Online Summer Art Camp for Tweens (ages 10–12)
Registration opens 2/16/21
Monday–Friday, 1 –4:30 PM
Building on last year’s successful program, our Online Art Camp returns for another summer! This half-day camp will have kid campers making two projects each day in a variety of art media, which may include painting, drawing, and sculpture, and our tween campers working on in-depth projects in a focused media. The materials fee covers a specially curated art supply kit custom-designed for each week of camp, which will be available for curbside pickup at the Art Center. At the end of camp, the kits are yours to keep for continued artmaking! All you need to participate is a computer, tablet, or phone with internet access to Zoom. The week prior to camp, you will receive an email with the private Zoom link for the session.
Essential Drawing and Painting
June 28–July 2
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.
Painted Papers, Printing, and Collage
Create beautiful art with papers you painted yourself! Tweens will learn new painting techniques to explore on a variety of papers that they will use to create a new artwork each day. Campers will discover how to become a printmaker without using a press by using a gelli-plate and will learn to make monoprints with simple supplies. Composition and elements of design, such as form and color, will be discussed and tweens will learn how to make textures from up-cycled household objects. At the end of the week tweens will have several completed collages.
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.
In this camp, tweens will learn the rules of collage by combining two or more mediums in one work of art. Materials may include textiles, magazines, scrapbook paper, and construction paper, as well as watercolors, and hand-painted paper. Tweens will also learn to incorporate texture and pattern into their work to create beautiful finished artwork. The possibilities are endless!
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.
Illustration and Comic Design
Create your own characters for comics and storybooks! Tweens will explore gesture drawing, perspective, foreshortening, and figurative anatomy in order to draw amazing comics. Instruction will also cover illustrating facial expressions for characters, as well as developing facial features and structure.
SCHEDULES & PRICING
1–2:35 PM – Artmaking Session 1
2:35–2:55 PM – Bathroom/Snack/Movement Break
2:55–4:30 PM – Artmaking Session 2
Pricing Per Week
Registration opens 2/16
Tuition: $315/members; $325 non-members. Materials fee: $53