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17 Elm Street
East Aurora, NY, 14052
United States

716-655-1015

MUSEjar is a dynamic art studio and carefully curated art shop, built to foster creativity and inspiration in both artists and aspiring creatives. We offer a wide variety of workshops and private events for all ages.

Kids Summer Art Camps

2018 kids summer art camps are here! Sign up now to get the early bird discount.

Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

Nature & Mindful Art Camp

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July 16th through July 20th

We are teaming up with Ashtree Wellness for a week of exploring, nature, yoga, and art! Designed to tune into nature and take a break from our devices, this camp is structured around the outdoors and taking the time to appreciate what is already right in front of us. With day trips to local parks and time in the art studio we will be using nature as our muse. Our days will be filled with a variety of activities ranging from nature art journaling (drawing and learning about plants), crafting dreamcatchers, hiking, yoga, meditation, performance art with hula hoops, and plein air painting. We can't wait to get outside, explore, and create with one of our favorite muses, nature!

425.00
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Ages: 9 to 14 years

Materials: This camp is a full day so kids will need to bring a bag lunch, water bottle, and snacks. Sunscreen and outdoor appropriate clothing and footwear is also a must as we will be outside a lot! All art supplies will be included, as well as a new journal for drawing. If they have a yoga mat they are welcome to bring it, but it's not essential. 

Instructor: Ashley Strazzella of AshTree Wellness & Vanessa Frost

Ashley is a facilitator and teacher of healing practices, plant medicine, and various forms of yoga and meditation. She has spent years under many teachers observing, studying, and eventually practicing the healing process of various traditions and approaches, on patients from various cultures, backgrounds and mindsets. Ashley not only focuses on the healing aspects of art using natural and nature inspired materials, but also loves to teach easy ways to feel grounded and connected. She facilitates plant spirit medicine gatherings, simple rituals and classes aimed towards helping us to regain our birth right connections with the Earth and Nature.

As a full time artist and owner of MUSEjar, Vanessa finds inspiration and joy in teaching art. Art is a language that is often forgotten about and it's amazing what happens once it's tapped into. Her background is fine art and film production, with a degree from The University of Vermont. She loves mixed media, and currently works mainly with acrylics, but she is constantly exploring and experimenting with all other mediums.

NOTE: All classes require a minimum number of students to run. Please sign up in advance to help avoid cancellation due to low registration. In the case of a cancellation you will be notified prior and receive a full refund. Please read our summer camp policies.

 

 

 

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Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

Art Gone Wild Camp

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July 23rd through July 27th

Lions, and Tigers and Bears...oh my!

Join us for a week long camp of wildlife creativity and exploration! Learn how to bring different animals and other beautiful nature themed imagery to life using acrylic paints and mixed media in a fun way that incorporates art, science, and reading. We will start each day with a nature or animal themed story for inspiration, with the main focus of this camp being on the creative process of making art related to the stories shared throughout the week.

225.00
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Ages: 5-7 years

Materials: All supplies are included.

Instructor: Angeline Woodworth

Angeline Woodworth is currently a full time Development Director at Compeer, as well as, a wife, and working mom to three children, aged 1.5, 3, and 17. Beyond that she is also an artist with particular passion and experience with photography, acrylic and water color painting, creative writing, and sketch artwork. Angie studied graphic design with a minor in psychology at The Rochester Institute of Technology, has taught art through after school programming and with kids. She is passionate about self expression, nurturing creativity and supporting those abilities with all people, especially children. Angie views creating art as a crucial outlet for thoughts and feelings, and allows for communications and understanding beyond language; all of which is healing, inspiring and thought provoking for the soul.

NOTE: All classes require a minimum number of students to run. Please sign up in advance to help avoid cancellation due to low registration. In the case of a cancellation you will be notified prior and receive a full refund. Please read our summer camp policies.

