Camp Philbrook: Cardboard Build (Ages 7-9)
Monday, July 11
9:00am – 12:00pm
July 11th – July 15th, 9am-12pm
Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul, campers will become boxitects, building vibrant constructions you can go inside. On Friday, campers will offer tours in the gardens of their jewelbox village of colorful homes.
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Before-Care Begins: 7:45am
AM Workshop Check-In: 8:45am
AM Workshop: 9am-12pm
AM Pick-Up: 12pm
Lunch (All-Day Campers Only): 12-1pm
PM Workshop Check-In: 12:45pm
PM Workshop: 1-4pm
PM Pick-Up: 4pm
After-Care Pick-Up: 5:30pm
About the Teaching Artist: Beth Henley
Elizabeth Henley is a painter and multimedia artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. While living and working in Tulsa, she also attended several schools, including studying Interior Design at Oklahoma State University. After several color theory and art classes, she realized her main passion was creating artwork through visual art. She began displaying her work publically in 2015, but then refocused her pursuits to finding space in her local art scene for artists of color, specifically Black Artists in the Tulsa area. This desire to see inclusion and diversity in art led her to found and create Black Moon in 2018, an all Black artist collective here in Tulsa focused on breaking standards, pushing innovation, and cultivating creativity among her local community. With the formation of Black Moon, Elizabeth and fellow artists have shown in several galleries and exhibitions throughout the Oklahoma area. Her goal is to grow and develop her skills as an artist, but to also show representation through diversity in her pieces.
I create art as a form of expression, communication, therapy, escape, and need. Currently, I am exploring themes of strength, afro-futurism, and femininity. A few years back, I had health complications and major surgery that made me stop and take note of what was truly important. I re-prioritized my pursuits, and decided to make creating art not just a passion, but a lifestyle.
As an artist, my intention is to inspire, uplift, and empower the viewer of my pieces. Representation means so much to me, and if I can hold a space for individuals like myself, even for a tiny moment in the vast scope of what has been the historic artistic dialogue, it is worth it. Through my artwork, I am trying to express my own personal perception of life. I believe art can be a healing element, that broadens, challenges, and provokes us to visually process concepts beyond ourselves. To question our point of view and perception on life.
What to Expect
A day at Camp Philbrook 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 making space for every child’s ideas.
Here are a few things to know:
- We offer before and after care. See below for details
- All day campers may elect to bring their own lunch or purchase one from our onsite restaurant, Kitchen 27.
- We have a morning snack and afternoon snack built into each camp sessions.
- We use the whole museum, which means we spend ample time outside when the weather permits. Please pack a water bottle daily and arrive wearing sunscreen and bug spray.
- Your days at Philbrook will be filled with creative energy and fun! 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 & 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.
All sales are final. Tickets, Memberships, and Donations are nonrefundable. Select ticketed events will be exchangeable. View our full Refund & Ticketing Policy for more information.
For information on wheelchair access or other accessibility matters, please visit the Accessibility page.
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.