Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp

June 19 – August 11, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 – 4:00 pm
5 – 6 years old at Gilcrease Museum
7 – 12 years old at the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education

Half-Day Classes Monday-Friday: $100 Gilcrease members; $125 not-yet members
All-Day Classes Monday-Friday: $200 Gilcrease members; $250 not-yet members
Extended day from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. available at $25.00 per child per week
Registration and payment are required to enroll.

Gilcrease Museum and the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education are pleased to offer an exciting variety of camp programs for students 5 – 12 years old this summer! Each week-long camp features art discussion, along with exploration and hands-on art projects. Participants may choose half- or full-day programs, and extended hours will be available until 5:00 p.m. for an additional charge. Camp sessions for children 5 and 6 years old will take place at Gilcrease Museum, and sessions for children 7 – 12 years old will take place at the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, located at 124 East M.B. Brady Street in the heart of Tulsa’s Brady Arts District.

Enrollment

Opens March 1, 2017 for Gilcrease Museum members.
Opens March 20, 2017 for not-yet members.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

For more information about Summer Art Camp, please call 918-596-2774 or e-mail sarah-wright@utulsa.edu.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available. Please contact Sarah Wright, associate curator, Family and Youth Programs for an application.

Camp Cancellation & Refund policy

Cancellations received more than two weeks before the start date of a class will result in a full refund. Cancellations received less than two weeks before the start date of a class, will not be eligible for a refund.

 

Class Descriptions


WEEK 1 • JUNE 19-23

GILCREASE • 5-6 YEARS OLD

AM & PM: Fun with Abstraction
This is a fun-filled week for students to learn about abstract art. What exactly does “abstract” mean? How can something we recognize also be abstracted? Various media will be used for fun and educational projects such as action painting, like Jackson Pollack. Campers will learn that balance and harmony are within a composition of seemingly random lines and shapes.

ZARROW • 7-9 YEARS OLD

AM: Swim into Art
Fish come to life in sponge paintings and in colorful clay sculptures. Create an underwater landscape with chalk and paint and study the movement and repetition of colors, lines and shapes.

PM: Art Around the World
Experience the joy of travel and learn about different cultures through a variety of art projects. Campers will use many types of materials to create unique pieces of art.

ZARROW • 10-12 YEARS OLD

AM: Discover Watercolors
Focus on experimental painting styles while learning 20 different watercolor techniques to complete beautiful paintings.

PM: Great Masters in 3-D
Explore art styles of the past and great masters such as Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse and Picasso. Students will create paintings, collages and discover a variety of elements of art.

WEEK 2 • JUNE 26-30

GILCREASE • 5-6 YEARS OLD

AM & PM: Adventures in Multimedia
By using a broad range of materials — from repurposed and recycled to clay, paint, pastel, mosaics, found objects and more — children will create multiple projects, both 2-D and 3-D, exploring textures, materials and art concepts to create one-of-a-kind pieces.

ZARROW • 7-9 YEARS OLD

AM: Creative Creatures
Campers will study animals and their habitats while learning how to draw them. Students will create dioramas, sun prints and puppets that are inspired by animals.

PM: Mixed Media
Get a taste of it all with mixed media projects including fabric collages, landscapes and a collaged pet portrait.

ZARROW • 10-12 YEARS OLD

AM: Altered Books
Discover new ways to transform old books into creative works of art. Burn, fold, paint, collage and weave new creations from discarded books.

PM: Fantasy Worlds
Everyone loves a good daydream. Learn to draw fantasy worlds and how to make the connection from imagination to creative art works.

WEEK 3 • JULY 10-14

GILCREASE • 5-6 YEARS OLD

AM: Abstract Explorations
Campers will explore abstract art through color, line, shape and composition. They will create paintings and sculptures using a variety of materials, such as clay, fiber and paint. By exploring their emotions, they will learn to create art through movement. Artists like Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock will be their inspiration.

PM: Adventures in Space
By looking up, children will explore the planets and stars through 2-D and 3-D art. They will make planetary sculptures and use printmaking to learn about constellations. Campers will learn about real planets, as well as draw and sculpt their own imaginary ones. Blast off for a fun and educational adventure in outer space.

ZARROW • 7-9 YEARS OLD

AM: Shapes in Art
Explore artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Kandinsky to learn how geometric and organic shapes are used to compose masterpieces of art work. Mediums including paint, clay, printmaking and multimedia will be covered.

PM: You Can Draw
What side of the brain is used for drawing? Learn the answer to this question and explore the basics of how to draw and shade.

