Summer Programs 2021

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Summer Art Workshops
@The Open Studio

We are happy to announce that we will be back for another creative, fun-filled summer!

This summer we are offering the following two programs:

Anafim: Our beloved flagship program (ages 6-10) will be taking place in our studio in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem. See our full program and descriptions below

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Nitzanim: Artists as Mentors where teen and pre-teens (ages 11-16) work in small groups with our partner artists in their studios around Jerusalem. Each of our partner artists are experts in their field of the creative arts. This track will challenge, inspire and build self-confidence in your teens and give them expertise in that specific area. Each program is 5 days, 10am-1pm. Payment is made directly to the partner artist. See our full program and descriptions below.

Anafim

9am-2pm Sunday-Thursdays (early drop off from 8:30 and a Full Day option until 3:30pm available). Location: Tsiporra Street in Baka. *Possible weekly trips depending on security situation

Week 1: July 3-7 Science of Art (*Bloomfield Science Museum)
Week 2: July 10-14 Paper Arts (*Heichal Shlomo)
Week 3: July 17-21 Fabric arts and Jewelry
Week 4: July 24-28 Architecture of Jerusalem (*Iryah Model & YMCA)
Week 5: July 31-Aug 4 Science of Art (*Bloomfield Science Museum)
Week 6: Aug 8-11 Fabric arts and Jewelry (No program on Aug 7th Tisha Ba’av)
Week 7: – Aug 14-18th Choose your own art-ventures!
Space is limited to 14 children per week, there will be a waiting list once we fill up.
Bilingual – camp is in English & Hebrew
Price per week: 870nis
Discounts: Sibling/multiple weeks (3 or more weeks per family including 1st week): 780

Nitzanim (ages 11-16)
“Artist as Mentors” weekly programs take place in artist studios in Jerusalem

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These workshops will be taking place in the studios of our Mentor Artists in the artist colonies of Hutzot HaYotzer or the Jerusalem House of Quality. Space is EXTREMELY LIMITED (usually groups are only 6-8 participants). Once each group reached capacity, a waiting list will be opened.

Hours: 10am-1pm, prices are listed under individual sessions. While you register on this form, payment is made directly to the artist mentor. Once registered, you will receive an email with payment information. Your child’s space is guaranteed only once payment is complete.

Week 1: July 3-7
MOSAICS w/Roochie Sinai @ Hutzot HaYotzer – We will create wonderful 2 dimensional, colorful, glass mosaic projects

Week 2: July 10-14
DESIGN, COLOR, CALLIGRAPHY w/Sharon Binder @ Hutzot HaYotzer – We will explore the wonders of working in watercolor and gouache professional paints, principles of design, the skill of Hebrew calligraphy and how to put them all together in stunning works of art.
PHOTOGRAHY: STEREOSCOPY w/Yaal Herman @ Hutzot HaYotzer – Stereoscopy (photographing with two cameras, one for each eye) is the basics of VR and the recently popular 3Ds movies. We will visit photography basics and then dive into understanding the human 3D perception and how to emulate it using two cameras/phones. We will use our readily available equipment to create 3d pictures of both static and moving subjects to create stereographs.

Week 3: July 17-21
METALURGY & SILVER w/Michal Ben Ami @ Jerusalem House of Quality – Learn to saw, shape and polish metal into beautiful pieces such as keychains, earrings, and more. We will also make beaded animals and a silver ring.

Week 4: July 24-28
GLASS SCULPTURE & MOSAICS w/Leonid Kritsun @ Jerusalem House of Quality – Explore the wonders of glass art including working in stained glass, mosaics and sculpting with glass.

Week 5: July 31-Aug 4
MOSAICS w/Roochie Sinai @ Hutzot HaYotzer – see description above
DEISGN, COLOR, CALLIGRAPHY w/Sharon Binder @ Hutzot HaYotzer – see description above

Week 6: Aug 8-11
METALURGY & SILVER w/Michal Ben Ami @ Jerusalem House of Quality – see description above

Week 7: Aug 14-18
GLASS SCULPTURE & MOSAICS w/Leonid Kritsun @ Jerusalem House of Quality – see description above

Full Descriptions of each session

To register, click on the Registration link and fill out the form.

You can always contact us via email: openstudiojlem@gmail.com. Please allow us 2-3 business days to get back to you.

Your partners in creativity,

The Open Studio

Frequently Asked Questions

What language is spoken at camp?

One of The Open Studio’s main goals is to help your child feel comfortable in an English speaking environment. To that end, English is our first language of instruction, however, all of our staff is bilingual and we do not hesitate to switch into Hebrew or offer instructions in Hebrew (along with the English).

How much time are the children outdoors?

Children in Anafim will have approximately one hour of lunch and free play time and approximately 30 minutes for snack in the mornings. We often go to park Lifshitz for lunch. 

Who are your staff?

Our Senior Staff and Madrichim are all Educators and Artists. Several of our Madrichim also grew up participating in our programs. For every group of ten children, there is at least one counselor (quite often more than one) and a Counselor-in-Training. Our staff are all bilingual and go through pre-camp training. 

Can you take children with severe allergies?

If your child suffers from food or other allergies, we will do whatever we can to ensure they have a safe and normal week at camp. All our staff is trained in the use of Epi-pens and allergy procedures. Please call us with any individual questions or concerns.

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