Give your young artists a real art experience this summer with Art Camps at Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE). CAE offers half-day and full-day camps for kids aged 5-16. Our camps explore various media from wheel-throwing with clay to mural painting to outdoor art adventures to art of different cultures and art of the masters. Let your kids explore their creative side at CAE.

June 7-11:   AMAZING ART AROUND THE WORLD    SOLD OUT!
Ages 5-9: Monday-Friday, 9 am-12 pm
Instructor: Meagan Andersen
Minimum Students: 5; Maximum Students: 9 (unless COVID restrictions have changed to permit more)

$160 members / $178 non-member

Come take a trip around the world with us as we explore different art techniques from different regions of the world! This ½-day summer camp for youth ages 5-9 will take your child on an engaging trip around the world through art. From clay pinch pots of Central and South America, to basket weaving of South Asia, to beautiful ink paintings from Japan, to mandalas from India, we will stimulate our minds and imaginations with a new region each day. Culturally inspired snacks will be served with each region we visit each day (please let us know if your child has any dietary restrictions and we will make sure each snack is inclusive!).

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June 7-11:   REMARKABLE RELIEF PRINTMAKING WITH LINOLEUM 
Ages 10-13: Monday-Friday, 1-4 pm
Instructor: Meagan Andersen
Minimum Students: 5; Maximum Students: 9 (unless COVID restrictions have changed to permit more)

$160 members / $178 non-member

Relief (also known as Block) printmaking skills and techniques are the focus of this awesome summer camp for youth ages 10-13. Linoleum carving can be incredibly relaxing and produce even more incredible art pieces! Basic techniques will be introduced in the first class, so your child does not need to have any previous experience with this medium. The rest of the camp will set your budding artist free to create their own relief carving at their own pace. While quality printmaking paper will be provided for a final piece at camp, we highly encourage your artists to bring items of their own that they would like to commemorate their print on as well. Good items for this include canvas tote bags, t-shirts, hoodies, aprons, and other fabric items. Your child will also gain the knowledge of how to operate a genuine 1968 printing press! This class is sure to im-”press” your budding artists with a whole new realm of artmaking!

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June 14-18:   MURAL & PUBLIC ART PAINTING    SOLD OUT!
Ages 12-16: Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm (1 hour supervised lunch break)
Instructor: Meagan Andersen
Minimum Students: 5; Maximum Students: 9 (unless COVID restrictions have changed to permit more)
$225 members / $250 non-member

Working collaboratively with other artists has the potential to create some incredibly magical art! That is why, with this exclusive, one week summer camp, for youth ages 12-16, we have decided to collaborate with a celebrated mural artist Chris Krieg to create a mural on a shipping container acquired by CAE. Mural painting techniques will be introduced by the instructor and the professional muralist during the first day of summer camp. As a group, we will establish a design for our mural and create a preliminary sketch. Participants will learn the delicate art of enlarging using projection when we project our sketch onto the shipping container, which is a great tool for every artist to have in their belts! The rest of the week, your budding artist will collaborate with their peers in class to actually paint the mural, from start to finish! If you have a tween or teen that cannot get enough painting in their lives, then this is the class for them!

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June 21-June 25: READY, SET, THROW! CERAMICS (1/2 Day AM)    SOLD OUT!
Ages 5-8 years, 9 am-12 pm
Instructor: Sunny Monaco
Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 8
$160 members / $178 non-member

Has your student ever wanted to try their hand at the pottery wheel? Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is designed for art enthusiasts aged 5-8 who want to get their hands dirty and learn about creating with clay! In this camp, your student will have hands-on experience and learn from a seasoned pottery expert how to make wheel thrown pottery of all shapes and sizes: cups, plates, bowls, and vases. There will be demonstrations on step-by-step ways to wheel thrown pottery and underglaze painting decorations. On the last day, students will set up artwork for an outdoor art show on the front porch and hold an art opening and critique/class discussion of your artwork, process and favorite parts of the class. All skill levels are welcome.

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June 21-June 25: READY, SET, THROW! CERAMICS (1/2 Day PM)    SOLD OUT!
Ages 9-12 years, 1-4 pm
Instructor: Sunny Monaco
Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 8
$160 members / $178 non-member

Has your student ever wanted to try their hand at the pottery wheel? Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is designed for art enthusiasts aged 9-12 who want to get their hands dirty and learn about creating with clay! In this camp, your student will have hands-on experience and learn from a seasoned pottery expert how to make wheel thrown pottery of all shapes and sizes: cups, plates, bowls, and vases. There will be demonstrations on step-by-step ways to wheel thrown pottery and underglaze painting decorations. On the last day, students will set up artwork for an outdoor art show on the front porch and hold an art opening and critique/class discussion of your artwork, process and favorite parts of the class. All skill levels are welcome.

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June 21-June 25: TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP & SUMMER CAMP

Ages 12-16 years, 9 am-12 pm
Instructor: Theresa Howell
Minimum Students: 5; Maximum Students: 9 (unless COVID restrictions have changed to permit more)
$160 members / $178 non-member

Middle School and High School students. Come discover how much fun creative writing can be! In this half-day camp designed for 12-16 year olds, students will explore fiction, personal stories, poetry, and journaling!! Learn from award-winning author, Theresa Howell, what it takes to become a writer: perception, imagination, love of language, and courage. Camp will be held outside under the tent at CAE or at local locations designed to inspire writing: a visit to a cemetery, coffee shop, or a meadow in the woods. Together we will write, share, and hone our craft…

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June 28-July 2: ART MASTERS’ CAMP
Ages 5-8 years, 9 am-12 pm
Instructor: Meagan Andersen
Minimum Students: 5; Maximum Students: 9 (unless COVID restrictions have changed to permit more)
$160 members / $178 non-member

Embrace your inner art-historian and learn some new techniques too! This camp, designed specifically for students aged 5-8, will dive into a variety of works from various Master’s from Art History, focusing on their techniques and approaches. Each participant will complete a piece inspired from the artists of the day. Artists explored will be Van Gogh, Warhol, Seurat, and Lichtenstein. On the fifth day of camp, we will complete a mash-up piece that combines two different techniques that they’ve learned into their own creation.

