Teen Summer Camps




Session 1:Week 1: Pottery 101: Teens

This intensive full-day program will allow participants to learn the basic techniques involved in making ceramics and then challenge them to put that knowledge to use in creating individual pieces. Morning activities will typically focus on the fundamentals of working with clay on the potter’s wheel: wedging, centering and shaping the clay on the wheel, followed by learning how to form the clay and then trim the base to finish. During the afternoon sessions, they will turn their attention to a different approach: translating 2D design into 3D forms. Participants will create their own personal design, using their inspirations, then translate that design into a 3D form. They will use the slab roller and the extruders, as well as pinching techniques to construct the clay piece. Sessions will begin and end with demonstrations, discussions on ceramics in art, introduction to studio materials. Students will also draw from studio ceramics magazines and books and ceramic websites for further exploration. Space is limited and this popular program sells out quickly.
(ages 13 yrs. to 18 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 1:Week 1: Princeton Digital Filmmakers

Digital Filmmakers [Duque] 
Students will learn to produce digital films based on their interest. From documentary style videos to experimental dramas. Participants will learn the process of creation starting with the development of concepts, pre-production and post-production. The group will look at examples of iconic films and explore contemporary techniques to create digital projects. We hope to promote a new generation of film makers in Princeton!  Students should make sure to bring either a phone that can take video or digital camera. 
Digital Filmmaking
Students will learn to produce digital films based on their interest. From documentary style videos to experimental dramas. Participants will learn the process of creation starting with the development of concepts, pre-production and post-production. The group will look at examples of iconic films and explore contemporary techniques to create digital projects. We hope to promote a new generation of film makers in Princeton!  Students should make sure to bring either a phone that can take video or digital camera. 

(ages 10 yrs. to 13 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 1:Week 1: Watercolor & Digital Photo: Teens

Digital Filmmakers [Duque] 
Students will learn to produce digital films based on their interest. From documentary style videos to experimental dramas. Participants will learn the process of creation starting with the development of concepts, pre-production and post-production. The group will look at examples of iconic films and explore contemporary techniques to create digital projects. We hope to promote a new generation of film makers in Princeton!  Students should make sure to bring either a phone that can take video or digital camera. 
Watercolor Painting
Jump in … the water is just fine!  This new camp session will focus on the valuable tips and methodologies that help an artist manage the unpredictable, yet beautiful, nature of watercolor painting.  Some people consider this medium too risky and challenging, but the instructor will guide participants through basic techniques and encourage individual creativity.  Subject matter can include portraits, landscapes, and still life studies.  Participants will experiment with just how much water the paper can really handle.  They will also discover how to apply sea salt and splatter techniques for special effects.

Digital Photography and Editing
This camp is a blend of photography and the editing that goes behind it. Students will learn how to set up the perfect shot, and then how to edit it using Adobe Photoshop. Campers will be encouraged to use their imagination as we visit Princeton's beautiful surroundings for inspiration. Starting with the basics, we will review the importance of composition, focal points, leading lines, and color. Additionally, we will explore the various Photoshop tools as we make fun and interesting edits to our pieces.
(ages 13 yrs. to 16 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 2:Illustration Basics AND Books, Prints, Zines

Digital Filmmakers [Duque] 
Students will learn to produce digital films based on their interest. From documentary style videos to experimental dramas. Participants will learn the process of creation starting with the development of concepts, pre-production and post-production. The group will look at examples of iconic films and explore contemporary techniques to create digital projects. We hope to promote a new generation of film makers in Princeton!  Students should make sure to bring either a phone that can take video or digital camera. 
[No camp July 4]
Illustration Basics
Unlike fine art, illustration requires legibility – no matter the artistic style. In this session, students will learn how to reach their audience by creating a clear focus in their art. They will study successful illustrators from N.C. Wyeth to Bill Watterson. In-class illustration assignments will be fun and encourage individual creativity.  No experience necessary!

