Summer Camps

7-9 Year Old Camps
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June 1-5, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Bark for Art ~ Draw, paint and sculpt your favorite furry friend! Work with a variety of art materials including oil pastels, watercolors and clay as you explore the world of dogs. You will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with local therapy dogs! $170

June 1-5, 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Clay Creations ~ Get ready to get your hands dirty! Squish and squeeze the clay while learning basic hand building techniques as you create animals, monsters and functional pieces. You will also get to try your hands on the pottery wheel! $180

June 8 -12, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Crazy for Cats ~ Explore how cats of all kinds have been depicted throughout time and the artists who created them.  Use a variety of art materials including oil pastels, watercolors and clay as they explore this theme. $170

June 8-12, 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Installation Art ~ Explore the world of installation art and the artists who create unique spaces in public places. Using the theme for the summer library program as inspiration, you will create multiple sculptures that will be placed on display in the St. Louis County Library, Daniel Boone branch, during the month of July. In addition, you will be designing a new window display for Art Unleashed. $170

June 15-19, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Under the Big Top ~ From circus animals to acrobats, create drawings, paintings and clay pieces inspired by the circus! Learn fun circus tricks like juggling during a special visit from Circus Harmony! $170

June 15-19, 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Art and Chess Fusion ~ Offered in conjunction with the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, students will spend time playing chess and creating artwork inspired by the game. You will help choose your art projects which can range from drawing and painting chess pieces, to creating your own chess set out of oven baked clay. Chess instruction will be led by instructor from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis and will be based on skill level, so please choose a specific level when registering, based on your experience. $200

June 22-26, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Nature Inspired Art ~ Bugs, butterflies and blooms will be the motivation for this class! Create both 2D and 3D pieces of art inspired by the great outdoors while learning drawing, painting and basic clay hand-building techniques. Natural materials like leaves and sticks will also be incorporated into some of the pieces. Enjoy a special planting project led by staff from Missouri Botanical Gardens. $180

June 22-26, 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Creepy Crawly Art ~ Snakes, lizards, and frogs are the inspiration for this camp! Draw, paint and sculpt your way through the wild world of these fascinating animals! Get up close and personal with these animals during a live show of reptiles and amphibians presented by Steve and Deb Teson. $180

June 29-July 3, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Sport Inspired Art ~ For the athlete and the artist, spend the week creating art inspired by your favorite sport! Learn how to draw the figure in motion and create the illusion of movement in your artwork. Campers will use a variety of materials including clay. $170

June 29-July 3, 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Dynamic Drawings ~  You will be introduced to various techniques used by artists and engineers to trick the eye into thinking it sees 3-D space. We will tap into our wildest imaginings and make Cubist faces like Picasso;  we will make lines and color seem to vibrate and make our drawings come to life! This class is designed for the serious student who loves drawing and is wanting to develop their technique.  $170

July 6-10, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Cartooning ~ Learn cartooning techniques to help you draw your favorite cartoon characters, fantasy creatures or super cute animals. Then take these drawings and turn them into 3D sculptures in the clay room. Start with the basics and take off with your own creations! $170

July 13-17, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Lego Inspired Art ~ Create art made with and inspired by these colorful bricks! From Lego figure drawings to brick printing to actual Lego relief portraits, you will find creative ways to fuel your love of building with Legos into works of art.  $170

 July 13-17, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Arctic Blast ~ Take a break from the heat and imagine yourself in a winter wonderland! Spend the week creating artwork inspired by all things cold, using a variety of mediums to create both 2D and 3D pieces. Kona Ice will make a visit to help cool off our campers. $170

 July 20–24, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Superheroes Unite ~ Inspired by comic books and well-known superheroes, learn tips and tricks for drawing your favorite superheroes and then invent some of your own! Explore superhero emblems and recreate or alter these designs to make them your own! Campers will have the opportunity to create both 2D and 3D projects. $170

July 20–24, 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Mythical Creatures ~ Inspired by dragons, yetis, unicorns and more, you are invited to sculpt, draw and paint these mysterious creatures.  Explore a variety of materials throughout the week including acrylics, oil pastels, clay and more! $170

July 27–31, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Under the Sea ~ Come explore the underwater world as we make artwork inspired by majestic sea life and sunken treasures created using a variety of materials including watercolor, oil pastels, clay and more! $170

July 27–31, 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Art About Me! ~ Create drawing, paintings, and clay pieces based on all your favorite things! Explore the world of self-portraits and learn correct facial proportions to draw and paint realistic self-portraits. $170

August 3-7, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Music and Mud~ Learn about a variety of percussion instruments from Papa Wright to create rhythm and sound effects through story telling and puppetry. You will create instruments out of clay including shakers, whistles and drums. $180

August 3-7, 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Printmaking ~ Explore printmaking without a printing press! Use gelatin, soft foam, cut or torn stencils, and found objects as your tools to make one- and two-color prints. Experiment with printing onto different types of surfaces – paper, fabric, or collage. $170

August 10-14, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Art and Chess Fusion ~ Offered in conjunction with the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, students will spend time playing chess and creating artwork inspired by the game. You will help choose your art projects which can range from drawing and painting chess pieces, to creating your own chess set out of oven baked clay. Chess instruction will be led by instructor from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis and will be based on skill level, so please choose a specific level when registering, based on your experience. $200

August 10-14, 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Clay Creations ~ Get ready to get your hands dirty! Squish and squeeze the clay while learning basic hand building techniques as you create animals, monsters and functional pieces. You will also get to try your hands on the pottery wheel! $180