ArtsCamp Catalog 2020

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ArtsCamp and Summer Youth Workshops for students entering grades K-12


Table of COntents About ArtsCamp.....................................................3 Little Campers (RISING GRADES K-2)...................................................................4 Grades K-12 Calendar.........................................6 ArtsFocus



Summer Youth Workshops



General Info...............................................................21 Membership Benefits.......................................22 More Youth Programs......................................23

CAMP PRICINg One-week camps: $170 Public, $159 Patrons Two-week camps: $340 Public, $318 Patrons Week 3 (June 29-July 2): $136 Public, $127 Patrons Weeks 3-4 Ceramics B: $306 Public, $286 Patrons Early Registration begins for Patron Members: Tuesday, January 28 at 9:00 AM Registration opens for general public: Tuesday, February 11 at 9:00 AM 2

Cover photo credit: Adam Dodds

ABOUT ARTSCAMP Hello! Welcome to another wonderful season of ArtsCamp! The ArtsCenter is an inclusive and welcoming space that nurtures your camper’s creative energy. Our camps for K-12 students are immersive and process-oriented explorations in visual and performing mediums. This includes but is not limited to painting, ceramics, beat-making, darkroom photography, sewing, dance, improv and creative writing (see pages 6-7 for full list). Each camp is developed to meet the creative needs of makers at all levels of skill and ability. This year, Little Campers (grades K-2) are introduced to new themes broadening their cultural knowledge through the investigation of both visual and performing arts. Check out the new sessions for ArtsFocus (grades 2-6) including Abstract Painting, Sculpture, Graffiti, Digital Playground, Musical Theater and Fashion Upcycling. We have expanded Summer Youth Workshops (grades 7-12) by offering some beginning, intermediate and advanced courses in drawing, Photoshop and photography. New workshops include Shakespeare Theater and Writing Fantasy & Sci-Fi. On behalf of The ArtsCenter, we look forward to seeing you at ArtsCamp for a summer of creative exploration and fun! Natalie & Allison Youth Education Team

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little campers

for campers entering grades K-2

Little Campers are one-week camps designed to make campers in the first half of elementary school feel right at home. Small classes, fabulous teachers, and arts activities based on a new creative theme each week allow for lots of exploration and imaginative play. Little Campers are introduced to both visual and performing media. Camps are built on a weekly theme and may include dancing, music, storytelling, theater performance as well as a variety of visual arts media such as painting, printmaking and sculpture. Morning and afternoon sessions do not repeat activities.

Week 1 (June 15-19): The Five Senses The five senses are essential to understanding our world and sensory exploration and play is key to the creative process. Get ready to taste, smell, feel, hear, and see your way through both performing and visual arts this week!

Week 2 (June 22-26): Recycle! 3-D Art We will make three-dimensional artwork out of recyclable and reusable materials and talk about the importance of reuse in both art and everyday life. In this camp, students will use their imagination to make everyday items come to life!

Week 3 (June 29-July 2) Around the World This week, campers will learn about different places all around the world. We will look to a variety of cultural traditions to inspire art projects and performative explorations alike.

Week 4 (July 6-10): Up in Space This week, we are artist-astronauts. We’ll explore our solar system through art as we blast off into space! There is so much to learn about the sun, the moon, and the stars! 4

Week 5 (July 13-17): In the Garden We’ll make arts, crafts and performances inspired by the garden! From plants and vegetables to earthworms and insects, we’ll cultivate creativity and harvest fun using natural materials. Dig in!

Week 6 (July 20-24): Under the Sea Get ready to dive in! This week we will learn about underwater creatures and explore the shapes and textures of the ocean floor to make art and play.

Week 7 (July 27-31): Inspired by Sound This week, we are going to explore the many ways that art and sound interact. We will be inspired by objects that make sound, and create works of art that are influenced by the sounds we hear and how they make us feel.

Week 8 (August 3-7): Playing with Patterns and Prints This week we will learn about various printmaking techniques to create our own unique prints! Along the way, we will learn about patterning, what it is and how it is used in art.

Week 9 (August 10-14): Stories: Telling and Making This week, our imaginations are running wild! We will listen to and create stories with brave and kind characters. Campers will make their characters come to life by creating their very own picture book and sharing stories.

