SPEND SUMMER IN COLOR AT CAE!

THERE'S NO FEE TO REGISTER, PLUS CAE FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS SAVE YOU 10% ON ALL CAMPS & CLASSES!

Give your young artists an immersive and hands-on experience with Summer Art Camps at Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE). CAE offers half-day camps and lunch studios for kids aged 5-17, running from June 3 through August 9. Campers come to us from Evergreen, Conifer, Morrison and Golden, as well as from down the hill in the Denver metro area, because our vetted instructors are just so awesome at what they do. Our camps explore various media, from clay sculpting and drawing techniques, to pop art and mural painting, to the art of different cultures and the art of the masters. Several of our camps also incorporate outdoor components, including hikes, plein air painting, and opportunities for photography and eco-art projects. Let your kids explore their creative side with imaginative and inspiring camps at CAE this summer!

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– All camps are half-day (3 hours), with AM sessions running 9 am to 12 pm, and PM sessions running 1 pm to 4 pm.

– All campers should bring a water bottle and snack daily, and campers registered for a lunch studio should also bring a sack lunch.

– All camps may go outside, weather permitting, so it is advised that sunscreen is applied each day before coming to camp.
– All camps are $225. Save 10% with a CAE Family Membership.

– 1 hour supervised lunch studio is available for $25 per week to extend your camp experience.

– All supplies are included unless otherwise noted.
– Ceramics camp sessions are either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday and run for 2 consecutive weeks (4 half-days total). This is to allow sufficient time for every step of the finishing process, both during and outside of camp hours.

– Ceramics camp fees cover materials, supplies, additional tech hours, kiln firings, and maintenance of the ceramics studio.
– Before April 15: Full cash refund minus $25 cancellation fee per camp.

– April 16th to May 1st: Full refund in educational credit only.

– No refunds will be offered after May 1st.

NEW FOR 2024 - LUNCH STUDIOS!

Would you like to extend your camper’s experience before or after camp during the lunch hour? Or are you signing up for an AM and a PM camp in the same week and want full-day coverage? This year we are offering a supervised Lunch Studio from 12 – 1 pm for just $25 per week! Camp assistants will oversee lunch and (weather-permitting) outdoor activity, guiding them to and from their camps. Lunch Studios are a la carte – please register for each week your student will be staying for lunch by clicking the button below.

A WORD ON OVERLAPPING AGE GROUPS AND SIBLING REGISTRATIONS

Nobody knows your kiddo better than you do, so if you have a 9- or 13-year-old, please choose the camp age group and activity that you think suits them best. If you would like to enroll 2 siblings from different age groups into the same camp, please select the camp based on the youngest child’s age.

CLICK ON THE BUTTONS BELOW TO JUMP TO A SPECIFIC AGE GROUP

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LITTLES CAMPS | AGES 5 - 9

DATES: June 3 - 7
TIME: 9 am - 12 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

Step right up and bring your talented artists to this carnival themed art camp! We will be bringing to the table various art projects inspired by classic carnivals using both 2- and 3-dimensional techniques. Students will create cut paper and mixed media Ferris wheels or carousels, carnival masks, and non-edible popcorn sculptures, and will culminate in our very own carnival celebration on the last day of camp where we will play carnival games created by small groups of students and enjoy some tasty carnival treats. sessions available. Extend your carnival art experience with a second session in July!

SPACES REMAINING: 6
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DATES: June 3 - 7
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

Come escape to the stars in this camp where all our art will be out of this world. Your artists will be guided on a journey through space using a variety of mixed media to create galaxies, aliens, and more! We will utilize both 2- and 3-dimensional art techniques, expanding understanding and skills through papier mâché, acrylic paints, watercolor, and more. Two unique sessions available!

SPACES REMAINING: 16
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DATES: June 4, 6, 11 & 13
TIME: 9 am - 12 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Ceramics Studio

In this hand-building ceramics class, students will learn to pinch, coil, and slab, slip and score, glaze and more!

***Please note: this camp meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings ONLY for 2 weeks (4 classes total)***

SPACES REMAINING: 6
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DATES: June 10 - 14
TIME: 9 am - 12 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

Set your mind free with Abstract Art! Students will learn about the different types of abstraction from non-representational to pointillism. We will learn about well-known artists from multiple movements within abstraction, try different styles, play with color, techniques and mediums!

SPACES REMAINING: 15
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DATES: June 10 - 14
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

My favorite color is rainbow!  If you’ve heard this from your kiddos, this is the camp for them! In this afternoon camp, students will learn all about the color wheel and different ways to use color to enhance their art. Complementary, monochromatic, warm and cool, and unique ways to use color in your projects are just some of the topics we’ll cover in this celebration of color! Through these techniques and skills, students will learn to level-up their artwork and appreciation of color using multiple mediums!

