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Monday July 1st through Friday July 5th
& Art Gallery Showcase on Saturday July 6th

Christopher & Sarena Doucette both have art backgrounds at university level & will be inspiring & guiding artists in 2 age groups (Group 1: Ages 2-5 years & Group 2: 6 years & up) through a week long summer nature & art adventure exploring the topics of drawing, painting, sculpting, collaging, nature art & photography. The purpose of this week of workshops is to empower each young person to become an artist & also advance as the artist they already are. Through the 5 days of art class workshops, the main achievement is to allow expression through the various mediums by discovering what they are most passionate creating & in doing so connecting to a deep part of their heart & soul. By the end of the week, there will be an art gallery to showcase each child's works of art as well as bring home timeless keepsake creations & new gifts for the family. Each artist will have their own gallery of art to take home. 

Come create at Manos de Luz Community Empowerment Center!

Summer Nature Eco-Art Camp Details:
Monday July 1-Friday July 5

Group 1
Ages 2-5 years
9-11 AM each day
Parents are encouraged to stay if children cannot work independently yet.

Group 2
Ages 6 years & up
12-2 PM each day
Parents can choose to drop their children off in Group 2.

Location will be at Manos de Luz Community Empowerment Center (5360 N Mesa Suite 5) for Monday to Thursday & there will be a field trip Friday July 5th at Keystone Heritage Park.

Limited Seats. There will only be 10-15 artists accepted in each age group.
Cost will be $125 for the week ($25/day) for 1 artist
or $100 for the week for 2 or more artists ($20/day) per person 
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July 01, Monday

Drawing 101

Welcome to the first day of our art camp! Today, we will be starting with the basics of drawing and self-expression. We will create personal sketchbooks and draw together in guided drawings as a group to kickstart our journey of art-creation for the rest of the week. We will have fun while exploring our creativity!

July 02, Tuesday

Natural Painting

Our painting day will be all about creative freedom using painting techniques with natural objects and pigments. We will be getting messy using elements of nature like mud, fruit & plants to paint with as well as paint brushes made from twigs & plants. Let's explore the beauty of nature and create some amazing artwork together!

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July 03, Wednesday


The art studio will be committed to promoting sustainability and reducing waste by creating art with recycled materials. Our focus will be on sculpture, collage, and unique building projects that showcase the beauty and potential of repurposed materials. The mission is to create art that not only inspires but also helps protect our planet.

July 04, Thursday

Nature Arts & Crafts

For the nature art fusion day we will allow creativity and exploration to run wild while combining all of the art techniques in one day. We will be focused on using natural elements like plants to create unique works of art, while combining drawing, painting, sculpting, and collaging. This will be an opportunity for artists to take the lead and create something using their own unique style and vision. They will leave creating a masterpiece that truly reflects their artistic spirit.

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July 05, Friday

Nature Photography Field Trip

We will be meeting at Keystone Heritage Park for a nature and photography exploration field trip. Artists will capture stunning images of nature at a native botanical garden while also taking creative self-portraits. We will enhance our photography skills together and connect with the beauty of the natural world.

July 06, Saturday

The Big Art Gallery Showcase

The Manos de Luz Community Empowerment Center is proud to host a gallery featuring the works of young artists from our Nature Eco Art Summer Camp. These talented artists used nature and recycled materials as their main medium, and combined various art techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpting, collaging, and photography to create stunning pieces of nature art. We invite you to come and witness the beauty of their creations.

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