2017 Summer camps


Have you ever wanted to explore the world? No need for plane rides or passports - allow the creative teachers at the Foundry Art Centre to introduce you to the wonderful world of art! Explore the great regions of Australia, Mexico, Japan, France, and many more by learning about and creating artwork inspired by different countries’ arts and culture.

The Foundry Art Centre offers a variety of visual art camps for Pre K - Teens. Inclusive camps run from June - August, Monday through Friday, half day or full day. We welcome children to take multiple sessions of their favorite camp. Each session brings a new teacher & new projects in drawing, fibers, pottery, mixed media, painting, sculpture, and more! Camps will end with a mini reception for friends and family to see and hear about all the artwork created throughout the week. 

Summer Camp FAQ coming soon!

Have a question about a camp or need more information?
Contact Education Manager Evan Wagman at:
education@foundryartcentre.org | 636-255-0270, ext. 114


 
 

Petite Picasso's

Petite Picasso's is an art program designed for Preschool - Kindergarten children (ages 3-5). These classes will help them develop new skills and improve their creativity. Camps run Tuesday - Friday.

$55 | $49.50 FAC Members$46.75 FAC Family Level Members

June 13 - 17 | 10:00am - 11:00am

French Countryside

Young artists will be introduced to the beautiful stylistic paintings of Claude Monet and then create their own paintings of lily ponds, frogs and dragonflies. They will then transform their own drawings into paintings and collages.

June 27 - 30 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Jazzy France

Your little ones will create art inspired by the expressive artist Henri Matisse. They will focus on his bold use of colors by making their own nature-inspired works of art using clay, paint, paper cut-outs, and collage techniques.

July 18 - 21 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Farm to Forest

Campers will explore and identify different animals that live on farms and in the different forests around the world. They will be painting and drawing their favorite animals as they learn.


1-3 grade summer camps

Each camp consists of two sessions: an AM session and a PM session. Each session has a different theme & teacher. Enroll your child in either a half-day camp or a full-day camp! Camps run Monday - Friday.

HALF-DAY CAMPS

$120 Non-Members| $108 FAC Members

$102 FAC Family Level Members

AM session: 9:00am - 12:00pm

PM session: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

FULL-DAY CAMPS

Campers must bring a lunch for Full-Day Camps

$190 Non-Members | $171 FAC Members

$162 FAC Family Level Members

Full Day Camp: 9:00am - 3:30pm

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AM SessionAwesome Aboriginal Expression | Fasten your seat belts as you travel Down Under to learn about Australia’s aboriginal ancestors and the various environments they live in on the continent.  Students will create sculptures as well as aboriginal style paintings.

PM SessionCruisin’ the Coral Reef and Australian Outback | In this camp, students will paint, sculpt, and draw the exotic animals from Australia’s outback, like kangaroos, koalas, giant sea turtles!  Students will also learn and create art inspired by Sydney’s iconic Opera House.

AM SessionNatural Inspiration | Nature provides endless inspiration for artists of all ages.  In this class, we will study natural wonders from all parts of the world including places like South Africa, Cambodia, California, Israel and Great Britain. Students will practice drawing and sketching, laying the foundation for rendering their drawings to a canvas with paint, oil pastels, markers and colored pencil.

PM Session: Native American Clay | Clay, Clay, Clay!  If you like clay, you will love this camp!  We will make several Native American clay projects in which students will learn traditional hand building and glazing techniques.

AM SessionEgypt to England | Campers will visit ancient Egypt and create an Egyptian sculpture. They will then travel to Japan where they will create their own a scroll. The South Pacific islands will lend their art of Tapa cloth painting. As the campers make their way toward England and Italy, they will investigate the meaning and design of their own Coat of Arms and sculpture.

PM Session: Confucius Says | Students will have fun creating chop stick paintings, sculpting clay dragons, mask making, and many other Asian-influenced arts.

AM Session: Walk Like An Egyptian | Are you ready for a trip down the Nile? You will need your sunscreen, hats, and binoculars!  In this camp, we will create blue clay hippos, papier-mâché projects , Egyptian mummy drawings, and campers will design their very own scarab.

