Local art center offering summer camps for kids

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on May 19, 2021 with No Comments

The Chesterton Art Center will offer five summer camp weeks beginning June 7.  The center will offer options for both zoom virtual learners and in person small classes throughout the summer.  On-site class sizes will be kept small to allow for social distancing.  

Each camp will run from Monday through Thursday for one week.  Campers will learn various art techniques while using multiple media. Every session includes painting and drawing.  A little time will be spent learning about a modern artist while working in the “theme” of the week.  Kids will take home their projects at the end of the week. Classes are for children ages 5 – 8 will and ages 8 and up.

 Cost for each week is $110 with members receiving a $20 discount.  For questions or to register, call 219-926-4711 or visit www.chestertonart.org or Eventbrite.com.  The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton

Week 1 – June 7- 10  

Our Lakeshore – Live Virtual Zoom Class 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ages – 5 – 8 years old

All materials are included and picked up the Friday before camp starts for the week. Students will create artwork expressing the beauty of Lake Michigan.  

Our Lakeshore – In-Person Class 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Ages 8 – teen years

Students will create artwork expressing the beauty of Lake Michigan. The class will use various media on fun projects and a special dunes acrylic painting will be created. 

Week 2 – June 14 – 17

Bob Ross Painters – In-Person Class 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ages 5 – 8 years old

Students are going to experiment with trying out Ross techniques on landscape paintings in acrylics. 

Bob Ross Painters – In Person Class 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Ages 8 – teen years

Students are going to experiment with trying out Ross techniques on landscape paintings in acrylics. 

Week 3 – June 21 – 24

Printmaking – In-Person Class 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ages 5 – 8 years old

Students will explore various techniques in fine art printing, including traditional linoleum cuts and modern stencil work. Younger children will work in foam boards instead of linoleum. 

Printmaking – In-Person Class 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Ages 8 – teen years

The class will explore various techniques in fine art printing, including traditional linoleum cuts and modern stencil work. Younger children will work in foam boards instead of linoleum. 

Week 4 – July 12 – 15

Local Animals – Live Virtual Zoom Class 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Ages 8 – 15

All materials are included and picked up the Friday before camp starts for the week. A week of fun mixed media projects is inspired by some native creatures children may see in their outdoor play this summer. 

Local Animals – In-Person Class 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Ages 5 – 8

Students will work on drawing skills and watercolor techniques as a focus, but also use other art supplies in our exciting camp week

Week 5 – July 19 – 22

Indiana Dunes – In-Person 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ages 5 – 8

Students will create paintings inspired by the dunes and local landscapes. The class will discuss the history of the famous Indiana Impressionism Movement and learn about their work. Painting, drawing, and crafting will be included for artist campers.

Indiana Dunes – In-Person Class 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Ages 8 – teens

Students will create paintings inspired by the dunes and local landscapes, while also learning the history of the famous Indiana Impressionism Movement and learn about their work.

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