Summer Art Camp Descriptions

Rumriver Art Center is offering all new Summer Art Camps in 2018. The camps provide a stimulating environment for young artists to grow as creative, unique individuals and to learn how to solve problems visually. Campers get to work on a variety of fun projects and participate in the joys of making art with friends, experimenting with painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, and much more! Each camp has a new focus so students that enroll in multiple camps encounter all new studio projects. (Camp schedule is subject to change)

2017 Summer Art Camp Descriptions

See Summer camp schedule and registration links here: SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE

Acrylic Painting
6/19 �€“ 6/22 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
7/17 �€“ 7/21 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
Acrylic paint is a very versatile medium. It can be used in thin washes like watercolors or in thicker strokes similar to oils but with a quicker drying time. Acrylic painting introduces the beginning art student to the basics from how to handle the paint and its tools to introducing techniques used by professional artists to produce beautiful paintings. We use the layer method of teaching acrylic painting, using step-by-step instructions. We use masters like Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso and many others as inspiration for our work. Each student will complete 4 to 5 paintings during the week.


Animal Drawing
6/12 �€“ 6/16 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
8/28 �€“ 8/31 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
Capture wonderful creatures of the wild with pencil, watercolor, and oil pastels. You will have fun translating what you see onto paper, acquire shading techniques, and combining color pencil with other media. You will feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in your uniquely appealing drawings. Campers will learn to draw and paint their favorite animals from dogs and cats to icky toads and snakes through the use of color, shading, composition, and perspective. We will use Henri Rousseau, Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo and many more as our inspiration. In this workshop campers will utilize Pencils, watercolor pencils, markers, and pastels ....sponging, spattering, and soft wash techniques to produce a series of masterpieces as they create animals in a whole new light. Part of this camp will be outdoors for drawing animals in their environment.


Anime Sketchbook
7/10 �€“ 7/13 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
8/7 �€“ 8/10 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
Does your child want to draw anime characters? Register for our anime camp! We�€™ll explore shading, alternate perspectives, and more. We�€™ll also study some well-known manga artists.?


Birds and Bugs
7/24 �€“ 7/27 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
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Clay Sculpture/Hand Built Pottery
6/26 �€“ 6/29 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
8/21 - 8/25 9:00am - 12:00pm
The hand-built pottery/clay sculpture classes will take students through process of working with clay, using under glazes and glaze. Different glazes and techniques will be incorporated into this workshop. Clay is an exciting and magical material. In clay sculpture class children will learn the art and craft of clay while having fun and exploring their creativity. Hand-built pottery is a unique program offering a total hands-on experience while learning the techniques of shaping clay into Pinch Pots, designing and constructing Slab Projects, building unique Coil Vessels, Clay Decoration, and Glazing. Come learn the art and craft of clay.


Comics, Cartoons and Pop Art
7/17 �€“ 7/21 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
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Create Your Own Animal Coloring Book
7/31 �€“ 8/4 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
Campers are inspired by artist Charles Harper�€™s birds and animals to create their own coloring book. Campers learn how Harper constructed in animals by flattening them out with simple lines. We will go through the process of choosing which drawings will be included in the coloring book. Each student will receive a bound coloring book once it is produced along with a digital file. The coloring book will be between 25 and 35 pages. The campers will design their own coloring book cover.


Create Your Storybook
7/10 �€“ 7/13 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
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Doctor Who Drawing
7/31 �€“ 8/3 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
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Dragon Drawing
8/14 �€“ 8/18 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
In this workshop campers will learn about the various dragons from around the world. The campers will create the benevolent dragons from Asia to the destructive dragons of Europe. They will learn the history of the dragons along with how to create all their parts. We will use pencil, paint, pastels and more to create our dragons.


Drawing and Painting Undersea Creatures
6/12 �€“ 6/15 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
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Harry Potter
6/26 �€“ 6/30 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
Welcome to Hogwarts! First Years this way, the rest of you get up to the castle! Get ready for a magic week of art making with the wizarding community and leave those muggles behind! Inspired by the Harry Potter books and movies, here are a few words to bewitch your minds: dangerous, smoking potions, capes, goblets, magic, wands, spell books, phoenix, dragons, magic broom, House teams, golden snitch and (dare we say it?) the Deathly Hollows. Students will have chance to use pencil, charcoal, pastels and watercolor.