Books, Zines, Posters
This exciting new studio session will help you to create personalized books, ‘zines and posters exploring illustration, design, and hand binding! You will also be introduced to printmaking techniques like silkscreen and relief printing, while learning stencil making and typography—all towards creating illustrated stories in fun, personal and unique ways.
(ages 13 yrs. to 16 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4 days: Jul 2, 2018 - Jul 6, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 2:Week 2: Drawing/Painting the Masters AND Books, Zines & Posters: Pre-Teens

Digital Filmmakers [Duque] 
Students will learn to produce digital films based on their interest. From documentary style videos to experimental dramas. Participants will learn the process of creation starting with the development of concepts, pre-production and post-production. The group will look at examples of iconic films and explore contemporary techniques to create digital projects. We hope to promote a new generation of film makers in Princeton!  Students should make sure to bring either a phone that can take video or digital camera. 
[No camp July 4]
DRAWING & PAINTING: MASTERS
Students will rediscover the lost art of studying the works of famous artists to strengthen and help them find their own personal art style. All of the "Masters" were first apprentices and were given the freedom to find their creative voice by literally sitting next to those who inspired them as they painted! Through studies of Master works, using printed pieces and media, students will acquire new art skills and techniques to discover unexpected possibilities. They will study several amazing artists and their individual approaches and styles. Why not emulate those who inspire us most? All basic drawing and painting techniques will be reinforced through these studies.

BOOKS, ‘ZINES & POSTERS
This exciting new studio session will help you to create personalized books, ‘zines and posters exploring illustration, design, and hand binding! You will also be introduced to printmaking techniques like silkscreen and relief printing, while learning stencil making and typography—all towards creating illustrated stories in fun, personal and unique ways.

(ages 13 yrs. to 16 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4 days: Jul 2, 2018 - Jul 6, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 2:Week 2: The Art of Claymation Animation

Digital Filmmakers [Duque] 
Students will learn to produce digital films based on their interest. From documentary style videos to experimental dramas. Participants will learn the process of creation starting with the development of concepts, pre-production and post-production. The group will look at examples of iconic films and explore contemporary techniques to create digital projects. We hope to promote a new generation of film makers in Princeton!  Students should make sure to bring either a phone that can take video or digital camera. 
No camp on July 4
Combine the art of colorful clay sculpture with stop-motion film to make fun and engaging videos. Spend the entire day creating fantasy characters, scenery and scripts. Capture the action with cameras then digitally edit final movies incorporating sound effects and music. Family and friends are invited to attend the final performance on Friday to celebrate in the campers’ considerable achievements and talents.

(ages 10 yrs. to 13 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
4 days: Jul 2, 2018 - Jul 6, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 3:Week 3: Creative Coding and Books, Zines, Posters

Digital Filmmakers [Duque] 
Students will learn to produce digital films based on their interest. From documentary style videos to experimental dramas. Participants will learn the process of creation starting with the development of concepts, pre-production and post-production. The group will look at examples of iconic films and explore contemporary techniques to create digital projects. We hope to promote a new generation of film makers in Princeton!  Students should make sure to bring either a phone that can take video or digital camera. 
Creative Coding: Computers and Art
Students will begin to learn programming concepts by building simple animations, games and interactive stories. Students will learn the relation ship between coding and design through a program called Processing. We guide participants as they build projects, and learn to collaborate with the community of programmers via an online network. Creativity, computation and lateral thinking will be fostered through the projects we design.

Books, Zines, Posters:
Artists will create personalized books, ‘zines and posters exploring illustration, design and hand binding! Artists will also be introduced to printmaking techniques like silkscreen and relief printing, while learning stencil making and typography—all towards creating illustrated stories in fun, personal and unique ways.