Week 10 (August 17-21): Superheroes! What’s your superpower? Students will learn the common traits of superheroes, like kindness and courage, to create unique characters with special powers.


Camp Calendar Week

rising grades K-12

Morning Sessions 9:00am - 12:00pm

Week 1: The Five Senses (grades K-2) June Fabric & Fiber Exploration A (gr. 2-4) 15-19 Elements of Acting A (gr. 3-6)

Mixed Media Explorations A (gr. 3-6) Beginning Sewing A (grades 2-3) Handbuilding & Clay Sculpture A (gr. 7-12) Beginning Adobe Photoshop A (gr. 7-12)

Week 2: June 22-26

The Five Senses (grades K-2) Mixed Media Explorations B (gr. 3-6) Theatre Games A (grades 2-4) Fabric & Fiber Exploration B (gr. 3-6) Handbuilding & Clay Sculpture A (gr. 4-6) Ceramics A (grades 2-6) (2 wks) Beginning Knitting A (grades 3-6) Beginning Digital Photography A (gr. 7-12) Creative Fiction Writing (grades 7-12) Recycle! 3-D Art (grades K-2)

Drawing Techniques A (gr. 3-6) Improv Acting A (grades 2-4) Animal Portraits (grades 2-6) Digital Playground A (gr. 3-5) Darkroom Photography A (gr. 3-6)

Cartooning & Comics A (gr. 4-6) Drawing Techniques B (grades 2-4) Digital Photography A (grades 3-5) Beginning Sewing B (grades 4-6)

Week 3: Around the World (grades K-2) June 29- Contemporary Art (grades 2-6) July 2 Improv Acting B (grades 3-6)

Elements of Acting (grades 7-12) Graphic Novels (grades 7-12) Around the World (grades K-2)

Cartooning & Comics B (gr. 2-4) Digital Photography B (grades 4-6) Beginning Sewing C (grades 2-3) Poetry Writing (grades 4-6)

Painting Techniques A (grades 3-6) Musical Theater (grades 2-6) Fashion Upcycling (grades 3-6) Digital Arts A (grades 3-6) Ceramics B (grades 2-6) (2 wks) Beginning Knitting B (grades 3-6)

Mending & Remaking (gr. 7-12)

Watercolor Techniques A (grades 7-12)

Week 4: Up in Space (grades K-2) July Hiphop Dance A (grades 2-6) 6-10 Cartooning & Comics C (gr. 3-6)

Digital Photography C (grades 3-5) Beginning Sewing D (grades 4-6) Darkroom Photography B (gr. 3-6)

Up in Space (grades K-2) Cartooning & Comics D (grades 3-6) Theatre Games B (grades 3-6) Sculpture (grades 3-6) Beginning Sewing E (grades 2-3)

Natural Dyeing (grades 7-12)

Drawing Foundations (grades 7-12) Digital Music Production A (gr. 7-12)

In the Garden (grades K-2)

In the Garden (grades K-2)

Drawing Techniques C (grades 3-6) Magical Theater (grades 2-6) Painting Techniques B (grades 3-6) Beat Making Basics A (grades 4-6) Intermediate Sewing A (gr. 3-5)

Painting Techniques C (grades 2-4) Let’s Make a Play A (grades 2-6) (2 wks) Drawing Techniques D (grades 3-6) Handstitching A (grades 2-4)

Watercolor Techniques B (gr. 7-12)


1:00pm - 4:00pm

Recycle! 3-D Art (grades K-2)

Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting A (gr. 7-12) Sewing Workshop (gr. 7-12)

Week 5: July 13-17

Afternoon Sessions

Intermediate Digital Photography A (gr. 7-12) Ceramics Intensive (2 wks) (gr. 7-12)


Morning Sessions 9:00am - 12:00pm

Afternoon Sessions 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Under the Sea (grades K-2) Week 6: Under the Sea (grades K-2) July Mixed Media Explorations C (gr. 3-6) Drawing Techniques F (grades 3-6) 20-24 Drawing Techniques E (grades 3-6) Mixed Media Explorations D (gr. 3-6)

Week 7: July 27-31

Week 8: August 3-7

Handbuilding & Clay Sculpture B (gr. 2-4) Digital Arts B (grades 3-6) Beginning Sewing F (grades 4-6)

Digital Photography D (grades 4-6) Advanced Sewing A (grades 4-6) Darkroom Photography C (grades 3-6)

