Build it Big! Spring Break Camp

March 27 – 31
1 pm – 5 pm
PAM CUT – 934 SW Salmon St.
Ages 8-11

Instructor: Mike Bennett
Cost: $450


Utilizing the first floor of the PAM CUT building and a WHOLE LOT of cardboard, campers will work together to create a large-scale immersive space, telling their own collaborative story. They will create their own characters and story, leading up to a guided walk-through for their friends and family on the final day of camp.

Step into the world of large-scale storytelling at our 5-day Spring Break Camp that will transform the PAM CUT building into an immersive storytelling extravaganza. Each day, campers will learn about different elements that go into creating immersive spaces, such as lighting, sound, and set design using items they may already have in their homes.

Our experienced artist instructor, Mike Bennett, will provide a fun and supportive learning environment, helping campers to unlock their creativity and develop new skills. By the end of the camp, campers will have a solid understanding of the process of creating immersive spaces and will welcome their friends and family to explore PAM CUT as a stage for their own story.

Artist Instructor Bio:

With a background in Art Education, Computer Design, Illustration, and Animation at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Mike Bennett proceeded to chase his dream of illustration and character design immediately after graduating in 2012. Mike’s passion for the outdoors and wanting to live in a community with an appreciation for art brought him to Portland just a few years later.

Now, Mike is a full-time artist and public joy creator, capturing the hearts and attention of creative kids and adults all over the city. His SLOW DOWN signs have given Portland’s neighborhoods an exciting new personality and his immersive experiences (Dinolandia, Crypto-Zoo, Wonderwood: The Scourge of Castle Maplehold) have unlocked creativity in new audiences a the matter of just a few years.