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SUMMER CAMPS

ART
CAMPS

(AGES 8-13)

MUSIC
CAMPS

(AGES 9-14)

LITTLE ART CAMPS

(AGES 5-7)

ANIMATION CAMPS

(AGES 9-14)

CERAMICS CAMPS

(AGES 9-14)

DISCOUNTS
& DEALS

$$$

THEATER CAMPS

(AGES 5-7 & 8-13)

EXTENDED CARE

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Art Camps

AGES 8 - 12  |  9am - 3pm

Exploring clay, drawing, painting, 3D construction and more, participants will complete an assortment of individual and group projects in each weeks theme, culminating in a showcase at the end of each camp, followed by the unveiling of an installation at our 13th annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival in September.

Art 1: AWESOME ARTISTS

June 22 - 26

$285 | $228 after discount

Do you really love paintings by Vincent van Gogh? What about the illustrations of Chris Van Allsburg? Have you ever thought about how Andy Warhol made that same soup can over and over? Awesome Artist Campers will explore every medium, create art and be inspired by artists new and old, the masters and the contemporary. If you learn from the best, you too can become an Awesome Artist!

Art 2: MIXED MEDIA MANIA

June 29 - July 3

$285 | $228 after discount

Explore the world of sculpture! Campers will begin to gain an understanding of basic building techniques while learning how to be expressive using clay, cardboard, paper, plaster, wire and much more. Mix up you materials and use a little bit of everything to create a wide range of 2-D and 3-D artworks.

Art 3: ART ARCHITECTS

July 6 - 10

$285 | $228 after discount

Can you design a city? Of course! Start from the ground up to construct your own model houses, bridges or sky scrapers. Then take notes from some of the greatest artists and cover your buildings with murals and mosaics, even construct your own sculpture park . Using inspiration from artistic city life, campers will paint, sculpt and erect an urban oasis from the pavement to the sky!

Art 4: ART HEROES

July 13 - 17

$285 | $228 after discount

What is your super power? Can you fly? Are you invisible? Sculpt your arch nemesis, build a disguise and create a story all your own with your new superhero identity. Campers will be able to imagine themselves as superheroes in this week devoted to all things Marvel, DC, and beyond.

Art 5: MYTHS AND LEGENDS 

July 20 - 24

$285 | $228 after discount

Big foot? Dragons? Lochness Monster? Fairies? Do they really exist or is it just our fantastic imagination? Explore hidden worlds. Recreate scenes and creatures from legends of the past. Build King Arthurs Court. Sculpt a mermaid, an elf or even giant. Imagine yourself as a unicorn or a werewolf. Come find out what myths have in store for you this summer.

Art 6: ART IN OUTER SPACE

July 27 - 31

$285 | $228 after discount

Lets make paintings among the moon and stars, the sky is the limit in this week devoted to art in outer space! Planets, space ships, constellations, astronauts, aliens and martians will be the inspiration for art projects of galactic proportions.

Art 7: THE MIGHTY JUNGLE

August 3 - 7

$285 | $228 after discount

Art, Animals, and maybe even a few Wild Things will collide in this week of adventures. From the ocean floor to the sky, from the deserts to the mountains, campers will explore, recreate and invent creatures and habitats of the wild world. 

Art 8: CARTOONTOWN

August 10 - 14

$285 | $228 after discount

What would happen if everything in the real world suddenly became a cartoon? Use your imagination to draw, paint, sculpt, and design a whole cartoon community full of interesting characters, environments, and scenarios. Create storyboards for comic books and immerse yourself in the fun world of cartoons!

Art 9: MAGICAL ARTISTS

August 17 - 21

$285 | $228 after discount

Armed with the power of magic, the possibilities are endless! Take a ride on a dragon and imagine you have magical powers.  Build your own magic wand, compile a book of spells and mix potions, all within the walls of our magical school of art.

Art 10: UNDER THE SEA

August 24 - 28

$285 | $228 after discount

Ahoy mates! It’s shark week and so much more! Whales, jelly fish, mermaids and sunken ships galore.  Create a sea of creatures armed with paint, clay, and recycled materials and before you know it, you won’t be in art camp anymore. You’ll be under the sea! 

