wayne art center

Summer Art Camp 2020

Week 8: Abstract-Expressionism · July 20-24

1943-1965, New York This week is all about creating art to express feelings and thoughts. Abstract Expressionism, also called “action painting,” allowed artists to place paint on their canvases in any way they wanted. Campers will create works of art that capture emotions, while learning about the design and composition absent from representational images. How will you create with only feeling and color? Artists: Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella.
Class Listings

Ages 3-11

Early Care · Instructor TBA · $35
9am–9:30am · Jul 20–24, 2020
Early Drop-Off for Camp: Arrival 9:00 am. Quiet group activities for ages 3-11.LIMIT 20 STUDENTS.

Ages 3-14

Lunch Bunch · Instructor TBA · $35
12pm–12:30pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Supervised lunchtime for HALF-DAY students. Campers must bring a bag lunch. Meets from 12:00-12:30pm each day of camp.Please Note: FULL DAY campers DO NOT need to register for Lunch Bunch. It is included with combined morning and afternoon registration.

Ages 4-4

Pre-School Art Adventures AM · Peter Ranieri · $245
9:30am–12pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Specifically designed for campers preparing for Kindergarten, Preschool Art Adventurers utilize familiar mediums including paint, markers, pastels, and clay. Campers begin to recognize lines, shapes, textures, and colors throughout the world, and incorporate them into their art, while developing hand-eye coordination, as well as fine motor and social skills.

Ages 5-6

Rainbow Express AM · Kim Williams · $245
9:30am–12pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Exploring white top mountains, deep green and golden grasslands, blue seas and more, Kindergarten-aged campers find color in every corner of the world. Utilizing new mediums acrylic paint, pastels, and clay, mini-makers attempt more advanced two- and three-dimensional art forms, including drawing and painting, printmaking, paper mosaic, sculpture and paper mache.
Rainbow Express PM · Candance Stringer · $245
12:30pm–3pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Exploring white top mountains, deep green and golden grasslands, blue seas and more, Kindergarten-aged campers find color in every corner of the world. Utilizing new mediums acrylic paint, pastels, and clay, mini-makers attempt more advanced two- and three-dimensional art forms, including drawing and painting, printmaking, paper mosaic, sculpture and paper mache.

Ages 6+

Creative Drama AM · Patricia Jordan · $245
9:30am–12pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Studios become stages as campers learn all aspects of play production, from reading scripts and remembering lines, to expressing emotion through acting, and creating sets and props, all in a safe and accepting environment where kids of all skill levels can build confidence and creativity. The week concludes with a short performance for parents and other campers.
Mudworks AM · Kim Williams · $255
9:30am–12pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Campers dig deep into the history of clay and even deeper into their imaginations as they sculpt decorative and functional ceramics. From rolling slabs, creating coils, and utilizing glazes, this camp involves participants in each step of the ceramics process, as they develop ideas from their imaginations and eventually place their work into the kiln to be fired.Note: Bring a box on the last day to take home finished projects and be prepared to return in approximately 1 week to pick up the rest.
Mudworks PM · Kim Williams · $255
12:30pm–3pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Campers dig deep into the history of clay and even deeper into their imaginations as they sculpt decorative and functional ceramics. From rolling slabs, creating coils, and utilizing glazes, this camp involves participants in each step of the ceramics process, as they develop ideas from their imaginations and eventually place their work into the kiln to be fired.Note: Bring a box on the last day to take home finished projects and be prepared to return in approximately 1 week to pick up the rest.

Ages 7+

Cartooning AM · Tony Squadroni · $245
9:30am–12pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Learn to draw funny faces and silly scenes incorporating the tips and tricks of cartooning, including the use of exaggeration to make characters come to life and tell a story. Campers work from well-known cartoons, reference pictures, and their own imaginations!

Ages 8+

Minecraft Mania! AM · $255
9:30am–12pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Minecraft software is designed to teach 3D creativity and basic engineering skills. Campers collaborate with other Minecraft enthusiasts to build cities, stadiums and buildings from scratch. Based on experience and ability, campers learn different aspects of the game to expand their designs. Campers work on building modern marvels and basic circuitry within the game. Upon camp conclusion, campers take work home.
Animal Drawing and Painting AM · Mark Gruener · $245
9:30am–12pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Students bring photos of their favorite animals, or find one in class, and learn the basics of drawing using simple shapes and lines to capture structure and movement. Multiple media will be incorporated to add fur, scales and other characteristics to make student work come alive on paper.
Young Chefs .AM · Kevin Welch · $265
9:30am–12pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
In this hands-on culinary class, aspiring chefs prepare new recipes every day, while learning about kitchen safety, proper food handling and nutrition. Working at their own pace in small groups, campers learn essential cooking techniques that will serve as the foundation for a lifetime of culinary excitement! There will be a tasting for families on the last day. At the end of this session, each student leaves with a cookbook full of recipes she will enjoy sharing at home.
Lego Robotics PM · $255
12:30pm–3pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Interested in playing around with robots all week? In this week long summer camp, campers will get to build and program their own robots! Each individual will learn strategies for designing, building and programming their respective robots to move and interact. At the end of the week campers will demonstrate what they've learned in a competitive exhibit for everyone to see!
Drawing and Painting PM · Mark Gruener · $245
12:30pm–3pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Campers build on artistic skills using charcoal, pencils, and paint! Projects include studying still life, self-portraits and transforming reality into abstraction through art.

