SUMMER ARTS CAMP REGISTRATION > Group A: Ages 5 - 6

There are three weeks of art camps for children ages 5-6, with loads of fun projects in a variety of mediums. Within these weeks, families have complete planning flexibility to create an art camp experience unique to each child's interests.

June 24-28  |  July 22-26  | August 5-9

Campers will do something fun and different every day of the week!
Master Mondays | FUNdamental Tuesdays | Science Wednesdays | Beyond Basics Thursdays | Favorite Film Fridays

Art camps for this age group focus on single-session projects to hold attention, present a challenge and provide happy outcomes and pride in finished projects. Solid skills are taught that become building blocks for future work. Because our youngest artists have different needs and interests, families may combine single 3-hour camps in any way to best fit each child and work with the family schedule. You may register for half or full days, from one to multiple classes per week.

Plan carefully now, before registering, to avoid fees for making changes later on (there is a $5 administration fee for any change, transfer or cancellation). Please provide a snack and beverage for each class, plus a bag lunch and beverage for full days. Food may be purchased at the Art Center Café, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

How to Register: Please review the class descriptions below and click the radio button to the left to select a class. Mark all the classes you want down the list, then select NEXT at the bottom of the page to place selected classes into your Shopping Cart. You may return to this page or any other registration page before making payment. You may also purchase a $60 MEMBERSHIP to gain a10 percent tuition savings.

If you need help, or prefer to register by phone, please call 952.473.7361, x. 160, and our Registrar will be happy to assist you.

A Health & Photo Release Form must be completed before the first day of camp. It will be sent to you with your registration confirmation email within 3 days. Please complete and mail, fax, email or bring to first class.

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Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) was a French artist who painted colorful scenes of the French Riviera and festive outdoor events like parades and boat races. Dufy also designed ceramics and textile patterns and painted public art murals like the "Electricity Fairy" for the 1937 World's Fair. The morning class will paint sandy beaches, palm trees and blue skies like Dufy's paintings of the French Riviera. The afternoon class will paint open-air social outings filled with interesting spectators and backdrops.

Enrollment limited to 16; ages 5-6
Single class scheduled on 6/24/2019 at 9:00AM
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) was a French artist who painted colorful scenes of the French Riviera and festive outdoor events like parades and boat races. Dufy also designed ceramics and textile patterns and painted public art murals like the "Electricity Fairy" for the 1937 World's Fair. The morning class will paint sandy beaches, palm trees and blue skies like Dufy's paintings of the French Riviera. The afternoon class will paint open-air social outings filled with interesting spectators and backdrops.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 6/24/2019 at 1:00PM
Budding painters will love working with a watercolor, acrylic or tempera palette, turning primary colors into secondary and beyond! Let's experiment with colors and learn new techniques with paints and brushes while creating an expressive and vibrant painting. This class will work with acrylics and/or tempera paints and focus on painting portraits.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 6/25/2019 at 9:00AM
Learning to draw helps children confidently express themselves on paper. This class will introduce tools and techniques and train the eye to see shapes and details. You will practice drawing different subjects and study prints by master artists that provide visual clues and inspiration. This class will focus on still lifes.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 6/25/2019 at 1:00PM
Let's explore the prehistoric cave paintings found in Lascaux, France, which are 17,000 years old. There are 6,000 figures of animals and humans and abstract symbols covering the cave's walls and ceilings! Using the same colors of red, yellow and black as the prehistoric Lascaux cave painters, we will draw and paint animals like deer, bison and geometric marks with brushes, sponges, straws and more.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2019 at 9:00AM
Join an imaginary expedition to The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. Learn about the different varieties of hard and soft coral that form the reefs. After you create your coral reef art, you'll populate the reef with fish, turtles and dolphins. You'll use oil pastels, watercolors and mixed-media art techniques to create your colorful coral reefs.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2019 at 1:00PM
Learn the unique art of printmaking to make prints that will get rave reviews at home. Be inspired by the work of contemporary printmakers and create vibrant, bold mixed-media prints using a variety of tools. This class will make prints using uncommon objects.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2019 at 9:00AM
Venture into the exciting world of 3-D sculpture. Learn basic construction techniques using natural materials, paper, yarn, wood, modeling clay and more. This class focuses on sculpting animals and people.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2019 at 1:00PM
The brave Mulan embarks on a warrior's journey to save China and its Emperor, with the help of her friendly spirit dragon, Mushu. Let's make art inspired by Chinese folk tales and ancient artistic traditions. You'll make your own watercolor scroll painting, and draw, paint and collage a magical Chinese dragon.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 6/28/2019 at 9:00AM
Let's dream up adventures for a ragtag gang of pets. Our story will be inspired by dog rivals turned friends, Max and Duke, and their escapades in Manhattan. You'll draw and paint pet buddies, and then create background scenes for your characters as they journey from the sewers to the Brooklyn Bridge to upscale high-rise apartments. You'll draw comic scenes with graphite pencils, markers and paints.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 6/28/2019 at 1:00PM
Lisa Larson is a Swedish ceramic artist and designer who has created hundreds of ceramic animal figurines in a warm, friendly and modern style. Our clay projects are inspired by the domestic and wild animals in Larson's collection. The morning class will sculpt favorite pets like cats and dogs. The afternoon class will create wildlife sculptures like elk and bison. You will learn basic handbuilding techniques and finish your clay pieces with colored slips. Projects will be glazed and fired, and ready for pickup in three weeks.

