Visual Art Camps
Little Artists Ages 3 – 5
Discover your creative spirit! Stir imaginations as you explore different textures, colors and shapes, moods and feelings. Build self-confidence and develop an appreciation for art through hands-on experiences. Who knows what hidden artistic talents you’ll find! Children in camp for ages 3-5 must be potty trained.
1028341 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Jul. 20 – 24 $120 [5 classes] Audrey Lungershausen
1023768 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 10 – 14 $120 [5 classes] Susie Kaplan
1025641 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 17 – 21 $120 [5 classes] Susie Kaplan
Material World Ages 5 – 8
Have you ever wanted to make your own art supplies and materials from scratch? Blend science and art, mixing concoctions from home-made watercolor paint, chalk, paper, and more from natural and recycled materials. Take home ‘recipes’ to continue your colorful creative journey.
1025736 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Jul. 27 – 31 $120 [5 classes] Sarah Fagan
Bookmaking from Around the World Ages 5 – 8
Travel through history and across cultures to create book structures from every continent but Antarctica—even outer space! Think Totem Poles as narrative devices from North America. Mysterious knotted quipus from Peru, and decorative Girdle books from Medieval England. See what storytelling means from different times and places!
1025737 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 17 – 21 $120 [5 classes] Sarah Fagan
Drawing & Painting Animals Ages 6 – 9
Do you love animals? Pique your curiosity and creativity developing drawing and painting skills using different media—pencil, ink, pastels and water-based paint. Discover dimension and depth while producing unique compositions. Bring your favorite furry creatures and flying friends to life!
1028474 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 10 – 14 $120 [5 classes] Alex Chiu
Junior Picassos Ages 6 – 9
Discover the artist within you! Who knows what hidden talent you will find? Create masterpieces with chalk, crayon, glue, wood, clay, pencils, paint, and more. Through hands-on experiences, boost your creativity and let your imagination soar!
1028478 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Jul. 20 – 24 $260 [5 classes] Nate Orton & Shelley Chamberlin
1032088 M – W 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Aug. 24 – 26 $156 [3 classes] Shelley Chamberlin & Nate Orton
Faces & Figures—Draw, Paint, Print & More Ages 9 – 13
Explore the art of creating fabulous faces and figures. First focus on drawing in pastels, painting with acrylics and other media—all about faces. Discover useful ways to draw and paint strong expressions and create vibrant works of colorful art. Next, learn tools and techniques to draw hands, feet, and the whole body. Draw the figure from life as well as photographs. Finally, learn how to bind your favorite creations into beautiful artist’s books to take home and treasure.
1027007 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Aug. 10 – 14 $260 [5 classes] Tobi Kibel Piatek & Nate Orton
Young da Vincis Ages 8 – 13
Become a well-rounded artist! Explore art forms like sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and more. Gain understanding of color, perspective, texture and materials while creating masterpieces to take home and enjoy for years.
Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, claymation, cartooning, comics, & zine making.
1028335 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Jul. 27 – 31 $260 [5 classes] Alex Chiu & Nate Orton
Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, & mixed media.
1028336 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Aug. 17 – 21 $260 [5 classes] Nate Orton
Fashion Art Ages 10 – 15
Through a variety of art projects, try your hand at fashion sketching, clothing and fabric design, display and marketing design. Working from many resources, find inspiration from history and contemporary influences. Explore the importance of design elements such as color, line and composition in visual presentations.
1025637 M – F 9:30 am – 12 pm Aug. 3 – 7 $120 [5 classes] Tobi Kibel Piatek
1025638 M – F 1 – 3:30 pm Aug. 3 – 7 $120 [5 classes] Tobi Kibel Piatek
The World in Photo & Story Ages 13-17
Become an artist spy this summer! Translate observation skills into digital photographs and writing. Travel around Multnomah Village and record what you see. Explore how photos fit into writing. Maybe you’ll write a mystery set in Gabriel Park, a play staged in Annie Bloom’s, or compose a Fat City Cafe poem. Leave class with a book to share including digital prints. Bring a writing utensil and a current digital camera. This camp will travel off site.