Improv Acting A (grades 7-12) Darkroom Photography A (gr. 7-12)

Metal Jewelry Crafting A (grades 7-12)

Inspired by Sound (grades K-2)

Inspired by Sound (grades K-2)

Fabric & Fiber Exploration C (gr. 3-6) Painting Techniques D (grades 4-6) Painting Techniques E (grades 2-4) Beginning Knitting C (grades 3-6) Darkroom Photography D (gr. 3-6)

Hiphop Dance B (grades 2-6) Handbuilding & Clay Sculpture C (gr. 4-6) Digital Playground B (grades 4-6) Ceramics C (grades 2-6) (2 wks) Handstitching B (grades 2-4)

Shakespeare (grades 7-12) Intermediate Adobe Photoshop A (gr. 7-12)

Drawing Foundations (grades 7-12) Writing Fantasy & Sci-Fi (grades 7-12)

Playing with Patterns and Prints (gr. K-2)

Playing with Patterns and Prints (gr. K-2)

Cartooning & Comics E (gr. 2-6) Elements of Acting (grades 2-4) Creative Fiction Writing (gr. 4-6) Intermediate Sewing B (gr. 4-6)

Hiphop Dance C (grades 2-6) Sketchbooking & Storytelling (gr. 3-6) Handbuilding & Clay Sculpture D (gr. 4-6) Beat Making Basics B (grades 4-6) Advanced Sewing B (grades 3-5)

Zines Workshop (gr. 7-12)

Week 9: Stories: Telling & Making (gr. K-2) August Graffiti (grades 3-6) 10-14 Let’s Make a Play B (gr. 2-6) (2 wks) Handstitching C (grades 2-4)

Advanced Drawing (grades 7-12) Digital Music Production B (gr. 7-12)

Darkroom Photography B (gr. 7-12) Stories: Telling & Making (gr. K-2) Fabric & Fiber Exploration D (gr. 3-6) Theatre Games C (grades 2-4) Abstract Painting (grades 3-6) Digital Arts C (grades 3-6) Ceramics D (grades 2-6) (2 wks) Advanced Sewing C (grades 4-6) Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting B (gr. 7-12) Metal Jewelry Crafting B (grades 7-12)

Week 10: Superheroes! (grades K-2) August Painting Techniques F (grades 3-6) 17-21 Figure & Portrait Drawing (gr. 3-6) Digital Playground C (grades 4-6) Beginning Knitting D (grades 3-6) Darkroom Photography E (gr. 3-6)

Superheroes! (grades K-2) Mixed Media Explorations E (gr. 3-6) Young Playwrights (grades 2-6) Painting Techniques G (grades 3-6) Handbuilding & Clay Sculpture E (gr. 2-4) Digital Photography E (grades 3-6) Intermediate Sewing C (grades 4-6)



for campers entering grades 2-6

ArtsFocus camps enable your camper to focus on their selected art forms. Offered in one-week and two-week sessions, these half-day camps can be mixed and matched to make a full day. Lunchtime supervision is provided for all campers at no additional charge.

CLAY Ceramics (2 weeks) (grades 2-6) These camps are some of our most popular, so sign up early! Campers will learn handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques and how to finish their artwork with glazes. Original, kiln-fired pieces will be ready to take home at the end of each session. 2-week sessions begin weeks 1, 3, 7, 9.

Handbuilding & Clay Sculpture This camp focuses on handbuilding and sculpture techniques, giving campers the skills to create both decorative and functional pieces. Note: This camp does not include wheelthrowing techniques. For rising grades 2-4: weeks 6, 10. For rising grades 4-6: weeks 1, 7, 8.

DIGITAL ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY Beat Making Basics (grades 4-6) Unlike traditional music, beat making doesn’t require being able to read music or play an instrument. Instead, campers learn the techniques of beat making through composition, sampling, and songwriting using just a computer. The results are electronic dance music and hiphop songs! No experience necessary. Students should bring a flash drive to save their work. Weeks 5, 8. 8

Darkroom Photography (grades 3-6) In this class, campers will get hands-on experience with photography starting with composing and lighting an image. After taking photos, we head to the darkroom to learn the art of developing film and creating the final print. All materials (including cameras) will be provided. Weeks 2, 4, 6, 7, 10.