(ages 10 yrs. to 13 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 9, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 3:Week 3: Art of the Pinata AND Mexican Revolutionary Art

Digital Filmmakers [Duque] 
Students will learn to produce digital films based on their interest. From documentary style videos to experimental dramas. Participants will learn the process of creation starting with the development of concepts, pre-production and post-production. The group will look at examples of iconic films and explore contemporary techniques to create digital projects. We hope to promote a new generation of film makers in Princeton!  Students should make sure to bring either a phone that can take video or digital camera. 
Join artist and community leader Veronica Olivares and ACP artistic director, Maria Evans for a week long immersion into the wonderful world of Mexican art and craft. For half the day, Maria will lead campers in the craft of 'artist pinatas' where campers will create piñata likenesses of such greats as Diego Rivera, Georgia O’Keefe, Picasso and more.
In the afternoon, join Veronica to explore Revolutionary Art in Mexico, through the lens of the lives of its most dynamic practitioners such as Frida Kahlo and Rufino Tamayo. We will also include the  Mexican Muralist movement artists, a movement led by Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, and José Clemente Orozco—known as Los Tres grandes. Students will be able to make their own mini mural and create art work inspired by the artists of the Mexican Revolution.  This class is bilingual Spanish/English.


(ages 10 yrs. to 13 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 9, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 3:Week 3: The Camera: Intro to B&W & Digital

Digital Filmmakers [Duque] 
Students will learn to produce digital films based on their interest. From documentary style videos to experimental dramas. Participants will learn the process of creation starting with the development of concepts, pre-production and post-production. The group will look at examples of iconic films and explore contemporary techniques to create digital projects. We hope to promote a new generation of film makers in Princeton!  Students should make sure to bring either a phone that can take video or digital camera. 
B&W PHOTOGRAPHY
Peter Cook 
Let’s explore the wonders of using black and white in art! Discover the endless possibilities of working simply with two colors. This photography course includes discussions and demonstrations and will focus on camera basics, composition, and darkroom techniques. By the completion of the class, you will have a preliminary understanding of black and white photography and will have created black and white prints to add to your portfolio. All darkroom and chemical fees included. If student has an analog camera, they should bring to class, but if they don't, the ACP has a limited number of cameras at the ACP.

Digital Camera
This is a beginner or intermediate course that focuses on taking creative photographs with a digital camera. Students will use the elements of composition to create interesting photographs. The class will learn the basics of a digital camera, such as exposure, aperture, shutter speed, focus, and depth of field. Each project will focus on a technical aspect of taking photographs while challenging the photographer to be creative. The Princeton area will serve as subject matter. Group critiques will help students to evaluate the results of their work and see how other students interpret the same project. All digital printing supplies included. Students need to provide their own digital camera.

(ages 10 yrs. to 13 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 9, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 3:Week 3: Character Illustration AND Printmaking: Teens

Digital Filmmakers [Duque] 
Students will learn to produce digital films based on their interest. From documentary style videos to experimental dramas. Participants will learn the process of creation starting with the development of concepts, pre-production and post-production. The group will look at examples of iconic films and explore contemporary techniques to create digital projects. We hope to promote a new generation of film makers in Princeton!  Students should make sure to bring either a phone that can take video or digital camera. 
Char Illustration & Illustrating a Story
Students will study successful characters designed by such notable designers as Peter de Seve (Ice Age, Notre Dame, The New Yorker), as well as the timeless characters created at Marvel, Warner Brothers, Disney and Pixar. They will then work on creating their own characters with the goal of creating a story.

Books, Zines, Posters
Artists will create personalized books, ‘zines and posters exploring illustration, design and hand binding! Artists will also be introduced to printmaking techniques like silkscreen and relief printing, while learning stencil making and typography—all towards creating illustrated stories in fun, personal and unique ways.

(ages 13 yrs. to 16 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 9, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 4:Week 4: Jewelry Makers AND Textile Artists

In two related sessions, explore the art of jewelry, fashion, and textiles. Work with yarn, learn the basics of color theory and jewelry crochet, incorporate found and upcycled materials, and create simple necklaces and other items of jewelry. In the second session, learn how to renew your old or unwanted clothes into a creative fashion-forward piece. Bring garments you already have and transform them into something special by adding or cutting away fabric, switching out buttons, or changing the silhouette. Students will work with an assortment of fabric, dried plant materials, and eco-friendly elements to create mixed media sculptures, wall tapestries, or wearable accessories including: belts, hats, hair clips, headbands, bracelets, necklaces, and purses.  A variety of stitching and assemblage techniques will be covered.

