Visual Arts Camps

List of 20 items.

  • Creative Scrapbooking

    Ages 9 – 13
    July 27 - July 31
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    Make the best of your Kodak moments! Ribbons, stickers, glue, letters, colored paper, and much, much more. Campers will learn how to preserve, present, arrange, and transform family history in the form of photo books, frames, and cards. During this week, campers will choose different photo themes to outline pictures and help tell a story. The creative process begins at home by gathering and collecting photos to turn into memories. Campers will come to camp with loose photos that will get transformed into one-of-a-kind memories.
  • Budding Artists

    Ages 5 - 9
    July 20 - July 24
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    Spend a week exploring many different art mediums and channeling your creative side. Campers will be introduced to a variety of topics and then have time to freely explore the materials using their own creative expression. Campers will explore painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, and found-object art. We will also be able to tailor the materials used each day and the time spent on each medium to the interests of the class and of the individual campers. Come discover your inner artist and create a unique collection of beautiful works of art!
  • The Caldecott: Exploring Children’s Book Illustrators

    Ages 5 - 10
    July 6 - July 10
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    Do you enjoy getting to know favorite picture book authors and illustrators while creatively exploring their unique styles? During the week, we will study favorites such as Eric Carle, Todd Parr, Louis Ehlert, Tana Hoban, and Barbara Benson Keith while creating our own stories that emulating those artists. We will use a variety of art media including photography, vibrant markers, painting, and mosaics. Each camper will compose and illustrate unique stories using found natural objects, painted collage pieces, mosaic shapes, photographic images, and original drawings. The week will be about the process of thinking like an author and illustrator as well as artistic expression and creativity.
  • Emoji/Bitmoji Fun

    Ages 8 -13
    July 27 – July 31
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    They’re everywhere! Those little faces that tell everyone exactly how you feel. In this fun hands-on camp campers will recreate their favorite emojis using a variety of different art mediums. Both 2D and 3D emojis will be perfect for decorating bedrooms, lockers, and much more. In addition to recreating emojis, campers will design their own to express their own unique feelings. Wait . . . there’s more. Campers will also design their own self-look alike bitmoji using a variety of art mediums. Get ready to express yourself!
  • Photography Juxtaposition: Urban vs. Nature

    Ages 9 – 13
    June 22 - June 26
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $400

    You will not want to miss this opportunity to explore the unique aspects of Cleveland’s urban and natural landscapes. Campers will develop skills of aesthetic composition as they capture on camera the architecture, people, and natural sites in and around Poutasse Woods, Detroit Shoreway, Edgewater Park, Public Square, The Flats, University Circle, and Chagrin Falls. Campers will have the opportunity to give input as to what they are most interested in photographing. As a culminating project, each camper will choose to either produce a video presentation of their imagery accompanied by music or prepare a 16” X 20” framed collage using their photographs and various art medium.

    *We allow campers to bring their own mobile devices for this camp.
    * Each camper must bring a personal digital camera OR smartphone to camp each day. Hawken will provide laptops and all other materials needed to successfully complete the culminating project.
  • American Girl Doll Camp

    Ages 6 - 11
    July 20 - July 24
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $400

    Bring your favorite American Girl doll and accessories for a week full of arts and crafts, stories, games, parties, and adventure. We will have a tea party, beach party, picnic lunches, and make doll accessories while learning about the historical doll, Julie, who lives in San Francisco in the 1970s and is described as fun-loving, spirited, and full of inspiration despite the changes taking place in the world around her. We will design and build original dollhouses using boxes and recycled materials. Don’t have an American Girl Doll? Don’t worry; any doll will do!
  • Art in Nature

    Ages 4 – 7
    August 3 - August 7
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    Look out the window and find an expansive art pallet waiting to be tapped into for unique and beautiful masterpieces. Campers will spend a wonderful week outdoors learning how to utilize the bounties of nature while creating unique works of art. All pieces will utilize materials collected or created in nature. Projects will include natural birdhouses, paintings using nature based paints, leaf impression murals, and so much more. If you love to be outdoors and art, you will have the week of your life hiking, collecting, and creating.
  • Digital Animation

