JULY 6-17, 2020
Journey to Ecuador, a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. You learn about the three distinct ecosystems and the wildlife that inhabit them. In the afternoon you shift your emphasis from nature to learn about community life and how customs and traditions of the ancient Incas, the indigenous people of Ecuador, live on through art, music and dance.
Choose one age-appropriate class for each time period below.
MORNING CLASSES ARE FILLED
Week 1 - Afternoon C: 12:30–2pm
Filled classes: 408 Weaving
JULY 20-31, 2020
Head south to Peru, a country that borders Ecuador. Here you visit the Andes, one of the highest mountain ranges in the world running the length of Peru. The valleys and mountains for the Andes are home to the ancient culture of the Incas and their modern day relatives, the Quechua, or “the people”. Working with artists, you learn about the Inca way of life and how the Spanish influenced the art and culture of the indigenous people of Peru. Each day you create art work inspired by the land and animals, the people and culture.
Week 2 - Afternoon C: 12:30–2pm
Week 2 - Afternoon D: 2:15–3:45pm
Pre-school children ages 4-5 years register for “A Start with the Arts” offered morning only Monday-Friday, both weeks. A Start With the Arts offers 4-5 year-olds the opportunity to work with a teaching artist/educator and guest artists from Ecuador and Peru to explore the art, culture, and wildlife of these two countries through singing, movement, drama, art making and other hands-on activities. The program for pre-schoolers parallels the school-age program in theme and content: Ecuador, July 6-17 and Peru, July 20-31, 2020.
A Start With the Arts children share their art work and perform at the Friday school-age informance/celebration.