summer art camps at aac

AAC’s popular art camps return this summer for campers to explore the elements of artmaking through thematic and technique-focused camps. Lessons and projects are designed to strengthen observational skills while also encouraging campers to experiment and be inventive with traditional and non-traditional art materials.

We’ll also bring our exhibitions into the classrooms and our campers into the galleries during our camp Strange Landscapes for ages 4-6 & 7-10. In our camps for pre-teens and teens, campers will hone fundamental skills and learn to develop their artistic voice through a variety of art media.

  • Camps for ages 4 - 18
  • Price per camp only $155 - $195!
  • Easy online registration
  • 9:45 a.m. drop-off
  • Supervised lunch breaks
  • Complimentary aftercare until 5 p.m.
  • All of your favorite camps have been redesigned for 2016!

Members receive 10-15% off of class tuition.


2016 Children Summer Camps: Ages 4 - 6


WEEK ONE
Mon – Fri., June 27 – July 1
Hilarious Animals | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Treasure Trove | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK TWO
Mon – Fri., July 11 – 15
Look, Learn, Draw | 10 am – 12:30 pm
The Birthday pARTy! | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK SIX
Mon – Fri., August 8 – 12
Dinosaur Discoveries | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Fantasy Forests | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK THREE
Mon – Fri., July 18 – 22
In the Round | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Jungle Journeys | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK SEVEN
Mon – Fri., August 15 – 19
Creative Inspirations | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Deep Sea/Space Discoveries | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK FOUR
Mon – Fri., July 25 – 29
5 Adventures in 5 Days | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Strange Landscapes | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK EIGHT
Mon – Fri., August 22 – 26
Color Capers | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Strange Landscapes | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK FIVE
Mon – Fri., August 1 – 5
Flight of Imagination | 10 am – 12:30 pm
The World Around Us | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK NINE
Mon – Fri., August 29 – Sept 2
Brushes & Palettes | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Bug Out | 1:30 – 4 pm

2016 Children Summer Camps: Ages 7 - 10


WEEK ONE
Mon – Fri., June 27 – July 1
Mystical Creatures | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Painting from Pictures | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK TWO
Mon – Fri., July 11 – 15
Painting at the Easel | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Visual Illusions & Game Arts | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK SIX
Mon – Fri., August 8 – 12
Comic Book Comp. | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Drawing 101 | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK THREE
Mon – Fri., July 18 – 22
Art Trekkers | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Magnificent Murals | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK SEVEN
Mon – Fri., August 15 – 19
Book Illustration | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Celebrating Contemporary Artists | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK FOUR
Mon – Fri., July 25 – 29
Strange Landscapes | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Into the 3rd Dimension | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK EIGHT
Mon – Fri., August 22 – 26
Strange Landscapes | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Take the Plunge | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK FIVE
Mon – Fri., August 1 – 5
Drawing Perspectives | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Finding Art in Nature | 1:30 – 4 pm
WEEK NINE
Mon – Fri., August 29 – Sept 2
Amazing Architects | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Scaled-Up & Monster-Sized | 1:30 – 4 pm

2016 Pre-Teen Summer Camps: Ages 11 - 14


WEEK TWO
Mon – Fri., July 11 – 15
Becoming an Artist | 1:30 – 4 pm
In this course, students will build on their understanding of drawing, painting, and sculpture by exploring both traditional and experimental drawing techniques. Subject matter will be varied, including still-life, perspective, mark making, construction techniques, and more. By the courses’ end students will be able to define ever-elusive term “art.”
WEEK THREE
Mon – Fri., July 18 – 22
Paper & Printmaking | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Artists have been using printmaking and collage to create beautiful works of art for centuries, but it’s not necessary to be an experienced artist to follow in their footsteps. In this class, students will discover and explore the wide world of printmaking and collage. Learn more about AAC's summer printmaking class on our blog.
WEEK FOUR
Mon – Fri., July 25 – 29
Fund. of Drawing | 1:30 – 4 pm
Drawing what you see is an important skill for all artists to master. This course provides students with a solid foundation in essential drawing skills that can then be translated to all of the visual arts. As the course continues, the students’ work will evolve into the realm of abstraction. Experimentation will be encouraged as students work to discover their artistic voice.
WEEK SEVEN
Mon – Fri., August 15 – 19
Fund. of Painting | 10am – 12:30 pm
Put color theory and blending techniques into practice in this essential course for beginning and experienced painters! Color, composition, space, and texture will be emphasized throughout this course. Studio visits will play a major role in this course where students will get the chance to meet several AAC resident artists for conversation, a behind-the-scenes look into their studio practice!
WEEK NINE
Mon – Fri., August 29 – Sept 2
Book Illustration | 10 am – 12:30 pm
This course is focused on everything narrative and artistic. Students will come to this course with a story in mind -- one they've written themself or one that they really love. From there, they'll be guided through the process of book illustration and design. Lessons will be centered on drawing, painting, and construction techniques. Students will complete the course with a truly unique keepsake book.

2016 Teen Summer Camps: Ages 14 - 18


WEEK TWO
Mon – Fri., June 11 – 15
Becoming an Artist | 10 am – 12:30 pm
In this course, students will build upon their understanding of drawing, painting, and sculpture by exploring traditional and experimental techniques. Projects will first be introduced by first looking at contemporary artists' practices related to each discipline, and emphasis will be placed on observation and representation in combination with problem solving and developing an artistic voice. Subject matter will be varied, including still-life, perspective, mark making, construction techniques, and more. By the courses’ end students will be able to define ever-elusive term “art.”
WEEK FOUR
Mon – Fri., July 25 – 29
Fund. of Drawing | 10 am - 12:30 pm
Students will learn to use line, value, perspective, gesture, and mark making to create representational works. As the course continues, the students’ work will evolve into the realm of abstraction. Students work in both traditional and experimental techniques.
WEEKS 5 & 6
Mon – Fri., August 1 – 12
Photography Institute | 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
For photography lovers and aspiring professionals alike, this intensive program provides a soup to nuts exploration of the creative, curatorial, and marketing aspects of creating images and mounting a group photography exhibition. Working with professional photographers, guest artists, and arts professionals, students gain valuable perspective and technical expertise while developing a unique photographic voice. Exhibition themes, concepts, and shooting schedule will be student driven. Historic and contemporary practices of photography from shooting film and darkroom processing to digital cameras and iPhones will be explored.
WEEK EIGHT
Mon – Fri., August 22 – 26
Fund. of Painting | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Color, composition, space, and texture will be emphasized throughout this course as projects move from representational to abstract. After learning the fundamentals of painting, students will be encouraged to experiment as they develop their artistic voice. Studio visits will play a major role in this course where students will get the chance to meet several AAC resident artists for conversation, a behind-the-scenes look into their studio practice, and to see works in progress!