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⇒Registration for 2016 Youth Summer Programs (3-6 years) 

Early Bird Registration! Sign up by May 15 and receive 10% off any program. Enter coupon code earlybird when checking out.

Sibling Discount: A sibling attending the same camp week is eligible for a $10 sibling discount. Please enter a code (sibs1, sibs 2, sibs 3, etc. ) when checking out. The number corresponds to the session for which you are registering.

About Arts Explorers (ages 3-6 years)

Our Arts Explorer classes are specially designed for the curious three- to six-year old. Experienced teaching artists guide your child in an exciting exploration of the natural world through painting, sculpture, clay handbuilding, printmaking, collage and more. Each week is different so children may register for multiple weeks. Activities are designed to stimulate young minds while offering cross-curriculum learning opportunities with engaging projects. Children must be three years old at the start of class and toilet trained. Price includes all materials and kiln firings.

 

Arts without Walls

In the Trees and Under the Seas

Explore the depths of the ocean and the shallows of a stream. What sort of magical worlds exist in places we cannot see? Learn how we are different than fish, frogs and other water-loving creatures. Create a magical underwater scene with clay and explore the fun of printmaking with seaweed. 

Please note: clay pieces will be fired in our kiln and ready for pickup in 2-3 weeks.

Dates: July 5 & 7 (Tu/Th)

Times: 9:30am-12pm

Cost: $85 includes all materials and kiln firings.

Winged Wonders

Explore native and exotic butterflies, lightning bug beetles and feathered friends in the wondrous world of winged creatures big and small! Through clay sculpture, printmaking and painting, we’ll uncover the many ways critters take flight.

Please note: clay pieces will be fired in our kiln and ready for pickup in 2-3 weeks.

Date: July 12 & 14, (Tu/Th) 

Time: 9:30am-12pm 

Cost: $85 includes all materials and kiln firings

Animal Homes (CLASS NOT AVAILABLE)

Explore the world outside and discover some familiar and not-so-familiar places where our animal friends live. We’ll create clay bird sand mixed media nests, ceramic homes for toads and frogs, and look at creatures’ homes right here in Michigan!

Dates: July 19 & 20 (Tu/Wed)

Time: 9:30am-12pm

Cost: $85 includes all materials and kiln firings.

Clay Camp

Join us for this special clay camp where little hands do some BIG things! Crank a slab roller and get ready to build an abode for a toad. Use a clay extruder to make tunnel vases for summer flowers. We’ll explore pinch, coil and slab projects and even get our hands spinning on the pottery wheel.

August 1-4 (M/W, OR Tu/Th )

Time: M/W, 1:30-4pm OR Tu/Th, 9:30am-12pm

Cost: $85 includes all materials and kiln firings. 

Studio to Stage: Masks and Puppets

Everybody loves a good story! We’ll build our own puppet theaters and design clay finger puppets, masks, and fanciful costumes for imaginary play. Join us as we take to our outdoor stage to reinvent some favorite fairy tales. 

Please note: clay pieces will be fired in our kiln and ready for pickup in 2-3 weeks.

Date: August 9 & 11 (Tu/Th)

Time: 9:30am-12pm

Cost:  includes all materials and kiln firings

Moons and Mars, Planets and Stars

Blast off and explore planets through sculpture, build a clay alien and use unique printmaking techniques to create night skies and futuristic worlds.  Learn why the moon changes shapes and how the stars have stories. 

Date: August 16 & 18 (Tu/Th)

Time: 9:30am-12:00pm

Cost: $85 includes all materials and kiln firings.

⇒Registration for 2016 Youth Summer Programs (3-6 years) 

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