We look forward to seeing all the young artists
this summer in 2023.

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!

 Summer 2023

Registration is Now OPEN!

2023 Camp Dates:

Week 1: June 5-9

Week 2: June 12-16

Week 3: June 19-23   ***Closed on Monday, June 19***

Week 4: June 26-30

Week 5: July 3-7  ***Closed on Tuesday, July 4***

Week 6: July 10-14

Week 7: July 17-21

 

The pricing is for one week for a half day.

Clemson City Residents with the zip code 29631 and City Employees $125.00

Non-Clemson Residents: $155

IMPORTANT CAMP/REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Summer Art Camp has morning and afternoon classes, divided by age. Please enroll your child based on their age. 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.  Children ages 3-5 are 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.
  • Camp paperwork will be sent out Thursday, May 12th
  • New this year: There will be no sibling discount available for camp.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • A 14 day notice prior to your camp's start date is required to receive a FULL refund.
  • Any cancellation that occurs after that 14 day window will receive NO refund.
  • Any camp that is cancelled by The Arts Center of Clemson will be FULLY refunded. A check from the City of Clemson will be mailed to the address on file. Please allow 2-3 weeks for this process. 
    • Camp cancellations by the Arts Center of Clemson can occur if there are not enough registered participants. 
    • Camp changes can be made up to 14 days prior to the start date of the camp with no penalty. Changing from one camp selection to another is not guaranteed and will depend on availability. 

Summer Art Camp Scholarships are Available. 

If you would like to send your child to Summer Art Camp, but it would be financially straining for your family, please consider applying for a scholarship.  We have had to make the hard decision to institute a policy of one scholarship per family (one child) in order to ensure equal and fair disbursements of grant funds. 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 jphillips@cityofclemson.org or call 864-633-5051 and ask for the Scholarship Application

Thank you to our Summer Camp Sponsors

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SUMMER ART CAMP 2022

WEEK 1: June 5-9

MORNINGS 9:00am-12:00pm

PRE-K: Let your child’s natural love of art explore new and exciting ways to express themselves! We will include items we find in nature, recycled materials, and a variety of art supplies to create fun, whimsical works of art. The Preschool class is for any child that is currently potty-trained, and hasn't completed kindergarten yet.  Ages 3-5

 

MURALS: Have you ever wondered how an artist can create a giant painting or drawing? Learn how to work together with other artists to combine individual artworks to create a whole one. Ages 10-12

CLAY: Students will learn hand building techniques such as: coil, pinch, and slab. Add color to your work with glazes and/or paint. Whether you have had previous clay experience or are a newbie, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Bring your imagination because the sky’s the limit to your creations. Ages 6-9

 

FILM: Looking for aspiring filmmakers, movie watchers, and creatives! Come join us to learn all there is to know about filmmaking and its process. Topics of interest could be anywhere from camera equipment, directing, screenwriting, to editing, and more! Ages10-12

 

AFTERNOONS 1:00pm-4:00pm

COMIC BOOK: Do you love to draw?? You will learn how to turn your drawings into your own comic book. You will learn how to: come up with ideas, tell a visual story, create, draw, and ink your comic. Ages 6-9

 

 

MIXED MEDIA:  Want to do a little bit of everything? Get ready to have fun creating a drawing of your own mythical creature. You will become a master storyteller, writer, and maker. Ages 10-12

CLAY: Students will learn hand building techniques such as: coil, pinch, and slab. Add color to your work with glazes and/or paint. Whether you have had previous clay experience or are a newbie, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Bring your imagination because the sky’s the limit to your creations. Ages 10-12

FILM: Looking for aspiring filmmakers, movie watchers, and creatives! Come join us to learn all there is to know about filmmaking and its process. Topics of interest could be anywhere from camera equipment, directing, screenwriting, to editing, and more! Ages10-12

WEEK 2: June 12-16

MORNINGS 9:00am-12:00pm

PRE-K: Let your child’s natural love of art explore new and exciting ways to express themselves! We will include items we find in nature, recycled materials, and a variety of art supplies to create fun, whimsical works of art. The Preschool class is for any child that is currently potty-trained, and hasn't completed kindergarten yet. Ages 3-5    

WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES: Ever wondered what cool things you can do with watercolor? Come find out! Some methods will surprise you! Ages 6-9

 

CLAY: Students will learn hand building techniques such as: coil, pinch, and slab. Add color to your work with glazes and/or paint. Whether you have had previous clay experience or are a newbie, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Bring your imagination because the sky’s the limit to your creations. Ages 10-12

 