(ages 13 yrs. to 16 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 16, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 4:Week 4: Comic Illustration & Creative 3D Construction

Two Related Sessions:

Comic Illustration
This camp will help you to hone your skills as a comic book artist. Students will develop characters and story plots while sharpening drawing and writing skills. Practice techniques used by pros. Experiment with penciling, inking and lettering. All work is compiled into a finished comic.
Creative Construction
Students will discover the magical qualities of clay, combined with other sculptural materials (wire, cardboard, wood, etc.), in creating 3D works of art. They will learn various hand-building techniques in clay (pinch, coil, and slab) as well as assemblage methods. Each individual will be given full-range and encouragement while they define their creative voices and visions.
(ages 10 yrs. to 13 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 16, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 4:Week 4: Illustration Basics AND Symmetry in Art: Teens

Illustration Basics
Unlike fine art, illustration requires legibility – no matter the artistic style. In this session, students will learn how to reach their audience by creating a clear focus in their art. They will study successful illustrators from N.C. Wyeth to Bill Watterson. In-class illustration assignments will be fun and encourage individual creativity.

Symmetry in Art
Symmetry is a sense of harmony and beauty in proportion and balance.  There are traditions in the use of symmetry and perspective that appear in the composition of artwork throughout the ages. Students will focus on symmetry in geometry and in spatial relationships.  They will investigate symmetries of various forms, in the natural world and in the world of human aesthetics: the reflection of a mountain in a lake, a starfish, seashells, flowers, snowflakes, the symmetry of a face...  also, the tension between symmetry and asymmetry. They will study evidences of symmetry in sculpture, painting and architecture.
(ages 13 yrs. to 16 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 16, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 5:Week 4: Graphic Design & Creative Lettering: TeensRegistration Closed

TWO RELATED SESSIONS:
WATERCOLOR BASICS
Barbara DiLorenzo
This new course is designed to help the artist who is new to watercolors. You will explore and become comfortable with the unique properties of this medium. Learn how to guide the paint, work wet into wet, and use dry brush techniques.  You will also review such “basics” as values (light to dark), perspective and color theory.

Creative Lettering & Calligraphy
Do you love experimenting with handwriting your own fonts and letters? Do you find yourself doodling in your notebook? This new class gives you the opportunity to experience hands-on "beautiful writing", or calligraphy to create signs, decorate journals, and more. The history of calligraphy, a wide variety of texts, uses and project ideas will be presented. You will explore the many outlets for presenting and sharing your work.
(ages 13 yrs. to 16 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 23, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 5:Week 5: Kinetic Sculpture 3D & Digital Comic Illustration

Kinetic Sculpture
Students in this combined session will discover the exciting methods involved in creating 3D works of art ... even exploring the 4th Dimension (time and movement in Kinetic sculpture). They will learn about the properties of a variety of sculptural media, wood, cardboard, wire and more. They will practice various assemblage methods using cardboard and other materials. Each student will be given full-range and encouragement while they define their creative voices and visions.

Digital Cartoons & Comics
Calling all cartoonists … or those who want to become one! Participants in this camp session will explore the art of comics, graphic novels and cartoons for print, web and animation. You will create original characters, comic strips and stories. Then, using programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, campers will see how they can make the characters come to life with color, animation and web techniques.
(ages 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 23, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 5:Week 5: NEW! Mexican Revolutionary Art and Puppetry with Personality (8-12) - Bilingual Taught

Deepen your understanding of Latin American culture through this special weeklong study of Mexican Revolutionary Art and the Art of Puppetry, taught by bilingual instructors. Instructors will introduce vocabulary and encourage use of Spanish in the classroom. Previous knowledge of Spanish is not necessary.

Mexican Revolution Art
During this class the students will explore Revolutionary Art in Mexico, through the lens of the lives of its most dynamic practitioners: like Frida Kahlo and Rufino Tamayo Including the Mexican Muralist movement artists, a movement led by Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, and José Clemente Orozco—known as Los Tres grandes. Students will be able to make their own mini mural and create art work inspire by the Mexican revolution artist!
This class is bilingual Spanish/English.

