Summer Art Camps & Teen Summer 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 media 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
AM & All Day Sessions FULL! See wait list info below

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 an 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 creative projects throughout the week.

Week 3
Fabulous Fiber Art    June 24-28

We’ll explore the many possibilities of fiber art 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
AM & All Day Sessions FULL! See wait list info below

This is 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
Session is FULL! See wait list info below

What better way is there 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 by designing a gnome house or making 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, Wednesday through Friday

Fantasy Characters  –  9:30 am-noon
Rodney Reese will be back to inspire teens in sculpting 3D fantasy figures. Using a unique construction technique, students will sculpt polymer heads, hands and feet, create a wire and cloth body, then finish the character with a cool costume.

 

Ceramic Water Bottle  –  9:30 am-noon
Artist and educator Mackenzie Johnston-Green will be here again this summer guiding teens in a unique approach to coloring clay, transforming it into a water bottle. Hand building and carving techniques will be taught. Student work will be fired off-site to be picked up a week after class.

 

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry  –  1:00-3:30 pm
Glass artist and jeweler Roxanne McGovern will reveal the mysteries of ancient Egyptian jewelry. Students will explore the history, unravel the alchemy and learn the symbolism of Egyptian art while creating a set of bracelets with real gemstones.

 

Navajo Woven Bag  –  1:00-3:30 pm
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  –  9:30 am-noon
Learn basic garment-making skills while designing your own set of PJs! Teens will sew drawstring pants and embellish a matching t-shirt. Full-time sewist Jamie Hevener will guide students in easy techniques, like measuring and adjusting a commercial pattern, creating professional seams, hemming and other skills. Students will be provided with 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. Call ahead (614-486-4402) or email pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org, to reserve one for free.

 

Leather Journal/Sketchbook Cover  –  9:30 am-noon
Sorry this Class is FULL!  See wait list info below
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  –  1:00-3:30 pm
Sorry this Class is FULL!  See wait list info below
Learn the fantastic technique of fusing colorful glass using Italian & other types of glass. Teens will work with jeweler Roxanne McGovern to create their own colorful mobile or decorative wall hanging.

Metalsmithing  –  1:00-3:30 pm
Sorry this Class is FULL!  See wait list info below
Artist and educator Ginger Seiple will teach teens basic metalsmithing techniques including stamping, etching and forming to create two or three items such as a piece of  jewelry or a bowl. This is a wonderful opportunity for teens to have access to professional metalsmithing tools while experimenting with design and artistic expression.

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Questions or to be added to a waiting list of a class that is FULL (include name of the class and your phone number) contact: pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org or call 614-486-4402.

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