Summer Art Camps

Summer Art Camps are a great opportunity for kids and teens to explore various art mediums and techniques, expand upon their previous knowledge and experiences with art, and make friends. 

***ALL CAMPS ARE NOW FULL. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR MORE CAMP OPPORTUNITIES IN 2023!***

Featured Summer Art Camps for June 2022:

Elementary Art Camp I (June 6th-10th): 

  • 6/6 (Monday): A is for Abstraction: Students will study abstract artists (Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Wassily Kandinsky, Helen Frankenthaler, etc.) their works, and their techniques. Students will create paintings using techniques inspired by these featured artists.

  • 6/7 (Tuesday): Native American Pottery and Design of the Southwest: Students will learn about ancient and contemporary pottery crafted in the American Southwest by Native Americans. Students will then hand-build a clay vessel and create their own unique designs to decorate their pottery with. 

  • 6/8 (Wednesday): Gold Leaf Landscapes with Gustav Klimt: Students will study the landscapes of Gustav Klimt and his use of gold leaf in his masterpieces. Students will then create unique wildflower field landscapes using gold leaf and acrylic paints. 

  • 6/9 (Thursday): Cubism Crash Course: Students will study Cubist masters such as Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, and Georges Braque, and create a still life using techniques found in Cubism with markers and colored pencils.

  • 6/10 (Friday): Camp at the Nasher: Our last day of camp will take place at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. A member of the Nasher's education staff will join me in guiding campers through two exhibitions featuring the works of artists Magali Reus & Lynda Benglis. Group discussions will take place after the tour, and a gallery project will be created at the museum. 

Middle School Art Camp (June 13th-17th):

  • 6/13 (Monday): Linocut Printmaking Workshop: Students will learn relief printmaking basics using linoleum printmaking blocks and tools. Each student will create a block print on mulberry paper. 

  • 6/14 (Tuesday): Only Origami: Students will learn about basic and complex folds used in origami and create up to 3 pieces of origami objects. 

  • 6/15 (Wednesday): Working with Scratchboard: Students will create an image on scratchboard using reduction and hatching techniques while also learning about positive and negative space. 

  • 6/16 (Thursday): Collage Florals and Plant Garden: Students will use a variety of papers, matte medium, paints, and inks to create flowers and other plants in an assembled piece. 

  • 6/17 (Friday): Camp at the Nasher: Our last day of camp will take place at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. A member of the Nasher's education staff will join me in guiding campers through two exhibitions featuring the works of artists Magali Reus & Lynda Benglis. Group discussions will take place after the tour, and a gallery project will be created at the museum. 

Elementary Art Camp II (June 20th-24th):

  • 6/20 (Monday): A is for Abstraction: Students will study abstract artists (Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Wassily Kandinsky, Helen Frankenthaler, etc.) their works, and their techniques. Students will create paintings using techniques inspired by these featured artists.

  • 6/21 (Tuesday): Native American Pottery and Design of the Southwest: Students will learn about ancient and contemporary pottery crafted in the American Southwest by Native Americans. Students will then hand-build a clay vessel and create their own unique designs to decorate their pottery with. 

  • 6/22 (Wednesday): Gold Leaf Landscapes with Gustav Klimt: Students will study the landscapes of Gustav Klimt and his use of gold leaf in his masterpieces. Students will then create unique wildflower field landscapes using gold leaf and acrylic paints. 

  • 6/23 (Thursday): Cubism Crash Course: Students will study Cubist masters such as Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, and Georges Braque, and create a still life using techniques found in Cubism with markers and colored pencils.

  • 6/24 (Friday): Camp at the Nasher: Our last day of camp will take place at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. A member of the Nasher's education staff will join me in guiding campers through two exhibitions featuring the works of artists Magali Reus & Lynda Benglis. Group discussions will take place after the tour, and a gallery project will be created at the museum.

Camp Schedule: 

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-12:00pm (at Lane Art Studio)

Friday: 1:00pm-3:00pm (at the Nasher)

Camp fees are $250.00 per student. All supplies and snacks are included.

For Friday:

Parents must bring their children to the Nasher Sculpture Center on the final day of camp (Friday). Campers will meet with me at 1:00pm at the front of the Nasher. Parents must also pick up their children from the Nasher at 3:00pm when camp concludes. Admission to the Nasher Sculpture Center for all campers is free. A mask may be required for campers to enter the Nasher. 

Registration:

Parents must complete a registration form and submit payment in order to secure their child's admittance into camp. Maximum limit for all camps is 4 students. 

Elemenary Art Camps are for students who are entering grades 1-5. Middle School Art Camps are for students entering grades 6-8.

***ALL CAMPS ARE NOW FULL. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR MORE CAMP OPPORTUNITIES IN 2023!***

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