Summer Arts Camp Registration > GROUP C: ages 10 - 12

Pre-teens ages 10-12 are curious about their world and how they fit into it. Group C art camps create a fun and positive environment for pre-teens to explore, experiment and discover who they are. Projects introduce new art media, more advanced skills and engage the abstract thinking skills that are beginning to bloom at this age.

Stimulating art camps for this age group are five days, Mondays through Fridays, with 11 weeks to choose from. A choice of half-days or full-days offers great scheduling flexibility and help 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 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 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 Summer Arts Camp. It will be sent to you in the registration confirmation email within three days. Please complete and mail, fax, email or bring to the first class.

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Your hand-drawn artwork is pretty special. Imagine multiple prints of it! You'll experiment with printmaker's tools to create multi-colored and layered prints based on your original sketches. You'll learn how to carve, ink and print in a variety of ways. You'll even learn basic screen printing techniques to make one-of-a-kind prints on paper or fabric!

Enrollment limited to 14; ages 10-12
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/10/2019 and ending 6/14/2019 at 9:00AM
Take a chip off the old block and rock like a sculptor, transforming a limestone block into 3-D art. This is the real thing - banging, chiseling, then filing and sanding to finish. Safety with traditional carving techniques will be taught and historical sculptures and artists referenced.

Enrollment limited to 12. Registration open to 10-15 year olds (Groups C & D)
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/10/2019 and ending 6/14/2019 at 1:00PM
Many artists today seamlessly move between traditional art, where they can get their hands dirty, and the "clean" art experience of working digitally. Let's start with hands-on techniques like pen and ink and watercolor washes, and then move to the digital realm for art-making. You'll be impressed by how many art techniques can be created on your iPad. Note: Please bring your iPad with the Procreate app installed (Procreate by Savage Interactive Ltd.).
Enrollment limited to 12. Registration open to 10-15 year olds (Groups C & D)
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/10/2019 and ending 6/14/2019 at 1:00PM
Learn basic glass fusing techniques and practice cutting glass and composing colorful designs. Play with geometric and organic shapes and sparkly to subtle color combinations in your designs. Create small-scale projects like sun catchers and plates for yourself or as a perfect gift! You'll have a few whimsical glass creations by the end of camp.

Enrollment limited to 10, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/17/2019 and ending 6/21/2019 at 9:00AM
Gazing off to the horizon, you'll sketch, draw and paint to create the illusion of 3-D space. Learn how to paint a majestic landscape stretching back into the distance using atmospheric perspective. Figure out how to pinpoint the horizon line and vanishing point as you create street scenes and buildings in one-point perspective.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 10-12
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/17/2019 and ending 6/21/2019 at 1:00PM
Get ready to learn about hand and machine sewing with soft and brightly colored fleece! You will practice hand stitches like straight or running stitch with embroidery floss. Learn how to operate a sewing machine and the basic lingo for pattern-making and machine sewing. You will design, cut and sew patterns inspired by your choice of creatures. Sample projects are a creature-inspired hooded cape and stuffed animal.

Enrollment limited to 12, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/24/2019 and ending 6/28/2019 at 9:00AM
Take your drawing skills to a new level using graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, pastels and/or markers. Learn the characteristics of each drawing media as you create charcoal sketches of still life objects, oil pastel animal portraits, and landscape scenes in colored pencil - to name a few projects. You will build skills and confidence seeing and drawing shapes and forms, and bringing color and life into your drawings.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/24/2019 and ending 6/28/2019 at 1:00PM
Comic books offer page-turning stories and bold, strong images. Let's pay tribute to the artistic contributions of comic book artists, and see how they influenced Pop Art. Learn how American pop art painter Roy Lichtenstein borrowed comic drawing elements like black outlines and Ben-Day dots. Then you will draw and paint super heroes and heroines and their escapades, practice lettering in word balloons, and add drama with paint pigments and ink.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/8/2019 and ending 7/12/2019 at 9:00AM
In this 10-day clay camp, campers will create a variety of functional and decorative ceramic ware using both handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques. Gain experience on the potter's wheel as you learn how to throw and trim mugs and bowls. You will glaze some work for food-safe use and apply paints to our decorative pieces. Projects will be ready for pickup in three weeks.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/8/2019 and ending 7/19/2019 at 1:00PM
Bring a sculpture to life so that it sings and moves freely. Inspired by the kinetic sculptures of Swiss artist Jean Tinguely, you will work with sculpture wire, beads, rods, paints, metal hardware and more to sculpt realistic and abstract shapes. Then you will explore ways to add sound and/or motion to your designs.

