Summer Camp

Summer Art Camps 2017

Art Creation’s summer camps are great for creative, art loving, and imaginative children. Each weekly camp has a different theme and is taught by talented local teachers.

General Information:

  • ALL summer art camps run from 1pm to 5pm
  • Cost $195 plus $35 supplies
  • Ages 7-12

2017 Classes
  • June 5-9: Robin Howe: Creative Crafting(12:30pm-4:30pm)
  • June 12-16: Lesley Austin: Paint like a Famous Artist
  • June 19-23: Robin Howe: Acrylic Painting (12:30pm-4:30pm)
  • June 26-30: Julie Bauer: Experimental Painting–Mixed Media
  • July 10-14: Lesley Austin: Paint like a Famous Artist
  • July 17-21: Kathleen Paccenti: Mixed Media Crafts
  • July 24-28: Karen Reader: Born to be Wild Drawing Class
  • July 31-Aug 4: Mia Hansford: The Basics of Drawing

June 5-9: Robin Howe: Creative Crafting

Date: June 5-9 Time: 12:30-4:30 Each day will be different! Think silk dying and alcohol dye tiles one day, block printing another, glass pendants or cufflinks the next and painting florals and/or abstracts another. Learn about a variety of crafts without having to purchase a zillion supplies.

June 12-16: Lesley Austin: Paint like a Famous Artist

In this camp your child will explore the creative process of learning to paint like 5 famous artists, including Klimt, Van Gogh, Carle, Matisse,and Picasso. Each day we will travel around the world learning about each painter and their unique painting style. We will draw, paint in acrylic and watercolor, try out pen and ink, and practice paper cutting and collaging. Five pieces of artwork on canvas will be made and one brought home every day.

June 19-23: Robin Howe: Acrylic Painting

Date: June 19-23 Time: 12:30-4:30 In this week long workshop, students will learn some of the basic visual elements involved in painting; composition, use of color and line. Each day, students will create a new work either on thin absorbent paper or on canvas. WE will cover landscape painting, animals (pets), poster work and more. Students will have some flexibility in their subject matter.

June 26-30: Julie Bauer: Experimental Painting – Mixed Media

Think you cannot paint? I will prove you can!

You will learn to paint with and without a brush, and using natural materials. The first day we will start with the group painting, all together. You will see how easy it is and how much fun! Then you will paint your own, individual paintings. Each day will start with a new theme, and you will learn to use a new tool. Those might be sticks, leaves, flowers, sand, fabrics, wool, paper or even shapes cut out of a potato. In parallel, you will see how to make a flow painting and observe how paint behaves on a large canvas, changing its appearance while it flows and dries. Don’t miss this unique experience! The course is suited for beginners as well as for advanced artists

July 10-14: Lesley Austin: Paint like a Famous Artist

In this camp your child will explore the creative process of learning to paint like 5 famous artists, including Klimt, Van Gogh, Carle, Matisse,and Picasso. Each day we will travel around the world learning about each painter and their unique painting style. We will draw, paint in acrylic and watercolor, try out pen and ink, and practice paper cutting and collaging. Five pieces of artwork on canvas will be made and one brought home every day.

July 17-21: Kathleen Paccenti: Mixed Media Crafts

Come join the mixed media mania this summer! We will play and discover in the world of art by making our own books, 3D objects with plaster, drawing dragons, printmaking with stamps and stencils, painting and more. We’ll be using an array of mediums like; found objects, water colors, acrylic paints, oil pastels, and color pencils, with the emphasis on learning, creativity and fun.

July 24-28: Karen Reader: Born to be Wild Drawing Class

In this class your child will explore different drawing techniques while learning about a new animal each day. They will use graphite, colored pencils, and pastels. Your child will come home with a new masterpiece each day, knowledge of a new animal, and creative process. On their last day of class they will put their skills to the test and will draw their favorite animal using their newly learned techniques.

July 31-Aug 4: Mia Hansford: The Basics of Drawing

How do I see? How do I appear in the world? We will pose these questions to ourselves and each other in this provocative, super fun week of classically inspired drawing instruction. Young artists will be challenged to capture the way they appear to one another. In addition, we will each use our own faces and figures to examine the elusive art of the self-portrait.

We will share and explore the classically delineated proportions of the body and in community, use those for closer questioning of what we see and feel as our drawings accrue weight and expression. Each student will be guided through some of the moves and techniques of self-portraiture, beginning with hands and moving into the entire body.

The young artist will experience and practice the most essential techniques of drawing: chiascuro, gesture, contour, volume and form delineation through proportion, tone, and textural mark making. We will examine placement, composition and a variety of ways to use the tools in the drawing toolkit. Beautiful examples of art history from the Renaissance to now will serve as guideposts and touchstones. The practice of self-reflection and critical feedback will also play a daily part of our class.