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

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Important Information!

Summer Art Camp Cancelled due to Coronavirus, but …

We have Art Camp Boxes To-Go!!!

Art Camp To-Go, a box filled with supplies for 4-5 art projects, grades 1-6,
supported by fun instructional videos and virtual check-ins.

Art Camp To-Go Boxes are a safer option for us to still get together and make art. Since our projects and teachers are already in place, we thought why not think outside the box and put everything inside a box–well, almost everything!

Art Camp To-Go Boxes are only $50 per week!

Art Box includes: Supplies/instructions for 4-5 projects, activity/coloring themed sheets and some other little goodies. Projects can be done following the camp schedule or independently, anytime.
Supplemental support:  Fun instructional videos created by our teachers, and optional online Zoom Monday morning introduction and Friday Art Share.
You’ll need:  Basic art supplies; small set of markers, glue stick, a few permanent markers, scissors, crayons, paint brush and an inexpensive cool-melt glue gun is always nice to have! And a sense of adventure!
Our goal: Is to provide interesting, creative projects that dive deep into an individual’s personal creativity, while exploring new techniques and materials. Our projects are designed for children entering grades 1–6, younger children may need some adult/teen help.

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Art Camp Box Pick-up:  Boxes will be available for pick-up 10am-5pm Thursday & Friday before the week of camp or by appointment.  A reminder will be emailed prior to camp with details about pick-up.  Shipping options: At this time we haven’t looked into the option to ship a box, but you could ship them. Box measures 10″x 13″x 4″ If interested, please email with shipping address to pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org

Flexibility:  Art Camp To-Go Boxes can be used anytime throughout the year and don’t need to follow the weekly camp schedule listed below to be enjoyed. Participating in online check-ins are not necessary to complete the projects and links to instructional videos will be available to each person registered.

Not registered yet? Join Us!

Art Camp To-Go offers the opportunity for more children to join us to create art this summer following the camp schedule or independently, anytime. We won’t have an unlimited supply of art boxes, so registering asap helps us in our planning and ensures you get one. Check out the theme of each art box and sign-up below!

Art Box #1
Recyclart     June 1-5   Sorry, SOLD OUT!

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 use an item from home to incorporate into their designs. NOTE: Art Box pick-up May 29, noon-6pm or by appointment.

Art Box #2
Color My World    June 15-19   Sorry, SOLD OUT!

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.
NOTE: Art Box pick-up June 12, noon-6pm or by appointment.

Art Box #3
Claws, Paws, Fins & Feathers   June 29 – July 3   Sorry, SOLD OUT!

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 look around their homes and count how many every day items around them has an animal design. NOTE: Art Box pick-up Thursday & Friday, June 25 & 26, 10am-5pm and Saturday, June 27, 10am-2pm or by appointment.

Art Box #4
World Art Explorer   July 13-17   Sorry, SOLD OUT!

“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. NOTE: Art Box pick-up July 9 & 10, 10am-5pm and Saturday, July 11, 10am-2pm or by appointment.

Art Box #5
Wizards, Wands & Wonder – July 27-31   Sorry, SOLD OUT!

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. NOTE: Art Box pick-up July 23 & 24, 10am-5pm and Saturday, July 25, 10am-2pm or by appointment.

To be added to a waiting list for an Art Box
(include which Art Box and your phone number)
contact: pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org or call 614-486-4402

Click Here To Reserve/Pay for Your Art Camp To-Go Box

 

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Teen Summer Workshops Have Been Cancelled, but. . .
Stay Tuned for Virtual Teen Classes in the Works!

For Teens Entering Grades 6–12

Please Note: Those who registered will be refunded and were sent an email on 5/18/20 with details. Check your spam/junk file or email with questions: pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org

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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.

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)