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*****Age/Grade refers to Fall 2017 status
*****Before and After Care Available**

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***NOTE ***
Registration not complete until payment is received.

Limited financial scholarships available - Call for more info

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Campers who withdraw 30 or more days prior to the camp start date will receive a 100% refund and be charged a $15 cancellation fee. Campers who withdraw 15 - 29 days prior to the camp start date will receive a 50% refund and be charged a $15 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued 0 - 14 days prior to the camp start date. No refunds will be issued after the start of the camp due to illness. Family emergency situations will be dealt with on an individual basis.

Lunch & Snack Breaks:

All camps have supervised healthy snack breaks; juice and water are provided along with the snack. Students participating in full-day classes have a supervised lunch break. Crossings does not provide lunches, so please pack an appropriate lunch for your child. Recycle-Reuse! Refrigerator and microwave are available.

Dress Code:

Some pigments and materials may stain clothing, so please dress your children in clothing that will not break hearts if it sustains spills and messes. Crossings is not responsible for clothing that is damaged in art classes. Weather permitting, children play outdoors during snack and lunch breaks.

Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992
507-732-7616

Questions?

info@crossingsatcarnegie.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of June 19 (summer overview below)

Machines Behaving Badly

Jun 19-23
5th +
9:30am-12:30pm
$168


Want to build a 3-pound robot, then try to rule over your campmates’ creations? Do you like to build or take stuff apart? Come learn about robots, motors, wheels, tools and cool stuff. Everybody gets to build a machine and we guarantee that your machine will move when you are finished. On the last day, parents and campers will gather for an exciting, intense, and most of all FUN tournament where we’ll learn whose robot will be crowned conqueror over all. Picture a huge Plexiglass tournament cage filled with spinning chains, trap doors and falling Teletubbies!

Parents are welcome at all times and encouraged to attend the tournament on the final day.

 

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Caricatures: Drawing for Fun

Jun 19-23
4th +
1-4pm
$158

Immerse yourself into the different aspects of caricature drawing! You will not only learn the basics of caricatures, we will dive deeper into different ways to abstract these portraits. Let’s go crazy, and have fun with these creative projects; A collage caricature, a cubist portrait, and nature inspired self-portrait.

Lastly, let’s draw your portrait into your favorite animal and turn your favorite animal into a caricature!

Willow Gentile is a painter/mixed media artist who received a BFA in painting from UW-Whitewater in the fall of 2015. She was accepted into the Crossman Gallery Juried Show all four years.

In her second year, she was awarded first place by Juror Sara Krajewski Director, INOVA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

She has shown her work statewide in Minnesota. Growing up in lush Minnesota, Willow was a homeschooled student. Her education revolved around the curiosity of nature. This investigation came through her undergraduate studies and into her present day artwork. The staple of her working is an exploration of different materials.


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Dean Hoyt
helps coach First Robotics Teams and runs MBB (Machines Behaving Badly) as a hobby.

Learn to Throw! Pottery Wheel #1

June 20-23 +6/26
4th +
1-4pm
$168


Let the mud fly! Experience a real clay studio. Learn or improve your skills; wedge clay, center and form cylinders, bowls, plates, and anything else you can create. You will follow the process from start to end, trimming and finishing pieces with beautiful glazes. Camp runs Tues-Fri so we can bisque fire your work over the weekend to prepare it for glazing on the following Monday. Returning campers can take any session and receive instruction on more advanced projects and techniques. complete up to 12 pieces.

**Kids should wear mud-friendly clothes and old shoes, and bring an old towel for their lap each day.

Maria Poliszuk has been teaching art and engineering for years and is a member of Crossings Clay Studio.


Week of June 26

Mixed Media: Outside the Box

June 26-30
1-5th
9:30am-12:30pm
$158

Get ready to think outside the box for this class! We will be creating unique objects out of unexpected materials and turn them into art. Our materials will include wire, paper mache, beads, and found objects. Imagine creating a whimsical birdhouse out of balloons or making a twig inspired wind chime along with a paper mosaic tree, button art, and a triptych using cardboard! Join us and discover the many possibilities when you think outside the box!


