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2-4 YEAR OLDS (Guardian/Child)
ARTY ANIMALS - SOLD OUT!
9:00 – 10:15 am

Campers will create art projects inspired by insects and animals. While creating unique artwork and reading stories, children will get their hands dirty with paint, collage, clay & more.

STUDIO SAMPLER - SOLD OUT!
10:30 - 11:45 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.

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
BUGS & BLOOMS - SOLD OUT!
9:00 am - 12:00 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.

CRITTER CREATIONS
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy learning about critters in your own neighborhood and across the globe. Some projects will be inspired by our ecosystem, while others may take camper imaginations deep into the jungle and ocean. Create your own animal mash-ups, habitats and critters with painting, drawing and 3-D design.

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.

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.

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

ARCHITECTURE EXPERIENCE
1:00 - 4:00 pm

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.

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.

READY, SET, PAINT! - SOLD OUT!
1:00 - 4:00 pm

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.
 

11-15 YEAR OLDS
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.

INTERNATIONAL ART ADVENTURE
1:00 - 4:00 pm

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.

 

 

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