In-Person Summer Art Camp for Teens (ages 13+)

Monday–Friday, 10 AM–3 PM
Teens ages 13+ will gain an in-depth studio art experience that engages their creativity and enhances their skills. Each week, teens will concentrate on two focus areas during their studio sessions. Small class size enables our talented teaching artists to take a deep dive with teens to build their techniques and individual styles.

Art Journaling and Fiber Sculpture
June 21–25, 10 AM–3 PM
Art Journaling: Art journaling is a wonderful habit for everyone, not just artists! Keeping a journal that contains one’s inspirations, frustrations, dreams, and fears is a way to creatively process everyday life. Teens will make their own journal with simple bookbinding techniques and will fill its pages both inside and outside of camp. We’ll also encourage teens to share their journaling journey during camp.
Fiber Sculptures: Incorporate pattern and texture into sculpture through the use of fiber! Teens will learn to bring their ideas and sketches to life, creating anything from plushies to abstract sculptures! While basic sewing may be involved, teens will also explore other techniques to build their fiber sculptures. Pre-made patterns will be available, but with the guidance of their instructor, teens can also create their own templates for original designs.

Printmaking Techniques and Watercolor Exploration
June 28–July 2, 10 AM–3 PM
Printmaking Techniques: In this unique camp, teens will create their own limited-edition prints on our professional presses! Teens will learn various techniques, styles, and tools of the printmaking trade through demonstrations and hands-on practice. This camp will cover techniques including Plexiglass drypoint and monoprinting, as teens create original one-of-a-kind or editionable prints.
Watercolor Exploration: Watercolor is a classic painting medium that builds upon drawing skills while also incorporating color theory. The foundations of watercolor painting and color mixing will be explored as teens are introduced to a variety of techniques, including basic washes, layering of paints, and how to create strong compositions with the interplay of dark and light values.

Expressive Ceramics & Mixed Media Collage and Drawing Portraits
July 5–9, 10 AM–3 PM
Expressive Ceramics (3 day): Teens will learn the fundamentals of hand-building, wheel throwing, and applying glazes while creating expressive works of art in clay.
Mixed Media Collage (2 day): Utilizing a variety of materials, teens will investigate different approaches and techniques to the art of collage. Materials may include textiles, magazines, scrapbook paper, and construction paper, as well as campers’ own photographs or hand-painted paper.
Drawing Portraits: Take your observational drawing skills to the next level! Teens will draw directly from a life portrait model, focusing on the features of the human face. This camp will explore light and shading, allowing teens to gain a better understanding of the facial structure through demonstration and drawing exercises.

Essential Drawing and Painting and Soft Sculpture
July 12–16, 10 AM–3 PM
Essential Drawing and Painting Techniques: This camp is perfect for the teen looking to develop the foundational skills of drawing and painting. Teens will use their observational skills and gain familiarity with diverse media (such as graphite, charcoal, and acrylics) through drawing exercises that may include gesture drawings, blind contours, and contour drawings. Linear perspective, color theory, and building form with light and shadow will also be covered as teens render their artistic creations.
Soft Sculpture: This camp takes the best of fiber arts and sculpture and merges them into a whole new art form: soft sculpture! Using textural materials such as felt, fibers, and notions—along with imagination and creativity—campers will design, prototype, and create both relief sculpture and sculpture in the round. Being able to sew is a bonus, but not necessary, since multiple methods of soft sculpture construction will be covered. Campers will create several projects ranging in scale over the course of the week.

Experimental Fashion and Jewelry Design
July 19–23, 10 AM–3 PM
Experimental Fashion: Teens will explore traditional and non-traditional fashion design, including sketching concepts, and bring them to fruition, making anything from everyday clothing items to cosplay. Multiple sewing and fabricating techniques will be covered while tweens create wearable art. Students will also have the opportunity to design their own t-shirt during this week of camp.
Jewelry Design: Make your own jewelry! Teens will experiment with jewelry-making techniques to create pendants and bracelets of their own original designs. After starting with a sketch, the instructor will help teens use a variety of materials to create their vision. Projects may include, but are not limited to, wrapped wire pendants, polymer clay canes, and recycled paper beads.

