Summer Art Camps: Grades 6-8

ENTERING GRADES 6-8

STUDENTS MAY ATTEND FULL-DAY OR HALF-DAY PROGRAM AS PROJECTS WILL BE DIFFERENT

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MAY 31-JUNE 3* (no class MAY 30)

Steampunk!
9:00am - noon

Using a variety of found objects and materials, create layered works and three-dimensional pieces in the style of industrial steam-powered machinery that inspired Steampunk! Develop your skills by learning new hand-building techniques and discovering how to use a variety of sculptural tools. In the galleries, be inspired by ceramic works and sculpture created by artists from many cultures and time periods. Some work might be glazed and fired for pickup at a later date. Materials fee: $10

REGISTER FOR MORNING SESSION

Crazy for Nick Cave - SOLD OUT!
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Discover the colorful and creative art of Nick Cave. Explore his famous Soundsuits and be inspired to create your own using a mini mannequin! Design artwork that represents your personality by using a variety of materials, such as fabric, sequins, and pom-poms.

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JUNE 6-10

POP Art! - SOLD OUT!
9:00am - noon

POP out of your shell and create paintings, prints, collage, and more! Be inspired by famous pop art, such as Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup prints and Roy Lichtenstein’s humorous comic book styled paintings. Create artwork using methods that that exemplify the excitement of the 1960s pop art movement, but that reflect today’s popular culture, color, and style.

Printmaking 101
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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.

REGISTER FOR AFTERNOON SESSION

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JUNE 13-17

Drawing Portraits and Places - SOLD OUT!
9:00am - noon

Develop your drawing skills as you work in graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and ink. Discover how to create dynamic portraits of people and animals, while also learning how to create using perspective when drawing scenes of your favorite places and spaces.

Contemporary Masters - SOLD OUT!
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Discover today’s famous artists and what makes them masters of their craft. View artwork by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly and design a glass inspired sculpture. Explore the mesmerizing dots that make up Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s works and create your own self-expressive dot design. Create your own contemporary painting in a new style invented by YOU!

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JUNE 20-24

Painting 101 - SOLD OUT!
9:00am - noon

Dive into the world of painting by learning how best to work with watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media! Be inspired by the artwork in the galleries to create realistic still-life paintings, as well as expressive abstract designs. Learn how to mix color, add texture, and show form to create unique works of art to take home.

Food for Thought! - SOLD OUT!
4:00pm - 1:00pm

Create delicious art that people will drool over! Explore a cultural food dish and create it out of clay, along with a bowl or platter. Further develop your artistic skills by making a still life drawing of a basket of fruit, as well as painting a self-portrait of you snacking on your favorite food. Clay pieces will be glazed and fired for pickup at a later date. Firing fee: $10

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JUNE 27-JULY 1

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Mixed Media Madness
9:00am - noon

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!

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An Artist A Day
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn the techniques and create in the style of a different famous artist each day!  Explore the Neo-Expressionism movement of Jean-Michel Basquiat, paper cutouts in the style of Henri Matisse, landscape painting inspired by Vincent van Gogh, and more.

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JULY 5-8* (no class JULY 4)

REGISTER FOR FULL DAY

Illustration Creation
9:00am - noon

Let your imagination and pencil run wild as you become an illustrator! From movie posters to magazine ads, illustrators use images and text to convey ideas. Learn to combine techniques like painting, writing, and collage to make art that sends a message.

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Fiber Frenzy
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Weave your way through camp by exploring a frenzy of fiber arts! Create artwork by wet felting, knotting, and sewing. Learn how to tie unique macramé knots and create works of art for your favorite places, spaces, and people!

REGISTER FOR AFTERNOON SESSION

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JULY 11-15

Natural Connections
9:00am - noon

Explore how art connects to the natural world! Discover the wonders of our planet and how materials from nature can be used to create art. Be inspired by patterns in nature and learn how other cultures use materials from the earth to make artwork and everyday objects.

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Drawing Basics - SOLD OUT!
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn basic drawing skills such as contour, hatching, and shading. Explore how to utilize the elements of art, such as line, form, value, and texture, to draw still life compositions, portraits, and more.

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JULY 18-22

Street Art! - SOLD OUT!
9:00am - 4:00pm ONLY

This week of camp is for students seeking an in-depth exploration of street art, a prominent means of self-expression today. Receive your own skate deck to design on, for either display or use (wheels and “trucks” not included)! Explore the visual style and history of street art and street artists while learning techniques such as spray stencils, taping, mural painting, image enlargement, graffiti lettering, and creating your own tag! Materials fee: $15

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JULY 25-29

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Terrific Textures
 9:00am - noon

Dive into the world of textiles by exploring patterns, colors, and fibers! Learn how to incorporate symbolism into your own woven masterpieces through the representation of an animal, action, or color. Use beads, threads, and fabrics and create functional jewelry to wear.

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Linoleum Block Printing & Scratchboard
1:00pm - noon

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.

REGISTER FOR AFTERNOON SESSION

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AUGUST 1-5

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Art Through the Decades
9:00am - noon

Travel through time and discover different movements of art that span the last 200 years! From Impressionism to Expressionism, focus on a different time period each day and create two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art that reflect the decade and genre.

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Art-Inspired Fashion
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Calling all fashion gurus! Discover how art and fashion are one in the same as you explore shoe, clothing, and accessory design. Learn how artists like Andy Warhol have inspired fashion, while artists such as Miriam Schapiro, Nick Cave, and Lesley Dill use fashion to inspire their artwork. Create your own wearable art to enhance your everyday fashion!

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 Fee Schedule

Time:
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 a mess!

COST:
Members:
Full-Day: 9am - 4pm: $225/week
Half-Day: 9am - noon or 1pm - 4pm: $125/per week
Short Week, Full Day, May 26-27 (no class on May 23-25) and August 6-9 (no class on August 10-12): 9am - 4 pm: $90/week
Short Week, Half Day, May 26-28 (no class on May 23-25) and August 6-9 (no class on August 10-12): 9am - noon or 1pm - 4 pm: $50/per week
Short Week, Full Day, May 31-June 3 (no class on May 30) and July 5-8 (no class on July 4): 9am - 4 pm: $180/week
Short Week, Half Day, May 31-June 3 (no class on May 30) and July 5-8 (no class on July 4): 9am - noon or 1pm - 4 pm $100/per week

Non-Members:
Full-Day: 9am - 4pm: $250/week
Half-Day: 9am - noon or 1pm - 4pm: $140/per week
Short Week, Full Day, May 26-27 (no class on May 23-25) and August 6-9 (no class on August 10-12): 9am - 4 pm: $100/week
Short Week, Half Day, May 26-28 (no class on May 23-25) and August 6-9 (no class on August 10-12): 9am - noon or 1pm - 4 pm: $56/per week
Short Week, Full Day, May 31-June 3 (no class on May 30) and July 5-8 (no class on July 4): 9am - 4 pm: $200/week
Short Week, Half Day, May 31-June 3 (no class on May 30) and July 5-8 (no class on July 4): 9am - noon or 1pm - 4 pm $112/per week

Discounts*

Sibling/Group Discount
Enroll more than one child the same week of sessions and receive a $10/week discount for each additional child enrolled.  Discount only applies for children registered at the same time. Discount unavailable to process through online registration. Please call Education Assistant to process your discount.

Multi-week Discounts
Receive a $10/week discount for multiple week enrollment after the first week. Discount unavailable to process through online registration. Please call Education Assistant to process your discount.
 
* Only one discount eligible per registration (not including membership discount).

 

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