“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” -Albert Einstein
Arts & Crafts is a staple of summer camp, and campers all across the country are exploring their creative side daily. AstroCamp is no exception, especially because of the importance of imagination and creativity in science.
Art cultivates connections, uncovers patterns and reveals new ways of seeing things. These are exactly the tools every good scientist needs.
What does every artist need? A great space to inspire creativity. A new area called, “The Space Creative” was designed and built for Summer 2015. Along with Arts & Crafts, “The Space Creative”, is home to our brand new pottery class. Under the guidance of professional potters, Esther Smith http://estherannsmith.com/ and Erik Gellert http://erikhubertgellert.com/, campers will experiment with a variety of pottery techniques and glazes, learn about firing process, and create their own clay masterpieces on the pottery wheel and by handbuilding.
With so many creative and hands-on classes now at AstroCamp, campers may need a separate suitcase to carry home all of their creations. From blacksmithing to welding to 3-D printing and pottery, the days of going home with just a tie-dye t-shirt are long gone. Just wait to see what we add for Summer 2016!