2017 Summer Art Camps

CLICK HERE for online registration — or phone 248.644.0866

For Grades 9-12, there are a variety of camp sessions that can provide meaningful learning opportunities or help the serious student get one step closer to college art programs. Middle school students will be immersed in different studio art experiences that include drawing, painting, printmaking, metalsmithing & more, or choose a specialty camp. For Grades 1-5, campers rotate by age group to different studio classes for drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture & mixed media. Preschool & kindergarten children enter a magical world where they create, design, explore & use their imagination.

Camp faculty members are professional artists/art educators who provide hands-on projects & activities that expose students to a variety of styles & art processes.

Preschool/Kindergarten Arts Discovery Camp

Children must be 4 years or older by the first day of camp.
In this one-week camp, children will enter a magical world where they will create, design, explore and use their imagination. Age appropriate themed lessons are designed specifically for the preschool and kindergarten camper.  Daily activities will include visual arts, dance & movement, drama and storytelling.   Please send a snack and beverage daily.  
June 26 – June 30 — Session 1
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
$150 Members, $190 Guests
July 24 – July 28 — Session 2
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
$150 Members, $190 Guests

Animal Art Camp: Kindergarten

This one-week camp is all about animals!  Campers will 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 will learn about the fundamental concepts of art while exploring one of their favorite subjects.
August 28 – August 31
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$204 Members, $244 Guests

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART CAMPS

CAMP INFO FOR ALL AGES
Students should enroll in their grade for Fall 2017

Art Start & Art Extra
Art Start and Art Extra are before and after camp programs with daily arts enrichment activities for campers from kindergarten to grade 8. Campers should bring a snack and beverage for the Art Extra program.

Art Start:    8:00 am – 9:00 am, $30/week
Art Extra:   3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, $60/week

Summer Youth Art Camp:  Grades 1 – 5

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.  Register your child for the grade they will enter in Fall 2017.
Session 1:  July 10 – July 21
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm
$510 Members, $550 Guests
Session 2:  July 31 – August 11
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm
$510 Members, $550 Guests

Animal Art Camp:  Grades 1 – 5

This one week camp is all about animals!  Campers will 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 will learn about the fundamental concepts of art while exploring one of their favorite subjects.  Register your child for the grade they will enter in the Fall 2017.
August 28 – August 31
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$204 Members, $244 Guests

Wheel Throwing Workshop:   Grades 5 – 8

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 26 – June 30
Monday-Friday, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
$143 Members, $183 Guests, $15 Material Fee

MIDDLE SCHOOL ART CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

CAMP INFO FOR ALL AGES
Students should enroll in their grade for Fall 2017

Art Start & Art Extra
Art Start and Art Extra are before and after camp programs with daily arts enrichment activities for campers from kindergarten to grade 8.Campers should bring a snack and beverage for the Art Extra program.

Art Start:    8:00 am – 9:00 am, $30/week
Art Extra:   3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, $60/week

Wheel Throwing Workshop:  Grades 5 – 8

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 26 – June 30
Monday-Friday, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
$143 Members, $183 Guests, $15 Material Fee

Middle School Art Camp:  Grades 6 – 8

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, snacks 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 10 – July 21
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm
$510 Members, $550 Guests, $25 Materials Fee
Session 2:  July 31 – August 11
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm
$510 Members, $550 Guests, $25 Materials Fee

Metals & More: Grades 6 – 8

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 24 – 28
Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm
$255 Members, $295 Guests, $40 Materials Fee

Clay Camp: Grades 6 – 8

Learn the basics of wheel throwing on the pottery wheel and a variety of hand-building 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.
August 14 – 18  
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$255 Members, $295 Guests, $15 Materials Fee
August 21 – August 25
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$255 Members, $295 Guests, $15 Materials Fee

Fashion Design Camp: Grades 6 -8

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 14 – August 18
Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm
$255 Members, $295 Guests, $30 Materials Fee

Animation Camp:  Grades 6 -8

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 14 – August 18
Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm
$255 Members, $295 Guests, $30 Materials Fee

Drawing Skills Workshops: Grades 6 – 8

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 26 – June 30  
Monday-Friday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$150 Members, $190 Guests
Session 2
July 24 – July 28  
Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
$150 Members, $190 Guests

 

HIGH SCHOOL ART CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

Students should enroll in their grade for Fall 2017

High School Workshops

Start your summer by exploring new media and building your artistic skills. Select a half day workshop or take two and indulge your creative side!  

Wheel-Throwing: Grades 9 -12

Learn the fundamentals of wheel-throwing which includes centering, shaping and trimming on the pottery wheel.  Hand-building techniques will be explored to complete your final projects.
June 26 – June 30
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
$143 Members, $183 Guests, $15 Materials Fee

Jewelry & Metals:  Grades 9 – 12

Students will be introduced to a variety of fabrication and assemblage techniques for making jewelry and small sculptures. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of tool use and studio safety for working with metals.
June 26 – June 30
Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$143 Members, $183 Guests, $30 Materials Fee

Photography: Grades 9 – 12

This five day workshop will introduce students to the manual functions of the DSLR camera. They will learn how to “see” through the lens of the camera, as composition will be discussed and implemented.  Various methods of creative photography will be introduced, including portraits and abstract photography.  Students are required to have a DSLR camera and a 32G USB.  Laptop computers are encouraged but not mandatory.
June 26 – June 30
Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$143 Members, $183 Guests, $8 Materials Fee

Metals & More: Grades 9 – 12

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 24 – July 28
Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm
$255 Members, $295 Guests, $40 Materials Fee

Clay Camp:  Grades 9 – 12

Learn the basics of wheel throwing on the pottery wheel and a variety of hand-building 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.
August 14 – 18  
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$255 Members, $295 Guests, $15 Materials Fee
August 21 – August 25
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$255 Members, $295 Guests, $15 Materials Fee

Fashion Design Camp: Grades 9 -12

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 14 – August 18
Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm
$255 Members, $295 Guests, $30 Materials Fee

Animation Camp:  Grades 9 -12

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 14 – August 18
Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm
$248 Members, $288 Guests, $30 Materials Fee

Advanced Drawing & Portfolio Preparation Workshops:   Grades 9 – 12

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
Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
$255 Members, $295 Guests, $20 Materials Fee
Session 2
July 24 – July 28    
Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
$255 Members, $295 Guests, $20 Materials Fee
Session 3
August 21 – August 25
Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
$255 Members, $295 Guests, $20 Materials Fee

 

Questions? 248.644.0866

For information about the Planet Lori Art Camp, for children 5-15 who had or have a parent or close relative with cancer, click here.

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