Digital Playground This camp builds fundamental computer skills with programs like Adobe Photoshop. Over the course of the week, students will learn to manipulate photos, videos and digital media in innovative ways. The camp may also utilize other visual arts for combined mixed-media works. Students should bring a flash drive to save their work. For rising grades 3-5: week 2. For rising grades 4-6: weeks 7, 10.

Digital Arts (grades 3-6) Campers will take their imaginations into the digital realm using tools provided by Adobe Photoshop. We’ll learn to draw, scan, color, edit, and manipulate our images in this powerful program. Students should bring a flash drive to save their work. Weeks 3, 6, 9.

Digital Photography This camp will cover photography basics such as framing, composition, and lighting, and also consider options for editing and enhancing photos. Please note: Campers must bring their own digital camera (not an iPod or iPhone) for this camp. For rising grades 3-5: weeks 2, 4. For rising grades 3-6: week 10. For rising grades 4-6: weeks 3, 6.



for campers entering grades 2-6

Fabric & Fiber Arts Beginning Sewing This camp is for those with little or no sewing experience. Learn how to operate a sewing machine, basic hand-stitching, and experiment with a variety of stitches. Simple projects may include a pillowcase, drawstring bag, stuffed toy, or other items as time permits. Fabric, patterns, and basic sewing kits will be provided, or you are welcome to bring your own. For rising grades 2-3: weeks 1, 3, 4. For rising grades 4-6: weeks 2, 4, 6.

Intermediate Sewing Learn the skills you’ll need for clothing construction and more in this camp. We will use a pattern to make simple items like a shirt, a tote bag, or a purse. Fabric and patterns will be provided. Some machine sewing experience required. For rising grades 3-5: week 5. For rising grades 4-6: weeks 8, 10.

Advanced Sewing This session is for campers who have already taken both Beginning and Intermediate Sewing, or have significant prior machine sewing experience. Campers should feel comfortable measuring and cutting fabric, threading a sewing machine, and winding a bobbin before enrolling in this session. For rising grades 3-5: week 8. For rising grades 4-6: weeks 6, 9.

Fashion Upcycling (grades 3-6) Campers will create new and exciting clothing and fashion accessories while exploring sustainability by repurposing, deconstructing and combining old clothes into runwayready 10 garments. Week 3.

Beginning Knitting (grades 3-6) This class is for those who have little or no experience with knitting, but an interest in exploring this exciting art form. Yarn, needles, and basic supplies will be provided, or you are welcome to bring your own. Weeks 1, 3, 7, 10.

Fabric & Fiber Exploration There are so many possibilities for art made with fabric and fiber! Students will learn a variety of styles that may include stitching, dyeing, weaving, fabric collage, and clothing modification. Machine sewing will not be taught in this camp. For rising grades 2-4: week 1. For rising grades 3-6 weeks 1, 7, 9.

Hand-stitching (grades 2-4) This camp is for students who are ready to learn the basics of sewing and working with fabrics. Instructors will provide an introduction to sewing tools, and students will create several small hand-stitched items. No machine sewing will be taught in this camp. Weeks 5, 7, 9.

PERFORMING ARTS Let’s Make a Play (grades 2-6) (2 weeks) The perfect session for the drama enthusiast! From casting to curtain calls, campers learn all aspects of staging a play, including set design and costuming. Pair with a Ceramics session for a two-week block. 2-week sessions begin weeks 5, 9.



for campers entering grades 2-6

Hiphop Dance (grades 2-6) One of our most popular camps, this camp is a great introduction to various hiphop styles. Campers will learn basic steps and choreography while building confidence and skills in a fun, energetic environment. The final performance is a showcase of each camper’s best moves. Be prepared to sweat! Weeks 4, 7, 8.

Improv Acting This camp is for those who want to take their acting to the next level through a focus on movement, voice, and character development. We’ll explore theatre through improv games and creative movement, and improv while using our imaginations to create characters and develop stories as a team. For rising grades 2-4: week 2. For rising grades 3-6: week 3.

Elements of Acting For performers excited to build their acting skills, this camp will focus on movement, voice and character development. Students will work together to animate their performances through vocal and physical styles and techniques. For rising grades 2-4: week 8. For rising grades 3-6: week 1.

