Thunderbird Arts Center presents Winter Break Camp 2019: “Reuse It Or We Lose It.” This year’s camp features an eco-friendly focus. See below for a list of specific subjects covered.
Dates: December 30, 2019 -January 3, 2020
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday
Early Bird Pricing: $209 (until November 29)
Regular Price: $230 (beginning November 30)
Before Care: 7:30am – 9:00pm ($35 per child)
After Care: 4:00pm – 5:30pm ($35 per child)
A sibling discount of $15 off per additional sibling is available upon request. To receive this discount, you must register in person or call 602-293-3267.
Before and after care available.
Lunch is not provided. Please pack a shelf-stable lunch for your camper.
Note: Thunderbird Arts Center is not a licensed child care facility under section 36-882
Specific subjects covered in Winter Break Camp:
Campers will be using non-perishable metal cans, plastic trash cans, and other reusable household items to explore how we can make music while being eco-friendly.
Instructor: Isreal Solomon
Superpower: Meeting people where they’re at
Israel Solomon is an educator, musician, teaching artist and first-time father. He works with local school districts, some Montessori, and the public. Most of his work involves helping youth understand themselves and explore new experiences.
Eco-friendly Visual Arts:
Campers will use common household items and recyclable materials to inspire their own ideas for creating sculptures, collages and 2D art works. The idea is to inspire creative ideas for using everyday objects. Campers will also be learning new techniques and using different materials each day, like colored pencils, watercolors, and acrylics, to learn more about what being eco-friendly means to each camper.
Instructor: Nik Ridley
Superpower: Being blessed with a loving spirit, optimism, and pragmatism
Nik Ridley is a professional artist and instructor specializing in abstract (modern) art.
Instructor: Emily Winkler
Superpower: Open mind and heart
Emily Winkler is a youth educator and teaching artist in the Phoenix area who specializes in mindfulness, art and the intersection of the two. She believes in a therapeutic approach to art in a learning environment that is welcoming to all types of learners.
Campers will use their creative movements to express the four elements: earth, fire, air, and water. Each child will also have the opportunity to use recyclable materials to make their own props. Campers will learn to express their stories and ideas of eco-friendliness, recycling, and the four elements through hip-hop and movement.
Instructor: Brandon Simms
Superpower: Adaptability and Improvisation. Fast Learner, Strength
Brandon Simms is originally from NYC. He moved to New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and now Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University with a GPA of 3.0. He has studied dance and martial arts since he was 5. He is also an actor, singer, musician, and b-boy.
Instructor: Michaela Konzal
Superpower: Spatial Awareness!
Michaela Konzal is a dance educator, choreographer, and performer based in Phoenix, AZ. Currently, Konzal teaches dance to all ages and abilities – anyone can be a dancer! She is known for cultivating a high energy, judgement free, and positive classroom environment. She believes dance should be accessible to all ages, body types, and backgrounds.
Instructor: Michele Ceballos Michot
Michèle Ceballos Michot has taught and performed worldwide. Locally she has choreographed for Southwest Shakespeare Co., Arizona Opera, the Phoenix Conservatory of Music and New Carpa Theatre. Her work led her to receive the Creighton School District Partner Award, nominations for the Governor’s Arts Awards and a nomination for a Zoni Award for choreography.
Each camper will learn different theatre skills while using their experiences and personal stories to create an original performance. The performances will be based on what they’ve learned about what reusing materials means, and why it is important.
Instructor: Quinn Purcell
Superpower: Providing emotional support
Quinn Pursell is 18 years old and is a freshman at Arizona State University. This is Quinn’s second yeaer working as an Apprentice Artistic Collaborator at Rising Youth Theatre. Quinn taught at the PCA summer camp in the summer of 2019 and is currently teaching classes every Saturday at the Phoenix Center for the Arts.