Visual Arts Camps Summer 2024

June-August

Cost: $255

Age: 8+

Summer Visual Arts Camp

Seven Sessions: June 10 – July 26th, 2024

The Center for the Arts

314 W. Main Street • Grass Valley, CA

 

Week 1: Paint Lab

Instructor: Denise Wey

Dates: June 10-June 14

Time: 9am – 12pm

Ages: 10-16

Cost: $255 (Materials Included) 

NOTE: Can be purchased as a full day camp with Drawing Workshop for $400

* There will be a 30 minute supervised lunch break. 

Paint Lab ages 10 and up – Experimental acrylic painting lab for creative young artists! . Students will have the freedom to explore many types of painting with acrylics paints and inks on cradled panel, canvas & paper. We will cover basic techniques and make fun discoveries, giving them the solid foundation that all artists utilize in their creative expression! Beginners are welcome and more advanced students can take their knowledge to the next level.

 

 

Week 1: Drawing Workshop

Instructor: Sarah Whooley

Dates: June 10-June 14

Time: 12:30-3:30

Ages: 10-17

Cost: $255 (Materials Included) 

NOTE: Can be purchased as a full day camp with paint lab for $400* There will be a 30 minute supervised lunch break. 

A class for kids aged 10-17 who love to draw.
We will cover basic drawing techniques as well as explore individual expression in a fun and supportive environment. 
 

Week 2: Paint the Yuba River

Instructor: Denise Wey

Dates: June 17-June 21

Time: 9am – 12pm

Ages: 12 and up

Cost: $255 (Materials Included) 

Paint the Yuba River 12 and up – In this camp, students will paint our local river along with Denise Wey! Painting in acrylics, students will begin with a value underpainting. We will cover good composition, color-mixing, values and brushwork. Students will get a good start learning how to paint rocks, trees and river water and most importantly, how to begin finding their own artistic voice! Beginners are welcome and more advanced students can take their skills to the next level.

 

Week 3: Painting with Acryclics and Paint Pens on Thrift Store Paintings 

Instructor: Nancy Schaefer 

Dates: June 24-28

Time: 9am – 12pm

Ages: 8 – 14

Cost: $255 (Materials Included)

Students will bring their imaginations to life by painting right over top of kitschy, thrift store paintings! They will design, draw and paint their choice of cartoon characters, animals, manga, aliens, dinosaurs etc. into the scenes of their recycled paintings. They will learn image transfer techniques, and work out ideas in their sketchbooks, and complete two different paintings over the course of the week. 

NOTE: Can be purchased as a full day camp with Drawing Workshop for $400* There will be a 30 minute supervised lunch break. 

Week 3: Drawing Workshop

Instructor: Sarah Whooley

Dates: June 24-June 28

Time: 12:30-3:30

Ages: 8-14

Cost: $255 (Materials Included) 

NOTE: Can be purchased as a full day camp with Acrylic Painting for $400* There will be a 30 minute supervised lunch break. 

A class for kids aged 10-17 who love to draw.
We will cover basic drawing techniques as well as explore individual expression in a fun and supportive environment. 

 

Week 5: The Magic of Watercolor 

Instructor: Denise Wey

Dates: July 15-19

Time: 9am – 12pm

Ages: 8 – 16

Cost: $255 (Materials Included) 

Art Lab and the Magic of Watercolor  8 and up –  This art lab is for kids who love color, paints, brushes & drawing and anything to do with art! This class is experimental at its core, but students will learn the basics about how to handle watercolor…such as how to get values, color-mixing, washes, and care of materials. 

 

Week 6: Mixed Media Collage Art Journals

Instructor: Nancy Schaefer

Dates: July 22-July 26

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 8-16

Cost: $255 (Materials Included)

Students will work in sketchbooks, using paint pens and collaging hand painted papers, vintage ephemera, washi tape, assorted magazines, vintage book pages, water soluble oil pastels, pencils and so much more to create these fun art journals. We’ll be adding in cool elements like accordion fold outs, vintage library card secret pockets too. There will be much freedom for student’s own ideas, as well as prompts and challenges provided.

 

 
 
This completed CONSENT FORM is required by June 1, 2024


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