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!

Sessions:
– WEEK 1: 7/5/22 – 7/9/21 | The Ancient World
– WEEK 2: 7/12/21 – 7/16/21 | The Medieval World
– WEEK 3: 7/19/21 – 8/23/21 | The Renaissance World
– WEEK 4: 7/26/21 – 7/30/21 | The Late Renaissance & Baroque 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 2

THE MEDIEVAL WORLD | July 12 – July 16, 2021

Monday, July 12, 2021: WHY IS THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA LEANING?

Session 1: It is the most famous tower in the world – but it’s crooked, REALLY CROOKED! As much fun as it is to take pictures that make it look like you are holding up the tower, today we are going to find out why it is leaning, and why it doesn’t fall down!!!

Activity: Build a tower and discover what makes it lean!

Session 2: Try not to tip over! Today we’ll be imitating the leaning tower of Pisa – lean over as far as you can without falling over!


Tuesday, June 13, 2021: THE LITTLE GIANT: HOW ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHANGED THE WORLD?

Session 1: 700 years ago, a boy named Francis was born in a town in Italy called Assisi. Little did anyone know that that little boy would grow up to become a saint and change the world. Learn how St. Francis of Assisi taught people how to love nature long before anyone cared about recycling or worried about global warming!


Activity: Write a canticle inspired by St. Francis!

Session 2: Get into the creative spirit! Write a canticle inspired by one of the world’s biggest nature lovers. Also, join us for an extra special watercolor painting lesson with talented watercolorist Kimiko Shiro!


Wednesday, July 14, 2020: HOW TO BUILD THE BIGGEST CHURCH IN THE WORLD?

Session 1: When the city of Florence decided to build a new cathedral more than 700 years ago, they wanted to build the biggest church in Tuscany. What they ended up building was the largest church in world for more than 200 years. Learn how they were able to build a church that is more than a football field and a half long so long ago!

Activity: Build a medieval cathedral, but beware of the Black Death!

Session 2: The bigger the better! Can you build a church big enough to impress the people of Tuscany from 700 years ago? Find out today when you design your very own church using toothpicks and marshmallows! Also, we’ll be designing a flag and scarf in preparation for tomorrow’s Palio race!


Thursday, July 15, 2021: IT’S OFF TO THE RACES! HORSE RACING IN THE MIDDLE AGES 

Session 1: Nay, you say, horse racing isn’t that old? Oh yes, it is – learn all about the origins of horse racing, from chariot racing in ancient Rome to horse racing in the middle ages, to the heart-pounding Palio of Siena! Get ready to ride!

Activity: Travel to Siena to compete in the famous Palio horse race. Remember to dress up as your Contrada!

Session 2: And they’re off! Today you’ll be competing in the famous Palio horse race! Dress up as your contrada and get ready for some heart-stopping action! Get in the fighting spirit!


Friday, July 16, 2021: GUESS THE GUILD: RENAISSANCE STATUES AT ORSANMICHELE IN FLORENCE

Session 1: If you wanted to work in medieval Florence, you had to be a member of a guild, which were groups of men who shared the same job. There is a church in Florence where all of these guilds represented themselves with statues made by some of history’s greatest artists. Today, you are going to tell me which statue represents which guild when we play my favorite game – GUESS THE GUILD!!

Activity: Test your skills in a game of Guess the Guild followed by a Kahoot competition!

Session 2: We have a special guest today! Learn all about the disastrous medieval plague with our favorite plague doctor, the one and only Dr. Schnabel! Also, show and tell – we’ll have a showcase of all the amazing projects we’ve worked on over the course of the week!