Summer Art Camp Experiences
Summer Art Camp provides eight weeks of extensive and creative art camps for ages 6 to 12. Each week, we focus on a different theme or medium and explore various topics and disciplines like the environment, art history, community, sculpture, painting, photography, and much more.
WPCA is very excited to roll out our Virtual Summer Art Camp Experiences, which will keep everyone safe while maximizing creativity!
Bring a little piece of WPCA to your homes: each module will include an art kit with supplies for the three weeks which can be mailed or available for curbside pick-up. We will complete two projects per week, focusing on the featured medium for that week. Art Educators will provide video lessons for each project and they will be available for virtual office hours on Thursday & Friday from 1pm-3pm.
Participants will submit their completed projects to be included in our 8th Annual Youth Art Show, which will be a virtual reality experience! Access to internet to watch instructional videos is required.
Art & Nature Module
July 28-31 & August 4-7
With the increase of COVID-19 cases in Milwaukee, we want to ensure the safety of all youth in Milwaukee. This has led us to make the decision to turn the final week of summer art camp virtual, therefore turning the Lynden Sculpture Garden week and the Grounded in Nature week into one module.
- During the Lynden Sculpture Garden week, the teaching artists LaNia Sproles and Molly Hassler will be leading students through activities centered on friendship in addition to Lynden staff providing additional at-home projects to include on google classroom for students to do at their own pace. The first, (Heal, Repair) is based on the artist Lynden Sculpture Garden worked with last summer, Rosemary Ollison’s and her exhibit Prosperity in a Million Scraps. The second (Compost Sculpture) focuses on Gary John Gresl’s The Body Farm. (2017-20) at Lynden.
- During Grounded in Nature week, Students will be guided by WPCA Featured member artist, Cyndi Bergloff, through a series of projects rooted in understanding Human relationship with Nature.
Module 2: Design Methods
Join us for the second three weeks of Summer Art Camp virtually!
3 Weeks | $50
Week 4 | July 7-10
Learn the basics of dyes, chemicals, and additives while focusing on how to mix and blend colors to get your desired effects. Participants will learn Shibori, ombre techniques, immersion dyeing, direct application, tie-dye, and hand painting. Don’t forget to bring a t-shirt to dye for our final project!
Week 5 | July 14-17
Express yourself with artwork you can wear! We will use various techniques to create unique projects and accessories, we will encourage creative visioning and self-expression. Participants will take their ideas from concept to completion, with an emphasis on design, individual expression, and most importantly, fun.
Beyond the Selfie
Week 6 | July 21-24
Immerse students in the art and craft of still photography. Students will research, compose, and capture digital photographic projects while expanding their techniques with light and shadow as they strengthen composition, lighting, and editing skills.
Module 1: Studio Practice in Spacial Art
Join us for the first three weeks of Summer Art Camp virtually!
3 Weeks | $50
Week 1 | June 16 – 19
Embrace your natural-born painter! Participants will create an original artwork inspired by other artists, unique methods and a variety of materials. From still lifes to plein air watercolor, we will continue to build compositions by exploring the power of mixed media paintings.
Puzzles, Mazes & Labyrinths
Week 2 | June 23-26
Students will create intriguing visual logic projects to increase problem-solving skills & promote structured and creative thinking. We will integrate mindfulness, mathematics, and technology as we explore different formations and concentration methods.
Week 3 | June 30-July 3
Using a variety of repurposed and found-object materials we will create expressive works of art with guest artist Gary Warren Neibur. Using recycled materials, students will work independently and in groups to repurpose materials and transform them into beautiful sculptures of all sizes!