Summer Dreamers Academy 2014

Summer Dreamers Academy is a no-cost, premier summer learning camp which operated in 2012 & 2013 thanks to generous support from The Wallace Foundation, The Walmart Foundation, and The Fund for Excellence in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Meet some of our Teaching Artists who will be facilitating our Summer Dreamers Academy Camps and read about what students are immersed in each week in their Weekly Newsletters.

Interdisciplinary Fiber Artist, Amanda Gross and Ceramicist Moira Ernst Brennan will work with elementary students to make creatures and their various habitats in two Creature Camps.

Check out what Ms. Amanda's class is up to in her weekly newsletter and Ms. Moira's, too!

Creative-Reuse Designer, Lindsay Woge, Katie Pirilla and Linzy Farmerie, and Joanna Abel will be stretching students creativity in 3 different Imagination Exploration Camps.

Here is Ms. Lindsay's Weekly Newsletter, Ms Katie/Ms. Linzy's and Ms Joanna's, too!

Fine Artist/Mosaic Artist Laura Jean McLaughlin will be creating ceramics with students as small as coil bowls and as large as mosaic murals in Clay & Mosaic Extravaganza!

Click here to read more about what the Clay & Mosaic Extravaganza class is up to this summer.

Tom Sarver, an Interdisciplinary Puppeteer, is working with middle school students in the Sculpture & Performance camp.  Recently, they were experimenting with contour drawing and will be working on large scale wearable art work construction throughout the camp! Click here to read the newsletter about camp.

Camp runs from 8:30 am - 4 pm, June 30th through August 6th (no camp on Fri, July 4th). 
Camp will be in session at: Pittsburgh Carmalt, Pittsburgh Langley, and Pittsburgh Faison.

We have a Recycled Item Wish List:

Please call Amber at 412-361-0873 ext. 327 to make arrangements to drop off your donations.

Here's what our Teaching Artists need:

  • · Colored plastic bags from newspapers
  • · Citrus netting
  • · Twist ties (esp the long ones)
  • · Interesting plastic/Styrofoam wrapping/containers (as long as they're clean of food waste)
  • · Small cardboard boxes, tubes, etc... all types, boxes can be left intact
  • · UN-flattened cracker-type boxes (cereal boxes are too big)
  • · Old Books
  • · Wood Scraps- various sizes including some that are heavy enough to be a base for puppets and stage constructions
  • · Plastic jars with lids
  • · Plastic bottle caps
  • · LARGE cardboard panels (appliance boxes)- please flatten boxes
  • · Medium cardboard panels (other boxes, etc…)- please flatten boxes
  • · Newspaper
  • Aluminum catering pans (clean)