Musical Theater (grades 2-6) New this summer! Musical Theater camp is designed for those who love to act, sing and dance! Build your skills on stage while learning choreography, singing with others and acting out scenes from classic and contemporary musical productions. Week 3.

Magical Theater (grades 2-6) This camp is designed for fantasy and adventure enthusiasts to delve into theater, using books and the world around them as inspiration. Through engaging games, collaborations, and original ideas, campers will develop a play or short scenes inspired by magical characters, stories and landscapes. Week 5.

Young Playwrights (grades 2-6) This camp is for individuals who love to make up stories and movies in their mind. It’s a chance to translate those stories to the stage! Young writers have an opportunity to learn the foundations of script writing and play development. Campers will develop short works to be presented in a final staged reading. Week 10.

Theatre Games In this session, campers will explore theatre through improvisational games and activities meant to build confidence, voice, and spatial awareness. Campers will gain basic acting skills individually and in a group setting. For rising grades 2-4: weeks 1, 9. For 12 rising grades 3-6: week 4.

VISUAL ARTS Animal Portraits (grades 2-6) This camp is designed for the animal-lover ready to explore both realistic and abstract animal portraiture. We’ll paint, draw, and collage using our pets, favorite wild animals and imaginative creatures as inspiration! Week 2.

Cartooning & Comics Designed for the artist who wants to tell a story with text and images, this popular camp invites campers to explore cartoons, comic books, and graphic novels. Campers will try their hand at single panel cartoons, short comics, and caricatures, as well as writing stories to go along with their drawings. For rising grades 2-4: week 3. For rising grades 2-6: week 8. For rising grades 3-6: week 4. For rising grades 4-6: week 2.

Contemporary Art (grades 2-6) In this camp, we’ll learn about modern perspectives on artistic creation! We will create orginal works both individually and collaboratively, inspired by the artists who have shaped contemporary art. Week 3.

Drawing Techniques Artistic expression starts with a solid foundation in drawing. Campers will learn new techniques and strengthen existing ones, while exploring the use of pen, pencil, charcoal, and pastels. All skill levels are welcome. For rising grades 2-4: week 2. For rising grades 3-6: week 2, 5, 6.

Mixed Media Explorations (grades 3-6) In this camp, we’ll try out lots of techniques such as acrylic painting, collaging, drawing, and layering. We’ll work with painting tools and everyday objects to learn how we can make art out of anything! Weeks 1, 6, 10.

Painting Techniques Whether your camper is a practiced painter or picking up a brush for the first time, this session is a great opportunity to develop new skills with paint. Campers will gain experience with acrylic and watercolor while increasing confidence and embracing their own personal expression. For rising grades 2-4: weeks 5, 7. For rising grades 3-6: weeks 3, 5, 10. For rising grades 4-6: week 7.



for campers entering grades 2-6

Abstract Painting (grades 3-6) This class teaches young artists the basics of abstraction: color, shape, line, expression. Over the course of the week, we’ll learn about the elements and principles of design and how to use them effectively in painting. Week 9.

Figure & Portrait Drawing (grades 3-6) Campers will study gesture, proportion and composition, learning to draw the human form. This camp introduces the observational skills required to draw a portrait. Campers will complete gestural drawing exercises as well as longer durational studies. Week 10.

Sculpture (grades 3-6) Let’s take our imagination off the page and into the third dimension. In this class, students will explore all things sculpture! Through the use of a variety of materials and techniques students will be able to explore artistic freedom while creating unique works of sculptural art. Week 4.

Graffiti (grades 3-6) This class teaches students the fundamentals of this expressive art form. We’ll go over the historical contexts, unique terminology and explore the different types of graffiti imagery like tags, throw-ups, and pieces. Students will be able to make their own graffiti art using a colorful background and text. Week 9.

WRITING Creative Fiction Writing (grades 4-6) In this camp we’ll look at the qualities shared by great short stories: strong characters, a sense of place and mood, and the spark of mystery or compelling action that engages your reader. Bring your wildest ideas to include in your very own short stories! Week 8.

Poetry Writing (grades 4-6) Campers will use poetry as a site of play and discovery as they develop their own writing styles. By working both individually and collaboratively, we’ll share ideas and learn about several common styles of poetry. Bring your ideas and a notebook! Week 3.


