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For Ages 13-16

Session 1: July 5-7 (3 days Wednesday-Friday)
2D Techniques: Armor and Camouflage: Patterns of Protection
Trustees Members: $235/week
Nonmembers: $335/week

Session 2: August 14-18 (5 days Monday-Friday)
3D Techniques: Domestic Playgrounds & Wild Furnishings
Trustees Members: $390/week
Nonmembers: $490/week

Join us for one or both intensive sessions that take inspiration from a wide variety of sculptures in our 30-acre Sculpture Park, Museum exhibitions, and the conversations and interests of the participants and instructors.

2D Techniques: Armor and Camouflage: Patterns of Protection

Session 1 Theme: Bring your hiking boots as we head into nature! Participants will seek out plants armored with thorns and tough bark. Search for fashionable camouflaged insects hidden in plain sight. We will find new ways to observe and capture overlooked and underestimated protections of nature in this 2-D technique-driven course.

Session 1 Projects: Participants will undertake projects in areas such as botanical illustration, gestural collages of insects mid-action, and printmaking as they explore active and passive armor in the natural world. Methods of creative documentation will inspire both individual skill-building work as well as collaborative artmaking.

3D Techniques: Domestic Playgrounds & Wild Furnishings

Session 2 Theme: Explore playground structures and interior furniture that wards off or welcomes participants and sitters. By stylizing traditional interior and exterior leisure spaces, we send messages with the selection of materials and arrangement of pieces which impacts others and ourselves in our multi-faceted identities in this 3-D technique-driven course.

Session 2 Projects: Dive deep into three-dimensional representations of playground equipment and interior design. Discover new ways to create models or larger-scale works that represent a sense of self as well as connection to others using mixed media techniques. Students will apply newfound skills in mediums like fiber arts, sculpture, and collage to a collaborative construction illustrating the spaces we navigate together

Please review the deCordova Camps Registration Information page before proceeding to the registration site.

NOTE:  2023 tuition rates reflect the high increase in staffing and other camp expenses. Camp revenue contributes only a small amount to the expense of the art and operations at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum that is available for all to enjoy.

Financial Assistance: The Trustees is committed to providing outdoor camp experiences for everyone. To obtain Financial Assistance information and an application, please click on the link to the left or contact the camp office.

Trustees Membership: Trustees Family Members receive a $100 per camper per week discounted rate plus year-round benefits at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and 120+ other Trustees properties across the state.