Summer Camps 2022

Queen City Kids Art Camps for 2022 are now available! Pottery Wheel classes will be offered all summer as well as an exciting line-up of themed art classes. A list of camps can be found below with a link to register through our shop. Check out our FAQ for camps too!  Summer Camp FAQ’s>>>

 

Weekly Camp Schedule:

Week 1:  May 31st - June 3rd (4 days)
Week 2:  June 6th - June 10th
Week 3:  June 13th - June 17th
Week 4:  June 20th - June 24th
Week 5:  June 27th - July 1st
Week 6:   NO CAMP July 4th - 8
Week 7:  July 11th - July 15th
Week 8:  July 18th - July 22nd
Week 9:  July 25th - July 29th
Week 10:  August 1st - August 5th
Week 11:  August 8th - August 12th

Summer Saturdays Schedule:

Session 1:  June 4th - July 2nd
Session 2:  July 16th - August 13th
Digital Workshop:  August 13th

These classes meet once per week on Sautrdays.  Offering Comic and Manga classes.  

Full Descriptions Below

Before & After Care:

Before Care:  8:30am - 10:00am, $40/wk
After Care:  4:00pm - 5:30pm, $40/wk
Before & After Care:  $75/wk

Campers may stay before and/or after camp for an additional fee.  Click on the more info>> button for Before/After Care under Related Products in your cart to choose the correct option, or click HERE.

Pottery Wheel

Offered All Weeks, 1 - 11

Ages 8+:  10:00am - 12:30pm

Ages 6+:  1:30pm - 4:00pm

Learn to make on the pottery wheel! This camp will cover wedging, pulling, trimming, use of tools, surface techniques, attachments and more. Basic small to medium vessels will be taught (ex. cylinders and bowls) with attachments (ex. handles).  Students will also learn basic decoration and glazing techniques. Each student will work on their own wheel. Returning students will be given new challenges as well as have a chance to practice their technique and improve their skills. * Students should wear old clothes and tie back hair - the pottery wheel can be messy! Tools, materials and firing included. $190 ($160 for week 1)

*Students who wish improve their skill level may take this camp multiple times and then enroll in Pottery Wheel All Day. The pre-requisite for Pottery Wheel All Day Camp is 8+ with previous wheel experience through our classes or camp.

Beginning Drawing

Week 1, May 31st - June 3rd (4 days)

Ages 6+:  10:00am - 12:30pm

Love to draw and want to improve your skills? In Beginning Drawing, students will learn how to draw and color proportional people, show depth and experiment with different drawing materials*. We will also explore observation and imaginative drawing styles. This camp will include practice exercises, experiments with different drawing mediums, and a daily drawing prompt. At the end of the class session, students will have a personalized sketchbook, portfolio of artwork and a set of drawing pencils to take home!  $155

Advanced Drawing

Week 1, May 31st - June 3rd (4 days)

Ages 9+:  1:30pm - 4:00pm

Want to sharpen your drawing skills? In Advanced Drawing, students will learn how to draw 3-D objects, faces, people and landscapes in perspective.

We will also experiment with different drawing mediums, shading techniques, and drawing styles – observation and imagination. This camp will include practice exercises, experiments, and a daily drawing prompt. At the end of the camp session, students will have the tools and practice to achieve a new level of drawing for themselves* - plus a personalized sketchbook, portfolio of artwork and a set of drawing pencils to take home!  $155

*Students can take the camps multiple times to achieve greater success

*Techniques may be difficult for students under 9 yrs.

Creature Camp

Week 2, June 6th - June 10th

Ages 6+:  10:00am - 12:30pm

Create your own brood, troop, pack, herd or band of any creature! In this camp, students will get creative with clay, wire, papier-mâché and found objects to make your favorite animals and creatures come to life! Students can also create a home environment and accessories for their pod. This fun filled camp also will involve stories, creating and sharing the joy of animals both real and imagined. Come join our pod to create yours!  $190

Art Explorers

Week 2, June 6th - June 10th

Ages 6+:  1:30pm - 4:00pm

Come explore with us and find your inner artist!

In this camp, students learn how to behave like an artist by choosing their projects and mediums to explore! Our process includes making a sketchbook, researching an interest and creating an artwork from a range of art mediums each day! Explore our 2D and 3D options include: drawing, painting, pastels, collage, clay, printing, papier-mâché, wood, wire, felting and more! At the end of the camp, students will have a sketchbook and portfolio to showcase their journey and use for inspiration in their next art explorations.  $190

Wizards & Witches Unite!

Week 3, June 13th - June 17th

Ages 8+: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Ages 6+:  1:30pm - 4:00pm

For in dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own. – Albus Dumbledore

Are you a fan of all things Harry Potter?  Do you wish that you had your own owl, a book of potions and spells, a magic wand or a sorting hat?  In this weeklong camp students will explore the magical world of Harry Potter and create replicas from his adventures!  Here at “Hogwarts” campers will identify their house, create their house symbol and learn to be a wizard or witch!  Our projects will be made from clay, papier mâché, paint, wood and other secret materials.

Come be magical with us – Accio!  $190

Garden Sprites & Sprouts

Week 4, June 20th - June 24th

Ages 8+: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Ages 6+:  1:30pm - 4:00pm

Week 11, August 8th - August 12th

Ages 8+: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Love to play in the garden? Campers can create their own garden world for dinosaurs, fairies, bugs and birds. Projects include creating wind chimes, bird or fairy houses, dino tracks, their own hand-built planters, and more. Campers will get to build, glaze and plant their pieces to bring home at the end of the week.

