7 -12 Summer Camps

7 – 12 year old camps, look for age requirements for each camp as well as times, most are designed for ages 7-12yrs; however this year we have a Teen / Tween camp for ages 11 – 16 year olds.  All camps include one sculptural or either polymer or air dry clay project. Kiln fired clay will be used during select camps as noted. Enjoy lots of other themed projects for the week. We will do some projects outside in adjacent Carmel Civic Square. 

A healthy snack is included for both AM and PM camps; however children can also bring their own.

All camps are Monday – Friday. Last summer sold out so sign up early!

Weekly camps at Art Lab in the Turner Jeffery building located at 1030 South Rangeline Round, Suite 270, Carmel IN 46032

Instructors Rich Stolt longtime art teacher from Allisonville Elementary (24years) and Art Lab founder Maren Bell, also an elementary – middle school art teacher from St. Richard’s Episcopal School, will be leading an enriching series of summer camps this summer.

 

Drawing and Painting Camp (7-12 years)

Does your child love to paint? This camp will paint everyday in different media including pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic. Some projects include storytelling through illustration, perspective drawings/paintings, realistic portraits and more. 

Instructor Rich Stolt 

June 3rd – 7th, 2024

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$200/ 1  participant 

$395 / 2 participants

$590 / 3 participants

This camp is currently full. Please join the waitlist. We will let you know if there is an opening.

 

Wearable Art and Fashion (7 – 12 years)

Draw and design your own fashions that you can make come to life by dyeing and painting fabrics, then sewing and stitching them with the help of an instructor. This camp is great for boys and girls who like to transform themselves into different characters or dress up. This camp will also include drawing figures, polymer clay jewelry including friendship trading bracelets and basic garment design with experience with a sewing machine. We will do a final runway walk for parents on the last day.

Instructor Maren Bell

June 10th – 14th, 2024

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$200 / 1 participant

$395 / 2 participants

$590 / 3 participants

This camp is currently full. Please join the waitlist. We will let you know if there is an opening.

 

Art and Nature (7 – 12 years)

Nature is one of the most popular subjects for artists and we’ll be looking towards it this week for inspiration inside and outside the studio. Create watercolor field paintings in nearby Civic Square park, kites inspired by birds that can really fly, paintings of our favorite animals, and flower printed bags.  We’ll also let the sun develop photograms made from things we find and paper mache sculpture. Any nature lover would enjoy this camp.

Instructor Maren Bell

June 17th – 21st, 2024

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$200/ 1 participant

$395 / 2 participants

$590 / 3 participants

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Character Animations (7-12 years)

Create your own characters on paper, in polymer clay and in animation. This camp will focus on drawing figures and character expressions. Think about what kind of character you could create and with the help of your instructor make it come to life using i-movie’s stop and go animation to make a short animated clip allowing your character to come to life

Instructor Rich Stolt 

June 24th – 28th, 2024

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

$200 / 1 participant

$395 / 2 participants

$590 / 3 participants

This camp is currently full. Please join the waitlist. We will let you know if there is an opening.

 

Clay and Mixed Media Creations (7-12 years)

Create art in clay everyday, projects include sunflower clay bowls and coffee filter sunflowers, clay and painted portraits, clay slab and stuffed soft sculpture monsters, clay piggy banks and polymer clay friendship bracelets. All earthenware pottery will be glazed and kiln projects will  be available for pickup 3-4 weeks after camp. 

Instructor Maren Bell

July 8th – 12th, 2024

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$225 / 1 participant

$445 / 2 participants

$665 / 3 participants

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Artist Passport Camp (7 – 12 years)

Take a new adventure this year and create your own passport book that includes new travels around the world exploring culture through art.  Visit a new continent each day.  Projects include Islamic embossed prints with repeating designs, Mexican tin engraving and felt molas, sumi-e painting and Japanese lanterns, beaded pinch pot baskets in air dry clay, African inspired masks and more.

Instructor Rich Stolt 

July 15th – 19th, 2024

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$200/ 1  participant 

$395 / 2 participants

$590 / 3 participants

Register

 

Myth and Mysteries (7-12 years) 

How big is your imagination? Create and be inspired from tales of fantasy and storytelling. Some projects include: air-dry clay fairy or wizard houses, your own magic wand, plush fuzzy yeti characters, mythical beast masks and textured monster drawings  inspired by Maurice Sednak’s Where the Wild Things Are. Also look forward to a mystery canvas painting. 

Instructor Rich Stolt 

July 22nd – July 26th, 2024

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$200/ 1  participant 

$395 / 2 participants

$590 / 3 participants

Register

 

Tween and Teen (11 – 16 years)

This camp is especially for older students who want to focus on creating a portfolio of artwork, learn new skills and be creative with lots of opportunities to put your own ideas into your artwork. This camp will include a sketchbook for ideas, inventive portraits and plein-air painting outside if weather allows. This camp will also include one day of earthenware clay and an experience on the pottery wheel. 

Instructor Maren Bell

July 29th – August 2nd, 2024

Ages 11 – 16

1:00 pm  – 4:30 pm 

$275 / 1 participant

$495/ 2 participants 

$740 / 3 participants

2 more spaces

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