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Tephra ICA, in partnership with Reston Association, is pleased to offer fun and exciting art camps that encourage the development of critical thinking and creative expression. Camp themes for Summer 2023 will explore the visual arts in tandem with science, engineering, and art history!

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Join Tephra ICA and Reston Association for exciting artfully themed week-long art camps sessions, focusing on methods and techniques in contemporary art. Tephra ICA Summer Art Camp explores fun, exciting art activities, hands-on-projects, and examples of contemporary art while encouraging the development of critical thinking and creative expression.

Expanded age groups in 2023! Camp is now open to campers ages 6-12. Campers will spend mornings with an Art Instructor developing critical thinking and creative expression through contemporary art methods and techniques. Create a variety of hands-on art projects that inspire learning in fun, creative, and meaningful ways! Afternoons will include traditional camp activities such as outdoor games, nature walks, and swimming at RA pools.

Camp Highlights Include:

- Innovative new projects during each session
- Outdoor exploration activities
- Exciting themes exploring the visual arts and STEM
- Expansion of artistic vocabulary and creativity through hands-on activities led by professional art educators

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2023 Sessions:

Pictures and Stories

Have you ever heard the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”? Have you drawn pictures before to help you tell a story? In Pictures and Stories, we will take a look at how artists today also incorporate storytelling in their artmaking. Campers will make drawings, paintings, storybooks, and more that tell stories and create worlds using pictures instead of words!

July 3 – July 7*
July 10 – 14

What a Colorful World

What’s your favorite color, and why? Does seeing different colors change how you feel? Did you know that all colors we see are made up of light? In this camp, we will explore all things light and color. Campers will explore the possibilities of art and have fun with activities such as sun-printing, observational drawing, color-mixing, and more!

July 17 – 21
July 24 – 28

Playful Spaces

Investigate all things 3-D! From blankets to boxes, Playful Spaces will cover the basics of building fun, unique forts and creating large artworks using different materials to transform spaces – sometimes call “installation art”. Campers will walk away with a basic understanding of engineering and a fort or installation of their own to take home!

July 31 – August 4
August 7 – 11

How To Register

To register, go to Reston Association's camp registration page. Select “Camps & Youth Programs” and search for “Art Camp” or enter activity number 302130153. Registration opens Monday, January 30 for RA Members and Tephra ICA Members | $410 per session. Registration opens Monday, February 6 for Non-Members | $440 per session

Camp will be closed on July 4. Discounted Price Week of July 4 | $328/$352 per session

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