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

Children 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
Recyclart     June 8-12

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. Campers are encouraged to bring an item from home to incorporate into their designs.

Week 2
Color My World    June 15-19

What’s your favorite color? Create art that explores color and its powerful effects. A variety of media will be used to create projects such as mandalas, one-of-a-kind color wheels, dyeing and lots more.

Week 3
Claws, Paws, Fins & Feathers    June 22-26   Only 2 Spots Open!

Art + Animals = Animal art that captures our connection to and fascination with amazing critters. Our love of animals will be the focus of this camp as we create animal collage faces, glove claws/paws, bird-related designs, etc. Campers will be encouraged to bring an item to share from home that has an animal design, as we discuss the many ways that animal motifs show up in everyday items.

Week 4
World Art Explorer   July 13-17   This Session is FULL!

“Travel” the world and learn about art of other cultures in this global week of camp. We are a country of many cultures, which brings a wonderful depth to the art we create. We will visit many countries as we sculpt a peacock inspired by India, create a Chinese dragon puppet and more.

Week 5
Wizards, Wands & Wonder – July 27-31   Only 4 Spots Open!

Pop into the world of magic and let your imagination conjure up wonderful works of art. Create magic wands, make wizard hats, bind your own spell book and learn some magic tricks. We’ll learn about a variety of art media through this magical lens.

Young Masters Art Camps – Click Here to Register/Pay Online

 

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Teen Summer Workshops

For Teens Entering Grades 6–12

Session 1:  $100 – Full-Day Sessions – 9:30am-3:30pm (with an hour lunch break)

Session 2:  $75 – Half-Day Sessions –
9:30am-noon and 1:00-3:30pm
(Teens taking both AM & PM sessions may stay from noon-1 for lunch)


Session 1: July 6 & 7, Monday & Tuesday
Full-Day Sessions – $100

Leathercraft  –  9:30am – 3:30pm

Leathercraft artist and owner of Blackforest Leatherworks, Doug Polczynski will teach teens basic tooling, stamping and dyeing techniques to make a zippered leather pouch to hold a tablet, art supplies, make-up, etc.

Indonesian Shadow Puppets  –  9:30am – 3:30pm

Artist and educator Lynne Kirby will guide teens in exploring the Wayang Golek puppets of Indonesia through writing a story, making puppets, creating instruments and putting it all together into a wonderful performance.

 

Teen Workshops – Click Here to Register/Pay Online

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Session 2: July 8-10, Wednesday-Friday
AM Half-Day Session – $75

Embroidered Photography  –  9:30am – noon

Artist and educator Mackenzie Johnston-Green will guide teens in transferring their own photograph onto fabric, then altering it with embroidery stitches. Students will learn basic stitches and explore conceptual design options that are either abstract or tell a story. The possibilities are endless!

Sculpt It: Wild Lunch Bunch  – 9:30am – noon

Rodney Reese is back to inspire teens in sculpting posable three-dimensional characters, using wire, polymer clay, paint, fiber and other materials. The completed figures will come together to create a scene of a wild bunch around the “lunch table,” including food and accessories.

Session 2: July 8-10, Wednesday-Friday
PM Half-Day Session

Ceramics: Who Lives Here?  –  1:00 – 3:30pm

Artist and educator Mackenzie Johnston-Green will teach teens hand-building techniques to create a unique ceramic house. Students will explore the process of photolithography to add imagery to the clay surface.
Finished pieces will be ready for pick up a few weeks after class.

Figurative Felting  –  1:00 – 3:30pm

Artist and educator Judy Rush will teach the technical and creative process of needle felting. Students will learn how to construct a figurative piece while incorporating a personal meaning into their designs.

 

Teen Workshops Click Here to Register/Pay Online

 

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)