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Upcoming Creativity Camps

In our Creativity camps campers will explore and experiment with a variety of different 2-D & 3-D mediums. They will learn about different artists and art movements, in addition to the elements and principles of design.

Ages: 5 to 12

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UPCOMING SUMMER CREATIVITY CAMPS

Week 1: Crazy Critters | June 22 - June 26

Week 1: Crazy Critters | June 22 - June 26

Let your imagination run wild as we explore the animal kingdom and use the forms, patterns, colors, and textures found in creatures of all kinds as the basis for a series of art projects. Campers will: • Design a spectacular stuffed animal • Sculpt an amazing animal mask • Draw an imaginative, surrealist drawing of a very strange animal

Week 2: Movie Madness | June 29 - July 3

Week 2: Movie Madness | June 29 - July 3

Lights, camera, action! Who hasn’t marveled at the characters, costumes, props, and set designs found in movies?! This week will truly be an award-winning production as we: • Work together to create a stop-motion movie • Make art projects inspired by a variety of movies and movie characters • Develop an elaborate set-design concept for a favorite movie

Week 3: Light it Up! | July 6 – July 10

Week 3: Light it Up! | July 6 – July 10

We’re positively glowing with excitement as we experiment with light! Learn how to use and manipulate natural light in artwork, create the illusion of light in drawings, add LED lights to a project, and more! Campers will: • Create artwork that will glow under blacklights • Use LED lights in a drawing or sculpture • Make a faux stained-glass light-catcher • Learn to draw an object to appear as if it is glowing or lit up

Week 4: Tiny Wonders | July 13 – July 17

Week 4: Tiny Wonders | July 13 – July 17

Join us as we take BIG ideas and transform them into a series of tiny wonders and mini masterpieces! Campers will learn all about scale and proportion as they: • Create a tiny pet and accessories that fit in a pocket-sized box • Sculpt mini polymer clay charms or magnets • Work together to make a small, hidden world somewhere for people to discover • Make a drawing that zooms in on something very small *Due to the lack of parking during the Ann Arbor Art Fair, there will not be a Camper Art Show on Friday. Camper pick-up will take place at the normal time that day.

Week 5: Food for Thought | July 20 – July 24

Week 5: Food for Thought | July 20 – July 24

Add a little flavor to your artwork! Whether it’s still life paintings, pop art prints, or giant Claes Oldenburg sculptures, food has always been one of the most popular subjects in art. Campers will: • Use food as inspiration for a colorful painting or print • Make a larger-than-life sculpture of a piece of food • Draw a kawaii character that resembles a favorite food

Week 6: Art Olympics | July 27 – July 31

Week 6: Art Olympics | July 27 – July 31

Let the games begin! Not only will we make artwork inspired by the Olympics, but we will also test our ingenuity and problem-solving skills by completing a series of amazing art challenges. Campers will: • Design a crazy trophy for an imaginary event • Make artwork that is the largest, most colorful, silliest, or coolest interactive project ever seen • Transform a camp instructor into an incredible human sculpture

Week 7: Comics & Characters | August 3 – August 7

Week 7: Comics & Characters | August 3 – August 7

An action-packed week awaits as we learn the secrets to creating amazing comics and designing dynamic characters. All will be revealed as campers: • Learn the basics of character design and create a model sheet like the pros do, depicting how the character appears from various angles with different facial expressions. • Make a spectacular mini-comic book • Create a cool bobble-head character

Week 8: Oceans of Fun | August 10 – August 14

Week 8: Oceans of Fun | August 10 – August 14

So many fish in the sea and so much art to be made! Climb aboard as we set sail and explore the depths of our creativity. Discover the amazing creatures that lurk just below the surface. Campers will: • Make a deep-sea creature that glows under a black light • Draw and sculpt a series of exotic fish, crustaceans, sea monsters, and more • Illustrate a detailed map of their own secret island

Week 9: Art Adventures | August 17 – August 21

Week 9: Art Adventures | August 17 – August 21

Do you have a sense of ADVENTURE? Are you an explorer at heart? Discover art from around the world and through the ages as we travel to the ends of the earth and back again! Campers will: • Learn about and create artwork from every continent • Use printmaking techniques to reproduce geometric patterns used around the world • Find a lost, legendary city and work together to recreate it

Week 10: Game On! | August 24 – August 28

Week 10: Game On! | August 24 – August 28

On your mark, get set, GO! Get your game on as we stretch our creativity, challenge ourselves to think outside-the-box, and find inspiration in games of all kinds! This week is sure to be a win as campers: • Design and create their own games • Construct real-life Mario Karts • Make functional art from repurposed game boards and game pieces