Young At Art Creativity Camps

School Days Off – November 7 & 8, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Get messy and explore creativity through drawing, painting, movement, outdoor games and play, and building from your imagination with our plethora of materials. The day will begin with art and movement, include a snack break (snacks provided); after lunch the group will go outside for nature play and exploration; and the day will end with another round of dynamic art projects! Camp is geared towards grades K-3rd; 4th & 5th grade sibling helpers are welcome.

June 10 – 14

Selfie Study (ages 9-13): 8:30am – 12:00pm
Teacher: Katrina Wellman-Machut
This class is all about portraits – creating a face by painting, drawing, sculpting and collaging. Students will learn about famous artists, such as Matisse, Modigliani, and Picasso and how they depicted portraits. More info & Register

Vamos a Crear! Latin American Immersion (ages 8-11): 8:30am-12:00pm
Teacher: Suzy Bouzo
Let’s Create! Students will explore Latin American countries and the styles and techniques of their art. Each day we will visit a different country through stories, a traditional art project, and Spanish language lessons.  More info & Register

Inked – Screen Printing (ages 9-13): 1:00 – 4:30pm
Teacher: Sylvie Piquet
Unleash Your Creativity with Screen Printing! Screen printing is a popular, fun and creative way to apply your designs to new materials. More info & Register

Music & Nature in Clay (ages 8-13) OFF-SITE: 1:00 – 4:30pm
Teacher: Cindy Hayek
Learn how construct hand built wind chimes, flutes, a pot for an herb garden, and a birdhouse in clay. Students will learn the properties of clay and how to engineer wind chimes and flutes. More info & Register

June 17 – 21

Word Play (ages 9-13): 8:30am-12:00pm
Teacher: Trish Carpenter
Create your own stories, learn to make them fascinating and interesting. Author and educator, Trish Carpenter, will encourage students to explore creative techniques to make their writing stand out. More info & Register

Advanced Printmaking (ages 8-14) OFF-SITE: 8:30am-12:00pm
Teacher: Susan Hover Oehme, Master Printer
The art of printmaking provides endless space for creativity! Students will learn multiple aspects of printmaking from a master printer, including etching, woodblock, linocut, and monotypes. More info & Register

iPhotography (ages 10-14): 1:00pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Danielle Zimmerer

This super-fun and modern photography class will build on the fundamentals of traditional photography while using modern-day iPhones & Android mobile phone cameras to capture unique images. More info & Register

June 24 – 28

Creative Comedy (ages 8-12): 8:30am-12:00pm
Teacher: Scott Parker
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the Depot for comedy class! Students learn from one of Steamboat’s most celebrated comedians by expressing themselves through comedy writing, Improvisational Theater (improv!), juggling and stand-up. More info & Register

Carnival of Animals (ages 4-7): 1:00pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Jessica Berg
This camp will celebrate animals by combining animal-themed art projects, yoga, music and movement. Kids will explore their connection to animals and nature through multidisciplinary activities. More info & Register

July 1 – 3 (Mon – Wed)

That’s Lit: Write it Out (ages 9-14): 8:30am-12:00pm
Teacher: Sylvie Piquet
Explore writing inspired art and art inspired writing in this camp session. This class combines multidisciplinary projects to produce truly unique and meaningful works. More info & Register

Express: The Art of Monologue (ages 7-12): 1:00pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Celina Taylor
Students will learn to explore human emotion and existence while simultaneously building theatrical and memorization skills. We will use monologue and poetry to construct a character and bring stories to life. More info & Register

July 8 – 12

Let’s Put on a Play! (ages 7-11): 8:30am-4:30pm
Teachers: Heidi Hamric & Eron Haubert
Students will discover the joy of performance through daily theater exercises and a Friday performance for their families. More info & Register

July 15 – 19

Twisted Metal (ages 8-13): 8:30am-12:00pm
Teacher: Gary Chaffin
Working with wire is a fun, approachable way to explore 3-D art. Participants will have a blast experimenting with wire bending and shaping in this half-day creativity camp. More info & Register

Mad Science (ages 8-12): 1:00pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Sylvie Piquet
Unleash your curiosity and inner scientist with a week of Mad Science. We use art, outdoor games, and hands-on exploration as a means to experience scientific reactions. More info & Register

Monster Mix-Up (ages 8-13) OFF-SITE: 1:00pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Cindy Hayek
Learn how to hand build in clay. Students will learn the properties of clay and how to engineer their very own monsters. More info & Register

July 22 – 26

Creative Awakening: Art & Yoga (ages 4-7): 8:30am-12:00pm
Teacher: Sylvie Piquet
Awaken your inner creative through playful movement, imagination-based story telling, and sensory-inspired art. Classes will consist of mindful movement, artistic expression, developmentally appropriate yoga games, nature exploration, and guided relaxation. More info & Register

Upturned Creations (ages 7-11): 1:00pm-4:30pm MON-THURS
Teacher: Jeneire Méndez Yeats
Explore a fun and creative way to think outside of the box. Kids will learn how to see potential in everything, including often discarded materials. More info & Register

July 29 – August 2

Creative Critters (ages 8-13): 8:30am-12:00pm
Teacher: Dona Steele
Students will create an array of animals, real and imaginative, using a variety of art techniques and materials. Students will learn about different cultures, their art forms, and how they traditionally depicted animals. More info & Register

Jewelry Making A Difference (ages 8-14): 1:00pm-4:30pm
Teachers: Heidi Hamric & Eron Haubert
Students will explore different tools and techniques for creating jewelry. We will also decide on a cause to support, create business cards, and sell the jewelry to benefit the organization of choice. More info & Register

August 5 – 9

Re-Thread (ages 8-14): 8:30am-12:00pm
Teacher: Erin Walker
Recreate fashions from upcycled material and clothing. Explore techniques for sewing and fashion design in an environment that welcomes artistic risk taking and supports creative problem solving and kindness.  More info & Register

Make Your Mark: Art of Drawing (ages 8-12): 8:30am-12:00pm
Teacher: Sylvie Piquet
Artists use numerous tools, tricks, and methods to help them draw the world they see. Discover these secrets and more.  More info & Register

Beyond the Canvas: Mixed Media (ages 8-12): 1:00pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Diane Davis
Color outside the lines! And bring your canvas to life by including 3D elements. Learn the techniques of mixing color, collage, adding 3D pieces to your painting. More info & Register

August 12 – 16

POP ART: Painting & Sculpture (ages 10-14): 8:30am-12:00pm
Teacher: Neely Hachtel
POP ART was a movement that challenged traditional fine art by imaging advertising, comic books, and things found in the grocery store. Discover your favorite POP artist and learn how to create in their style. More info & Register

Animal Planet (ages 7-11): 1:00pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Jessica Berg
This camp will celebrate animals by combining animal-themed art projects, yoga, music and movement. Kids will explore their connection to animals and nature through multidisciplinary creative activities. More info & Register