 

Little Art Camps

AGES 5 - 7  |  9am - 3pm

Artists’ Exchange little art camps are designed to capture the imagination of younger campers. Each week’s theme will match our older art camps and projects will be adjusted to match cognitive ability and dexterity of the 5 - 7 year old age group. Campers will explore a wide variety of materials. The size of the scissors may shrink, but not the creative fun in these camps!

Little Art 1: AWESOME ARTISTS

June 22 - 26

$285 | $228 after discount

Do you really love paintings by Vincent van Gogh? What about the illustrations of Chris Van Allsburg? Have you ever thought about how Andy Warhol made that same soup can over and over? Awesome Artist Campers will explore every medium, create art and be inspired by artists new and old, the masters and the contemporary. If you learn from the best, you too can become an Awesome Artist!

Little Art 2: MIXED MEDIA MANIA

June 29 - July 3

$285 | $228 after discount

Explore the world of sculpture! Campers will begin to gain an understanding of basic building techniques while learning how to be expressive using clay, cardboard, paper, plaster, wire and much more. Mix up you materials and use a little bit of everything to create a wide range of 2-D and 3-D artworks.

Little Art 3: ART ARCHITECTS

July 6 - 10

$285 | $228 after discount

Can you design a city? Of course! Start from the ground up to construct your own model houses, bridges or sky scrapers. Then take notes from some of the greatest artists and cover your buildings with murals and mosaics, even construct your own sculpture park . Using inspiration from artistic city life, campers will paint, sculpt and erect an urban oasis from the pavement to the sky!

Little Art 4: ART HEROES

July 13 - 17

$285 | $228 after discount

What is your super power? Can you fly? Are you invisible? Sculpt your arch nemesis, build a disguise and create a story all your own with your new superhero identity. Campers will be able to imagine themselves as superheroes in this week devoted to all things Marvel, DC, and beyond.

Little Art 5: MYTHS AND LEGENDS 

July 20 - 24

$285 | $228 after discount

Big foot? Dragons? Lochness Monster? Fairies? Do they really exist or is it just our fantastic imagination? Explore hidden worlds. Recreate scenes and creatures from legends of the past. Build King Arthurs Court. Sculpt a mermaid, an elf or even giant. Imagine yourself as a unicorn or a werewolf. Come find out what myths have in store for you this summer.

Little Art 6: ART IN OUTER SPACE

July 27 - 31

$285 | $228 after discount

Lets make paintings among the moon and stars, the sky is the limit in this week devoted to art in outer space! Planets, space ships, constellations, astronauts, aliens and martians will be the inspiration for art projects of galactic proportions.

Little Art 7: THE MIGHTY JUNGLE

August 3 - 7

$285 | $228 after discount

Art, Animals, and maybe even a few Wild Things will collide in this week of adventures. From the ocean floor to the sky, from the deserts to the mountains, campers will explore, recreate and invent creatures and habitats of the wild world. 

Little Art 8: CARTOONTOWN

August 10 - 14

$285 | $228 after discount

What would happen if everything in the real world suddenly became a cartoon? Use your imagination to draw, paint, sculpt, and design a whole cartoon community full of interesting characters, environments, and scenarios. Create storyboards for comic books and immerse yourself in the fun world of cartoons!

Little Art 9: MAGICAL ARTISTS

August 17 - 21

$285 | $228 after discount

Armed with the power of magic, the possibilities are endless! Take a ride on a dragon and imagine you have magical powers.  Build your own magic wand, compile a book of spells and mix potions, all within the walls of our magical school of art.

Little Art 10: UNDER THE SEA

August 24 - 28

$285 | $228 after discount

Ahoy mates! It’s shark week and so much more! Whales, jelly fish, mermaids and sunken ships galore.  Create a sea of creatures armed with paint, clay, and recycled materials and before you know it, you won’t be in art camp anymore. You’ll be under the sea! 

 

Ceramics Camps

AGES 9 - 14  |  *UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED  |  9am - 3pm

A variety of camps for children to immerse themselves in clay studio studies ranging from basic hand building, wheel throwing, and sculpting. Campers will learn a variety of skills designed to fit the camp they are in.  Ceramic focus campers will learn the technical aspects of recycling, slab work, build a simple kiln from a metal trash can and firing pottery in it. All under the guidance of a professional potter and the fire department. Clay adventures offers a beginners taste of experimenting with clay. Sculpting camps have a slight focus on bringing 2D drawings and images of characters into 3D form. 

