Camps

    


CLICK HERE to start online registration (you will also be able to explore or re-explore camp details).

Required forms to be completed once the camper is registered can be found at the bottom of this page…


2018 Summer Camps for Preschool through High School

Students should be enrolled in their grade for Fall 2018.

If you have questions or would like to register by phone, call 248.644.0866; Mon-Thurs, 9a-6p & Fri-Sat, 9a-5p

PRESCHOOL

ARTS DISCOVERY CAMPS

Children must be 4 years or older by the first day of camp.

In this one-week camp, children enter a magical world where they create, design, explore and use their imagination. Age appropriate themed lessons are designed specifically for the preschool and kindergarten camper. Daily activities include visual arts, dance & movement, drama and storytelling.

Session 1:  June 25 – June 29

Session 2:  July 23 – July 27

Monday – Friday / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$150 Members, $190 Guests


KINDERGARTEN

ARTS DISCOVERY CAMPS

In this one-week camp, children enter a magical world where they create, design, explore and use their imagination. Age appropriate themed lessons are designed specifically for the preschool and kindergarten camper. Daily activities include visual arts, dance & movement, drama and storytelling.

Session 1:  June 25 – June 29

Session 2:  July 23 – July 27

Monday – Friday/ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$150 Members, $190 Guests

ANIMAL ART CAMP

This one week camp is all about animals! Campers explore the textures, patterns, colors and shapes of animals from a variety of habitats and use them as inspiration for drawing, painting and sculpture. Students learn about the fundamental concepts of art while exploring one of their favorite subjects.

August 27 – August 30

Monday – Thursday/ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$204 Members, $244 Guests


ART START & ART EXTRAS
A before and after camp program offered for the following camps only:
Youth & Middle School Camp: July 9 – July 20 and  July 30 – August 10
Animal Art Camp: August 27 – August 30
Art Start  – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm/ $30 per week
Art Extra – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm/ $60 per week


GRADES 1 – 5

YOUTH ART CAMPS

Register your child for the grade they will enter in Fall 2018.

Summer art camp is the perfect retreat for the young artist. A faculty of professional artists and art educators provide hands-on activities that expose students to a variety of artistic styles and art processes. Campers rotate by age group to different studio classes for drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media. Daily enrichment activities may include entertainment, movement/dance, presentations and games that explore different cultures and forms of art. Parents are asked to provide a daily lunch, snacks and beverage for their children. A reception and art exhibition is held on the last Friday of camp. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Session 1:  July 9 – July 20

Session 2:  July 30 – August 10

Monday – Friday/ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$510 Members, $550 Guests

ANIMAL ART CAMP

This one week camp is all about animals! Campers explore the textures, patterns, colors and shapes of animals from a variety of habitats and use them as inspiration for drawing, painting and sculpture. Students learn about the fundamental concepts of art while exploring one of their favorite subjects.

August 27 – August 30

Monday – Thursday/ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$204 Members, $244 Guests


GRADES 5 – 8

WHEEL THROWING WORKSHOP

Learn the FUN-damentals of centering, opening and pulling cylinders on the pottery wheel. Handbuilding techniques will be explored to complete your final projects.
June 25 – June 29

Monday – Friday/ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$143 Members, $183 Guests, $15 Materials Fee

 

GRADES 6 – 8

MIDDLE SCHOOL ART CAMPS

Students entering grades 6-8 will be immersed in a variety of studio art experiences in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and metalsmithing. The camp faculty of professional artists and art educators develop fun & innovative lessons that are appropriate for all students. Parents are asked to provide lunch, snack and a beverage for their children. A reception and art exhibition is held on the last Friday of camp. Family & friends are invited to attend.

Session 1:  July 9 – July 20

Session 2:  July 30- August 10

Monday – Friday/ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$510 Members, $550 Guests, $25 Materials Fee

METALS & MORE!

Spend the week in the Metals and Sculpture Studios. Work on a variety of jewelry and small sculpture projects incorporating both metals and mixed-media techniques.

July 23 – July 27

Monday – Friday/ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

$225 Members, $295 Guests, $40 Materials Fee

DRAWING SKILLS WORKSHOP

Develop your observational skills and learn to draw what you see. Instruction will include drawing exercises and quick warm ups for developing perceptual, expressive and technical skills. A variety of media will be used, including charcoal and graphite. Students should bring a sketchbook , size 11″ x 14″ or larger.

Session 1:  June 25 – June 29 / 1:00-4:00

Session 2:  July 23 – July 27/ 9:30-12:30 & 1:00-4:00

$150 Members, $190 Guests

FASHION DESIGN CAMP

Experience the fashion industry by working with professional designers! Learn how to render your fashion ideas visually using technical illustration and stylized fashion sketching techniques. You will complete your collection by constructing clothing using a variety of materials. Some hand stitching and machine sewing will be introduced but previous sewing experience is not required.

