Camps for Grades 3-5

Kids Summer Art Camps for grades 3-5

Classes in this category are appropriate for anyone in rising grades 3-5.   

* indicates a NEW class
 

Session 1: June 15-19

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Mythological Creatures *
Instructor: Eric Gibbons
Grades 3-5
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Explore the friendly and fearsome in fantasy based art. Students will create a sculpture of a mythological creature, visit faraway lands through drawing, and so much more!

Afternoon, 1-4p

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Weave it Wild Reptiles
Instructor: Jan French
Grades 3-5
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Learn all about loom weaving and weave your own reptile! Students will build a working loom, learn how to set it up, and weave with colorful yarns + fibers.

Session 2: June 22-26

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Artbots 
Instructor: Keith Norval
Grades 3-5
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Beep-boop-bop-beep. Draw, build, paint and collage robot-themed art. Projects include recycled robot sculptures and a moveable artbot that makes its own abstract art!

Afternoon, 1-4p

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Woodland Creatures
Instructor: Anna Podris
Grades 3-5
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Using mixed-media students will explore the forest. Creating a nature journal, woodland creature mask, pinecone owls, marbled mushrooms, and so much more!

Session 3: July 6-10

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Mini Place Mini Space *
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Grades 3-5
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Imagine being an insect moving through the world. How does scale affect our perception of the spaces around us? Using mixed media students will produce mini projects that have a big impact.

Afternoon, 1-4p

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Fantasy Map Making *
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Grades 3-5
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Maps are windows into adventures and new worlds. Students will use drawing, painting, collage, and even 3D techniques to make maps of their own.

Session 4: July 13-17

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Masquerade*
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Grades 3-5
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Explore mask making throughout history while learning fundamental mask building skills and techniques. Students will create a historical mask, a fantasy mask, and a recycled – futuristic mask using a wide array of materials.

Afternoon, 1-4p

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Creative Cacti *
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Grades 3-5
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Explore the many fascinating forms of these strange desert plants. Students will use a variety of mediums to create prickly projects.

Session 5: July 20-24

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Quirky Birds *
Instructor: Kathryn Jenkins
Grades 3-5
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Squawk, flap, and peck your way into the wacky world of birds. Students will create a funky bird sculpture embellished and constructed with mixed media materials and so much more!

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Central + South American Art *
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades 3-5
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Students will discover the colorful cultures of Central and South America as they create their own original pieces. Projects include Huichol yarn paintings, Oaxacan metal reliefs, Amate bark painting, Guatemalan worry dolls, and Andean weaving.

 

Afternoon, 1-4p

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The Art of Science *
Instructor: Gab Corter
Grades 3-5
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Explore science through art. In this class students will create a beautiful faux butterfly specimen box, a petri dish of giant germs, a life size body cutout complete with collaged organs and arteries, and so much more!

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Masters of Collage *
Instructor: Emily Howard
Grades 3-5
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Paper, fabric and found objects have been used by famous artists in the medium of collage and assemblage for hundreds of years. Students will learn about artworks from the past while crafting their own masterpieces from a wide array of materials.

 

Session 6: July 27-31

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Nature Craft *
Instructor: Virginia Maier
Grades 3-5
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Calling all outdoor lovers! This class will explore nature through art. Students will make an insect hotel, sewn magnolia leaves, and so much more!

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Expressive Faces *
Instructor: Adria Baker
Grades 3-5
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From Surrealism to Pop Art, artists have been fascinated by the human face. Students will learn how to draw the face and see how facial features, expression, color, and style can change the feeling of a piece of art.

Afternoon, 1-4p

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Quest for Camelot *
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Grades 3-5
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The search for knights for King Arthur’s table begins! Come explore the myths of Camelot while making paper mache shields, castles with doors that open and close, and so much more! The week will end with a feast complete with a knighting ceremony.

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Kaleidoscope Collages *
Instructor: Virginia Maier
Grades 3-5
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Create your own kaleidoscopic collages inspired by the Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhaze, well known for her colorful prints, paintings, and installations. Students will learn about organic and geometric shapes, composition, and color theory to create one of a kind designs.

Session 7: August 3-7

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Walk Like An Egyptian *
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades 3-5
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Learn about the ancient Egyptians by exploring their art. Projects include carving hieroglyphs, life size self-portraits as Egyptian Pharaohs, Gods, and Goddesses, painting on papyrus, and so much more!

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Art in Motion *
Instructor: Virginia Maier
Grades 3-5
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Who says science and art can’t go hand in hand? Kinetic forces are the foundation of this class. Students will create their own mobiles that will focus on balance and movement.

Afternoon, 1-4p

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East Asian Art
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades 3-5
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Create original artwork inspired by the multiple art and cultural traditions of East Asian countries. Students will create watercolor dragons, paper fish prints, silk paintings, batik fabrics and more!

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Masks Around the World
Instructor: Michael McCue
Grades 3-5
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Create a series of painted masks inspired by various world cultures and utilizing various techniques. Each mask will have a different expression bursting with personality.

Session 8: August 10-14

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Under the Sea *
Instructor: Sue Soper
Grades 3-5
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Find out what’s hiding under the sea and on the beach! Students will create their own imaginary sea creatures and learn about real creatures that call this habitat their home. Students will create texture prints, monoprints, etchings, and more. Prints will be used to create students’ very own handmade books!

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Living Journal *
Instructor: Caroline Haw
Grades 3-5
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Students will turn an old book into their very own art journal, learning lots of different approaches towards drawing, doodling, designing, and collage as they create daily masterpieces.

Afternoon, 1-4p

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Painting without a Brush * 
Instructor: Michael McCue
Grades 3-5
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Students will explore unique and creative ways to apply paint without using paint brushes. They will experiment with blowing paint through straws, splatter paint, stamp sponges, and found materials as painting tools.

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Once Upon a Loom * 
Instructor: Taylor McGee
Grades 3-5
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Fiber art and weaving have been a part of many beloved fairy tales. Discover the magic of fibers in classic fairytales and then tell your own stories as your fiber creations come to life through stitching, weaving, and felting!