Travelling Arts Camps – Summer Schedule 2014

Each camp week runs from Sunday through Thursday (unless otherwise indicated). Camp hours are 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. There are additional options for early drop off and an afternoon “Open Studio” program (see details below). All camps are taught by Avigayle Adler and her team. Camps will be located in our Brand New Studio in the San Simone neighborhood of Jerusalem. Each week of camp incorporates 1-2 trips incorporating the weekly theme. Trips subject to change.

Session 1: July 1-10 (8 days)
DIG IT! – Archaeology Camp (Ages 6-11)
Create your own secret society! Each team will dream up an ancient society. They will create its art and cultural artifacts, smash them and then bury the pieces in the ground. The following day, we will dig up each other’s clues and using archaeological principles and methodology, piece together (literally!) what we find to learn about these “lost” societies. Trips: Davidson Center (southern wall excavations in the old city), the Tell & the Hall of Archaeology at the Israel Museum 
Note: Camp will be 8 days beginning on Sunday July 1. There will be no camp on Friday or Saturday. Cost: 1200/1120 NIS

Session 2: July 13-17
Paper Arts (ages 6-12)
Paper is one of the most versatile art materials in the world; Jewish papercutting, Japanese floating lanterns, Suminagashi (marbeling), Italian paper-making, paper Mache piñatas, scrap booking, altered books and more will be some of the art forms we will discover. Trips: Yad Lakashish – Paper Workshop and Bookbindery, “Hutzot Hayotzer” Artists’ Colony or the Israel Museum “Hide and Seek: Works on Paper” exhibit
Session 3: July 20-24
Monster Camp (ages: 4-9)
Monster kids from all over Jerusalem have been awaiting the return of this all-time favorite week of camp. Using several different mediums, we will create a World of Monsters including pillows, monster homes, puppets, comics, masks and more. We will look at illustrations of some of our favorite monsters including those from Monsters, Inc. Where the Wild Things Are, and more. Trips: Bloomfield Science Museum’s “Monster in Jerusalem” & Optical Illusions exhibit, cartoonist’s studio

 Session 3: July 20-24 
 Painting and Drawing with the Master
(ages: 8-12)
The Fine Arts Wing of the Israel Museum will be our primary source of inspiration as we learn about famous artists and their techniques. Nearby trips to the park will also provide us with painting and drawing inspiration. We will use watercolours, oil pastels, printing and more.

Session 4: July 27-31
Mosaics with Found Objects (ages: 6-12)
Start cleaning our your “junk” drawers now! Found objects, junk drawers and old furniture will be given new life as we re-purpose old tables, chairs and more. Have broken china, pottery, or old scrabble pieces…bring them in! We’ll put them to use. We will also learn traditional methods of creating mosaics on 2D and 3D surfaces and create a community mosaic wall. Trips: North African Jewish Heritage Center, Mosaic artisan’s studio, Mosaic maps and floors in the old city.

Session 5: August 3-7

Textile/Wearable Arts Camp (ages 6-12)
We will explore various uses of textile in art and learn techniques of working with textiles (fabric) including Silk painting, batik, embroidery, fabric collage, tye-dye, and beading.
Trips: Yad Lakashish – embroidery & silk painting workshops, “Dress Codes” exhibit at the Israel museum
Note: There will be no camp on Tuesday August 5th in observance of Tisha Ba’av
Cost: 600/550 NIS

Session 6: August 10-14
Paper Arts (ages 6-12) See description above

Session 8: August 17-21
Mosaics & Textile Camp (ages 6-12)
See descriptions above…During this hybrid week, campers will have the option to “Specialize” in one area or choose from projects of either Mosaics or Textiles & Wearable Arts Camps.

Session 9: August 24-26
Best of the Open Studio 
(ages 4-10)
Savor the last few days of summer vacation with your favorite projects of the summer. Personal choice will be the hallmark of this last week of camp as children will have the opportunity to delve deeper into a favorite art form or explore a new medium. Cost: 450/420 NIS 


  • Price per session is 750/700 NIS (multiple sessions/siblings) unless indicated above.
  • Daily price is 185 NIS. 
  • Early Drop-off from 8:15 am – 80 NIS per week
  • Afternoon Program 2:15-4 pm – 200 NIS per week
  • Early Drop-Off AND Afternoon Program (8:15-4 pm) – 250 NIS per week

Sign up for Multiple Weeks, a Week or by the Day!

Early Bird Discount – Save 75 NIS

Send in your Registration Form & payment
Sunday June 1, 2014

For more information, Testimonials, and Frequently Asked Questions, visit our website or call 054-626-8496.

Counselor-In-Training Program…

For teenagers interested in art. Ages 13-15. Help out in the mornings and enjoy your own private Open Studio time in the afternoons. For more information please contact us.

Some words from our parents…

“Avigayle’s studio is made up of far more than crafts; without realizing it, children leave with values, a love of art and creation and a commitment to the greater community with an understanding of the city they live in…Avigayle’s studio model is one that is worth expanding and replicating. The education her students receive—a love of art, a love of Jewish heritage, a love of Israel, and a healthy dose of positive self-esteem—is invaluable.”           –Deena Glickman, Katamonim

“Avigayle is investing her all in creating a community of young artists. Her vision is to make art accessible for all, and for every child – regardless of ability – to see himself or herself as an artist. She empowers each young person to access the inner voice inside …I sent two boys, ages 6 and 4, to Avigayle’s Monster camp. In one week she empowered my children to see themselves as artists, and they basked in the glory of their monster creations. With foresight and creativity, Avigayle fashioned a program that encompassed many forms of art and allowed for valuable self-expression. My kids were so proud of their work and boasted that they had “monster meetings” every day. Eitan, my four-year-old, was especially empowered by her support and started to talk about how to incorporate art into his life. It is apparent how much Avigayle enjoys the children and how skilled she is at understanding who each one is–his/her spirit, and what makes him/her sing inside.”        
                                 –Ruth Ebenstein, Baka