Mindful Movement Houston Summer Camp, July 2021
Mindful Movement Summer Camp
Age: 5 and up
The Mindful Movement Summer Camp at the Art Cellar of Houston features step-by-step instruction to help children (age 5 and up) create different pieces of artwork through the summer months of June, July and August. This page is to reserve your child's place in our July summer camp. Camp is offered by week (i.e. July Week 1 - July 12th through 15th) through the dropdown box for the summer months. To purchase multiple weeks in one month, after you choose a week, click add to cart. Then click the back arrow key next to the address bar to return to this page to add additional weeks.
Summer Camp Hours
Full Day: 830a to 430p, Monday through Thursday
Half Day: 830a to 1230p
Doors open at 8a for you to drop your child and sign in.
Price Per Week
Full Day (830a-430p): $285 per child
Half Day (830a-1230p): $170 per child
After Hours Care (430-530p), Monday through Thursday: $100 per child ($25 per day).
There will be a charge of $20 per half hour for late pick up.
Registration: Each child must be paid to enter. You will receive an auto-receipt in your email! All painting supplies and instruction are included in our price
As the children arrive, we will check their temperature. Please DO NOT ENTER until a teacher greets you at the door with the thermometer. Anyone with a temperature of 99.7 (or higher) will not be allowed in our studio. Masks are required of all children, all ages.
We will show the children how surgeons wash their hands. They will be required to wash their hands in this manner when they arrive, at both snack times, before and after lunch, and for the alternate art hour.
ALL children are required to clean up after themselves following each project. These duties include pick up after each art project, wiping down tables, sweeping, wiping the games they play with, etc.
With the red alert mandate still in effect for Houston businesses, we will continue to host 15 kids each week at our summer art camp. Each table will have two children to work from each day. We sanitize our studio completely at the end of each day with a combination of Melaleuca Disinfectant and Thieves Multipurpose Cleaner.
The children attending the Mindful Movement Summer Camp participate in a variety of activities daily (each week). The morning begins with a 2 hour art class, followed by yoga, and then lunch. After lunch and board games, the children will have a one hour session with a local artist or maker, followed by a two hour art history lesson and project. Below is a look at our daily schedule:
Mondays - Acrylic Painting on Canvas
Tuesdays - Sketch and Pastel work
Wednesdays - Watercolors & Crafting
Thursdays - Acrylic Pour or Alcohol Inks (children vote)
We focus our days learning from each other, to work as a team through various artistic projects. Our day commences with two hours of the chosen art medium, an hour of yoga, followed by lunch. After lunch the children will enjoy playtime with board games or coloring, followed by a 2hr art history learning and project. The participants will design an art project based upon the artist and art medium they learned about that day.
The Alternative Art Hour
Each week the Mindful Movement Summer Camp will ask a local artist to provide the kids with a one to two hour class in their art. This alternative art hour is for full time students only. In July, we will offer the following classes for full day students only:
July Week 1: July 12th through 15th Ceramics with Ms. K
Ceramics: This week's summer camp includes a one and a half hour session of ceramics making with Ms. K. Ms. K will be guiding the children through the process of hand built pottery through pinching. After the pottery is completed we will allow to dry overnight. On day two the children will use a technique called under glazing to paint their piece. Under glazing is a clay based stain used much like watercolor or acrylic. The children will create two pieces to be fired. We will keep the ceramics to dry for two weeks, and fire them with a clear gloss overglaze. You will be notified by email when they are ready for pick up at our studios.
July Week 2: July 19th through 22nd Music with Ms. Perkins
Ms. Perkins will help facilitate music composition, basic music theory, and exploration of music genres.
July Week 3: July 26th through 29th
Monday 4Petsake and their fun-loving animals
Tuesday Bird + Twine cookie decorating & fondant animal making
Wednesday Roots in Harmony Ayurvedic Tea Blending
Thursday 1p Origami with Ms. Cheng
Half day participants will have the two hour Art Session every morning followed by one hour of yoga. The above schedule is for Full Day students only.
Board Games are included during breaks to encourage teamwork and collaboration.
Food & Snacks
Lunch and snacks are not included in our price. Please make sure to pack a healthy lunch and two healthy snacks for your child. The children use a lot of brain power during the day and require fruits and veggies to sustain until 430p. This applies to half day students as well. Candy, Chocolate, and soft drinks are NOT ALLOWED in our studios as they will cause sugar burnout and fatigue. These items will be taken and thrown out. Water is available at our studio for all children.
Policy on Refunds
Please understand we are a small local business. Your registration to this summer camp allows our business to remain open during these hard times. If you are unable to attend the week you registered for, please look at having us move your registration to another week. If you are unable to attend another week, we are happy to offer you a private lesson (based on availability) in person or through zoom.
Check out our teachers:
Music by Sarah Perkins
Ceramics by Kaleigh Ann Art
Ceramics by RJ Christensen
Healthy Eating and Ayurvedic Tea Making by Neelam Damani (Roots in Harmony)
Cookie Decorating by Gabriella Breillano (Bird & Twine)
Animal Talk by 4Petsake
Yoga and Art Lessons by Sarah B. Lowe, Studio Owner
1809 Eldridge Parkway,#210, Houston, TX 77077