Art Maker

A camper favorite from last year is back and better than ever! Campers will participate in self designed projects based on themes (listed below).  Everyone will go on virtual and real life field trips, and collaborate with our design and architecturally inspired counselors while working together. The maker projects will be inspired by our neighborhood in all its glory including the great Mission culture. Daily we will go out into the Mission to do our researching, photographing and history research as we create our masterpieces. The design process will include a combination of drawing in journals, photos, painting, conversation and a personal book to bring home representing our Maker Creations.

Each two-week session incorporates an integrated theme.
No two sessions are the same and we welcome campers to sign up for multiple sessions!

Session 1: Tuesday May 30th-Friday, June 9th:
Cardboard City

Session 6: Monday August 7th – August 18th:
Illustration/Animation NEW – *FULL*

Session 7: Monday, August 21  – Friday, September 1:
Cardboard City


Gabriela Elena, Art Maker Teacher

Gabby PicGabby has been doing art her whole life in San Francisco. Her  first experience in the art community was with SFArtsED on the MacAteer campus where she was taught illustration. She later was accepted into the visual arts department of Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. She obtained an Associate degree at City College of San Francisco and then transferred to California College of the Arts, graduating Spring 2017 in the Illustration Department. Gabby’s  biggest passions within her art making process is color theory, puppetry and making stories. She also has a great passion for the history of art and animation that has inspired her during her childhood. She has volunteered for the Walt Disney Museum as well as KMS Summer Camp & After School.

Maria Carrillo, Art Maker Teacher

Resized_20170421883112720Maria was born and raised in the Central Valley from a small town of Corcoran, California. After graduating from Corcoran High School, she pursued her education at the California State University of Fresno, CA . She followed her passion which was painting and photography where she received her Bachelor’s Degree of Art in painting in 2011. She continued studying art with an emphasis in Photography and graduated with a Masters Degree 2014. During her time in grad school Maria had the opportunity to travel in the summer to Washington DC with a few classmates and her art crafts professor to the Smithsonian art Festival where she taught kids from all around the world how to make prints out of styrofoam and printmaking paint. After graduating from College, Maria moved back home and was a drama coach at the local John Muir Middle School for 2 years. Maria always finds kids entertaining; watching them develop creative ideas and being spontaneous individuals fascinates her.  She believes that every child is an artist in various ways not just in visual form. Like Pablo Picasso once said, “ Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain, once we grow up.” Maria will also be a teacher with De Colores camp at KMS this Summer.


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