1029937 M – F 10 am – 3 pm Aug. 3 – 7 $260 [5 classes] Jenna Gersbach-King & Amy Minato
Basketry Workshop Ages 8 & Up
Make two full-size baskets and several small fun projects while learning the basics of rattan basketmaking. Weave a base, with shapes and patterns and learn the materials and tools that are used. Many color choices as well as natural materials will be available. The skills developed in this workshop will lay the foundation for an inexpensive and useful lifelong hobby. Camp guidelines do not apply for this 2-day workshop.
1028426 M -Tu. 9:30 am-12:30 pm Aug. 3 – 4 $80 [2 classes] Carol Ross & Roger Besselievre
Yoga & Dance Camps
Explore yoga movement and creative dance through activity, games, songs, group yoga, meditation, jokes, trick and basic postures. Cultivate life skills such as cooperation, self-control, agility, strength, flexibility, relaxation tools and creativity. Be better prepared for everyday life, sports and school with exercises that benefit both mind and body. Please bring a blanket to class, and a mat if you have one.
For Families—Kids Ages 5 – 10
Parent or guardian welcome to register and attend with your child. Children may also register and attend alone.
1026994 M – F 9:15 am – 12:15 pm Jul. 20 – 24 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby
For Kid’s Only—Ages 5 – 10
1026991 M – F 1 – 4 pm Jul. 20 – 24 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby
Dance Magic—Three Kinds Ages 4 – 7
The first steps of ballet, the first leaps of jazz and the joy and wonder of creative movement! Stretch, jump, whirl into several different forms of dance. Make ballerina dolls, tiaras and position guide maps. Mix different muscle groups with different ways to move the body.
1028102 M – F 9:15 am – 12:15 pm Jul. 27 – 31 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby
Princesses, Princes, Kings & Queens Ages 4 – 7
Travel to enchanting places and times! Develop fine and royal qualities. Cultivate grace, poise and internal strength. Through movement, song, and arts and crafts, expand coordination, train your ear and feed your imagination.
1026880 M – F 1 – 4 pm Jul. 27 – 31 $131 [5 classes] Jarmila Darby
Dance Around the World
Have a great time celebrating dance! Explore simple movements from various cultures around the world. Develop good technique, improved coordination and teamwork. Make new friends while discovering cultural customs and costumes that bring excitement to a variety of dances!
Playing Fables Ages 4 – 6
Explore the world of folklore, fables and tall tales! Learn about story telling and performing arts by working as a class team to act out well known fables. Then collaborate to develop your very own fable, with sets, props and costumes. There will be a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp.
1032183 M – F 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Aug. 24 – 48 $120 [5 classes] Leah White
French Folk Tales Ages 10 – 14
Character analysis and stage presence shine through the development of two hilarious short folktales. Excellent opportunity to experience the challenging and exciting arc of performing a play. Plays will be performed in a showcase open to the public on the last day of camp.
1030204 M – F 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Aug. 24 – 28 $210 [5 classes] Adrienne Flagg
The Devil in Poe’s Belfry Ages 13 – 18
Learn the foundations of adapting material through the creation of dialogue, innovative staging of poetry, and physicalizing the author’s intent. Writing, movement and performance skills will be challenged and stretched as the cast builds a rich, dark. and haunting performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s work. The play will be performed in a showcase open to the public on the last day of camp.
1030202 M – F 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Aug. 17 – 21 $245 [5 classes] Adrienne Flagg
Musical Theatre — Guys & Dolls, Jr. Ages 9 – 17
Experience the thrill of performing in this 3 week intensive. Find fulfillment and expression on stage and enjoy the fun and camaraderie of a great summer day camp. Caring directors and instructors will lead the cast to a full production of Guys and Dolls, Jr. which culminates in 3 main-stage shows August 7 – 9. Explore acting, singing, and dancing and improve your theatrical skills as you build friendships and gain confidence. Guys & Dolls, Jr. features great roles, tons of fun dance numbers and loads of catchy tunes. There’s a part for everyone in this exhilarating educational experience!
Performances: Fri., Aug. 7 & Sat., Aug. 8 at 7 pm & Sun., Aug. 9 at 3 pm
1024011 M – F for 3 Weeks! 9:30 am – 4:30 pm • July 20 – August 7 $630 [15 classes] Rachael Brown, Ashleigh Bragg & Alberta Hardy