Screen Printing and Graphic Arts
July 26–30, 10 AM–3 PM
Screen Printing: Teens will learn basic screen-printing techniques, including image-making, screen and material preparation, mono-printing, and edition printing. Campers will learn to develop prints on paper while experimenting with the possibilities of screen printing.
Graphic Arts: Graphic design is art applied to objects you see every day. During this week of camp, teens will learn the basics of graphic design, including typography, page layout, and marketing. Projects will help build foundational art skills, as campers will use traditional non-digital techniques while working on projects such as designing a logo, package design, magazine page layouts, and t-shirt design. If you are interested in finding dynamic ways to communicate your ideas, this is the camp for you.

Art Journaling and Sculpture Techniques
August 2–6, 10 AM–3 PM
Art Journaling: Art journaling is a wonderful habit for everyone, not just artists! Keeping a journal that contains one’s inspirations, frustrations, dreams, and fears is a way to creatively process everyday life. Teens will make their own journal with simple bookbinding techniques and will fill its pages both inside and outside of camp. We’ll also encourage teens to share their journaling journey during camp.
Sculpture Techniques: Create art in the round! Teens will learn to use sculpting tools and techniques to create 3D sculptures. Teens will go beyond just the hand-building process—they will learn more advanced techniques to refine and build their sculptures. Students will work with a variety of sculpture materials and complete a 3D sculpture during this camp.

Functional Ceramics & Intro to Comic Book Illustration and Fiber Arts
August 9–13, 10 AM–3 PM
Functional Ceramics (3 day): Our most popular week of camp! Teens will learn the fundamentals of hand-building, wheel throwing, and applying glazes while creating functional ceramic items, such as cups, mugs, bowls, and plates.
Comic Book Illustration (2 day): Teens will imagine and bring to life their own comic book characters! Campers will learn different illustration techniques and styles to help them create an expressive and unique cast of characters. Once students have designed and developed their characters, they will create a comic strip featuring their newly imagined cast.
Fiber Arts: If you are interested in color, texture, and fiber, come explore the wonderful world of fiber arts. Teens will create functional and decorative textiles by learning the basics of how to warp and weave on a loom, Campers will create several skill-building projects during this exciting week of camp.

Assemblage and Painting with Pastels
August 16–20, 10 AM–3 PM
Assemblage: Teens will transform everyday items into expressive, personal sculptures! Imagine all the artistic possibilities in combining materials such as paper, plastic, clay, and wire with found objects. Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, teens will learn various techniques to manipulate the materials and create one-of-a-kind sculptures.
Painting with Pastels: Pastel straddles the line between painting and drawing. During this camp, teens will be introduced to the essentials needed to draw and paint using pastels. This will include fundamentals such as drawing, light and shadow, composition, color theory, and basic perspective. Both still life and landscape will be incorporated to create finished works of art.

Fashion Design Illustration and Essential Drawing and Painting
August 23–27, 10 AM–3 PM
Fashion Design Illustration: Learn how to bring your fashion dreams to life through illustration! Learn the basics of fashion illustration such as drawing proportion figures, garment illustration techniques, and fabric rendering. Students will learn how to create a collection of fashion illustrations employing drawing skills learned during the class and from their own creative design ideas.
Essential Drawing and Painting Techniques: This camp is perfect for the tween looking to develop the foundational skills of drawing and painting. Tweens will use their observational skills and gain familiarity with diverse media (such as graphite, charcoal, and acrylics) through drawing exercises that may include gesture drawings, blind contours, and contour drawings. Linear perspective, color theory, and building form with light and shadow will also be covered as tweens render their artistic creations.

SCHEDULES & PRICING  

Daily Schedule
8 AM – Extended care begins (optional)
9:30–10 AM – Car line drop-off
10–11:30 AM – Morning art session
11:30 AM–12 PM – Lunch (brought from home)
12–1:15 PM – Afternoon art session
1:15–1:30 PM – Snack (brought from home)
1:30–3 PM – Afternoon art session
3–3:30 PM – Car line pickup
5:30 PM – Extended care ends (optional)• Pricing Per Week

Early Bird Tuition (last day to save is 2/15/21): $430/members; $440/non-members
Tuition: $445/week members; $455/week non-members

  • Pricing Per Week

Early Bird Tuition (last day to save is 2/15/21): $430/members; $440/non-members
Tuition: $445/week members; $455/week non-members

Optional Extended Care
We offer early drop off starting at 8 AM and late pick up until 5:30 PM. The following options are available for full-day camps only:
$25 for drop off OR pick up per day
$110 for a full week of drop off OR pickup
$185 for a full week of drop off AND pickup

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