Minecraft Art
8/7 �€“ 8/10 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
This is perfect camp for artists who love to draw and fascinated with Minecraft. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. The Minecraft art camp will allow kids to use their knowledge of Minecraft to create their skins and worlds. Other activities in the camp will include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat. Campers will use sketching pencils, watercolor pencils, markers, acrylic paint, pastels and polymer clay to produce a series of masterpieces of their favorite characters.


Minions and More- Drawing
6/26 �€“ 6/30 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
8/28 �€“ 8/31 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
Do you like draw, are always doodling? We have the perfect camp for you. In this camp you learn to draw Minions and more. You will learn to sketch your favorite characters through a structured step-by- step method. Each day there will be new projects using sketching materials, watercolor pencils, oil pastels and more.


Minions and More- Polymer Clay
6/26 �€“ 6/29 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
This camp will be focused on creating your favorite Minion characters out of polymer clay. The polymer clay camp will take campers through process of working with polymer clay. Polymer clay comes in bright non-fading colors, is easy to work with and is baked at studio the same day. Campers will learn about different techniques as we create miniature Minion characters.


Mixed Media
7/31 �€“ 8/3 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
The mixed media camp gives the students the opportunity work with several mediums on several different materials. The students will create collages, paper mache and more. Artists like Picasso, Miro and Warhol are used to inspire the students�€™ projects. Campers will learn how to use different mediums together to create their work. Each day we will use different materials and techniques to create artistic projects that stimulate the imagination. Students will experience drawing, sculpture, watercolor, and acrylic painting along with art outdoors along the river.


Mosaic Stained Glass
7/24 �€“ 7/28 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
8/14 �€“ 8/17 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
Mosaic and Stained Glass art has been around forever. We will look at artists like Marc Chagall and Picasso for inspiration. Campers will learn how to design, assemble and grout tiles. The camp will include several stained glass projects from picture frames to candle holders. Some of the projects campers will do are framed mirror, steppingstone, glowing bottle, stained-glass pane and more. Due to the type of tiles we will use campers must be 8 or older to participate in this camp.


Mystery Art Camp Multi Arts
7/17 �€“ 7/20 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
8/14 �€“ 8/18 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
8/28 �€“ 9/1 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
Mystery Art Camp Multi-Arts Camp is a skills building projects-based camp that exposes children to drawing, painting, and assemblage. Students are invited to sign up for multiple weeks. Projects vary week to week. Each day will be a mystery as we will use different materials and techniques to create artistic projects that stimulate the imagination. Students will experience drawing, watercolor, mixed media and acrylic painting along with art outdoors along the river.?


Nature Art Sketchbook
6/19 �€“ 6/23 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
8/21 �€“ 8/24 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
Nature is an open canvas as we walk outside to find our subject. We will draw plants, animals and bugs that we see along the beautiful Rum River. Observational drawing is a tool that encourages looking closely and recording what you experience. The campers will create a nature sketchbook of their very own and head outside to draw about what they see, hear, smell and wonder. Students will have chance to use pencil, charcoal, pastels and watercolor to create their vision. This camp will be outdoors for entire camp rain or shine and students need to shoes for walking.


Pixar Cars Drawing
6/19 �€“ 6/23 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
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Plein Air Painting and Drawing
7/10 �€“ 7/14 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
8/28 �€“ 9/1 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
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Pokémon Drawing
6/12 �€“ 6/16 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
8/7 �€“ 8/11 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
This camp will be focused on drawing your favorite Pokémon characters. Campers will learn about different techniques as we draw Pokémon characters.


Pokémon Polymer Clay
6/12 �€“ 6/15 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
8/14 �€“ 8/17 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
This camp will be focused on creating your favorite Pokémon characters out of polymer clay. Campers will create their own characters from Pikachu to Charizard. The polymer clay camp will take campers through process of working with polymer clay. Polymer clay comes in bright non-fading colors, is easy to work with and is baked at studio the same day. Campers will learn about different techniques as we create miniature Pokémon characters.


