Discovering Art Through Many Disciplines
JUNE 17- AUGUST 30
Draw and paint like a naturalist illustrator, design new products and packaging, study animals and sculpt fantasy creatures,draw characters, create fashion & comic books or even make clay animated movies!....Our summer ahead is filled with innovative, thought provoking and fun approaches to art making. Don't miss a second of it!
Youth age 6-8 Program includes:
Week 1: June 17-21 Design/Printmaking
Week2: June 24-28 Drawing
Week3: July8-12 Painting
Week 4:July 15-19 Drawing creatures/Sculpture
Week 5: July 22-26 Drawing/printmaking
Week 6: July29- August 2 Comic drawing
Week 7: Aug. 5-9 Bookmaking
Week 8: Aug. 12-16 Painting
Week 9: Aug.19-23 Design/printmaking
Week10: Aug. 26-30 Painting
Jr Teen 9-12 / Teen classes (13+ )
This year we are offering 10 weeks of engaging immersive one and two week programs for jr.teens and teens. Most weeks have multiple options to choose from and most include a field trip. All sessions are open to both Jr. Teens and Teens except where specifically noted.
While students can sign up for one stand alone week, two consecutive weeks will allow the opportunity to delve deeper into subjects of interest. These summer parings are a great way for students to hone their skills and for teens to produce awesome portfolio quality work.
Please note: Students are grouped in age appropriate classes however,
Small class groupings generally allow case by case assignments based on the skill and social/emotional level of the student. Teens will enjoy the subject or medium in a more sophisticated or challenging grouping.
Week 1: June 17-21 Design Thinking: 2D- Poster Design:
This week offers a great program for students interested in design of all sorts. Focusing on 2D Design concepts students will develop an original idea and translate it into visual form. Students learn to apply design principles like a design pro. Students can take their designs to the next level -follow this program up in Week 2 with the screen printing workshop-
This is the perfect program for teens who are interested in learning or improving their techniques for drawing their own comics. Storyboarding, panel progressions and character development techniques will be covered. Students will learn ways to improve panel compositions as well as how to use a range of illustration styles and inking.This is a great course for those who want to learn or refine work on a graphic story. Follow this program up with Week 2 to explore how to draw more dynamic character.
Week2: June 24-28
Printmaking (jr. teen)/Screen Printing(Teen) :
Students will create original prints of 2D design art work using relief or Silk Screen printing techniques. Students learn the fundamentals of printmaking or screen printing (for teens) from start to finish, image preparation, use of tools and printing techniques. Students from week one will be able to use theirr designs as a part of the printmaking process.
Drawing Dynamic Character
This class provides students with skills to draw characters in poses showing variety of movement, action and emotions. Students learn how dynamic poses help express the full range of what the character does. Some difficult subjects such as hands and feet will be covered. Students returning from week 1 will incorporate drawing from this week into stories begun the previous week.
Clay Animation (teen)
Each Camper writes and designs their own unique Clay Animated Film! Spend a fun-filled week creating your own clay characters and learning about the principles of motion, lighting and effects. Our award-winning animator will guide you through the tricks, techniques, and special effects of clay animation to help you bring your own story to life! All skill levels are welcome.
This engaging and informative course provides students the opportunity to explore the basics of painting techniques, color theory, mixing & finishes, canvas preparation and aspects of composition, principles of still life arrangements. colors of the artist’s paintings will be covered.
Designing and Drawing Fantastical Creatures:
This week will focus on the design and creation of a Fantastical creature. Students will visit the Smithsonian Natural History Museum and make observations of a large inventory of specimens and take photographs to use for the creation of their characters.
Week 4: July 15-19
Exploring painting style: O’Keeffe
This program introduces students to the art of flower and nature painting and explore the basics of painting techniques, color theory, mixing & finishes and provides instruction on how to capture effects of light, vivid images, and beautiful This week-long class provides instruction on capturing the color full and vivid images of O’Keeffe modern paintings.
Sculpting Fantasy Creature Head:
Utilizing the students’ concept creation from the Designing and Drawing Fantastical Creatures week students will create a large scale fantasy creature sculpture suitable for hanging. Those students joining us for week 2 only will have some options available to choose from for the sculpture.
Week 5: July 22-26
FASHION DESIGN- This two-weeks design program includes the fashion design processes with a focus on terminology, design elements, principles, and creative process of inspiration and design experimentation. Students will learn figure/draping/fashion drawing, color theory, application, and 2D pattern design. Students will learn the basics rules necessary in creating a collection. The class will cover a brief review of fashion design history, manufacturing, and product development. * Students who do not wish to take week2, collection design, will learn to print their design using various printing techniques.
Fashion Design- Figure Drawing: Students will be introduced to create a fashion journal which will include vocabulary, drawing sketches, research information on fashion designers/fashion industry, cut and paste collages. Students will learn principles of design as it applies to fashion design and create a textile pattern to use as inspiration for their collection. Students will learn about color theory and application and receive figure/draping and fashion drawing lessons.
