These three-week, morning-only camps provide a stimulating environment for young artists to grow as creative, unique individuals, develop artistic skill-sets, and learn how to creatively problem-solve. Campers work together on a variety of fun projects and participate in the joys of making art with friends, experimenting with painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, printmaking, and much more! Projects are designed to enhance both personal expression and collaborative abilities while introducing students to contemporary and historical art. The Citizen Artist camp will introduce campers to the ways in which art can be used as a tool to change and improve the world around them. With support from faculty, students will consider a range of issues that affect them and their communities and use a variety of arts-based approaches to explore and address those very issues. *This online camp is designed for campers to participate in projects independently. There will be no outside assistance from an adult required during camp hours aside from general supervision and occasional support with materials.
This course will be taught by Mitsu Salmon. Mitsu creates performance and visual works that fuse multiple disciplines. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and site-specific spaces. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014, and her undergrad degree from NYU. She has received grants from Chicago Dancemakers Forum and Midwest Nexus. She has participated in artist residencies at Taipei Artist Village (Taiwan), Incheon Art Platform (Korea), Guildhall (NY), and PAM (LA) as well as in Chicago at Links Hall, High Concept Lab, and the Chicago Cultural Center.
"I have taught the visual and performing arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and at public schools in Chicago and New York, and lead national and international workshops. Through teaching, I aim to ignite student's imagination, further develop skills and introduce new ideas and approaches. Enabling students to create their art projects deeply inspires my practice. I work with each student's unique vision, interest, and pace to help them to create their best work and enjoy the process."
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|Class meeting time||9:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Class meeting days||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday|
|Building and room||Online|
|Course instructor||Mitsu Miriam Salmon|