Morning Shutterbugs and Afternoon Artists

This camp is full. Please email Jennifer at to be added to the waiting list.

  • July 10-14, 2017
  • Ages 8-11
  • 9 am – 4 pm
  • $245 plus a $20 materials fee (save $20 if you register before March 15!)

Jennifer Ramos has been teaching photography camps here since 2013 and not only are her classes really fun, but the students come away with a wealth of knowledge about perspective, an individual way of seeing, portraiture, lighting, editing, and composition. She leads our photographers on morning photo walks through our 12 acres of creek side nature with creative instruction, and follows them up with discussions of the previous day’s images using our class Flickr account*. After lunch the kids will enter the world of art with Jennifer Ober, Agua Fresca Studios owner and art teacher, creating both 2D and 3D works of art using a variety of media.  Since there are usually quite a few returning campers, Jennifer always waits to see the class list before planning specific projects so that we don’t repeat any projects the campers have done before. We will definitely use clay** as one of our mediums. Other likely media include printmaking, painting, drawing, and mixed media. Fun, fun fun!

*Please note that the students in this camp will need to bring a digital camera and plan to upload their photos to our class Flickr account each evening. Cameras are preferred, but if you don’t have a digital camera a digital phone will work. In this case we ask that the kids remain offline and store phones in backpacks when not photographing so as not to be a distraction. We also ask that parents give their kids a basic camera tutorial before the start of camp (how to turn it on/off, change settings, charge it, etc.).

**Please also 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 select the ‘pay with a credit card’ option. If you prefer to pay with cash or check, just email Jennifer at to make arrangements.