$195 per child for the two week session (materials included) if paid on or before May 22. (No longer available)
$295 per child if paid between May 23 and July 2, if there is room available.
(No refunds after May 22; refunds before May 22 are subject to a $25 staff fee.)
TUITION FEES ARE FOR BOTH WEEKS. NO DISCOUNTS GIVEN FOR ONE-WEEK ATTENDANCE.
$50 or $100 scholarships are available with a written request submitted with application.
All children from 1st through 8th grade are invited to participate in the Global Harmony Summer Adventure Camp sponsored by Gualala Arts. Global Harmony Summer Adventure Camp will be held starting July 7 and continuing Tuesdays – Fridays through July 17, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (9:15 a.m. first day). This program has been extremely popular in its past 20+ years.
This year’s theme is The Ocean. Classes and activities will revolve around that wide body of water that connects us all. Children will participate in 6 different art classes. Classes in the past have included: culinary arts, beading, drumming, mask making, portrait painting, and much, much more. We try to offer some new each year! Teachers and classes for 2015 are still being finalized. Check back here for updated info about the different classes.
- Students: Download the Student registration & medical consent form.
Parents and grandparents are encouraged to sign students up in the spring. The registration and medical consent form is available online and at the Gualala Arts Center.
Teachers and Assistants
We are currently accepting application for teachers and assistants for this year’s program.
- Teachers: Download the Teacher application & contract form.
- Assistants: Download the Assistant application & medical consent form.
Last year Gualala Arts received 30 requests for scholarships to assist students in attending the program, all of which were granted. Sponsors included Westamerica Bank, Randy Owings in memory of Christina Smith Owings, Good Buy Clothes, Shepherd By The Sea Episcopal-Lutheran Mission, the generosity of the guests of the Sea Ranch Lodge through participation in the Good Night Foundation, and other individual donations. Thanks to these generous donations we have never turned away a child from the Summer Art programs.
This program also serves as a foundation for a lifelong interest and participation in the arts for many local children. A great example is Iliana Frida Clarissa Sanchez, who attended the Summer Art Program when she was six and every year thereafter. When she was too old to attend as a camper, she became a youth leader and found that her passion in life is teaching young children. She was awarded the MVP Group Leader Award at the 2012 Art Camp. One of the four winners of the 2013 Gualala Arts Scholarship Fund awards, she currently attends City College of San Francisco with the dream of becoming an art teacher.
The Summer Art Program for Youth is always seeking additional financial support. If you would like to contribute, please contact Gualala Arts at (707) 884-1138 or email Info@GualalaArts.org.
Classes and Instructors
Wave that Flag with Siobhan
Siobhan has been painting for the past 30 years and has shown her work at the best art shows from Laguna Beach to Park Avenue. Her wearable art pieces can be found in galleries, gift stores, boutiques and companies from Disney to Sky Mall. Each piece goes through 13 steps from start to finish which Siobhan infuses with her love and joy. You can see her work online at: http://www.siobhansilks.com
Undersea Art with Amanda Rose Hopkins Pence
We are thrilled to have Amanda return to her Gualala Arts roots! Amanda attended the Pacific Community Charter School and was inspired by then local, Bippy McMaster. Bibby made sure that art materials were of fine quality to empower young artists. During her high school years, Amanda participated in the Rural Murals Project for three years, assisting in murals at the Gualala Arts Center and Point Arena Library. In college at UC Santa Cruz Amanda was enthralled by the Fine Arts department and explored multi-media painting, fascinated by finding a common ground between painting and sculpture. She curated a group show entitled “Spontaneous Nature” at the Leeds Gallery in Santa Cruz and worked with artists such as Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens and the Harrisons. Shortly after graduating she worked for the Harrisons, an artist couple that pioneered the environmental arts movement in the 1960’s and made a vow that the earth would be their main client in all of their international artistic endeavors. Later she spent 5 months in Sarnath, India working at the Sarnath International Nyingma Institute as an apprentice painter as well as assisting with a sculptural art project. The past few years Amanda has continued to explore painting in her free time as well as assisting with brocade sewing projects and screen-printing. We are excited to have Amanda back to share her art with our campers this summer!
Creatures of the Sea with Doric Jemison-Ball II
Dive Deep and Come up with Dinner!
Ocean Celebration – Performance Art with Katrina Van Walterop
Katrina Van Walterop made her debut at Summer Adventure Camp in 2013, and is thrilled to be coming back again this year. She has taught public school music in Stockton and Modesto. Katrina is a certified Orff Schulwerk Specialist and has presented workshops on integration of curriculum with music and movement.