Camps for Grades 6-8

Kids Summer Art Camps for grades 6-8

Classes in this category are appropriate for anyone in rising grades 6-8.

 * indicates a NEW class

Session 1: June 15-19

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Weave it Wild Animal Kingdom
Instructor: Jan French
Grades 6-8
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Learn about loom weaving and make your own creature! Students will build a loom using familiar materials, learn how to set it up, and then weave with fun yarns + fibers.

Afternoon, 1-4p

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Experimental Printmaking
Instructor: Hunter Rion
Grades 6-8
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Dive into the endless possibilities of printmaking. Students will experiment with unique materials and techniques. Get unexpected results using bubble wrap, shaving cream, fruits, vegetables, and even fish!

Session 2: June 22-26

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Artist Trading Cards *
Instructor: Sue Soper
Grades 6-8
SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available
Create original artist trading cards to share, or keep for yourself! Explore relief, etching, monotypes, and lithography printmaking techniques. By week’s end, you will have a collection of artist trading cards, that can be used, to create a simple book or box.

Afternoon, 1-4p

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Anime Art
Instructor: David Anyanwu
Grades 6-8
SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available
Do you love anime? Have you always wanted to take your drawings to the next level? Work to uncover your hidden talents as you gather inspiration from your favorite anime artists and create your own portfolio of characters.

Session 3: July 6-10

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Abstract Painting
Instructor: Michele Yellin
Grades 6-8
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Learn to take a recognizable image and abstract it through use of simplification, color and other principles of design. Create a strong series of paintings on canvas that will teach you how to manipulate everyday life into pure form and color.

 

Afternoon, 1-4p

IntroToComics

Intro to Comics 
Instructor: Lucy Kagan
Grades 6-8
SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available
Create and develop your own comic book characters! Using techniques such as pen and ink, watercolor, collage, and book binding. Students will learn how to use shading, speech bubbles, and story lines to design their own mini comic book.

Session 4: July 13-17

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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The Art of Bookmaking
Instructor: Jeny Brill
Grades 6-8
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Books are an art form that go beyond turning the pages. Students will create a journal, art book, sculptural book, and a personal storytelling book using repurposed and new materials, while exploring various styles of bookbinding.

Afternoon, 1-4p

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Visual Journaling
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Grades 6-8
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Do you love drawing but need some fresh ideas? Students will receive a new sketchbook and learn lots of different approaches towards drawing, doodling, designing and collage as they create daily masterpieces using their life experiences.

Session 5: July 20-24

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Hands-on Clay *
Instructor: Lori Jones
Grades 6-8
SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available
Students will learn how to use clay as an art medium. Exploring basic methods of construction, decoration, and sculptural techniques to create one-of-a-kind ceramics.

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Abstract Painting
Instructor: Michele Yellin
Grades 6-8
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Learn to take a recognizable image and abstract it through the use of simplification, color and other principles of design. Create a strong series of paintings on canvas that will be a great addition to your art portfolio and will teach you how to manipulate everyday life into pure form and color.

 

Afternoon, 1-4p

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Intro to Watercolor *
Instructor: Ana Teresa Galizes
Grades 6-8
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Turn your old notions of watercolors upside down. Begin with the basics. Explore techniques such as wet into wet painting, intentional water blossoms, spattering, scraping, and adding texture.

Advanced Anime Art

Advanced Anime Art 
Instructor: David Anyanwu
Grades 6-8
SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available
If you have previously taken anime classes, this is your chance to go beyond the basics! Delve more deeply into the world of character creation, line work, shading and coloring, as well as full page composition.

 

Session 6: July 27-31

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Mosaic Magic *
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Grades 6-8
SOLD OUT, Waitlist available
Using glass, ceramic and other found materials, students will create glittering mosaic projects that are both functional and decorative.

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Urban Sketching
Instructor: Laura Bernstein
Grades 6-8
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Embark on a hands on journey into the world of urban sketching. This class will sketch on location around downtown Raleigh using a variety of media such as pen, ink, watercolor, and rubbings of gravel and asphalt.

 

Afternoon, 1-4p

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Intro to Comics
Instructor: Lucy Kagan
Grades 6-8
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Create and develop your own comic book characters! Using techniques such as pen and ink, watercolor, collage, and book binding. Students will learn how to use shading, speech bubbles, and story lines to design their own mini comic book.

 

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Digital Photography *
Instructor: Lori Jones
Grades 6-8
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Develop your confidence and discover you individual artistic vision using the medium of digital photography. Experiment with different genres such as interiors, still life, portraiture, and cityscapes. *Digital Camera required* Contact bcarlson@artspacenc.org if you need assistance obtaining a digital camera for this class.

 

Session 7: August 3-7

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Ceramics: Decorative Tiles *
Instructor: Megan Shawkey
Grades 6-8
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This class will explore the more decorative aspects of ceramics. Students will learn introductory level clay skills, specifically relief carving and surface design culminating in the creation of multiple tiles representing their personal style.

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Painting with Pastels *
Instructor: Jeny Brill
Grades 6-8
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In this class students will use oil pastels to create vibrant “paintings”. Exploring the genre of landscape through multiple oil pastel techniques and the investigation of color theory.

Afternoon, 1-4p

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Indigo Dyeing *
Instructor: Taylor McGee
Grades 6-8
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Discover the magic of indigo dye as you learn traditional Japanese shibori dyeing techniques. Students will use some of their unique creations to make a one-of-a-kind indigo weaving on their own hand built loom.

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5 Days 5 Ways *
Instructor: Andie Freeman
Grades 6-8
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Students will hone their 2D observational skills through art and design fundamentals with material intensives exploring pencil, acrylic, watercolor and gouache. Each session will focus on a new material, culminating in artists choice.

Session 8: August 10-14

Morning, 9a-12 noon

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Animated Art *
Grades 6-8
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From flip books to stop motion, students will explore different techniques for creating 2D and 3D animation. Students will learn about storyboarding, visual illustration, how to construct props and figures out of clay, and adding sound effects to put their creative ideas in motion.

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Storytelling with Collage *
Instructor: Jeny Brill
Grades 6-8
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Students will create multi-layered images that combine original drawings and paintings with found imagery from magazines and books to explore illustration and storytelling through the medium of collage.

Afternoon, 1-4p

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Sketchbook Essentials * 
Instructor: Laura Bernstein
Grades 6-8
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Create a personalized sketchbook exploring drawing techniques such as contour, gesture, drawing from observation, figure drawing, and portrait drawing. Students will use graphite, charcoal, ink, colored pencils, chalk pastels, and oil pastels to build diversity throughout their sketchbook.

 

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Project Fashion * 
Instructor: April Clark
Grades 6-8
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Calling all fashion designers! Students will learn about trend forecasting, mood board creation, and sustainability in fashion. Projects will include deconstructing and re-designing an item, a bag made from recycled materials and so much more!