Sound Art Self-Portraits Camp at Oil and Cotton (AKA The Coolest Camp Ever)

Sound_Art_1I’m not gonna lie…there isn’t a single Oil and Cotton kids’ camp that I don’t want to attend myself.

The latest object of my camp coveting? Next week’s Sound Art Self-Portraits camp taught by composer and guitarist Chaz Underriner.

The five-day camp designed for students ages 10-18 provides an in-depth exploration of making art using the sounds around us and household tools.

Students will learn to use free or inexpensive tools to explore themselves and the world around them using the perspective of sound, and they’ll make a self-portrait by recording and combining the sounds of their daily lives.

Campers will also discover how to make music using text scores, graphic scores, free improvisation and how to make their own instruments by learning about the history of sound art and electronic music.

By the end of the camp, students will bring home a CD of their sonic self-portrait.

Cool, yes?

The cost for the camp is $150. Register here.