ONLINE YOUTH ART HISTORY CAMP
Art Rocky’s Way Jr. 

SUMMER 2021

Instructors: Prof. Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D. and Ms. Katie Stack, M.Ed.

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ONLINE YOUTH ART HISTORY CAMP
Art Rocky’s Way Jr.

Looking for a fun way to get your kids interested in art and history? Our virtual art history camp will have them coming back for more! Choose any number of the following week-long programs that focus on specific works of art in Italian history. From the beginning of the Renaissance all the way through to the Baroque period, Dr. Rocky and Ms. Katie will make art and history come to life! Whoever knew that learning could be so much fun!

Session:
– WEEK 1: 7/5/22 – 7/9/21 | The Ancient World

Schedule:
Monday-Friday
Morning Session: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET / 8:00 – 9:00 am PT
Afternoon Session: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET/ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT

Virtual meetings will take place on Zoom

Format:
1-hour MORNING SESSION + 1-hour AFTERNOON SESSION. Meetings will consist of a combination of presentations and activities. The lecture will take place during the morning session; the afternoon session will be devoted to crafts, competitions, and other fun activities!

Additional screen-free optional activities will also be provided.

Certificates of Completion will be provided to all campers at the end of the week.

This is not your ordinary distance learning! Each day our campers will follow me on a journey into the past to meet historical celebrities, to learn about famous paintings, sculptures and buildings, and to discover one of the coolest cultures in the world.

Teaching meets storytelling meets time travel! Our “storytelling” presentations will use beautiful images to animate history and bring it to life!

– Campers will decipher secret codes on virtual scavenger hunts, create their own artwork inspired by Italian artists, explore famous works of art, and each Friday we will have a Kahoot! game where campers can put their Jedi skills to the test!

Our campers get their medicine with a lot of sugar in it! We provide high-quality academic information in a fun and entertaining way. You’ll be having so much fun, you won’t even realize how much you are learning.

Location: LIVE INTERACTIVE ONLINE SESSIONS ON ZOOM

Ages: YOUTH (8ish – 13ish)

Price for 1 week:
$175.00/child | $155.00/each additional child

  • CHOOSE ANY NUMBER OF THE ABOVE WEEK-LONG PROGRAMS
  • WHEN REGISTERING, PLEASE INDICATE IN THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BOX OF THE SHOPPING CART, WHICH WEEK/S YOUR CHILD WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN AND YOUR CHILD’S AGE
  • ALL LECTURES WILL BE RECORDED AND AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AT YOUR CONVENIENCE ON OUR ONLINE LEARNING PORTAL FOR THE DURATION OF THE CAMP

WEEK 1

THE ANCIENT WORLD | July 5-9, 2021

Monday, July 5, 2021: RAISED BY WOLVES: ROMULUS AND REMUS AND THE FOUNDING OF ROME

Session 1: Set afloat on a river by their nasty uncle Numitor, the twin boys named Romulus and Remus were discovered by a wolf who raised them as their own. Learn how one of the boys would create a city that would one day rule the world!

Activity: Test your knowledge with a game of trivia!

Session 2: Engineer, build, plan, Sims, Minecraft

Get ready for the Sims and Minecraft to meet Ancient Rome! You are the architect of a new forum in the center of Rome. Design a city square complete with temples, markets, a Coliseum, and anything else to make the best forum.


Tuesday, July 6, 2021: WHO WAS JULIUS CAESAR?

Session 1: Everybody knows his name, but do they really know who he was or why he is so important? Learn how Julius Caesar turned the city of Rome into an empire.

Activity: Work together with your team to decide if Julius Caesar’s power is threatening the Roman Republic or not!

Session 2: Calling all secret agents! Just how did Julius Caesar communicate with his allies? Learn to write your own secret codes by creating a tool just like the one Caesar used.

Extra: You’ll also prepare for your big day at the Coliseum! Come with materials to design your gladiatorial outfit!


Wednesday, July 7, 2021: ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO BE A GLADIATOR?

Session 1: It sounds like the coolest job in the world. You get to fight with all sorts of crazy weapons in front of thousands of people – sort of like WWE. But there was a lot more to being a gladiator than just being a celebrity. Learn what it took to survive in the Coliseum!

Activity: Come dressed in your best Roman or Gladiator outfit and be ready for a full day of games at the Coliseum!

Session 2: An action-packed afternoon full of Gladiatorial games!


Thursday, July 8, 2021: SEARCHING FOR ST. PETER

Session 1: St. Peter was the first pope. 2,000 years ago he was executed because Christianity was illegal and his body was secretly buried. A few hundred years later a church called St. Peter’s was built on top of the “secret” tomb, and then rebuilt again 1,000 years later. But no one ever checked to see if St. Peter was really down there until recently! Learn about a real Indiana Jones story of how the body of St. Peter was rediscovered not that long ago!

Activity: Work with your team to unscramble the secret message to find St. Peter’s hidden tomb!

Session 2: Learn all about the ancient art of mosaic making with our guest speaker: a real-life mosaic craftsman!


Friday, July 9, 2021: GIANT SPARKLING JIGSAW PUZZLES IN RAVENNA

Session 1: Take shiny little pieces of colored glass that are about the size of your teeth, stick them into wet plaster, and you have a mosaic. It took millions of little pieces of glass to produce some of the most beautiful mosaics in the world in an Italian city called Ravenna. Learn how they were made and what they mean!

Activity: All that glitters is gold – create your own giant sparkling jigsaw puzzle-like the ones in Ravenna! Design your own mosaic!

Session 2: Test your knowledge with a game of Kahoot covering the week’s lessons! Also, show and tell – we’ll have a showcase of all the amazing projects we’ve worked on over the course of the week!