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For Ages 13-16

Session 1: July 1–3, 2024 (3 days Monday–Wednesday)
2D Techniques – Portals: Over, Under, Through
Trustees Members: $235/week
Nonmembers: $335/week

Session 2: August 12–16, 2024 (5 days Monday–Friday)
3D Techniques – Elementary, My Dear: Wind, Water, Fire, Earth
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 and the conversations and interests of the participants and instructors.

2D Techniques: Portals: Over, Under, Through
Session 1 Theme: In this 2-D technique-driven course, participants explore how to render portals in nature. Park sculptures of doors, arches, and ellipses provide tangible reference points for study. Thresholds between terrains on campus offer opportunities to understand how flora, fauna, and humans co-habitat. Depicting portals on the cusps of changing time: sunrise, twilight, and seasonal shifts provides a creative conceptual challenge. Participants will explore the Sculpture Park, the environment, space, and their own experiences, engaging in the challenges of translating 3-D spaces into 2-D artwork. 

Session 1 Projects: Participants undertake projects in areas such as illustration, painting, gestural collage, and printmaking. Creative documentation of portals will inspire both individual skill-building work as well as collaborative artmaking. 

3D Techniques: Elementary, My Dear: Wind, Water, Fire, Earth
Session 2 Theme: Explore wind, water, fire*, and earth! In the Park, wind animates long kinetic blades, clay bricks form a sphere, fire shapes bronze figures, and site-specific installations are activated by water. Independently, elements are strong, but together they are invincible. Through three-dimensional design and creation of these forces of nature, participants will explore their own multi-faceted identities in this technique-driven course. 

Session 2 Projects: Participants will depict elements in isolation or combine them in unexpected configurations portraying nature’s power and impact on humans, plants, and animals. Participants will apply newfound skills in fiber arts, clay, and mixed media to their individual and collaborative work. Miniature models or larger-scale works made using a wide range of 3-D techniques will represent a sense of self as well as connection to others . 

*Please note, open flames will not be used and are not permitted on deCordova’s campus. 

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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.