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Pre-Teen Intensives

Pre-Teen Studio Intensives for Ages 10-12

Studio Intensives are designed with teens and pre-teens in mind. These courses offer older campers (ages 10-18) the opportunity to explore new mediums in-depth. Each week, professional Teaching Artists will guide pre-teens and teens to explore and build foundational skills in a variety of artistic mediums.

 

Session 1: June 13-17

Before Care:
8-9 a.m.

Register for before care

Monday, June 13-Friday, June 17 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Register for full day

Pre-Teen Intensive: Mosaics
Monday, June 13-
Friday, June 17 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Mosaics

with Kim Hogan
Students will learn to safely handle glass, tools, and other materials to design and create mosaics using colored glass.

Pre-Teen Intensive: Wheelthrowing
Monday, June 13-
Friday, June 17 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Wheelthrowing

With Deb Slahta
Transform a ball of clay into a variety of beautiful objects as you learn the techniques of the pottery wheel. In this intensive, students are mesmerized by the spinning wheel and the feel of wet clay between their fingers. Students will be given several dates outside of camp to glaze artwork.

Pre-Teen Intensive:
Amigurumi Crochet
Monday, June 13-
Friday, June 17 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for Amigurumi Crochet

with Katie Heebner
Learn the skills needed to crochet your own stuffed animal friend in the style of Japanese Amigurumi!

 

After Care:
3:30-6 p.m.

Register for after care

 

 

Session 2: June 20-24

Before Care:
8-9 a.m.

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Monday, June 20-Friday, June 24 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Register for full day

Pre-Teen Intensive: Papier Mache Mobiles
Monday, June 20-
Friday, June 24 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Papier Mache

with Lauren Beauchner
Prepare to get messy in this fun intensive. Students will design, craft, and paint miniature sculptures out of papier-mache to create their own hanging mobiles.

Pre-Teen Intensive: Wheelthrowing
Monday, June 20-
Friday, June 24 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Wheelthrowing

with Deb Slahta
Transform a ball of clay into a variety of beautiful objects as you learn the techniques of the pottery wheel. In this intensive, students are mesmerized by the spinning wheel and the feel of wet clay between their fingers. Students will be given several dates outside of camp to glaze artwork.

Pre-Teen Intensive:
Cartooning and Anime
Monday, June 20-
Friday, June 24 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for Cartooning & Anime

with Cotty Kilbanks
Learn how to draw cartoons and anime characters in a variety of styles! As participants develop their own cartooning styles, they learn to use shapes, understand volume, and draw poses.

 

After Care:
3:30-6 p.m.

Register for after care

 

Session 3: June 27-July 1

Before Care:
8-9 a.m.

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Monday, June 27-Friday, July 1 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Pre-Teen Intensive: Soft Sculptures
Monday, June 27-Friday,
July 1 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Soft Sculptures

with Mallory Zondag
Learn wet felting and other creative textile techniques to make 3D objects for function and expression, including a felted monster!

Pre-Teen Intensive: Camp-Ready Jewelry
Monday, June 27-Friday,
July 1 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Camp-Ready Jewelry

with Allison Mackenzie
Summer camp ready!  Up your friendship bracelet game with sparkly knotted bracelets, make some adjustable rings to make those summer fingers and toes shimmer, and wrap some glittery crystal pendants with wire and cord, beads and crystals, chain and much more!

Pre-Teen Intensive: Digital IPad Illustration
Monday, June 27-Friday,
July 1 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for Digital Illustration

with Lauren Beck
In this fun and engaging class, students will take their illustration skills to the next level using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. They’ll explore challenging projects and their own personal style as they jump from creating art on paper to the screen. With the versatile and intuitive drawing app called Procreate, the possibilities are endless — students will utilize brushes that mimic artist tools, layered documents, custom color palettes, and countless features to enhance their digital designs!

Pre-Teen Intensive: Wheelthrowing
Monday, June 27-Friday,
July 1 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for Wheelthrowing

with Deb Slahta
Transform a ball of clay into a variety of beautiful objects as you learn the techniques of the pottery wheel. In this intensive, students are mesmerized by the spinning wheel and the feel of wet clay between their fingers. Students will be given several dates outside of camp to glaze artwork.

After Care:
3:30-6 p.m.

Register for after care

 

Session 4: July 5-8

Before Care:
8-9 a.m.

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Monday, July 5-Friday, July 8 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Register for full day

Pre-Teen Intensive:
Painting Exploration
Monday, July 5-Friday,
July 8 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Painting

with Lauren Beauchner
Learn about distinct painting movements from all over the world, and experiment with new painting techniques to incorporate into your own painting style.

Pre-Teen Intensive: Creative Writing
Monday, July 5-Friday,
July 8 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Creative Writing

with Josh Berk
This intensive is perfect from the budding writer! Campers will explore different writing inspirations and hone their storytelling in this week of camp!

Pre-Teen Intensive:
Upcycled Adornment
Monday, July 5-Friday,
July 8 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for Upcycled

with Beth Krumholz
Take your style game to the next step by creating accessories like pins and patches through upcycling common materials!

Pre-Teen Intensive:
LEDs in Art
Monday, July 5-Friday,
July 8 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for LEDs in Art

with Katie Heebner
Students will learn how to create and design LED circuits using paper circuits and sew-able circuits. For Teen students, soldering techniques will also be taught.

After Care:
3:30-6 p.m.

Register for after care

 

Session 5: July 11-15

Before Care:
8-9 a.m.

