LA BOULANGERIE's Grains of Europe Camp
Aug
19
to Aug 23

LA BOULANGERIE's Grains of Europe Camp

La Boulangerie’s Grains of Europe camp, English-speaking version. Lunch and snacks are included. La Boulangerie camps are a great opportunity to discover authentic culinary traditions from across the world, instill the love and habit of preparing healthy and hearty meals, and learn valuable cooking and life skills. More info here.

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Painting the Moment - 6-Saturday Workshop Series
Sep
14
to Oct 19

Painting the Moment - 6-Saturday Workshop Series

Painting the Moment is an abstract intuitive painting workshop. The objective is to use color application and action painting to create abstract works of art filled with energy, color, and individual expression. Action painting is where an artist uses immediacy and broad gestural movements in order to express pure emotion onto the canvas. This will be an opportunity for the kids to engage in the intuitive process of direct expression with the medium, developing a visual language unique to their identity. This workshop will be about self expression, not about how well one can paint or draw. In addition to encouragement and feedback throughout the workshop, Khalid will help facilitate a post-creation discussion during which participants can talk about their experiences. Saturdays, Sept.14 - Oct.19, 10-11am

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Fall 2019 Classes
Sep
16
to Dec 20

Fall 2019 Classes

For Fall 2019, Rhizome is pleased to offer a range of hands-on programming, facilitated by practitioners, for homeschoolers and other members of the community. These will be small, friendly, relaxed classes focused on creative collaboration and open-minded engagement with the material in a fun, zero-pressure environment. Fees include all materials.

Close Reading | Mondays 11am-noon | Sept.16-Dec.16 | Ages 12-15
Story Structure | Mondays 1-230pm | Sept.16-Dec.16 | Ages 12-15
Claywork | Mondays 1-2pm | Sept.16-Dec.16 | Ages 7-11
Mixed Arts - Lost & Found | Mondays 2-3pm | Sept.16-Dec.16 | Ages 7-11
Movement Translations | Mondays 4-530pm | Sept.16-Dec.16 | Ages 13+
Monsters in Literature | Wednesdays 10am-noon | Sept.18-Dec.18 | Ages 15+
Literature and Composition | Wednesdays 230-415pm | Sept.18-Dec.18 | Ages 13-14
Literature | Thursdays 10-1130am | Sept.19-Dec.19 | Ages 10-12
Mixed Arts - Altered Worlds | Thursdays 1130am-1230pm | Sept.19-Dec.19 | Ages 10-12

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Summer Camp - Music Discovery Lab
Aug
5
to Aug 9

Summer Camp - Music Discovery Lab

A week-long camp devoted to exploring sound in a fun and casual environment. Participants will learn how to make music out of everyday household objects, build their very own amplified sound boxes, experiment with delay, reverb, distortion, looping and other electronic effects, improvise in a group setting, and engage in many other creative musical activities. Campers will also gain experience with drills, saws, soldering irons, and other basic hand tools. All experience levels welcome and no previous musical background required.

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Summer Film Camp (High School)
Jul
22
to Aug 2

Summer Film Camp (High School)

Camp participants will work in small production crews to create original short narrative films following the three stages of production: pre-production, production and post-production. They’ll learn how to develop their own story ideas into short well structured films using the standard screenplay format. We’ll explore story structure, theme, character development and different types of conflict as they craft their ideas into polished short films. We’ll cover both the technical aspects of the filming and editing process, and some of the conventions and theory behind editing choices and styles. Particular emphasis will be placed on story and character development. We’ll also explore the effective use of sound effects and music as a way to enhance story development. At the end of each camp, the students’ films will be celebrated in a special screening at the Rhizome house that will be open to family and friends.

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Summer Film Camp (Middle School)
Jul
8
to Jul 19

Summer Film Camp (Middle School)

Camp participants will work in small production crews to create original short narrative films following the three stages of production: pre-production, production and post-production. They’ll learn how to develop their own story ideas into short well structured films using the standard screenplay format. We’ll explore story structure, theme, character development and different types of conflict as they craft their ideas into polished short films. We’ll cover both the technical aspects of the filming and editing process, and some of the conventions and theory behind editing choices and styles. Particular emphasis will be placed on story and character development. We’ll also explore the effective use of sound effects and music as a way to enhance story development. At the end of each camp, the students’ films will be celebrated in a special screening at the Rhizome house that will be open to family and friends.

