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Art Camp: Get Creative, Make Art!

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Brilliant, never boring, these action-packed three-day camps are just long enough to allow kids to really discover and explore their favorite art forms. Taught by experienced art professionals, the camps offer fun art experiences for every age.

 

 

Summer Art Camps for Ages 5 +

 

   

 

Magical Creatures,
Ages 5 – 9
$90 plus $15 for materials

June 4 - 6 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Brian Morgan

Imaginations are encouraged as we explore the magical world of fantasy and fairy tales, creating original works of art inspired by unicorns, dragons, mermaids, and other fanciful characters. Young artists will be painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpting as they bring their favorite imaginary creatures to life! 

This camp is full. Please join the waiting list!

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Cool Summer, Ages 5 – 7 $90 plus $15 for materials.

June 18 - 20 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Brian Morgan

It may be hot outside, but art is always cool!  Budding young artists will explore painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media with projects inspired by winter weather and the fun ways we cool off in the summertime. It’s going to be a blast!

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Art Garden, Ages 5 – 7 $90 plus $20 for materials

July 23 - 25 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am to 1 pm
Instructor: Callie Gravett

Just take a look outside to discover art is everywhere in the natural world! This camp will draw all its inspiration from the great outdoors. With activities that include painting, drawing, bookmaking, printmaking, clay, and mixed media, students’ art skills will bloom in this hands-on art adventure. 

This camp is FULL. Please join the wait list!

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Art Inspiration, Ages 5 - 10 $90 plus $20 for materials

July 30 - August 1 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Watson

Artists find inspiration by closely observing the world around them, and often, by exploring the work of other artists. In this camp, we will look at art in the Museum galleries to inspire us as we draw, paint, build, and create original works of art!

This camp is FULL. Please join the wait list.

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Summer Art Camps for Ages 8 +

Magical Creatures, ages 5 - 9 $90 plus $15 for materials

June 4 - 6 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor:

Imaginations are encouraged as we explore the magical world of fantasy and fairy tales, creating original works of art inspired by unicorns, dragons, mermaids, and other fanciful characters. Young artists will be painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpting as they bring their favorite imaginary creatures to life! 

This camp is FULL. Please join the wait list!

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Pet Portraits, Ages 8 – 10 $90 plus $20 for materials.

June 25 - 27 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Carlon Steller

Back by popular demand! Using photographs of their own pets or of their favorite animals, campers will create works of art that capture the spirit and personality of the animals they love the most. This class includes drawing, painting, and printmaking projects. 

This camp is FULL. Please join the wait list!

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Stop Motion Animation, Ages 8 – 10 $90 plus $15 for materials

July 16 - 18 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Brian Morgan

Art and technology meet in this fun exploration of stop-motion animation techniques. Utilizing props, drawings, and cameras, students will work in teams to create their own animated short films. Students will need to bring an iPad or smart phone to camp for the week and will be asked to download a required app before class (approximately $6).   

 
 
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Art Inspiration, Ages 5-10 $90 plus $20 for materials.

July 30 - August 1 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Watson

Artists find inspiration by closely observing the world around them, and often, by exploring the work of other artists. In this camp, we will look at art in the Museum galleries to inspire us as we draw, paint, build, and create original works of art!

This camp is FULL. Please join the wait list.

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Summer Art Camps for Ages 10 +

Intro to Natural Dyeing: Indigo, Shibori, Batik & More, Ages 10 and older $90 plus $35 for materials

June 11 - 13 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Kristy Bishop

One of our most popular camps is back! Join Charleston fiber artist Kristy Bishop in our exploration of the vibrant world of natural dyes. We are surrounded by plants that may seem ordinary, but with some knowledge they can yield lightfast, permanent, and brilliant colors.  We will explore shibori tie-dye techniques using indigo, cochineal, osage orange for the entire color spectrum.  Campers will use a clay paste resist, as well as screen printing with natural dyes, to create patterns and imagery on fabric.  

All materials are included, but we’ll also provide a list of items students can bring to dye, paint and print on if they’d like to take on more personalized projects.   

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Wonderful World of Weaving, ages 10 and older $90 plus $30 for materials

June 11 - 13 (Tue - Thur sessions)
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Kristy Bishop

Weaving is not an indoor sport, it can go anywhere!  Campers will learn to weave on back strap looms, rigid heddle looms, and inkle looms which are portable and create amazing patterns. These looms are simple yet can create complex designs. Band weaving goes back thousands of years because there are so many uses. Campers will make chokers, bracelets, shoelaces, purse straps, and artwork! 

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Pet Portraits, Ages 8 – 10 $90 plus $20 for materials.

June 25 - 27 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Carlon Steller

Back by popular demand! Using photographs of their own pets or of their favorite animals, campers will create works of art that capture the spirit and personality of the animals they love the most. This class includes drawing, painting, and printmaking projects. 

This camp is FULL. Please join the wait list!

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Stop Motion Animation, Ages 8 – 10 $90 plus $15 for materials

July 16 - 18 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Brian Morgan

Art and technology meet in this fun exploration of stop-motion animation techniques. Utilizing props, drawings, and cameras, students will work in teams to create their own animated short films. Students will need to bring an iPad or smart phone to camp for the week and will be asked to download a required app before class (approximately $6).   

 
 
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Drawing Studio, Ages 10 - 12 $90 plus $35 for take-home materials.

July 23 - 25 (Tue - Thur sessions)
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Judy Harrington

This class is recommended for serious young artists seeking to build technical drawing skills. Working with multiple media, instruction will cover a variety of activities and subjects, with emphasis on observation, composition, and personal expression.

This camp is FULL. Please join the wait list! 

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Art Inspiration, Ages 5 - 10 $90 plus $20 for materials

July 30 - August 1 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am to 1 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Watson

Artists find inspiration by closely observing the world around them, and often, by exploring the work of other artists. In this camp, we will look at art in the Museum galleries to inspire us as we draw, paint, build, and create original works of art!

This camp is FULL. Please join the wait list.

Register for class