Our Summer Camps are now open for 2015 class enrollment! Please note that some descriptions are subject to change as we confirm with artists and collaborators and finalize field trips.

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 WPCA Summer Art Camp 2015

SAC2015-BannerxEvery summer Walker’s Point Center for the Arts organizes an extensive and affordable educational program for Milwaukee-area youth. Each week of Summer Art Camp is dedicated to one form of art. Student’s work from the first 6 weeks of Summer Art Camp will be collected and curated for our Annual Youth Arts Exhibition in our gallery, opening July 24 during Summer Gallery Night!

Classes include lessons and curriculum facilitated by certified art teachers, visits to studios and museums, and experiences with professional artists living and working in Milwaukee! Sign up for one week or for all eight!

Summer Art Camp is for youth between the ages of 6 – 12. All camps are Tuesday – Friday, 1 – 5 pm


10469084_10152550567809113_5577568622143538344_nPhotography Week
June 16–19
Let your children explore the city of Milwaukee through their own viewfinder! Students will learn the basics of photography including lighting, view, contrast, subject, and composition.  Camera provided. Students will receive a flash drive of all of their work. *Due to high demand for this class,  this week must be paid in full with NO refunds.

hhjkhjDrawing and Painting Week
June 23–26

Learn the basics of drawing and painting. Students will become inspired by artists from around the globe and will create their own masterpieces using pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, and acrylic. Guest artist: Thea Kovac!

IMG_1299Printmaking and Papermaking Week
June 30 – July 3

Join us for a week inspired by paper and ink. Children will explore mono-prints, screen printing, stamping, and relief while creating their own paper to compliment their work.

C10394577_10152630935989113_7733518075797739868_neramics Week
July 7–10
Students will explore basic clay building processes like pinching, coiling, and slab building. Each student will create their own ceramic pieces complete with colorful glazing layers that will be fired at WPCA.

10600480_10152669101609113_4460168234931205991_nMultimedia and Sculpture Week
July 14–17
Let your child explore art as we mix and match mediums to create our masterpieces. Students will explore art in 3-D as we create our own sculptural masterpieces in paper mache, wood, and more.

10497034_10152613733519113_6455310242106820607_oDance Week
July 21–24
Move your body to the beat of the drum during this Latin dance class! Students will explore the origins and cultures of Latin America though Bomba, Salsa, and Bachata as they learn a choreographed piece for our Youth Art Exhibition during Milwaukee Gallery Night, Friday, June 24th.

1511326_10152650933614113_203532931922588950_nPaint like the Masters Week
July 28–31

Inspired by the masters like Van Gogh, Picasso, DaVinci, O’Keefe and Kandinsky, we will learn about art history and the artists who made their mark. Students will paint their own masterpieces in the styles of past artists in order to explore their own style as an artist!

SAC_Selected-11Illustration and Storytelling Week
August 4–7

Does your child have interest in being an author or illustrator? This might be the week for them! Join us as we work with local storyteller and illustrators. During our 4 day journey we will write our own short story complete with illustrations!

Please contact Mary Sugiyama, Art Education Coordinator with any questions: 414 672 2787 x12,  mary@wpca-milwaukee.org.


CAMP PRICES: $80/Week for WPCA Family Members ($50 yearly membership), $125 Non-Members, $40 Special rates available for residents in our 53204 neighborhood

PAYMENT AND RESERVATIONS: Full payment is required at the time of registration along with the ages and names of children attending. A confirmation email with further instructions will be sent within 24 hours of payment during business days and within 48 hours on weekends.  We ask that you make sure that you can check the email connected to your Paypal account. For problems with Paypal please email mary@wpca-milwaukee.org. We will reserve your spots until the problem is resolved.

Payment online through Paypal is accepted or a check made out to WPCA and sent to: WPCA, Attn: Summer Art Camp, 839 South 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204

FAMILY MEMBERS: Summer Art Camp Registration

NON-MEMBERS: Summer Art Camp Registration

SCHOLARSHIPS: Payment plans and a limited number of partial scholarships are available to those with financial need. Inquire with Mary Sugiyama for details.

CANCELLATIONS: In case of cancellation, WPCA will refund 50% of fees unless otherwise indicated. Cancellations must be made TWO WEEKS in advance for partial refund. Students may choose to be transferred to another week if spots are available.

WHAT TO PACK FOR CAMP: Please pack a snack for your student. Reusable bottles of water are also great–we support student hydration! If your student has sensitive skin, please apply sunscreen before class. We will be outside whenever possible for field trips and snack time to soak up summer sun rays. Good walking shoes are also a must! We suggest stretchy, well fitting clothing for all dance and movement camp days (no skirts please without shorts underneath). Field trip schedules and details will be sent a week prior to camp  with specific details. Email mary@wpca-Milwaukee.org with questions.