Summer Camp Preview


This page offers a pre-view of the camp offerings for 2022! Registration is now live 

This will be my 7th year for summer camps and the 3rd year in my studio on Main Street in Humboldt, TN. Learn more about me here.  My camps are for everyone! Boys & Girls!  No previous art instruction required! Each camp is super fun and brain-boosting!  Exercise their creative minds this summer while having fun!  I'm happy to add Debbie Bowers as a lead instructor this year.  She will be teaching most of the middle and high school camps. 

Summer Camp Descriptions

Treehouse Camp - NEW for 2022 Ages 4 & up During this fun camp, students will create a tree house out of wood.  (They will be given three wooden bases to make a tiered tree-house) They will then paint and decorate the tree house and add fun details such as furniture and people.  If you loved Mini-Mansion and Castle camp, you will love this one too!  I love adding new process based camps and this one is sure to be a hit! 

Artsy Architects - This camp is new for 2022!  $195 Ages 7 & up Students will explore the world of architecture and using various materials such as clay, cardboard, wood, and plaster, they will create projects than span the history of architecture! We will start with mud huts and move to sky scrapers! This is perfect for the child who loves to build!  This class is recommended for ages 7-11.  If you have a younger builder, I recommend Build A City Camp which is for ages 4 & up.

Adopt A Pet Camp- $135 This camp is new for 2022! Ages 4-9 NEW for 2022! Students in this fun camp will adopt and stuff a dog or cat! This camp is great for the little ones!  They will then create lots of fun items and accessories for their pet!  We will make dog bowls, carriers, collars and more! This will be super fun for the little ones and we will use a wide range of art materials! We will tie dye, sculpt, paint & create! 

Art Extravaganza Camp - $350 NEW This camp is new for 2022! Ages 6-12 This camp is for the art lover!  It is one of my longest running art camps.  It meets Monday through Thursday. 9 AM - 3 PM.  This camp will incorporate a little bit of everything!  We will draw, paint, use clay, build, and experiment with messy supplies.  This camp will do it ALL!  Students will also have "free art time" and  enjoy lunch together.   I always have campers that say they want to spend the whole day with me....here is their chance! If you have to choose only one camp...choose this one.  This camp will not disappoint! 

Messy Art Camp - $135 NEW This camp is new for 2022!  Ages 4 & up.  This is a process based art camp full of messy fun.  If you loved Experimenting Camp, you will love this one.  There will be very little "product" to take home, but there will be plenty of fun to be had! All of the things your child wants to do that are just too messy to do at home!  

Build a City Camp:  Ages 4 & up. $195  This camp was new and 2021 and it was a huge hit!  Students will create and paint a city mat and then paint sky scrapers as they build their city design.   They can make parks, roads, people, skyscrapers, & shops, you name it! We will build, paint & sculpt ALL the things!  Parents, the city will be able to be packed away & movable for hours of play after camp!    <3 day Camp> 

Clay Camp for Younger Students:   Ages 6 through entering 4th. (See older camp below) $250 In this 4-day art camp, students will spend the first three days creating their pieces.  They will hand build their clay pieces and have an opportunity to create clay pieces on the potters wheel!  Then, the fourth day we will underglaze their creations.  Parents will return two weeks after camp to pick up the finished pieces once they have time to dry and be fired.   <4 day camp> 

Experimenting Art Camp $135   Ages 4 & up - Join us for messy fun!  We will experiment and investigate interesting ingredients to create wild concoctions including slime, homemade play dough, "ice-cream" sundaes, and fizzy creations. We will also explore other messy art activities. It will be so much fun for the experimenter in your family! Both boys & girls will love this fun camp!  

