SUMMER CAMPS

Teens (ages 13+)

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. 

Expressive Ceramics (3 day) & Comic Book Illustration (2 day)and Assemblage >

July 6–10, 10 AM–3 PM

Expressive Ceramics (3 day): Campers will start with the fundamentals of hand-building, wheel throwing, and applying glazes, as teens create expressive works of art in clay.
Comic Book Illustration (2 day): Teens will imagine and bring to life their own comic book characters! Teens 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.
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.

Printmaking Techniques and Experimental Fashion >

July 13–17, 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 plexi-glass etching and mono-printing, as teens create original prints that are either one-of-a-kind or editionable!
Experimental Fashion: Create fashion! Teens will explore traditional and non-traditional fashion design, including sketching concepts and bringing them to fruition, making anything from everyday clothing items, to cosplay! Multiple sewing and fabricating techniques will be covered while teens create their own wearable art. Pre-made clothing templates will be available, but students will also have the opportunity to design their own patterns with the instructor’s guidance.

Graffiti and Jewelry Design >

July 20–24, 10 AM–3 PM

NEW! Graffiti: Make art with your mark! Teens 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. Teens will draw a background setting and arrange graffiti into an aesthetically pleasing composition. Finally, teens will build their own 3D- graffiti wall and tag it! Fine art concepts such as composition, perspective, color theory, and sculpting methods will all be taught alongside graffiti techniques.
Jewelry Design: Make your own jewelry! Teens will experiment with jewelry-making techniques to create rings, pendants, and bracelets of their own original designs. After starting with a sketch, the instructor will help campers use a variety of materials to create their vision. Projects may include, but are not limited to, wrapped wire pendants and rings, polymer clay canes, and recycled paper beads.

Essential Drawing and Painting Techniques and Sculpture Techniques

July 27–31, 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, acrylics, and watercolors) 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.
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 with carving tools. Students will work with a variety of sculpture materials and complete a 3D sculpture.

Functional Ceramics (3 day) & Fine Art Mixed Media Collage (2 day) and Soft Sculpture

August 3–7, 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.
Fine Art Mixed Media Collage (2 day): Explore the possibilities of collage! Utilizing a variety of materials, teens will investigate different approaches and techniques to the art of collage. Materials may include textiles, magazines, scrapbook paper, construction paper, hand-painted paper, or even the teen camper’s own photographs.
NEW! Soft Sculpture: This camp takes the best of fiber arts and sculpture and merges them into a whole new art form: soft sculpture! Artists from Richard Serra to Louise Bourgeois have explored this unique medium. Using textural materials such as felt, fibers, and embellishment, 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.

Silk Screen Printing and Drawing Portraits >

August 10–14, 10 AM–3 PM

NEW! Silk Screen Printing: Create amazing screen prints! Teens will learn all the basic screen printing techniques, from image-making, screen and material preparation, to the use of silkscreen printing as a creative outlet, including mono-printing and edition printing. Teens will develop prints while exploring the ins-and-outs of the rich world of silkscreen printing.
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.

Textile and Surface Design and Art Journaling >

August 17–21, 10 AM–3 PM

Textile and Surface Design: Discover the basics of textile and fabric design. Teens will use a variety of mediums and explore different mark-making techniques in this camp to create unique textile patterns. Teens will gather inspiration, sketch patterns, and execute designs to create fabric swatches of their patterns, as well as a tote bag created from their fabric pattern of choice.
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.

Essential Drawing and Graphic Arts >

August 24–28, 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, acrylics, and watercolors) 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.
Graphic Arts: Look around, graphic design is everywhere! It 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.

Daily Schedule

8–9:45 AM Extended Care (optional)
9:30–10 AM 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 Pick-Up
3:30–5:30 PM Extended Care (optional)

Pricing

Full week: $400/members; $410/non-members
Tuition (as of 2/18)
Full week: $415/members; $425/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:
$25 for early drop-off OR late pick-up per day
$110 for a full week of early drop-off OR late pick-up
$185 for a full week of early drop-off AND late pick-up

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