PM Session: Trekking through Switzerland and Italy | Students will create drawings based on Leonardo DaVinci’s artwork and investigate the playfulness of cuckoo clocks, race cars, and Italian food-inspired art.

AM Session: America The Beautiful | Students will learn how folk and popular culture has influenced the way we make art in today’s day and age. Campers will draw inspiration from such artists as Andy Warhol’s soup cans and Alexander Calder’s mobiles.

PM Session: Awesome African Animals | Now is your chance to visit Africa! Did you know clay comes from the banks of a river? We won’t be digging our own clay, but we will create several clay pieces in this camp. Bring your binoculars so you will be able to view the animals from a safe distance! 

AM Session: Confucius Says | Students will have fun creating chop stick paintings, sculpting clay dragons, mask making, and many other Asian-influenced arts.

PM Session: Globetrotting Art |Campers will begin their trip to Egypt and create a portrait of an Egyptian god, then travel to Japan and study the art of origami. Next, campers will take a quick hop, skip, and a jump over to Greece for an exciting investigation into mosaics. Finally, the trip will conclude by touching down in North America to learn about Native American pouches and the magnificent sculptures of the Oaxaca people.

AM Session: Crazy Horse | Have you visited the Black Hills of South Dakota lately? In this camp, you will! We will learn about Crazy Horse and why he was loved by Native Americans. We will create sculptures and drawings based around Native American culture.

PM Session: Jazzy Jungle and Rainforest Fun| Young artists will learn about Henri Rousseau, who became famous for his innocence and charm and is most noted for his jungle scene paintings. Students will paint and sculpt jungle animals, such as lizards, elephants, and birds, through the techniques they will associate with Rousseau’s style of creating art.

AM Session: Trekking through Switzerland and Italy | Students will create drawings based on Leonardo DaVinci’s artwork and investigate the playfulness of cuckoo clocks, race cars, and Italian food-inspired art.

PM Session: African Exploration| In this camp we will travel all the way to Africa!  We will create papier-mâché sculptures and learn about Africa through stories and music.


4-6 grade summer camps

Each camp consists of two sessions: an AM session and a PM session. Each session has a different theme & teacher. Enroll your child in either a half-day camp or a full-day camp! Camps run Monday - Friday.

HALF-DAY CAMPS

$120 Non-Members | $108 FAC Members

$102 FAC Family Level Members

AM session: 9:00am - 12:00pm

PM session: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

FULL-DAY CAMPS

Campers must bring a lunch for Full-Day Camps

$190 Non-Members| $171 FAC Members 

$162 FAC Family Level Members

Full Day Camp: 9:00am - 3:30pm

AM SessionNatural Inspiration | Nature provides endless inspiration for artists of all ages.  In this class, we will study natural wonders from all parts of the world including places like South Africa, Cambodia, California, Israel and Great Britain. Students will practice drawing and sketching, laying the foundation for rendering their drawings to a canvas with paint, oil pastels, markers and colored pencil.

PM Session: The Art of India| Campers will journey through the wonders of India! Students will create crayon batik (a method of dyeing cloth) paintings of ceremonial elephants and recreate drawings of the Taj Mahal, while learning fun facts about the country, as well.

AM Session: Walk Like An Egyptian | Are you ready for a trip down the Nile? You will need your sunscreen, hats, and binoculars!  In this camp, we will create blue clay hippos, papier-mâché projects , Egyptian mummy drawings, and campers will design their very own scarab.

PM Session: African Artifacts| In this class, campers will explore some of the different art forms found in Africa like ornate sculptures, wall-hanging masks made of papier-mâché, and unique figurines made from clay.

AM Session: Columbian Rainforest Birds | Students will develop their observational and drawing skills through step by step instructions following an exotic bird pattern. They will apply these skills by creating a rainforest bird using torn paper collage with a watercolor background.  Students will also be introduced to mixed media techniques, referencing well-known artists using crayon resistance with watercolor and oil pastel to create additional drawings.