SPACES REMAINING: 15
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DATES: June 17 - 21
TIME: 9 am - 12 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

Come and learn about the famous artists of the world and explore new art processes and techniques! Projects may include swirling paint like van Gogh, painting to music like Kandinsky, creating fun Cubist-style faces out of paint and clay like Picasso or making art using lots of dots like Monet. We will use many different types of materials to explore these topics, including air dry clay, model magic, a variety of paint, collage and more! Kids will have a lot of fun in this class while learning art history and different creative expressions. 

SPACES REMAINING: 8
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DATES: June 17 - 21
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

In this camp students will learn to bead and stamp leather jewelry, create landscapes from yarn and fabric, and use dying and wax techniques for batiks!  Join us in making crafts out of textiles!

SPACES REMAINING: 11
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DATES: June 18, 20, 25 & 27
TIME: 9 am - 12 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Ceramics Studio

In this hand-building ceramics class, students will learn to roll slabs as well as how to use a slab roller to create functional and artistic pieces that focus on slab construction.

***Please note: this camp meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings ONLY for 2 weeks (4 classes total)***

SPACES REMAINING: 8
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DATES: June 24 - 28
TIME: 9 am - 12 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

Learn about art from around the world using lots of fun art materials! Projects may include African inspired masks and jewelry, Australian Aboriginal dot painting, Japanese koi fish and ceramic teacups, and more! We will use lots of different types of materials to explore cultures and art around the world, including air dry clay, model magic, different types of paint, printmaking, collage and more! 

SPACES REMAINING: 8
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DATES: June 24 - 28
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

Let’s play some games! Doodle, exquisite corpse, blind draw, and more! In this afternoon camp, students will have a blast playing games with art outside and indoors. We will use a variety of art materials including clay, acrylic paint, oil pastels, watercolor, collage and sculpture. We will learn lots of new art techniques while having fun and playing collaborative games. 

SPACES REMAINING: 15
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DATES: July 8 - 12
TIME: 9 am - 12 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Glass Room

This outdoor camp is set in the woods of Bergen Park.  Our outdoor expert instructors will guide students through the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of the outdoors to create nature-inspired art!  Students will learn Leave No Trace (LNT) principles while exploring the nature at their feet. Projects may include rock painting, scratch art, nature crowns, mobiles, suncatchers, and sun paper flower prints.   This camp is primarily outdoors, weather permitting. 

SPACES REMAINING: 10
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DATES: July 8 - 12
TIME: 9 am - 12 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

Two worlds collide in this musical art camp! Discover what happens when music inspires art in this fun camp focused on creating projects inspired by various instruments, music genres, and art styles. Each project will incorporate different art techniques such as sculpture, watercolor, and acrylic. We will explore various music genres and art styles that may have influenced the artwork for the day throughout the course, sending your artists home armed with newfound knowledge of the art and music world. Two sessions available.

SPACES REMAINING: 14
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DATES: July 8 - 12
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

Step right up and bring your talented artists to this fun and exciting carnival themed art camp! In this continuation of Carnival Art Camp from week 1, we will explore all new projects including some costume-making, entertainment art, poster lettering, and more, working in both 2- and 3-dimensional techniques. The week will end with another carnival celebration on the last day of camp where we will play carnival games created by small groups of students and enjoy some tasty carnival treats. Come one, come all!  

SPACES REMAINING: 10
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DATES: July 8, 10, 15 & 17
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Ceramics Studio

Texture & Tiles is a hands-on pottery class tailored for ages 5-9, where young artists explore clay's possibilities. From rolling slabs by hand to using a slab roller, they will craft mosaics, name plates, and more experiencing the therapeutic joys of tactile art. Join us for a transformative journey into 3D creativity!

***Please note: this camp meets on Monday and Wednesday mornings ONLY for 2 weeks (4 classes total)***

SPACES REMAINING: 7
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DATES: July 15 - 19
TIME: 9 am - 12 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

What can you use in nature to make art? In this outdoor camp, students will learn to see the beaty of nature in new ways. We’ll walk through the trees, play in the park, and create art with sticks, stones, leaves, and cones.  

SPACES REMAINING: 11
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DATES: July 22 - 26
TIME: 9 am - 12 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

Let’s explore the textures of nature! Clay imprints, rubbings, bubble flowers, and more. We will create art inspired by and using the elements of nature.  

SPACES REMAINING: 10
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DATES: July 22 - 26
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

In this unconventional art class, we will have fun carving & stamping, sculpting & building all using food! Landscapes of pasta and stamped tote bags with celery flowers! We have food on our minds and canvases.  

SPACES REMAINING: 13
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DATES: July 22, 24, 29 & 30
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Ceramics Studio

In this hand building ceramics class for ages 5-9, students will learn how to create pinch pot, slab, and coil pots.  We will walk away with functional pieces to use at home.

