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Presents Summer Camp: Face Paint and Circus Skills

Session 1: July 24th – 28th
Session 2: July 24th – 28th

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm

  • $275 non-member each session
  • $250 member
  • There are two sessions available for this camp
  • Session 1: July 24 – 28 9am-Noon Alison Kenyon/Penny the Clown/ Noon-3:00 Libby Woods Circus Skills
  • Session 2: July 24 – 28 9am-Noon Libby Woods Circus Skills/Noon-3:00 Alison Kenyon/Penny the Clown
  • Ages 9-14
  • Class limit: 12
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Limited scholarships are available.
Contact Marni Marshall mmarshall@thecenterforthearts.org for more information.

$250 member, $275 non-member each session
July 24 – 28 Ages 9-14
Class limit: 12
There are two sessions available for this camp
9am-Noon Alison Kenyon/Penny the Clown/ Noon-3:00 Libby Woods Circus Skills
9am-Noon Libby Woods Circus Skills/Noon-3:00 Alison Kenyon/Penny the Clown

Face Paint with Alison Kenyon
Students will learn the fundamentals of smooth brushwork and sponge blending, color theory, and complementing the face to create show-stopping face face paint designs.
Cool tricks like loading multiple colors onto sponges and brushes, adding glitter, one-stroke techniques, and sneaky “design hacks” make complex-looking designs easy and quick to create.
Starting with a few “crowd pleaser” designs like butterflies and tigers, we’ll move on to building a foundation of design understanding that will allow young artists to create ORIGINAL masterpieces on the fly.

Each student will go home with reusable practice sheets, a good brush, professional face painting sponges, cosmetic-grade glitter, and a palette of high quality face paints that are soap-and-water washable and FDA compliant.

As Penney the Clown, Alison Kenyon has been performing and painting faces for 25 years. But her love affair with art, makeup, costuming, and the stage spans more than four decades. Also a lover of math and science, her strong curiosity and analytical tendency makes her want to understand WHY certain shapes, designs, and color combinations work (or don’t). Nature and the cosmos are her favorite sources of artistic inspiration.

Circus Skill Building with Libby Woods

Intro to Partner balancing-physical warm up and playful conditioning exercises. Students will learn basics of partner balancing and “flying” or L-Base. Students will also be learning how to safely “spot” each other. These basic acro positions are simple and build confidence, communication and body awareness.

Intro to Hoop Making and Hoop Dance- How to make your very own hula hoop to take home! How to construct a hoop as well as taping techniques.

Hoop dance instruction includes on body hooping, off body hooping, showy tricks and illusions made easy. How to put a series of hoop tricks together to make a series.

Poi spinning- Continuation of flow arts, these techniques build dexterity, coordination, shoulder mobility and inspire new types of movements to express yourself with.

Staff Spinning- How you can apply the same flow art motions to a staff. How to make even a stick an extension of your body. Students will learn basic staff spinning techniques and stretches that promote shoulder strength and mobility.

Games- Variety of circus games to inspire the inner clown and a slew of silly characters.
This well rounded circus and movement camp will be an active and playful week!

Libby Woods has been performing and studying hooping and partner acrobatics since 2009. Her avid curiosity for all things circus arts and creative movements arts combined with her study of strength training, flexibility and restorative movements have lead her to career of teaching physical empowerment and playful expression. Libby’s unique educational background includes circus yoga teacher training and a personal training certification. Libby is currently teaching a circus arts elective at Nevada City School of the Arts.

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