ZARROW • 10-12 YEARS OLD

AM: Paint It All
Study how colors work and how to create them in paintings using acrylics and watercolors. Learn how to draw with a brush and do a plein air painting outdoors.

PM: 3-D Fun
It’s all about 3-D fun! Develop skills working with a variety of materials and in thinking in 3-D. Students will create paper pulp masks and relief sculpture landscapes with other art projects.

WEEK 4 • JULY 17-21

GILCREASE • 5-6 YEARS OLD

AM: Fantastic World
In this diverse class, children will explore their imaginations. What does your dream house look like? Is it a castle or a log cabin? Campers will learn to draw their fantasies and explore them on paper and in other types of media. In this class, they will learn to translate their imaginations to paper and how to make that connection more accessible through their own creativity.

PM: Creative Creatures
This fun and educational class will explore everyone’s love of creatures. Children will learn how to draw animals and create their habitats. They will explore the Gilcrease gardens, observing plant life that keeps animals fed. Children will select their favorite creatures and express them in their own style through different projects, dioramas, sun prints, puppets and more.

ZARROW • 7-9 YEARS OLD

AM: Lines that Move
Lines are everywhere in art and architecture. Enjoy a fun art class to hunt for lines in the works of the masters and use them in creating original works of art using paint, clay, prints and watercolors.

PM: Easy Prints
Discover how to print using different materials such as string, form and found objects. Learn how to make easy beautiful prints.

ZARROW • 10-12 YEARS OLD

AM: Photography
Explore landscape photography and still life and learn how to document digital images for inspiration in this fun class for beginning photographers. Projects will include building a pin hole camera, producing a sun picture and a photogram.

PM: Mixed Media
Get a taste of it all with mixed media projects including fabric collages, landscapes and a collaged pet portrait.

WEEK 5 • JULY 31-AUGUST 4

GILCREASE • 5-6 YEARS OLD

AM & PM: The Great Masters
Explore the exciting and varied techniques of the great masters in art, such as Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Matisse, O’Keefe and others. Creating their own styles, campers will learn to use techniques like impasto, drip painting and cut-outs, fracturing planes and more as they use watercolors, acrylics, pencils and markers.

ZARROW • 7-9 YEARS OLD

AM: Art in Motion
Using kinetic energy and an everyday object, campers will create a unique piece of art through motion. They also will learn how line, pattern and repetition can create visual movement in art.

PM: Steam It
Discover how science and art fit together to create fun and exciting art projects. Learn how to turn a 2-D object into a 3-D sculpture and how paint reacts to different kinds of paper.

ZARROW • 10-12 YEARS OLD

AM: Art Around the World
Experience the joy of travel and learn about different cultures through a variety of art projects. Students will use many types of materials to create unique pieces of art.

PM: Explore Painting
Learn different painting techniques such as crayon resist, watercolor washes and salt methods to create original works of art in this fun class for students who love to paint.

WEEK 6 • AUGUST 7-11

GILCREASE • 5-6 YEARS OLD

AM: Fiber Art
Fiber Art Week will be an immersion in all things fiber as campers explore the boundaries between fine art and craft. Children will use a variety of materials, including yarn, wool, paper, linen and more to create 2-D and 3-D art. Campers will use different techniques of weaving, sewing and felting as well as learn about indigenous fiber arts, like Navajo weavings and contemporary sculptural fiber arts. The week will end as the group makes a large scale, temporary fiber installation on the museum grounds.

PM: Fun with Fashion
It is Fashion Week at Gilcrease. Children will have fun creating their own wearable designs. Using a variety of materials and supplies, campers will create jewelry, hats, bags and outfits. They will learn silkscreen printing and fabric dying. At the end of the week, a fashion show will take the place of the art show, and children will model their own creations.

ZARROW • 7-9 YEARS OLD

AM: Origami Art
Learn the ancient Asian art of paper folding to create beautiful art objects such as puppets, flying disks and boats that float.

PM: Let’s Illustrate
Learn how artist and author Eric Carle creates beautiful illustrations for his books. Read books for inspiration to create an original illustrated book to take home.

ZARROW • 10-12 YEARS OLD

AM: Great Masters in 3-D
Explore art styles of the past and great masters such as Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse and Picasso. Students will create paintings, collages and discover a variety of elements of art.

PM: Watercolor Magic
In this painting class, campers will experiment with watercolor techniques such as wet in wet, painting in the negative, wax resist and masking tape art while learning to appreciate the fact that mistakes can be good!