United Way Fine Art Camps (Be a Painter)
Jun 1 - 8:00 am - Jun 5 - 5:00 pm$85
Instructor Kathy Nelson
Our Fine Arts Camps are packed with fun and challenging activities that encourage creativity and growth for a lifetime. Campers will explore a variety of mediums such as graphite, paint, pastels, charcoal, sculptural materials, found objects, and much more. Each week includes art instruction, hand-building in clay, dance & drama, and a visiting guest artist. On Friday from 1 pm to 2 pm, campers will perform their group dance & drama piece and display their works of art in a gallery style setting. We welcome families and friends to attend the Friday events. Camps include morning and afternoon instruction in art, music, dance, and theater. All camps work with pottery. Breakfast and lunch are provided but please bring a snack each day!
Early Arrival for Breakfast 7:45 am
Class Instruction Begins 9:00 am
Lunch 12:00 noon
Recreational Activity 1:00 pm
Class Instruction 2:00 pm
Pickup 5:00 pm to 5:30pm
Eligible Ages: Completed 2nd grade thru completed 5th grade
Cost: $85 for the first child, $75 for additional sibling or additional weeks
June 1-5 Be a Painter
Dive into the world of color theory and painting and take advantage of our Art of Bugs exhibit
by exploring bugs in art and getting hands on with some insect art.
June 8-12 Learning the Basics (Drawing)
Campers will be guided step by step through the process of drawing by creating and exploring
line, four basic shapes, color, and composition as you draw a variety of subjects throughout the
week, including insects inspired by our Art of Bugs exhibit.
June 15-19 That’s Surreal (1920s Surrealism)
Take a look back at the art of Surrealism as we celebrate 100 years of artists Salvador
Dalí, Pablo Picasso, and Frida Kahlo.
June 22-26 Empire Art (1920s Deco Style)
Explore a spectrum of the visual arts: from architecture, painting, and sculpture to the graphic
and decorative arts, including the Empire State Building in this camp that looks at symmetrical,
geometric, streamlined art.
July 6-10 3-D Creativity
Gain an understanding of building, sculpting and creating balance by using wood and found
materials to design interchangeable and interactive 3-D pieces of art.
July 13-17 Drawing, Drawing, Drawing
Work on your drawing skills in this week of exploring realism, figure drawing, perspective,
composition, shadows and highlights, and layering foreground and background.
July 20-24 Bending Nature
Bend nature in the fun-filled week of weaving wood and building arches and other 3-D pieces,
using natural and functional materials to create fine art.
July 27-July 31 Discover Printmaking
Learn the history of printmaking and create fine art prints from found and unusual objects that
make interesting textures through mono and block printing.