ART & LEGO CAMP IS BACK WITH THIS EASTER!
Art and Lego Camp was a great success at half term, so we are once again running Art Camp and Lego Sense alongside each other - to offer the ultimate half term activity!
Children can choose to do a whole day of art, a whole day of Lego engineering, or a bit of both throughout the day! Its going to be fantastic!
WHAT IS ART - AND LEGO CAMP?
Creative Kids “Art and Lego Camp” is an exciting holiday activity programme that takes place at Umberleigh Academy. Children get to enjoy enriching and authentic art activities, which nurture and enhance creativity, expression and artistic techniques, AND/OR they can participate in Lego engineering activities, where they can learn from a qualified vehicle engineer about mechanics, pnuematics, creative engineering, renewable energy and so much more… all incorporating the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) curriculum.
And, of course its all loads of fun!! Art and Lego Camp is recommended for 4 – 12 year olds, of any ability, and we are fully inclusive of special and additional needs.
Places are limited to ensure a calm environment where children are supported and encouraged to enjoy their time, whilst developing their artistic, creative, and critical thinking skills.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Children can choose whether they do Art or Lego activities throughout the day. They may even find ways to combine the two!
Art Activities include:
– Painting techniques
– Print making
– Drawing and sketching
– Clay and pottery
– 3D Modelling
– Design and Inventions
– Chalk and pastel ideas
– Process led art
– Art journaling
– Collaborative art
– Collage and decoupage
– Nature based art
– Magazine making
– Creative writing and poetry
– Sensory art
Lego Activities include:
– Planning & Designing projects- Building, Testing and Evaluating
– Group projects
– Technical drawing
– Exploring energy and renewable energy sources
– Branding their own Lego inventions – Looking at mechanics, architecture, power, forces, movement, and lots more!
HOW DOES THE DAY GO?
We adopt a flexible, child led approach to the flow of activities, and follow the Waldorf ethos of a ‘rhythm of the day’ to inspire and organise the way the camps work. With this in mind we have a loose schedule which the children will fill with their enthusiasm, energy and ideas. However, a huge amount of planning goes into each day, with lots of inspiration, guidance, ideas and specific activities mapped out and prepared for!
Children will be given the opportunity to choose Art or Lego activities at each transition point during the day, which is roughly every 30-60 minutes. We want children to be able to explore their creativity freely using both our art and engineering focused activities to do this.
Whilst everyone arrives we start the day with mindful colouring and playdough., or a ten minute building challenge. This allows children to warm up their hand muscles and provokes their creative minds, and means we have a calm and quiet room for new children to be welcomed into. We have morning break, lunch break and a short afternoon break so children can refuel, play and have a good run around (if they want to!).
We believe in providing a full day of creative opportunities by offering prompts, materials, time, space and encouragement! We will be outside as much as the weather allows!
WHO IS LEADING ART CAMP?
Katherine is an artist and photographer – and Mum of two – working and living in North Devon. She has a BA (hons) in Performance, an MA in Fine Art, and an MFA in Photography. Katherine also has many years experience in education; working in a variety of settings from nurseries and preschools to SEN schools and Autistic classrooms, as well as being a hands-on parent. She is passionate about art and creativity, and their positive effects on wellbeing, health, development and education, and has published writing on this topic extensively, and was featured the Early Childhood Educators conference in the USA.
Katherine is DBS checked, and has training in first aid, food hygiene, and safeguarding. Additionally she has training in autism awareness, Team Teach, Teacch, PECS, Makaton sign language, and conductive education.
Nick is our STEAM coordinator and leads our Lego Sense sessions and always assists with our Art activities.
He is an experienced and trained vehicle engineer, and has years of experience working with children and young people in different settings. as well as being a hands on parent.
Nick is DBS checked and has training in first aid, and frequently participates in STEAM based training. Nick is also a voluntary football coach for adults with disabilities and difficulties.
THE NITTY GRITTY...
Art & Lego Camp will run in half term, on Wednesday the 8th April, from 9.30am – 3.30pm. Children can arrive from 9.15, and can be collected between 3.30 and 3.45.
We use the lovely facilities at Umberleigh Academy; these include a fantastic yurt, a large field, playground, shrubbery, as well as the indoor spaces. The school is just over the bridge from the train station, post code: EX37 9AD
Art & Lego Camp costs £30 for the day. Sibling discounts are available at £26 for each additional child. The cost includes all materials, art to bring home, and snacks.
HOW DO I BOOK?
We have an online booking and payment system. Please follow the link below to book and complete payment.
Once you have booked and paid, your place is secure. If you encounter any problems, please get in touch.
Please note our cancellation policy applies to all Art and Lego Camp bookings. You can find our policies in the terms and conditions page.