Youth Art Camp Week 4: July 13-17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE (as of June 10th, 2020):

We at the gallery have been following the steady increase of daily COVID cases in our community and state and have made the tough but responsible decision to cancel Summer Art Camp. Those who have preregistered and paid will receive a full refund. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility during these uncertain times, but the safety of your children and our staff comes first. We look forward to serving our youth and adults through a wonderful array of art classes this fall.


9:00am – 1:00pm

Fun in the Mud  (ages 6-7)

This introductory pottery class for the very young allows students to explore different kinds of clay, the pottery wheel and hand building techniques, and finishing objects with colorful glazes.  Students will make all sorts of pottery and creatures to be treasured for years to come. Instructor: Laura Cardello

Pop Art Painting  (ages 6-7)

Using traditional methods of gouache painting, printmaking, and collage, students will create vibrant paintings in the “Pop” art style of famous artists Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein. Just as the original Pop Artists drew inspiration from the world around them, we will look at popular culture, objects, and people we find interesting today for our inspiration. Instructor: Sarah Jane Ballentine

Claymation 101  (ages 8-11)

Students will explore the fascinating process of stop-motion animation to make their own short films. Using a variety of materials such as armatures, fabric, and clay, they will create their own storyline and flex their creative muscles. Instructor: Lexi Melton


1:00pm – 4:00pm)

Yarn Bomb!  (ages 8 & up)

Yarn bombing is an international community building art sensation: From the parks of Belgium to the trees in front of Sumter Gallery! Come learn the yarn wrapping techniques that turn small ornaments into bold works of public art. Students will explore God’s Eyes, mandalas, string letters, hoops, and silhouettes. Instructor: Ashley Stancil

Basics of Oil Painting  (ages 10 & up)

Explore the basics of oil painting techniques! We will learn about the paints, brushes, different mediums required, and application techniques, including the palette knife. Students will complete one 9 x 12 inch stretched canvas painting as well as smaller technique studies. Instructor: Sarah Jane Ballentine


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