SoBA Kids Summer Art Camp: Passport to Other Cultures


This year Art Camp 2018 will travel to foreign lands where kids will explore far away places and create a project from that culture. All sessions run from 9 – 11 a.m. each day. This camp is for children ages 8-13. The cost is $100 per session.

Please register with the form below. Once you fill out the form, you will be redirected to the payment page. Thank you!

Session I: June 11 – June 15

  • Mon. June 11 – British Columbia – Totem Poles: In this 2-day project, kids will work in groups to build a totem pole.
  • Tues. June 12 – Finish totem poles that will be on display in the S.o.B.A. gallery until Fri. June 15.
  • Wed. June 13 – China – Watercolor Dragons – Kids will learn watercolor techniques and create their own dragon pictures.
  • Thurs. June 14 – Australia – Bilma Sticks: Learn about and make your own colorful percussion instrument from Australia dating back thousands of years.
  • Fri. June 15 – Africa – Bogolanfini Mud Cloths: Travel to Africa to discover the “bogolanfini” of Mali and make a traditional mud cloth. Investigate the meaning in the patterns as you design your cloth on paper .

Session II: June 18 – June 22

  • Mon. June 18 – India – Banyan Tree Paintings: Using a blown ink technique along with pastels and oil crayons, kids will create
    and color a Banyan tree with all its majesty and beauty.
  • Tues. June 19 -Africa – Foil Tooled Masks: African masks have many meanings and uses in the various African cultures. Kids will fashion a relief mask by scribing in metal foil, decorating it and mounting it in a wooden block for display.
  • Wed. June 20 – Brazil – Birds with Attitude: The colorful birds of South America display a personality in their appearance. Here kids will sculpt a bird from Model Magic that has a personality all its own.
  • Thurs. June 21 – Japan – Koi Fish: Learn about the legend of the mighty Koi when you travel to Japan and make a Koi from cardboard tubes, paint and cut paper.
  • Fri. June 22 – Spain – Gaudi Mosaics: Travel to Barcelona to create a mosaic of the characteristic and decorative benches, and buildings that dot the city by famed architect Antonio Gaudi.

Session III: July 9 – July 13

  • Mon. July 9 – Russia – Domes of St. Basil: Moscow is home to these famous egg shaped, ornate domes on government buildings. Kids will make a 3-D replica of their own.
  • Tues. July 10 – Austria – Gustav Klimt and the Tree of Life: A symbol of life and unity the Tree of Life spans many cultures with its decorative surfaces and symbolism. This metallic painting project will mimic the style of this Austrian artist.
  • Wed. July 11 – Africa – Kente Cloth from Ghana: Kids will weave their own colorful, patterned paper Kente cloth that are worn even today by both men and women of Africa.
  • Thurs. July 12 – Scandinavia – Journey to Denmark, Sweden and Norway to uncover the legends of the Viking longboats —how they were made and what they were used for. In this 2-day project kids will make and decorate a Viking ship out of cardboard.
  • Fri. July 13 – Finish longboat project.


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