Polymer Clay
7/24 �€“ 7/27 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
8/21 �€“ 8/25 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
The polymer clay camp will take campers through process of working with polymer clay. Polymer clay comes in bright non-fading colors, is easy to work with and is baked at studio the same day. Campers will learn about different techniques as we create miniature creatures, food, jewelry and more. Campers will also learn how to make a mold so they can create millions of the same item.


Sculpture �€“ Clay, Paper Mache, and more
7/10 �€“ 7/14 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
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Sharks and Sea Creatures
8/7 �€“ 8/11 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
Campers will be learning and creating art using Sharks and Sea Creatures. We will use a variety of sharks and sea creatures for our inspiration. Campers will create everything from the gentle giant whale shark to the man eating great white shark. We also be creating all sorts of dolphins, whales, sea turtles, squid and other sea creatures for this camp. Students will have chance to use pencil, charcoal, pastels and watercolor to create their sharks and other sea creatures.


Star Wars
6/19 �€“ 6/22 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
Are you a Star Wars fan? Do the movies get you interested in drawing and creating some of those amazing Star Wars characters? The Rumriver Art Centers is offering a Star Wars inspired Summer Camp. Campers will use sketching pencils, watercolor pencils, markers, polymer clay, acrylic paint and pastels to produce a series of masterpieces as they create their favorite Star Wars Characters in a whole new light. You will learn to sketch these characters through a structured step-by-step method. Campers will also use polymer clay to miniature Star Wars characters.


Star Wars Drawing
7/31 �€“ 8/4 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
Are you a Star Wars fan? Do the movies get you interested in drawing and creating some of those amazing Star Wars characters? The Rumriver Art Centers is offering a Star Wars inspired Summer Camp. Campers will use sketching pencils, watercolor pencils, markers to produce a series of masterpieces as they create their favorite Star Wars Characters in a whole new light. You will learn to sketch these characters through a structured step-by-step method.


Superhero Drawing
8/21 �€“ 8/24 1:00pm �€“ 4:00pm
Are you a fan of the Superheros? Can�€™t get enough Batman, Superman, TMNT? Love to create and draw all those amazing villain? Have always wanted to create your own superheroes? What can your superhero do? Is there a super villain? It's up to you. What would your own personal super hero look like? What special abilities would he or she need that would be really important - so they could zoom in, be your special helper, and save the day? You just might have to think about that a little bit! Inventing your personal super hero is just one of several projects that will challenge your imagination and creativity in this art camp. Campers will use sketching pencils, watercolor pencils, markers, acrylic paint, pastels and polymer clay to produce a series of masterpieces of their favorite characters.


Teen Photography
7/24 �€“ 7/28 9:00am �€“ 12:00pm
We are offering a photography art camp for students who are at least 13 years old. Students will learn about photography through the eyes of different artists. A DSLR camera is required for this camp. Campers will be outside along the Rum River for part of this camp.

2018 Summer Art Camp Descriptions

Acrylic Painting

Ages 8 - 17

7/16 - 7/20, 9:00am - 12:00pm, cost $125 + $25 material fee

Acrylic paint is a very versatile medium. It can be used in thin washes like watercolors or in thicker strokes similar to oils but with a quicker drying time. Acrylic painting introduces the beginning art student to the basics from how to handle the paint and its tools to introducing techniques used by professional artists to produce beautiful paintings. We use the layer method of teaching acrylic painting, using step-by-step instructions. We use masters like Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso and many others as inspiration for our work. Each student will complete 4 to 5 paintings during the week.

Due to the multi-day/ongoing nature of the projects in this camp, drop-ins are not permitted and this camp cannot be used as part of the camp sampler pack.

Anime Sketchbook

Ages 5 - 17

8/6 - 8/9, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, cost $110 + $5 material fee

8/27 - 8/31, 9:00am - 12:00pm, cost $125 + $5 material fee

Does your child want to draw (O.C.) anime characters? Register for our anime camp! We'll explore shading, alternate perspectives, and more. We'll also study some well-known manga artists.