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Summer Camp - Mixed Arts (Session 2)
Jul
1
to Jul 5

Summer Camp - Mixed Arts (Session 2)

This creative camp will focus on ideas often seen as opposites such as artificial / natural, individual / collective, temporary / permanent - and what these may have to do with artmaking. We will try out many different media and techniques, paying attention to the artistic process. We may make temporary mandalas with objects found on a walk, or fruit sculptures to eat - as well as doodle in sketchbooks and create wheatpaste stickers.

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Summer Camp - Paper Play
Jul
1
to Jul 5

Summer Camp - Paper Play

Participants will use many forms of paper to create a myriad of projects including recycled paper, paper clay, folded paper, magic books and paper toys. We will make paper masks, puppets and scenery and have time to play with our creations.

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Summer Camp - Mixed Arts (Session 1)
Jun
24
to Jun 28

Summer Camp - Mixed Arts (Session 1)

Each day participants will try out different traditional art materials from oil pastels to charcoal, and try out more unconventional mark makers like fruit juice and sticks. We will use the interior and exterior of Rhizome and sometimes the surrounding neighborhood to find subjects that inspire. One of the first projects will be to make a sketchbook from a variety of papers to log our daily experiences. We will look at things in the summer light to spark ideas and make new things - the rainbows in a sprinkler or soap bubbles floating past...

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SUMMER CAMPS at RHIZOME!
Jun
24
to Aug 1

SUMMER CAMPS at RHIZOME!

Summer Camps at Rhizome, in Takoma! Be creative, learn something new, make new friends, have a blast! These will be small, friendly, relaxed camps hosted by the go-to venue in DC for innovative arts and cultural programming. The focus will be on creative collaboration and open-minded engagement with the material in a fun, zero-pressure environment. Fees include all materials.

Scroll down for all the details. Email info@rhizomedc.org with questions. Registration form HERE.

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Summer Camp - Life in the 3rd Dimension (What is Sculpture?)
Jun
24
to Jun 28

Summer Camp - Life in the 3rd Dimension (What is Sculpture?)

This week-long camp will give participants the chance to make sculptures from a variety of different materials. Whether for individual mini-maquettes to large-scale group projects, campers can expect to try making plaster molds, papier mache masks, found-object forts and whatever else inspires. We might make melting ice sculptures on a hot day, or cardboard indoor trees on a rainy one.

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Kids' Workshop: Invent Your Own Games
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Kids' Workshop: Invent Your Own Games

During this workshop we invite children and their families to imagine, invent, and build their own life-sized games using the world around them as inspiration. During the course of the workshop kids will work in groups to build a playspace, come up with rules, goals, and challenges, and test each other’s games.

The workshop is open to children 5-8 years old and one guardian. (Guardian required).

Chloe Varelidi is a designer most recently with littleBits (Toy of the Year 2018). She has over 10 years of experience designing toys and games using pixels, paper, and circuits. She is the founder of Humans Who Play, a design collective that uses the extraordinary power of play to solve real world problems.

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Unthings (March-April 2018 Session)
Mar
1
to Apr 19

Unthings (March-April 2018 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.

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Youth Percussion Ensemble
Jan
16
to May 22

Youth Percussion Ensemble

We will meet weekly to play music together using a set of pentatonic xylophones as well as drums and other percussion instruments. Each week will start with warm-up exercises focusing on rhythmic fluency, musicality, and listening. We will improvise and compose music together, over time developing a repertoire of known pieces. We will work with fundamental concepts like dynamics, tempo, timbre, rhythm, articulation, mood, and notation in order to develop music that is expressive, interesting, and fun. We will also study percussion music from around the world in order to ground our own endeavours. Goals include allowing students to see themselves as real musicians whose creativity and ideas are valued, to develop a sense of themselves as individuals functioning within a group, and to use music as a mode of personal expression. All of this would carry over to yield benefits in terms of any other instruments anyone is studying, but the main goal would be to enjoy making music together. No experience necessary.

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Drop Beats not Bombs
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Drop Beats not Bombs

The revolution starts with you! Make your own protest music using drum machines, synths and vocoders in this all-ages workshop and jam. You'll program beats and build tracks to create sonic protest art. No previous musical experience necessary.

Workshop leader - Barrett Jones

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

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

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Band Camp!
Jul
10
to 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.

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Healthy Living Summer Camp
Jun
26
to 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

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Unthings (New Session)
Apr
20
to 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.

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