Calling all rising artists!
Learn, explore, create and enjoy the perfect summer day.
Artist and longtime arts educator Piera Bonerba is offering weeklong arts-immersion programs for eleven weeks this summer in a beautiful light-filled space in central Brooklyn Heights.
At Le Meraviglie—in English “the wonders”—children ages 5 and up 11 will find themselves immersed in a world where the word art captures a lively process of engagement that is reflective, creative, deliberate—and fun. Piera, who was born and grew up in Puglia, Italy, has designed a program that stimulates and engages the senses through drawing, painting, collage, music, dance. Every day and in every way she invites young artists to wonder.
Inspired by what Reggio Emilia founder Loris Malaguzzi described as the hundred languages, the themes at Le Meraviglie change every week as children are exposed to the work of such artists as Picasso, Matisse, Rothko, Pollock, and others and spend the day learning to experiment with printmaking, sculpting, and textile arts, along with painting, drawing, and collage. We will make field trips to the park to run through the sprinklers, play games, and make more art outdoors.
A typical day with Le Meraviglie Art Camp will always include an art activity, outside adventures, and a collaborative art project. On Fridays we will cook together; lunch should be sent with campers Monday-Thursday.
Each week we will have a visiting artist, a special event and an adventure.
A typical day will be like this:
Free play while children arrive
Circle time/welcome/sharing and singing/setting intentions for the day.
Outdoor movement and art activity (at the park, weather dependent) en plein air painting, life drawing, art notebooks with natural materials and many other art techniques to discover creativity in all its aspects!
Picnic in the park or back to studio for lunch.
Cozy corners and Story time.
Indoor Art workshop: Great artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse, Frida Kahlo, Rothko, Miró, Monet, and important art currents such as Impressionism, Cubism, Pop Art, and Land Art will help us to discover materials, techniques, and curiosities about the world of Art.
Teacher-facilitated group activity (story telling, games, closing circle sharing )
*On Fridays we will be having a cooking workshop at the studio and we will prepare our lunch together.
Because the themes change from week to week, families are welcome to enroll for one week, two, three, or all.
Note: early drop-off or extended day can be arranged for an additional fee.
One teacher to 4 children ratio.
108 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201