Glendale Summer Camp: Vox Box Art for Kids

May 13, 2013
Artist Patricia Krebs with student holding up their tortilla mask

Artist Patricia Krebs with student & their tortilla mask

We heard about this summer camp from artist Patricia Krebs who often shows her work at Cactus Gallery and was exhibiting with Flintridge Bookstore at Saturday’s 2nd Annual LitFest Pasadena.

Along with Estela Garcia and under the direction of Janice Markham, Krebs will be teaching the Arts & Theatre Workshop for the Vox Box Art Collective. Vox Box was created by Markham and Emmy Award-winning art director Keith Mitchell in 1991. Their mission: presenting live performance, film, and visual arts to children and adults of diverse incomes, cultures, and abilities.

This 5-week summer camp includes visual art, theater games, improvisation and puppet making. There will also be “special guests in the fields of art, writing, and music to do ‘master classes’ with the kids.”

The summer camp is geared towards 1st through 8th grade students and it is a Spanish Dual immersion program.

All images courtesy of Vox Box Arts Collective

All images courtesy of Vox Box Arts Collective

Held at the Maple Park & Community Center in Glendale, this is the weekly rundown of their classes:

Week 1: Me, Myself & I – a week of celebrating the artist in you by creating self-portraits, book-making and storytelling. Just how many characters can you find inside of YOU?

Week 2: Frida y Diego – explore all things Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera through art, music, and story. We will study iconography, use collage, papier-mâché and PAINT, PAINT, PAINT!

Week 3: World Under Water – water art galore in this art exploration of all things aquatic. Explore old worlds now underwater, mythical places, and underwater creature puppets.

Week 4: Shake, Rattle & Roll – it’s music week at Art Box with musical instrument making, movement games, and performance. Plus, a special 4th of July party with water games, music, and yummy food.

Week 5: We Art Mother Nature – Celebrate nature by planting seeds, growing, and creating art from the natural world. We will be creating characters inspired by trees, rocks, dirt, and plants, and making amazing posts and vases out of found objects and recyclables.


Vox Box Arts Collective Spanish Immersion Art & Theatre Summer Camp
Monday-Friday, June 10th-July 12th, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Maple Park & Community Center, 820 E. Maple St., Glendale 91205
Cost: one week, $175
Special rates for additional weeks, siblings, and extended care hours
Financial aid available
Donations can be made to help with financial aid at
For more info, contact Program Coordinator Janice Markham at 323.899.3699


Editor’s Note: We first met Janice when organizing the inaugural LitFest Pasadena in 2012. She and her partner were exhibiting to promote their new company Little Book Wormz, combining “the forces of the word and the wear to create a new line of childrens’ apparel and all-around fun stuff.” 

It is very fun stuff.

1 Response for “Glendale Summer Camp: Vox Box Art for Kids”

  1. Thanks for this terrific article! By the way, you can read about our fantastic Caja de Arte artist/educators here:



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