Thank you for a great 2021 Summer Arts Camp.
We look forward to seeing all the young artists in 2022.
Below are all the art camps we offered in 2021. 

Summer Art Camp is designed for youth who enjoy activities in the visual arts.
We encourage children to explore the creative process through a variety of different art mediums.  There are many different themes to pick from!

Our popular Summer Art Camp offers youth an opportunity to explore and create art!

We are happy to be offering Art Camp for Summer 2021

Please see below for dates, information, and accomodations made for Covid-19  

2021 Camp Dates:

Week 1: June 14 - 18 (Preschool & Teen)

Week 2: June 21 - 25 (Preschool & Teen)

Week 3: June 28 - July 2 (5K-8th)

Week 4: July 12 - July 16 (5K-8th)

Week 5: July 19 - July 23 (5K-8th)

Week 6: July 26 - July 30 (5K-8th)

IMPORTANT CAMP/REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Summer Art Camp has morning and afternoon classes, divided by grades. Please enroll your child based on the grade they are enrolled in during the 2020-2021 school year.  It is meant to be the grade they will have just finished by summer, not the grade they will be attending in the fall.  If you have any questions concerning what classes are appropriate for your child, please don't hesitate to call 864-633-5051.
  • The Preschool class is for any child that is currently potty-trained, and hasn't completed kindergarten yet.  Ages 3-5 year olds welcome.
  • Children can sign up for morning or afternoons (or both) for 1 or all 6 weeks of camp.
  • Morning camps are from 9am-12pm.
  • Afternoon camps are from 1pm-4pm.
  • Full-day campers can bring a packed lunch, and stay from 9-4pm.  They will eat lunch in the garden with a camp counselor
  • Classes are $120 for all NON-RESIDENTS - everyone that lives outside of the city of Clemson (or does not have a 29631 zip code)
  • If you are a resident of the city of Clemson, and have a 29631 zip code or a Clemson City Employee you may choose the class titled "RESIDENT" to receive a $15 discount off the class price. 
  • Scholarships are available for qualifying families. Please call or email the office to request an application form.

Summer Art Camp Scholarships are Available. 

If you would like to send your child/children to Summer Art Camp, but it would be financially straining for your family, please consider applying for a scholarship.  We award full scholarships for one session of camp to qualifying families.  All applications are confidential. Qualifications include low-income, trauma, and other extenuating circumstances.  Qualifying applicants will be awarded scholarships on a first-come first-serve basis, so email now!

 

To apply, email jroux@cityofclemson.org or call 864-633-5051 and ask for the Scholarship Application.

Or Fill Out this FORM

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SUMMER ART CAMP 2021

Week 1: June 14 - June 18

Mornings 9:00am-12:00pm

PRESCHOOL YOUNG ARTISTS with Jackie
FULL

Preschool, and Pre-K (ages 3-5)

Little artists will spend the morning using color and creativity. This process oriented series lets the preschooler explore cutting, pasting, drawing and painting in a playful and expressive way. This week's theme is ANIMALS!!!

DREAMCATCHERS with Lauren
available
Middle School - Grades 6-8th

Will we explore Native American culture, and learn about their customs and beliefs.  We will then create a personalized dream catcher to take home. 

Afternoons 1:00pm-4:00pm

ZENTANGLES with Lauren
available
Middle School - Grades 6-8th

We will learn about and create zentangle patterns.  Using pencil and pen and ink, you will be encouraged to create a unique piece of art - a final work of art that is both a zentangle and more.   

SKETCHBOOK STORIES with Lindsey
available
High school - Grades 6-12th

We are all the author's of our own story, the hero of our own book, the narrator for the movie about our life...and artist's tell stories through pictures. You will work on telling your own personal stories through sketchbooks. Explore lines, shapes, pattern, color and mixed media.  This class is for the tween/teen ready for artistic freedom and expression.

Week 2: June 21 - 25

Mornings 9:00am-12:00pm

PRESCHOOL YOUNG ARTISTS with Jackie
FULL
Preschool, and Pre-K (ages 3-5)

Little artists will spend the morning using color and creativity. This process oriented series lets the preschooler explore cutting, pasting, drawing and painting in a playful and expressive way.  This week's theme is NATURE!

POINTILLISM with Lauren
available
Middle School - Grades 6-8th

We will learn about value and contrast and create a picture of their choice using tiny dots. This is a great opportunity to be unique and creative, while mastering this special painting technique.   

Afternoons 1:00pm-4:00pm

WEAVING with Penny
available
Middle School - Grades 6-8th

By the end of this camp, you will be huge fans of weaving! Not only will you create some really neat projects, but weaving in itself is wonderfully fun and entertaining. Through weaving you will discover patterns and textures, while developing fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. And the pieces you create will be stunning.