FILM: Looking for aspiring filmmakers, movie watchers, and creatives! Come join us to learn all there is to know about filmmaking and its process. Topics of interest could be anywhere from camera equipment, directing, screenwriting, to editing, and more! Ages10-12 

AFTERNOONS 1:00pm-4:00pm

ACRYLIC FUN AND EXPLORATION: Acrylic paint is fun to use, but did you know there are surprising things you can do to the paint to change the way it looks? Come explore and discover your new favorite way to use acrylic paint! Ages 10-12

 

 

WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES: Ever wondered what cool things you can do with watercolor? Come find out! Some methods will surprise you! Ages 10-12

CLAY: Students will learn hand building techniques such as: coil, pinch, and slab. Add color to your work with glazes and/or paint. Whether you have had previous clay experience or are a newbie, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Bring your imagination because the sky’s the limit to your creations. Ages 6-9        

FILM: Looking for aspiring filmmakers, movie watchers, and creatives! Come join us to learn all there is to know about filmmaking and its process. Topics of interest could be anywhere from camera equipment, directing, screenwriting, to editing, and more! Ages10-12 

WEEK 3: June 19-23

MORNINGS 9:00am-12:00pm

 

PRE-K: Let your child’s natural love of art explore new and exciting ways to express themselves! We will include items we find in nature, recycled materials, and a variety of art supplies to create fun, whimsical works of art. The Preschool class is for any child that is currently potty-trained, and hasn't completed kindergarten yet.  Ages 3-5 

 

UNDERWATER ADVENTURE: Where’s the best place to spend a hot summer week? Under the sea, of course! Dive into a week of underwater sea life while using a variety of materials to create your own sea inspired artwork. Ages 6-9

 

CLAY: Students will learn hand building techniques such as: coil, pinch, and slab. Add color to your work with glazes and/or paint. Whether you have had previous clay experience or are a newbie, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Bring your imagination because the sky’s the limit to your creations. Ages 6-9

 

 

FILM: Looking for aspiring filmmakers, movie watchers, and creatives! Come join us to learn all there is to know about filmmaking and its process. Topics of interest could be anywhere from camera equipment, directing, screenwriting, to editing, and more! Ages10-12 

AFTERNOONS 1:00pm-4:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEAVING: This weaving class introduces your child to the basics of weaving, using simple techniques to make different combinations of color and design. The end result of the class is always a big surprise as no two weavings are alike. 

Ages 6-9

RECYCLED AND REUSED: Do you like a good challenge? Are you someone who enjoys trying to figure things out? This class will require your thinking caps and sense of adventure! Come and explore how to use recycled and reused materials to create art. Ages 10-12

CLAY: Students will learn hand building techniques such as: coil, pinch, and slab. Add color to your work with glazes and/or paint. Whether you have had previous clay experience or are a newbie, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Bring your imagination because the sky’s the limit to your creations. Ages 10-12

FILM: Looking for aspiring filmmakers, movie watchers, and creatives! Come join us to learn all there is to know about filmmaking and its process. Topics of interest could be anywhere from camera equipment, directing, screenwriting, to editing, and more! Ages10-12 

Week 4: June 26-30

Mornings 9:00am-12:00pm

ART OF AFRICA: We will explore various art and cultures found on this unique and diverse continent. We look at, and experience different types of painting, mask making, texture art, and more! NEW: Ages 6-9

 

PRINTMAKING: Come experience the magic of printmaking! In this class, you will be working with linoleum, a soft material that allows you to carve into its surface. This carving is then transferred to paper by using ink. The fundamentals of carving, printing, and composition will be explored in this class, along with creative ways to use your many prints! Ages 10-12

CLAY: Students will learn hand building techniques such as: coil, pinch, and slab. Add color to your work with glazes and/or paint. Whether you have had previous clay experience or are a newbie, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Bring your imagination because the sky’s the limit to your creations. Ages 6-9

 

FILM: Looking for aspiring filmmakers, movie watchers, and creatives! Come join us to learn all there is to know about filmmaking and its process. Topics of interest could be anywhere from camera equipment, directing, screenwriting, to editing, and more! Ages10-12 

Afternoons 1:00pm-4:00pm

MIXED MEDIA MADNESS: Working with mixed media gives you the opportunity to use a variety of materials. These materials could be paper, paint, fabric, photos, and even found objects. The fun comes in when you combine some, or all of these materials to create a piece of art. Ages 10-12

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM: Students will learn how to create unique works of art while using different art elements. Color, line, space, texture, etc. will be explored to express your own abstract design in a fun and exciting way. Ages 6-9

 

 

CLAY: Students will learn hand building techniques such as: coil, pinch, and slab. Add color to your work with glazes and/or paint. Whether you have had previous clay experience or are a newbie, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Bring your imagination because the sky’s the limit to your creations. NEW: Ages 6-9

