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Outside IN - A Virtual Creativity Camp (Ages 8-12)

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Outside IN - A Virtual Creativity Camp (Ages 8-12)
Outside IN - A Virtual Creativity Camp (Ages 8-12)

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Jul 20, 2020, 10:00 AM – Aug 14, 2020, 11:00 AM


About the event

Outside IN is a 4 week virtual camp for 8-12 year olds that will provide supplies and guidance for kids to practice nature observation, art-making, reading, and summer daydreaming. Each week we'll keep a nature journal and tie what is happening in the natural world to literature and poetry, the art of sensory observation, and creative play with various artistic media. 

We'll start each week with a prompt connected to the natural world: finding space and patterns in nature, sun and rain, moss, rocks, seedpods and plants. We'll explore a range of disciplines from drawing and painting to ink-making, vegetable-prints, map-making and sculpting, all while welcoming natural and unexpected materials and approaches. 

Campers choose one or more works of fiction from a reading list put together with Split Rock Books that embraces this ethos of creative exploration. We'll have online group check-ins twice a week to share as a community and stay rooted and connected during this uncertain summer.

Session Duration: July 20th through August 14th (4 weeks total)    

Check-in sessions for Outside IN will be Wednesdays and Fridays at 10AM.

Cost:  $250 for the Outside IN Camp Session (1-3 participants) through July 8th ($350 after July 8)

Session fee includes an Explorer's Box with materials, a selection of books curated by our friends at Split Rock Books, and access to all activities and check-in sessions.   

$50 for an additional Explorer's Box with materials that can not be shared.  For younger siblings (Ages 5-8), we are offering a Junior Explorer's Box add-on with books and materials appropriate for younger explorers.

We know these last few months have been especially rough for everyone.  Creativity Camp sessions are available at reduced cost to accommodate any financial twists and turns that have come your way - please email us at for additional information.


Grace Lo is a landscape architect, former yoga instructor and artist living and working in the Hudson Valley.  As the owner of Supplies for Creative Living, she is fascinated by the intersection of creativity and intuition and helping others find their own inner artist.  She loves unearthing ah-ha moments, whether in the landscape, in the human body or on a piece of paper.

Cassandra Saulter is an interdisciplinary artist and designer, with full careers in Art ( portraiture art from the waste stream ) , Film, The Stage ( scenery painting and makeup art ) and currently, Fashion ( circular fashion for circular economy ). Cassandra has studied at Kansas City Art Institute, Chicago Art Institute, Lester Polakov School of Theater Design and The Art Students League.  Cassandra's work can be found at Cassandra Salter Studio and Flipping Fur.

Lara Shihab-Eldin is an architectural designer focused on sustainable materials. She recently completed a children’s library space which brings together literacy, play, and ecological design; inspired by the history, landscape, and industry of the Hudson River. Lara has volunteered for the past 4 years to encourage environmental stewardship and outdoor education in her community. She loves teaching and learning with artists, outdoor educators, and children, and bringing interdisciplinary design thinking to seasonal, nature-inspired art.


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