for grades 2-8
Get out of the house this summer and join the J as it partners with Discovery Art Studio and the Clay Animation Network for week-long art camps. We’ll explore crafty ideas and materials for drawing, painting, sculpting, hand-made crafts, and more.
NEW! Aloha Hawaii
June 17-June 21
Splash into this week of discovering the island state of Hawaii. Making Native Hawaiian crafts, students will delight in a “learn and create” environment using a “boat load” of art materials. We’ll draw and paint a school of rainbow-colored fish, a humpback whale, a silly seahorse, and other marine creatures. We’ll explore lush, tropical rainforests, paint flowers, build a treasure box, and design jewelry with seashells and other natural objects. We’ll catch and paint a brilliant sunset.
iPad© Animation: Air
Have you ever watched cartoons and wished you could make your own? In this class campers will make original cartoons on an iPad© 2 using the animation program "DoInk" to animate dragons, airplanes, hot air balloons, birds, and anything else their imagination creates. They will learn basic and advanced hand-drawn animation skills, character and background construction, and storyboarding. On the last day, they edit their own video and sound effects on iMovie and create an original music score on Garage Band. This camp incorporates skills in basic math, science and language arts. View the class commercial and more than 1,000 student animations of various types on www.cancancancan.com.
NEW! CLAY ANIMATION: Clay Arcade
July 1-5 (no camp on Thursday, July 4)
Mold and animate clay into action-packed video game worlds with your own levels, characters, and high scores. Students will use iPads (provided by C.A.N.) to take animation photos, edit video/sound, and create unique music scores. Set, character and story construction will be taught while integrating subjects like math/science and visual/language arts. View the class commerical and more than 1,500 student animations at www.cancancancan.com.
July 8-12 and August 12-16
We’ll learn important aspects of taking pictures, including framing, lighting and composition while taking field trips to visual locations. This class is designed for younger photographers; no experience is required. Participants must provide their own digital camera or ready-to-load film camera on the first day of class. Film and developing is provided for film cameras.
NEW! Superhero Art Adventure
July 15-July 19
Superheroes are fun to watch on screen, but imagine the creating your own! This camp is an introduction to drawing superhero characters, including your favorites from TV, books, movies, and video games. Invent your own superhero and then draw a mini-comic and movie poster with that character. Campers will create fancy goggle-masks, design their own cape, and make a collage using old superhero comic books. We’ll draw figures in motion, detailing human form, fashion, architecture, sky, landscapes, and more. Come dressed as a superhero on the last day for the ultimate adventure.
NEW! FUNctional Art
Join us for a week-long art party. We'll make soap, wearable art, monoprints, outdoor art, candleholders, handmade books, and more. Embrace the sophisticated designer in you. Artistic works will be created for both use and decoration. A variety of media will be explored including clay, fabric, wood, wire, beads, paints, and more. It’s practical. It’s functional. It’s art. This camp is for the crafty at heart!
Learn about the beginning techniques of photography from a skilled photographer. We’ll discuss lighting, framing and how to capture a good picture. We’ll even take pictures at the zoo. Participants must provide their own digital camera or ready-to-load film camera on the first day of class. Film and developing is provided for film cameras.
SJCC MI Campus – all sessions
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island WA 98040
Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
$299 per week
For more information contact SJCC Camp Director Mark Rosenberg at MarkR@sjcc.org or 206-388-0830.
About Discovery Art Studio
Our goal is to provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere where students can discover and expand their creative talent. Creativity is encouraged, developing a love of art that will continue to grow throughout a lifetime. We help students build artistic confidence, enjoy themselves, express themselves, learn new ways of entertaining themselves, and make new friends. Experienced instructor Sally Brucker plans comprehensive classes that aim to teach everyone something new in each lesson, broadening students’ skills, knowledge and understanding of art.
Drawing and Painting Program
This step-by-step, guided instructional approach suggests that all images can be broken down into simple pieces like a puzzle. From these pieces, we encourage students to create a complete work of art using a variety of media, including markers, colored pencils, graphite, charcoal, oil pastels, acrylics, tempera paints, watercolor, paper and textiles, and found objects and fun embellishments. Each day will also feature a cool craft project.
What happens in Art Camp?
Take a look at our Wild Kingdom camp from 2011.
Here's kids in grades 2-4:
Here's kids in grades 3-5:
What happens in Photography Camp?
Take a look at 2011: