Summer Art Camp
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2015 Summer Art Camp is sponsored by Michigan State University Federal Credit Union!
Summer Art Camp students learn and experience creativity in the professional setting of Lansing Art Gallery. Young artists will explore creative processes, techniques and materials with the guidance of trained artists. Each series of classes culminates in a student art show in the Student Gallery!

Ages 7 – 12
Monday – Friday
AM camp: 9 a.m. – noon
PM camp: 1 – 4 p.m.
Open to all skill levels.
Maximum class size: 15 students.
Online registration only. Note: Our registration system works best with Google Chrome.

Cost: $100 for 5 half-day sessions.
If you have a Family Membership with Lansing Art Gallery, camp is only $80 per session! Use the coupon code MEMBERFAM at checkout to receive your discount!

Scholarships available!

Lunch Supervision (for all-day campers only)
Students enrolling in both AM and PM sessions must have supervision during the lunch hour.
Lunch supervision is $5 per day. Students bring their own lunch. (You may opt out of lunch supervision if you take your child to lunch.)

Please adjust the quantity in your cart to the number of days you would like to purchase lunch supervision. Example: 1 week = 5 days, qty: 5.

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Week 1 – June 22-26

AM Camp: Collage in 2D with Jane Reiter
From the graffiti art of Basquiat to the Abstract Expressionism of Jackson Pollock, learn history about 20th century artists and find your own individual expression through collage. Use fabric, canvas, magazines, maps, newspaper, and paint to unveil your own inner artist. CAMP COMPLETED!

PM Camp: Clay Forest Collaboration with Abby Deneau
Experience the magic of ceramic, air-dry, and Sculpey clay by making forest-themed sculptures to display in a collaborative wonderland! Create fantastical fairies, gnomes, flowers, mushrooms, plants, and animals, some of which can live in your own garden. Explore the mystical themes of the forest and engage with nature in an unforgettable way. CAMP COMPLETED!

Week 2 – July 6-10

AM Camp: Wrapped Sculpture with Steve Baibak
Explore form and shape through radical and crazy wrapping of objects with yarn, string, twine, and wire. Use temari, embroidered Japanese hand balls, as your inspiration. Start with found objects and old mementos as your base. Finished pieces will be colorfully and texturally rich masterpieces. CAMP COMPLETED!

PM Camp: Multi-Media Art with Tedda Hughes
Discover a multitude of art-making techniques and find your artistic voice in various media. Create simple machines and playful robots. Explore silk screen and linocut printmaking, build found object sculptures and installations, strengthen your drawing skills, and collaborate on and assemble painted works of art. CAMP COMPLETED!

Week 3 – July 20-24

AM Camp: Fiber Creations with Kathy Popoff
Experiment with various fiber art creations and learn where fiber comes from! Learn techniques for felting, hula-hoop weaving, spinning with dropped spindles, burlap embroidery, and finger knitting. Create unique yarn bowls and artistic felt collages. CAMP COMPLETED!

PM Camp: Screen Printing with Wendy Shaft
Begin your screen printing adventure by learning an ancient art form that was popularized by Andy Warhol in the 1960s. Combine the printing process with design and color through an easy-to-use method, materials, and tools. Work together and individually to create unique prints on fabric and paper. CAMP COMPLETED!

Week 4 – August 3-7

AM Camp: Photography with Layna Lesnau
Explore the world of early photographic techniques by creating your own pinhole camera and experimenting with photographic transfers. Create cyanotype photograms without a camera by placing objects on film and exposing them to light. Experience the magic of photography by “drawing with light”!

PM Camp: Acrylic & Watercolor Painting with Tedda Hughes
Enjoy developing skills in various watercolor and acrylic painting techniques. Experiment with water-based ink painting and make your own inks and paints. Review drawing basics, mix colors and use sponges, brushes and other application materials to create your own masterpiece.

CAMP FULL – please contact Education Coordinator Megan Shoup to join the Waiting List!

For more information, contact Education Coordinator Megan Shoup at 517-374-6400 x0 or