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Develop technical skills while exploring an overwhelming variety of media in the visual arts. Design and build giant sculptures, explore print making, create graphic novels and learn ceramics techniques. Our studios are staffed by professionals and equipped to let campers create and learn, building skills in a fun supportive classroom.

Big City of Dreams: Ages 8-15 (Limit 10)

Department: art

In this collaborative art class we design, plan and build the city of our dreams. Our city will have both practical elements (such as a fire station, school, and Creative Arts program of course) and elements of pure imagination! Maybe we don’t need roads if we all travel by hovercraft, or maybe there is a rollercoaster in the center of town. Your dreams will shape our city. (Period 1)

 

Clay: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: art

You will experiment with clay in a variety of ways; from practical, functional vessels to imaginative sculptures. We will explore slab construction, press, mold and hand building and generally have great fun squishing in the mud. (Periods 1, 2, 3)

 

Paper Sculpture: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: art

This class will explore all the flexibility, strength and beauty of creating with paper. We will build models and pop ups, fold origami and make mechanical models all out of paper. If there is something you have been dreaming of making…let’s make it out of paper! (Period 1)

 

A String Thing: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: art

Think friendship bracelets and hair wraps…then, think bigger! In A String Thing!, we will take fiber arts to a whole new level. We will learn intricate macrame, delicate embroidery, and take our friendship bracelet-ing into completely uncharted territory. Think hanging rope hammocks, embroidered camp t-shirts, and more. Join me for fiber arts madness in A String Thing! (Period 2)

 

Comic Graphic Novel: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: art

Explore the world of sequential storytelling. This class will focus on telling stories through the combination of words and drawings. Whether based on personal experience, a dream that lingered in your brain, or a world of your invention, it is your story to tell (Period 2)

 

Paint On!: Ages 8-15 (Limit 10)

Department: art

Oh the many things that paint can do. This class will explore the possibilities of paint. Paint what you see, paint what you imagine, drip paint into the unknown. The possibilities are endless. Let’s take a journey through color, light,  and imagination. (Period 2)

 

Game Makers: Ages 8-15 (Limit 10)

Department: art

Plan, design, and create your own functional board game! We will figure out the basic components of a “great board game” together, and then you will be free to decide how to make your dream game a reality. The process could include drawing, painting, constructing, figurine molding, stamping/printing, graphic designing, or whatever else you can imagine! (Period 3)

 

Land of the Giants: Ages 10-15 (Limit 10)

Department: art

Ever wonder what it would be like to visit a world where giants live? A pencil would be taller than you, a candy bar would never fit in your stomach, and a cell phone would be the size of an arm chair! In this class, we’ll make sculptures of ordinary objects that are literally ten times their normal size. Cardboard, glue guns, utility knives and paper maché are just some of the materials we will be using to create these huge structures. (Period 3)

 

Materialism: Ages 8-15 (Limit 10)

Department: art

How do artists choose what materials to use? By experimenting with anything and everything that crosses their paths, of course! We will experiment with and explore a variety of unusual and everyday materials while making sculptures, paintings and mixed media artworks! (Period 3)

 

Parade: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: art/tech theater

Build floats, join a bicycle brigade, and be a featured attraction of the fabulous CRCAP Arts Festival Opening Ceremony. Parade blends arts, engineering, drama and collboration to create the amazing spectacle that kicks of Festival Day. Woodworking, paper mache, painting, and silliness come together in a weird world of activity. Join the Parade! (Period 3)

 

Tiny Universes: Ages 8-15 (Limit 10)

Department: art

Your weirdest ideas become a tiny reality. Learn how to construct miniature dioramas and other incredibly tiny creations in Tiny Universes. Bring your Tiny Universe to tiny life with tiny video and tiny animation. We’ll use every imaginable tiny material and tiny technique to engineer a Tiny Universe beyond possibility! (Period 3)

 

Out of the Box Art Studio: Ages 11-15 (Limit 10)

Department: art

In this class we will learn about different art styles, movements, and techniques (cubism, pointillism/impressionism, art nouveau, pop art, surrealism, photorealism, etc.) We’ll create original art in the style of famous painters throughout the art world and select a particular work  and “translate” it into a 3D form. (Period 5)

 

Printmaking: Ages 11-15 (Limit 10)

Department: art

Come enjoy the endless fun of the printmaking world. Image after image, you can keep printing them out. From artist’s prints to greeting cards, you can experiment with a variety of methods. See your art multiply! This course is a combination of patience, technique and spontaneity. (Period 5)

 

Soapstone: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: art

This class is designed for beginning and advanced soapstone sculptors. Soapstone is a soft rock that can be formed and shaped with saws and files. Sandpaper and soft materials are used to smooth and polish the surface of the sculpture. Carving soapstone is a lengthy process; however, the result is a beautiful stone sculpture that could last forever! (Periods 5, 6)

 

Advanced Art Studio: Ages 12-15 (Limit 10)

Department: art

Develop your skills and build new ones in this crash course designed for the advancing two dimensional artist. Students in this class will experiment with a variety of 2-D techniques and explore the work of prominent artists, while learning to present and critique their own work. (Period 6)

 

Installation Art: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: art

Can a somersault be a sculpture?! Can you turn a giggle into a painting?! Is play a form of fine art?! We'll use our environment, materials we can gather, our bodies, and our minds to create fun and original temporary works of art. The sky's the limit when the sky is literally the limit! (Period 6)

 

Set Construction: Ages 12-15 (Limit 12)

Department: art/tech theater

“Techies” make the magic of theater possible. Focus on scenic design and set construction for the big musical production. Analyze the world of the play, giving careful consideration to the design elements needed to bring that world to life. Work with power tools, wood, metal, paint and more in this very hands-on, carefully supervised environment. Actors taking this class develop a life-long appreciation for the many “behind the scenes” aspects involved in putting on a show. (Periods 5,  6)

 

Wire Jewelry: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: art

Discover the wonders of wire jewelry making. Learn how to design impressive and unique bracelets, necklaces, and earrings by bending and twisting wire. Lose yourself in the bin of beads and get wired for this trip into the world of contemporary craft! (Period 6)