ONLINE SUMMER CAMP

Tweens (ages 10–12)

We’re taking your favorite art camp and bringing it to your home! Online art camp is a half-day camp for young artists ready to graduate to the next level, where they will explore art media and techniques in greater depth. The materials fee covers a specially curated art supply kit that is custom designed for each week of camp, which will be available for curbside pickup at the Art Center the week prior to the camp. Each camp culminates with a virtual art exhibition that will be recorded and shared with parents. This camp will be taught by the same talented teaching artists you know and love from the Art Center, who will be teaching remotely using Zoom. 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 your camp.

Essential Drawing and Painting Techniques

June 29–July 3, 1–4:30 PM
This camp is perfect for the tween looking to develop the foundational skills of drawing and painting who is ready for more in-depth instruction. Tweens will experience a combination of a live hour and a half of online instruction through Zoom and daily video lessons that the student will use to help them complete independent assignments that the instructor will review during the week. Tweens 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 tweens render their artistic creations. In addition to the art supplies in this week’s supply kit, you will need to have the following: something to cover your work surface (newspaper, plastic table cloth, etc.), 1 pencil, 1 eraser, and 1 container for paint water (such as a single serving yogurt cup).

Art Journaling

July 6–10, 1–4:30 PM
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 addition to the art supplies in this week’s supply kit, you will need to have the following: something to cover your work surface (newspaper, plastic tablecloth, etc.), 1 pair of scissors, 1 ruler, and 1 small container for paint water (such as a single serving yogurt cup), newspaper and magazines that you can cut up.

Sculpture Techniques

July 13–17, 1–4:30 PM
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. In addition to the art supplies in this week’s supply kit, you will need to have the following: something to cover your work surface (newspaper, plastic tablecloth, etc.), 1 pair of scissors, 1 ruler, and 1 small container for paint water (such as a single serving yogurt cup), 3¬–4 feet of aluminum foil, and 1 rolling pin or something you can use as a roller such as a tall cup or a wooden dowel.

Essential Drawing and Painting Techniques

July 20–24, 1–4:30 PM
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, 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 tweens render their artistic creations. In addition to the art supplies in this week’s supply kit, you will need to have the following: something to cover your work surface (newspaper, plastic tablecloth, etc.), 1 pair of scissors, 1 ruler, and 1 small container for paint water (such as a single serving yogurt cup).

Illustration and Character Design

July 27–31, 1–4:30 PM
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. In addition to the art supplies in this week’s supply kit, you will need to have the following: something to cover your work surface (newspaper, plastic table cloth, etc.), 1 pencil, 1 eraser, and 1 pencil sharpener.

Assemblage

August 3–7, 1–4:30 PM
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. In addition to the art supplies in this week’s supply kit, you will need to have the following: something to cover your work surface (newspaper, plastic tablecloth, etc.), 1 pair of scissors, 1 ruler, and 1 small container for paint water (such as a single serving yogurt cup), and a series of found objects (in addition to what we’re providing) that you can find around your home or in your family junk drawer to personalize your work. Examples of this are small broken toys, Lego bricks, paper clips, nuts and bolts, buttons, small pieces of wood, old costume jewelry, etc.

Painted Paper, Printmaking & Collage

August 10-14, 1–4:30 PM

Learn to create beautiful art with papers you painted yourself! Each day we will learn new painting techniques to explore a variety of papers that you will use to create a new artwork each day. You 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. We will discuss composition and elements of design like form and color and how to make textures from up-cycled household objects which we will supply in your materials kit. At the end of the week, you will have at least four different collages completed from papers you painted yourself and a booklet filled with some of your paper samples so you will have them for future reference. In addition to the art supplies in this week’s supply kit, you will need to have the following: something to cover your work surface (newspaper, plastic tablecloth, etc.), 1 pair of scissors, 1 12 inch ruler, 1 small container for paint water (such as a single serving yogurt cup), paper towels, magazines, and newspaper.

Online Art Camp for Tweens (ages 10–12)

  • Daily Schedule
    • 1–2:35 PM: Artmaking Session 1
    • 2:35–2:55 PM: Bathroom/Snack/Movement Break
    • 2:55–4:30 PM: Artmaking Session 2
  • Tuition Per Week
    • Member: $285, non-member $295
    • Materials fee: $53

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