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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 8-13 | 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 11th annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival in September.

 

ART 1: Heros and Villians

June 17-21

$285 | $228 after discount

Are you a hero or a villain? 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 2: Under the Sea

June 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!

ART 3: Cartoontown

July 1-3 (3 days)

$171 | $137 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!*No camp July 4th or 5th

ART 4: Upcycle Mania

July 8-12

$285 | $228 after discount

What can you create using recycled materials and your imagination? ANYTHING! Discover the many uses of an orange juice carton, create something new and amazing with plastic bags, and imagine a world where recycling rules supreme!

ART 5: Art Around The World 

July 15-19

$285 | $228 after discount

From Lascaux cave paintings to the Great Pyramids of Egypt, put on your imagination caps and travel around the globe, exploring history and culture through art.

ART 6: Storybooks & Illustration

July 22-26

$285 | $228 after discount

This week of camp is devoted to the world of stories. Using tall tales and picture books, campers will discover what it takes to illustrate a book. Campers will learn from illustrators like Jon Klassen, Chris Van Allsburg and David Weisner to create a style that is all their own. What’s your story? 

ART 7: Meet The Artist

July 29-August 2

$285 | $228 after discount

Can you paint a French garden like Monet? Do you love the mixed up faces in Picasso’s works of art? Have you ever thought about how Andy Warhol made that same soup can over and over? This camp is for you! Explore every medium and create art inspired by artists new and old, the masters and the contemporary. Meet the greats and become the best artist you can be!

ART 8: Cardboard Creationary

August 5-9

$285 | $228 after discount

Cardboard can be used to create just about anything... so what do you get when you mix art, cardboard and creativity? Recycling at its finest! Imagine the possibilities this week when we work with nothing but cardboard... what happens when you put it in clay? Or when you mix it in the blender to make paper?If you could make anything out of cardboard what would you make?

ART 9: Urban Art

August 12-16

$285 | $228 after discount

Can you artsify a city? Of course! Urban installation artists create just about anything from huge steel sculptures in parks, 40 foot long mosaics in subways and giant murals on sky high buildings. Using inspiration from city life, campers will paint, sculpt and erect an urban oasis from the pavement to the sky!

ART 10: Magical Artists

August 19-23

$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 11: Animal Kingdom

August 26-30

$285 | $228 after discount

Art, animals and all things wild collide in this week of adventures. From the ocean floor, to the sky, the deserts to the mountains, campers will explore, recreate and invent creatures and habitats of the wild world.

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: Heros and Villians

June 17-21

$285 | $228 after discount

Are you a hero or a villain? 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 2: Under the Sea

June 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 3: Cartoontown

July 1-3 (3 days)

$171 | $137 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!*No camp July 4th or 5th

LITTLE ART 4: Upcycle Mania

July 8-12

$285 | $228 after discount

What can you create using recycled materials and your imagination? ANYTHING! Discover the many uses of an orange juice carton, create something new and amazing with plastic bags, and imagine a world where recycling rules supreme!

LITTLE ART 5: Art Around The World 

July 15-19

$285 | $228 after discount

From Lascaux cave paintings to the Great Pyramids of Egypt, put on your imagination caps and travel around the globe, exploring history and culture through art.

LITTLE ART 6: Storybooks & Illustration

July 22-26

$285 | $228 after discount

This week of camp is devoted to the world of stories. Using tall tales and picture books, campers will discover what it takes to illustrate a book. Campers will learn from illustrators like Jon Klassen, Chris Van Allsburg and David Weisner to create a style that is all their own. What’s your story? 

LITTLE ART 7: Meet The Artist

July 29-August 2

$285 | $228 after discount

Can you paint a French garden like Monet? Do you love the mixed up faces in Picasso’s works of art? Have you ever thought about how Andy Warhol made that same soup can over and over? This camp is for you! Explore every medium and create art inspired by artists new and old, the masters and the contemporary. Meet the greats and become the best artist you can be!

LITTLE ART 8: Cardboard Creationary

August 5-9

$285 | $228 after discount

Cardboard can be used to create just about anything... so what do you get when you mix art, cardboard and creativity? Recycling at its finest! Imagine the possibilities this week when we work with nothing but cardboard... what happens when you put it in clay? Or when you mix it in the blender to make paper?If you could make anything out of cardboard what would you make?

LITTLE ART 9: Urban Art

August 12-16

$285 | $228 after discount

Can you artsify a city? Of course! Urban installation artists create just about anything from huge steel sculptures in parks, 40 foot long mosaics in subways and giant murals on sky high buildings. Using inspiration from city life, campers will paint, sculpt and erect an urban oasis from the pavement to the sky!

LITTLE ART 10: Magical Artists

August 19-23

$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 11: Animal Kingdom

August 26-30

$285 | $228 after discount

Art, animals and all things wild collide in this week of adventures. From the ocean floor, to the sky, the deserts to the mountains, campers will explore, recreate and invent creatures and habitats of the wild world.

Ceramics Camps

AGES 9-14 | 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: Intro to Pottery

June 17-21

$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 andAre you a hero or a villain? 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.use every day with interesting surface techniques and glazes.

CERAMICS 2: Wheel Throwing 

June 24- July 3

$285 | $228 after discount

Build your skills with a week of camp devoted to the pottery wheel. Start by throwing the basic cylinderform 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 3: Mud Monsters

July 8-12 

$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 4: Learn to Throw

July 15-19

$285 | $228 after discount

Build your skills with a week of camp devoted to the pottery wheel. Start by throwing the basic cylinderform 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 5: Garden Art

July 22-26

$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 thiscamp perfect for both the beginner looking to learn about clay, as well as the more advanced and imaginative ceramicist!

CERAMICS 6: Thrown and Altered

July 29- August 2

$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: Fun With Function

August 5-9

$285 | $228 after discount

Not everything functional has to be boring, right? A plate is a plate and a bowl is a bowl in this week of camp, campers will learn to make functional things extraordinary! Roll, flatten, pinch, cut, and bend. Use traditional hand building techniques to make pottery that is funky, functional, and fantastic!

CERAMICS 8: Beginner Wheel Throwing

August 12-16

$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 9: Clay Adventures

August 19-23

$285 | $228 after discount

Take a seat and lets start an adventure through the world of clay! Sculpt an alien space ship, learn about Chinese terra cotta warriors or carve a jungle relief. Join us as we squeeze a world of information into one week, each day will bring a new adventure.

CERAMICS 10: Wheel Throwing Basics

August 26-30

$285 | $228 after discount

Witha 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 11: Upcyclemania

August 27-31

$285 | $228 after discount

What can you create using recycled materials and your imagination? ANYTHING! Discover the many uses of an orange juice carton, create something new and amazing with plastic bags, and imagine a world where recycling rules supreme!

Theater Camps