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Monday, July 11-Friday, July 15 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Register for full day

Pre-Teen Intensive: Digital iPad Animation
Monday, July 11-Friday,
July 15 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Digital Animation

with Lauren Beck
Using hand-drawn simple illustrations created with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, this engaging class will introduce students to applying animation techniques to make their drawings come alive! Starting from the beginning, we’ll complete short, fun animation challenges — it’s a time for play, experimentation, and learning how drawn frames can interact within the programs. Though animation can be very complex, we’ll break down challenging concepts and show how to specifically animate portions of artwork to get a dynamic and amazing result!

Pre-Teen Intensive: Wheelthrowing
Monday, July 11-Friday,
July 15 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Wheelthrowing

with Deb Slahta
Transform a ball of clay into a variety of beautiful objects as you learn the techniques of the pottery wheel. In this intensive, students are mesmerized by the spinning wheel and the feel of wet clay between their fingers. Students will be given several dates outside of camp to glaze artwork.

Pre-Teen Intensive:
Upcycled Fashion
Monday, July 11-Friday,
July 15 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for Upcycled Fashion

with Beth Krumholz
This class is an opportunity for eco-conscious or fashion-conscious tweens to learn basic techniques in sewing and design to give garments and textiles a fun new life!

Pre-Teen Intensive: Printmaking
Monday, July 11-Friday,
July 15 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for Printmaking

with Katie Heebner
Printmaking allows artists to create several copies of the same artwork quickly. Learn basic techniques to create artist prints, and develop your own print series!

After Care:
3:30-6 p.m.

Register for after care

 

Session 6: July 18-22

Before Care:
8-9 a.m.

Register for before care

Monday, July 18-Friday, July 22 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Register for full day

Pre-Teen Intensive: Mosaics
Monday, July 18-Friday,
July 22 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Mosaics

with Kim Hogan
Students will learn to safely handle glass, tools, and other materials to design and create mosaics using colored glass.

Pre-Teen Intensive:
Intro to Watercolors
Monday, July 18-Friday,
July 22 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Intro to Watercolors

with Emily Petras
Do a deep dive into watercolor paintings! You’ll learn the basic techniques every watercolor artist should know and spend the week building your skill in this fun and challenging medium.

Pre-Teen Intensive: Character Design
Monday, July 18-Friday,
July 22 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for Character Design

with Cotty Kilbanks
Students will learn the drawing skills and creative concepts needed to develop their own original characters, costumes, and settings!

Pre-Teen Intensive:
Handbuilt Pottery
Monday, July 18-Friday,
July 22 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for Handbuilt Pottery

with Beth McFadden
Hand building is a fun way to learn the basics of working with clay and make some amazing functional clay creations! Students will learn coil, slab, pinch and other hand building techniques and work with sculptural and functional hand building projects.

After Care:
3:30-6 p.m.

Register for after care

 

Session 7: July 25-29

Before Care:
8-9 a.m.

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Monday, July 25-Friday, July 29 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Register for full day

Pre-Teen Intensive: Contemporary Art
Monday, July 25-Friday, July 29 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Contemporary Art

with Beth McFadden
Discover the exciting (and sometimes strange) world of Contemporary Art, including artists, processes, and ideas that have become popular in recent years. Use the inspiration of Contemporary Art to hone your artistic talents and develop your own projects over the course of the week.

 

Pre-Teen Intensive: Nature Obsessed Artist
Monday, July 25-Friday,
July 29 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for Nature Artist

with Lauren Beck
Designed especially for the tree hugger and flower child, this relaxed painting and drawing session will open up students’ creativity to the natural world around them. We’ll explore foraged botanicals by extracting flower pigments and dyes, as well as illustrating them expressively with inked lines and paint. We’ll look up to the sky as our inspiration for some bold painted compositions, as well as focusing on the smaller textures and tiny details of leaves and bugs for nature sketches. The entire week will celebrate the outdoors with art, using Mother Nature as our muse!

Pre-Teen Intensive: Wheelthrowing
Monday, July 25-Friday,
July 29 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for Wheelthrowing

with Deb Slahta
Transform a ball of clay into a variety of beautiful objects as you learn the techniques of the pottery wheel. In this intensive, students are mesmerized by the spinning wheel and the feel of wet clay between their fingers. Students will be given several dates outside of camp to glaze artwork.

After Care:
3:30-6 p.m.

Register for after care

 

Session 8: August 15-19

Before Care:
8-9 a.m.

Register for before care

Monday, August 15-Friday, August 19 Full Day Camp:
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Register for full day

Pre-Teen Intensive: Hand-Lettering and Calligraphy
Monday, August 15-Friday,
August 19 AM:
9 a.m-12 p.m.

Register for Hand-Lettering

with Lauren Beck
Students will explore typography and hand drawn lettering, discussing both contemporary and historical styles and tapping into their own personal expression. They will practice with worksheets and materials to explore serif, sans serif, and other creative letterforms, including sampling basic calligraphy and illustrative hand lettering. With projects such as vintage sign painting, bold statement drop caps, and embellished script quotes, the students will discover how vast the world of lettering is and see letters in a whole new way! 

 

Pre-Teen Intensive: Storyboarding for Graphic Novels and Manga
Monday, August 15-Friday,
August 19 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for Storyboarding

with Cotty Kilbanks
Storyboarding is an incredibly powerful tool to quickly share your vision and form ideas quickly. In this camp, students will learn the basics of storyboarding for manga and graphic novels, including structure and common terms, as well as visual storytelling through live demonstration and examples.

Pre-Teen Intensive: Ceramic Art Dolls
Monday, August 15-Friday,
August 19 PM:
12:30-3:30 p.m.

Register for Ceramic Art Dolls

with Gabriella Gentile
Spend the week designing your own model doll—use clay to create the figure, and then design details and accessories using other materials like textiles.

After Care:
3:30-6 p.m.

Register for after care