May 29, 2019 — (Key West, FL).  Spots available in Key West Art & Historical Society Claymation ArtCamp! session at Fort East Martello,  June 10 – June 14

Registration is now open for Key West Art & Historical Society’s Claymation Camp at Fort East Martello from June 10-June 14. For children ages 6-12.  Led by instructors Crystal Smith and Giancarlo Espinoza, campers will learn the art of clay molding, wire figures, set design, and how to compose 24 frames per minute using stop-motion photography to create an animated movie, which will premiere on the last day of that week’s camp at 3:30pm for parents and families.

In addition to the claymation-themed curriculum, campers also have the experience of exploring Fort East Martello, an enclosed Civil War-era fort stewarded by Key West Art & Historical Society, with time for natural, open-ended play, with outdoor play stations, water play, a dress-up area, giant blue building blocks and a Rigamajig from Imagination Playground.

The camp, in operation for more than thirty years, marks Key West Art & Historical Society’s commitment to youth programming and educational initiatives that aim to inspire a greater sense of place and historical understanding about our island home. Other sessions still open for registration include: Fossil Camp (June 17-21),Cinema Camp (June 24-28), Art and Design Camp (July 1-5),Pirate Camp (July 8-12),Sci-Fi Camp (July 15-19), Wreckers Camp (July 22-26),Mario Sanchez Camp (July 29-August 2),and Adventure Camp (August 5-9)Sessions are led by Rick “Deadeye” Wheelus, Kevin Lisinksi, Crystal Smith, Giancarlo Espinosa, Jennifer Hernandez, Stephanie Jenkins, and Daisy Connolly, talented artists, teachers, and historians with extensive experience with children.

Ancillary activities and excursions pertaining to specific sessions, including field trips to local museums and nearby beaches, parks, and gardens, highlight the abundant history and cultural assets of our islands while expanding students’ knowledge of the local community.

ArtCamp! runs from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday – Friday and is $200 per session for Society members, $225 for nonmembers. Included are all supplies and light snacks. Detailed descriptions of the ArtCamp! sessions along with registration information can be found at kwahs.org/events. Registration fills quickly.  Sign up now to secure your child’s spot! Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island. 

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Making Clay While the Sun Shines:Registration is open for Key West Art & Historical Society’s Claymation ArtCamp!, running June 10-14 at Fort East Martello. A summer program for children aged 6-12, ArtCamp! runs from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday – Friday and is $200 per session for Society members, $225 for nonmembers. Included are all supplies and light snacks. Detailed descriptions of the ArtCamp! sessions along with registration information can be found at kwahs.org/events.. Registration fills quickly.  Sign up now to secure your child’s spot! Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.