Your child needs to feel challenged, but not rushed. Proud and accomplished, but not disappointed. So the question is
How many art projects are included?
A big part of an art camp for your child is what they get to take home at the end of the day. And how they feel about it. If it was a really fun experience for your child, then the item they created can be on display to have them remember the camp for weeks, and perhaps in some cases years to come. But not every piece may come out as well as they liked, so it is important to know how many art pieces are created at the camp per day? Is it one art project per day? Or is it one art project for multiple days? How much time do they have for each art piece?
At the Paint Until You Faint Summer Camp, we have determined the perfect number to be 2 art projects per 3 hours. So each kiddo goes home at the end of the day with 2 completed art projects. Usually we try to coach the young-lings to start with a more challenging piece, and have another (equally or less) challenging piece as the second project. It really depends on the kid. And that is one of the most important factors – we have a wide variety of art projects, and each kid gets to freely choose which 2 he wants to complete that day. Two large canvases? No problem. Two ceramics today? You got it. A mask and a superman logo? all-righty then! The point is – kids need to have fun, and they may not know by the beginning of the day what they feel like making that day. So they need to let their creativity come out – and who are we to stop them from it. Not Us!
This article is part of a series of blog-posts we have generated to answer the most important questions regarding summer camps, and in particular art summer camps. In the main article we give insight into the background and rationale on why we wrote this series. The summer camp category page links all the questions together, and enables you to quickly choose the individual questions that interest you most.
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