Getting Ready for Art + Cooking Camp

Tomorrow is Day One of my Paris-themed art and cooking camp for kids ages 8-12.  I will be teaching at home – in my garage (art) and kitchen (food). This will be the fourth summer I’ve offered some sort of art camp, but the first for cooking.  Here is the schedule for the week:

  • Monday: Monet Monday: We will begin by making banana-Nutella crepes and end with an impressionist art project.
  • Tuesday: Eiffel Tower day: Start by baking madeleines, end with Eiffel Tower art project.
  • Wednesday: Degas day: Start by baking meringues, end with French ballet-themed art project.
  • Thursday: Seurat day: Start by making cherry clafouti cake, end with pointillist art project.Take a vote: chocolate or cheese fondue for Friday.
  • Friday: Fondue Friday: Start with French children’s story ‘The Red Balloon’, end with fondue.

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I enjoy cooking with kids just as much as I enjoy creating art with them. Stay tuned for updates as the week goes on.

Enjoy!

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Getting Ready for Art + Cooking Camp

    • Hi Elizabeth

      I’m looking forward to it! Hopefully the kids will have fun, make beautiful art, and be able to recreate all the desserts at home.

  1. Sounds like a fun week! I love the beautiful little film of The Red Balloon; will you show it to the kids?

    Curious as to how you advertised, and deal with insurance, liability, etc. I don’t mean to pry, but I’d love it if you could share about it al
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    • Hi Phyl

      Just finished day one, and it was fun for all.
      I love The Red Balloon – it streams on Netflix. It runs 34 minutes long, and I plan on showing it in three 10+ minutes parts.
      I only have 8 kids at camp this week. I have a balloon policy add-on to my homeowner’s insurance. I think it will be OK – we are not taking field trips. One year I took out a special camp insurance policy, and I would do that again if I was teaching a multi-week program with lots of kids.
      Marketing: I put a free ad in Nextdoor (an online community social network), a paid ad in the local print newsletter, on my Facebook wall, and put flyers around the neighborhood. I spread the word among my parent volunteers, my book club, etc. Nextdoor worked best, it was easy, free and certainly the most efficient.

  2. Sounds like a fun week! I love the beautiful little film of The Red Balloon; will you show it to the kids?

    Curious as to how you advertised, and deal with insurance, liability, etc. I don’t mean to pry, but I’d love it if you could share about it all! Thanks!
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