 

A Bug's Life

June 26-30
K-5th
1-4pm
$158


Sow your creativity into this garden/insect-inspired camp! Students will create 3D bugs and incorporate them into their “bug’s view” painting. Let’s get your green thumb ready for summer by decorating a flower pot and planting button flowers and whimsical clay mushrooms. Enjoy your sculpture while you wait for your real plant to grow! We will also paint a larger than life insect on a canvas. Plus much more bugtastic projects!

Week of July 10

Paper Sculpture: Quilling, Origami, Pop-outs & More

July 10-14
4th +
9:30am-12:30pm
$168


Welcome to the world where paper is no ordinary, everyday medium! In this camp, students will learn how to transform a common two dimensional material into a three dimensional work of art. Imaginative and vibrant paper sculpture-making awaits you!

Each day, a new paper sculpture method will be introduced and students will learn fresh paper manipulation and creation techniques around that days’ theme. Daily themes include colorful paper quilling, origami and relief sculpture, pop-out tunnel books, intricate paper-cut designs and giant polyhedrons.
Note: Please make sure your student is mature enough to handle the exacto knives that will be used in this paper sculpture class.

Merribeth Peterson


Print Making Extravaganza!

July 10-14
4th+
1-4pm
$168

Come experience the excitement and wonder of printmaking! Learning the process of creating multiples is appropriately challenging and oh SO rewarding! The tools and techniques that will be used are unlike any other art medium. Students will learn how to use linocutters, brayers, and multiple printing surfaces for their own “limited edition” artwork while taking inspiration from individual interests and ideas.

In this camp, students will get to explore the creative processes of block printing, paper marbling, monoprinting, and collagraph while incorporating drawing to sketch out ideas and plans

Merribeth Peterson



Learn to Throw! Pottery Wheel #2

July 11-14 +7/17
4th +
9:30am-12:30pm
$168


Let the mud fly! Experience a real clay studio. Learn or improve your skills; wedge clay, center and form cylinders, bowls, plates, and anything else you can create. You will follow the process from start to end, trimming and finishing pieces with beautiful glazes. Camp runs Tues-Fri so we can bisque fire your work over the weekend to prepare it for glazing on the following Monday. Returning campers can take any session and receive instruction on more advanced projects and techniques. complete up to 12 pieces.

**Kids should wear mud-friendly clothes and old shoes, and bring an old towel for their lap each day.

Maria Poliszuk has been teaching art and engineering for years and is a member of Crossings Clay Studio.

Week of July 17

Messy Munchkins

July 17-21
3yrs - 6yrs
10am - 12noon
$158

This hands-on experience engages all of the senses to spur curiosity and wonder! Students will be engage in a variety of art endeavors including painting, collage, building, story time, reading, movement, and a huge variety of daily activities. We are child-guided in this camp, introducing children to art tools and their use, then allowing them to launch on their own explorations.

Parents are invited at 11:30am Friday to a show & tell/mini performance!

Alexis Zaccariello has been teaching art in various settings for over 20 years.  She began doing art programs with students when she was in the Peace Corps in Central Africa and has been doing programs ever since with people of all ages and various backgrounds.  She is currently the art teacher at the Rochester Alternative Learning Center in.

 

Jackee Klomps is a High School senior in Rochester who loves painting on glass, throwing on the wheel & sculpting with clay.
She is crazy about exploring new techniques and materials and her creativity will inspire you!

The Natural World

July 17-21
1st-5th
1-4pm
$158

Study the natural world while exploring different painting styles and techniques.  Make paint out of natural materials like berries and egg whites.  Paint on glass with alcohol ink and watch the sun illuminates your artwork.  Experiment with the ancient art of batik by using a wax resist when dying fabric and paper.  Explore the world of finger painting.  Use your own natural paint brushes to express movement and detail.  Students will present their artwork on the final half-hour of camp and parents/friends are invited to join us.

