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SUMMER CAMP: 7-10 YEAR OLDS

*Camps are taught by different instructors with changing lesson plans throughout the summer, so no two camps are alike! See Camp Descriptions below.


WEEK ONE: JUNE 6 – JUNE 10
MORNING CLASSES 9 AM – 12 PM
ARCHITECTURE EXPERIENCE
INTERNATIONAL ART ADVENTURE 
DYNAMIC DRAWING

AFTERNOON CLASSES 1 PM – 4 PM
CLAY FUNDAMENTALS
GARDEN & NATURE EXPLORERS
READY, SET, PAINT!


WEEK TWO: JUNE 13 – JUNE 17
MORNING CLASSES 9 AM – 12 PM
CLAY FUNDAMENTALS
COMICS & CARTOONS - SOLD OUT
READY, SET, PAINT!

AFTERNOON CLASSES 1 PM – 4 PM
ART & FASHION
CLAY FUNDAMENTALS
ZEN ART

WEEK THREE: JUNE 20 – JUNE 24
MORNING CLASSES 9 AM – 12 PM
CLAY FUNDAMENTALS
GARDEN & NATURE EXPLORERS
STUDIO FUNDAMENTALS

AFTERNOON CLASSES 1 PM – 4 PM
ART & FASHION - SOLD OUT
INTERNATIONAL ART ADVENTURE
READY, SET, PAINT!


WEEK FOUR: JUNE 27 – JULY 1
MORNING CLASSES 9 AM – 12 PM
CLAY FUNDAMENTALS
DYNAMIC DRAWING

AFTERNOON CLASSES 1 PM – 4 PM
GARDEN & NATURE EXPLORERS
STUDIO FUNDAMENTALS
ZEN ART


WEEK FIVE: JULY 11 – JULY 15
MORNING CLASSES 9 AM – 12 PM
ART & FASHION
ZEN ART

AFTERNOON CLASSES 1 PM – 4 PM
CLAY FUNDAMENTALS
COMICS & CARTOONS
PLEIN AIR SKETCHING


WEEK SIX: JULY 18 – JULY 22
MORNING CLASSES 9 AM – 12 PM
CLAY FUNDAMENTALS
GARDEN & NATURE EXPLORERS

AFTERNOON CLASSES 1 PM – 4 PM
ARCHITECTURE EXPERIENCE
CLAY FUNDAMENTALS
READY, SET, PAINT! - SOLD OUT!


WEEK SEVEN: JULY 25 – JULY 29
MORNING CLASSES 9 AM – 12 PM
READY, SET, PAINT!
SENSORY DRAWING


AFTERNOON CLASSES 1 PM – 4 PM
CLAY FUNDAMENTALS
STUDIO FUNDAMENTALS
PLEIN AIR SKETCHING

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*NEW* ARCHITECTURE EXPERIENCE - Introduce your young architect or engineer to the fundamentals of design through age-appropriate studio projects. Campers will learn design basics and explore shapes and forms. Visits to Cheekwood’s historic residence and our summer exhibition International Playhouses will take campers out of the classroom and translate their knowledge to real-life structures.

ART & FASHION - Explore the art of fashion in this stylish class. Campers will learn about fashion design, accessory making, and fashion history. From sketching their own designs to making their own jewelry, this course will introduce campers to the basics of fashion and design while using a variety of materials.

CLAY FUNDAMENTALS - Campers will discover the basics of hand building and throwing on the wheel.  From learning the fundamentals and throwing their own cylinders, bowls, and plates to exploring underglazes and textures – campers will do it all!  No prior experience is necessary.

COMICS & CARTOONS
- Give your drawings a comical spin in this camp. Explore concepts and characters to create your own comics and cartoons. Students will learn how to incorporate the basics of drawing into these art forms through storyboards, self-portraits, anime, drawing on-site in Cheekwood’s exhibitions and more.

DYNAMIC DRAWING - Do you like to draw?  From line and form to texture and shading, this class will explore the basics of drawing and beyond using a variety of different materials and media. Campers will enjoy learning the fundamentals in a fun and active studio.

GARDEN & NATURE EXPLORERS - This unique camp is designed to foster respect and appreciation for the environment and to inspire a sense of wonder through direct experiences with the natural world. Campers will enjoy hands-on activities, insect and plant encounters, nature hikes, outdoor games, stories and craft projects. Our art studios and botanical garden will provide beautiful, spacious areas for learning, play and discovery!

INTERNATIONAL ART ADVENTURE - Take a trip around the world in this exciting class.  From Cheekwood’s Japanese Garden to our summer International Playhouses exhibition, campers will expand their knowledge of different cultures & artists while creating works of art and learning foreign language vocabulary. Enjoy a wide variety of art making with unique materials!

*NEW* PLEIN AIR SKETCHING - The art studio moves outdoors in this exciting drawing class. Campers will explore Cheekwood’s grounds while learning drawing fundamentals such as perspective and composition, while taking inspiration from our landscape and exhibitions such as Steve Tobin: Southern Roots and International Playhouses. This class will combine time in the studio in addition to outdoor time.

READY, SET, PAINT! - Do you love to paint?  If so, this is the camp for you!  Using tempra, watercolor, and acrylic paints, campers will learn about basic techniques and create fun painting projects.  Children will enjoy painting on a variety of different surfaces in addition to traditional canvas.

*NEW* SENSORY DRAWING - Use all five senses in this exploratory drawing class. Campers will take inspiration from sound, smell, taste, and touch, in addition to using their eyes in order to create vibrant drawings using materials such as pencil, pastel, charcoal, and ink.

STUDIO FUNDAMENTALS - Over the course of a week, campers will work with a variety of materials as they discover a wide array of studio arts. Exploring both 2D & 3D processes, projects will include drawing, painting, sculpting and working with clay. Each week will vary in theme to encourage students to discover fun new ways of expressing their creativity.

*NEW* ZEN ART - Art and yoga collide in this exciting new class. Campers will create their own zen-inspired artwork while learning basic yoga poses in our Japanese Garden and other scenic locations. This camp offers ample outdoor time, weather permitting, in addition to exploring media such as drawing and painting in the studios.

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