What an amazing final day we had! Not only did we finish our scenes, sets, costumes, & videos, but we presented a grande finale for our families and friends. We could not have done any of this without these wonderful campers! Please post and share your favorite pictures! I've also put the video links for the film projects we worked on throughout the week! Thank you all - we can't wait for next year!
Emma, Kelly & Lisa
Video project from our Elvenstar & Elves group, ages 8-12:
Video project from our Little Hobbits Group, ages 4-7:
On day four of our camp, we worked towards polishing our songs, scenes, costumes, & scenery! We beat the heat inside, working on the throne for the Eye of Sauron, dragon wings, a whimsical Bilbo's "Bag End." We are so excited to share our final presentation that includes many hobbits, heroes, heroines, wizards, and lovely work on featuring the lines we have learned, music with movement, and our beautiful art. We are so lucky to have shared the week with these amazing young performing artists this week - thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us! Each morning has started with Dalcroze Eurhythmics, which is a social, interactive way to integrate principals of active listening, rhythm, expressive movement, and ensemble skills through music to help us become better musicians, actors, and performers. Kelly has told us a story each day at lunch, which always gets us ready to dig into our scenes and art, and Lisa has been a magical guide through helping our imaginations turn into creations that can set the scene for our final show. We can't wait to see you tomorrow!
On days two and three of our camps, our young Heroes and Heroines have been hard at work making masks from rigid wrap, setting and writing our own scenes.
Our older elves and evenstars learned the technicalities of safe combat scenes, and our little Hobbits learned how not to wake a sleeping dragon with Kelly.
Emma used Dalcrozian games & techniques through music and movement to learn our songs and develop choreography for our final show, and Lisa helped everyone make their scenery come to life!
We are having so much fun this week; we wish it could go on all summer!
Today was the first day of Heroes and Heroines, Ents and Elves, and boy, was it a party!
For this week's blog, we're going to play a little game - Each post's title from comes from one of JRR Tolkein's works! Can you guess the book today?
We began our morning off with Emma learning "In Dreams," and exploring a script for The Hobbit.
Then, we started the first steps of mask making with rigid wrap with Lisa, and filming and editing our first scenes filming with Kelly!
We can't wait to see you in the morning!
Check out some photos from today! Do you see anyone you recognize from last week's camp?
Heroes & Heroines, Ents & Elves
June 25-29, 2018
Into Middle Earth: An exploration of Tolkien's legendarium
through Music, Movement, Art, Theater and Film!
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future!”
Students will create their own legend based on the characters and themes in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. We will explore the ecology of Middle Earth, develop our own awareness through theater and film, and express ourselves through music and movement. We will explore making our own costumes with sewing techniques, set design, painting, story-writing, stage presence, and acting. Students will complete their epic week-long journey with a special interactive performance for their clan (friends and family).
More details here
For our final day of camp, we made t-shirts with puffy paint, reviewed our breathing techniques and postures, and even learned some new poses from our special guest, Galen!
We put on a yoga show-and-tell for our parents and got them to participate in the practice as well!
We're collecting all our favorite pictures from this week and will be posting a very special album!
Stay tuned - next week, we start Heroes and Heroines, Ents and Elves
We can't wait to tell you about all the legendary fun we get up to! Will we see you there? There are a few spots left that you can register for! Visit integralsteps.org/heroes for all the details!
You may have noticed that 2 of the campers this week look a little older than the others....
That's because they're our mentors! Anjali and Emily help us with organizing and having fun, and are such great influences on the other campers!
Let's give them a round of applause!!!
Do you want to be a mentor for some of our camps? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know, and we'll get you signed up right away!
Today was yet another awesome day at camp!
We traveled to outer space! We learned about stars and galaxies and created abstract art on our canvases. I can see some space in the paintings that surround us in these pictures; can you?
Later, we turned our classroom into an art gallery! Everyone had a place to showcase their art from the past week. Parents came and saw all the art we've worked on, and everyone got to talk about their pieces. It was awesome to get to show off our hard work and explain what we've been learning about!
Maybe one day you'll see some of our art in a famous gallery!
Do you have a favorite artist or space feature you'd like to tell us about?
I'm fascinated by nebulae and the Moon, and love the paintings of Georgia O'Keefe!
Today we traveled to Mexico!
We started our day with working on our sketchbook and explored the life of Frida Kahlo, learning how to describe basic shapes in Spanish.
We talked about what a Mixed Media piece consists of and what a color resist is, then headed to the tables to start creating.
Each "little traveler" was able to make a mixed media piece using watercolor, oil pastels, and pattern paper. We love getting to travel so much in camp this week. Where do you think we'll go tomorrow?
Today was another great day at camp!
We traveled to the Swiss alps today!
We experienced chemical reaction using water color, salt and alcohol on postcards kids can use later to send to a loved one or friend.
After that, we painted like Georgia O'Keeffe, making a reflection of the mountains.
We used Spanish words for colors, mountains, and trees as we created and experienced art making to expand our horizons!
Can't wait for tomorrow!