Puppetry with Personality
This new camp session will lead participants in creating both clay and cloth hand puppets (with personality!). Campers will develop characters as they mold clay into heads for their hand puppets. Expression and exaggeration will help create the details that identify an individual puppet and its narrative. Participants will construct bodies for their puppets from cloth and a variety of mixed media, and paint and further decorate the clay heads. Once the personalities of the puppets are developed, participants will put together a short skit for the puppets to “come alive” and interact!
(ages 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 23, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 5:Week 5: NEW! Digital Intensive (Cyanotype, Camera, Photoshop) AND Painting Studies

The first session is designed to be an intensive overview of drawing and painting. Explore various mediums including oil, watercolor and acrylic. You will explore and become comfortable with the unique properties of several medium. Learn how to guide the paint, work wet into wet, and use dry brush techniques.  You will also review such “basics” as values (light to dark), perspective and color theory.

In the second session, we will explore digital arts, from photoshop, to digital camera, to cyanotypes. Cyanotypes are a non-silver process that yields a deep blue print on watercolor paper. Learn how to prepare and alter a digital image for contact printing on a photographic emulsion we will prepare ourselves. This process offers many opportunities to be creative both digitally and after printing. Combining this process with painting, drawing or other alteration is highly encouraged.
(ages 13 yrs. to 16 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 23, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 6:Week 6: Pets of Princeton - Photography

Pets of Princeton: Photography
Campers in this exciting new session will explore ways to use photography as a medium to express the inherent beauty of our four-legged friends. Students will first learn photography technique and then venture out into the streets of downtown Princeton to document pets and their owners. Campers will pay close attention to the expressive gestures that reveal the very nature and soul of the beauty of animals and their relationship to their owners. 

(ages 10 yrs. to 12 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 30, 2018 - Aug 3, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 6:Week 6: Figure Studies & Anatomy 2D & 3D: Teens

Figure Studies 2D
Studio time will be dedicated to learning and practicing techniques to render surface anatomy in 2D. Participants will gain a better understanding of the underlying skeletal structures and proportions of the human figure to prepare for figure sculpture in the paired 3D studio. Examples from Classical art to more recent works of 20th Century artists will provide excellent examples of the full-range of possible figural expression for consideration. This camp session includes guided visits to the Princeton University Art Museum, a valuable art resource in our own backyard.

Figure Studies 3D
This exciting new camp session is an introductory sculptural clay course exploring the human form.  Working independently with the figure, students will develop the technical and self-critical skills to successfully shape their work and render volume to their figurative forms. They will learn gesture, proportion and anatomy through the observation of a plaster cast and demonstrations. This session is intended for students who seek a sound understanding of figurative sculptural clay technique. This camp session includes guided visits to the Princeton University Art Museum, a valuable art resource in our own backyard.
(ages 13 yrs. to 16 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 30, 2018 - Aug 3, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 6:Week 6: Fashion Week and Fiber Art & Accessories

Are you ready to cut and sew your old clothes into something new and special? Fashion Week is taking the theme of renewal to the next level. Learn how to renew your old or unwanted clothes into a creative fashion-forward piece. Bring garments you already have and transform them into something special by adding or cutting away fabric, switching out buttons, or changing the silhouette... the possibilities are endless! Let your imagination be your guide! You will also be introduced to the fundamentals of fashion illustration. Students will work with an assortment of fabric, dried plant materials, and eco-friendly elements to create mixed media sculptures, wall tapestries, or wearable accessories including: belts, hats, hair clips, headbands, bracelets, necklaces, and purses. Spark your imagination! Design and embellish! A variety of stitching and assemblage techniques will be covered.  The week will conclude with a fashion show to showcase your designs – and strut your stuff! Family and friends are invited to the runway for fashion and fun on Friday.
(ages 10 yrs. to 13 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Jul 30, 2018 - Aug 3, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 7:Week 7: Watercolor: Nature AND Architecture at Morven

Watercolor: Nature Studies - Morven Museum is renowned for its historic gardens including colonial revival and kitchen gardens as well as the great lawn.  Campers will spend days outdoors among the plants and flowers observing nature at its finest. Then, using pencil and watercolor, they will develop artistic skills to create botanical compositions and a summer sketchbook.

