Camps that run from 9 AM – 12 PM, Monday – Friday, beginning June 5 – August 4.
Weekly art camps at GCCA are designed to let kids ages 5-12 explore their creativity through a range of materials and concepts. Each week features a different artistic medium and includes professional guest artists who demonstrate technique and discuss what makes their work unique.
JUNE 5 – JUNE 9
Printmaking is a form of art-making that allows the artist to reproduce a design, drawing, or image multiple times onto various surfaces, though most often on paper. This means that prints can come in all different shapes, sizes, designs, and media. Printmaking campers will explore multiple techniques and learn how to create prints using different methods like mono printing and collograph printing. Projects will include monotype self-portraits, stamps, relief prints and more.
Bookmaking & Paper Art Camp
JUNE 12 – JUNE 16
Draw, paint, and collage to create sketchbooks and storybooks in Bookmaking and Paper Art Camp! Campers will create their very own artist sketchbook that can be taken anywhere and everywhere to record travel, thoughts, drawings, and ideas. This week of bookmaking includes the creation of cover designs, sewn and bound edges, folded paper inserts, and drawings and paintings that illustrate the artistic vision of the artist. Campers will learn to combine imagery and text while working to understand scale, balance, and color.
JUNE 19 – JUNE 23
Explore the world of artmaking with clay! Campers will learn hand-building fundamentals to create everything from clay sculpture to pinch pots, tiles, and more! Hand-building techniques like coil building and slab rolling will teach campers to make objects with clay, while glazing, stamping, and stenciling will introduce them to design and color theory.
JUNE 26 – JUNE 30
Basic painting skills, including color theory and color mixing, provide a solid foundation that is useful in understanding all areas of the visual arts. Campers will learn to use value, perspective, and gesture to create self-portraits, animal paintings, abstract collages, and more in Painting Camp! Exploration will include an introduction to painting movements and techniques—from abstraction and collage to landscape and still life.
Fiber and Textile Arts Camp
JULY 10 – JULY 14
Greenville’s rich textile history will serve as the inspiration for Fiber and Textile Arts Camp. Campers will learn to weave, sew, and batik using both traditional and unconventional materials to create their own designs—all against the backdrop of a historic textile mill. Projects like wall-hanging batiks and useable totes will introduce campers to design basics including color, composition, and form.
Drawing and Collage Camp
JULY 17 – JULY 21
Experience the art of paper, from paper making to surface design with stamps and textiles. Campers will combine images and layer materials while learning color theory, composition, and form. Taking inspiration from famous artists they will develop a range of ideas and projects. Campers will learn to use line, value, and composition to create abstract collages, self-portraits, sketches, and more.
Wearable Art Camp
JULY 24 – JULY 28
Express yourself with artwork you can wear! Using traditional and non-traditional materials, campers will explore sculptural techniques while learning to manipulate and transform materials in new and creative ways. Altered clothes, hats made out of paper, and unique accessories are just some of the fun projects campers will create to showcase their very own style and make an artistic statement.
JULY 31 – AUGUST 4
Sculpture Camp will introduce campers to what sculpture is and why it differs from other art forms. Using a variety of materials, including wire, paper mache, and recycled bottles, campers will create everything from animals to abstraction and move from drawings to three-dimensional forms to understand how an artist must think about viewing a sculpture from every angle. Campers will also learn to consider the top, bottom, and sides of piece while learning about the importance of scale and composition to make finished sculptures.