YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS

Sign your child up for a summer full of art!

Camps are held on select Mondays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Fridays 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 – 3:00 pm OR unless otherwise noted in the camp description.
With our dynamic offerings there is sure to be a fit for your young artist.

Please View Camps Below Grouped by Month
(Camps are not listed in chronological order within the month)

Youth Summer Camps – June

Ice Cream Sundays – Polymer Clay June 5 &12

Make your own mini sundae out of polymer clay!
In this 2-part workshop, we will take the first day to plan and build our creations and the second to paint and finish our sundaes. Students will have the opportunity to work on their drawing, painting, planning and building skills while making a fun sculptural piece to take home.

Mandala Painting on River Rocks June 26

We will learn about the history of Mandalas and their meditative process while investigating the use of color and pattern.
Each student will come home with at least one Mandala of their own as well as one to give/leave as a gift of kindness for another.

Water Balloon Painting June 27th

In this workshop, we will explore how water balloons can be used to create fun abstract pieces. In one exercise students will fill water balloons with water and toss them at their paper covered in watercolor pigments to let the colors run. In the other exercise, we will fill water balloons with acrylic paint and pop them over a canvas to see what happens. Students will get to explore a new way to play with paint and make some fun abstract pieces in the process.

Collage My World! June 6th & 13th

Explore the art of collage by using found and made pieces to create your own world scene!
In this 2 part workshop students will explore the incredible potential of the art of collage.

Embroidery on a Hoop June 27th

Want to learn embroidery?
In this class, we will learn to operate a needle and thread to sew on an embroidery hoop.
Your student will master a running stitch, a backstitch, and a satin stitch.

Make Your Own Book June 24th

Become a bookmaker in this workshop!
Students will learn to construct small journals from scratch – including design, cover making, and binding.
Each student will go home with their own handmade book.

Nature Watercolor Painting June 17th

We will be learning the skills to paint found items from the natural world around us.
Students will be inspired by natural materials like leaves, flowers, and rocks.
They will learn painting techniques to recreate these items in a watercolor medium.

Woven Friendship Bracelets June 13th

A classic summer project – making beautiful friendship bracelets! We will be learning the mini-macrame technique of weaving friendship bracelets from embroidery floss. Take your bracelets home to give to your favorite people (or keep them all to yourself because they’re so cute.)

Drawing Portraits for Beginners June 10th

Learn the basics of drawing faces with youth art instructor Amanda Dodson. We will be examining fine art portraits throughout the centuries, and practicing ways to pose subjects. Students will learn basic skills to easily draw faces.

Youth Summer Camps – JULY

Botanical Print Making July 10th

In this workshop, we will explore the art of printmaking with nature. Each student will make a series of botanical prints using natural elements and a hammer. Students will work on their planning skills as well as learn a fun method of printmaking on fabrics with natural dyes.

Sewing on a Machine July 18th

Learn to use a sewing machine! This workshop will be taught by artist and sewist Amanda Dodson.
Students will learn the mechanics, setup, and basic operation of a sewing machine.

Sewing on a Machine July 15th

Learn to use a sewing machine! This workshop will be taught by artist and sewist Amanda Dodson.
Students will learn the mechanics, setup, and basic operation of a sewing machine.
Once they are confident with sewing basics, students will be able to sew a fluffy pillow to take home.
Sewing machines and materials will be provided.

Pin and Thread Art July 11th

Create a unique piece of wall art with pins, wood, and thread.
Students will have the chance to create a shape out of nails and wood, then bring their image to life by weaving in embroidery thread.

Handcrafting Puppets July 8th

Join us for a puppet-crafting workshop taught by youth art instructor Amanda Dodson.
We will use felt, fabric, embroidery thread, and a variety of inspiring items to create our puppets.
Your student will have a chance to imagine, plan, and craft a puppet from scratch.

Collage Portraits July 1

Love collaging? In this fun summer workshop, we will be making portraits using collaging techniques!
We will use famous fine art portraits for inspiration.
Your student will then be able to create a portrait using a variety of salvaged paper supplies.

Intro to Wheel Throwing – July 26th

In this fun introductory class students will get to try wheel throwing techniques, and create pieces of functional art that will last a lifetime! At the end of class, students will also learn how to alter and decorate their wheel-thrown pieces.

Clay Animal Mugs July 5th

In this clay workshop, we’ll go over slab-building and attachment techniques to help students create their own mug designed to look like their favorite animal. At the end of class students will be able to paint their mugs in the vibrant colors of their choice to bring them to life!

Clay Pots and Bowls w/ Nature July 12

We’ll be collecting and using pieces of nature to create organic shapes and designs, while constructing fun Wavy Bowls and Pinch Pots. Students can bring in their own nature items to use to press into clay. Through these projects we’ll go over two hand building techniques – slab construction as well as the “pinch pot” method. We’ll also let gravity do the work with our fun wavy bowls project.

Clay Castles and Dragons July 19th

Join us for this fun kids workshop where we’ll be designing and creating our own castles, complete with a small dragon to help guard it. Along the way we’ll learn Handbuilding processes like slab-building and sculpting, as well as texture and surface design. At the end, kids will get to paint their creations as they choose, bringing the magic to life!

Youth Summer Camps – August

Woven Friendship Bracelets August 19th

A classic summer project – making beautiful friendship bracelets!
Students will learn the mini-macrame technique of weaving friendship bracelets from embroidery floss.
Take your bracelets home to give to your favorite people (or keep them all to yourself because they’re so cute.)

Embroidery on a Hoop August 15th

In this class, we will learn to operate a needle and thread to sew on an embroidery hoop.
Your student will master a running stitch, a backstitch, and a satin stitch.
These basic stitches can be used to create borders, images, and writing in embroidery

Sewing on a Machine August 12th

Learn to use a sewing machine! This workshop will be taught by artist and sewist Amanda Dodson.
Students will learn the mechanics, setup, and basic operation of a sewing machine.
Once they are confident with sewing basics, students will be able to sew an item of their choosing to take home.

Learn to Draw Animals August 8th

Is your child wild about animals? In this workshop we’ll be learning to draw a range of domestic animals and wildlife.
These techniques will be simple and appropriate for elementary aged students. All supplies will be provided.

Abstract Painting August 5th

Join us for abstract painting! Step outside of the bounds of realistic art and simply focus on creative expression.
We will be exploring color, shape, and movement using acrylic paint.

Nature Watercolor Painting August 1st

Ever wish you could sit outside in nature and paint what you see?
In this workshop with youth art instructor Amanda Dodson, we will be learning the skills to paint found items from the natural world around us.
Students will be inspired by natural materials like leaves, flowers, and rocks.

Clay Fairy and Gnome Houses August 2

In this creative workshop, kids will get to bring the magic of fairies and gnomes to life! We’ll be designing and creating a magical Fairy House or Gnome Home. Kids will learn about slab and pinch pot Handbuilding methods, as well as texture and surface decorations. After adding the final details, kids will get to paint their new houses in the colors they choose.

Clay Cupcake Box August 9th

In this fun workshop, kids will get to imagine and design their favorite cupcake, complete with creative toppings from their imagination. They’ll learn handbuilding techniques like coil-building and pinch pot methods in the process, as well as adding texture and attachments. At the end, they’ll paint their cupcake-shaped boxes in the colors and design of their choice!

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“My daughter’s weekly art classes are the best part of her week. She has learned a wide variety of art techniques, her favorite being pottery.”

– Elizabeth

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