Wednesday, April 25, 2012

From clay to Zen at art camps

Express Staff Writer

From clay to Zen, Ketchum art camps have something for everyone's budding talent.

At Boulder Mountain Clayworks, there are two sets of camps.

l "Back to the Future" is for ages 7-12. Taught by Beth Bundy and Keith Moses, these camps are $135 per session with sessions running July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

l "Teenage Throwing" is for the older set. Middle schoolers will work with Lauren Street and beginners are eligible for time at the wheel July 23-27 and Aug. 6-10. More intermediate claymators, classes are offered July 30-Aug. 3 from 1:30-4 p.m. Tuition is $150.

l For family taking time off, there are "Family Clay Afternoons" July 17 and Aug. 14, both from 1:30-3 p.m.

Visit or call 726-0773.

Camps for this and that

Petite Picasso in Ketchum has an array of short-running classes starting with culinary camp for kids 8-12, June 19-21. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., kids will work with fondant, jar cakes, cake pops with an emphasis on baking trends from TV and the catering world. Fee is $150.

l Kids ages 9-12 learn more about Native American art from July 9-12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cara Douglas covers leather pouches, dream catchers, totems, feather hair clips and sage smudge sticks. Fee is $175.

l Zoey Pierce leads "Japanese Art Camp" for kids ages 6-12, July 16-19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children will explore origami, floating ink on water, tea cups for a traditional tea ceremony, printmaking and scroll making. Fee is $175.

l Yoga, eco art and tribal dot painting are what's in store for Zen camp, for ages 8-12, July 23-26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each day will be in perfect balance with a yoga and meditative start led by Hans Mukh Khalsa. Fee is $195.

l Six-12-year-olds can enjoy "Mother Nature Camp" July 30-Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children will experiment with mixed media in the most natural form using found objects to create artworks with the help of Cara Drougas.

l Local furniture craftsman Wes Walsworth teaches kids woodworking basics from making birdhouses, willow furniture and frames from reclaimed wood. The class is held Aug. 14-16 from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. for ages 8-14 and costs $195.

· Unleash your inner fashionista with "80's Fashion and Music Camp." There will also be music instruction with Mitzi Metcham and a rockstar performance at the end. This camp is the longest offered at five days. Kids 8-14 are invited to the camp Aug. 20-24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This costs $225.

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