Session 1: June 19-23
Session 2: July 24-28
Camp Tannery Arts is a summer art camp that allows campers explore a wide range of genre taught by professional artists and teachers, at the Tannery Arts Center. Workshops range from African art to African dance and drumming, poetry to printing, theater to textiles, singing to sewing and more. Many of our artists are also SPECTRA artists who teach in schools throughout the area. Camp Tannery Arts is proud of both the high quality of our artist’s work and their teaching skills. In addition to workshops, campers get to visit artists in their working studios and lofts. On our last day, Friday, students curate their own exhibit and show their work for families and friends .
Ages: Kids 7-15 years
Cost: $220 includes all fees
Please check our website: camptanneryarts.com
Location: Tannery Arts Center
1040 River St
Contact: Linda Cover
Lisa Silas: Sculpture and Figurative Drawing… Lisa studied at The Florence Academy of Art, and is the co-creator and teacher at Neoteric Renaissance School of Art. She teaches classical figurative drawing.
Oumou Diamanka: Senegalese and West African Dance, and Singer… Oumou demonstrates and leads students in Senegalese and West African dance. She has taught dance at workshops and camps in African and across the US. She brings smiles to dancing.
Salif Malima: African Drummer, Singer and Drum Maker… Salif was born into a Griot family from Burkina Faso. Griots are aural libraries of history and cultural passed down through generations.
Miggy Verar: Caricature and Portrait Artist… Miggy is a fixture at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. He has created caricatures for thousands of tourists and locals alike https://www.facebook.com/miggy.verar
Johanna Atkinson: Teacher, Print Maker and owner of Proper Native Clothing, and member of PATT (Printmakers at the at the Tannery). https://www.facebook.com/Propernativeclothing/
Sonia Le: Sonia participates in FashionArt Santa Cruz as a fashion designer, as well as facilitating Fashion Teen events. She has her own shop and sewing studio for classes at the Tannery.
Micha Scott- Micha Scott is a Modern dance professional with more than 25 years of performing, choreographing, and teaching experience. Teacher at Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center
Babacar Biaye- West African Painter and third generation djembe drummer from Senegal, West Africa. He uses traditional African material for figures and patchwork.
Sandra Shamma: singer & song writer for Shamma Mama, local club band.
Kat Factor: Performer, songwriter, and teacher. Classically trained songstress in the folk-jazz-indie-electro fusion arts. http://www.katfactormusic.com/
Margaret Niven: Natural word artist and teacher. The subjects of Margaret’s paintings, prints and drawings are themes of natural forces and forms.
Maha Taitano: beautifully crafted Re-cycled and Upcycled jewelry. Her art reflects her concern for our wasted resources that have become landfill.
Noelle Correia: SPECTRA teacher, dancer and visual artist, working primarily with textile collage and painting.
Ibou Ngom: Ibou facilitates community drumming and dancing with adults and students of all ages. He is a SPECTRA artist and has worked with and performed for elementary though university schools. Born into a Griot family of traditional musicians in Senegal, West Africa, he has been carrying on his family’s musical lineage since childhood
Artists Tours and Demos:
Heejin Lee: Painter and Open Studios artist, “Art is my life- that’s why I flew across the Pacific Ocean from my country, Korea”
Angela Gleason: Teaches at Cabrillo College and owns and operates Jewelry Toolery, a working studio with bench space and classes for jewelers.
Nathan Bennett: Glass blower and owner of Alexander Art Glass at the Tannery
Ann Hazels: Ceramist and Installation Artist… Ann is the curator of Radius Gallery
Sarah Bianco: Abstract, Faux Finishes and Mural Artist
Howard Seth Miller: Digital Photography, musician
Joohee Kim Miller: Gourd Art, re-purposed/ re-designed clothes and jewlelry
Mary Atkinson: Abstract Art / Printing
Kirby Scudder: Artist, illustrator, author, filmmaker, arts advocate “creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes, art is knowing which ones to keep”