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June 28-July 2: ART MASTERS’ CAMP
Ages 9-13, 1-4 pm
Instructor: Meagan Andersen
Minimum Students: 5; Maximum Students: 9 (unless COVID restrictions have changed to permit more)
$160 members / $178 non-member 

Embrace your inner art-historian and learn some new techniques too! This camp, designed specifically for students aged 9-13, will dive into a variety of works from various Master’s from Art History, focusing on their techniques and approaches. Each participant will complete a piece inspired from the artists of the day. Artists explored will be Van Gogh, Warhol, Seurat, and Lichtenstein. On the fifth day of camp, we will complete a mash-up piece that combines two different techniques that they’ve learned into their own creation. Projects will be age-specific and different than the projects in the morning camp.

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July 12-16: CLAY CREATURES: REAL OR MYTHICAL?    SOLD OUT!
Ages 5-8, 9 am-12 pm
Instructor: Sunny Monaco
Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 8
$160 members / $178 non-member 

Does your student love Harry Potter, mythology, or even their very own pet? Young artists aged 5-8 will learn to make creatures and animals from clay. We will be exploring several different hand/wheel-building techniques to construct these pieces like Hedwig the Owl, dragons, Nargles, trolls, unicorns, or dogs and cats. (Slab, Coil, pinch, wheel and carving techniques). Make Hedwig the owl, dragons, Nargles, trolls, unicorns, kittens, dogs and more…Let your imagination run wild! Student will learn about building and throwing clay pieces, firing, and glazing. On the last day, students will set up artwork for an outdoor art show on the front porch and hold an art opening and critique/class discussion of their artwork, process and favorite parts of the class. All skill levels are welcome.

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July 12-16: CLAY CREATURES: REAL OR MYTHICAL?    SOLD OUT!
Ages 9-14, 1-4 pm
Instructor: Sunny Monaco
Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 8
$160 members / $178 non-member 

Does your student love Harry Potter, mythology, or even their very own pet? Artists aged 9-14 will learn to make creatures and animals from clay. We will be exploring several different hand/wheel-building techniques to construct these pieces like Hedwig the Owl, dragons, Nargles, trolls, unicorns, or dogs and cats. (Slab, Coil, pinch, wheel and carving techniques). Make Hedwig the owl, dragons, Nargles, trolls, unicorns, kittens, dogs and more…Let your imagination run wild! Student will learn about building and throwing clay pieces, firing, and glazing. On the last day, students will set up artwork for an outdoor art show on the front porch and hold an art opening and critique/class discussion of their artwork, process and favorite parts of the class. All skill levels are welcome.

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August 2-6: WILD FOR ART IN THE OUTDOORS    SOLD OUT!
Ages 5-8 years, 9 am-12 pm
Instructor: Erin Ratke
Minimum Students: 5; Maximum Students: 9 (unless COVID restrictions have changed to permit more)
$188 members / $208 non-member

Students will take their creativity outside with fun outdoor art activities and experiences. Class will take place in our outdoor art tent located at CAE and students will walk to local parks (Buchanan Park, Elk Meadow, etc.) daily. We provide all materials and tools for FUN mixed media projects ranging from painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, wood, clay, photography, land art, and more! This camp is designed for kids aged 5-8 to unplug and explore art in nature, get messy, play games, hike, and connect in the great outdoors.

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August 2-6: MINDFUL MASTERPIECES AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Ages 9-12 years, 1-4 pm
Instructor: Erin Ratke
Minimum Students: 5; Maximum Students: 9 (unless COVID restrictions have changed to permit more)
$188 members / $208 non-member

Students will enjoy a week of practicing outdoor mindfulness through art. We provide all materials and tools for FUN mindful projects ranging from personalized duct tape journal, watercolor mandalas, Zentangle mixed-media projects, hand building with clay. All art projects will be combined with hiking, yoga, and other mindfulness activities that will give your 9-12 year old a chance to unplug and ground themselves in art and nature.

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August 9-13: FORTS TO FEEDERS IN CLAY    SOLD OUT!
Ages 5-8, 9 am-12 pm
Instructor: Sunny Monaco
Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 8
$160 members / $178 non-member 

Artists aged 5-8 will learn how to design, sketch, and make hand-built and wheel-thrown houses or feeders of all shapes and sizes for all kinds of creatures: bees, birds, bats…  Students will learn about building and throwing clay pieces, firing, and glazing. On the last day, students will set up artwork for an outdoor art show on the front porch and hold an art opening and critique/class discussion of their artwork, process and favorite parts of the class. All skill levels are welcome.

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August 9-13: FORTS TO FEEDERS IN CLAY     SOLD OUT!
Ages 9-14, 1-4 pm
Instructor: Sunny Monaco
Minimum Students: 3; Maximum Students: 8
$160 members / $178 non-member 

Artists aged 9-14 will learn how to design, sketch, and make hand-built and wheel-thrown houses or feeders of all shapes and sizes for all kinds of creatures: bees, birds, bats…  Students will learn about building and throwing clay pieces, firing, and glazing. On the last day, students will set up artwork for an outdoor art show on the front porch and hold an art opening and critique/class discussion of their artwork, process and favorite parts of the class. All skill levels are welcome.

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