[Closed] Summer Studio Bytes: Magic Mirror July 20 - 24

Optical illusions, puzzle patterns, and fun house mirror distortions… come explore the magical side art with these projects that play with tricks and treats for the eye. Try tessellations, draw spellbinding mazes, and build a shadow box that defies the laws of physics.

Camp Description

Camp Dates: July 20-24
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 17

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 “Magic Mirror”. 

Kids Activities include: 
- Trapped in a Mirror Collage
- Falling Down the Rabbit Hole Painting
- Mandala Scratch Art
- Magic Mirror Sculpture

Youth Activities include: 
- Tessellation Creatures
- Name Monster
- Over the Rainbow Prints
- Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Teen Activities include: 
- Whimsical Agamograph Drawings 
- Cross Contour Line OP Art Paintings
- OP Art Paper Weaving Sketchbook
- Radial Symmetry Printmaking

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

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.

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

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

1 hour

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

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.

Jason Watson

Caroline Tippette
Zuleyma Castrejon