Summer Art Camps

In order to secure your child’s participation in the camp, we are asking for payment.  You may pay through check, money order, online bill pay through your bank, and Paypal.  Click here for our Paypal payment option. Camp fees are non-refundable.

GSOA Art Camps 2020 with Tim Stiles

GSOA Summer Camp Art classes will have several choices and lots of freedom for your child to follow
their own voice on what they want to do! We’ll teach them the techniques then let them follow their
intuition as they try it for themselves in the Studio! Your kids are sure to LOVE it!
Space is limited, so register early! Camp Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE as we are holding a spot for
you. However, it is transferable if you would like to find someone to take the spot.

 Instructor: Tim Stiles

Classes Offered:

Clay/Pottery

Campers will experiment with a variety of building techniques including pinch pots, slabs, coils, and the wheel. Campers will also learn the basics of sculpting to create interesting elements for their pieces. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces generally take one to two weeks to be fired. All materials are provided by GSOA. Grades rising 3rd—12th.

Bob Ross-Inspired Landscape Painting

Campers will learn the technical style of painting made famous by Bob Ross through hands-on instruction.  The camp offerings include a variety of landscape techniques that will build up to the creation of one-of-a-kind work of art.  Campers will start from a blank canvas and end with a completed painting that can be taken home. All materials are provided by GSOA. Grades rising 3rd—9th.

Painting, Drawing, and More

Campers will explore the world of aesthetics and what goes into art making. Through observation and special attention to detail, they will learn about shapes, space, drawing techniques, color mixing, paint handling, and more. The subject matter may include portraits, landscapes and still life, or anything that strikes the camper’s interest! Campers will create a 16”×20” canvas painting.  All materials are provided by GSOA. Grades rising 3rd—9th.

What time should my child arrive (and be picked up) for camp?

Camp size is limited, so you don’t need to worry about arriving early. Arrive when your camp starts!  However, it is important that you pick up your child promptly.

When are the camp dates?  What times?

Each camp is a week long.  There are morning camps and afternoon camps.  Your child may attend both as they are two different camps.

Morning Camp time is 8:30-11:00   –   Afternoon Camp time is 12:00-2:30

July 6—10, 2020, Monday through Friday
Morning (8:30—11:00 AM): Pottery Camp
Afternoon (12:00—2:30 PM): Landscape Painting Camp

July 13—17, 2020, Monday through Friday
Morning (8:30—11:00 AM): Pottery Camp
Afternoon (12:00—2:30 PM): Drawing and Painting Camp

July 20—24, 2020, Monday through Friday
Morning (8:30—11:00 AM): Pottery Camp
Afternoon (12:00—2:30 PM): Landscape Painting Camp

July 27—31, 2020, Monday through Friday
Morning (8:30—11:00 AM): Pottery Camp
Afternoon (12:00—2:30 PM): Drawing and Painting Camp

 

Cost

  • BOTH Morning and Afternoon—$275
  • Only Morning or Only Afternoon—$175

There is an additional $5/day fee for campers that stay during the lunch hour (11 AM—12 PM).
Please bring a packed lunch with no nut products.
Camp fees are non-refundable.

What should my child wear?

It is recommended that your child wear older, paint friendly play clothes. The art materials used may get on their hands at some point during camp and we do not want anyone to stain their good clothes.

Art Summer Camp Registration form 


GSOA Art Camps 2020 with Christine Hand

AGES ELEMENTARY AND UP

Space is limited, so register early! Camp Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE as we are holding a spot for
you. However, it is transferable if you would like to find someone to take the spot.

Camps Offered:

Resist Art: a whole class dedicated to exploring ways to use resist tape, masking fluid and wax to create unique and unusual paintings on canvas, watercolor paper, pottery and more! The artwork is in what *isn’t* painted.

Trace, Transfer and Geography: Does tracing belong in the art world? Absolutely! Let’s explore the countries of the world AND learn the form and function of tracing and transferring at the same time. Learn how to transfer your sketches and tracings onto canvas and watercolor paper for your final work.

Abstract Week: What is abstract? Are there still “rules” even when it comes to making abstract? This week will be focused on composition and color theory and how they are foundational to good “abstract” art. We will create daily abstract art inspired by NATURE!

Watercolor Introductions: If you’ve never taken the dive into watercolor, this beginner course will give you all the tools you need to be a successful watercolor artist. We begin with a color wheel, learning to mix pigments, understanding how watercolor paper performs and even find out what salt and vinegar do to wet paint!

When are the camp dates?  What times?

Each camp is a week long.  There are morning camps and afternoon camps.  Your child may attend both as they are two different camps.

Morning Camp time is 8:30-11:00   –   Afternoon Camp time is 12:00-2:30

Morning: Resist Art, July 6 – 10 @ 8:30 AM – 11 AM
Lunch: 11 AM – 12 PM (only for students attending both morning and afternoon; $5 per day to stay for the lunch hour; we do not provide lunch)
Afternoon: Trace, Transfer, and Geography, July 6 – 10 @ 12 PM – 2:30 PM

Morning: Abstract Week, July 13 – 17 @ 8:30 AM – 11 AM
Lunch: 11 AM – 12 PM (only for students attending both morning and afternoon; $5 per day to stay for the lunch hour; we do not provide lunch)
Afternoon: Watercolor Introductions, July 13 – 17 @ 12 PM – 2:30 PM

Cost:

$175 for only morning or afternoon camp
$275 for both morning and afternoon
$5 per day for students that stay during the lunch hour

What should my child wear?

It is recommended that your child wear older, paint friendly play clothes. The art materials used may get on their hands at some point during camp and we do not want anyone to stain their good clothes.

Art Summer Camp Registration form