Summer Camp Preview


Registration is open!  Go to Summer Camp in the menu of my website!

This page offers a preview of the camp offerings for 2023! With so many NEW camps, this page will give you a way to read about each camp in one spot. Registration opens SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4th at 8 AM. Register early for 10% off.  Code: earlybirdcamp will be good until Sunday, Feb. 5th at midnight. Camp prices range from $135-$295 depending on length and materials required. 

This will be my 8th year for summer camps and the 4th year in my studio on Main Street in Humboldt, TN. Learn more about me here.  All lead teachers in my camps have a Masters Degree in Art Education. 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! 

Only pay a deposit to register.  Final payment charged on May 15th.

Summer Camp Descriptions

American Doll Camp -  New for 2023 Ages 4- 12
Bring your American girl doll or other large doll and lets have a blast together creating furniture, clothes, food items and much more!  This is going to be a HIT!  Dates:  June 19, 20, 21 OR July 17,18,19 OR July 24, 25, 26


Under the Big Top: Circus Camp New for 2023 Ages 4-12
NEW for 2023! This fun Circus Camp is going to be a blast. Students will create a circus tent with paper mache' and then fill the circus ring with animals they sculpt and more!  They will have a blast with this camp!  Dates: July 17, 18, 19

Sweets & Treats Food truck Camp Ages New for 2023 4-12
Students will create a cute food truck in the shape of a vintage travel trailer! They will use paper mache' to create the truck and fill it will fun miniature sweets & treats. July 20 & 21


Gamers Creative Art Camp New for 2023 New for 2023 Ages 5-12
This is a "tech free" gamers camp!  We will throw it back to old school games.  They will love developing their board game idea, designing the game, creating the rules, sculpting the game pieces and painting their game boards.  At the end of the week we will "play" each others games! Dates: May 29, June 1 &2 OR July 5, 6, 7
 
Art Everything - New for 2023  Ages 4-11
We will be creating full filled projects in both painting and drawing and a surprise sculpture piece. Students will discover which media they LOVE the best and finish a 11''by 14'' drawing  or painting. These will be ready to hang in your living room or given as a gift to a family member. Dates: June 29 & 30
 
Treehouse Camp -  Ages 4 -12 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! Dates: June 22 & 23


Adopt A Pet Camp- Ages 4 & up This camp was a hit in 2022! Ages 4-9  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! June 29, June 30, July 1st OR July 10, 11, 12 (two different sessions each week.)


Build a City Camp:  Ages 4 & up.  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!    Dates: July 24, 25, 26

Experimenting Art Camp   Ages 4 & up - Taught by Laura Giles 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! Dates: June 22 & 23 OR July 20 & 21


Clay Camp for Younger Students:   Taught by Laura Giles Ages 5-7. (See older camp below) 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.  Dates: June 12, 13, 14, 15

Clay Camp Two:   Taught by Laura Giles. (Ages 8-13) 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.  Projects are different each year.  Dates: June 12, 13, 14, 15


Castle Camp  - Ages 4 & up. Taught by Laura Giles This camp is much like the Mini-Mansion camp from years past, 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. 
 Dates: July 5, 6, 7


Beach Blast Camp- Ages 4-11 NEW for 2023 Taught by Debbie Bowers
Our camp begins at summers end summer and the ocean will be honored. We will be experiencing the pleasures the ocean beauty brings. During this class we will create a painting based on the movement of the sea. Create a mobile from driftwood , shells and sand dollars , make sand dollar earrings girls , leather bracelets for the guys , and a sand casting sculpture. Along with other numerous small activities like experiencing salt water taffy and a jelly fish ornament.  Dates: July 31, Aug 1, Aug 2
 
Around the World Camp (Ages 4 - 4th) NEW for 2023 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 pace & create projects from around the world. Dates: June 26, 27, 28


Cartooning for Elementary Students (Ages 4-10)
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. Dates: July 13 & 14

 
Cartooning and Imaginative drawing (ages 10-17)
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. Dates: July 13 & 14


Art & Nature Camp - NEW for 2023 Ages 8-14
The theme is nature and we will create art by manipulating nature and imitating nature!  Projects will include botanical drawings, sun printings, leaf casting, painting and more! Dates: July 10, 11, 12


Painting Like The Masters - Ages 8 - 14 NEW for 2023 Taught by Laura Giles
This is an upper level painting camp. Students will paint 3 small paintings in three days in the styles of three masters of their choosing. We will include Impressionism, Post Impressionism and Modern art. We will learn many painting skills during this fun camp! Dates: June 5,6,7


Summer Studio (Teen Art Camp) 12-17 Taught by Debbie Bowers
Students will produce works in a wide range of media and in all 4 subject matter Landscape, still life, abstract and portrait. Then bases on the young artist choice the will produce their emphasis piece usually 16 by 20 or 11 by 14. Class is built around the study of the elements of art and the principles of design. This year we will also be including Photography. Dates: June 26, 27, 28, 29 and optional 30th


Pet Portrait Camp -  Ages 9 & up Taught by Laura Giles In this 3-day camp, students will use their pets as inspiration for their art.  They will be creating a painted portrait of their pet. 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! Dates: June 5, 6, 7


Basic Drawing Skills Ages 4-11- 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 strong est human forms of expression. Dates: June 8 & 9

Drawing with Lines, Colors & Values (ages 12-17) Taught by Debbie Bowers.  This class will develop and enhance your child's ability to draw.  We will work on the elements of line, space and value.  We will explore all four subject matters, landscape, still life, abstract and portrait. Multiple media will be explored! June 8 & 9


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 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  become one of the most desired medium in use today. Learn this fun medium today! Dates: July 27 & 28

Wading Into Watercolors (4-12 years) Taught by Debbie Bowers

This all day class is an introduction to the popular medium of watercolor.  Wading into Watercolors class is designed for a wide range of ages to allow students to experiment with this versatile medium. We will create a free hand color theory ( abstract) A landscape and a floral piece. Students will learn how to control their paint and how to achieve whites with a medium that has no white. I love the expressive quality of watercolor and the enthusiasm of beginning students , but I do strongly , feel students need instruction in this medium so they do not create a "puddle of brown " or dirty color. One day: June 16

Tween Craft Camp (Taught by Laura Giles) Ages 8-12 Dates: June 19, 20, 21

This is the perfect camp for your tween girl that loves to make all the things! Campers will choose from preset art stations and create a variety of fun crafts and art activities. These activities will be approved by my own tween and are sure to be a hit with your child! This will be a self-paced camp where they can spend their time choosing the activities that they want to participate in. Bring a friend or make a new one!