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SUMMER ARTS CAMP REGISTRATION > GROUP D: AGES 13 - 15

The oldest summer artists, ages 13-15, will discover satisfying projects and creative challenges in Group D art classes. Teens explore visual art forms typically not available in middle or high school, and open windows to the broader art world. Classes build confidence with techniques, channel self-expression and help teens realize potential and possibilities.

Art camps for this savvy age group are five days, Mondays through Fridays, with lots of choices in 11 weeks and the scheduling flexibility of half-days or full-days to align with teens' interests and busy 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.

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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Learn basic sculpture techniques and experiment with different mediums. Wire, plaster, wood, foam core, fiber and natural objects may be used to create your sculptures. Learn about sculptors from the U.S. and abroad who create amazing public art. You will design and build sculpture models, realistic or abstract, expressing your creativity.

Enrollment limited to 16; ages 13-15
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/10/2019 and ending 6/14/2019 at 9:00AM
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
Let's experiment with printmaker's tools and create multi-colored and layered prints based on our original designs. You will learn how to carve a printing block, design and cut stencils, and ink and print in a variety of ways to get different color effects. You will experiment with both relief and screen printing techniques on paper or fabric. Printmaking will take your art to a new dimension!

Enrollment limited to 14, ages 13-15.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/17/2019 and ending 6/21/2019 at 9:00AM
Let's open up possibilities with acrylic paintings by painting on traditional and unconventional surfaces like wood boards, canvas and/or acrylic sheets. You'll look at street artists Shepard Fairey, Banksy and Lady Pink whose works appear on the streets and within exhibit galleries. Their painting techniques, style and subject matter will serve as inspiration to advance your skills.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 13-15.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/17/2019 and ending 6/21/2019 at 1:00PM
Advance your skills with watercolor painting and discover fresh new techniques in this versatile medium. You'll cover wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry painting, then explore mixing in other media with your transparent watercolors like collage, ink, gouache and printmaking.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 13-15.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/24/2019 and ending 6/28/2019 at 9:00AM
Come experience the joy of eating and drinking out of something handmade. You will make your own plates, mugs, bowls, bases and more. Learn the properties of the potter's wheel and various handbuilding techniques using plaster molds, pinch, coil, and hard and soft slab construction. All work will be painted with underglazes and colored slips and glazed. Projects will be fired, ready for pickup in three weeks.

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 6/24/2019 and ending 6/28/2019 at 1:00PM
Acrylic paints are fun, forgiving, and the focus of this art camp. This is an all-skill level class encouraging experimentation with a variety of techniques popular for acrylic work. You'll learn more about composition, the selection of your color palettes, and brush handling tips for best results. Building up paint layers to create depth will be covered, along with color, value and perspective.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 13-15.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/8/2019 and ending 7/12/2019 at 9:00AM
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
Learn the process of illustrating a short fable, from thumbnail sketches, character design, layout, final inking and coloration to the binding process. You'll have the chance to complete multiple illustrations using various drawing and painting media including graphite, pen and ink, colored pencils, markers and watercolor paints.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 13-15.
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
Let's make something new out of everyday objects and treasures from our lives, from hand-written notes to photos to junk drawer finds. Your one-of-a-kind art pieces will be the perfect memento for your room. Sample projects are a mosaic board pieced together with ceramic and glass tiles, beads, buttons and found objects, and an altered book sculpture filled with our collages, prints and drawings.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 13-15.
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 want to create the illusion of three dimensions in your 2-D artwork? It's a matter of perspective. You will start with thumbnail sketches of the horizon line and the vanishing points of landscapes. These guidelines will help you complete full-scale drawings of subjects like exterior and interior spaces of buildings and gridded city streets. You will move from one-point perspective to a more dynamic two-point perspective seen on a street corner or from an angled view.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 13-15.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/22/2019 and ending 7/26/2019 at 1:00PM
Sharpen your digital photography skills with tips and techniques on finding a point of interest and effective framing. You'll learn how to best capture your subjects to communicate emotion and express your unique individual perspective. You'll get comfortable with your camera's functions and important design elements that draw your eye into an image. Bring a digital camera, memory card and your camera manual.

Enrollment limited to 12, ages 13-15.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/29/2019 and ending 8/2/2019 at 9:00AM
Our palettes with be awash in color from vibrant hues to pastels. Learn how colors can harmonize together, and play up each color's aspects to impact the whole mood of a piece. You'll learn from the color studies of art theorist Josef Albers, and see how your perception of color shifts based on color interaction. You'll create tints and shades of colors to make still lifes, landscapes and portrait paintings using water-based paints.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 13-15.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 7/29/2019 and ending 8/2/2019 at 1:00PM
Learn how to take a botanical drawing, geometric shape or doodle and turn it into a repeating pattern. Our patterns may come from doodling with a ballpoint pen, creating an abstract or realistic design in watercolor, or hand carving a relief print. Sample projects are a geometric mosaic made with glass and beads, a painted mandala, or an original illustration with a patterned background.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 13-15.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/5/2019 and ending 8/9/2019 at 9:00AM
Explore color and light and the magic of glass fusing. Learn the basic techniques of glass art with a focus on fusing. Beginners practice glass cutting, color composition and design. Experienced fusers may choose specific projects like mosaic, jewelry or glass circle cutting. Create small-scale projects like sun catchers, plates, bowls or 3-D figures.

Enrollment limited to 12, ages 13-15.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/5/2019 and ending 8/9/2019 at 1:00PM
Let's hone our observational drawing skills as we gather and/or sketch in-situ objects from nature. You will study up close the wildflowers, plants and trees surrounding the art center and the nearby Dakota Rail Regional Trail. You will learn new drawing techniques with pencil, colored pencil and ink. Develop a basic understanding of color theory, still life composition and plant identification. Realistic and abstract ideas will be explored.

Enrollment limited to 14, ages 13-15.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/12/2019 and ending 8/16/2019 at 9:00AM
If you admire hand-lettered signs in storefronts, the playful graphics and text on band posters and a well-designed book cover, then this camp is for you. You'll work on illustration projects of your choosing. Explore a variety of drawing techniques, as you create studies in pen and ink, chalk art lettering, calligraphy and more. You'll also get hands-on experience working with watercolor and gouache in illustration.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 13-15.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/12/2019 and ending 8/16/2019 at 1:00PM
Let's transform your spontaneous snapshots into drawings and paintings. You'll hone your drawing skills as you go from thumbnail sketches to full page illustrations that capture the essence of your subject. This is a relaxed drawing class that will build your confidence in drawing freely using traditional and nontraditional media. You'll add watercolor paints to your piece for extra effect. Bring three snapshots that you love with you to camp.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 13-15.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/19/2019 and ending 8/23/2019 at 9:00AM
Even master artists start with basic sketches, often on a scrap of paper with a pencil. You will sketch from life and from your imagination, and hone your drawing skills through careful observation and attention to the basic elements of art. Your sketches will develop into finished drawings and paintings made with water-based paints, pen and ink, charcoal, graphite and/or colored pencils.

Enrollment limited to 16, ages 13-15.
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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