Photography and Art

  • July 9-13, 2018
  • Ages 11-14
  • 9 am – 4 pm
  • $245 plus a $20 materials fee 

This camp has been a staple in our lineup for years, but this year we’ve decided to tailor the projects to an older age group. 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 work with Jennifer Ober, Agua Fresca Studios owner and art teacher, to create some 2D and 3D works of art. There are plans for a photography-inspired painted portrait, but we’ll also work with a variety of other media, including screen printing. We’ll focus on just a few in-depth pieces that can potentially be used in an art portfolio down the road.

*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 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.