Summer Art Camp
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Summer Art Camp is supported by our Education Center sponsor Michigan State University Federal Credit Union!
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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!


Monday – Friday
AM camp: 9 a.m. – noon
PM camp: 1 p.m. – 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!
Please contact Education Coordinator Megan Shoup for more information.

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.



2016 SESSIONS FOR REFERENCE
Week 1: June 13 – 17:
Ages 7 – 12
AM Camp: 9 a.m. – Noon
Monoprints Many Ways
with Teaching Artist Catherine Tonning-Popowich
Explore printmaking with monoprints! Using different materials like Gelli, acrylic, and styrofoam printing plates, you will create prints that incorporate a variety of textures and techniques. From found objects, to stencils and stamps, you will have fun creating unique prints and creative cards!
PM Camp: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Reclamation Lab: Recycled Sculpture
with Teaching Artist Steve Baibak
Discover the artistic potential of everyday objects! Work in 3D using found materials, and artistic processes like decoupage, assemblage, sewing, and binding. From puppets, to robot costumes, there’s so much to create with reclaimed materials!

Week 2: June 27 – July 1: Ages 7 – 12
AM Camp: 9 a.m. – Noon
Art Journaling with Mixed Media
with Teaching Artist Catherine Tonning-Popowich
Explore mixed media styles through art journaling. Using remnants of prints, paper scraps, and natural materials, you will create one-of-a-kind art journals and mixed media artwork! Take home your creations at the end of the week and continue making art in your journal after camp is over!
PM Camp: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Reclamation Lab: Recycled Sculpture
with Teaching Artist Steve Baibak
Discover the artistic potential of everyday objects! Work in 3D using found materials, and artistic processes like decoupage, assemblage, sewing, and binding. From puppets, to robot costumes, there’s so much to create with reclaimed materials!

Week 3: July 11 – 15 – note: Teen Session : Ages 13 – 16
AM Camp: 9 a.m. – Noon
From Floors to Walls: Introducing the Linocut
with Teaching Artist Laura DeLind
Did you know the same material used to cover many floors can also be used to create works of art? In this session, you will create a series relief prints by carving linoleum blocks! Explore tools, techniques, and the printmaking process and print your designs on a variety of papers and fabrics.
PM Camp: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Find Your Style: Drawing and Painting
with Teaching Artist Roxanne Zielke
What makes you unique? Every artist has their own style–now find yours! Through exploration of contemporary and historical art movements, techniques, and subject matter, begin to discover your own personal voice as an artist while improving your skills!

Week 4: July 25 – 29: Ages 7 -12
AM Camp: 9 a.m. – Noon
Paper Farm: Sculptures and Structures
with Teaching Artist Abby Deneau
Get creative and build a collaborative fantastical farm using paper, cardboard, and other materials. From towering paper silos to playful barnyard animals, let your imagination roam free in this session as you work with your camp friends to construct a 3D country landscape!
PM Camp: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Imaginative Story Telling: Character Design
with Teaching Artist Roxanne Zielke
Draw inspiration from comics, video games, and movies, to design your own characters and the world they live in! Create your characters’ world by designing their costumes, facial expressions, pets, and environment. You will learn new illustration techniques as you go!

Week 5: August 8 – 12 Ages 7 -12
AM Camp: 9 a.m. – Noon
All Kinds of Lines
with Teaching Artist Tara Thelen
Lines are a dynamic way to express yourself through drawing! From cross-hatching to contour drawing, landscapes to doodles, if you love to draw, this class is for you. Improve your skills and expand your creativity with different media in materials in this week all about lines! PM Camp: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Drawing, Painting, and Beyond!
with Teaching Artist Tara Thelen
Take drawing and painting to the next level in this playful, skill-building camp! Make your art look realistic by adding depth, form, and perspective, then use your new found skills to express yourself through color, layer building, and painting to music!

This activity is supported in part by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Mariel Foundation, Jackson National Life, and the membership of Lansing Art Gallery.
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