Join us for our Annual "Aventuras de Verano" Spanish Summer Arts Camp for Children at El Taller Latino Americano! Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 AM to noon for six weeks during the summer. Children can register for a little as one week to the full six week summer season.
Children participate in fun and engaging activities that encourage Spanish language development through visual arts, music, movement, storytelling, and games in an immersive environment. Children explore the cultures and customs of Spanish-speaking countries through weekly "travels" through every region of Latin America.
Each day begins with an original art activity, inspired by the week's region. Projects range from Mexican luchador masks, pop-up cards about Argentinean Tango, Colombian molas, and eco-friendly Caribbean maracas made out of recycled materials. Through these projects, children not only develop an appreciation of arts and culture, but are exposed to a wide array of Spanish vocabulary about size, shape, color and more.
The second half of each class focuses on a mixture of music, geography, movement, storytelling, and games. Reinforcing Spanish vocabulary and Latin culture, the teacher leads students in exciting and effective activities ranging from the traditional, like El Coquí from Puerto Rico, to the original, such as El Taller's own El Tren de Nueva York board game.
On Friday of each week, families are invited for a class presentation of students' artwork and a mini-concert in El Taller's Grady Alexis Gallery and Parra-Guthrie Auditorium. Children share the works of art they've created, the songs they've practiced, and everything they've learned throughout the week. By taking children on a journey throughout Latin America, "Aventuras de Verano" enhances the conversational ability and fosters Spanish bilingualism with a better understanding of the diverse world we live in.
The camp is taught in a bilingual format, with approximately 75% of the class in Spanish and is open to school-age children of all language levels.
Ven a crear y disfrutar con nosotros este verano!
Please call early to register your child. Registration is not guaranteed without payment.
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"My daughter has many happy memories from her weeks with you last summer. We still have many of her beautiful art works and she felt comfortable and at ease with all of her instructors, who made learning fun and interesting." - Mary Jo M.
July 8 to August 16, 2013
Includes camp, healthy snack, and materials
Tuition: $300 per week
Call to learn about discounts for all six (6) weeks or more than one child in same family
Questions? Call us at 212-665-9460 or send an
2013 "Tour" Schedule:
- Week 1: Argentina & Chile
- Week 2: Peru / Colombia / Venezuela
- Week 3: The Carribean: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico & Cuba
- Week 4: Central America Nicaragua & Guatemala
- Week 5: Mexico
- Week 6: United States: California to New York