Three Camp Options

July 5-July 9 (age suggestion 11-18) Painting/Drawing
July 11-15 (age suggestion 6-12) Painting/Drawing
July 18-22 (age suggestion 12-18) Sculpting/Drawing (break the camp mold…different day schedule!)

 10am – 3:00pm

Art Show: Friday, August 5, 7-8pm (rain date 8/6)

A day in the life of Art Camp looks somethin’ like this…

9am – Wake up & get your tired butt to art camp!

10-10:15 – Well hello & good morning Craft Tent! Lots of art mediums for students to practice with.

10:15-12:15 – Let’s paint!
Each day students will choose a painting location around the grounds of 128 for “plein air style” landscape painting. Still-life options will be available as well.

12:15-1 – Eat your packed lunch & let’s chat about all those paintings with an informal critique.

1-2:45 – Let’s draw! Every day we will add a little more to one amazing drawing of your choice.
We will see it through to completion on Friday. Still life options available or picture references are an option.

2:45 – POPSICLES!

Younger students (week 2) have fun painting a new piece on canvas each morning with acrylic paints (all supplies included), while older students (week 1) work on one or two pieces all week (depending on style and process). Learn different painting techniques–blending, proportion, stroke styles, light source & more. Each afternoon, we will learn from each other as we eat our packed lunches & critique our morning work. We’ll throw in some fun games for our younger folk as well! After break, we will learn the basics of drawing for about 1-1/2 hours. The students will each create the drawing of their choice (still-life or a reference piece drawings). Each day we will continue with the same drawing in order to achieve one finished piece by Friday. We will learn different styles of Pencil Shading, Proportion, Basic Color Knowledge, and Light Source. Your child should be thinking about what they would like to draw for this portion of camp. Please email Ms. Nicole with image ideas so we are ready to get started on Monday morning. Finally, we will end each day with a popsicle in the shade! Our last day of camp will be a special day where we also prepare for the art show. We will matte our drawings & talk about set up displays–Learning how to properly exhibit the artwork we’ve created all week! Sculpture Camp (week 3) is a whole different breed. We will start the week by drawing out our plans for sculpture. By day 2 or 3 we will be fully submerged in clay.
Artwork will remain in studio until the art show where it will be displayed, after which you can take home.

Final Art Show will take place on Friday evening, August 5th, 7-8pm.
Snack donations appreciated for the show! 

Cost (due at registration)

$200 Camper;
$45 per individual day
$25 Sibling Discount

Supply List

ALL Painting supplies & Mattes covered in cost.
Sketch Book
Pencils: H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B (STAEDTLER BRAND ONLY)
Kneaded Eraser
Prisma Colored Pencils

Registration Form:

Print, fill out, and email to Nicole. Or Take a pic and text it to 856.723.4722. Payment can be mailed by check/cash or Venmo @Nicole-Blank-9!


Extra Summer Art in August with The Blank Canvas Splattered!

ALL are welcome but must register with YMCA!

August 9-11 (Painting), 16-18 (sculpting)

4:30-5:30pm

Summer Enrichment