Ninho means “nest” in Portuguese, and the Madrona summer camp bearing that title aims to provide a nurturing space for kids to experiment and create art through its classes and workshops. The camp also teaches kids the importance of sustainability by using locally sourced recycled materials.
This summer’s camp is titled “Creatively Reinvent, Recycle, Renew,” and comprises four 4-day sessions running from mid-June through the first week of July. At the first session (June 16-19) kids will learn how to re-purpose old magazines by making collages and art objects; the second session (June 23-26) focuses on egg-carton art; the third (June 30-July 3) explores papier-mache techniques using newspaper; and the fourth (July 7-10) will teach kids step-by-step to create their own teepees from used burlap coffee sacks.
The half-day camp sessions take place at Project Ninho’s studio space at 1801 33rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98122, and are open to kids ages 5-11. Enrollment is open now. Visit Project Ninho’s website for more information.