2019 Summer Camps and Classes

Our Summer programs have ended, please check our regular classes and workshops page for the current schedule.


SUMMER PROGRAMS

Summer Art Camps at Artstream

Ages 4-5 | 5-6 | 7-11 | 7-11 | 11-14

July 1-July 3 • 9 am - noon • Mini Camp for ages 4 & 5

Paint, Squish, Mold and Make!

In this process -art based three day camp paint will fly and clay will be squished! Each child will explore by the process of making art the joy of the act of creating. We’ll be painting with brushes and “not-brushes” finding our way with clay, and making sculptures from a wide range of materials.
Children should bring a snack for snack time. Bottled water will be provided.

July 8-12 • 9 am - 3 pm • For ages 7-11

Sea and Sky Camp

For lovers of the sea and everything that flies - this camp is for you. We will explore drawing and painting everything watery or winged with mixed media techniques. We’ll sculpt and weave our way to make birds and sea creatures as well as our own mythological creations.
Children should bring a snack and a bag lunch. Bottled water will be provided.  

July 15-19 • 9 am – noon • For ages 5-6

Exploring Art through Play

Each day we will approach our making through a variety of playful processes. Think painting with bouncy tennis balls and making rainbows with glittery goo and all the things you might not try at home! Each child will create unique journals that we will use during the week to self document the processes. We will also make a toy! Emphasis is on FUN and experimenting – indulging the “what if’s?”
Children should bring a snack for snack time. Bottled water will be provided. 

July 22-26 • 9 am – 3 pm • For ages 7-11

Let’s Make it!
Inspired by Makers from Around the World  

This week we will use all the media to explore making art that is uniquely our own. Each day a selection of media that a historical or current day maker/artist used will be introduced. Students will choose their own subject and use the materials of the day to create their own works of art.  A wide range of materials will be employed from fibers to paint and clay to printmaking processes. Focus on developing personal style of each student.
Children should bring a snack and lunch. Bottled water will be provided.  Camp size limited to 10. $295 

 

July 29 – August 2 • 9 am – 3 pm • For ages 11-14

My World and Welcome to It! 

This week we will express ourselves, our hopes and dreams through a wide range of processes.  We’ll create books, paintings, drawings, assemblages and sculptures that express who we are, what we believe and what is important to us. We will investigate what current day artists are doing as well as artist’s expressions from the past. Each student will have a wide range of materials during the week to explore with! Personal style will be explored and encouraged in a nurturing environment.

Children should bring a snack and lunch. Bottled water will be provided.  Camp size limited to 10. $295

 

 

Our week-long camps are very popular and fill quickly and early. Each camp size is limited to 10 campers. Botttled water is provided - please pack a snack and lunch.

 

Summer classes for adults

CHECK OUT OUR SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Mondays July 1 – 22   6-9 p.m.

Art Lab

Choose one or all of these evenings to come in, catch up and create in our clay or painting studio. Painters will bring their own materials. Brushes, easels, newspapers and palettes are provided. All clay materials are provided. This open studio creating time will be overseen by Susan Schwake for guidance through your personal projects. 
Class sizes are limited.   $45 per night

 

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DATE TBD

Jewelry Class

Learn to make your own jewelry findings and components – you’ll never need to buy pre-made ear wires and jump rings again! We’ll talk about the properties of metal and the different techniques that allow us to manipulate it. We’ll create some wire-work pieces, make our own metal beads and other components to incorporate into a bracelet, pendant or set of earrings, and then learn how to artificially age them if desired. Make your own chains out of wire or a combination of wire, metal and beads and then we’ll work with sheet metal. This class is open to beginners and those with some jewelry making experience.

CALL US FOR DATES AND TIMES

Some wire and equipment provided, but you will need to bring your own tools for this class. Contact us about the tool kit.

 

 

 


 

 

Kids and Teen classes include all materials. A materials list will be provided for adult painting classes, mixed media classes include some materials, adult clay classes include clay, glazes and firings. Materials are available online at Dick Blick Art Materials and locally at Michaels in Newington.