 

Fantastic Beasts

July 17 - 21
1st - 5th
9:30am-12:30pm
$158

From aardvark to zebra, we'll create a menagerie of ceramic creeping things and a diorama for them to inhabit. 
Craft realistic animals or use your imagination to create wacky, out-of-this-world creatures.

 


Week of July 24

Run With Scissors: Textiles!  
with 4 UBER EXPERIENCED Instructors

July 24-28
3rd +
9am-3:30pm
$238

Create art with four different textile medias! Sewing! Quilting! Knitting! and Duct Tape Creation!

Classes are rotated throughout the week! Gender friendly. Classes include quilting, knitting, colorful duck taping and hand/machine sewing with access to your own sewing machine to create your own look and style! New projects every year.

Machine Sewing with Rebecca Siems


Sewing is a great skill & once you know the basics you can be creative & make all sorts of things! All campers will have access to their own sewing machine to create a variety of projects. Beginners will learn basics such as cutting, measuring, pressing & machine operation. They will create several projects that might include a head band, pillow case, pillow, pin cushion, simple stuffed critter, over the shoulder bag or pj pants.  Returning campers will review the basics & select projects like a recycled denim bag, recycled t-shirt project, a bag with zipper, or a simple garment. Advanced students may bring their own pattern/materials to work on in camp.


Rebecca Siems is an experienced Family and Consumer Science Educator. She graduated of the University of Minnesota with Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science and a Master of Education. She also completed a Master of School Counseling degree from Winona State University.

I have many years experience teaching Textiles and Clothing classes to students in grades 7-12. I have also taught adult sewing classes through All in Stitches in Zumbrota, MN. I started sewing when I was in elementary school and it is a hobby that brings me a lot of satisfaction. I have sewn many different garments and accessories for children, women and men. In addition I have made many home decor items such as pillows, table runners, wall hangings, duvet covers, quilts, curtains, Roman shades and more.

Mini Art Quilt Using Fusible Applique -
with Pamela Woodwell Geerdes

Learn the technique of fusible appliqué. Art quilts can be created by fusing one fabric to another. We will use simple shapes to create a small art quilt to hang on the wall. It is a fun technique! To enhance your project, some basic embroidery stitches will be taught. Topics discussed will be: what fabrics work best for this technique, how to design a small quilt, embroidery stitches to enhance your work, and edge finishing options.

Pamela Woodwell Geerdes has been quilting for 24 years. She has won multiple awards and ribbons at quilt shows and county fairs. She has taken classes from international instructors and taught numerous classes herself. She is currently employed at All in Stitches in Zumbrota, MN where she has worked since 2012. She has a passion for sewing and loves to share her passion with others.

Knitting! with Jennifer Georgieff

Campers will learn the fun and practical art of knitting! Learn the knit and purl stitches and how to begin and end a project. Create a handmade item to wear or use. Gain the knowledge needed to continue creating fun and useful projects. Best of all, we’ll have fun learning and practicing these skills together in a supportive group setting. Campers with more experience will be able to expand on their knitting knowledge. Project ideas and materials supplied. Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring materials of their own including yarn, needles, and patterns. The instructor will be on hand to provide encouragement and help throughout the week as well as teaching new techniques if necessary.

Jennifer Georgieff has been knitting for almost 18 years, first learning when she was 8 years old

 

Duck Tape Unstuck! with Lana Sjoberg



Lana Sjoberg
is an artist who makes and sells fanciful fleece hats and mittens. She lives in Hudson, Wis.

Learn the art of creating with Duck Tape. Not your grandpa’s gray.... but shades and patterns of blue, green, purple, red, orange and yellow! Learn to create Duck Tape fabric that can be used to make bags, pouches, and wallets. Or recycle your old shoes or notebooks into works of art for next school year. This class is set up like a studio where you are shown many possibilities and given instruction, helpful hints, tools and lots of Duck Tape – but it is your imagination that gets unstuck! top

 




Week of July 31

Metal Mania

July 31 - Aug 4
5th +
9:30am-12:30pm
$168

Welders and saws and jewelry Oh My! Come and create your own stainless steel sculpture using bending, welding, grinding and polishing. Also create your own piece of metal jewelry by cutting, bending, and polishing sheet metal. Have a great time learning fun techniques to make these metal masterpieces to decorate your home and yourself!