Summer Youth Workshops

rising grades 7-12

The ArtsCenter offers one-week, half-day workshops for middle and high school students in a variety of art forms. Mix and match morning and afternoon sessions to fit your schedule and interests. In all workshops, instructors focus on skill development and discovery of creative voice. A low student-to-instructor ratio provides an encouraging environment for constructive feedback and exploring the creative process. These workshops are a great opportunity to explore your artistic talents, build your portfolio, or just learn a new skill you’ve been curious about trying! Students in Summer Youth Workshops are permitted to sign themselves in and out of camp each day.

CLAY Handbuilding & Clay Sculpture This workshop will focus on handbuilding and sculpture techniques, giving students the skills to create both functional and decorative pieces. Students will learn a variety of ways to build structurally sound vessels and small to medium-sized sculptures, and finish several pieces with glaze. Note: In this workshop no wheelthrowing will be taught. Week 1.

Ceramics Intensive (2 weeks) In this workshop, students will explore the fundamentals of creating functional pottery forms. They’ll focus on wheelthrowing and glazing techniques and learn about working in a ceramics studio environment. This workshop will provide the skills needed for students to feel comfortable in intermediate and adult level courses. 2-week session starting week 5.


Summer Youth Workshops

rising grades 7-12

DIGITAL ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY Beginning Adobe Photoshop Photoshop is the industry standard for digital image manipulation used by photographers, graphic designers, web designers, animators, comic artists, and other creative professionals. Students will learn to create, enhance, and edit images and generate amazing effects. The week’s projects will help launch your artwork into the limitless digital realm. Students should bring a flash drive to save their work. Week 1.

Intermediate Adobe Photoshop Take your digital portfolio to the next level. Students will expand on their editing skills, taking on more involved artworks with greater technical knowledge and skill. Build your portfolio with one-on-one support from a professional teaching artist. Campers should be familiar with basic Photoshop skills or have taken a beginner course in Photoshop. Students should bring a flash drive to save their work. Week 7.

Darkroom Photography In this class, students will get hands-on experience with photography starting with composing and lighting an image. After taking photos, we head to the darkroom to learn the art of developing film and creating the final print. All materials (including cameras) will be provided. Weeks 6, 8.

Digital Music Production In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of creating and performing music digitally, using cutting edge music production software and hardware. Students will engage in a truly interactive learning experience with hands-on control of Ableton Live software via dedicated hardware controllers. By the end of this course, students will possess a functional understanding of music production software as well as a basic grasp of music theory, mixing theory, and song crafting. Students must bring their own eadphones or earbuds. Students should also bring a flash drive to save their work. Weeks 4, 9.

Beginning Digital Photography Photographers at all levels of experience will gain professional shooting experience and practice photo manipulation techniques in this workshop. Topics include how light, contrast, composition, and shutter speeds interact to create successful digital images. Students may use Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop to enhance favorite images for final presentation. Beginners welcome. Students must bring their own digital camera (not an iPhone) for this workshop. Week 1.


Intermediate Digital Photography For those who have taken introductory/beginning photography classes, this course will refresh, expand and refine technical and conceptual practices. The intermediate course is designed for those looking to further develop camera, photoshop and/or Lightroom skills. Students must bring their own digital camera (not an iPhone) for this workshop. Week 5.

PERFORMING ARTS Elements of Acting For performers interested in taking their acting to the next level, this workshop will focus on movement, voice, and character development. Students will animate performances through a myriad of theatrical styles both physical and vocal. Beginners are welcome come prepared to focus, move, and be challenged. Week 2.

Improv Acting Are you hoping to build confidence in public speaking or performing? Improv is a fun way to build your skills on stage. Improv Acting students will learn to create improvised scenes individually and in groups. Then, they’ll build skills to refine their performances for an audience, focusing on stage presence, clarity of voice, and self-confidence. Learn to be in the moment through easy-to-learn improv games and exercises in a safe and supportive learning environment! Week 6.

Shakespeare Who knew Shakespeare could be so much fun? In-depth exploration of Shakespeare texts can yield surprising results! Students will make sense of Shakespeare’s writing by exploring his humor and realism in modern day terms. Campers will develop short scenes from texts to performance. Week 7.