Mini- Mansion Camp Two Ages Ages 4-6 and ages 7 & up.  $220 This camp is always a favorite!  I am offering extended time this year so we can make even more! This will be my sixth year to offer this camp!  The camp will be 3 days of making everything you can think of for your mini-mansion.  We will paint, create wallpaper, furniture from wood, people, food, animals and so much more! They will have lots of fun materials to create with! I'm always adding new things each year!   <3 day camp> 

Castle Camp  - Ages 4 & up. $195 This camp is much like the Mini-Mansion camp, but for those preferring to create a castle rather than a mini-mansion.  Both boys and girls will love this camp. They may choose for a princess to live in their castle or knights and fiery dragons!  We will paint our castles, create wooden furniture, people, food, animals, and much more.  I'm always adding things each year! Students can bring a sack lunch or snack. <3 day camp> 

 Paint+draw=Art Camp (Ages 4 - 4th) Taught By Debbie Bowers

In this 3 day camp, basic techniques will be taught through demonstration, group exercises and individual finished works of art. Students will create finished projects in Sculpture, drawing and painting to display at home or enter into competition. Students will move at a self

Cartooning for Elementary Students

Taught By Debbie Bowers

Young artists will build creative problem solving skills and illustration techniques. Students will student famous fantasy images in history, surrealism and basic cartoon techniques. Student will spent time listening to music ,viewing art and studying surrealism style to enhance their abilities to create and draw fantasy figures,( They will create a cartoon of themselves) This style will allow the child to create their own cartoon characters this is not associated with copying already published cartoons! Media to be explored marker, colored pencil , pencil.

For Older Students ENTERING 5th-12th

Generally these camps are for older students.  But if you have an advanced younger student, they may qualify. 

Clay Camp Two:   Taught by Laura Giles $250 In this 4-day art camp, students will spend the first three days creating their pieces.  They will hand build their clay pieces and have an opportunity to create a piece on the potters wheel!  Then, the fourth day we will underglaze their creations.  Parents will return two weeks after camp to pick up the finished pieces once they have time to dry and be fired.   <4 day camp>

Pet Portrait Camp - $155  Taught by Laura Giles In this 3-day campstudents will use their pets as inspiration for their art.  They will be creating portraits of their pet(s) in acrylics, pencil, & ink! They will learn so many new techniques through the process. Pet photos will be required so start capturing all the best poses! I'll be in touch before camp to get a digital file of your child's pet to print.  No pet?  Paint one for a friend or family member! 

Middle & High School Camps taught by Debbie Bowers: 5th-12th grade 

 

Basic Drawing Skills - Taught By Debbie Bowers

All children are born with the desire to express themselves through drawing. However, I find that many highly creative  young artist lack basic skills in drawing. This class will focus on teaching young artist to draw what they see. Together we will learn to both sketch and contour draw. Emphasis will be placed on line, value and space. I decided to add this class because students constantly say , "I can not draw that".  This class will help to build their confidence and improve life long drawing skills. I also recommend this class to children who might prefer painting because a student must be able to draw an image to paint it. Drawing the first step in artistic expression.  Drawing is one of our strongest human forms of expression.. 

Working With Watercolor (Middle-High School)

Taught By Debbie Bowers

Students will study the medium of watercolor, Various types of watercolor will be used, palette, pencil, marker and crayon, Students will be taught basic techniques and skills of applying the medium as well as unique special effects like salt, plastic wrap and wax, and more ! Students will create one 16 by 20 piece and multiple experimentive works. Watercolor has fastly become one of the most desired medium in use today. Learn this fun medium today!

Cartooning and Imaginative drawing

Taught By Debbie Bowers

Young artists will build creative problem solving skills and illustration techniques. Students will student famous fantasy images in history, surrealism and basic cartoon techniques. Student will spent time listening to music ,viewing art and studying surrealism style to enhance their abilities to create and draw fantasy figures,( They will create a cartoon of themselves) This style will allow the child to create their own cartoon characters this is not associated with copying already published cartoons! Media to be explored marker, colored pencil , pencil.

Photography to Painting

Students will learn the basic techniques of taking successful pictures, Students will produce both black and white and color prints, Your child will take their favorite image on second day and produce a colored image 11x17 on canvas or drawing paper.

Paint +draw= ART (5th-12th) $350

In this week long class, students will participate in a wide variety of learning activities and demonstrations with the end goal to create sculpture, mixed media, acrylic and pencil drawing finished projects. If students decide to work on a comprehensive project the may produce only one highly finished project. (example; Duck stamp entry) There will be 2 assistance in this class to allow students the most one to one instruction.