Architectural drawing
Morven was built in the 1750s on land granted by William Penn in 1701 to the Stockton family.  From the 18th through the 21st century Morven has had various inhabitants and its structure many architectural changes.  Travel through time exploring the master touches that make Morven.

This class will take place at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton and students are encouraged to be dropped off and picked up from there.
(ages 13 yrs. to 16 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Aug 6, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 7:Week 7: Claymation Filmmaking

Combine the art of colorful clay sculpture with stop-motion film to make fun and engaging videos. Spend the entire day creating fantasy characters, scenery and scripts. Capture the action with cameras then digitally edit final movies incorporating sound effects and music. Family and friends are invited to attend the final performance on Friday to celebrate in the campers’ considerable achievements and talents.


(ages 10 yrs. to 13 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Aug 6, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 7:Week 7: Theater Intensive: Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer Night's Dream: Theater Intensive
Join us mid-summer for a continued or new-found love of William Shakespeare. Create a version of this classic play in a mix of modern and original language, focusing on fairies, spirits, and amateur actors. Students will transform Solley Theater and invite family and friends to their production of Midsummer Night's Dream on Friday, August 10th.
(ages 10 yrs. to 15 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Aug 6, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 7:Week 7: Comic Books & Graphic Novels

With artist instructors Rashad Malik Davis and Lisa Walsh, this camp is dedicated to delving into character design and development using both visual art and creative writing skills.  Workshop attendees will move through the character design process from the "researching" phase, to visually designing their character and ultimately writing a very short story using a prompt to design their heroes' backstory! Get ready to get heroic!

This workshop not only builds character design and creative writing skills, but it also strengthens empathy skills as well. For the design portion of the workshop, attendees will be creating a character based on their partner, ultimately using interview style questions to pull the best traits from their partner to build a superhero (or super-villian if they so desire!)
(ages 10 yrs. to 14 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Aug 6, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 8:Week 8: Theater: Celebrate the Exceptional: Teens

Ever think your life is ordinary and routine? Ever wonder what an extraordinary life might look like? Students this week will celebrate the uniqueness of their lives and discover just how extraordinary they already are.  Campers will write original Celebrate the Exceptional: scenes, and monologues. The performance of their final script will include costumes, props, lighting and sounds. Family and friends are invited to watch the final performance on Friday, August 17th.
(ages 13 yrs. to 16 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Aug 13, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 8:Week 8: Eco-Printing AND Sew

Some of the most beautiful colors and designs come from our environment.  Nature can produce a plethora of unique shades, patterns and depictions.  Eco-printing is the process of using plants, flowers, leaves and other organic materials to create colors, arrangements and prints on fabric and paper.  It allows us to take plain textiles and up-cycle them into beautifully crafted pieces using foraged or salvaged plant material.  Campers will learn how to explore, use and repurpose various plant materials in ways that create wearable and functional art and home pieces.  Join us for this camp session and bring home hand-made, beautifully crafted and unique artwork dyed and inspired only with sustainable and natural materials.
(ages 13 yrs. to 16 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Aug 13, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 8:Week 8: Watercolor & Eco-Print: Nature

Waterscapes in Art [Dilorenzo]
Students will explore how scenes of water have long captivated and challenged the artist given its inherent characteristics: Transparency, reflective qualities, movement,, etc. These qualities can be discovered through watercolor techniques and will be demonstrated in class and investigated through experimentation .

Eco-Printing [Metaxas]
Some of the most beautiful colors and designs come from our environment.  Nature can produce a plethora of unique shades, patterns and depictions.  Eco-printing is the process of using plants, flowers, leaves and other organic materials to create colors, arrangements and prints on fabric and paper.  It allows us to take plain textiles and up-cycle them into beautifully crafted pieces using foraged or salvaged plant material.  Campers will learn how to explore, use and repurpose various plant materials in ways that create wearable and functional art and home pieces.  Join us for this camp session and bring home hand-made, beautifully crafted and unique artwork dyed and inspired only with sustainable and natural materials.