Summer Youth Workshops

rising grades 7-12

VISUAL ARTS Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting This workshop is for students who want to break out of the box of traditional drawing and painting. Students will work with acrylic paint, pastels, graphite, and paper products to create multi-dimensional pieces. Along with basic painting and drawing tools, students will incorporate recycled materials into their work to create texture and depth. This workshop is great for those looking to build their portfolio as well as those who just want to experiment with new materials. Weeks 2, 9.

Drawing Foundations In this workshop, students will learn to draw with confidence and consistency. Using pencil, pen and charcoal, students will practice proportion, shape, perspective, and shading to build an artistic foundation in drawing. Projects may include still life, portraiture, landscapes and useful drawing techniques. Weeks 4, 7.

Advanced Drawing This workshop is for experienced artists looking to develop their drawing skills and push themselves further. We’ll review the basics of drawing techniques and offer in-depth technical instruction and longer, more focused activities in a wide range of media including charcoal and graphite. Students will practice composition, shading, spatial relationships, and texture. Whether you’re an artist working from life or from fantasy, this workshop is bound to inspire you and add some impressive pieces to your portfolio. Week 9. 18

Watercolor Techniques In this workshop, students will learn watercolor techniques to create both realistic and abstract works. We’ll discuss color, water, and how it dries, absorbs, and mixes on paper to create beautiful artistic effects. All skill levels welcome. Weeks 3, 5.

Graphic Novels Graphic novels are a rapidly growing art form that has been popularized by works such as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant, and Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. In this workshop, students will learn to create cohesive comics narratives, both short-form and graphic novel length, while emphasizing clarity and experimentation. A variety of materials will be used while learning about page composition, character design, story structure, and drawing techniques. All skill levels welcome. Week 2.

FIBER ARTS Sewing Workshop Learn the skills you’ll need for clothing construction and more in this camp. Students will use a pattern to make simple items like clothing, a tote bag, or a pillow. Fabric, patterns, and basic sewing materials will be provided - students can choose to bring their own fabric as well. Week 2.

Mending and Remaking In this workshop, students will learn the skills needed to mend treasured and well-worn items such as favorite jeans, a sibling’s stuffed animal, or a ripped tote bag. In addition to functional mending skills, students will also explore upcycled fashion by using old or thrifted clothing items to create rejuvenated items and new styles to wear. Week 3.

Natural Dyeing There are so many natural items that can be used to create a rainbow of beautifully dyed textiles. This workshop will focus on the history and process of dyeing fabrics, clothing items, and more. Students will use naturally ocurring materials to add depth and color to their fabrics with a variety of dyeing styles. Week 4.

Metal Jewelry Crafting This workshop will teach the basics of working with metals like copper and brass for small jewelry pieces. Students will be introduced to jewelry making tools and learn techniques to create a copper or brass pendant and pair of earrings. We’ll finish our projects with decorative textures and patinas. As time allows, we’ll also make a copper or brass bypass ring. No experience required. All materials will be provided. Weeks 6, 9.


Summer Youth Workshops

rising grades 7-12

WRITING Creative Fiction Writing This workshop will focus on creative writing techniques geared towards students interested in fiction. Students will learn about creating characters, use of narration, and engaging dialogue while writing short stories and generating ideas for longer works. Week 1.

Writing Fantasy & Sci-Fi Do you love magical duels, humans fighting dragons and chimeras, evil overlords, chosen ones, and powerful artifacts? Or perhaps you prefer time travel, dystopian futures, space battles, and sentient technology? Join us for a week of writing the fantastical. We’ll learn basic story structure, each day discovering what plot has in store for our heroes. At the end of the week, you’ll have written a story that’s out of this world. Week 7.

Zines Workshop A zine is a handmade magazine or mini-comic about anything you can imagine: favorite bands, personal stories, subcultures, or collections. They contain diary entries, drawings, rants, interviews, and more. They can be by one person or many, found in stores, traded at comic conventions, exchanged with friends, or given away for free. This workshop is for learning tips and tricks and creating something cool in a friendly environment. Learn to design and print your own zine so you can put it in others’ hands. No experience is necessary and everyone is invited to participate. Week 8.