PM Session: Expressive Pattern| Students will explore drawing, painting, and mixed media through the wonderful styles that emerged from Europe known as Art Nouveau. They will investigate the fluid and organic aesthetic through figures and nature while examining Austrian artist, Gustov Klimt.

AM Session: Gogh-ing To France | Vincent van Gogh’s still life and flower paintings will be the main focus used in exercising contour drawings as well as paintings on canvas. In addition to painting and drawing, students will also experiment with mixed media in this class.

PM Session: Básico Clásico Arte Mexicano | Travel way down south to explore the basics and the classics of Mexican art. We will be inspired to create colorful art in the style of notable Mexican artists. Who knows we might even run into Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera! Some projects include Oaxacan Alebrije, paper flowers, tree of life, bark painting, God's eyes, and cut paper banners.

AM Session: Ukiyo-e | Explore Japan through figure, form, nature, and typography. This class will highlight Japanese culture of shapes and line through printmaking (ukiyo-e) and painting.

PM Session: Básico Clásico Arte Mexicano | Travel way down south to explore the basics and the classics of Mexican art. We will be inspired to create colorful art in the style of notable Mexican artists. Who knows we might even run into Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera! Some projects include Oaxacan Alebrije, paper flowers, tree of life, bark painting, God's eyes, and cut paper banners.

AM Session: Banyan Tree and More | Students will develop their observational and drawing skills using mixed media. They will study India as it relates to the Banyan Tree and complete a project that combines a silhouette of the Banyan Tree in the foreground and an oil pastel background. Students will complete a mosaic project using construction paper and magazine collage technique.

PM Session: Básico Clásico Arte Mexicano | Travel way down south to explore the basics and the classics of Mexican art. We will be inspired to create colorful art in the style of notable Mexican artists. Who knows we might even run into Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera! Some projects include Oaxacan Alebrije, paper flowers, tree of life, bark painting, God's eyes, and cut paper banners.

AM Session: Fiber Fusion | Campers will travel to Mexico, Indonesia and Japan where they will explore different fiber techniques, such as Shibori dyeing, Batik, and Molas. Students will also learn to embellish their works with hand stitching. At the end of their travels, they will create a unique compilation of their investigations.

PM Session: Where Do You Wanna Go? | Do you love to travel? In this class you will design a poster of a place you want to visit, have visited, or one you wish to discover! Students will learn the principles of collage, illustration, and typography.

AM Session: Paint It Loud & Paint It Proud | Campers will start their trip Down Under by making Aboriginal dot paintings. They will then travel to Africa to create their own mud painting followed by a trip to Germany where the art of fensterbild (window pictures) will be introduced. Then your final destination to Mexico and create your own Oaxacan sculptures.

PM Session: America The Beautiful | Students will learn how folk and popular culture has influenced the way we make art in today’s day and age. Campers will draw inspiration from such artists as Andy Warhol’s soup cans and Alexander Calder’s mobiles.


7-9 grade summer camps

Each camp consists of two sessions: an AM session and a PM session. Each session has a different theme & teacher. Enroll your child in either a half-day camp or a full-day camp! Camps run Monday - Friday.

HALF-DAY CAMPS

$120 Non-Members | $108 FAC Members

$102 FAC Family Level Members

AM session: 9:00am - 12:00pm

PM session: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

FULL-DAY CAMPS

Campers must bring a lunch for Full-Day Camps

$190 Non-Members| $171 FAC Members

$162 FAC Family Level Members

Full Day Camp: 9:00am - 3:30pm

AM Session: The Art of India| Campers will journey through the wonders of India! Students will create crayon batik (a method of dyeing cloth) paintings of ceremonial elephants and recreate drawings of the Taj Mahal, while learning fun facts about the country, as well.

PM Session: Jazzy Jungle and Rainforest Fun| Young artists will learn about Henri Rousseau, who became famous for his innocence and charm and is most noted for his jungle scene paintings. Students will paint and sculpt jungle animals, such as lizards, elephants, and birds, through the techniques they will associate with Rousseau’s style of creating art.

