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2-4 YEAR OLDS (Guardian/Child)
STUDIO SAMPLER
9:00 – 10:15 am

Campers will get messy and explore a variety of media in this active class. While sharpening manual dexterity skills, this camp will give your preschooler the opportunity to experience art making in many different and unique ways.

MINI MASTERS
10:30 - 11:45 am

Campers will learn about a variety of artists and art forms, from European and American masters to Modern and Contemporary movements. Children will get their hands dirty with paint, collage, clay & more.


5-6 YEAR OLDS
PAINT & SCULPT - SOLD OUT!
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the exciting world of 3D art in this fun class. Campers will do it all with painting, drawing, and sculpting inspired Steve Tobin’s works in the Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art. Campers will also enjoy seeing different sculptures on Cheekwood’s Sculpture Trail and learning about other famous artists.

SENSATIONAL STRUCTURES
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Designed for young campers who love to build, this new class will introduce form and shape while using Cheekwood’s historic residence and our International Playhouses exhibition as inspiration. Campers will use a variety of media to create their own structures.

GARDEN SPROUTS
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Time to play in the dirt! In this interactive introduction to the garden, campers will discover soil, seeds, the plant life cycle and the many wonders of the natural world. Through hands-on activities and greenhouse tours, campers will create garden art, conduct science experiments and cultivate a love of nature and gardening. Campers will spend time outdoors, weather permitting, in addition to time in the classroom.

PAINTING POSSIBILIITIES
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Is your camper itching to get messy and have some fun? This class explores tempra, watercolor and acrylic paint in a variety of ways. While learning the basics of primary and secondary colors, campers will be encouraged to control their brushwork, mix colors, and have fun! Campers will learn about other artists and discover unique ways to apply paint on different surfaces.

SUMMER SAMPLER
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Over the course of a week, campers will discover a variety of new materials and an exciting assortment of projects.  Campers will explore painting, drawing, clay and more.  If your child wants to experience the wide world of arts and crafts, this is the class for you!  No two sampler classes are alike.

 
7-10 YEAR OLDS
ART & FASHION - SOLD OUT!
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

ZEN ART
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

CLAY FUNDAMENTALS
1:00 - 4:00 pm

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
1:00 - 4:00 pm

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.

PLEIN AIR SKETCHING
1:00 - 4:00 pm

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.


11-15 YEAR OLDS
CLAY FUNDAMENTALS
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

GARDEN & NATURE EXPLORERS
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 and craft projects. Our art studios and botanical garden will provide beautiful, spacious areas for learning, play and discovery!

INTERMEDIATE ART
1:00 - 4:00 pm

From painting with acrylics or watercolors to sculpting in clay or found objects – campers will learn more advanced lessons in both 2D and 3D art.  This survey of studio arts will help campers explore the potentials of a variety of materials and methods.

 

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