In-Person Summer Art Camp for Tweens (ages 10–12)

Monday–Friday, 10 AM–3 PM
This offering is for young artists ready to graduate to the next level of art camp, where they will explore art media and techniques in greater depth during two daily studio sessions. Our talented teaching artists will guide tweens in developing their own personal style while they learn and refine their art skills.

Printmaking Techniques and Comic, Cartoons & Anime
June 21–25, 10 AM–3 PM
Printmaking Techniques: In this unique camp, tweens will create their own limited-edition prints on our professional presses! Tweens 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 tweens create original one-of-a-kind or editionable prints.
Comics, Cartoons & Anime: Calling all comic, cartoon, and anime lovers! Tweens will explore drawing popular characters and work on simple and effective techniques for creating their own character concepts. Master a unique style of creating cartoon, anime, and comic art.

Intro to Web Comics and Fiber Arts
June 28–July 2, 10 AM–3 PM
Intro to Webcomics: Explore the world of webcomics! Tweens will learn various hand-illustration techniques for comics, as well as discuss strategies for starting and maintaining a successful project on the web. Campers will focus on improving their artistic skills and will touch on ways in which they can safely and effectively use the web to their advantage. They will also discuss the best ways to manage consistent updates of their work online.
Fiber Arts: If you are interested in color, texture, and fiber, come explore the wonderful world of fiber arts. Tweens 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.

Fashion Design Illustration and Soft Sculpture
July 5–9, 10 AM–3 PM
Fashion Design Illustration: Learn how to bring your fashion dreams to life through illustration! Tweens will learn the basics of fashion illustration such as drawing proportional 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.
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.

Functional Ceramics & Comic Book Illustration and Art Journaling
July 12–16, 10 AM–3 PM
Functional Ceramics (3 day): Our most popular week of camp! Tweens 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): Tweens 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.
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. Tweens will make their own journal with simple bookbinding techniques and will fill its pages both inside and outside of camp. We’ll also encourage tweens to share their journaling journey during camp.

Watercolor Exploration and Assemblage
July 19–23, 10 AM–3 PM
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 tweens 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.
Assemblage: Tweens 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, tweens will learn various techniques to manipulate the materials and create one-of-a-kind sculptures.

Experimental Fashion and Jewelry Design
July 26–30, 10 AM–3 PM
Experimental Fashion: Create fashion! Tweens 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! Tweens will experiment with jewelry-making techniques to create pendants and bracelets of their own original designs. After starting with a sketch, the instructor will guide tweens on using the best materials to create their vision. Projects may include, but are not limited to, wrapped wire pendants, polymer clay canes, and recycled paper beads.

Expressive Ceramics & Mixed Media and Drawing Portraits
August 2–6, 10 AM–3 PM
Expressive Ceramics (3 day): Tweens 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, tweens will investigate different approaches and techniques to the art of collage. Materials may include textiles, magazines, scrapbook paper, and construction paper, as well as a tween’s own photographs or hand-painted paper.
Drawing Portraits: Take your observational drawing skills to the next level! Tweens will draw directly from a life portrait model, focusing on the features of the human face. This camp will explore light and shading, allowing tweens to gain a better understanding of the facial structure through demonstration and drawing exercises.

Fiber Sculpture and Art Journaling
August 9–13, 10 AM–3 PM
Fiber Sculptures: Incorporate pattern and texture into sculpture through the use of fiber! Tweens will learn to bring their ideas and sketches to life, creating anything from plushies to abstract sculptures! While basic sewing may be involved, tweens will also explore other techniques to build their fiber sculptures.
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. Tweens will make their own journal with simple bookbinding techniques and will fill its pages both inside and outside of camp. We’ll also encourage tweens to share their journaling journey during camp.

Graffiti and Essential Drawing and Painting
August 16–20, 10 AM–3 PM
Graffiti: Make art with your mark! Tweens will create their own tag using soft and sharp shapes, wild style, or Gothic font. Learn how to create 3D letters using perspective and make connected letters that flow. Tweens will draw a background setting and arrange graffiti into an aesthetically pleasing composition. Fine art concepts such as composition, perspective, and color theory, will all be taught alongside graffiti painting techniques. To promote a healthy environment, spray paint will not be used in this camp.
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.

Sculpture Techniques and Comic Book Design
August 23–27, 10 AM–3 PM
Sculpture Techniques: Create art in the round! Tweens will learn to use sculpting tools and techniques to create 3D sculptures. Tweens 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.
Comic Book Illustration: Tweens 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 and once designed, they will create a comic strip featuring their newly imagined cast.

SCHEDULES & PRICING  

Daily Schedule
8 AM – Extended care begins (optional)
9:30–10 AM – Car line drop-off
10 AM–12:15 PM – Morning studio session
12:15–12:45 PM – Lunch (brought from home)
12:45–3 PM – Afternoon studio 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): $440/members; $450 non-members
Tuition: $455/week members; $465/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

Subscribe to our Newsletter