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In Person Camps

In Person Week-long Art Camps

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Session 1: June 14 – 18

Grade 3 – 5

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Weave it Wild! 
Instructor: Jan French
Grades 3 – 5
9am – 12pm

Learn the basics of loom weaving and create a creature pouch or belt. Students will select and prepare materials, then set up and weave on an ancient Peruvian style backstrap loom. By the end of the week they will dye yarn, and learn simple finishing techniques to complete their project.

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Make Your Own Masterpiece 
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades 3 – 5
1 – 4pm

Discover the life and works of some of the world’s most famous artists while creating your own “inspired by” masterpieces.

Grade 6 – 8

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Birds of a Feather NEW
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades 6 – 8
9am – 12pm

Create your own uniquely themed birdhouse. Students will also participate in making other “bird-themed” projects using oil pastels, acrylic paint, and model magic clay.

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Weave it Wild! 
Instructor: Jan French
Grades 6 – 8
1 – 4pm

Learn the basics of loom weaving and create a 3D creature from the weaving. Students will select and prepare materials, then set up and weave on an ancient Peruvian style backstrap loom. By the end of the week they will finish weaving, embellish and sew together a small animal.

Grade 9 – 12

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Figure Drawing NEW
Instructor: Bridget Leslie
Grades 9 – 12
1 – 4pm

Learn how to draw more than one figure in a setting. Drawing congregations, crowds, groups and couples, this class will focus on teaching you the fudamental techniques of figure drawing from body proportions to shadow and then moving into experimental additions.

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Session 2: June 21 – 25

Grade 3 – 5

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Outstanding Optics NEW 
Instructor: Michael McCue
Grades 3 – 5
9am – 12pm

In this class you will learn how art can be both 2D and 3D at the same time! Students will create various optical illusions using elements of art inspired by the work of op art artists.

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Contemporary Folk Art NEW 
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades 3 – 5
1 – 4pm

In this class students will learn about contemporary folk artists who create brightly colored and boldly patterned art through painting, metal relief, and sculpture. Students will create flowers, animals, and landscapes in a variety of materials.

Grade 6 – 8

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Story-telling Tapestry Journals NEW 
Instructor: Aliyah Bonnette
Grades 6 – 8
9am – 12pm

In this class, students will learn how to create mini tapestries on a permanent loom using a variety of tapestry processes including eccentric weft, sumac, and more. They will create one tapestry per day and use the last class to bind together a journal to put it all together. These journals will allow students to learn story-telling in an abstract or pictorial way as well as weaving techniques.

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Magical Photography NEW 
Instructor: Krysta Sa
Grades 6 – 8
1 – 4pm

Magical Photography will introduce students to digital photography in relationship to magic. Students will develop foundational skills and create a series of photos. Using smart phones and various editing apps, students will learn how to construct successful compositions and images that explore magic and the supernatural.

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Pattern Meditations NEW 
Instructor: Carson Whitmore
Grades 6 – 8
1 – 4pm

Explore creativity through repetition and pattern creation. Learn about the use of pattern and visual repetition across cultures and how pattern can be used as both decorative and functional. Students will create drawings based on line and shape inspired by processes in craft.

Grade 9 – 12

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Magical Photography NEW 
Instructor: Krysta Sa
Grades 9 – 12
9am – 12pm

Magical Photography will introduce students to digital photography in relationship to magic. Students will develop foundational skills and create a series of photos. Using smart phones and various editing apps, students will learn how to construct successful compositions and images that explore magic and the supernatural.

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Painting + Text NEW 
Instructor: Olivia Gone
Grades 9 – 12
1 – 4pm

This class is perfect for the artist who also has a love for words. Students will learn ways in which to incorporate text into visual paintings by creatively exploring their poectic side and playing with composition.

 

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Session 3: June 28 – July 2

Grade 3 – 5

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Global Mask Making NEW 
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Grades 3 – 5
9am – 12pm

Students will expand their knowledge of global art history through the study of mask making traditions and styles throughout the world. Inspired by this exploration, young artists will design and build original masks for display or to wear.

