Arts Camp

August 12 - 16, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  The Mission Church (2nd-6th grade) and First English Lutheran (3 years-1st grade)

314 North Appleton Street, Appleton, WI, USA

Online registration is now closed. We are accepting walk-in registrations on Monday, August 12th. Please arrive by 8:45am to register!

(Many classes are full, so choices will be limited for walk-ins.)

 

AGES: 3 years through completed 5th grade

WHEN: August 12-16 with an art show on Friday, August 16

TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm

COST: None!

WHERE: NEW THIS YEAR! 2 LOCATIONS!

2nd-6th Grade: The Mission Church (314 N Appleton St Appleton)

3 years-1st grade: First English Lutheran Church (326 E North St, Appleton)

WHAT: Discover a new talent or grow in one you already love!

Free sack lunches available for all campers!

Art Show Friday, August 16th at The Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley!

 

Class Descriptions:

3-5 Years:

Our littlest campers will be doing Pee Wee Arts Camp at First English Lutheran Church. They will get to try a sampling of many kinds of art!

 

Kindergarten-1st Grade:

These first 5 classes are for just our Kindergarten and first grade campers, and will be taking place at First English Lutheran Church.

FOOD ART: Create it and eat it! Your favorites will be in the Art Show on 8/16.

ART EXPLORER: Stamping, painting and clay to name a few! Like to do lots of kinds of things? Then ART EXPLORER is for you! Your art will be on display at the art show 8/16.

RECYCLED/REPURPOSED: What can you make out of an empty water bottle? Toilet paper tube? Paper plate? Bottle caps? Have fun as you create a car, a flower, a bubble wand and lots more! It is truly something out of nothing. Your art will be on display at the art show 8/16.

STORY ART: 1st listen to an awesome story and then get creative! Painting, stamping, and acting out the story of the day. Your art will be on display at the art show 8/16.

HIP-HOP DANCE: Learn hip-hop moves and a routine. Show off what you learned at the Art Show on 8/16.

 

2nd Grade and Up

These classes will be held at The Mission Church. The ages range from 2nd-6th grade, please see specific age requirements in the class descriptions.

HIP-HOP DANCE: Learn hip-hop moves and a routine. Show off what you learned at the Art Show on 8/16. Grades 2-6th.

3-2-1 ACTION!!!: Storytelling is the name of the game in this class. Activities will include play-acting and imagination games to warm up our story making abilities. We will move onto making our own shadow puppets and then work together to create a shadow play. No stage fright necessary for our young friends as we will be performing behind a screen with our puppets! Grades 2-6th.

CAKE DECORATING WITH FONDANT: Learn the basics of cake design, including decorating with fondant. Your cakes will be on display at the Art Show 8/16. Grades 3rd-6th.

CAKE DECORATING WITH BUTTER CREAM: Learn the basics of cake design, and all the amazing things you can do with butter cream frosting. Your cakes will be on display at the Art Show 8/16. Grades 3rd-6th.

FLORAL ART: Come paint with fresh flower petals, make colorful seed paper, decoupage a light switch plate and participate in other fun flower filled crafts that you’ll be able to take home at the end of the week.  We’ll be using our creativity to make petals into various art forms.  Feel free to forage this summer and bring your own dried petals and leaves for your projects! Some of your creations will be displayed at the Art Show on 8/16. Grades 3rd-6th.

JEWELRY: Explore different materials and learn basic jewelry making skills. Jewelry will be on display in the Art Show on 8/16. Grades 3rd-6th.

VISUAL ART: We are going to have fun exploring different ways to draw and paint that other artists have tried. Learn to shade to bring shapes to life and color to make them pop. Your art will be on display at the Art Show on 8/16. Grades 2nd-6th.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Learn to take amazing photographs! We’ll go over some composition basics (rule of thirds, filling the frame, negative space) and touch on simple lighting. Learn to look for God’s handiwork in people and in nature. Your favorites will be on display at the Art Show 8/16. Grades 3rd-6th.

RECYCLED/REPURPOSED: What can you make out of an empty water bottle? Toilet paper tube? Paper plate? Bottle caps? Have fun as you create a car, a flower, a bubble wand and lots more! It is truly something out of nothing. Your art will be on display at the Art Show 8/16.  Grades 2nd-3rd.

SEWING: Learn the basics of sewing and then create your own “one of a kind” creation. It will be on display in the Art Show on 8/16. Grades 3rd-6th.

STOMP: Using things like garbage cans, buckets and brooms, put together a band to make awesome music together! You will be performing a Broadway type performance on 8/16. Grades 2nd-6th.

WOODWORK: Learn the basics of constructing things from wood. Create several projects to take home & display at the art show on 8/16. Grades 2nd-6th.

UKULELE: Let’s bring a bit of Hawaii to Appleton! Learn to play a ukulele and sing along. If you don’t own one-no worries. They will be provided. Aloha. We will be performing at the Art Show on 8/16. Grades 4th-6th.

IT’S ALL IN THE JEANS: Did you know that you can use old jeans to make cool stuff? We will be creating a journal, pencil can, bracelet and more! Make for yourself or someone else. Bring your own pair of old jeans OR there will some on hand. Your art will be on display at the Art Show 8/16. Grades 3rd-6th.

Full STEAM Ahead: Are you an “out of the box” thinker?  Do you love to problem solve and create?  Then this is the class for you!  We are looking to recruit a vigorous and excited group of innovators to delve into the world of Rube Goldberg!  Kind of like the Dr. Suess of the STEAM world (science, technology, engineering, art and math), Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist known for creating/drawing elaborate, and often goofy, machines that accomplished simple tasks in way “over the top” ways.  In this class, we will step into the shoes of this creative thinker, and create inventions of our own!  So join us, bring your God gifted talents of wit, creativity, and a grit for goofiness, as we venture on our maiden voyage with faith and determination in “Full STEAM Ahead!” Grades 3rd-6th.