General info ARTSCAMP STAFF Professional teaching artists lead all camps with the assistance of a dedicated group of volunteer teen counselors. Fulltime ArtsCenter staff lead our programs: our Youth Education Director and Youth Education Coordinator, along with three Camp Managers. FAMILY SHARING & OPEN STUDIO Campers have the opportunity to share their work with family and friends. All families are welcome to attend. Both Family Sharing and Open Studio are usually held during the last 15 minutes of camp on the final Friday of each session. LUNCH / SNACKS Each child attending the supervised lunch period must bring a lunch or purchase a boxed lunch. The ArtsCenter offers lunch options through Amante Gourmet Pizza, which can be ordered daily or weekly. Daily lunch orders must be placed by 9 AM. Lunches come with juice, an apple, and chips or dessert each day. A selection of $1 snacks are available for purchase during break times, and campers are encouraged to bring their own snacks. DAILY SCHEDULE


Early Arrival / Extended Care*


Regular Drop-off for AM/Full Day Campers

12:00-1:00PM Pick-up for AM Campers Supervised Lunch Period** Regular Drop-off for PM Campers 4:00-4:15PM Regular Pick-up for PM and Full Day Campers 4:15-5:30PM

Late Departure / Extended Care*

EXTENDED CARE* Extended Care may be purchased on a weekly or day-by-day basis through the Camp Staff at the Sign-In table. There is no option to preregister. Early Arrival Extended Care: $5/day $25/week for each camper Late Departure Extended Care: $5/day $25/week for each camper The ArtsCenter reserves the right to charge $1 per minute for late pick-up after 1 PM for campers enrolled in AM camps only, and after 5:30 PM for campers enrolled in late departure supervision. **AM campers may stay for lunch, and PM campers may come early for the lunch period, both at no additional charge. Please provide a lunch for any camper who will be present during the lunch period.


General info SCHOLARSHIPS The ArtsCenter is pleased to offer scholarships to families based on financial need and funding availability. Both full and partial scholarships are awarded. The application form can be found online at Please submit your application before March 1 to receive priority processing. COUNSELOR PROGRAM A huge thank you to our terrific counselor team who share their love of the arts with campers every day of summer! The ArtsCenter Counselor Program is open to students in rising grades 7-12 who have an interest in developing their leadership skills, working with children, and gaining experience in an arts education setting. To learn more about the counselor program and how to apply, visit CONTACTING ARTSCAMP Our Youth Education Team is glad to assist you. For ArtsCamp inquiries, cancellations and exchanges, please contact Allison Tierney at For information about the Scholarship program, please contact Natalie Rambaldi at

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Become an ArtsCenter Patron level Member for a year of family and youth program discounts for only $15 per month or $180 per year! A one-year commitment is required to receive discounts. ArtsCenter Patron Members receive first notice of ArtsCamp sessions, may register early before the general public, and receive a discount on camp tuition! As a Member you also receive a 15% discount on performances and classes, as well as special Members Only promotions, events, and updates. Register for camps early, be the first to hear about your favorite artists coming to The ArtsCenter, and be first in line for registrations, tickets, and performance seating! To become an ArtsCenter Member, or renew your membership, visit Your gifts enhance quality arts education programs through schools in our region and provide scholarships to share the gift of the arts with youth. The ArtsCenter thanks the Nicholson Foundation and donors like you for supporting our scholarship program!



Teacher Workday MiniCamps MiniCamps are arts workshops for grades K-5 held on CHCCS teacher workdays and select holidays. Half-day (9 AM-Noon or 1-4 PM) and full-day (9 AM-4 PM) programs are available. Each MiniCamp features several professional teaching artists and a variety of art forms. Upcoming projects and themes include Handbuilding, Drawing Techniques, Creative Movement and more. Extended care is available at no extra charge beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at 5 PM. Register for Winter/ Spring MiniCamps at Monday, January 20 Monday, January 27 Monday, February 17 Friday, March 13 Friday, April 3 Monday-Friday, April 6-10 (Spring Break)

AfterSchool Arts Immersion AAI is an arts-based after-school program for grades K-5 designed for students who want to explore their artistic interests. A new artist residency every two weeks allows students to experience many different styles of art over the course of the school year. We offer full-time and part-time enrollment options, supervised homework time, and a healthy snack each day. Transportation by school bus is available from most CHCCS elementary schools. The application for the 2020-2021 school year will be available in May 2020. Apply early to reserve your space! 23

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ArtsCamp Catalog 2020 300-G East Main Street Carrboro, NC 27510

ArtsCenter Patron Member early registration: January 28 at 9 AM Registration open to public: February 11 at 9 AM

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