Summer Art Camps: Grades 6-8
Mixed Media Mash-up
Combining a variety of media in a single work seems contemporary, but has been used for centuries. Explore how watercolor, collage, chalk, fabric, and other media, can be mixed to give works more impact. Paint, print, draw, collage, and sculpt!
Go Fly a Kite!
Let your creativity soar this week as you explore kites around the world! Learn the history and use of kites from different cultures throughout time. Make a variety of one-of-a-kind kites, and weather permitting, fly one in Loch Haven Park at the end of the week!
Learn the basics of working with paint, from color theory to composition. Explore a variety of paint media and techniques and apply the principles of design to create non-representational paintings.
Printmaking has been used throughout the centuries to create images, both bold and delicate. Learn a variety of basic printmaking methods including monotypes, block prints, and reduction prints.
Pay tribute to the rock stars of modern art by creating your own visionary masterpieces. From Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art, you’ll learn to paint, print, and draw like a true master.
Art of the Pacific Islands
Delve into the traditional Maori art forms and explore the art of the Pacific Islands by creating intricate pattern moko designs, as well as ocean inspired prints, drawings, and sculptures.
Materials fee: $10
In this full-day workshop, use modeling clay, wire, plaster, and more, to explore a different sculpture technique each day! Create animal figures, a “selfie” carving, abstract work, and a face or hand cast. Work will include a week-long endeavor in addition to daily projects.
JULY 2-6 (no class on JULY 4)
Be inspired by the spirit of the Seminole as you explore the traditions and art techniques that make their tribe unique. Learn the legends behind their bold and colorful geometric patterns and sharpen your sketching and geometry skills by creating two- and three-dimensional work with paint, collage, and textile design.
Create a new world out of a flat surface! Learn the basics of arranging the elements in a picture to achieve scale, and learn how to draw typical background objects like rooms, trees, mountains, rivers, and clouds.
Papier Mâché Panache
Prepare to get messy as you spend the week creating three-dimensional papier mâché forms. Go through the process from armature to finished masterpieces, as you create vessels, a musical instrument, and even a puppet head!
Drawing with Color
Experiment with wet and dry color drawing media such as watercolors, colored pencils, pastels, pastel pencils, and other media. Learn foundations of drawing and discover the power of color.
A Twist of Citrus
Celebrate summer with zest! Create pen and ink drawings, paintings, and prints all with a citrus twist! Sweet or sour, realistic or abstract, artwork will include the natural beauty of fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes.
Inspired by masks from around the world, work with a variety of materials such as plaster, clay, and papier mâché, as well as found objects, to create displayable and wearable works of art.
Art through the Decades
Travel through time and discover the different movements of art from the latter half of the twentieth century. Focus on a different time period each day: beginning with the Abstract Expressionists of the 1950s and ending the week with contemporary artists practicing today! Create paintings, installations, sculptures, and more!
JULY 30-AUGUST 3
Become a director, editor, cinematographer, and creative collaborator, all while working with other like-minded students, to create your own stop motion film. Dive into the history of animation, the different types of animation, the elements needed to create an animation, and the process of animating. Students are highly encouraged to bring their own devices.
Linoleum Block Printing and Scratchboard
Explore the possibilities of basic linoleum block printing as you carve and print to create images in a variety of ways, as well as learn the basics of scratchboard.
Papermaking and Book Arts
Learn how to make paper by using a variety of fibers and techniques. Then create art with your own handmade sheets paper! Learn basic bookbinding techniques and how to construct other unique objects from paper pulp.
The Altered Book
Spend the week deconstructing books! We will repurpose old tombs in a variety of ways—discovering the limitless possibilities of artist books as a medium. Students are encouraged to bring a book they would like to deconstruct to class.
Full Day, 9am-4pm or Half Day, 9am-noon or 1-4pm.
For full-day participation, students should bring a lunch and a drink.
Lunchtime supervision is provided for full-day attendance. Dress for mess!
Full Day: 9am-4pm: $220/week
Half Day: 9am-noon or 1-4pm: $120/per week
Short Week, Full Day (July 5-8): 9am-4pm: $175/week
Short Week, Half Day (July 5-8): 9am-noon or 1-4pm: $97/per week
Full Day: 9am-4pm: $240/week
Half Day: 9am-noon or 1-4pm: $130/per week
Short Week, Full Day: 9am-4pm: $195/week
Short Week, Half Day: 9am-noon or 1-4pm: $105/per week
Enroll more than one child the same week of workshops and receive a $10/week discount for each additional child enrolled. Discount only applies for children registered at the same time.
Receive a $10/week discount for multiple week enrollment after the first week.
* Only one discount eligible per registration (not including membership discount).