Expose your children to limitless possibilities, inspiration, and motivation, allowing them to imagine and to create their own worlds. For six years, The Open Studio has offered arts camps where children are inspired to learn and create in Jerusalem. Come join us where art is for everyone!
Our goal is to inspire your child to innovate and create and to believe in his or her ability to do so. Campers spend 1-2 weeks engaged in a few long term projects, become experts in a specific art medium or topic, learn to plan, solve problems, make critical decisions, work as a team, and create beautiful things that they will treasure for years to come.
For descriptions of this summer’s sessions and pricing, please see here.
The camp day runs from 8:30-14:00. Please see Logistics for more details.
|Dates||Ages 4-11||Specialty Camps
July 2-13 – (2 wks)
|Paper, Fabrics, and Glass
July 16-27th – (2 wks)
|Architecture and Design
(July 16-20 – 1 week only)
July 30-Aug 10 – (2 wks)
|Space and Science
August 13-17 – (1 wk)
August 20-24 – (1 wk)
|Mosaics and Tinker Lab
NEW LOCATION! – This summer, we will be sharing the Beit HaNoar sports complex with Camp Liga located at Ha-Rav Herzog St. 105 in Jerusalem. Open Studio campers will enjoy one hour of Camp Liga programming (either swimming, sports, or cooking) daily. Sessions 4 and 5 will take place at the Adam school on Emek Refaim.
SESSION 1: JULY 2-14 (2 WEEKS)
Paper, Fabrics & Glass: Ages 6-10 Paper mache sculptures, papercutting, quilling, weaving, collage, silk painting, and mosaics are just some of the projects your child can choose from. We will visit Yad Le’Kashish to get amazing ideas of beautiful crafts that can be done with paper, fabrics and more. 1640 nis
Carpentry: Ages 10-15 What can you make with your hands? Build a table, a bench, a dollhouse, or even a fortress for your cat. The sky is the limit once you learn the basic principles of building in our wood shop. Watch our video here. 2200 nis (includes additional fees for materials & insurance)
SESSION 2: JULY 16-27 (2 WEEKS)
Architecture & Design: Ages 6-11 What makes for a good city? Campers will explore this and more as they think up and design their own ideal neighborhood. We will visit the Supreme Court and the scale model of Jerusalem in Kikar Safra to gain inspiration, and we’ll get to build our own models. We will also explore the concepts of interior design. 1640 nis
Manual Photography (one week): Ages 10-15 Join professional photographer Ya’al Herman as he guides this week long course. Campers will build two cameras (a pinhole and one that uses lenses), compose, shoot, and develop their own photos, tour Ya’al’s studio in Hutzot Hayotzer, and do a photo shoot overlooking Park Teddy and the Old City.
Note: this camp is ONE week (July 16-20). 880 nis
SESSION 3: JULY 30-AUGUST 10 (2 WEEKS)
Space & Science: Ages 5-10 How are space and science connected to art? Come find out in this STEAM inspired camp where we will conduct experiments related to light, gravity, and engineering. We’ll explore the beauty that can be found in space to inspire our own art. We will create models of the solar system, study satellite pictures, make space slime, create imaginary worlds of planets far away, and more. Camp includes one day at the Bloomfield Science Museum. Note: there will be no camp on Tisha Ba’av, August 1. 1470 nis
Carpentry: Ages 10-15 What can you make with your hands? Build a table, a bench, a dollhouse, or even a fortress for your cat. The sky is the limit once you learn the basic principles of building in our wood shop. Watch our video here. Note: there will be no camp on Tisha Ba’av, August 1. 1960 nis (includes additional fees for materials & insurance)
SESSION 4: AUGUST 13-17 (1 WEEK) @ BEIT SEFER ADAM ON EMEK REFAIM
Creative Creatures: Ages 4-10 This week is all about animals! At the zoo, we will learn about texture, color, symmetry, and camouflage in the context of the animal world. Back at camp, we will imagine new animals and bring them alive through puppets, paper mache sculptures, pillows, and more. 820 nis
SESSION 5: AUGUST 20-24 (1 WEEK) @ BEIT SEFER ADAM ON EMEK REFAIM
Mosaics and Tinker Lab: Ages 4-11 In our last week of camp, children can decide whether to spend it tinkering or creating mosaics. (Please note that this is ONE session in registration, even though there are two choices). 820 nis
Tinker Lab: Children will experiment with machines,magnetism, electric currents, color, light, chemical reactions, and air pressure. They’ll spend the week tinkering in our “Maker Space”, creating whatever machines, robots, and creatures they can dream up using metals, electric paint, batteries, motors, recycled materials and more.
Mosaics: Jerusalem is a hidden trove of mosaic masterpieces, both ancient and modern. We will visit several of these mosaics, be inspired by them, and create our own masterpieces using ceramic tiles, stained glass, china, and found objects. Both traditional and modern mosaic techniques will be taught.