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City Offering Camps, Activities for Spring Break

The City of El Paso is offering various educational and fun activities for kids and teens during spring break. Spring break programs will take place at the El Paso Zoo, museums and libraries across the city.

In addition, all of the City’s parks and recreation centers will be open during spring break.

Spring Break programming is part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to improve the quality of life by creating innovative recreational, educational, and cultural programs.

El Paso Museum of Archaeology: Archaeology Camp March 14 through 17 | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Ages 7-12 – $55 per child for museum members; $70 per child for non-members

Campers will learn about archaeology through crafts, scavenger hunts and activities like a mock excavation, archery, and atl atl demonstrations.

Information (915) 755-4332.

El Paso Museum of History: History Camp – March 14 through 17 | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Ages 8-12 –  $55 per child for museum members; $70 per child for non-members

Campers will learn how photos turned into fill by exploring concepts such as the persistence of vision through playing with and creating thaumatropes and zoetropes experimenting with sun prints and the praxinoscope as well as using a Polaroid camera.

Information: (915) 212-3163

El Paso Museum of Art Art Camp – March 14 through 17

Register at the EPMA Museum Store or online.

Information (915) 212-3062.

Cartoon Characters and Comics – 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

$60 per child for museum members; $75 per child for non-members

Students will learn the fundamentals of cartoon and comic drawing. Children will reflect upon a chosen style of art seen in the galleries as a source of inspiration for an original character and story.

Students will learn to design character model sheets, create a character study using clay, develop a short story concept and create a 6 to 8 page comic book. Supplies are included.

Paint Your Hero! – 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Ages 6-8

$60 per child for museum members; $75 per child for non-members

Paint a portrait of your favorite hero! Artists will identify contemporary heroes and visually represent them while learning portrait drawing and painting techniques. Children will learn facial proportion, composition, color theory and lighting. Supplies are included.

Ceramic Tableware – 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ages 6-8

$70 per child for museum members; $86 per child for non-members

Artists will explore many facets of ceramics, including white earthenware clay and glazes. They will be introduced to the basic methods of hand building; including pinch-pot, coil-construction and participation in wheel-throwing demonstrations.

Campers will create a set of ceramic work for the dining table, including a glazed bowl, mug and an object of the student’s choice. Projects will be kiln-fired and will be ready for pick up approximately 1 week following completion of camp. Supplies are included.

Printmaking Party – 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ages 6-8

$60 per child for museum members; $75 per child for non-members

Children will explore the history of printmaking and discover how to make collographs and relief prints. They will learn basic drawing techniques to design and create images for printing. Young artists will create a series of collagraphs and relief prints. Supplies are included.

Explore Photography – 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 9-12

$60 per child for museum members; $75 per child for non-members

Children will learn about portraiture and photocomposition. Junior artists will create cyanotypes, instant and digital photos, and photo collage. Supplies are included.

Ceramic Tableware – 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Ages 9-12

$70 per child for museum members; $86 per child for non-members

Aspiring artists will explore many facets of ceramics, including white earthenware clay and glazes. The class introduces the basic methods of hand building; including pinch-pot, coil-construction and participation in wheel-throwing demonstrations.

Campers will create a set of ceramic work for the dining table, including a glazed bowl, mug and an object of the student’s choice. Projects will be kiln-fired and will be ready for pick up approximately 1 week following completion of camp. Supplies are included.

Manga Drawing and Comics – 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ages 9-12

$60 per child for museum members; $75 per child for non-members

Students will learn a solid foundation in drawing Japanese cartoon characters. Children will select a work of art from the EPMA collections as a source of inspiration for an original character and story.

Students will learn to design character model sheets, develop a concept for a short story and create a 6 to 8 page comic book featuring their manga character. Supplies are included.

A complete list of programs and activities may be found on the Spring Break 2017 banner on the City’s website.

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