Ceramics 1: CLAY IMAGINEERS

AGES 4 - 6

June 15 - 19

$285 | $228 after discount

Imagine clay all day in this camp just for the little clay artists! Campers will explore the tactile medium of clay to sculpt their very own masterpieces. Campers will learn basic clay hand building skills to create art straight out of their imaginations. *It is recommend that younger campers have previously attended full day preschool

or camps.

Ceramics 2: RAKU CERAMICS

June 22 - July 3

$570 | $456 after discount

In this extended two week camp,  campers will learn techniques from prehistoric clay working methods to the modern work of artistic ceramics, and everything in between. The first week is devoted to developing handbuilding skills, as well as learning technical aspects of clay, including where it comes from and how its used, recycled and turned into a finished piece. During the second week, campers will explore different glazing and firing processes including the building, loading and firing of a traditional Japanese Raku kiln. Precautions are taken so that campers can have a safe and blazingly amazing time!

Ceramics 3: LEARN TO THROW

July 6 - 10 

$285 | $228 after discount

Build your skills with a week of camp devoted to the pottery wheel. Start by throwing the basic cylinder form and turning it into a functional bowl or vase. Add some character to the plates and cups you will create and can use every day with interesting surface techniques and glazes.

Ceramics 4: GARDEN SCULPTURES

July 13 - 17

$285 | $228 after discount

Whimsical bird baths, mosaic stepping stones, clay flowers that bloom all summer, or maybe a door to the fairy world? This week of camp focuses on building all things that beautify the great outdoors. Campers will learn basic hand building techniques to coil, pinch and sculpt, making this camp perfect for both the beginner looking to learn about clay, as well as the more advanced and imaginative ceramicist!

Ceramics 5: MUD MONSTERS

July 20 - 24

$285 | $228 after discount

Explore various basic hand building and texturing techniques while creating different creatures from your imagination. Each project will be glazed or painted to make your creature really come to life. This class will cover pinch, coil and slab construction to create a variety of projects from functional work to small sculpture.

Ceramics 6: THROWN AND ALTERED

July 27- 31

$285 | $228 after discount

With a basic knowledge of the pottery wheel, campers can take their pots further! Slice them, add to them and build new forms to explore both wheel throwing and hand building at the same time. Build functional pieces as well as sculptural forms and use your imagination to create new and interesting ceramic work. *This is an intermediate level ceramics camp. Prior experience on the pottery wheel is required

Ceramics 7: BEGINNER WHEEL THROWING

August 3 - 7

$285 | $228 after discount

Start at the beginning in this week of camp devoted to learning the art of the pottery wheel.  Learn to create a basic cylinder form and turn it into a functional cup, bowl or plate. Finish your pieces with interesting surface designs and fun glazes or make them into one of a kind original pieces that you can now use every day!

Ceramics 8: CLAY PAINTING

August 10 - 14

$285 | $228 after discount

Learn to transform 2D paintings into three-dimensional ceramic sculptures! Create works inspired by great master artists like Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Piet Mondrian and reimagine it all in the world of clay! This camp will teach basic clay hand building techniques such as pinch pots, slab and coil construction and use underglaze, glaze and paint to explore the world of painting through the eyes of a sculptor!

Ceramics 9: COIL THROWN VESSELS

August 17 - 21

$285 | $228 after discount

Dreams of making bigger bowls and vases? This is your chance! This camp builds on previous throwing and hand building skills by starting on the wheel and using coiled clay to make your pots taller and more magnificent than with traditional wheel throwing techniques. *This is an intermediate level ceramics camp. Prior experience on the pottery wheel is required

Ceramics 10: WHEEL THROWING BASICS

August 24 - 28

$285 | $228 after discount

Have fun and build your skills with a week of camp devoted to the pottery wheel.  Each piece starts by throwing the basic cylinder form then turn it into a bowl, vase, cup, or plate. You name it; you can make it! Add some character to your work with interesting surface techniques and glazes.

 

Theater Camps

AGES 8 - 13  |  *UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED  |  9am - 3pm

From story and character to staging and set design, participants will explore all aspects of developing a full–scale theatrical production by immersing themselves in each role through fun yet intensive workshops, culminating in a performance for friends and family.