SUMMER CAMPS

Tweens (ages 10–12)

After a sold-out debut in 2019, we are adding more options for our tween campers! 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. 

Fiber Sculptures and Intro to Webcomics >

July 6–10, 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. Pre-made patterns will be available, but with the guidance of their instructor, tweens can also create their own templates for original designs.
Intro to Webcomics: Explore the world of webcomics! Tweens will learn various 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.

Drawing Portraits and Watercolor Exploration

July 13–17, 10 AM–3 PM

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.
NEW! Watercolor Exploration: Watercolor is a classic painting medium that builds upon drawing skills while also incorporating principles of 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 Character Design and Sculpture Techniques

July 20–24, 10 AM–3 PM

Illustration and Character Design: Create your own characters for comics and story books! 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.
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 with carving tools. Students will work with a variety of sculpture materials and complete a 3D sculpture during
this camp.

Comic Book Illustration and Art Journaling >

July 27–31, 10 AM–3 PM

Comic Book Illustration: Whether it is in the Sunday paper or in a graphic novel, comics are a creative way to communicate. During this week of camp, tweens will use their story telling abilities to convey their ideas through comic book panels. Tweens will learn to draw characters, explore perspective, and use shadows to add life to their comic scene and can choose from black and white and full-color options as they bring their stories to life. If you want to learn more about how comics are created, this is the camp for you!
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.

Experimental Fashion & Jewelry Design >

August 3–7, 10 AM–3 PM

Experimental Fashion: Create fashion! Tweens 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 tweens 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.
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 help tweens 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.

Expressive Ceramics (3 day) & Fine Art Mixed Media Collage (2 day) and Art Journaling >

August 10–14, 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.
Fine Art Mixed Media Collage (2 day): Explore the possibilities of collage! 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 tween’s own photographs or hand-painted paper. The possibilities are endless!
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 Functional Ceramics (3 day) & Comic Book Illustration (2 day) >

August 17–21, 10 AM–3 PM

NEW! 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. Finally, tweens 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.
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.

Abstract Explorations in Drawing and Painting and Printmaking Techniques >

August 24–28, 10 AM–3 PM

Abstract Explorations in Drawing and Painting: Explore different techniques and styles that make great abstract works of art, as well as how the traditional Elements of Art and color theory affect the creation of such works. Tweens will practice applying the techniques in their own artwork to achieve their desired aesthetic in abstraction.
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 plexi-glass etching and mono-printing, as tweens create original prints that are either one-of-a-kind or editionable!

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 2/18/2020)
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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