Summer Craft Shop - Art Camps

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Summer Craft Shop - Art Camps

We are excited to offer a variety of artistic programs through the Student Center Craft Shop. The programs focuses on the development of art-making and design skills and gives students the opportunity to explore a wide variety of art materials, forms and traditions.  The emphasis is on the creative process and nurturing imagination and creativity.  Students will be encouraged to develop their unique approach to making art, to work collaboratively in groups, and have lots of fun in the process.

Craft Shop Camps

Capturing the View
Develop your sense of observation in this drawing and painting workshop. This camp will train the eye to capture details from daily life. Each student will learn basic observational drawing skills, as well as, painting techniques. Using our skills, we will create drawings with pencil and charcoal and painting with watercolor and acrylic. We will work inside and outside exploring the different areas of campus using portable art materials.

Session 1 - CLOSED
Grade: 4-8 | Fee: $115
Date: June 17-21 | Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Session 2 - CLOSED
Grade: 1-3 | Fee: $115
Date: June 17-21 | Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Sculptural Clay
Learn the many techniques of ceramics to make sculptures. We will explore hand built construction to make sculptural pieces and learn to use the pottery wheel to make key elements of our design. Each student will learn how to slip and glaze to add color and create a finished piece.

Session 1 - CLOSED
Grade: 4-8 | Fee: $125
Date: June 24-28 | Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Session 2 - CLOSED
Grade: 1-3 | Fee: $125
Date: June 24-28 | Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Exploring Fiber Design - Print, Dye, and Sew
Combine printmaking and fibers! This workshop will focus on how to design and use printmaking to create one of a kind fabrics. Students will make their own block prints, stencils, and learn to screen print. We will add a bit of color with fabric dye. Our handmade fabrics will be transformed into pillows, tote bags, and more. Each student will learn how to machine sew and how to add fun details with hand sewing!

Session 1 - CLOSED
Grade: 4-8 | Fee: $160
Date: July 8-12 | Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Session 2 - CLOSED
Grade: 1-3 | Fee: $160
Date: July 8-12 | Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Hand built and Wheel Thrown Pottery
Get creative with clay! Discover wheel throwing and hand-built techniques to build a set of clay dishes. Students will learn how to make plates, bowls, cup, and trays. Each day will focus on different techniques to create their own set using a common theme and colorful details.

Session 1 - CLOSED
Grade: 3-8 | Fee: $125
Date: July 15-19 | Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Ceramics: Themed Dishware
Get creative with clay! Discover wheel throwing and hand-built techniques and build personal themed dishware. Students will learn how the plates, bowls, and cups they eat and drink out of daily are made. Each day will focus on different techniques to create their own set using a common theme and colorful details.

Session 1 - CLOSED
Grade: 4-6 | Fee: $125
Date: July 15-19 | Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Adornment - Wearable Sculpture
Contemporary jewelers incorporate a wide variety of media in their work. In this workshop, students will explore the various studios in the Craft Shop to create fun and funky jewelry and wearable sculpture. We look to contemporary artists as a source of inspiration to design with metal, clay, paper, and found materials.

Session 1 - CLOSED
Grade: 9-12 | Fee: $160
Date: July 22-26 | Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Playing the Game
Using various art and found materials we will invent our own creative board games. Students will look at contemporary board games as a source of inspiration. Each student will develop an individual game, design the game board, and create each game piece by hand. Each student will complete their game with a hand-bound instruction booklet to help others play their creations.

Session 1 - CLOSED
Grade: 1-3 | Fee: $115
Date: July 22-26 | Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Space Odyssey
From spaceships to Martians, this week will explore all things intergalactic. Throughout the week we will travel to the various Craft Shop studios to explore different media and create space theme works of art.

Session 1 - CLOSED
Grade: 4-8 | Fee: $125
Date: July 29 - August 2 | Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Session 2 - CLOSED
Grade: 1-3 | Fee: $125
Date: July 29 - August 2 | Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Art in Action
An exciting atmosphere for Pre-K and Kindergarten children to discover a wide variety of art materials. Students will develop creativity, fine motor skills, and learn a bit of art history! We will discuss artists that use movement to create their work and make our own versions using crayon, markers, clay, and paint!

Session 1 - CLOSED
Grade: Pre-K - Kindergarten | Fee: $115
Date: August 5-9 | Time: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.


Medieval Art & Architecture
Join the medieval adventure to design and collaborate on small and large scale medieval-inspired castle forts. We will work explore medieval art and architecture to create an ephemeral village in the Craft Shop Paint Bar. Using cardboard, paint, fabric, and found materials we will use symbols to capture the aura of this medieval inspired place. Also, creating medieval inspired sculpture and wearable items to further capture our theme.

Session 1 - CLOSED
Grade: 1-3 | Fee: $115
Date: August 5-9 | Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.