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2018 Art à la Carte Summer Camp & Teen Workshops

To register for a class or activity, please visit our iPARCS online registration system.

Art á la Carte Summer Camp 
Chastain Arts Center and Gallery

Our Summer Camp encourages artistic expression and offers children an experience filled with creative energy.

In keeping with our playful food and restaurant theme, our “menu” of selections allows you to choose the week, or weeks, you want. Each week explores a different discipline through two- and three- dimensional projects in clay, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, mixed media, and more. Along with visual arts, all age groups will enjoy movement arts such as yoga, acting, and improvisation.

Pre-Registration (for 2017 campers) Begins: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Open Registration Begins: Monday, February 12, 2018
Camp Begins: Monday, June 4, 2018
Camp Ends: Friday, August 3, 2018

No camp the week of Independence Day

Age Groups:
Small Fries – Ages 5-6 
Curly Fries- Ages 7-8 
French Fries- Ages 9-10 
Home Fries – Ages 11-12

Camp Sessions are Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 2:30 pm

Fee: $250 per week

Register Early – Space is Limited!

Classes, class sizes, and age groupings are subject to change based on enrollment.

Week 1- Me, Myself, and I: Self Portraits | June 4th – 8th | Class ID#: 1.082.201.01
Explore the world of the self by creating self-portraits inspired by Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, and Chuck Close.

Week 2- Spot the Dot! | June 11th – 15th | Class ID#: 1.082.201.02
Students will explore the power of the dot. Create images inspired by Georges Seurat, Yayoi Kusama, and more!

Week 3- Fold and Cut: Collage & Paper Sculpture| June 18th – 22nd | Class ID#: 1.082.201.03
From the Origami of Ancient Japan to collage art by Romare Bearden and May Ray, discover an often-overlooked form of paper sculpture and collage art.

Week 4- Mud Extravaganza! | June 25th – 29th | Class ID#: 1.082.201.04
Create objects and sculpture with clay and make paintings with mud inspired by Jimmie Lee Suddeth and Mary Proctor.

Week 5- Mean Green Art Machine | July 9th – 13th | Class ID#: 1.082.201.05
Create art using found and recycled materials, explore Folk art using items from your environment. Make art inspired by Howard Finster and Mr. Imagination.

Week 6- Flash, Zap, Shazam! | July 16th – 20th | Class ID#: 1.082.201.06
Explore the art of Roy Lichenstein, Hebru Brantley, KAWS and create your own cartoons, comics, action figures, stories, heroes, & heroines. Upper-level students will learn drawing and composition techniques as they create narratives.

Week 7- Splish-Splash, Splatter | July 23rd –27th | Class ID#: 1.082.201.07
Explore the world of abstraction through the art of Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, and others. Create abstract art in 2-D and 3-D based on the styles of these legendary artists.

Week 8- Mud Extravaganza II | July 30th – August 3rd | Class ID#: 1.082.201.08
Create objects and sculpture with clay and make paintings with mud inspired by Thorton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, and others.

Teen Workshops

Teen Workshops 2017
Ages 13 – 17 
Monday – Friday
June 11th through June 22nd

Fee: $215 per week

TEEN DRAWING | Instructor Jessica Caldas | June 11th – 15th | Class ID#: 1.023.201.01
Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Students learn how to use line, tone, and texture to draw convincing three-dimensional forms. On figure drawing days students will draw from a bathing suit model. A model fee of about $50 will be collected from each student. No previous experience is necessary.

TEEN CERAMIC SCULPTURE | Instructor: Marisa Mahathey | June 11th – 15th | Class ID#: 1.013.201.01
Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Students will learn pottery, handbuilding and other sculptural work. All levels of experience are welcome.

TEEN PAINTING | Instructor: Paul Light | June 18th – 22nd | Class ID#: 1.053.201.02
Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Students will learn a variety of painting techniques, focusing on line, perspective, form, and composition. Students will paint from life, photographs, and their imaginations using acrylic paint. No previous experience is necessary.