Enrollment limited to 12, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 7/22/2019 at 9:00AM
Lisa Larson is a Swedish ceramic artist and designer who has created hundreds of ceramic animal figurines in a warm, friendly and modern style. Our clay projects are inspired by the domestic and wild animals in Larson's collection. The morning class will sculpt favorite pets like cats and dogs. The afternoon class will create wildlife sculptures like elk and bison. You will learn basic handbuilding techniques and finish your clay pieces with colored slips. Projects will be glazed and fired, and ready for pickup in three weeks.

Enrollment limited to 12, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 7/22/2019 at 1:00PM
Budding painters will love working with a watercolor, acrylic or tempera palette, turning primary colors into secondary and beyond! Let's experiment with colors and learn new techniques with paints and brushes while creating an expressive and vibrant painting. This class will work with watercolor paints and focus on splatter painting techniques.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 7/23/2019 at 9:00AM
Let's create drawings inspired by comics and cartoons that we love. Learn to draw characters and their background scenes with graphite, colored pencils, markers and/or paints. Your comic characters can come from a real or fantastic imaginary world.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 7/23/2019 at 1:00PM
Let's go back in time to the Aztec Empire (15-16 C.) in Mexico. You will see Aztec art that represents reptiles, insects and animals like frogs, butterflies and jaguars, as well as mythical creatures like the feathered serpent. You'll even learn about an Aztec calendar dedicated to the sun god that was uncovered in Mexico City after 300 years. Then you'll make your own sun calendar and animal art creations inspired by Aztec art and design.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 7/24/2019 at 9:00AM
The ocean is a vast and wonderful place, home to many species of birds and fish. Starting in Antarctica, you'll draw and paint the emperor penguins, down to their black and white bodies and flippers. You will add sea life that swims with our penguin friends, like the Mackerel icefish and Antarctic krill. Next you'll seek out tropical waters to find the colorful parrotfish, excellent cleaners of coral reefs as well as art subjects to paint!

