CraftNOW Create – Summer Gap Weeks!

Summer 2024 Schedule

 

June 24th – June 28th

Samuels Playground, 3539 Gaul St
please contact Kristin.Hermann@phila.gov to register

Cherashore Playground, 950 West Chew Avenue
please contact Emily.Coleman@phila.gov to register

 

August 19th – 23th

TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

Summer of 2024 CraftNOW Philadelphia is once again bringing immersive weeklong art camps in partnership with Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation. While keeping the original format that allows us to reach 120 recreation centers across Philadelphia, we have targeted two individual centers with multi-day sessions during the gap weeks between the end and start of school in late June and mid-August. Registered students will have more concentrated time with art instruction, tour some of the city’s most renowned galleries, and we together can have a greater impact on some of Philadelphia’s rising creatives.

Camps will be free for registrants on a first-come first-served basis. Registrations are being promoted and administered by the individual centers. Up to 30 students ages 6-12 can be accommodated for each camp.

Confirmed partners for 2024 Gap week include: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, American Swedish Historical Museum, Tyler School of Art, 1241 Carpenter Studio, The Clay Studio, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Design Philadelphia, Wagner Free Institute of Science, DEAN Adventure Camps, and the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers.

Each camp will be unique! Below are schedules from last year’s June camps.

 

Made possible with support from Poor Richard’s Charitable Trust, Howard Family Gift Fund, and the Robbins de Beaumont Foundation

Lee Cultural Center Camp Schedule 2023

Monday, June 26

Tyler School of Art and Architecture visits the playground to introduce students to Paper Bag Puppet Pets, exploring what combining their two favorite animals could create. After lunch,  Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens welcomes campers in the afternoon for a guided tour of their exhibitions.

 

Tuesday, June 27

Campers will start their morning at The Museum for Art in Wood. After lunch, the campers will have an activity led by The Handwork Studio at Lee Cultural Center.

 

Wednesday, June 28

Campers start their day at The Clay Studio’s new South Kensington facility for a tour of the galleries! In the afternoon, students will have a craft back Lee Cultural Center with Anne Koszalka of 1241 Carpenter Studios.

 

Thursday, June 29

Campers will have free time in the morning. They will then spend their afternoon visiting the The Center for Architecture and Design learning about the fundamentals of printmaking and graphic design by making their own prints from their own lego designs.

 

Friday, June 30

Fabric Workshop and Museum will open the day with a tour and craft. Students will then spend their afternoon with Project Joy Studios helping to build a faux stained glass dome!

 

Cherashore Camp Schedule 2023 

Monday, June 26

Campers start their morning at  Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens  with a guided tour of their exhibitions. In the afternoon they will return to Cherashore for a visit with Tyler School of Art and Architecture . Students will make Paper Bag Puppet Pets, exploring what combining their two favorite animals could create.

 

Tuesday, June 27

The day will start with  an activity led by The Handwork Studio. In the afternoon, campers will journey to The Museum for Art in Wood for a tour and craft.

 

Wednesday, June 28

The morning begins at Cherashore with Anne Koszalka of 1241 Carpenter Studios for a looming craft. Campers will then travel to The Clay Studio’s for a tour of the galleries.

 

Thursday, June 29

Campers will spend their morning visiting the The Center for Architecture and Design learning about the fundamentals of printmaking and graphic design by making their own prints from their own lego designs. Afternoon is open for the campers to have some free time.

 

Friday, June 30

Starting their final day of camp, students will go to Project Joy Studios to help build a faux stained glass dome! Fabric Workshop and Museum will close out the week with a tour and craft at their facilities.