summer camps 2020 

All camps from 9:00 - 1:00
Location: 120 Little Mountain Farm Charlottesville, VA 22911
Nature Camp (Ages 7-17)
$340 (Materials Included)

Explore, connect, and create. Spend each day on the 230-acre Little Mountain Farm and inspire your creativity while exploring and observing the natural world around you.  Midday we will take a lunch break and take a walk on the farm to feed the animals. 


Students will begin by creating a nature journal using handmade papers, paint, and plants. Each day will begin with an observation and material gathering walk, exploring a new part of the farm.  After each walk students will record observations in their nature journal before we begin the daily project.


Young artists will be introduced to a new process each day and create a finished piece inspired by nature. Projects include Sun printing on fabric and paper, hand-painted wind chimes, paintings from nature, gourd birdhouses and garden stepping stones. All projects will incorporate objects found in nature.

Oil Painting (Ages 8-17)
$340 (Materials Included)

Students will explore the versatility of oil paint while learning concepts and techniques that they will be encouraged to incorporate into their own work.

Students will be guided to take greater risks with artistic Expression while building a better understanding of materials and techniques. All materials included. 

Private or special group lessons are available, email Renee Balfour or call 434-960-5115.



June 15th to 19th       Oil Painting (FULL)

June 22nd to 26th      Nature Camp (FULL)

July 6th to 10th      Nature Camp (FULL)

July 13th to 17th    Oil Painting (FULL)

July 20th to 24th    Oil Painting (FULL)

July 27th to 31st    Nature Camp

August 3rd to 7th       Oil Painting (FULL)

August 10th to 14th   Nature Camp (FULL)

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