Art Camps!

Courtney offers local art camps during the summer! From creating a handmade picture book based on fairy tales to spending a week immersed in illustration, the camps are based on expanding creativity and encouraging your child to create bigger, brighter more unique work.

Classes for Fall 2014

Fairy Tale Illustration

For the first time, Courtney will be offering an afterschool version of her popular summer author/illustrator camp. In this class, students will illustrate a fairy tale. The same fairytale will be illustrated by the entire class but creativity and  slight fracturing of the fairytale is encouraged while keeping the basic story structure. Illustration techniques will be taught alongside watercolor tips and tricks. Between 10-12 final illustrations will be professionally bound into a 8×8 soft cover book along with the altered text.

Fridays September 19th – October 24th

Minimum enrollment 7, Maximum enrollment 12

$135.00 per session with a $15.00 materials fee.

For rising 2nd-5th graders at UpCycle Creative Reuse Center, 1712 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA 22301

Classes for Summer 2015 

Author/Illustrator Camp

Does your rising 2nd-5th grader love to make up stories and draw? Do you find half-finished books all over your house? If so, this is the summer camp for your child! In a week we will create a handcrafted, bound and illustrated picture book where the children are encouraged to put a new spin on a classic story, fairytale or an original creation of their own! Individuality and creativity are our number one goals but along the way there will also be lessons in goal setting, cause & effect and sequential narration. Class size is limited to allow each child individual instructor attention. Additional dates may be added if needed.

$300.00 per session, $40 material fee.

For rising 2nd-5th graders. TBD

To reserve a spot, please fill out the registration form.


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