WATERCOLOR with Lauren
available
Middle School - Grades 6-12th

Students will learn watercolor techniques and create a final painting of their choice.  This is a great class for the artistic tween/teen, ready to show their creativity and create something frame worthy.  

Week 3: June 28 - July 2

Mornings 9:00am-12:00pm

MORE PAINT PLEASE! with Jackie Roux
FULL
Lower Elementary - Grades K-2nd

Roll up your sleeves, put on your smock and lets get painting! We will use watercolors and tempera/acrylic paint, and experiment with alternative tools (not just brushes!). There will be a lot of freedom of expression in this class, as young artists will be encouraged to experiment.

FUN WITH WATERCOLOR with Lauren
FULL
Upper Elementary - Grades 3-5th

We will learn basic and fun watercolor techniques, making colorful pieces of art together.  Then each student will create a final painting that will be frame worthy!

Afternoons 1:00pm-4:00pm

PASTEL ART with Lauren
FULL
Lower Elementary - Grades K-2nd

We will learn how to use soft pastels, and explore the ways in which this fun medium can make colorful and impressive works of art.  This is a great opportunity to try out a bold new technique, and bring home something that will impress the grown-ups! 

ART OF LATIN AMERICA with Catherine
FULL
Upper Elementary - Grades 3-5th

Creating art is an amazing way to learn about other cultures. This class will look at ancient art, folk art and fine art of an amazingly diverse and colorful region. We will explore textile designs, folk painting, mask making and much more.

Week 4: July 12 - 16

Mornings 9:00am-12:00pm

MARVELOUSLY MESSY with Jackie Roux
FULL
Lower Elementary - Grades K-2nd

Do you like things that are big, messy, noisy and fun! This week will be jam packed with large-scale interactive art projects. We will do all the things you aren't allowed to do at home b/c it is TOO messy. Bubble painting, finger-painting, marble painting, and more. Bring your energy, creativity and old clothes, b/c we are going to have fun and get dirty!

PAINT, PAINT, PAINT! with Penny
FULL
Upper Elementary - Grades 3-5th

Everyone loves to paint! In this class we will dive deep into the world of acrylic paint, and make numerous canvas masterpieces. Come be inspired, get messy, and make vibrant acrylic paintings!

Afternoons 1:00pm-4:00pm

SCRIBBLE WORKSHOP with Tatjana
FULL
Lower Elementary - Grades K-2nd

Students will work from life and their imagination to build a library of simple drawings in pencil and ink. Drawing from these sketches we will use watercolors, colored pencils, acrylics and other mixed media to create full scale works of art.

A PICTURE IS WORTH A 1,000 WORDS with Catherine
FULL
Upper Elementary - Grades 3-5th

This week we will explore the wonderful world of narrative art through drawing, painting and mixed media. We will be inspired my myths and folktales, contemporary picture books and the stories in our own lives.

Week 5: July 19 - 23

Mornings 9:00am-12:00pm

SHINY with Jackie Roux
FULL
Lower Elementary - Grades K-2nd

Like treasure from a sunken pirate wreck, we will scrub the deck and make all kinds of art that is SHINY!  We will use wire, beads, glitter, glue, tape, ribbon and more to create sculptures, art and treasures worthy of any pirates treasure box.

TRASH TO TREASURE with Krissi
FULL
Upper Elementary - Grades 3-5th

Join us for a fun week as we explore all things reused and recycled. We’ll be thinking out of the box using recycled materials to create sculptures, paintings, weavings, and more. Bring your thinking caps and sense of adventure! It’s going to be a fun and creative week!

Afternoons 1:00pm-4:00pm

BIG FEAST with Catherine
FULL
Elementary - Grades K-5th

This workshop puts art on your plate with a playful approach to still life and food in art. We will use our eyes and our imagination as we put a weeks worth of artistic exploration on the table with paint, markers, collage etc.

Week 6: July 26 - 30

Mornings 9:00am-12:00pm

MY OWN STUFFIE with Jackie Roux 
FULL
Lower Elementary - Grades K-2nd

We will be creating large stuffed animals from start to finish. We will each design our own animal/creature, then make it come alive using batik painting techniques. You will stuff it, and sew it up yourself. Take home your very own large stuffie!

UNDERWATER ADVENTURES with Krissi
FULL
Upper Elementary - Grades 3-5th

Where’s the best place to spend a hot summer week? Under the sea, of course! Come dive into a week of underwater exploration as we learn about sea life and create art inspired by friendly fish-folk. We’ll be painting, sculpting, printmaking and much more!

Afternoons 1:00pm-4:00pm

TAKE ME TO THE JUNGLE with Catherine
FULL
lower elementary - Grades K-5th
Creativity runs wild in this class inspired by some of our favorite critters. Zooming in to study feathers fur and scales, or out to take a look at patterns and prints, we will draw, paint, build and really get to know our wild animal friends.