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

This camp will give your preschooler the opportunity to experience painting in many different and unique ways.  With varied projects, textures, and tools –the result will be fabulous works of art.

YOUNG AT ART
10:30 - 11:45 am

Through unique projects designed to stimulate imagination and creative skills, help your child explore a variety of 2D and 3D techniques including drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. Enjoy being creative in a group setting, socializing with other children and leaving the mess at Cheekwood.

ADVENTURE CHEEKWOOD (4 YEAR OLDS)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This special camp will introduce your child to camper-only camp session through art activities, stories, play time in the gardens, nature walks, gallery discoveries and more.
All participants must be fully potty trained and 4 years old. There is no exception to this policy.


5-6 YEAR OLDS
ART & MOVEMENT
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Part of the Let’s Move Initiative, this unique class combines studio art and physical activities. Campers will learn about the influences of movement, such as dance and yoga, on visual art. This camp will involve time outdoors, weather permitting, exploring Cheekwood’s gardens and exhibitions such as Steve Tobin: Southern Roots and International Playhouses, while making their own artworks in the studio and engaging in physical activity for approximately 45 minutes each day.

PAINTING POSSIBILIITIES
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

BUGS & BLOOMS
1:00 - 4:00 pm

In this all-time favorite class, campers will explore Cheekwood’s gardens to find artistic inspiration and venture into the studio to make their own crafts and creatures. Campers will enjoy learning about various insects, plants and bugs in the gardens, before creating beautiful artwork. This class combines time outdoors, weather permitting, in addition to time in the studio. Please Note: This is an art camp and campers will not handle any insects.

MIGHTY MASTERS
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Campers will learn about a variety of artists and art forms, from Van Gogh and Picasso to Warhol and Chihuly, both in the classroom and by visiting Cheekwood’s exhibitions, such as Steve Tobin: Southern Roots. Children will get their hands dirty with paint, collage, sculpture & more.

MIXED MEDIA MADNESS
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Are pencils, paper, and paint the only materials used to create great pieces of art?  No way!  In this camp, children will create art using many different art ‘ingredients.’ Campers will explore a variety of materials and learn new methods and techniques for using everyday objects. No material is off limits.
 

7-10 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.

DYNAMIC DRAWING
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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
1:00 - 4:00 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, stories and craft projects. Our art studios and botanical garden will provide beautiful, spacious areas for learning, play and discovery!

STUDIO FUNDAMENTALS
1:00 - 4:00 pm

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.

ZEN ART
1:00 - 4:00 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.

 
11-15 YEAR OLDS
INTERACTIVE SKETCHBOOK
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students will create their own mixed media sketchbook as a document of their personal stories, experiences, and thoughts. Campers will enjoy Cheekwood’s beautiful grounds and express themselves through their artwork. Techniques addressed will be pen and ink drawing, watercolor painting, collage, photo transfer, and drawing on-site at Cheekwood. 

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.

 

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