Veteran instructor Doug Snyder is a professional (and zany) sculptor with a BFA degree from Drake University.




Learn to Throw! Pottery Wheel #3

Aug 1-4 +8/7
4th +
1-4pm
$168


Let the mud fly! Experience a real clay studio. Learn or improve your skills; wedge clay, center and form cylinders, bowls, plates, and anything else you can create. You will follow the process from start to end, trimming and finishing pieces with beautiful glazes. Camp runs Tues-Fri so we can bisque fire your work over the weekend to prepare it for glazing on the following Monday. Returning campers can take any session and receive instruction on more advanced projects and techniques. complete up to 12 pieces.

**Kids should wear mud-friendly clothes and old shoes, and bring an old towel for their lap each day.

Maria Poliszuk has been teaching art and engineering for years and is a member of Crossings Clay Studio.

Yoga Connects With Art 

July 31-Aug 4
1st - 5th
9:30am-12:30pm
$158  

Come experience a rich and unique combination of yoga and art. Using yoga, meditation and various art techniques and creative mediums, young people can learn to express themselves in a new way. The camp will build a strong foundation in the practice of yoga they will be able to incorporate into their daily lives. Their new yoga practice in combination with the daily mindful and fun art projects will work towards creating a deeper connection to themselves, others and the world around them. Come join us for a camp filled with fun, creativity, connectivity and movement!!!

Robbin Thrailkill has a Masters in Body-centered Psychotherapy, is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher, Shambhala meditation instructor and Mindfulness Stress Reduction facilitator. She incorporates non-traditional, joyful practices into her classes and work with individuals and groups.

 

 

Wooden it be Nice?

July 31-Aug 4
1st-5th
1-4pm
$158

Don't sit around bored when you can come grab a board and build stuff!
Hammer, cut, glue & paint some fantastic wooden creations.

Make a super cool frame with old cds! Design a cut-pattern on a single 2 x 4 and see how it becomes a sculpture.
PLUS: One of our returning favs: A very realistic cast of your hand mounted on wood! 

 


Veteran instructor Doug Snyder is a professional (and zany) sculptor with a BFA degree from Drake University.

Week of Aug 7

Musical Theater: Oklahoma!

Aug 7-19 - TWO WEEKS!
2nd +
1-4pm
$238


TWO WEEKS!


Poppy Lear has been directing young people for more than 25 years. She directs the musical plays for all four middle schools in Rochester.

Amy Heetland has been teaching piano locally in Rochester for the past 20 years.

 


2 performances!

Friday dress rehearsal begins at 3:30pm with pizza dinner provided; Performance is 7pm at the State Theatre (right next door)

Saturday call is 1pm for a 2pm show!

If you love to sing and act, this junior version of “Oklahoma” will be a great experience! Auditions on the first day and then rehearse, rehearse, rehearse! Your imagination will help us create minimal set pieces as we focus on memorizing the songs and speaking lines. At the audition, plan to sing a short song, with the piano to help...something from “Oklahoma,” Happy Birthday, or anything else you’d like, as long as you bring piano music. Pages of the script will be provided for speaking auditions. By the last day of camp, you’ll find that you have a brand new family of wonderful friends!
The public will be invited to a see your performance.

 

Creative Writing

Aug 7-11
4th+
9:30am-12:30pm
$158

Do you love to write? Are you a budding poet, short story writer, novelist, or playwright? If so, join us for a week of fun activities that will improve your stories and give you ideas for more. Together we'll explore and develop your creative writing skills so that, by the end of the week, you'll have the confidence to keep writing. Who knows what you’ll write next?

Catherine Friend has been writing for over twenty years and has written fourteen books, including The Perfect Nest, Barn Boot Blues, and the memoir, Hitby a Farm. She's taught writing to both children and adults, and believes that writing is a valuable skill that can help everyone succeed.