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Art + Science NEW 
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Grades 3 – 5
1 – 4pm

From the hidden beauty of our molecular cells to the marvels of our skeletal structures, students will deepen their understanding of the science of the human body, while creating realistic and abstract drawings and paintings inspired by the physiological systems within us all.

Grade 6 – 8

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Intro to Clay: Handbuilding 
Instructor: Anne Dirilgen
Grades 6 – 8
9am – 12pm

You’ll 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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Nonsense Poetry + Collage NEW 
Instructor: Kelly Schrader
Grades 6 – 8
1 – 4pm

Students will learn about the Fluxus Collective and their conceptual performances with a concentration on nonsense poetry. Students will make their own nonsense poems and learn different collage techniques to create visuals that complement their words.

Grade 9 – 12

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Gouache Painting NEW 
Instructor: Alanah Reid
Grades 9 – 12
9am – 12pm

In this class students will learn gouache painting techniques such as how to layer, thin out the paint, achieve fine detail, use gouache on paper and wood, and the differences in painting on these surfaces. Students will practice various techniques through small studies in a sketchbook, culminating in creating a painting on a 10inch circular wood panel.

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Printmaking NEW 
Instructor: Alanah Reid
Grades 9 – 12
1 – 4pm

In this class students will receive an introduction to relief printmaking, learning how to create preliminary sketches for a reversed negative image, safe carving techniques to create your block, and the tools and steps to turn you block into finished prints on paper and other surfaces.

 

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Session 4: July 12 – 16

Grade 3 – 5

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Art + Nature NEW 
Instructor: Michael McCue
Grades 3 – 5
9am – 12pm

Learn about artists who have been inspired by their surroundings. Gathering ideas from nature and local landmarks students will use the elements of art and color theory to create an array of landscapes inspired by North Carolina geography through the changing seasons.

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Rainbow Rebels NEW 
Instructor: Jane Cheek
Grades 3 – 5
1 – 4pm

Let’s take those bright rainbow colors and mix them up! In this class, students will play with color mixing and light using unconvential materials to create suncatchers and mobiles.

Grade 6 – 8

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Mini Painted Quilts NEW 
Instructor: Aliyah Bonnette
Grades 6 – 8
9am – 12pm

In this class, students will learn to piece, baste, and bind a quilt together using hand sewing techniques to complete various mini quilts. These mini quilts will be 8×10 inches. After completion of the quilts, they will use painting techniques to create designs or images on top of the quilt. The students in this class will learn quilt making without a sewing machine as well as how to paint on top of them using acrylic or textile paint.

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Intro to Watercolor 
Instructor: Ana Galizes
Grades 6 – 8
1 – 4pm

Turn your old notions of watercolor upside down, starting with the basics! Students will explore techniques such as wet into wet painting, intentional water blossoms, spattering, scraping, and adding texture.

Grade 9 – 12

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Anime Art 
Instructor: David Anyanwu
Grades 9 – 12
1 – 4pm

Do you love anime? Want to learn to create your own characters? In this class illustrator David Anyanwu (P-Shinobi), will teach techniques on how to draw your favortie anime characters and how to design your very own original characters.

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Drawing with Thread NEW 
Instructor: Carson Whitmore
Grades 9 – 12
1 – 4pm

In this introduction to embroidery students will learn basic embroidery stitches and techniques and how to utilize embroidery for decoration or funcitional mending. Students will create a basic stitch sampler, stitch a drawing on a hoop, embellish clothing, and create a patch.

 

 

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Session 5: July 19 – 23

Grade 3 – 5

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Abstract Painting NEW 
Instructor: Olivia Gone 
Grades 3 – 5
9am – 12pm

In this class students will learn to use intuitive painting to express emotion and thoughts using color, line, composition and more!

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Animal Art Mashup NEW 
Instructor: Jane Cheek
Grades 3 – 5
1 – 4pm

Create bizarre animal mashups using a variety of media. Imaginations will run wild as you explore collage, drawing, painting, and sculpture all based on the theme of fantastical hybrid animals.

Grade 6 – 8

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Family Portraits NEW 
Instructor: Olivia Gone
Grades 6 – 8
1 – 4pm

In this class students will express themselves through their interpretation of family. Utilizing photos students will paint family portraits that use color, line-work, and composition.

