Overview & Curriculum
High school students will choose the theme, design and install a large scale work of public art at Vector Space. The camp will incorporate thoughtful discussion of contemporary and historical public art works, hands-on preparation and installation of a work of public art. Each day campers will also have instruction in techniques such as:
- Exterior mural prep, painting and sealing
- Wheatpaste postering and installation
- Relief carving
Campers will be given the chance to vote on the design of the mural before camp begins! On the first day of camp we will reveal the winning design, have a discussion about the history of public art and decide what mixed-media techniques the campers are interested in incorporating into their design. Throughout the week the campers will collaborate to realize the mural on the exterior one-story Court Street facing wall of the Vector Space building.
The morning of each day will be spent priming, painting and installing the mural. Each afternoon campers will focus on an artistic skill-building activity that relates to public arts and has the potential to be incorporated into the mural. Campers will create an individualized piece to take home at the end of camp or work together to create portions of the mural to be installed throughout the week.
This camp is from 9:00am - 2:00pm starting Monday, June 28 and ending Friday, July 2. Much of camp time will be spent outside, so students should dress accordingly for warm weather.
This project is for students ages 14 to 19. The early registration fee is $200 until May 24th, and $225 afterwards.
Scholarships are available by application on the Scholarships tab. The application period closes June 14th and the applicants will be notified by June 21st.
Face masks and frequent hand washing will be required during this program. Social distancing will be implemented as often as possible, but students will sometimes need to work closely in a shared space with shared tools. Tools will be cleaned prior to use by students, and the health of each student will be assessed regularly. With this small group (ten students) we will be able to quickly alert participants of any known COVID exposures and the program will be halted if such a situation arises. Camp instructors are fully vaccinated. Parents and students will need to review and sign this COVID-19 Student Behavior Agreement prior to project participation.