Global Harmony Summer Adventure Camp-Summer of Love

Gualala Arts presents:

Summer Adventure Camp-Summer of Love 50 Years Later!

Tuesday – Friday, July 11 – July 21, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Arts Center

$295 per child for the two week session (materials included), if space available.

Early registration deadline has passed.

Late registration: $295 per child if paid between Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 30, providing space available.

(No refunds after Wednesday, May 31; refunds before May 31 are subject to a $25 administration fee.)
$50 or $100 scholarships are available with a written request submitted with an application.

2017 Student registration

This year’s Gualala Arts Global Harmony Summer Adventure Camp is going retro — with a trip back in time 50 years to the Summer of Love. Campers will tie dye their own camp shirts as we embark down this two-week fun- filled art adventure.

All children from 1st through 8th grade are invited to participate. 2017 classes are being finalized and early registration materials are available.

Global Harmony Summer Adventure Camp will be held starting July 11 and continuing Tuesdays – Fridays through July 21, 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.

Children will participate in all 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 2017 are still being finalized. Check back here for updated info about the different classes.

Students: Download the Student registration & medical consent forms. (click here)

Parents and grandparents are encouraged to sign students up in the spring. The registration and medical consent form will be available online and at the Gualala Arts Center.


2017 Teachers and Assistants

We no longer accepting applications for teachers and assistants for this year’s program.  All positions have been filled.

  • Teachers:   Download the Teacher application & contract form.(click here)
  • Assistants: Download the Assistant application & medical consent form.(click here)


Gualala Arts receives many requests for scholarships to assist students in attending the program, and strives to grant them all. Sponsors have included Westamerica Bank, Good Buy Clothes, Shepherd By The Sea Episcopal-Lutheran Mission, 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.

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

2017 Classes and Instructors

Loving Letters!

This class will introduce campers to the alphabet in ways that they have never imagined! Through a series of exercise, from playful to formal, and a little storytelling in-between, campers will actively explore creating expression through letters.
Rick Paulus purchased his first calligraphy pen and bottle of ink on his 12th birthday, thus beginning his appreciation for beautifully formed letters. As a young man, Rick became engrossed of the U.S. Department of State, where he helped to set the stage for diplomacy under four secretaries of state. Eight years later, he was called to the White House and served as chief calligrapher for President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.

Today, Rick continues his quest for the perfectly formed letter in his studio in the remote coastal hills of Sonoma County. It is here, on the edge of the continent, that he expresses his passion for the beauty and the strength of nature through the expressive use of letterforms. Second only to practicing calligraphy is his desire to enthusiastically share his knowledge with others, which he accomplishes through a variety of exciting workshops for kids from ages five to eighty-five.

Knot Then + Now

Campers will embark on a look backward and forwards as two generations of teachers collaborate for this fun-filled Knotty class.  Class will begin with tie dying as we create colorful designs that transcend the 60’s and bring us up to date. Campers will then tie macrame knots, learn how to make friendship bracelets and then tie themselves in knots while staying in the “now” with improv theater exercises.

This class will be team-taught by daughter and mother team Margaux and Teresa Granath. Margaux has starred in such theater events as Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird and Teresa is a retired art professor from Belmont University. Teresa returns to Gualala Arts to teach again this summer and Margaux who has been a student and group leader is now stepping up as the “next generation” of instructors in our annual program.

Hippie Beading

photo credit: Larry Wagner

Love beads were a tradition of the 60’s and campers will be bringing them back into vogue!  Students will make earrings, necklaces, and bracelets with colorful beads stressing design, color, safety, and cooperation.

Campers from 2013 may remember Rhoda Teplow from her African Beading class. This summer she will be going retro and introducing the campers to the Love Bead tradition of the 60’s. Rhoda is a credentialed teacher who began teaching in 1966 and is still teaching! Rhoda is also a working bead artist. An artist and teacher to her core, Rhoda looks forward to her return to our “Summer of Love”.


Get your Groove On

Be a part of the music that made the Summer of Love. We will time travel back to the 60’s and celebrate the music that has defined that era and set the mood and set the tones for the Summer of Love.  Using instruments and our own bodies we will have a groovy time together making music.
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.

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