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RAZ Journal - Top 4 Adventures North American Continent: July 5-9, 2021

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

North America offered vast landscapes of adventures, from the mountainous monuments of freedom, & hopeful Hawaiian Islands of the USA to Canada's wilderness & wildlife. Summer Art Campers entered this land of the brave in the 4th week & 4th continent on our RAZ 2021 world tour “Unity Through Diversity.”

Campers had their RAZ passports stamped in countries “visited.” In a

travel journal for future inspiration, they learned to make entries including interesting facts & memories from their experiences. Plus children filled their RAZ backpacks with more than a dozen artworks created using the broad range of supplied art mediums in which they learned & experimented at RAZ studio.

1. Celebrating 4th of July in the United States of America, RAZ Art Campers:

  • Sparked a fireworks art piece using salt painting technique [salt, glue & dye] & celebrated a country with freedom because its people participate in their own government.

  • Tie-dyed a T-shirt in colors of The United States flag or fireworks

  • “Visited” a monument mountain symbolizing the values of freedom & hope then sculpted Mount Rushmore heads [clay & glaze]

  • Constructed a Boston-style bridge to explore the advantages of highways & byways across the beautiful lands.

  • Built a waterfall to show the resource of flowing water

  • Made a Hawaiian lava lamp & discovered the volcanic way landmass is formed [food coloring, oil & water]

2. Exploring Native Americans in Canada, RAZ Art Campers:

  • Got introduced to how indigenous Native North Americans taught tribal lessons through stories then identified each camper’s spirit animal, built animal totems, & made dream catchers.

  • They realized how the native story-telling teaches values such as a) treating all living things like friends, b) respecting our earth as a providing home & c) seeing the unseen in spiritual wisdom. [wood, hot glue & paint, twine, feather & application]

  • Created a contemporary art piece using Canadian symbols [collage, glues, various materials]

3. Touring Art Museums: Broad & MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)

  • Art Campers got to see the work of famous artists who are living now & showing their works in Los Angeles -- hence -- contemporary!

  • Children took inspiration and ideas from the exhibition back to RAZ studio to make their own art pieces.

4. Getting Physical & Fun 4 Long Life, RAZ Art Campers:

  • Moved their bodies as health coach Haya challenged them with fun ways to combine dance & exercise

  • Found what Americans rank worst in the world at -- 3 diseases: obesity, diabetes & heart. Ugh :-(

  • Got motivated to make their lives successful by simply doing 2 things each day!

    1. Move & groove your body

    2. Fuel your body with fresh fruits & veggies

Children expanded their worlds by celebrating, exploring, touring & moving through the top 4 RAZ adventures of the North American continent. As budding artists, they boldly expressed their own stories through the many art mediums and techniques introduced. For kids who want to advance their talents look for more opportunities on the website.


This was week 4 & North America was the 3rd continent


The 2021 RAZ Summer Art Camp world tour

"Unity Through Diversity."

Each week's educational and cultural art experience is part of the summer RAZ curriculum to immerse children in discovering and "traveling" the world over 10 weeks (June 14 - Aug 20). While staying at the RAZ studio in Beverly Hills kids learn geography, history, and social studies as they explore 7 continents.


See what's up next on the schedule!

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