August 13 – August 17

Monday – Friday / 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

$255 Members, $295 Guests, $30 Materials Fee

ANIMATION CAMP

Work with professional animators exploring different methods of traditional animation and the creative process behind it. Get first-hand experience with character and story design, hand drawn and stop motion animation and more!

August 13 – August 17

Monday – Friday/ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

$255 Members, $295 Guests, $30 Materials Fee

CLAY CAMP

Learn the basics of wheel-throwing on the pottery wheel and a variety of handbuilding techniques. Lessons include both functional objects created on the wheel and hand-built sculptural clay forms. Final projects will be completed using alternative outdoor firing processes including raku and smoke-firing.

Session 1: August 13 – August 17

Session 2: August 20 – August 24

Monday – Friday/ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$255 Members, $295 Guests, $15 Materials Fee


ART START & ART EXTRAS
A before and after camp program offered for the following camps only:
Youth & Middle School Camp: July 9 – July 20 and  July 30 – August 10
Animal Art Camp: August 27 – August 30
Art Start  – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm/ $30 per week
Art Extra – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm/ $60 per week

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GRADES 9 – 12

WHEEL-THROWING

Learn the fundamentals of wheel-throwing which include centering, shaping and trimming on the pottery wheel. Hand-building techniques will be explored to complete your final projects

June 25 – June 29

Monday – Friday / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

$143 Members, $183 Guests + $15 Materials Fee 

JEWELRY & METALS

Students will be introduced to a variety of fabrication & assemblage techniques for making jewelry & small sculptures. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of tool use & studio safety.

June 25 – June 29

Monday – Friday / 1-4 pm

$143 Members, $183 Guests + $30 Materials Fee

PHOTOGRAPHY 

Students will be introduced to the manual functions of the DSLR camera. They will learn how to “see” through the lends of the camera, as composition is discussed & implemented. Various methods of creative photography will be introduced, including portraits & abstract photography. Students are required to have a DSLR camera & 32G USB. Laptop computers are encouraged but not mandatory.

June 25 – June 29

Monday – Friday / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

$143 Members, $183 Guests + $15 Materials Fee 

METALS & MORE

Spend the week in the Metals and Sculpture Studios. Work on a variety of jewelry and small sculpture projects incorporating both metals and mixed-media techniques.

July 23 – July 27

Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

$255 Members, $295 Guests + $40 Materials Fee

CLAY CAMP

Learn the fundamentals of wheel-throwing which include centering, shaping & trimming on the pottery wheel. Hand-building techniques will be explored to complete your final projects.

Session 1: August 13-17

Session 2: August 20-24

Monday-Friday / 9am-3pm

$255 Members, $295 Guests, $15 Materials Fee

FASHION DESIGN

Experience the fashion industry by working with professional designers! Learn how to render your fashion ideas visually using technical illustration and stylized fashion sketching techniques. You will complete your collection by constructing clothing using a variety of materials. Some hand stitching and machine sewing will be introduced but previous sewing experience is not required.

August 13 – August 17

Monday – Friday / 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

$255 Members, $295 Guests, $30 Materials Fee

ANIMATION CAMP

Work with professional animators exploring different methods of traditional animation and the creative process behind it. Get first-hand experience with character and story design, hand drawn and stop motion animation and more.

August 13 – August 17

Monday – Friday/ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

$248 Members, $288 Guests, $30 Materials Fee

ADVANCED DRAWING & PORTFOLIO PREPARATION WORKSHOPS

This workshop is for the serious high school art student who is developing a portfolio for college admissions and scholarship applications. These week-long workshops will  concentrate on observational drawing and developing fully rendered drawings in charcoal and graphite. Discussions include how to present and photograph art and other related topics that reinforce what schools are looking for in an admissions portfolio. Bring your current work on the first day for the instructor to review and develop projects to enhance your personal portfolio. Intermediate/advanced high school students who are not working on a portfolio can enroll in this workshop to develop their drawing skills.

Session 1:  June 26 – June 30

Session 2:  July 24  –  July 28

Session 3:  August 21 – August 25

Monday –  Friday / 9:30 am  –  3:30 pm

$255 Members, $295 Guests, $20 Materials Fee


PLANET LORI ART CAMP for Ages 5 – 15

August 20 -August 24

For more information about this camp, contact the Lori Haber Buckfire Foundation: 248 259 1572. (The BBAC does not do the registration for this camp.)


BBAC General Camp Info  click here

BBAC Emergency Formclick here

BBAC Authorized Persons for Pick Up Formclick here

BBAC Metals Studio Permission Formclick here

Download, complete & return to Susan Owens, BBAC 1516 S Cranbrook Rd, Birmingham 48009 by mail, fax (248.644.0866), or email (SusanOwens@BBArtCenter.org)