Due to the multi-day/ongoing nature of the projects in this camp, drop-ins are not permitted and this camp cannot be used as part of the camp sampler pack.

Art Around The World

Ages 5 - 17

8/6 - 8/9, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, cost $110 + $15 material fee

8/27 - 8/30, 9:00am - 12:00pm, cost $125 + $15 material fee

Projects will take you around and out of this world. Campers will learn about artists like Switzerland's Paul Klee, Mexico's Frida Kahlo, India's Jamini Roy and many more. They will also visit projects like Sphinx and Pyramids in Egypt to Easter Island statues. Campers will learn about world landmarks and how to create them through art. They will create their projects with the use pencils, watercolor, oil pastel and more.

Clay Pottery Wheel Throwing

Ages 10 - 17

7/16 - 7/19, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, cost $110 + $35 material fee SOLD OUT

7/30 - 8/2, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, cost $110 + $35 material fee SOLD OUT

8/13 - 8/16, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, cost $110 + $35 material fee SOLD OUT

Kids will spend the week throwing on the wheel learning basic skills and making some masterpieces! Camper explore what it’s like to be a potter and focus on learning to use the potter’s wheel to throw and trim pots. Campers will make bowls, cups, and plates as they learn the basic techniques of pottery. They will also learn how to decorate and glaze their pots. Please bring an old towel and wear clothes you don't mind getting messy.


Clay Sculpture/Hand-Built Pottery

Ages 5 - 17

8/27 - 8/30, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, cost $110 + $25 material fee

The hand-built pottery/clay sculpture classes will take students through process of working with clay, using under glazes and glaze. Different glazes and techniques will be incorporated into this workshop. Clay is an exciting and magical material. In clay sculpture class children will learn the art and craft of clay while having fun and exploring their creativity. Hand-built pottery is a unique program offering a total hands-on experience while learning the techniques of shaping clay into Pinch Pots, designing and constructing Slab Projects, building unique Coil Vessels, Clay Decoration, and Glazing. Come learn the art and craft of clay.


Dragon Drawing

Ages 5 - 17

8/20 - 8/23, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, cost $110 + $5 material fee

In this camp students will learn about the various dragons from around the world. The campers will create the benevolent dragons from Asia to the destructive dragons of Europe. They will learn the history of the dragons along with how to create all their parts. We will use pencil, paint, pastels and more to create our dragons.

Harry Potter Drawing

Ages 5 - 17

8/20 - 8/24, 9:00am - 12:00pm, cost $125 + $5 material fee

Welcome to Hogwarts! First Years this way, the rest of you get up to the castle! Get ready for a magic week of art making with the wizarding community and leave those muggles behind! Inspired by the Harry Potter books and movies, here are a few words to bewitch your minds: dangerous, smoking potions, capes, goblets, magic, wands, spell books, phoenix, dragons, magic broom, House teams, golden snitch and (dare we say it?) the Deathly Hollows. Students will have chance to use pencil, charcoal, pastels and watercolor.


Mosaic Stained Glass

Ages 9 - 17

7/30 - 8/3, 9:00am - 12:00pm, cost $125 + $40 material fee

8/13 - 8/16, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, cost $110 + $30 material fee

Mosaic and Stained Glass art has been around forever. We will look at artists like Marc Chagall and Picasso for inspiration. Campers will learn how to design, assemble and grout tiles. The camp will include several stained glass projects from picture frames to candle holders. Some of the projects campers will do are framed mirror, steppingstone, glowing bottle, stained-glass pane and more. Due to the type of tiles we will use campers must be 9 or older to participate in this camp.


Mystery Art Camp Multi Arts

Ages 5 - 17

7/16 - 7/19, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, cost $110 + $20 material fee  SOLD OUT

7/23 - 7/27, 9am - 12pm, cost $125 + $20 material fee CANCELED

8/13 - 8/17, 9:00am - 12:00pm, cost $125 + $20 material fee  SOLD OUT

Mystery Art Camp Multi-Arts Camp is a skills building projects-based camp that exposes children to drawing, painting, and assemblage. Each day will be a mystery as we will use different materials and techniques to create artistic projects that stimulate the imagination. Students will experience drawing, watercolor, mixed media and acrylic painting along with art outdoors along the river.


