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Visual Arts

Visual Arts


Ages 15 - Adult
July 22-26
Mon-Fri     6:30-9pm

Instructor: Deborah Dismuke

This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students who want to explore the unique properties of oil painting in the context of portraiture. Artist Deborah Dismuke will guide students through the process of developing a proportional facial likeness while emphasizing and demonstrating material properties of oils through brush work, color mixing, wash techniques, and value patterns. We will work from a model throughout the course. Canvases will be provided via model fee. Supply list will be provided upon registration. Enroll by July 14 to avoid $20 late fee.

Course fee includes $35.00 Model and Canvas fee.


Ages 5-10
July 29-August 2
Mon-Fri     10am-1pm

Instructor: Amanda Shaw

Are you in search of new opportunities to nurture the creativity in your budding artist? In this class we will explore a variety of mediums and themes involving drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture geared toward elementary students. Introduction to these fundamental media through their history in cultures around the world will be part of our daily activities. Each child will learn to greater appreciate their own creative power and how art may connect us all. Register by July 21 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $30.00 Supply fee.


Ages 10-14
July 29-August 2
Mon-Fri     10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Take a trip around the world with your sketchbook in hand.  Visit a faraway continent, city, landmark, or beautiful rural view with no waiting in lines, lost luggage, or travel fees! Improvement of fundamental drawing skills will be the focus the class, with virtually unlimited visual reference possibilities courtesy of Google Street View.  Through a wide array of lessons, students will learn to recognize and proportionally represent edges, shapes, negative space, line, and shadow, while finding inspiration via technological exploration. Register by July 21 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $20.00 Supply fee.


Ages 7-14
July 29-August 2
Mon-Fri     6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Do you have very busy days, and find yourself daydreaming about what you might create in an art studio in the evenings? Take a full week to explore mixed media and dabble a lot as you go. We’ll work a bit at sculpture, printmaking, drawing and painting. Sounds like a daydream realized? Don’t forget to bring an old shirt because we’re going to get messy. Register by July 21 to avoid $15 late fee.

Course fee includes $20 Supply fee.


Ages 5-10
August 5-9
Mon-Fri     10am-1pm

Instructor: Nicole Osborne

Think outside the box, inside the box, on top of the box, and through the box! Come design your own personal art fort. We will look at simple homes through time, and construct individual creative habitats big enough to get inside and take cover! Our process will include window affects, doors, roof structures and other embellishments.  Decorate the interior and exterior of your art fort with your personal theme. Let’s make an artists’ community of our very own! Register by July 28 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $30.00 Supply fee.


Ages 13-18
August 5-9
Mon-Fri    10am-3pm

Instructor:  Jeremiah Edwards

Members of the workshop function like an animation production team to produce a collaborative animated micro short (15-60 seconds). Members of the workshop will work on each aspect of production (script writing, storyboarding, animating, and editing). The team must concisely and creatively tell a story in a small amount of space (think micro-fiction). At the end of the workshop, each member will have a credit in the completed micro short film. Class limited to 8 students. Register by July 28 to avoid $25 late fee.

Camp fee includes tuition and $20 supply fee.


August 5-9
Mon-Fri     6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Using image manipulation software and a mouse or tablet, students can digitize their personal drawings, landscapes, or abstract artwork in the Center’s Computer Lab.  Multiple software platforms are available, including Adobe Photoshop as well as widely available freeware. Print final artwork in class. All art experience levels will find this instruction and practice to be beneficial. Register by July 28 to avoid $15 late fee.

Course fee includes $20 Supply fee.


August 12-16
Mon-Fri     10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Explore the powers of the third dimension in this diverse approach to sculpture. You will have creative freedom regarding the source of your inspiration. Build anything from whimsical characters to abstract constructs—the sky is the limit! Using wire, wood, clay & more, we will develop and improve modeling skills and the ability to “see” the three dimensional art in the making. Register by August 4 to avoid $25 late fee.

Camp fee includes $20.00 Supply fee.