Nearly 40 summer camps are “ready to roll” at the ACAC this summer! Wendy Heiges, Program Director at the ACAC, says the process of putting together children’s camps never ceases to amaze her.
“Every year the instructors propose even more imaginative, creative classes than the year before,” she explains. “This summer’s lineup includes many tried and true classic camps, but also many fantastic, new camps that draw on the incredible talents that our Adams County art teachers and artists will share with children of all ages.”
NEW summer camps for 2015 include:
Swim with the Fish! June 15-19 (ages 11-14), 1-4 pm Paper Mache, that is! Starting with a balloon, create a form out of paper mache that becomes your favorite whimsical or realistic fish. Throw your own style into this interesting project-there is no right or wrong! Paint and embellish for pizzazz! Erica Woodworth $145 (member $135) Register
3D Architectural & Figurative Sculpture, June 22-26 (ages 11-14), 10-1 pm Study & apply the architectural &sculptural work of Alberto Giacometti, Deborah Butterfield and Frank Gehr, to your own designs as you sculpt a human or animal figure and its habitat. Using basic sculptural techniques, create your 3D forms usingwire, plaster, paper mache& natural materials. Sally Becker$155 (member $145) Register
Castles, Castles, Castles, July 6-10 (ages 8-11), 1-4 pm If you think castles are cool, join us for a week filled with castle exploration and construction. Learn about the various features of castles and how they were improved during the Middle-Ages. Build and decorate a castle using a variety of materials and found objects. Dawn Magee$155 (member $145) Register
From Doodle to Masterpiece, July 13th-17th (ages 9-12), 9-12 pm Doodling is a fun way to create interesting artwork by using lines, patterns and your imagination. Explore a variety of basic techniques in black and white, and enhance your doodles using colored pencils and markers. Create a masterpiece by incorporating the doodling techniques learned.Joh Ricci $155 (member $145) Register
Postcards from the Edge! July 13-17 (ages 11-14), 1-4 pm Create artwork postcards that tell your summer story. Find your artistic style while learning the traditional format of a postcard-scrapbook style-using mixed media, photography, collage, paint and more. Discover layering and composition techniques, working with ink resist and making your own collage papers. Emily Hoponick$155 (member $145) Register
Dynamic Dinosaurs!July 20-24 (ages 5-7), 1-4 pm Draw, paint & collage your way through the world of dinosaurs! Your favorite dinosaurs will come to life as you workwith cool materials like oil pastels & metallic markers. Incorporate elements of design using patterns & textures. Homemade dinosaur cookies & story time too! Emily Hoponick$155 (member $145) Register
Op Art, July 20-24 (ages 10-12), 1-4 pm Take a look at Op Art, a 1960s style of art that makes use of optical illusion and you’ll discover the math-based precise composition is designed to trick the eye.Create your own abstract designs, while learning new techniques as you learn about op-art artists and the movement. Kim Robinson $150 (member $140) Register
Pop Art,July 27-31 (ages 8-11), 9-12 pm Explore the bright imagery of the pop art culture and create fun, vivid art work of objects that are meaningful to you while working with multi-media & various mediums. Delve into self-portraits and icons of today too! “Once you got pop, you can never see it the same way again.” Melissa Jackson $155 (member $145) Register
The Art of Native American Storytelling, August 10-15 (ages 7-10), 1-4 p.m. Using oil pastels, colored and watercolor pencils, draw and paint your interpretations of the fascinating creation stories and myths of the Native Americans. Become immersed in their vast culture and create artwork that tells your story. Make traditional fry bread to celebrate! Emily Hoponick $155 (member $145) Register
The Art of Mask Making, August 10-14 (ages 8-11), 9-12 pm Masks have been used throughout history for theatrical performances, royalty, ceremonies, hunting, portrait masks and more. Apply layers of paper macheover a mask template to create your own unique cultural mask inspired by history. Embellishments add to the fun! Stanley Gilmore$155 (member $145) Register
Intermediate Guitar Workshop: Write Your Own Music, Saturday, August 8, 9-3 pm (13 and up) Have you been playing the guitar for a few years and are a beginning songwriter? Learn to build your song and incorporate solos into the key you’re playing and writing. Covers chord theory and scales, and hands-on demos. Record what you’ve learned! Mark Wesling $150 (member $140) Register
Chef Camp for Foodies, August 3-5 Intermediate skill level, (9 and up), 9-11 am, 9-11 am, and 9-noon Do you love to experiment in the kitchen? Addicted to cooking shows? If you know the basics and would like to improve your skills and techniques, this is the camp for you. We’ll play, “what’s in the cabinet,” develop new ways to create culinary successes with some tried and true ingredients, and put it all together for a 3rd day feast. Chris Rinehart, $106 ($102)Register
Build a House Out of Clay! July 13-17 (ages 9-11), 1-4 pm Have fun with clay as you design and draw and build the house of your dreams! Lay out the design on clay slab and create your own custom built 3D house. Develop hand-building, sculpting technique, scale, and proportion skills. 4 days of clay building & 1 day of glazing. Erica Woodworth $155 (member $145) Register
Check out the full listing of nearly 40 Summer Camps 2015 by clicking here and register your child(ren) today!
Or give a gift certificate to a special child in your life so that he/she can attend a summer camp (call 717-334-5006 to learn more) and please note that camp scholarships are available (click here for info–scroll down to “Children’s Summer Camps”).