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Jul
30
9:00 AM09:00

Creative Writing & Illustration Camp

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July 30th through August 3rd

Join us for a week of creative writing and illustrating with special guest teacher Kerri O'Donnell, Vice President at Rosen Publishing Group and Vanessa Frost. This camp is designed to teach kids how to properly develop, write, design, and illustrate a book. Using games, writing exercises, art lessons and team work the kids will each walk away with an original and unique book to call their own!

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Ages: 9 to 14 years

Materials: All supplies are included.

Instructor: Kerri O'Donnell & Vanessa Frost

Kerri O'Donnell, Vice President at Rosen Publishing Group, will be teaching the creative writing portion of camp. She has worked in the children's publishing industry for over 18 years, and is currently specializing in both fiction and nonfiction for children in grades K–12. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the editorial process—from content creation to finished product—for a title list of nearly 1,000 books per year. Kerri holds a special place in her publishing heart for creative writing in all its forms, and remembers what got her started down this path many years ago—an inspirational 4th grade teacher who recognized and encouraged her budding writing skills and gave her what she considers the best advice she's ever received: "Just keep writing, no matter what. There are whole worlds waiting for you to discover them."Kerri is beyond thrilled at the opportunity to bring her experience and tips of the trade to today's imaginative young wordsmiths.

As a full time artist and owner of MUSEjar, Vanessa finds inspiration and joy in teaching art. Art is a language that is often forgotten about and it's amazing what happens once it's tapped into. Her background is fine art and film production, with a degree from The University of Vermont. She loves mixed media, and currently works mainly with acrylics, but she is constantly exploring and experimenting with all other mediums.

NOTE: All classes require a minimum number of students to run. Please sign up in advance to help avoid cancellation due to low registration. In the case of a cancellation you will be notified prior and receive a full refund. Please read our summer camp policies.

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Aug
6
9:00 AM09:00

Food is Art Camp

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Photo by LightFieldStudios/iStock / Getty Images

August 6th through August 10th

We are teaming up with Dailys Catering for a week of cooking, creating, and learning! This camp is designed to introduce kids to the art of cooking and how it can translate in and out of the kitchen.

We will be diving into the wide world of pizza and pasta, learn to make our favorite breakfast foods, perfect our go-to junk food, and learn how to shop local with a day trip to the farmers market. Working on new recipes every day we will document through photography, drawing and note taking so we can create our very own cook book. 

Each day will be spent creating both in the kitchen as well as the studio. We will begin in the kitchen and end our day in the art studio. There will be a one hour break in-between to sit and enjoy what you've made, so bring your appetite! 

At the end of camp, we will be challenging the kids to a friendly game of CHOPPED! They will be given an allowance to purchase local and farm fresh goods, a day to conjure up a recipe, and on the last day they will have the morning to create their culinary masterpiece. 

**Registrants should be open minded, able to follow instructions, and be ready to use a chef knife.**

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Ages: 9 to 14 years

Material: All supplies are included. It is not necessary to pack lunches as they will be eating what they make, but they are welcome to and should bring a water bottle. 

Instructors: Karen Mayhew of Dailys Catering & Vanessa Frost

The food at Dailys has been a staple in the East Aurora community since 1993.  When owner Karen Mayhew first stepped out with her basket full of goodies to sell to the people of this village, she initiated a relationship that has continued to connect people through delicious food.  Dailys offers so much more than private and corporate catering to the surrounding areas, and the range of services we offer has grown exponentially with the opening of our new shop in May, 2015. 

As a full time artist and owner of MUSEjar, Vanessa finds inspiration and joy in teaching art. Art is a language that is often forgotten about and it's amazing what happens once it's tapped into. Her background is fine art and film production, with a degree from The University of Vermont. She loves mixed media, and currently works mainly with acrylics, but she is constantly exploring and experimenting with all other mediums.

NOTE: All classes require a minimum number of students to run. Please sign up in advance to help avoid cancellation due to low registration. In the case of a cancellation you will be notified prior and receive a full refund. Please read our summer camp policies. 

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