Pokémon Drawing

Ages 5 - 17

8/6 - 8/10, 9:00am - 12:00pm, cost $125 + $5 material fee

A fun and engaging camp where we will be drawing Pokemon characters from starters to legendary. Watch the characters evolve. This a great camp for both the Pokemon enthusiast and the person who likes to draw fun characters. We will go through step by step for those who need it. Each morning starts with a game of Pokemon Pictionary.


Polymer Clay

Ages 5 - 17

7/23 - 7/26, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, cost $110 + $20 material fee

8/20 - 8/24, 9:00am - 12:00pm, cost $125 + $25 material fee

The polymer clay camp will take campers through process of working with polymer clay. Polymer clay comes in bright non-fading colors, is easy to work with and is baked at studio the same day. Campers will learn about different techniques as we create miniature creatures, food, jewelry and more. Campers will also learn how to make a mold so they can create millions of the same item.


Screen Printing and More

Ages 5 - 17

8/6 - 8/10, 9:00am to 12:00pm, cost $125 + $25 material fee

Campers will learn multiple methods of printing such as screen printing, nature printing, relief printing and more. In this camp, you will create your own designs and learn the basics of printing as you apply those designs to paper, posters and canvas. In these classes, students will learn the basics of printing and be able to print their own artwork. This class would use materials from nature walks to create imagery in the cyanotype form. Campers will use elements from nature to create an image (drawing with grass) or document the beauty of nature. Campers will also use direct draw method in monotyping uses a slab of ink and no press. Ink is applied to a piece of glass or plexi-glass and the paper is placed face down on the ink. Pressure is applied to the back of the paper, causing the ink to transfer. It creates a soft, fuzzy line or texture.


Star Wars Drawing

Ages 5 - 17

7/30 - 8/3, 9:00am - 12:00pm, cost $125 + $10 material fee

Are you a Star Wars fan? Do the movies get you interested in drawing and creating some of those amazing Star Wars characters? The Rumriver Art Centers is offering a Star Wars inspired Summer Camp. Campers will use sketching pencils, watercolor pencils, markers, polymer clay, acrylic paint and pastels to produce a series of masterpieces as they create their favorite Star Wars Characters in a whole new light. You will learn to sketch these characters through a structured step-by-step method. Campers will also use polymer clay to miniature Star Wars characters.

Teen Acrylic Painting

Ages 13 - 17

8/13 - 8/17, 9:00am - 12:00pm, cost $125 + $25

We are offering a Teen Acrylic Painting art camp for students who are at least 13 years old. Students will learn about acrylic painting through the eyes of different artists. Acrylic paint is a very versatile medium. It can be used in thin washes like watercolors or in thicker strokes similar to oils but with a quicker drying time. Acrylic painting introduces the beginning art student to the basics from how to handle the paint and its tools to introducing techniques used by professional artists to produce beautiful paintings. We use the layer method of teaching acrylic painting, using some step-by-step instructions. Students will be inspired by Kahlo, O'Keefe, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso and many others. Each student will work at their own pace. Instructor: Erin Sandsmark

Due to the multi-day/ongoing nature of the projects in this camp, drop-ins are not permitted and this camp cannot be used as part of the camp sampler pack.


Teen Photography

Ages 13 - 17

7/23 - 7/27, 9:00am - 12:00pm, cost $125 + $15 material fee

We are offering a photography art camp for students who are at least 13 years old. Students will learn about photography through the eyes of different artists. A DSLR camera is required for this camp. Campers will be outside along the Rum River for part of this camp.

Due to the multi-day/ongoing nature of the projects in this camp, drop-ins are not permitted and this camp cannot be used as part of the camp sampler pack.

For more informaiton, see our Summer Art Camp Quick Facts and Schedule.

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