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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 12)

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)

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Clay

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

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. (Period 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6)

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Illustration Workshop

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

In this Illustration course, you will learn how to create a proper illustration, starting from concept drawing through execution of a finished work, using a variety of media. Illustrate a scene from your favorite book, create an image from your favorite movie, or learn how tell a story through one single image with Illustration Station! (Period 1)

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Paper Sculpture

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

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)

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A String Thing

Ages 8-15 (Limit 10)

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)

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Art for the Earth

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

The earth is in desperate need of our attention! We are seeking any and all caring artists to join us in responding to climate change through the process of creation. If you believe that art is an important tool for change and if you believe that change is necessary right now, then come make a great huge collaborative and interactive installation with us. All art mediums and creative impulses are welcome and encouraged! (Period 2)

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Land of the Giants

Ages 10-15 (Limit 10)

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 2)

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Mad Props

Ages 10-15 (Limit 12)

We’ll be whipping up all the crazy props the theater and media classes need. Have a blast creating wedding cakes, movie cameras, campfires, giant erasers, and who knows what else. We’ll design and build all kinds of fake stuff, and then watch with glee as it parades across the stage and screen. (Period 2)

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Materialism

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

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 2)

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Advanced Comics Workshop

Ages 11-15 (Limit 12)

This workshop style class will build on the previously learned fundamentals of comic art explored in the
Comic Graphic Novel class. The curriculum will provide students the opportunity to further learn the
technical and creative skills needed to produce a comic exactly like the professionals do. We will cover
topics such as layout, supplies and techniques specific to the trade, strategies for character and story
development, as well as partake in games and activities designed to help students take their skill set to
the next level and truly master the art form. (Period 3)

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Comic Graphic Novel

Ages 8-11 (Limit 12)

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 3)

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Paint On!

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

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 3)

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Soft Sculpture

Ages 11-15 (Limit 12)

Think about the everyday objects you see: clothespins, light switches, a skateboard, your kitchen sink…what if all these things were transformed into gigantic, soft, and stuffed like pillows? If you think that sounds like way more fun, this class is for you! Individually and as a group, we will take objects of your choice and remake them as large scale stuffed–fabric–pillow–sculptures. We’ll work through patterning, sewing, and stuffing different fabrics to remake everyday objects bigger, better, and softer! (Period 3)

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Advanced Jewelry Making

Ages 11-15 (Limit 8)

So you love wire jewelry but you’re also ready for a little more? This class not only explores the bends and twists of the world of wire jewelry, but also how to use a jewelers saw, drill, and stamps, transforming flat metal sheet into your very own unique jewelry designs. Come ready to adorn yourself from head to hands! (Period 5)

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Art of the Sketchbook (Oops I did it again!)

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

What happens when you make a mistake ON PURPOSE? What happens when you embrace the misstep for the sake of fun and for experimentation? Well, let’s try it out in this sketchbook workshop! In this creative sketchbook course, you will learn to keep a sketchbook as a place to explore and experiment by combining and working with an array of techniques and mediums. We will explore still life drawing, collage, drawing on location, and more. Push the boundaries of what "sketching" can be within the pages of your own personalized sketchbook, using its contents as a means to develop more polished works in the future. (Period 5)

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Furniture Rehab

Ages 12-15 (Limit 8)

Have you ever seen a gross, old chair on the side of the road and thought, what could that be turned in to? If so, this is the class for you! We will scour craigslist for the cheapest, weirdest looking furniture and completely redesign it. Turn a broken old bookshelf into an eye catching, statement piece. Rip the old fabric off an arm chair and make it beautiful again! Join me for this awesome new class where we make old things new again! (Period 5)

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Printmaking

Ages 11-15 (Limit 12)

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)

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Soapstone

Ages 8-15 (Limit 20)

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 and 6)

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Advanced Art Studio

Ages 12-15 (Limit 10)

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)

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Really Big Painting

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

This course will wage a campaign of positivity under the flag of capital "C" Creativity all over the CRCAP campus this summer! We will collectively develop and create posters, 3-D objects, and environment altering installations. Explore art and letter forms and help invade the CRCAP atmosphere this summer with energizing images, words, and symbols. Be part of the inspiration nation! (Period 6)

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Wire Jewelry

Ages 8-15 (Limit 10)

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)

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