What we offer:
Café au Clay Summer Camp Program exposes children to a variety of art techniques
and an understanding of the process of clay production. As the working studio of
Masque Powers, the only New Orleans hand made ceramic masks, your child will
work side by side with clay artist and artist of many other backgrounds. They will get to
experience working with wet mud, or "slip",through all the process to create a glazed
finished ceramic art piece. Four highly skilled artists will share their techniques and
passion in each session. These sessions will include stories, history, games in
our garden, snacks, lunch, and of course masterpiece art work created by your child!
* Before and Aftercare is available at $5.00 an hour
Two Day Clay Building Camps
$ 65.00 Per Camper- From 8:30am- 12:30 Pm-Lunch Included
In These 2 day workshops, your child will learn the basics of slip casting all the way
to a finished piece. Day 1 we will work with the wet clay by building, sculpting and cutting
into unique and fun shapes. On the second day out team of artist will demonstrate painting
techniques and help your child fulfill their vision. These are Wednesday and Thursday Camps.
Dates of Camps Ceramic Projects
May 27th and 28th Make a Clock
June 3rd and 4th Masks and Dinosaur Night lights
June 10th and 11th Hanging Mobiles
June 24th and 25th Mosaic Table tops
July 1st and 2nd Make a Clock
July 8th and 9th A girls only Mask camp
July 15th and 16th A boys only Dinosaur Camp
This a Ground Breaking full day Camp that will introduce your child to the techniques of animation
using Clay!!! Each session, the group will choose a pre-written 4 minute script. From there, the campers
will build miniature sets and characters from clay. They will learn to light the "set" and how to manipulate
their clay characters into movie motion!
They will also learn how to operate an animation camera and lay
down the soundtrack. Each participant will receive a DVD of their film the following day.
The Camp is $150.00 per camper. The camp goes from 8:30am-5:30pm and is limited to 10 campers.
This camp is for ages 10 and up and includes lunch and snacks.
The Camp will be held every Friday from May 29th to August 14th.
1 Day Camps
These Camps are from 8:30am- 12:30pm.
$30.00 per Camper
These camps are held Wednsedays and Thursdays.Lunch Included.
June 17th and June 18th is a Father's Day Camp and we will be doing Father's day gift making including "I love you Dad" Dinner plates, mugs,etc.
July 22nd is themed It's All in the Name and we will Learn the meaning of your name and paint a name Plaque for your room.
July 23rd is a High School Musical themed camp where we willSing, Dance, and Paint to the beat on musical themed pottery pieces!
July 29th is a Picture Perfect camp where we will Paint a picture frame and take home a pictureof you making it!
July 30th is our #1 Saints Fan day camp where you will Paint your own Saints mugs, plates, bowls,Pencil holders, etc.
August 5th is the Fantastic Tales camp that will have Dragons and faries come alive with stories and make believe by creating your own ceramic version.
August 6th is the Banking on my Future camp where we will Discover all the reasons to save money and then paint your own special money bank.
August 12th and August 13this a Back to school camp to help you Get in the mood by painting the coolest 3 tiered pencil holder in the world.
2 Day Art Camps
These Camps are from 8:30am-12:30pm. $80.00 per camper. Lunch Included!
Over an 11 week period we will explore the history and techniques of major
art movements. On the first day we will use traditional materials used at the
time the original artists worked. On the second day your child will express their
own creative interpretation of the art period utilizing the techniques from the day before
on their own one of a kind ceramic masterpiece! These camps are held Mondays and
June 1st - 2nd and August 3rd- 4th we will be learning Cubism.
We will work on Geometric mugs to recreate the layers of the periods work.
June 8th - 9th and July 20th - 21st we will be learning aboutPop Art.
We will work on a square dinner plate and be inspired by the late modern art work
June 15th - 16th will be Impressionist art.
Inspired by artist such as Monet we will make impressionst works on tile.
June 22nd - 23rd is based onPost Impressionist
Working on a large dinner plate we will be inspired by the Avant Gaurde Artist of the period
June 29th - 30th we will discover Native American Art.
We will work on bowls inspired by Native American Rice bowls
July 6th - 7th and July 27th - 28th is a Scraffitti camp.
We will work on scratching back into artwork on a Plate.
July 13th -July 14th is a Water Color exploration.
we will Work on plates using water color techniques