 

Learn to Throw! Pottery Wheel #4

Aug 8-11 +8/14
4th +
1-4pm
$168


Let the mud fly! Experience a real clay studio. Learn or improve your skills; wedge clay, center and form cylinders, bowls, plates, and anything else you can create. You will follow the process from start to end, trimming and finishing pieces with beautiful glazes. Camp runs Tues-Fri so we can bisque fire your work over the weekend to prepare it for glazing on the following Monday. Returning campers can take any session and receive instruction on more advanced projects and techniques. complete up to 12 pieces.

**Kids should wear mud-friendly clothes and old shoes, and bring an old towel for their lap each day.

Maria Poliszuk has been teaching art and engineering for years and is a member of Crossings Clay Studio.

Week of August 14

Fountains of Clay

Aug 15-18 +8/23
4th +
1-4pm
$168

Design, build, and decorate your very own ceramic tabletop fountain, complete with water pump. 
Make something whimsical or abstract, you are the designer!


Panels and Gutters: The Art of Comics & Cartooning!

Aug 14-18
4th +
9:30am-12:30pm
$158

Dragons, wizards, talking cats, goldfish with top hats, caped crusaders, robot squids and more! Learn a variety of techniques used by cartoonists, illustrators, and graphic novelists. Make your own comics by practicing basic drawing exercises, character design, story planning and execution. Using good, old-fashioned pencil and paper, inks, markers, crayons, construction paper. We’ll begin by exploring the basics and we’ll finish up with students making their own original comics.

Comic book pros and new students welcomed!

 

 

 

   
   

Schedule, Ages and Prices

  • Grades are for 2017-18 school year.
  • Mornings & Afternoons may be set up to be combined for full day!  

Week  Camp Grades Time Price
June 19-23

Machines Behaving Badly

5th up

9:30-12:30

$168

June 20-23 + 6/26

Learn to Throw! Pottery Wheel #1

4th up

1-4pm

$168

June 19-23

Caricatures: Drawing for Fun

4th & up

1-4pm

$158

         
June 26-30

Mixed Media: Outside the Box

1-5th

9:30-12:30

$158

June 26-30

A Bug's Life

K-5th

1-4pm

$158

         
July 10-14

Paper Sculpture: Quilling, Origami, Pop-outs & More

4th & up

9:30-12:30

$168

July 10-14

PrintMaking Extravaganza

4th & up

1-4pm

$168

July 11-14 + 7/17

Learn to Throw! Pottery Wheel #2

4th & up

9:30-12:30

$168

         
July 17-21

Messy Munchkins

3yrs-6yrs

10:00-12:00

$158

July 17-21

Fantastic Beasts 

1st-5th

9:30-12:30

$158

July 17-21

The Natural World

1st-5th

1-4pm

$158

         
July 24-28

Run With Scissors 

3rd & up

9-3:30

$238

         
July 31-Aug 4

Metal Mania

5th & up

9:30-12:30

$168

Aug 1-4 + 8/7 

Learn to Throw! Pottery Wheel #3

4th & up

1-4pm

$168

July 31-Aug 4

Yoga Connects With Art  

1st-5th

9:30-12:30

$158

July 31-Aug 4

Wooden it be Nice? 

1st-5th

1-4pm

$158

         
Aug 7-19 2 WEEKS!

Musical Theater: Oklahoma

2nd & up

1-4pm

$238

Aug 7-11

Creative Writing

4th & up

9:30-12:30

$158

Aug 8-11 + 8/14

Learn to Throw! Pottery Wheel #4

4th & up

1-4pm

$168

         
Aug 15-18 + 8/23

Fountains of Clay

4th & up

1-4pm

$168

Aug 14-18

Panels and Gutters: The Art of Comics & Cartooning

4th & up

9:30-12:30

$158

 

 

SAVINGS!

If you are a returning camper, you can save $25 off your registration when you bring a friend NEW to our programs! Simply let us know with a phone call the name of the new camper who will be joining your child at camp this year. When that camper registers, we’ll deduct $25 from your registration fee.

NO LIMIT ON SAVINGS!!!! Got 3 friends? Save $75! Each friend signs up for 2 camps? $150!!!

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