Clay Animation (jr. teen)
All Campers together build one long Clay Animated Film! Spend a fun-filled week creating clay characters and learning about the principles of motion, lighting and effects. No experience necessary, and all skill levels are welcome! Our award-winning animator teaches production techniques, time management, planning, and teamwork.
Week 6: July29- August 2
Fashion Design : Collection Design -
Students who have finish week one of this course will concentrate on developing a fashion design company as a part of his/her final project. As a designer, he or she will decide on a business concept, name, label/logo, and product. Each designer will produce a collection of 6 garments inspired by their textile design and in a mood, that expresses a specific decade or a representation of a time in fashion history. Students will complete their final design sketches into finished rendered drawings accompanied with collection’s mission and goal statement for their final presentation and portfolio.
Students will be able to create original prints of their textile design using Silk Screen and other printing processes and techniques to produce a final product. (students who only sign-up for one week may use one of our selected designs to print)
Week 7: Aug. 5-9
Acrylic painting: This week-long course is an engaging and informative course that provides students the opportunity to work with still life arrangements, to explore the basics of painting techniques, color theory, mixing & finishes, canvas preparation and aspects of composition principles in painting.
Figure Drawing: week-long course is for students who are interested to understand and analyzing the structure of the human form, learn various forms of abstraction through working from photographers. Students learn to capture gesture and movement, accurate proportions, of the human figure’s skeletal and muscular structure.
Week 8: Aug. 12-16
Acrylic painting Exploring style: Impressionism “Van Gogh and Still Life:” This week-long class provides instruction on capturing the fleeting effects of light, vivid images, and beautiful colors of Van Gogh’s impressionist paintings. This engaging course provides the students the opportunity to work from still life arrangements and complete a work of art in impressionist style.
Dynamic Posing: This class provides students with skills to draw characters in dynamic or movement poses. The class will teach students to draw characters in variety of poses that expresses the full experience of what the character does.
Week 9: Aug.19-23
Botanical Illustrations This project introduces students to product/package development and design processes and methods, including: concept development, technical design drawings for prototyping and printing. This project is a team-based approach to conceive and design a new product and packaging. Students will utilize information/specimens acquired from a site visit as inspiration for their product development and design and will present/market their product in the final class session.
Comic Book Designhis week-long program helps students develop tools for solving visual problems, and create a portfolio of drawn comic stories. Students will develop a story line and create their own Comic magazine This class teaches the structure of the comic storytelling possibilities and the production of story boards in ink and color.
STOP MOTION Animation(tee
Each Camper writes and designs their own unique Stop-Motion Animated Film! Spend a fun-filled week creating your own story and characters using various construction materials, armatures, found objects, clay, etc. Our award-winning animator will guide you through the tricks, techniques, and effects of stop-motion animation to help you bring your own story to life! All skill levels are welcome.
Week10: Aug. 26-30
Relief Printmaking: This program covers the distinctive nature of printmaking including: tools, inks, paper, plate preparation, registration, printing processes and qualities of prints. Teaches techniques of fine art printmaking and fosters the skills and confidence to produce multiple images by hand printing and on a press while exploring personal visual expression.
Comic Book Design This week-long program helps students develop tools for solving visual problems, and create a portfolio of drawn comic stories. Students will develop a story line and create their own Comic magazine This class teaches the structure of the comic storytelling possibilities and the production of story boards in ink and color. Students returning from the previous week will have more time for inking and completing their comic book.
Suggested Two Week Youth/Teen programs:
2D Poster Design &
Printmaking or Screen printing
Comic Illustration &
Drawing Dynamic Comic Characters
Principles of Painting /Still life
Exploring Style/ O’Keeffe
Design and drawing
Sculpting Fantasy Creatures
July 23-27/July 30-Aug 3
Fashion Design :
Figure Drawing for fashion
Design a Collection or Textile Printing
Aug. 6-10/Aug. 13-17
Principles of Painting /Still life
Exploring Style/ Impressionism
Drawing to understand Anatomy
Drawing Dynamic Poses
Aug.20-24 /Aug. 26-30
Comic book design
Comic book design
A non-refundable deposit of $100 for each session is due at registration (applies to balance)
Refunds on balance can not be given less than TWO weeks prior to start of each session
Sibling Discount of 10%
Early bird and discounts other than sibling apply to FULL payment at time of registration.
Students must bring their own lunch each day of camp. Lunch will be from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Most Jr teen and Teen programs include a one day field trip to a museum or other location. Transportation permission /waivers will need to be signed in order for students to participate.
After-care available from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
BALANCES DUE BY MAY 31 , 2018
Youth/Jr. Teen/Teen Camps
Full Day (9 am-4 pm):
$375 + $40 Material Fee
Jr. Teen / Teen camps are full day only.
Youth (6-8) full day
After Care (4 pm-6pm):
$25 daily/$100 weekly