Fine Arts Camps  

"Art can transform lives. It gives us the power to question, to confront, to explore, and to challenge how we think about the world." - Lucy Liu.

Painting 3

All of our on-site fine arts camps are listed below but did you know that we hold even MORE fine arts camps at other JCPRD locations, including Roeland Park Community Center & Mill Creek Activity Center? You can find out more about our Satellite Art Camps here.

SUMMER CAMPS

Drawing, mixed media, painting, sculpture, and textiles are just the start to the mediums you can explore through observation and creation. Teaching artists will help you navigate the world of art. After all, earth is not earth without ART!

Summer camps include all supplies. Participants must bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and snacks each day.

Art Labs: Abstract Art (Ages 10-15)

student sits on the ground and creates large art

May 28th, Register HERE

What does "abstract" mean? Inspired by the works of art currently on view in the veterans art exhibit Place of Peace at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, students will discover how to take something a bit obscure and turn it into a deep meaning. 

This is a one day Art Lab workshop.


Art Labs: Slow Art (Ages 10-15)

bookbinding

June 1st-June 4th, Register HERE

Slowing down to create art can be a great way to relax and decompress. In this Art Lab, students will learn bookbinding to create their own art journal and focus on the idea of Mindful Art by exploring weaving, creating mandalas and Zen doodling while learning to seek enjoyment in the slow approach to creation and observation. 


Art Labs: Painting (Ages 10-15)

Painting 2

June 7th-11th, RegisteHERE- SOLD OUT

Acrylic, watercolor, and introduction to oil, are just a few of the painting techniques explored in this Art Lab. Students will learn a different approach each day ending with a choice day on Friday.

Art Labs: Ceramics (Ages 10-15)

clay glazingJune 14th-18th, Register HERE- SOLD OUT

Clay provides an opportunity for problem-solving and creative thinking. Learn score and slip, how to use various clay tools, and apply glaze to a finished design. Students will be introduced to the Potter’s Wheel. 

Art Labs: eARTh (Ages 10-15)

Big BenJune 21st-June 25th, Register HERE

Drawing, mixed media, painting, and sculpture are mediums you can explore through observation and creation. Join teaching artists as you navigate the world of art, after all earth is not earth without ART!

Students will draw, paint, and build sculpture based on the classic RRR's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This Art Lab will incorporate natural elements as students consider the impact of their very own carbon footprint.


Art Labs: Anime (Ages 10-15)

Anime drawingJune 28th-July 2nd, Register HERE- SOLD OUT

Students will observe and investigate the history of anime while considering the evolution of design as they work to create their own anime characters. This Art Lab will develop and support drawing skills while building a strong foundation for storytelling. Students should prepare to bring any samples of previous anime work and characters.


Art Labs: Artist Choice (Ages 10-15)

Painting Lab 9

July 6th-July 9th, Register HERE

Drawing, mixed media, painting, and sculpture are mediums you can explore through observation and creation. Join teaching artists as you navigate the world of art, after all earth is not earth without ART! 

Art Labs: Ceramics (Ages 10-15)

ClayJuly 12th-July 16th, Register HERESOLD OUT

Clay provides an opportunity for problem-solving and creative thinking. Learn score and slip, how to use various clay tools, and apply glaze to a finished design. Students will be introduced to the Potter’s Wheel.

Art Labs: Portfolio Prep (Ages 10-15)

Jean-Michel BasquiatJuly 19th-July 23rd, Register HERE

Is it in your dreams to become an artist one day? An illustrator? An architect? Visual arts build skills for problem-solving, creative thinking, and more; this Art Lab will help students build a quality portfolio as they learn how to apply these skills to their dreams! This camp will give students the opportunity to photograph their work and finish with a final portfolio ready to be on display! This program includes all art supplies.

Art Labs: Fabric and Textile Basics (Ages 10-15)

sewing machine1

July 26th-July 30th, Register HERE- SOLD OUT

Fabric & Textile Basics is a pre-requisite for Fashion & Textile Design; students learn introductory level sewing and machine etiquette while building accessories and basic clothing items of their own design and fabric selection. For students who have previous moderate-level experience sewing, this pre-requisite is still highly encouraged.


Students are required to bring their own sewing machine and fabric for this program. Fabric requirements will be sent via email prior to the start of the program.

Art Labs: Fashion & Textile Design* (Ages 10-15)

Fashion Lab Isabella 2Aug 2nd-Aug 6th, Register HERE*

Students will craft a full-scale outfit using the fabric of their choice; this week will end in a fashion photo shoot meant to instill confidence in skill and being!

Students will be required to bring a sewing machine and purchase all fabric for this program. Fabric requirements will be sent via email prior to the start of the program.

*Fabric and Textile Basics is a pre-requisite to Fashion and Textile Design

Art Labs: POP! Art (Ages 10-15)

Drawing

Aug 9th-Aug 13th, Register HERE

Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, and Banksy are just a few of the POP artists you will explore in this Art Lab. Students will create designs ready to POP! based on pop culture phenomena, high hue contrast, and more! Prepare to get a little - wild!