FILM: Looking for aspiring filmmakers, movie watchers, and creatives! Come join us to learn all there is to know about filmmaking and its process. Topics of interest could be anywhere from camera equipment, directing, screenwriting, to editing, and more! Ages10-12 

Week 5: July 3-7   ***No Camp on Tuesday, July 4***

Week 6: July 11-14

Mornings 9:00am-12:00pm

SELF PORTRAITS THAT TELL A STORY: Students will look at self-portraits of famous artists and discuss the message the artist was trying to say. Students will write a “word bank” or simple story about themselves. Using a photograph or “selfie,” students will draw themselves using different techniques and learn how to incorporate the words or story into the drawing. Ages 6-9

 

THE GREATNESS OF ASIAN ART: Get your passports ready as we embark on a fun journey to the other side of the globe! Come and learn the beauty of Asia by making incredible works of art inspired by Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese culture. We will take a tour of each country, make something truly special, and learn the importance of what we create. Ages 10-12

CLAY: Students will learn hand building techniques such as: coil, pinch, and slab. Add color to your work with glazes and/or paint. Whether you have had previous clay experience or are a newbie, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Bring your imagination because the sky’s the limit to your creations. Ages 10-12

FILM: Looking for aspiring filmmakers, movie watchers, and creatives! Come join us to learn all there is to know about filmmaking and its process. Topics of interest could be anywhere from camera equipment, directing, screenwriting, to editing, and more! Ages10-12 

Afternoons 1:00pm-4:00pm

CHARACTERS AND FASHION: In this class, you get to become fashion designer. The instructor will lead students to understand basic human proportions in order to create a character that showcases their own idea of fashion. Students will learn how to sketch various outfits and add color using different marker techniques. Ages 10-12

 

MIXED MEDIA MADNESS: Working with mixed media gives you the opportunity to use a variety of materials. These materials could be paper, paint, fabric, photos, and even found objects. The fun comes in when you combine some, or all of these materials to create a piece of art. NEW: Ages 6-9

CLAY: Students will learn hand building techniques such as: coil, pinch, and slab. Add color to your work with glazes and/or paint. Whether you have had previous clay experience or are a newbie, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Bring your imagination because the sky’s the limit to your creations. Ages 6-9

 

 

FILM: Looking for aspiring filmmakers, movie watchers, and creatives! Come join us to learn all there is to know about filmmaking and its process. Topics of interest could be anywhere from camera equipment, directing, screenwriting, to editing, and more! Ages10-12 

 

 

Week 7: July 17-21

Mornings 9:00am-12:00pm

DRAW YOUR OWN CITY! Have you ever wanted to create your own city with buildings, mountains, or spaceships? This class will show you how to draw like an architect and use perspective to show the illusion of space. Let’s put your city “on the map” by making something you imagined become real. NEW: Ages 6-9

HIDDEN TREASURES: What is a collage? What is 2D and 3D design? Take this exciting class and learn how famous artists used treasures to create mixed media collages and how you can too! Ages 6-9

 

 

CLAY: Students will learn hand building techniques such as: coil, pinch, and slab. Add color to your work with glazes and/or paint. Whether you have had previous clay experience or are a newbie, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Bring your imagination because the sky’s the limit to your creations. Ages 10-12

 

 

FILM: Looking for aspiring filmmakers, movie watchers, and creatives! Come join us to learn all there is to know about filmmaking and its process. Topics of interest could be anywhere from camera equipment, directing, screenwriting, to editing, and more! Ages10-12 

Afternoons 1:00pm-4:00pm

MIXED MEDIA MADNESS: Working with mixed media gives you the opportunity to use a variety of materials. These materials could be paper, paint, fabric, photos, and even found objects. The fun comes in when you combine some, or all of these materials to create a piece of art. Ages 10-12

 

STRING ART: Using scrap wood, nails, and yarn, students will create a simple string art design by first painting or staining the wood to the desired color for their chosen subject. A simple line drawing will be created and nailed to the wood. Finally, string is wrapped around the nails to begin revealing the original drawing. Ages 10-12

CLAY: Students will learn hand building techniques such as: coil, pinch, and slab. Add color to your work with glazes and/or paint. Whether you have had previous clay experience or are a newbie, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Bring your imagination because the sky’s the limit to your creations. Ages 6-9

 

FILM: Looking for aspiring filmmakers, movie watchers, and creatives! Come join us to learn all there is to know about filmmaking and its process. Topics of interest could be anywhere from camera equipment, directing, screenwriting, to editing, and more! Ages10-12