GRACE ART CAMP

Stories from Mexico – Viejo y Nuevo

Grace Art Camp 2021

Online Registration will be available Monday, March 1 —
beginning at 8:00 am.  

(This is only for those who have not transferred or already registered.)

Registration information is here.

If you do not remember the status of your registration, please contact the Registrar at Mariannk@grace-institute.org

2021 Session Dates and Stories!

Welcome to Grace Art Camp 2021!  Note that we have added an additional week this year and are able to offer a 3-Day camp as well.  Stories for each Week 

3-DAY BONUS CAMP: July 6 – 8 (T-W-Th)
for campers in grades K through 7

The First Tortilla  (Aztec)
This ancient tale begins when the rains have not come, the gardens are dying and the people are hungry and afraid.  When the hummingbird messenger comes, is Jade brave enough to follow him to save her people?

 

WEEK 1:  June 21 – 25  (WaitlistingScholarship spaces available.) 

The Eagle and the Rainbow  (Huichol)
This ancient legend tells of a child born to bear a special fate, who is favored by the sacred eagle. The people are jealous and afraid, and they deny him his sacred name, calling him Fast as Deer. Then, the drought begins. What can Fast as Deer do about it?

 

WEEK 2:  June 28 – July 2  (FULL. Waitlisting.) 

Tahui  (Tarahumara)
From his birth this Tarahumara boy was thought to have a great destiny, but first he must overcome one serious challenge after another. How can he possibly make it?

 

WEEK 3:  July 12 – 16  (Scholarship spaces available.) 

The Little Horse of Seven Colors  (Post-colonial)
This story traveled halfway around the world to take root in the Mexican tradition. When the farmer’s corn goes missing, wild adventures and impossible quests are sure to follow. Magic helps….

 

WEEK 4:  July 19 – 23  (FULL. Waitlisting.) 

Stories of the Sun and Moon  (Maya)
Known as accomplished astronomers, the ancient peoples of Mexico also told stories about the two heavenly bodies – the Sun and the Moon. Stories full of bravery, foolishness, some fun, and most of all – personality.

 

WEEK 5:  July 26 – 30  (Waitlisting.  Scholarship spaces available.) 

Blancaflor  (Post-colonial)
This classic folktale has roots in versions told in Spain and along the Silk Road; it is a great favorite in Hispanic culture. Take one honorable prince determined to keep a promise, add impossible tasks, an evil being and his kind and powerful daughter. It’s exciting and magical.…

 

WEEK 6:  August 2 – 6  (FULL. Waitlisting.) 

The Legend of Tangu Yuh  (Zapotec)
Very long ago in southern Mexico, the Zapotec peoples – artisans of renown — lived  in such seeming harmony that a goddess is sent to reward them. But the visit doesn’t go quite as planned….

 

WEEK 7:  August 9 – 13  (Waitlisting.  Scholarship spaces available.) 

The Boy Who Cried Tears of Jade  (Maya)
Mayel’s apprenticeship to her Healer Grandmother takes an unexpected turn toward magic with the arrival of Balam, who has green eyes…. Everything will be alright if the ruler in Tikal doesn’t find out. Right?

 

WEEK 8:  August 16 – 20  (Waitlisting. Scholarship spaces available.)

Tahui  (Tarahumara)
From his birth this Tarahumara boy was thought to have a great destiny, but first he must overcome one serious challenge after another. How can he possibly make it?

 

These links below have more information:

Grace Art Camps
Registration Information
Info for Parents
Scholarships

For info and pictures of our latest summer’s cultural focus: GAC 2019