This class is a very special week-long program designed for girls ages 11-13 to promote the celebration of individuality and high self esteem in preteens & teens through the use of artistic mediums and visual expression. Using creative activities and ancient stories, drawing inspiration from the works of C.G. Jung and Joseph Campbell (The Hero with 1,000 Faces), we will explore and honor the transition from childhood to adolescence. The class is set up as a journey through a labyrinth. Unlike a maze that has many paths and dead ends, the labyrinth offers a single path and signifies journeying to one’s own center to gain insight and knowledge which can then be brought back out into the world. We honor the contrary feelings of wanting to be grown up and wanting to be a child, which come with adolescence. Looking at family lineage, making a personal timeline, and creating praise poems will be a few of the journaling projects we will do along with specific art projects: We will make a handmade book filled with writings and drawings, a luminary (see luminary class description) and create an adventurer….a sculptural doll/or character.
*Lunch will be provided for all morning camps PreK- 8th grade and full day camps. Bon Appetit manages the OES Dining Hall and specializes in fresh, local ingredients. Please see the Summer Lunch tab or oes.cafebonappetit.com for more information.
All students attending Before and After camp, AM and PM camps will be supervised during transitions.