Summer Art Camps & Workshops

The focus of our summer art camps and workshops are all about creativity and fun! No matter what path we end up taking in life, creativity expands our options and allows us a different view of the world around us. Our goal is to offer projects that encourage children and teens to use their imaginations, explore different mediums and develop practical skills as a maker of art.
See you this Summer!

review by a parent about summer camp:
“The summer art series at the Ohio Craft Museum are the best art and crafting experiences we have found for our daughter in all of Central Ohio by far! We have loved that the themes of each week have allowed for both structure and deep creativity, while the variety of materials the students are able to explore is unmatched. It is perfect for young people of all artistic experiences and gives children a wonderful opportunity to dive far into their imaginations. We are so very grateful that such enriching crafting experiences are available!”
by T. Singley

 

Young Masters Summer Art Camp

Entering grades 1–6 • Camps run Monday – Friday
Parent/families/friends are invited to attend an art show
the last 15 minutes on Fridays!

Full Day  9:30-3:30 – $195
1/2 Day AM – 9:30-noon  or  1/2 Day PM 1:00-3:30 – $110
Aftercare 3:30-5:30pm – $50

Week 1
eARTh Elements     June 3-7

Create projects throughout the week that fuse the elements of earth, fire, water and air. Learn the importance of these elements in our everyday lives and the mysterious ways we can use them in what we make.

Week 2
Games, games, games!    June 17-21

Games are important part of many cultures for both children and adults. Campers will design their own game board and create all the components to it. Games from the past, present and other cultures will also be explored through fun create projects throughout the week.

Week 3
Fabulous FiberArt    June 24-28

We’ll explore the many possibilities of fiberart through weaving, felting, quilting and more! Campers will have the opportunity to weave on a 4-harness loom and a Navajo style loom throughout the week. Learn the important use of fiber not only in the art we create, but the necessity of it in our lives.

Week 4
Recyclart   July 15-19

Always a popular week! Combine a never-ending amount of recyclables with your own creative spin and experience an amazing week of unusual creative art.

Week 5
A Miniature View    July 29–August 2

What better way to use your imagination than to shrink your view of the world by creating miniature scenes, art and environments. Discover the miniaturist in you, whether it’s designing a gnome house or miniature food!

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Teen Summer Workshops

Entering Grades 6–12 • $65 for each 1/2 day workshop

Morning session: 9:30-noon     Afternoon session: 1-3:30

Teens taking both AM & PM sessions may stay noon-1 for lunch


Session 1: June 12-14, W-F

Fantasy Characters  –  9:30am-noon

Rodney Reese is back to inspire teens in sculpting 3D fantasy figures using a unique construction technique. Students will sculpt polymer heads, hands and feet, then create a wire and cloth poseable body, then finish the character with a cool costume.

Ceramic Water Bottle  –  9:30am-noon

Artist and educator, Mackenzie Johnston-Green will be here again this summer guiding teens in a unique approach to coloring clay, then transform it into a water bottle. Handbuilding and carving techniques will be taught. Students work will be fired off-site to picked up a week after class.

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry  –  1:00-3:30pm

Glass artist Roxanne McGovern reveals the mysteries of ancient Egyptian jewelry. Explore the history, unravel the alchemy and learn the symbolism of Egyptian jewelry and create a set of bracelets using real gemstones.

Navajo Woven Bag  –  1:00-3:30pm

Discover the ancient art of Navajo weaving with educator Nan Hadley. Teens will construct a simple loom, learn weaving techniques, incorporate symbolic patterns and create a colorful Navajo-inspired bag.

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Session 2: July 10-12, Wed-Fri

Express Yourself Pajama Set  –  9:30am-noon

Learn basic garment-making skills while designing your own set of PJ’s! Teens will sew drawstring pants and embellish a matching t-shirt. Jamie Hevener will guide students in easy techniques, like measuring and adjusting a commercial pattern to fit you, creating professional seams, adding a drawstring waist band, hemming and other creative elements. Students will be provided a materials list prior to the first day of class. A sewing machine is needed for this class. If you don’t have one, a few machines will be available to reserve, by calling ahead 614-486-4402 or emailing pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org, and are free of charge.

Leather Journal/Sketchbook  Cover  –  9:30am-noon

Leathercraft artist and owner of Blackforest Leatherworks, Doug Polczynski will teach teens basic leather tooling, stamping and dyeing techniques to make a cool leather cuff and a journal/sketchbook cover.

Glass Fusion  –  1:00-3:30pm

Learn the fantastic technique of fusing colorful glass using Italian & other types of glass. Teens will work with Roxanne McGovern to create their own colorful mobile or decorative wall hanging.

Metalsmithing  –  1:00-3:30pm

Artist and educator Ginger Seiple will teach teens basic metalsmithing techniques including stamping, etching and forming to create 2-3 items such as a piece of  jewelry or a bowl. This is a wonderful opportunity for teens to have access to professional metalsmithing tools to experiment with design and artistic expression.

 

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Summer Camp Artwork at top of page created by Shivani T. (summer camp participant)

If you have any questions contact pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org or call 614-486-4402