Art Camp: Ages 5-6
Art Camp: Session 3
Art Camp: Textile Takeover (Ages 5 & 6), PM
Add After-Care for $30 per child, per week (4-5:30pm)
Discover the sensory magic of felting and create an outdoor felt art installation in the Philbrook gardens with textile artist, Taylor Painter-Wolfe. Inspired by the tradition of yarn bombing, where crocheted or knitted work wraps or decorates mundane public space, campers will work together to bring felted beauty to the grounds of Philbrook. Campers will scout out a special area of Philbrook to transform, and then make their own felt by squishing, smashing, and shaking wool into felt. They’ll work as a team to decide if they’ll use their felt to cover a whole tree, create hanging felted work from railings outside, or make three dimensional sculptures to hang from trees. The possibilities are up to their imagination.
About the Teaching Artist: Taylor Painter-Wolfe
Taylor Painter-Wolfe is a fiber artist and art teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She majored in fiber art at the Kansas City Art Institute where she learned how to make handmade, hand-dyed felted wool, which she used to create clothing, costumes, and fine art pieces. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003, Taylor traveled extensively in Australia and Southeast Asia which greatly influenced her development as a fiber artist and inspired her to use elements of texture, shape, and pattern found in natural environments.
What to Expect
A day starts in our studios, but we quickly use the whole museum: art, gardens, etc. to explore what it means to be a creative thinker and maker. Our workshops are geared towards getting messy, working together and providing space for every child in the studio.
Monday Art Camp Check-In: 8:30am (7:45-8:30am for Before-Care families)
A.M. Workshop: 9am-12pm
A.M. Workshop Pick-Up: 12pm
P.M. Workshop: 1-4pm
P.M. Workshop Pick-Up: 4pm
After-Care Pick-Up*: 5:30pm
During Art Camp, we hope to be able to make discoveries and see things in a new way, all before lunch. New this summer, we will have a space dedicated to collaborative and group work that we will use in unexpected and new ways geared towards each of the weekly sessions.
Here are a few things to know:
- We offer before and after care.
- Lunch is optional and catered through our onsite restaurant, and available for purchase at Monday morning check-in.
- We have a morning snack and afternoon snack built into the studio sessions.
- We use the whole museum, so we will go outside when the weather permits: please pack sunscreen and bug spray.
Your day at Philbrook will be filled with creative energy and thinking! Please make sure to dress for mess and outdoor exploration.
Before & After-Care
Before & After Care is offered for each week of Art Camp for an additional $30 per child for Before Care, $30 per child for After Care, or $60 per child for Before & After Care. With the addition of Before and/or After Care to your ticket, you may drop your child off as early as 7:45am, and pick your child up at the end of the day between 4:00pm and 5:30pm.
Visit a member of Philbrook’s Guest Experience Team at the front desk or call us at (918) 748-5300 for more information.
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Visit a member of Philbrook’s Guest Experience Team at the front desk or call us at (918) 748-5300 for questions or additional information.