***Please note: this camp meets on Monday and Wednesday mornings ONLY for 2 weeks (4 classes total)***

SPACES REMAINING: 6
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DATES: August 5 - 9
TIME: 9 am - 12 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

Same cosmic theme, all new projects! For this round two of cosmic art camp, we will be focusing on scale! Let us bring your rocket ships, UFOs, and time machines to life!  

SPACES REMAINING: 11
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DATES: August 5 - 9
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

How does music make you feel?!? Does your art change when you listen to different types of music?!? Let’s explore the influence of music on our creativity, color choices, and overall end products. We’ll play games and have fun in this playful exploration of color and sound.  

SPACES REMAINING: 14
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MIDDLES CAMPS | AGES 9 - 13

DATES: June 3, 5, 10, & 12
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Ceramics Studio

Hand Building Ceramics is tailored for ages 9-13, welcoming all skill levels to explore the art of shaping clay. By learning pinch, coil, and slab methods, students can apply what they learn to create both functional and decorative pottery, fostering creative expression. 

***Please note: this camp meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons ONLY for 2 weeks (4 classes total)***

SPACES REMAINING: 8
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DATES: June 4, 6, 11 & 13
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Ceramics Studio

Basic wheel throwing for ages 9-13. In this introductory ceramics class students will get familiar with the ceramics studio, equipment, terminology, and processes.

***Please note: this camp meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons ONLY for 2 weeks (4 classes total)***

SPACES REMAINING: 0
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DATES: June 17 - 21
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Dry Classroom

Join us for an exciting drawing class!  We will meet your students where they are and help them move to the next level.  We will start with some solid drawing techniques that every artist needs to learn and then we will work on drawings of choice to build each artist's skills.  While teaching the basics, students will be encouraged to take it further if they are ready and able to. The focus of this class is line, shape, and value.

SPACES REMAINING: 7
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DATES: June 18, 20, 25 & 27
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Ceramics Studio

Hand Building Ceramics is tailored for ages 9-13, welcoming all skill levels to explore the art of shaping clay. By learning pinch, coil, and slab methods, students can apply what they learn to create both functional and decorative pottery, fostering creative expression. 

***Please note: this camp meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons ONLY for 2 weeks (4 classes total)***

SPACES REMAINING: 8
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DATES: June 24 - 28
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Glass Room

Relief (also known as Block) printmaking skills and techniques are the focus of this awesome class for youth ages 9-13.  Linoleum carving can be incredibly relaxing and produce even more incredible art pieces! Basic techniques will be introduced, so your child does not need to have any previous experience with this medium.  The rest of the camp will set your budding artists free to create their own relief carving at their own pace.  Students will also explore monoprinting with Gelli plates, Andy Warhol pop art, cityscape collaborative printmaking, fish printing and more and will learn to operate a genuine 1968 printing press!  This class is sure to im-"press" your budding artists with a whole new realm of art-making!

SPACES REMAINING: 11
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DATES: July 8 - 12
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Dry Classroom

Does your student have the basics of drawing down and would like to take their work to the next level?  This class will help them focus on where they are and move to the next step.  We will start with some drawing challenges to help me see where they are and then I will help them move further into their drawing process. Open to all levels. Basic drawing class is not a prerequisite.

SPACES REMAINING: 4
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DATES: July 15 - 19
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Glass Room

In this outdoor camp, students will learn about plein air drawing and painting, create Andy Goldsworthy-inspired nature art, create shoe designs, learn about Van Gogh, and play animal mashup games. Join us for this exploration of art in the great outdoors.

SPACES REMAINING: 14
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DATES: July 29 - August 2
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Main Classroom

In this preteen technique course, students will learn how to use color to increase the appeal and impact of their artwork. Open to all levels.

SPACES REMAINING: 16
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TEEN WORKSHOPS | AGES 13 - 17

DATES: June 17, 19, 24 & 26
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Ceramics Studio

Teen Wheel Throwing offers a hands-on experience for students aged 13 and up to learn and refine their wheel-throwing techniques. With no prior experience required and all skill levels welcome, participants will engage in creative exploration. The course concludes with a presentation, providing students the chance to showcase their wheel-thrown projects.

***Please note: this workshop meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons ONLY for 2 weeks (4 classes total)***

SPACES REMAINING: 7
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DATES: July 22 - 26
TIME: 10 am - 3 pm
DROPOFF LOCATION: Glass Room

Throw your previous ideas of a still life out the window! In this art class, we will take students on an adventure through the world of still-life art, exploring the genre in a non-traditional way using both 2- and 3-dimensional art techniques. Students will create temporary nature inspired still-lives, a la Andy Goldsworthy; sculpt a self-portrait using nothing but fruits and vegetables, influenced by Giuseppe Arcimboldo; and discover what O’Keefe brought to the genre.

SPACES REMAINING: 14
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