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Summer Camps, Teen Workshops at The Leo
Zine-making, Urban Art, Fractals and Digital Media on the Menu for Kids and Teens
SALT LAKE CITY, Apr. 18, 2012—The Leonardo (www.theleonardo.org), a contemporary museum connecting science, technology and creativity, will offer a variety of summer camps and workshops in downtown Salt Lake City this summer. The half-day camps and workshops run June 11 through August 10, and serve young people in grades 5 through 12.
The cost for all classes is just $165, or $135 for members of The Leonardo. Space is limited. To register, contact Jen Cassidy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (801) 531-9800 ext. 131. Classes include:
WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS
Pop Art Then and Now
Grades 7, 8, and 9.
June 11 – June 15, 1-4pm.
Grades 10, 11, and 12
June 25 - June 29, 1-4pm.
$165 per student; $135 for members of The Leo.
These interactive workshops will look at the past and present forms of Pop Art -- its sources, its challenges, and its unstoppable energy. Each student will make an original work of art in the Pop style. They’ll also learn how to make comic and storyboard illustration, and then create their own zine, graphic novel, or comic.
Grades 10, 11, & 12.
July 16 - July 20, 1-4pm.
Every so often you see something original on an empty wall—a piece of “urban art” that brings color, curiosity and originality to a cityscape. Most times the artist worked without being paid, just for the opportunity of making a moment, a surprise, a gift to an overlooked site.
In this workshop, students will work with two artists who have contributed to the urban art scene in Salt Lake City. They’ll visit local examples of urban art, and learn the same techniques used by the artists.
Fleas, Fractals and Physics: Decoding Nature with Science, Math and Art
Grades 7, 8, and 9
June 25 - June 29, 9am-noon.
July 30 - August 3, 1pm-4pm.
Fractal geometry is everywhere in nature. Take a close look at ferns or clouds and notice the repeating geometric patterns. A growing understanding of the mathematics behind fractals are giving us deeper insights into nature, inspiring innovation across disciplines—from filmmakers and fashion designers, to physicians and researchers.
In this workshop, we will observe fractals in nature and then create designs based on their interpretations. We’ll also tap into the physical sciences by using the chaos theory to create a moving object with commonly discarded items like circuits, wires and motors.
Summer Camps for Kids
Math, Music, and Digital Media
Grades 5 & 6
July 9 – 13, 9am-noon
August 6 – 10, 1pm-4pm
The intersections between music and mathematics have fascinated scholars and musicians for centuries. Researchers have even proven that certain pieces of music are more popular due to their mathematical structures.
In this camp, we’ll examine math-music connections through hands-on explorations, experimenting with sound making and visualization and documenting our findings with digital media. At the end of the workshops, each participant will take home a self-made digital piece of their cool discoveries.