Children's Camp: Shrines in World Cultures

6/6/2016 9:00 AM

Children's Camp: Shrines in World Cultures

CAMP CARLOS at Emory University

1) At the Threshold: Shrines in World Cultures

Monday-Friday, June 6-10, 9am-3pm, aftercare offered to 5pm, for ages 7-9.
Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 9am-3pm, aftercare offered to 5pm, for ages 10-12.

Children will join artist Ana Vizurraga for an exploration of the concept of shrines in world cultures through the museum’s collections — from the shrines of the river goddess Mami Wata in Nigeria, to the false doors and tomb chapels of ancient Egypt, to the special exhibition Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection. Children will create their own personal shrines using objects both found and constructed.

 

2) Thangkas and Taras
Mon-Fri, June 20-24, 9am-3pm, aftercare offered to 5pm, for ages 7-9.
Mon-Fri, June 27-July 1, 9am-3pm, aftercare offered to 5pm, for ages 10-12.
In conjunction with the special exhibition Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection, children will learn about representations of Buddhist deities from Tibet including wrathful deities and Green and White Taras. Illustrator and artist Ande Cook will lead children on an exploration of traditional thangka painting techniques that have been practiced since the seventh century.


3) Teen Camp Carlos: Tibetan Woodcarving
Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 10 am to 4 pm, for ages 13-17.
Tibetan woodcarver Yama Phuntsok will share his talents with teenagers in this year’s Teen Camp Carlos.  Teens will investigate the 3-dimensional works in the special exhibition Doorway to an Enlightened World, and take a trip to the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Brookhaven to view the masterfully carved altar thereand then carve their own sculptures out of wood.  (There is only one space available in this camp as of 6/3/16.)

Registerhttp://carlos.emory.edu/sites/default/files/u402/camp_registration_2016-press.pdf

To register your child, please DOWNLOAD the Camp Carlos 2016 Registration Form and email to Ana Vizurraga at avizurr@emory.edu, then call 404-727-4280 to make the payment OR mail the Registration form and a check made payable to the Michael C. Carlos Museum to the Carlos Museum, Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322. Your child's place in Camp Carlos is not secured until you have received confirmation of registration and receipt of payment.  

For more information please contact Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu 

Contact: Ana Vizurraga, avizurr@emory.edu


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