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.
WPCA Summer Art Camp 2015
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Every 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.
FULL Photography Week
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. Cameras provided. Students will receive a flash drive of all of their work. Guest Artist: Accomplished photographer and retired educator Roy C. Schmidt.
*Due to high demand for this class, this week must be paid in full with NO refunds.
Drawing and Painting Week
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: Locally celebrated visual artist and educator Thea Kovac.
Printmaking 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. Guest Artist: Redline Milwaukee Artist in Residence Jamie Bilgo Bruchman.
FULL Ceramics Week
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. Guest Artist: Ceramics artist Faith Givings.
Multimedia and Sculpture Week
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. Guest Artist: UWM Professor Emeritus Leon Travanti.
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. Dance Instructor: Miriam Levie.
Paint like the Masters Week
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! Guest Artist: The Masters! We will be visiting the Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels exhibition at Milwaukee Art Museum to see the works of masters like Frida, Warhol, van Gogh, O’Keeffe, and many more!
Illustration and Storytelling Week
Does your child have an interest in storytelling or illustration? This might be the week for them! Join us as we work with local storytellers and illustrators on a four day journey, where we will write our own short story complete with illustrations! Guest Artist: performing artist, poet, illustrator, former Pfister Narrator Anja Notanja Sieger.
Please contact Mary Sugiyama, Art Education Coordinator with any questions: 414 672 2787 x12, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.