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Summer ARTS CAMP Registration > Group B: Ages 7 - 9

Having mastered school day routines, aspiring artists ages 7-9 are ready for bigger, multi-day projects. Art fundamentals are practiced in fun, age-appropriate projects that provide both challenge and success, building confidence as skills are mastered and a trophy of finished art is ready to take home. 

Art camps for this age group are five days, Mondays through Fridays, with the scheduling flexibility and choice of half-days or full-days to meet child needs and fit family schedules. Plan carefully now, before registering, to avoid fees for making changes later (there is a $5 administration fee for each 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.

Interested in our Summer Samplers?  Click here to explore these fun options.

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 in your Shopping Cart. You may return to this page or any other registration pages before making payment.You may also purchase a $60 MEMBERSHIP to gain a 10 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 starting Summer Arts Camp. It will be sent to you in a registration confirmation email within three days. Please complete and mail, fax, email or bring to first class.

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Discover the amazing shapes and patterns of nature. Improve your observational drawing skills by looking closely at natural objects like shells, plants and branches. Draw an animal's habitat, including the flora and other fauna you would see where your animal lives. Then pick up a brush and mix a natural color palette with watercolor paints for the finishing touch.

Enrollment limited to 16; ages 7- 9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/10/2019 and ending 6/14/2019 at 9:00AM
Mix your painter's palette to create a rainbow of warm and cool colors of all hues. Learn basic brush handling skills and color mixing, and put these skills to use creating expressive paintings inspired by the Masters. Every day, you will gain new insights into painting in watercolor, acrylic and/or tempera, and get a better sense of the special painting techniques and qualities of each media.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/10/2019 and ending 6/14/2019 at 1:00PM
Design a fabric collage and then practice your quilting and machine sewing skills! Campers will use quilting techniques to create a sewn animal pillow and more. You will explore the vast history of quilting and how it has been used as a form of storytelling.

Enrollment limited to 12, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/17/2019 and ending 6/21/2019 at 9:00AM
Comics, cartoons and films in popular culture are the inspiration for this printmaking and painting camp. Your original drawings of a favorite character become prints and/or vibrant paintings. Create multiple prints with water-based inks and brayers, and paint like artists in the Pop Art movement from America to Japan. Learn color theory, color mixing and artistic tricks that will expand your artistic horizon.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/17/2019 and ending 6/21/2019 at 1:00PM
Come have an adventure-filled week of monster making. Learn basic clay handbuilding techniques as you sculpt your monster's head and body. It is artist's choice whether your monster lives under the sea or at the top of a mountain. You will design and build your monster's home and the features of its landscape. Then you will paint your art with underglazes and colored slips. Projects will be glazed and fired, ready for pickup in three weeks.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/24/2019 and ending 6/28/2019 at 9:00AM
Let's explore some of the wonders found in natural history museums through art. You'll make plaster casts that look just like fossils and gems that catch the eye. You will draw, paint and sculpt artwork inspired by early civilizations from thousands of years ago. Practice observational drawing as you sketch and paint plants, shells and rocks. This camp explores where the natural and cultural worlds meet!

