Summer Art Camp
8 Weeks | Ages 6 – 12 | 1-5PM
Summer Art Camp provides eight weeks of extensive and creative art camps. Each week, we focus on a different theme or medium and explore various topics and disciplines like the environment, art history, community, storytelling, dance, print, photography, and much more.
Student artwork from the first six weeks of Summer Art Camp is curated and displayed in our 8th Annual Youth Art Exhibition: ReShaping Perspectives, July 17th to August 7th.
$40 53204 residents | $80 Family Level+ WPCA members | $125 general registration
* Special rates and times for Lynden Sculpture Garden Week
Puzzles, Mazes, & Labyrinths
Week 1 | Summer Art Camp
June 16 – 19
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 2 | Summer Art Camp
June 23 – 26
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!
Wearable Art Week
Week 3 | Summer Art Camp
June 30 – July 3
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.
Week 4 | Summer Art Camp
July 7 -10
Embrace your natural born painter! Participants will create 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.
Dyeing Exploration Week
Week 5 | Summer Art Camp
July 14 – 17
Learn the basics on 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!
Grounded with Nature
Week 6 | Summer Art Camp
July 21 – 24
Roll out the clay and make some muddy art! Students will explore harvesting methods of clay and the importance of being in tune with nature while creating. We will also learn a variety of mediums as you turn mud into a personal masterpiece!
Lynden Sculptue Garden
Week 7 | Summer Art Camp
July 28 – 31 | 9am – 5pm
Special rates: $80 53204 Residents, $160 Family level WPCA members, $250 general registration
Lynden Sculpture Garden with guest artists Ariana Vaeth and LaNia Sproles. In collaboration with Lynden’s artists, naturalists, and art educators, we will explore the intersection of art and nature through collaborative inquiry and hands-on artmaking, using all of Lynden’s 40 acres to create a joyful, all-senses-engaged outdoor experience.
Beyond the Selfie
Week 8 | Summer Art Camp
August 4 – 7
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.