Ages 5-12 Children have an intuitive sense of spatial ability. When they close their eyes to visualize an image they are essentially using their "minds eye" to concentrate and problem solve. Sand offers the children a unique medium for artistic expression and opens up the world beyond paint and clay. Interpreting the world through different modalities provides the children with an opportunity to recognize their spatial talent. Developing the spatial intellect is as important as developing linguistic, mathematical, kinesthetic and social skills. After all Albert Einstein gathered his basic insights and inspirations from spatial models and imagery. While we are not expecting the children to split an atom at the end of the day, sculpting sand will help fulfill their need for artistic expression will fostering cognitive development. About Marianne van den Broek Marianne has been a sand sculptor since 1999 and started her sand sculpting business in Key West in 2009. She has worked with local schools and youth to introduce them to this art form and let them explore the possibilities of sculpture with this temporary medium. Marianne moved to the United States in 2004 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in communications in the Netherlands. She and her husband moved to Key West in 2005 and besides traveling all over to work with sand she is a local charter boat captain who can be found on the waters around Key West. Camp Details In addition to registering online we will require a more detailed form for emergency purposes. The ARTCAMP! 2016 registration form can be found on the Key West Art and Historical Society website at www.kwahs.org. Camp commences at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. Each week the children will enjoy a field trip to a local museum or venue associated with the camps theme. To ensure the comfort of your child throughout the day, we have included a list of essentials. Please pack these items in a beach bag that can be left at the camp. The bags will be kept in a designated storage area that the children will have access to. It is important that all items are labelled with your child's name. Snacks will be provided; however the children will require a packed lunch. Pizza will be provided on Friday unless otherwise notified. We look forward to sharing an action-packed summer with your child. Â Â Â Swimsuit Â Â Â Closed toed shoes Â Â Â Flip Flops Â Â Â Sun Shirt Â Â Â Lotion Â Â Â Hat Â Â Â Reusable water bottle Â Â Â Towel Â Â Â Yoga mat Â Â Â LUNCH
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