Enrollment limited to 12. Registration open to 10-15 year olds (Groups C & D)
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/8/2019 and ending 7/12/2019 at 1:00PM
Let's take a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) approach to making innovative sculptures. Your art will fly, launch objects and move on its own. First you will create a catapult that launches pom-poms. Then you will build your architectural skills by designing and creating a landscape for your catapult. You will even create a motor-operated robot than can draw abstract artwork.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 10-12.
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 pinch, coil and slab our way into creating fun and functional ceramics with attention-getting designs on a clay surface. Projects may include a one-of-a-kind mug, bowl, or garden decoration. You'll experiment with texture tools, stamps and even kitchen utensils to make abstract, representational or freehand textures or drawings. Roll up your sleeves for a fantastic clay experience!

Enrollment limited to 16. Registration open to 10-15 year olds (Groups C & D)
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/15/2019 and ending 7/19/2019 at 1:00PM
Create your own eye-catching jewelry using an assortment of beads, ribbon, thread and findings. Your wearable art creations will reflect your unique sense of style! Projects may include a beaded bracelet, braided necklace, polymer clay ring, or tulle hair clip. You'll create trendy jewelry features that are equally fun to make and wear.

Enrollment limited to 12, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/22/2019 and ending 7/26/2019 at 9:00AM
Do you like to make a fashion statement? Learn how to deconstruct and redesign everyday items like t-shirts and jeans into fabulous accessories, skirts, vests and more. Practice basic hand and machine sewing techniques while designing wearable artwork. Bring one plain white t-shirt and one pair of jeans to modify.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/22/2019 and ending 7/26/2019 at 1:00PM
Let's construct wonders of your imagination with the simple ingredients of flour, water and paper. First you will build the body of your sculpture from paper, balloons and/or a wire armature. Next you will apply your papier-mâché layers, and then wait for the magic hour when everything is dry. Lastly your sculptures come to life with help from paints, mixed media, fiber and found objects.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/29/2019 and ending 8/2/2019 at 9:00AM
You'll circle the globe discovering ceramic styles and ideas from Central and South America, Asia and Europe. Learn new clay handbuilding and surface design techniques that can help you create dramatic functional, decorative ceramics for the table. Projects will be glazed and fired and ready for pickup in three weeks.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/29/2019 and ending 8/2/2019 at 1:00PM
What makes a painting sing? Before even picking up a paint brush, you'll consider design, composition and color. Let's explore the elements of design and hone our skills at arranging a pleasing composition that guides the eye through a drawing or painting. You will practice observational drawing, color mixing, brush handling and more.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/5/2019 and ending 8/9/2019 at 9:00AM
Take your drawing skills to a new level using graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, pastels and/or markers. Learn the characteristics of each drawing media as you create charcoal sketches of still life objects, oil pastel animal portraits, and landscape scenes in colored pencil - to name a few projects. You will build skills and confidence seeing and drawing shapes and forms, and bringing color and life into your drawings.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/5/2019 and ending 8/9/2019 at 1:00PM
Create an imaginative science fiction scene with alien characters, interplanetary journeys, futuristic cities or fantastic landscapes from galaxies far, far away. This class begins with pencil sketches on paper, before introducing painting, mixed-media and 3-D projects based on your original sketches of outer space. Space adventures aren't just for Han Solo and Rey anymore!

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/12/2019 and ending 8/16/2019 at 9:00AM
Take a chip off the old block and rock like a sculptor, transforming a limestone block into 3-D art. This is the real thing - banging, chiseling, then filing and sanding to finish. Safety with traditional carving techniques will be taught and historical sculptures and artists referenced.

Enrollment limited to 12. Registration open to 10-15 year olds (Groups C & D)
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/12/2019 and ending 8/16/2019 at 1:00PM
Drawing and painting are central to most art forms. Starting with basic drawing techniques, you will build skills and confidence, creating successful watercolor, tempera and acrylic paintings. Fundamental color mixing and painting techniques will be explored with both realistic and abstract subjects.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/19/2019 and ending 8/23/2019 at 9:00AM
Acrylic paints are vibrant, fun and forgiving. Practice mixing colors, stamping, blending and creating washes. Learn how to break down an image into simple shades, dark and light, warm and cool colors and confidently create your own painting masterpiece.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 10-12.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting 8/19/2019 and ending 8/22/2019 at 1:00PM

HOW TO REGISTER

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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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