Grade 9 – 12

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Image Transfers NEW 
Instructor: Ana Galizes
Grades 9 – 12
9am – 12pm

Learn how to transfer images to many different surfaces. We’ll cover packing tape transfers, gel medium transfers, and combining transfers with mixed mediums. You’ll create a postcard, wall hanging, and more!

 

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Session 6: July 26 – 30

Grade 3 – 5

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Music Makers 
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades 3 – 5
9am – 12pm

Many artists have used music as an inspiration for their visual art, and now it’s your turn to be inspired by the beat! Explore musical art and create your own masterpieces through painting, pastel and collage.

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Hands-on Clay NEW 
Instructor: Lori Jones
Grades 3 – 5
1 – 4pm

You’ll learn how to use clay as an art medium. Explore basic methods of construction, decoration, and sculptural techniques to create one-of-a-kind ceramics.

Grade 6 – 8

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Birds of a Feather NEW 
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades 6 – 8
1 – 4pm

Create your own uniquely themed birdhouse. Students will also participate in making other “bird-themed” projects using oil pastels, acrylic paint + model magic clay.

Grade 9 – 12

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Paper Cutting NEW 
Instructor: Alanah Reid
Grades 9 – 12
9am – 12pm

Students will learn the history and fundamentals of paper cutting through the use of scissors and an exacto knife. Practicing different patterns and techniques in preparation for creating a larger final piece.

 

 

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Session 7: August 2 – 6

Grade 3 – 5

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Painting without Brushes NEW 
Instructor: Michael McCue
Grades 3 – 5
9am – 12pm

Explore how to paint in unconventional ways as you enhance your artistic eye by learning why some artists use uncommon materials to make art. You’ll experiment with blowing paint through straws, splatter paint, stamp sponges, and found materials as painting tools creating a series of paintings both realistic and abstract with anything but a paintbrush.

Grade 6 – 8

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Surface Design NEW 
Instructor: Angela Eastman
Grades 6 – 8
9am – 12pm

Learn the magic of pattern design! Using inspiration from nature and geometry, students will learn how to create unique patterns with stamps, tape, and paint on paper and fabric.

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Jewelry Design NEW 
Instructor: Angela Eastman
Grades 6 – 8
1 – 4pm

Want to create wearable art? In this class you will use found materials as well as clay, wire, and string to create stylish designs. Students will make their own beads and pendant designs using polymer clay and also learn to create a piece of jewelry from a precious found object.

Grade 9 – 12

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Intro to Digital Anime Art 
Instructor: David Anyanwu
Grades 9 – 12
1 – 4pm

Learn to draw anime like the pros! Join illustrator David Anyanwu (P-Shinobi), and learn to draw digital anime art. This class will use one of the most popular and capable digital art software Clip Studio. The app is available for both desktop and mobile devices.

 

 

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Session 8: August 9 – 13

Grade 6 – 8

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Upcycled Fashion NEW 
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Grades 6 – 8
9am – 12pm

Students will expand their creativity and critical thinking skills (and give your junk drawer a new life) through the design, sourcing and assemblage of hats and accessories made from found objects and other recycled materials.

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Process Art NEW 
Instructor: Jane Cheek
Grades 6 – 8
1 – 4pm

We’ll pull out all the supplies in this process art class! Mixed media is so much fun but it can be daunting to know which materials work together and how to combine them. Experiment with painting, collage, relief, sewing on canvas, and much more!

Grade 9 – 12

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Jewelry Design NEW 
Instructor: Angela Eastman
Grades 9 – 12
9am – 12pm

Want to create wearable art? In this class you will use found materials as well as clay, wire, and string to create stylish designs. Students will make their own beads and pendant designs using polymer clay and also learn to create a piece of jewelry from a precious found object.

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Basketry NEW 
Instructor: Angela Eastman
Grades 9 – 12
1 – 4pm

Create unique vessels for your treasures in this fun introduction to basketry! We will use a variety of fibers and paper materials to create woven and coiled baskets.

 

 

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