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 7/24/2019 at 1:00PM
Learn the unique art of printmaking and make prints that will get rave reviews at home. Be inspired by the work of contemporary printmakers and create vibrant, bold mixed-media prints using a variety of tools. This class will focus on shapes and letters.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 7/25/2019 at 9:00AM
Let's create a unique self-portrait using mixed-media techniques. Whether realistic, abstract or symbolic, your personality will come through in delightful and surprising ways. You will learn about the well-known self-portrait paintings of Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh and others for inspiration. Our portraits will combine drawing, painting and collage techniques with a variety of materials.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 7/25/2019 at 1:00PM
Do your want to build a snowman in SUMMER? Let's create the frosted fairy tale kingdom of Arendelle where Anna and Elsa live. You will draw and paint the magical forest environment and lovable characters involved in winter escapades, inspired by Olaf, the enchanted snowman, and Sven, the friendly reindeer.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 7/26/2019 at 9:00AM
Dragons and Vikings unite! The Isle of Berk was inspired by Cressida Cowell's childhood visits to a remote island off the west coast of Scotland. Let's explore the Viking myths and rugged terrain of Scotland, and let our imaginations soar with Hiccup and the dragons. You will draw, paint and collage a Viking village and even create your own mixed-media dragon friend.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 7/26/2019 at 1:00PM
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese artist who created woodblock prints of Mount Fuji from different places and during changing seasons. This print series includes seafaring boats, lakes and rivers, sunsets, bridges, rainstorms, shops and a teahouse. Let's visit the Japanese scenes of Hokusai's day. The morning class will draw and paint boats sailing over majestic waves, inspired by Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa." The afternoon class will combine painting and printmaking techniques to make colorful sky and mountain views.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 8/5/2019 at 9:00AM
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese artist who created woodblock prints of Mount Fuji from different places and during changing seasons. This print series includes seafaring boats, lakes and rivers, sunsets, bridges, rainstorms, shops and a teahouse. Let's visit the Japanese scenes of Hokusai's day. The morning class will draw and paint boats sailing over majestic waves, inspired by Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa." The afternoon class will combine painting and printmaking techniques to make colorful sky and mountain views.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 8/5/2019 at 1:00PM
Budding painters will love working with a watercolor, acrylic or tempera palette, turning primary colors into secondary and beyond! Let's experiment with colors and learn new techniques with paints and brushes while creating an expressive and vibrant painting. This class will work with watercolor paints and focus on combining paint with mixed media.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 8/6/2019 at 9:00AM
Learning to draw helps children confidently express themselves on paper. This class will introduce tools and techniques and train the eye to see shapes and details. You will practice drawing different subjects and study prints by master artists that provide visual clues and inspiration. This class will focus on drawing animals.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 8/6/2019 at 1:00PM
Take a tour of ancient Egyptian art and culture found along the Nile River valley and discover rock drawings, pottery, sculpture, portraits of pharaohs and hieroglyphs. Practice drawing a portrait in the ancient Egyptian painting style, and painting a desert scene of pyramids. You'll try your hand at writing hieroglyphs, just like the ancient Egyptian scribes used to do.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 8/7/2019 at 9:00AM
Green sea turtles can be found on coastlines from Costa Rica to Australia, and they can migrate thousands of miles for nesting and food. Your mixed-media paintings will show turtles swimming on coastal waters with their friends the yellow tangs and blue tangs that keep turtles' shells clean and algae-free. You may even draw everyone's favorite (and forgetful) blue tang in the ocean - Dory!

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 8/7/2019 at 1:00PM
Experience the magical effects of drawing with oil pastels. Starting with a rainbow of pastel color options, you'll draw with a sense of play. Learn new drawing techniques as you explore layering color and creating bold lines and shapes. You'll draw objects and scenes that celebrate the special qualities of oil pastels.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 8/8/2019 at 9:00AM
Venture into the exciting world of 3-D sculpture. Learn basic construction techniques using natural materials, paper, yarn, wood, modeling clay and more. This class focuses on sculpting houses and buildings.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 8/8/2019 at 1:00PM
"The Lion King" took us to the breathtaking sub-Saharan African savanna. First you'll draw and paint Simba and his lion pride, adding fun mixed-media elements for Simba's father's mane. Then you will draw and paint features of the Kenyan natural landscape that inspired Disney's animators. Your landscape paintings will combine water-based paints and mixed media like wood shapes, decorative paper, and other found objects.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 8/9/2019 at 9:00AM
Become your own animated character, and join Wreck-It Ralph and his friends in the arcade game universe. After creating your game character, you will paint and collage a candy-colored race track, perfect for Vanellope von Schweetz and her race cart. Get ready for a high-octane adventure!

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 5-6.
Single class scheduled on 8/9/2019 at 1:00PM

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2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

 

952.473.7361, x. 160

Hours
Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday             9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday        9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday          closed


The building is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day*, Memorial Day and the last week in August through Labor Day.* There is no open studio when the building is closed. 

 

* Phone lines will be open Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

   
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts is accessible to students with disabilities. If you require special assistance, please notify the Art  Center Registrar at 952.473.7361, ext. 160, and/or the Minnesota  Relay Service (for the hearing impaired) at 800.627.3529 at least two weeks in advance. We will be happy to accommodate your needs.


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