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Submitted by Jansen Art Center

Young artists ages 6-14 are invited to spend a part of summer break getting creative at the J! Each week-long program offers something different. Choose between a Morning Sampler Camp to try something different each day, or the Afternoon All-Out, focusing on one art form all week. 

Morning Sampler Camp: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Ages 6-14

Visits a different studio each morning and explore five different mediums in one week including:

Felting Explorations – Let’s explore what happens when you get wool wet! We will layer and roll fabulous colors of raw wool, get it wet and squish squish squish to see it magically meld together. We will create a flat wall hanging to take home and play with 3-dimensional shapes as well.

Mixed Media Creations – Produce a unique creation using several different art elements! Use your imagination to mix and match different kinds of mediums to create a piece of art unlike any other.

 Splashing into Watercolors – You are never too young to start watercolors! In this class, your kiddos will learn some basic watercolor techniques that will allow them to create their own mini-masterpiece as they learn to create using the watercolor medium. Their masterpiece will be an underwater adventure as we Splash into Watercolors together.

Creating with Clay – In this workshop, students will learn about clay and pottery and get their hands messy! We will practice different ways to play and create with clay. Then students will make one project that they will take home after it has been fired about two weeks after their class.

Gone Fishing Diorama – Here is a fun, colorful and engaging art project that any age and ability can create! We will begin this mixed media piece by painting and designing our fish that will be the main focal point of the art piece. As the paint dries, we will sketch the background, a crayon sketching, that our egg carton fish will hang in front of. We will use many different materials for this project, such as crayons, paint, bells, beads, poster board string and sticks.

Afternoon All Out: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Artists in the afternoon groups will stay in the same class all week for a bigger project. This is a deep dive into one art form, a chance to learn a lot in one area! Choose between:

Playful Pottery – Ages 6-10 Learn about clay and all the fun creations you can make with it. Use different techniques and build and shape clay with your hands. Throughout the week, students will make three different projects, Goofy Birds, Wild Wall Pockets, and a plate or bowl working with fresh leaves. 

Adventures in Weaving – Ages 10-14  Join us for a dive into the world of weaving! We will look at how threads intersect to make cloth and then jump into weaving on looms. Play with color and designs as you try several different types of looms to make cloth that we’ll sew into bags and pillows. You’ll also go home with a simple card weaving loom so you can keep weaving after camp is done!

Looking for a lunch option? 

Students that are participating in both the morning and afternoon camps can bring their own lunch and will have a supervised lunch break down on the patio outside. We do not currently have a cafe, but lunch can be ordered from our neighborhood cafes like Avenue Bread and the Lynden Dutch Bakery.

Registrations are $100 per week-long session and are open now! Please visit www.jansenartcenter.org/youth-programs/ to sign up.

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