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/24/2019 and ending 6/28/2019 at 1:00PM
Attention Minecraft fans who enjoy building shelters and crafting tools for game environments! You'll plan and build imaginary worlds with pencils, brushes, paints and mixed media. First you will choose an environment like the swamp, desert or jungle. Then you'll create shelters, natural landscapes and animals with mixed-media art techniques. You will go from sketches on paper to 3-D environments.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/8/2019 and ending 7/12/2019 at 9:00AM
Let's create mixed-media masks decorated with paints, feathers, beads and more. Make a mask of your favorite comic character, from unicorns to super heroes. Make realistic animal masks that play with texture, color and patterns. Explore mask-making traditions such as the Venetian Carnival masks covered in glitter, and learn how masks are made and worn for festivals. By the end of camp, you'll have your cast of characters for a masquerade.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/8/2019 and ending 7/12/2019 at 1:00PM
Using handbuilding techniques such as coil, pinch and slab, you will make clay creations inspired by the sea. Sample projects are a sailing boat, sailor figurines, mythical sea creatures, and the fascinating plants and animals that live in our oceans. You will sculpt, design and paint your art with underglazes and colored slips. Projects will be glazed and fired, ready for pickup in three weeks.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/15/2019 and ending 7/19/2019 at 9:00AM
Let's assert our unique fashion sense and style creating personal accessories and fabulous jewelry with fabric, beads, ribbon and found objects. This class introduces basic sewing construction and jewelry-making techniques. Accessories may include pendants, rings, necklaces and bracelets. At the end of camp, you'll get to strut your new fashionista swag from head to toe.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/15/2019 and ending 7/19/2019 at 1:00PM
Immerse yourself in fables and fairy tales, and adopt some artistic tricks from beloved children's book illustrators. You'll free up your imagination by drawing, painting, and collaging fairy tale characters and settings. You are free to play with whatever characters, from royalty to peasants to sidekick animals, and storylines that you can dream up.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/22/2019 and ending 7/26/2019 at 9:00AM
Watercolor painting is a fluid, fascinating art form with so many exciting techniques and styles. With a focus on fun, play with watercolors as you dap, splot and splash paint onto paper and create masterpieces painting with brushes and unexpected tools like string, tissue paper, soap, straws, sponges or fingers.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/22/2019 and ending 7/26/2019 at 1:00PM
Come make functional and decorative pottery to enjoy every day! Learn the same fundamental clay handbuilding techniques that ceramic artists use to make bowls, wall vases, figurines and more. Your pottery will reflect your distinctive personal style. Projects will be glazed and fired and ready for pickup in three weeks.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/29/2019 and ending 8/2/2019 at 9:00AM
Let's celebrate team sports like soccer, tennis and basketball as well as individual sports like running and skating. You will design banners for your favorite sports teams, hand-letter posters and illustrate them with athletes or your sport's location, whether it's at the Olympics or a pick-up game in the backyard. You'll even create a 3-D mascot from mixed-media materials.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/29/2019 and ending 8/2/2019 at 1:00PM
Anything is possible with a pencil! Build skill and confidence in seeing details, practicing essential drawing techniques and learning visual art foundations. You will turn sketches into masterpieces using graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, pastels and/or markers.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/5/2019 and ending 8/9/2019 at 9:00AM
Your artist palette will be awash in color, from warm and cool to bright neon and metallic colors. In this kaleidoscopic painting camp, you will paint a still life in complementary colors and experiment with painting techniques to create sunlit landscapes like Pointillism and Impressionism. You'll even add special color effects to a night sky, painting the Northern Lights or a neon-lit cityscape.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/5/2019 and ending 8/9/2019 at 1:00PM
Explore the exciting world of 3-D sculpture! Learn real techniques and experiment with different mediums like air-drying clay, wood, fabric, wire and recyclables to create fantastic sculptures, both realistic and abstract.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/12/2019 and ending 8/16/2019 at 9:00AM
You will bend, fold, cut and collage paper to make awesome art that tells a unique story and might become a favorite decoration in your room! You'll embellish your piece with interesting visual elements of photography, decorative papers, stamps, scraps of old books or more and add finishing touches with paint.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/12/2019 and ending 8/16/2019 at 1:00PM
This camp sees landscapes from a fresh perspective. You may paint from the perspective of a bug in the grass, or from a birds-eye view where houses, farms and cities resemble a patchwork quilt. Come experiment with a variety of painting surfaces and styles with watercolor and acrylic paints and mixed media. Sample projects are a textured relief mountain pass, desert plateaus at sunset, or island views from the sky.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/19/2019 and ending 8/23/2019 at 9:00AM
Create a fantasy world with dragons that breathe fire and fairies with magical powers. You'll draw castles and kingdoms from once upon a time, and populate your fantasy world with creations from your imagination. Hone your drawing, painting and visual storytelling skills in this fantastical camp.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 7-9.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting 8/19/2019 and ending 8/22/2019 at 1:00PM

 

 

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


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 M-F, excluding holidays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 
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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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