SEVEN ART CAMP
SEVEN is a creative experience for youth entering 4th through 8th grades (ages 9 and up). This high-quality art camp is designed to explore the symbolism and wisdom of the number 7, and how it plays a part in our human knowledge as a guide to the abundant life – a place of purposeful direction, creativity, gratitude and spiritual connection.
The number 7 is known universally as a holy number. It is the number of wholeness, connection and perfection – it expresses the totality of the Created Universe (heavens, number 3) and the unique Creation in which humans evolve (earth, number 4). It is known as the symbol of divine abundance.
Our art studio is a communal space where artists, despite of age or artistic skills, have a unique voice. We offer a holistic approach to art-making combining mixed-media art with spiritual practices like yoga, chanting, prayer, singing bowls, walking meditation, and sand mandalas. Our daily mindful practices prepare our young artists to be focused and to work well in group. During camp, art becomes the foundation to build a community centered in peace, love and creativity.
7 days of the week
7 colors in the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and purple.
7 directions – left, right, up, down, forward, back and center.
7 notes on the diatonic scale – do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do.
Tangram – a puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans. The objective is to form a specific shape (given only a silhouette) using all seven pieces.
7 gifts of the Spirit – wisdom, understanding, counsel, piety, knowledge, fortitude, awe of God.
Plenitude – Saint Augustine sees the number 7 as the number of the creature on a journey of evolution.
Sabbath – the most important day of Creation; a day of rest, appreciation and gratitude.
Jewish Menorah – a 7 branched candelabrum with one branch for each day of the week. The learning, or growth of consciousness, achieved on The Sabbath, is developed further at the dawning of each day.
7 chakras or wheels of energy – Muladhara, Swadhistana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha, Ajna and Sahasrara.
Seed of Life Mandala – seven circles form the symbol “Seed of Life” which symbolizes the 6 days of creation and 1 extra day for resting.
From Monday through Thursday:
Last Day + Art Show
On our last day families and friends are invited to come celebrate our artists and their creations.
On Friday, August 4, 2017:
Projects + Materials
Projects will combine mixed media art – painting, collage, drawing, Zentangle, Mandalas, block printing and more. All art supplies and tools are provided.
Please dress comfortably with clothing that can be ruined by paint stains. Morning snacks will be provided. Please bring your daily lunch.
Seed of Life Mandala