Ages 9+

Pottery: Hand and Wheel AM · $255
9:30am–12pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Learn hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing skills in this popular ceramics class while creating functional and sculptural forms. The first few days are spent building pieces, then campers experiment with design and colorful glazes for the remainder of the week. Note: Bring a box on Friday to bring home finished pieces, and be prepared to return in a week to pick up final projects.
Manga and More PM · Tony Squadroni · $245
12:30pm–3pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
A totally creative class touching on the many genres of cartooning, including: comic book heroes and stylistic illustration, as well as TV cartoon characters and beloved newspaper comic strips. Students will be encouraged to experiment with original ideas, or to take off on established ones. Come prepared to learn the tips & tricks that will make your comic & cartooning creations come alive! Please remember to pack a snack to enjoy during class time.
Pottery: Hand and Wheel PM · Eliot Forester · $255
12:30pm–3pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Learn hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing skills in this popular ceramics class while creating functional and sculptural forms. The first few days are spent building pieces, then campers experiment with design and colorful glazes for the remainder of the week. Note: Bring a box on Friday to bring home finished pieces, and be prepared to return in a week to pick up final projects.

Ages 10+

Jewelry: A Ring a Day · Hali MacLaren · $255
9:30am–12pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Each day, students will learn to create a different ring, completing 5 unique rings by the end of the week. Sizing and soldering different base metals will be covered, as well as different finishing options from satin to high polish. Styles like twisted, hammered, flat and rounded stacking rings can be achieved.
In THE KITCHEN PM · Kevin Welch · $265
12:30pm–3pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
In this hands-on culinary class, aspiring chefs prepare new recipes every day, while learning about kitchen safety, proper food handling and nutrition. Working at their own pace in small groups, campers learn essential cooking techniques that will serve as the foundation for a lifetime of culinary exploration! Chefs invite guests to tasting on the final day. At the end of this session, each student leaves with a cookbook full of recipes they will enjoy sharing at home.

Ages 12+

TEEN: Fired Glass and Metal Jewelry PM · Christopher Darway · $255
12:30pm–3pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Students will kiln fire colored glass to make their own 'stones' to be set in metal to produce settings for rings, earrings and pendants. Sawing and soldering metals will be covered.All materials are provided.
TEEN: Drawing and Painting PM · Mark Gruener · $245
12:30pm–3pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Master drawing in perspective and create light and volume with paint! This class is all about fostering individual perspective to create drawings and paintings based on daily still life setups. Campers use the same materials as professional artists, including charcoal, ink, oil and chalk pastels and various paints.
Teen Studio: Photography as Art · Laura Ducceschi · $255
12:30pm–3pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Explore creative possibilities and create impressive photographs!Improve your composition by carefully considering what you see and thinking about what will be in your image. Learn how basic camera technology can help improve your picture quality, focus, exposure and clarity. Inspirational slide shows, demonstrations, practice photographing the gardens of the art center and critiques will help you become a better photographer. Bring your own digital camera for this class, either an SLR (single-lens-reflex) or a basic point and shoot. Phone cameras do not have the necessary functionality. Be sure to have a camera card and a charged battery.
TEEN Pottery: Wheel Throwing LPM · Eliot Forester · $210
3:15pm–5:15pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Take wheel throwing skills to the next level in this week-long intensive ceramics course! Whether just starting or well acquainted to the wheel, this class teaches you tricks and techniques to make functional pots, bowls, cups, and plates. Young ceramicists discover rules of centering and pulling clay to make functional items, as well as learning about glazes and the firing processes.
TEEN: Master Chefs LPM · Kevin Welch · $220
3:15pm–5:15pm · Jul 20–24, 2020
Even campers who are new to the kitchen can become masters of the kitchen. In this hands-on culinary camp, aspiring chefs learn to design menus, develop recipes, and prepare new dishes each day, while learning about kitchen safety, proper food handling, and nutrition. At the end of this session, campers work as a team to create a restaurant concept and serve a feast to their guests, and each student leaves with a cookbook full of recipes they can prepare at home.