with fiber and textile art. We’ll learn techniques and create all kinds of fiber crafts as we knit, stitch, weave and stuff. Create crafts like soft sculptures, yarn sticks, string art, felt art, tapestry weaves and more for home use, decoration, or to give away. A Fun and Fuzzy Fiber Finale for Families on Friday!

NATURE ARTISTS
Ages: Ages 9 and up (Rising 4th grade and up) *This camp is full. Email tina@salidacreativitylab.com for waitlist.
Dates: July 11-14, Monday- Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $135
Location: Salida Montessori 5th Street Campus
Nature inspires as we view images of works of famous environmental and land artists and explore concepts like noninvasive and site specific work, and the artist’s purpose and meaning. We’ll explore techniques for weaving, knotting, natural dyes, and create art with materials such as reeds, leaves, pinecones and more. An earthly, artful show on the last day.

Please bring to camp each day: Campers need to bring two snacks, a lunch, water bottle, and sun hat each day. (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 $20 deposit per camp via Venmo to “Salida Creativity Lab” (@Tina_SalidaCreativityLab); 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.

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

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