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 2021 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.

Camps 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.

Creative Comics

If you have an interest in comic books, creating character-driven stories, and like to draw, this camp is for you! Whether you love super heroes, scifi, manga, fantasy, or comedy, the structure within is all the same. We will touch on all the essential tools you will need to understand the comic book medium. Campers will learn all the fundamentals of the storytelling art. Campers will also learn techniques for developing a story outline, page layout, character design, drawing with perspective, inking, and tips on lettering their comics. Grades rising 3rd—12th.

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

SCHEDULE OF CAMPS

6/7/2021 – 6/11/2021
Morning: Pottery
Afternoon: Painting, Drawing, and More

6/14/2021 – 6/18/2021
Morning: Pottery – FULL
Afternoon: Landscape Painting – FULL

6/28/2021 – 7/2/2021
Morning: Pottery – FULL
Afternoon: Creative Comics – FULL

7/12/2021 – 7/16/2021
Morning: Pottery
Afternoon: Painting, Drawing, & More

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.