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2018 CAMPS

All of our camps operate on a PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN policy so any child can participate. Here’s our 2018 schedule:

CAMP: Project Biddeford Runway: Upcycling (ages 10+)

Eventbrite - CAMP: Project Biddeford Runway: Upcycling (ages 10+)

An inspired week of fashion challenges and creations, based on the popular show on TV! This week-long fashion and textile camp will focus on upcycling, the process of transforming found or discarded materials into new products of better quality. This week-long fashion and textile camp will be led by textile artist and educator, Sasha Spencer. Activities will include the basics of hand and machine sewing, alteration, hand applique, visits to local manufacturers and retail stores, and will end in a community fashion show!

CAMP: Cardboard Boats Half-Day Camp (ages 10+)

Eventbrite - CAMP: Cardboard Boats Half-Day Camp (ages 10+)

Ahoy Mateys! Join us for a salty week of hands-on cardboard boatbuilding! You’ll learn the basics of boat design and construction and explore Maine’s beautiful outdoors all at the same time. Working in small groups, students will construct life-size boats out of cardboard, glue, duct tape, and paint. Camp concludes with an exciting boat launch and swimming in the Saco River. Will yours float?

CAMP: Animation Lab (ages 8-11)

Eventbrite - CAMP: Animation Lab (ages 8-11)

Students will breathe life into characters and stories through both digital and hand illustration and animation techniques. Topics include stop-motion animation, digital illustration, hand animation techniques such as gyroscopes and flip books, design and story development, and more! Students will have the opportunity to work individually and as part of a team to create their own animations by the end of the week.

CAMP: Animation Lab (ages 12+)

Eventbrite - CAMP: Animation Lab (ages 12+)

CAMP: Behind the Scenes Theater Camp (ages 7+)

Eventbrite - CAMP: Behind the Scenes Theater Camp (ages 7+)

Go behind the scenes and learn how theater works: tech, set design, costume design and the nuts and bolts of performing: monologue workshops, physical theatre classes, improv, and an introduction to Shakespeare. A full week of becoming a theater professional.

Project AWARE Summer Film Institute

Eventbrite - Project AWARE Summer Film Institute
Make a film in one week. Project AWARE Summer Film Institute (SFI) is a student-led week-long narrative filmmaking experience. You’ll be working with an award-winning director, Michael Nickles, and professional editors and technicians. Students will assume all the roles that are typical in making a Hollywood movie. A story topic and script will have been developed by students in April, working with Nickles, and those participating in SFI will get a chance to shape the script before filming.

CAMP: Summer Makers Camp (Ages 7-11)

Eventbrite - CAMP: Summer Makers Camp (Ages 7-11)
Engine’s Makers Camp: Summer Edition invites curious, aspiring young artists, designers, engineers, and scientists ages 7-11 to think, explore, and create outside the box. Our maker education emphasizes the act of hands-on experimentation; thinking, tinkering, learning how and why things work through a series of fun and creative projects that promote innovation and creativity. Engine’s S.T.E.A.M. initiative combines science, technology, engineering, art, and math into one balanced week of activities to inspire a well-rounded maker.