“My kids always look forward to art camp at ArtCenter Manatee. It’s a place where they can be creative and express themselves through all different forms of art. Thank you for such a wonderful place for children to learn and grow from art.”
~ Amanda, Mother of KidsArt Students
Monday – Friday, 9am–Noon
Eleven, half-day full-week camps
$140 ACM members
S1: May 31-Jun 3
Using your creativity, your imagination and a variety of materials-change the purpose and value of objects. Give objects a new and powerful purpose-making them worthy of more-making them ART! Students are encouraged to bring any personal items such as broken action figures, costume jewelry no longer in use, or even a discarded phone charger to repurpose into a group project that will be created in tandem with individual projects.
4 day wk: Members $112 Future Members $147
Becoming Andy Warhol or Georgia O’Keeffe on Canvas EA2
S2: Jun 6-10
Students will accept an object of choice or a slice of nature. Techniques and color theory are very important to the outcome. Artist sketch will be drawn on graph paper and transferred to canvas. Students will enhance their skills of sketching, mixing, application, blending, masking areas, straight edge, lettering if applicable, and other needed techniques. Student artists will each create an original artist inspired acrylic canvas.
Fabulous Fibers EA3
S 3: Jun 13-17
Students will explore a variety of creative techniques while weaving and sewing. No experience necessary. Students will learn to make and warp a loom, weave a creative cloth full of color and textures, and sew a bag or tapestry. Students will be encouraged to use their imagination and enjoy the process.
Frogs, Fairies & Dragons in Clay EA4 FULL
S 4: Jun 20-24
Make magical creatures for your garden. Learn different clay techniques, such as pinch pots, coil, slab building or extrusion. Put them on your hand-built lily pads, garden poles or mushrooms. Glaze in brilliant colors. Perfect for any skill level.
S5: Jun 27-30
Make some magic this week while learning
about the ancient art of mosaic! Students will
learn how mosaic art is made and the fascinating
and practically endless components that can be
used in creating mosaic art, all while making their
own beautiful mosaic piece. Working with a 12 x
12 surface, students will be encouraged to use
their imagination to create their mosaic art.
S6: Jul 5-8
Unleash, explore, create! We will be answering this question in Creative Collage! Students will be encouraged to explore the inlimited materials available in the making of collage while creating a visual representation of their inner self (ie). As a medium, collage is inviting, playful and engaging.
4 day wk: Members $112 Future Members $147
New Class Added Jul 5-8
Clay, Clay and More Clay! EA11
S11: Jul 5-8*
Learn multiple techniques in hand building. You can be as creative as your imagination allows! Finish your piece with brightly colored glazes! Seating is limited, so don’t miss out.
*4 day wk: Members $112 Future Members $147
Drawing What You See EA7 FULL
S7: Jul 11-15
This is a class for the young artist. We will train the eye how to see as it relates to direction of line, curves, form, shape, contrast, etc. We will learn how to look at something and draw it exactly. All projects will be finished in pencil, color pencil, or watercolor. We will focus on how to mix colors and shade form making it look three dimensional. Students are to bring (preferably 4X6) pictures they want to draw.
Wacky Week EA8
Dawn Gerardot Putman
Session 8: Jul 18-22
Join the fun, fun, fun using acrylics and interesting papers to create your own unique style. It’s a class giving you a different surprise every day from monoprints and hat painting to painting a village and having an artist trading card swap. Put on your artistic cap and come along. You’ll be glad you did!
It’s All About Clay EA9 FULL
Session 9: Jul 25-29
Ever wonder what it is like to throw on the pottery wheel? It’s amazing to fight the wheel’s centripetal force and make your own pot. Here’s your chance. Learn as a beginner or hone your existing skills through demonstration and hands on instruction. Also play in the clay with hand building. Includes adding 3 dimensional figures such as mermaids, lizards and plants onto your pieces. Glaze with dazzling colors.
Session 10: Aug 1-5
Painting on canvas can be fun! Learn composition, color mixing, perspective and blending just like the pros. We’ll explore different styles from still life to landscapes and abstract. Let creativity be your guide
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