Camp Tannery Arts 2022
Join us for our BIG 11th Year Anniversary!
Our Official website here: camptanneryarts.com
Camp Tannery Arts
2022 June 13-17
2021 Camp Tannery Arts Schedule - a typical schedule.
Morning Session: 9AM-12PM -
Many of these artists will also be working with students in 2022. in addition, we have new artists and genre every year.
Every session we offer different workshops from some of these WORKSHOP TEACHERS: These are some of our 2021 teaching artists.
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.
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
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.
Maha Jumaie Taitano - Installation and sculptural artist, working with identities and social issues. Maha is an experienced welder and word crafter, using these and many other skills in her installations. She offers students glimpses into the many ways art can be accomplished.
Mohamed and Misty Aoualou - Moroccan singers and musicians , working with musical group "Aza". Moha and Misty are both delightful teachers and artists, sharing Moroccan culture, music and dance with students.
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
Heejin Lee: Painter and Open Studios artist, “Art is my life- that’s why I flew across the Pacific Ocean from my country, Korea” .Heejin teaches conceptual art through the use of recycled trash and mementos. She is able to convey even difficult art concepts to students, opening the conservation to abstract ideas and how to manifest them as art.
Jasmine Schlafke: National poet, slam poet, spoken word artist/performer, and member of the Santa Cruz Word Church. Jasmine has been working with campers since our beginning , her gentle guidance allows even shy students an opportunity to "use their voice".
Sarah Bianco: Abstract, Faux Finishes and Mural Artist. Sarah has created vibrant delightful art throughout Santa Cruz and has worked with campers to create murals for many years.
Johanna Atkinson- printmaker at the "Printmakers at the Tannery" co-op. She will lead a class in printmaking in the amazing printmakers studio.
Abi Mustapha- Abi is a political and social activist inspired artist. She initiated the creation of the public art installation of , "Black Lives Matters " street art, in front of city hall, downtown Santa Cruz . In her studio at the Tannery Arts Center she creates large scale works on paper. http://abimustapha.com-
Jonathan Chorn- Large scale sculpture. Students will get to work with clay using some of the techniques Jonathan uses in making large figurative art.
Gazelle Rider - Environmental & Upcycle artist. Gazelle uses available materials to create 3-D depictions of colorful creatures.
Rica de la Luz- Henna art, poet, traditional Mexican art.
This is just a sampling of the artists that will be teaching this years workshops. In addition, students will be visiting artists in their studios and see the projects they are working on, look at the tools and media each of these different artists use for their art. Campers get the opportunity to ask questions about the art, techniques or whatever has inspired them.