AM SessionNatural Inspiration | Nature provides endless inspiration for artists of all ages.  In this class, we will study natural wonders from all parts of the world including places like South Africa, Cambodia, California, Israel and Great Britain. Students will practice drawing and sketching, laying the foundation for rendering their drawings to a canvas with paint, oil pastels, markers and colored pencil.

PM Session: African Artifacts| In this class, campers will explore some of the different art forms found in Africa like ornate sculptures, wall-hanging masks made of papier-mâché, and unique figurines made from clay.

AM Session: Expressive Pattern| Students will explore drawing, painting, and mixed media through the wonderful styles that emerged from Europe known as Art Nouveau. They will investigate the fluid and organic aesthetic through figures and nature while examining Austrian artist, Gustov Klimt.

PM Session: Jomon, Let’s Play With Clay | In this class, we will travel back in time to prehistoric Japan to study the style of pottery during the Jomon Period.  We will be using different techniques of printing and patterning on clay to create unique designs by coil building.  We will also create figurines from clay and mimic some of the unique, sculptural qualities made famous in Japan.

AM Session: Básico Clásico Arte Mexicano | Travel way down south to explore the basics and the classics of Mexican art. We will be inspired to create colorful art in the style of notable Mexican artists. Who knows we might even run into Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera! Some projects include Oaxacan Alebrije, paper flowers, tree of life, bark painting, God's eyes, and cut paper banners.

PM Session: Fiber Fusion | Campers will travel to Mexico, Indonesia and Japan where they will explore different fiber techniques, such as Shibori dyeing, Batik, and Molas. Students will also learn to embellish their works with hand stitching. At the end of their travels, they will create a unique compilation of their investigations.

AM Session: Básico Clásico Arte Mexicano | Travel way down south to explore the basics and the classics of Mexican art. We will be inspired to create colorful art in the style of notable Mexican artists. Who knows we might even run into Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera! Some projects include Oaxacan Alebrije, paper flowers, tree of life, bark painting, God's eyes, and cut paper banners.

PM Session: Ukiyo-e | Explore Japan through figure, form, nature, and typography. This class will highlight Japanese culture of shapes and line through printmaking (ukiyo-e) and painting.

AM Session: Básico Clásico Arte Mexicano | Travel way down south to explore the basics and the classics of Mexican art. We will be inspired to create colorful art in the style of notable Mexican artists. Who knows we might even run into Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera! Some projects include Oaxacan Alebrije, paper flowers, tree of life, bark painting, God's eyes, and cut paper banners.

PM Session: Fiber Fun | Campers will explore and create works of fiber art from around the globe, including Shibori (Japan), Batik, Molas ( Mexico ), weaving, and fiber fusion!

AM Session: Where Do You Wanna Go? |Do you love to travel? In this class you will design a poster of a place you want to visit, have visited, or one you wish to discover! Students will learn the principles of collage, illustration, and typography.

PM SessionSymbolic Stories | In this class, we will be exploring the art forms of the indigenous people of Australia. The Aborigines had no known written language so they used symbols to tell their stories. We will create pottery with coil, slab, and pinch pot building techniques. We will explore the unique Papunya style of dot painting, glazing pottery to rock and leaf paintings.

AM SessionMixed Media Explosion | Students will learn about artists whom create mixed-media works of art from across the world. They will then choose a subject in order to create a 3-D representation using the medium of plastercraft and a variety of ephemera and recycled materials.

PM Session: Creative Clay | In this class, we will be creating primitive styles of pottery using a pinch pot technique. Then we will begin investigating Native American tribes and how they used pattern and designs their art work. We will also explore how they made beads and then create our own from clay and paper.


teen camps

$120 Non-Members | $108 FAC Members

$102 FAC Family Level Members

12:30pm - 3:30pm

High School Portfolio Class

Designed for high school juniors and seniors, this class will prepare young adults to enter college interviews with a professional portfolio. We will open a dialogue on how to critique artwork, practice writing artist statements,and how to properly take images of your work in order to make a cohesive portfolio for college.