(ages 12 yrs. to 16 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Aug 13, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 9:Week 9: Pottery Techniques: Teens

This intensive full-day program will allow participants to learn the basic techniques involved in making ceramics and then challenge them to put that knowledge to use in creating individual pieces. Morning activities will typically focus on the fundamentals of working with clay on the potter’s wheel: wedging, centering and shaping the clay on the wheel, followed by learning how to form the clay and then trim the base to finish. During the afternoon sessions, they will turn their attention to a different approach: translating 2D design into 3D forms. Participants will create their own personal design, using their inspirations, then translate that design into a 3D form. They will use the slab roller and the extruders, as well as pinching techniques to construct the clay piece. Sessions will begin and end with demonstrations, discussions on ceramics in art, introduction to studio materials. Students will also draw from studio ceramics magazines and books and ceramic websites for further exploration. Space is limited and this popular program sells out quickly.
(ages 13 yrs. to 18 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Aug 20, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 9:Week 9: Creative Construction AND Environmental Art: Pre-Teens

Explore 3D construction and sculpture in 2 fun sessions!

Creative Construction [Jenkins]
Students will discover the magical qualities of clay, combined with other sculptural materials (wire, cardboard, wood, etc.), in creating 3D works of art. They will learn various hand-building techniques in clay (pinch, coil, and slab) as well as assemblage methods. Each individual will be given full-range and encouragement while they define their creative voices and visions.

Environmental Art [Duque]
Students in this new session will explore concepts in art and design using non-traditional materials in creating works inspired by such renowned artists as Goldsworthy, Robert Smithson, Walter Di Maria, and Christo. They will be motivated to use new materials and found/recycled objects to become advocates promoting a clean environment. This session also serves as a fun introduction to art history, exploring connections that have explored ideas of nature and the preservation of the planet. Some of the projects of the class will be sculptural, drawings, paintings and writings that speak about our interest to help our world. Examples: poetry on clay sculptures, collages with recycled materials, drawings with ink on cloth based on the landscape, etc.


(ages 10 yrs. to 14 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Aug 20, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 10:Week 10: Get Creative: Fiber + Handbuilding with Clay

Two Related Sessions:
Fiber Arts:
We will be practicing previously learned techniques (felting, sewing, knitting) and learn some new skills, like mixing wool colors on the hand cards and braiding yarn
Projects include: various types of necklaces and bracelets, flower pins, ponytail holders, and a felted container that can be turned into a hat.

Handbuilding with Clay
Students will combine handbuilding processes and  decoration techniques to discover how form and surface develop together.  Students will walk away with unique functional pieces to cherish forever.


(ages 10 yrs. to 14 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Aug 27, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00



Session 10:Week 10: Drawing Academy & Up-Cycled Art

Drawing Academy
Drawing is the foundation of visual arts. This section is designed for those students interested in drawing and painting and who want to learn how to use creative materials in traditional and exciting new ways! Participants will explore the academic approach to drawing and how to take their art beyond basic line drawing and transform their renderings into visually striking images. Students will cover a variety of techniques using pencil, colored pencils, watercolors, and acrylics. In order to advance their skills of observation, they will study such concepts as form, value, light, shadow and color and how to apply these concepts to render realistically and convey their vision as an artist. Get acquainted with a range of drawing and painting materials to translate perceptions onto paper all by learning the principles of composition to find their own distinctive style!

Up-cycled Art
Students in this exciting class will learn about sculpture and art using recycled materials and clay. Inspired by works by such renowned artists as Goldsworthy, Smithson, Walter Di Maria, and Christo, students will create designs, and art related to urban habitats. They will be encouraged to use different materials, found objects, recycling, and concepts that promote a clean environment. The final projects will be individual sculptures, house designs, and drawings of proposals for cities. All materials included.


(ages 10 yrs. to 14 yrs. )
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5 days: Aug 27, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
Tuition: $ 375.00