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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.

Instructors will follow all the current safety protocols related to Covid-19 recommended by the CDC, the state of South Carolina, and Greenville County School District.
 

Summer Art Camps for Ages 5+

Summer Art Camps for Ages 8+

Summer Art Camps for Ages 11+

 

 

 

Summer Art Camps for Ages 5 +

Full STEAM Ahead, for ages 5-10 $85 plus $20 for materials

June 7 - 9 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Staci Purvis

This exciting STEAM camp gives kids the opportunity to experience how things are connected by exploring, questioning, innovating, creating, and more! We get to create fun works of art while answering the question, “what happens when…?”Join us for a fun and interactive camp designed to ignite curiosity and creative thinking, challenging younger and older students to think outside the box!

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Ocean Adventures for ages 5-7 $85 plus $15 for materials.

June 21 - 23 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am to 1 pm
Instructor: Brian Morgan

Dive in and explore the ocean through the magic of art! This fun camp gives kids a chance to explore a variety of media, including collage, painting, clay, and printmaking. We’ll discover inspiration in sea creatures, shells, and the mysteries of the ocean. 

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side for ages 5 - 7 $85 plus $15 for materials

June 28 - 30 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am to 1 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Watson

Ideas for making art are all around us! Finding inspiration in plants, animals, and things found outside, campers will use their imaginations to explore the great outdoors through art.  Budding artists will work with collage, painting, printmaking and clay. 

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Adventures in Clay for ages 5-7 $85 plus $20 for materials.

July 12 - 14 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Katie Jones

Come join us for squeezable, squishable, moldable, get-your-hands-dirty clay week, making everything from bowls and beads to animal creatures and silly monster mash-ups! With a dash of their own creativity, campers will make a variety of projects, using hand-building techniques including pinch pots, coils, and slabs.  

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Paper Adventures for ages 5-7 $85 plus $10 for materials

August 2 - 4 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Watson

Folding, cutting, painting, gluing… we’ll explore the many ways that paper can be used in the art studio. From bookmaking to origami and collage, this camp will allow young artists to create amazing works of art that all start with a simple piece of paper.

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Art Inspiration, Ages 5 - 10 $85 plus $15 for materials

August 9 - 11 (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!

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Summer Art Camps for Ages 8 +

Full STEAM Ahead for ages 5-10 $85 plus $20 for materials.

June 7 - 9 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Staci Purvis

This exciting STEAM camp gives kids the opportunity to experience how things are connected by exploring, questioning, innovating, creating, and more! We get to create fun works of art while answering the question, “what happens when…?” Join us for a fun and interactive camp designed to ignite curiosity and creative thinking, challenging younger and older students to think outside the box!

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Drawing Studio for ages 8-10 $85 plus $35 for materials

July 26 - 28 (Tue - Thur sessions)
10 am to 1 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Watson

This class is recommended for serious young artists seeking to build skills in drawing. Studying still lifes, landscapes/cityscapes, and portraits, students will explore composition, drawing techniques, and multiple media.  Emphasis will be placed on personal expression, using the elements and principles of art.  

 

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Intro to Natural Dyeing: Indigo, Shibori, Batik, and More! for ages 10+ $85 plus $35 for materials.

August 2 - 4 (Tue - Thur sessions)
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Kristy Bishop

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, and 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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Art Inspiration for ages 5-10 $85 plus $15 for materials.

August 9 - 11 (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!

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Summer Art Camps for Ages 11 +

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Portrait Drawing and Painting (Middle/Secondary) for ages 11+
$85 plus $40 for take-home materials.

June 21 - 23 (Tue - Thur sessions)
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Ryan Roth

Aspiring artists will learn to create strong portraits starting with drawing and progressing to painting. Working with acrylics, the class explores shape, proportion, scale, perspective, value, and contrast. Lessons are designed to strengthen technique while also developing personal style, while small class size allows for individualized instruction.

This camp is now FULL.


Printmaking Studio (Middle/Secondary) for ages 11+
$85 plus $30 for materials.

June 28 - 30 (Tue - Thur sessions)
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Donna Shank

Printmaking is a medium that allows an artist to transfer an image from one surface to another, offering countless possibilities. In this camp, aspiring artists will explore a variety of printing techniques including relief prints, screen prints, and monotypes using gelli plates. Instruction is designed to build technical and design skills, while developing personal style.

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Intro to Natural Dyeing: Indigo, Shibori, Batik, and More! for ages 10+ $85 plus $35 for materials.

August 2 - 4 (Tue - Thur sessions)
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Kristy Bishop

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, and 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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