All About Art Zone Morning Summer Camp


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WELCOME: Art Zone values many varied approaches to exploring art making. Every day, we always include messy sensory fun along with a more structured art lesson. Art Zone skilled teachers intentionally engage many senses providing rich exploration of color, shape, line, texture, smells, along with sounds of fun music and the laughter of friends. Welcome to Morning Summer Camp.

SUMMMER MORNING ART CAMP: Art Zone Summer days begin with morning summer camp for children ages 3 and older.  Our morning summer camps are 4 hours beginning at 10:00 am and pick up at 2:00 pm. We offer extended care if parents need an earlier drop off time or a later pick up time.

ARRIVAL: We open our doors at 9:45 am to allow a 30 minute window of time for parents to drop off, settle the kids in, and rotate in and out of our limited parking spaces. By 10:30 all the kids have arrived and are actively engaged in a variety of activities.

FUN AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS: When our morning begins, some friends are enjoying creative play in the dress up room, some are working next to a friend at the clay table. A few kids have ventured into the water room and are pouring, measuring, counting and enjoying the exploration of the wonders of water. The “goo table” is a popular option as kids stretch, squeeze, cut, pinch, and form our unique version of silly putty. You can almost see the fine motor skills and hand muscles growing and growing.  The squirt paint room is another fun way kids develop the hand and arm muscles they need in order to write. Hidden in our fun activities are always ways for children to develop the tools they will need to be successful academic students. This includes social skills, pre-math skills, and pre-writing skills in addition to imagination and creativity.

CREATIVE LEARNING USING ART MAKING: Next up for Morning Summer Camp is our group meetings. We learn the teacher’s names and the rules and responsibilities of the Art Zone community. During this time, the skilled teachers are checking on the physical and emotional comfort of the kids with empathetic observation.  After group time, about half the kids follow the art teacher to engage in a structured teacher-led art lesson with lots of room for creative expression. Kids not participating in the art lesson, are having snack and continuing their morning play. When the first group is finished, we switch groups and everyone finishes their art lesson. Lunch is served, more play activities abound. Throughout the day, inevitable play conflicts are negotiated to build the skills of the children with the support of mindful teachers. After lunch, the art tables are switched out, science exploration is offered. Kids are exploring properties of shaving cream, or perhaps vinegar and baking soda. This is big messy fun; we know this is great for kids, but most parents do not want this at home! We end our day with a dance party or play-acting skits.  Pick up time is a mixture of sadness and some tears, and excitement to be reunited and share remembrances of an amazing day.


Hermosa Camp Schedule: Morning Camp is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday

West Los Angeles Camp Schedule: Morning Camp is offered Monday through Friday.


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