We suggest students wear old clothes and tie back hair – gardening & clay can be messy! Tools, materials and firing included.  $190

Fairytale & Fantasy Fun!

Week 5, June 27th - July 1st

Ages 7+: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Ages 5+:  1:30pm - 4:00pm

Calling a princesses, knights, fairies and elves – be your own fairytale or fantasy hero and make a side kick! Come to our realm to make a princess outfit, suit of armor, wings, cloaks or crowns. This camp will include a clay project, drawing, and painting, making accessories and a creating a sidekick dragon or unicorn out of papier mâché!  We will celebrate the end of our week with a “feast” and invite our parents to see all the cool things that we have made.  $190

Lego Stop-Action

Week 7, July 11th - July 15th

Ages 8+: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Ages 8+:  1:30pm - 4:00pm

Got tons of LEGOs and a cell phone, tablet or iPad?  Then come be a master builder in the movie world and you create your own video!

Campers will participate in several LEGO inspired projects including drawing in perspective, printing and sculpture.  Our main focus will be creating a video using our LEGOs as characters, background and props.  This process includes: learning how to draw and create a story using a storyboard, creating all the props, filming and finally editing it your movie.

Come and be the special - everything is awesome!

Ages 8 and up only.  $190

Perfectly Peculiar Pets

Week 8, July 18th - July 22nd

Ages 8+: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Ages 6+:  1:30pm - 4:00pm

Who says you can’t have a pet octopus, dinosaur, or llama-gator?

Join us for this favorite camp to create a fantasy pet and accessorize them too! Campers will experiment with their ideas by creating a maquette (model) of their pet out of clay and then construct a larger version out of recycled materials (cardboard tubes, newspaper, plastic etc.)  to papier mâché and paint. Collars, tags, and clothes can be made too – because every pet needs accessories! Lastly campers will create a pet portrait – what will your pet be?  $190

 

Manga Transformations Studio

Week 9, July 25th - July 29th

Ages 10+: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Do you have a favorite Manga series? Do you like working in the Manga style?
If your answer is yes, then this is the camp for you. Join us as we take a story theme and develop characters and creatures in your favorite dynamic style. This traditional Japanese style is more than just big eyes and we’ll cover some history of the art form through illustration and story development.
This is a class for those with some experience in basic drawing and a love for the themes that are prevalent in this expressive art.

Skill Level: Intermediate (Basic Drawing Skills)  $185

Comic Adventures Workshop

Week 9, July 25th - July 29th

Ages 8+: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Do you like comics? Would you like to create your own comic?
Then welcome to our Comic Adventures Workshop! Come with your imaginations ready for action. In this class we will be putting pencil to paper as we create unique heroes, villains and discuss tales of revenge. Students will work from a story prompt from history. They’ll develop their own characters and create a comic by the end of the week.

All skill levels are welcome!  $175

Painting, Printing, and Batik

Week 10, August 1st - 5th

Ages 8+:  10:00am - 12:30pm

Ages 6+:  1:30pm - 4:00pm

Painting is dancing with chaos and swimming in a rainbow! Campers will enjoy a week of color, learning both foundational and experimental painting techniques with multiple types of paint on various surfaces. Camp projects, inspired by contemporary and art history masters, include mini masterpieces, screen printed totes, a dyed batik-style fabric pennant, glazed pottery pieces and more!  $190

Clay Creators

Week 11, August 8th - 12th

Ages 6+:  1:30pm - 4:00pm

Clay Creators is a beginner course in shaping and making things with the most flexible and fun medium in art-CLAY!  Using low-fire clay, students will learn to form through techniques such as pinch pot, slabs and coils.  Projects may include pinch-pot monsters, animals and characters, coil pots, name plates, bowls, picture frames, sculptures and more.  Students will also learn basic glazing techniques and bring home their creations at the end of the week! Returning students will be given new challenges and projects ideas. We suggest students wear old clothes and tie back hair – clay can be messy! Tools, materials and firing included.  $190

Rock Your Inner Power

Summer Saturdays

Session 1:  June 4th - July 2nd

Ages 7+:  2:00pm - 3:00pm

This workshop is inspired by artist Vanessa German, an American sculptor, painter, writer, activist, performer, and poet. German’s artworks are collage and sculpted assemblages. She “uses her art to address hate in the world, while also expressing hope for the future.”  Using repurposed materials, students will build their own “power figure sculpture”. In the creation of theses figures, students will consider form and color as expression and create a statement (or secret message) that provides a clue to the student’s power.  Come Rock Your Inner Power and create with us this summer! $145

Manga Madness Workshop: Hands & Arms

Summer Saturdays

Session 1:  June 4th - July 2nd

Session 2:  July 16th - August 13th

Ages 9+:  11:45am - 12:45pm

Have you ever drawn a great character, but, not so great hands? In this 6 week workshop we’ll be focusing on warriors and what they do with their hands. This class is about setting your characters to the task of gripping, grabbing and holding anything from weapons for rescue to tying ribbons. It’s all in the wrist … so to speak. Come on down this Summer and get a good grasp on drawing great characters and expressive hands.  $135

Superhero Development Studio: Soaring Super Heroes

Summer Saturdays

Session 1:  June 4th - July 2nd

Session 2:  July 16th - August 13th

Ages 8+:  10:30am - 11:30am

Have you ever wondered how to draw characters in flight? Well, fly on into our Saturday Studio this Summer. Here you will work with Ron LaCour as he sets the pace to get your landlocked characters up in the air. Whether floating, levitating, with wings or no wings, you can develop dynamic poses that make you proud. So up, up and away let’s catch an updraft and get your skills to new heights.  $125