Camp - Sound Machines
Jun
19
Jun 23

Camp - Sound Machines

A week-long camp devoted to exploring the materiality of sound in fun and creative ways. Participants will design and build sound-producing machines and sculptures using wire, wood, and motors; collaborate on a junk sound sculpture; generally have fun learning about, listening to, playing, and recording sound. Campers will also gain experience with drills, saws, hammers, and other basic hand tools.

Ages 8 and up // June 19 - 23 // 9am - noon // $150 (scholarships available)
Students may bring lunch and combine morning and afternoon camps for a full day, 9-4pm.

Camp - Music Composition and Performance
Jun
19
Jun 23

Camp - Music Composition and Performance

Using xylophones, drums, and other easy-to-make-sound-with instruments, campers will use structured group improvisation and other prompts as jumping off points for composing music together. Each day we'll listen to a variety of music, talk about its elements and how it makes us feel, and use that to inform discussions of musical decision-making in our own compositions. The camp will culminate in a performance for family members at the end of the week. No experience necessary.

Ages 8 and up // June 19 - 23 // 1 - 4pm // $150 (scholarships available)
Students may bring lunch and combine morning and afternoon camps for a full day, 9-4pm.

Healthy Living Summer Camp
Jun
26
Jun 30

Healthy Living Summer Camp

LA BOULANGERIE "Healthy Living" summer camp aims to build a foundation for health and well-being. This summer camp provides participants with a fun, creative, educational and enriching experience through food preparation, yoga movement and mindfulness activities, relaxation, crafts, and outdoor time.

The food preparation component aims to introduce heart healthy whole grains, such as kamut, millet, teff, spelt, rye, emmer, einkorn, buckwheat, amaranth, and sorghum. Students mill the grains into flours and, then use the flours to prepare afternoon snacks. Participants also enjoy making fruit and vegetable smoothies for the morning snack, they learn about essential nutrients in fresh produce and how directly they affect our health.

June 26-30, 2017. Ages 8-15
9:15am–3:15pm

Band Camp!
Jul
10
Jul 14

Band Camp!

Play music together. Original music, other people's music, traditional music, improvised music,..... Open to all levels of experience, including none - we'll work with everyone where they're at. Bring an instrument or use one of ours. Performance opportunity if we all decide to go that route.

Ages 8 and up // July 10 - 14 // 9am - noon // $150 (scholarships available)
Students may bring lunch and combine morning and afternoon camps for a full day, 9-4pm.

Camp - Build a Cigar Box Guitar and Shoe Box Amp
Jul
10
Jul 14

Camp - Build a Cigar Box Guitar and Shoe Box Amp

A camp with a very specific project - to build a sturdy, working, nice-sounding 3-string guitar and amplifier. Participants will learn safe and effective techniques for using drills, saws, clamps, and other woodworking tools, as well as soldering equipment. Basic concepts of acoustics and circuitry will be covered. There will be time towards the end of the week for playing and recording the instruments together.

Ages 8 and up // July 10 - 14 // 1 - 4pm // $150 + $50 for materials (scholarships available)
Students may bring lunch and combine morning and afternoon camps for a full day, 9-4pm.

Camp - Creative Kids! - Music, Movement, Art, and Play
Aug
7
Aug 11

Camp - Creative Kids! - Music, Movement, Art, and Play

Each morning will involve an initial listening activity, singing/dancing, creative movement, an art project, and outdoor play at Takoma Urban Playground, a five minute walk away. Children should bring a healthy snack with them. This will be a noncoercive environment, so children will be able to opt out of any activity and read, draw, play quietly - anything that doesn't disturb the rest of the group.

Ages 5 - 8 // August 7 - 11 // 9am - noon // $150 plus $10 for materials (scholarships available)


Unthings (New Session)
Apr
20
May 25

Unthings (New Session)

Unthings provides children with the opportunity to explore, create, and learn — in groups and individually. Each week a team of two to three artists/mentors will provide materials, ideas, and guidance in a supportive and creative environment. Kids will have the space and time to engage with and explore their own ideas and questions, while learning and creating collaboratively.

In previous sessions we made collaborative sculptures using materials such as wire, small objects, magazines, and words; collected natural objects to make mobiles; made sound circuits and light boxes; harvested and planted crops at the nearby urban farm; wrote collaborative stories and poems; worked with natural/local materials to make eco-prints with steam bundling; made a harp; composed and performed graphic and text scores for vocal music; and drew and bound books with a visiting artist.