Summer Art Camp

Into the Wild

July 9- August 9, 2024
Ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Full Day: 9 am – 3 pm
Half Day: 9 am -12 pm OR 12 pm – 3 pm

Half day: $67.50 Members | $82.50 non-members
Full day: $135 Members | 165.00 non-members

***Ages 3-5 is Morning Half Day Only***


The following sessions are full.

Please call 724.652.2882 to be added to the waitlist.

Ages 6-8

Week 1: Full Day & Morning Half Day

Ages 9-12
Weeks 1: Full day & Morning Half Day
Week 2: Full day & Morning Half Day
Week 3: Full day & Morning Half Day
Week 4: Full day & Morning Half Day


Week 1: The Jungle (July 9-12)

Ages 3-5
Join us in the mighty jungle for animal art-venture!  You’ll create a paper plate sloth, fork print lion, wax resist jungle scene, paper chain snake and gorilla collage!

Ages 6-8 & Ages 9-12
Morning lessons: Get into the swing of things by creating a camouflaged reptile painting, a pop-up monkey card, a felt lemur collage, and a mixed media mask!
Afternoon lessons: Continue the art-venture concealing a reptiles in Zendoodles; painting parrots in acrylics; and sculpting clay jungle animals.

Week 2: The Forest (July 16-19)

Ages 3-5
Learn about the forest making trees with twisted tissue paper, cardboard and yarn; clay butterfly moscaics, ceramic mushrooms and a wooded, moonlit painting.

Ages 6-8 & Ages 9-12
Morning lessons: Take a hike into the woodlands to create collaged bears, dimensional felt owls, illustrated tree ring prints, and patterned fox paintings.
Afternoon lessons: Explore the forest floor with wax resist paintings, clay mushrooms, pine cone paintings, and mixed media porcupine sculptures.

Week 3: The Beach (July 23-26)

Ages 3-5
Use your imagination to explore life under water with straw-blown anemone paintings, 3D paper octopi, seahorses marbled with shaving cream, colored pasta coral reefs, snail seed mosaics, and a stuffed paper fish!

Ages 6-8 & Ages 9-12
Morning lessons: Dive into marine life by creating marbled papers for a sea turtle; casting sea shells in plaster; dot painting a seahorse mandala; and crafting a faux mosaic sea snail with dried beans/grains.
Afternoon lessons: Begin your underwater art-venture with octopi paintings and sea life drawings framed with colors and shapes! Use pointillism to create a sand crab, and layer ripped paper with drawings to catch the sea otters at play!

Week 4: The Desert (July 30-August 2)

Ages 3-5
Discover desert wildlife by creating clay rattlesnakes, paper accordion armadillos, howling coyote scenes, pop-up meerkat puppets, feathered owls, and sponged cacti prints.

Ages 6-8 & 9-12
Morning lessons: Discover the flora and fauna of the desert making patterned settings for meerkats; mixed media cacti paintings; desert mosaics; mixed media gila monster; and puffy paint roadrunners.
Afternoon lessons: Uncover life in the desert through a variety of media creating cacti cartoons, armadillo prints, scratch-off snake art and an O’Keefe inspired pastel desert scene.

Week 5: The Mountains (August 6-9)

Ages 3-5
Hike uphill for a view of the mountains and the animals that call them home! Make ripped paper mountain ranges; yarn decorated llamas; a 3D bear’s den, lunch bag owls. and a prickly cardboard porcupine!

Ages 6-8 & 9-12
Morning lessons: Mountain habitats inspire acrylic bear paintings, stylized Native American eagle collages, layered mixed media llama compositions, and shaped moose drawings.
Afternoon lessons: Our final hike features mixed media ‘bear in the berries’ paintings, watercolor landscapes, crayon resist llama portraits, and bleeding ink and watercolor skyscapes.


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