Camps

Summer Studio Bytes: Make Believe Menagerie - June 29 - July 3

Stripes, spots and scales! Explore the world of depicting animals real and imagined in this week's zoological themed activities. Learn to draw your favorite critters and to design fantastical new ones with projects in drawing, printmaking and paper construction.

Camp Description

Camp Dates: June 29 - July 3
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 26

This summer Arts+ offers a new online twist to staying creative, “Summer Studio Bytes”. These daily activities are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and excited about learning new visual art techniques and sharing their work in a fun, inviting, collective online studio. Each week participants receive four new visual art activity sheets, delivered directly to your inbox, covering a wide range of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, paper sculpture, bookmaking, comics, and character design. And every weekday, our faculty of teaching artists will be available on group and individual video chat to guide you through projects, step by step. For a small additional fee, our Art Supply Packs will set you up with all the paint, ink, brushes, and special materials you need to complete each project in the series.

  • Available for every age range: Kids (ages 5-7), Youth (ages 8-12) and Teen (ages 13-18)
  • Group video chats included each day (30 minutes)
  • Individual instruction video chat included each day (30 minutes)
  • Introductory and advanced activities for all ability levels
  • Work at your own pace
  • Discounts available when you purchase multiple weeks

This week’s theme is “Make Believe Menagerie”.

Kids Activities include:
- Carnival Critter Mask
- Stripes and Spots Paintings
- Paw Prints
- Color-in Dinosaur Patterns

Youth Activities include:
- Habitat Map Drawings
- Carnival Critters Mask
- Animal Logo Prints
- Build-a-Biosphere Paintings

Teen Activities include:
- Bestiary Manuscript Pages
- Layered Morphology Painting
- Animal Transformation Prints
- Creature-Themed Headdress

DAILY SCHEDULE (Monday – Thursday)
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. : Kids Activity Group Chat
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. = Kids Individual Sessions


1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. = Youth Activity Group Chat
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. = Youth Individual Sessions


3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. = Teen Activity Group Chat
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. = Teen Individual Sessions

PREREQUISITES
No experience necessary, but an openness to new art materials and processes is encouraged. Open to all ability levels. Each week’s activities can be easily modified for beginner to advanced students.

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS
Laptop, tablet, or smart phone with the Zoom app downloaded.

LEVEL OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
Some preparation, guidance and assistance will be necessary for Kids activities and some Youth activities. Teen activities will be independent.

AVERAGE DAILY SCREEN TIME
1 hour

FINANCIAL AID
Some financial aid is available to eligible families. Please follow this link for additional information on how to apply and the application deadline.

ART SUPPLY PACKS 
All Summer Studio Bytes participants can purchase an Art Supply Pack for an additional $35. These packs contain the basic materials for all activities and are available for each age level. (You will get to choose if you would like to add a supply pack to your order when you register.) Click here to purchase the art pack.

Art Supply Packs contain an array of materials including (but not limited to):
- Drawing and watercolor papers
- Drawing pencils and erasers
- Glue and glue sticks
- Tissue paper and collage papers
- Oil pastels
- Paint brush sets
- Canvas panels
- Acrylic paint and mediums
- Watercolors
- India ink
- Basic sculpture materials
- Basic printmaking materials

Art Supply Packs can be picked up at our studio location, The Bridge, on the Friday before the beginning of each week of camp. Complete information about pick-up is available upon request.

CAMP DIRECTOR
Jason Watson
jwatson@artsplus.org

CAMP INSTRUCTORS
Caroline Tippette
Zuleyma Castrejon