Friday, August 10, 2012

august classes

Late summer classes at Camp Cactus!

Walking Tour of Hollywood Fairy Houses

Did you know the Hollywood neighborhood is a hotbed of Fairy homebuilding? It's true! Tiny Fairy dwellings are popping up all over the neighborhood these days, and we'll take you on a guided tour, pointing out the most beautiful and secret architecture you've ever seen! You'll get a cool map upon which you can mark the locations of these fantastical homes so you can come back for a visit with your friends.
The tour will start out at Camp Cactus Studio and we'll walk for a bit, pointing out secret Fairy dwellings as we make our way to Grant Park, where we'll stop for a break and a snack. We'll end up back at Camp Cactus, where we'll look at pictures and books with photos of Fairy buildings from all over the world.
The tour is open to ages 6 and up, but you must be able to walk a fair distance (about a mile in all). Children under six are free with an accompanying (paying) adult.

Friday, August 17th     2-4 pm            $25
Ages 6 and up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

This class is now closed. It was a lovely walk, and we discovered several new Fairy houses that were not even on the map! Keep your eyes never know where or when you'll come upon these magical structures!

Fantastical Fairy Architecture

Along with our imagination, we'll use natural, recycled and found materials to design and build tiny dwellings for those magical beings who live all around us. Feel free to bring materials from your own garden, such as pinecones, acorns or seed pods.
We'll provide ample building materials for everyone.
This three-hour class is open to everyone ages 7-107.

Friday, August 24th     1-4 pm    $35
Ages 7-107 • class size is limited • Preregistration required
This class is now closed. 

Fanciful Fairy Furniture
Come to the studio and use twigs and moss and leaves and flowers to build a tiny chair or bed or table (or whatever else you might be inspired to create to furnish a Fairy house or garden).
Set your imagination free and let it fly!
All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own materials for embellishments. like acorns, moss and leaves from your garden.

This class is now closed.

Intro to Life Drawing

Have fun drawing a live, costumed model. We'll learn a few simple ways to capture the essence of the figure by concentrating on gestural lines and quick sketches. All materials provided.

Saturday, August 25th    2-4 pm    $25
Ages 8 - 14  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

Sorry! This class has been canceled.

You can click on the "add to cart" button below each class to register and pay online, or email Jane for a registration form: campcactusmail{at}