Mad Science and Art as Activism

  • June 11-15, 2018
  • Ages 10+, teens welcome
  • 9 am – 4 pm
  • $245, plus a $30 materials fee 

Our science and art camp for the older set was a hit last year, so we’re at it again! Lindsey Painter (teacher with Comal ISD) will be leading our campers through five days of engaging, hands-on science experiments designed for the upper elementary/early middle school age range. Last summer the students collected and tested creek water, swabbed for bacteria and grew cultures, created a planetarium complete with constellations and more. Lindsey has new projects in the works for 2018, including a robotics twist and a bit of a dark sky theme inspired by our Wimberley dark sky initiative. The art portion of this camp will focus on art as activism. Last year our art activists created screen prints on shopping bags that were sold by our local food pantry, Crisis Bread Basket, raising over $600! We also created plastic coral reefs after learning about the great Pacific garbage patch. I look forward to seeing how our young artists find ways to make a difference in the community again this year! With lots of repeat students from year to year, Jennifer makes every effort to plan projects that are new and engaging for every student in every camp. Students in this camp need to wear water-friendly shoes that strap well to the feet (NO FLIP FLOPS), hats/sun protection and art-friendly clothes.

*Please note that clay projects must dry for several days before they can be fired in the kiln, so clay projects will need to be picked up at a later date. If your child would like to glaze (add color!) to his or her ceramic piece(s), you can always sign up for one of the glazing days later in the summer.

Please bring/wear the following each day:
* a reusable water bottle
* two snacks
* a sack lunch
* wear art-friendly clothes (we also have art t-shirts available)
* wear water-friendly shoes that secure well to the feet (NO FLIP FLOPS)

To Register: Please complete the student profile, then add the class to your cart and choose the ‘pay with a credit card’ option. If you prefer to pay with cash or check, just email Jennifer at to make arrangements.