Summer Art Camp – Youth & Adult

2024 Youth Art Camps

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Summer art camp at the Museum is a must for any child age 8 to 18.  In it’s 15th year, the summer art camp program sells itself because participants want to come back year after year.  Every student becomes an artist for a week, and every student is nurtured and encouraged by highly skilled teachers.   Look at the photos from past year’s summer art camps, and you will see why your child will want to be a part of this creative life-changing experience.

2024 Camp Sessions

All classes are from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

June 24 – 28; ages 8 -10
July 8 – 12; ages 11-13
July 22 – 26; ages 14 – 18

View past Summer Art Camp photos

2024 Adult Art Camps

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August 5 – 9; ages 18+ 

The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum is offering five one-day art camp workshops for adults 18 years and up! Five days, five artists and five media. Each session is limited to 14 adults.

Fee is $30 per person per day or $125 for the 5 days and art supplies are provided.

SCECH’s available for K-12 teachers. Please contact Andrea Ondish for more information. or 989-964-7096.

2024 Adult Art Camp
(At A Glance)

Monday, August 5, 2024
Instructor: Valeri Trombley
Drawing Landscapes in Graphite
Participants will explore value and textures in landscapes by drawing from a photo or sculpture garden (weather permitting). Participants are encouraged to take photos of landscapes around them and bring them to class. Reference photographs will also be provided if needed. The participants will be encouraged to develop their own personal drawing style.

Tuesday, August 6, 2024
Instructor: Jane Reiter
Kuba Inspiration
Participants will learn about pattern work of Kuba textiles for creative inspiration and spark. These woven and embroidered fabrics are made from raffia, a palm fiber. The designs are bold and geometric, often using black and brown colors to contrast with the natural, undyed raffia. Kuba Kingdom, which between the 17th and early 20th centuries was one of Africa’s largest and most powerful societies, in what is today the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Participants will explore drawing Kuba inspired patterns on wet media paper with black permanent ink pens. Then select drawings to add color with watercolor paint. After working with drawing and painting, participants will create smallish felt flags/banners that incorporate bold geometric shapes and symbols. No previous experience required.

Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Instructor: Susanne Lopez-Norling
Introduction to Acrylic Paint Pouring
Participants will create abstract paintings using the acrylic paint pouring method. The instructor will demonstrate how mix to mix the right proportions of pouring medium for various techniques. No previous experience is needed.

Thursday, August 8, 2024
Instructor: Andrea Ondish
Cardboard Tube Sculpture
Participants will create shapes with cardboard tubes to make a geometric design relief or in-the-round sculpture.

Friday, August 9, 2024
Instructor: Lark Allen III
Monotype Trace Printing with Lark Allen III
Participants create a monotype or one-of-a-kind print by rolling out a thin layer of ink, positioning a paper over it, carefully and lightly place a reference drawing on top, and tracing the image. The pressure of the pencil, transfers ink to the paper producing a unique print.