    Ages 9 - 13
    July 20 - July 24
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    Have you ever dreamed of becoming a cartoon animator? This camp will show you how to design your own characters and provide you with the skills to bring them to life! During the week, campers will learn a variety of techniques including character design, Photoshop animation basics, and GIF file creation taught in age-appropriate ways. Every camper will leave with his or her own Google webpage showcasing all the weeks’ animations.
  • Cartooning/Comic Book History

    Ages 9 - 13
    August 3 - August 7
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $400

    Ever dream of having your own comic book series or comic strip in the Sunday paper? Make this dream come true as professional cartoonist Thom Zahler teaches the basics of cartooning. Campers will learn several key skills such as how to draw exciting life-like images using basic shapes, the art of character design, and the fundamentals of designing a comic strip. Layout, composition, inking, and lettering will also be introduced. As part of this highly interactive camp, campers will learn comic book history while investigating some of the classics including Spiderman, Batman, and the Fantastic Four. Looking at the evolution of these titles and others, campers will begin developing their own heroes and villains that will come to life through illustration. Don’t miss the chance to develop your drawing skills, storytelling, and character development through your own unique comic book.
  • Jewelry 101

    Ages 9 – 13
    June 22 - June 26
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    Making beautiful pieces of jewelry is so much more than randomly stringing beads together. During the week, campers will learn a variety of skills and techniques that will allow them to create unique pieces of “wearable art.” Metal stamping, engraving, wire twisting, and much more will be taught in age-appropriate ways. There will be projects that every camper completes as well as a “signature” piece that each camper will design and create by the completion of camp. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become a jewelry artist.
  • From Trash to Treasure

    Ages 5 - 10
    July 27 - July 31
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    In this weeklong camp, one person’s trash really will become your treasure. We will begin our week together by exploring a large collection of found materials that are ready to be repurposed: old boxes, containers, fabric, ribbon, and more suddenly become new again as they are sorted and then used as our building materials. Each day, campers can continue work on a previous project or begin another project – the choice is theirs! We will have plenty of glue, tape, paint, crayons, and markers on hand for fastening objects together and adding color and detail.
  • Sew A Softy

    Ages 6 -11
    July 20 - July 24
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    Better than Build-a-Bear! What young child doesn’t like soft cuddly animals and pillows to lay with at night or when watching a movie on family movie night? Campers will be introduced to a variety of hand sewing techniques to create pillows and unique stuffed animals. We will learn to thread a needle, sew buttons, and create pom-poms and tassels to add flare to our work. At the end of the exciting week, campers will have a collection of soft cuddly works of art.
  • Comics and Trading Cards

    Ages 9 - 13
    August 10 - August 14
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    This camp is designed to take comic enthusiasts and artists to the next level of representing superheroes. Campers will spend the week learning advanced drawing techniques and character development. Each camper will design her/his own set of superhero trading cards. The collection will include both traditional characters from Marvel and DC and original camper-inspired heroes and villains. The front of the cards will be drawings depicting the characters; the backs will be camper-inspired and can contain short bios detailing origin, super powers, and rivals. At the end of the week, campers will have a set of high quality cards that they can keep, trade, or display.
  • Block Printing and Rubber Stamping

    Ages 6 -11
    June 8 - June 12
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    Campers will see all the versatile ways they can create art with block printing. From embossed styrofoam prints to utilizing foods as printing medium to many more techniques, campers will spend the week creating a variety of projects that express their individuality. At the end of the week, campers will have a portfolio of print-based works of art that capture true self-expression.
     
  • Pet Projects

    Ages 6 – 11
    June 15 - June 19
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    Make creative projects all about your pet! Campers will spend a fun-filled week making a variety of craft projects for their favorite pet or animal. Crafts, pet toys, and treats - even a portrait of your pet - are included in the week’s activities.
  • Duct Tape Art

    Ages 7 -12
    July 20 - July 24
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    This camp is perfect for the child with an endless imagination and the ability to see potential in a simple piece of tape. Did you know that each year, full college scholarships are awarded to the student with the best prom dress made completely out of duct tape? The newest form of art allows students to create just about ANYTHING imaginable ... out of duct tape! Wallets, iPad cases, bags, jewelry, flowers, clothing, and even shoes. This is wonderful way to be creative and explore an unusual approach to art that is fun and full of color!
  • Pottery and Glass Mosaics: Creating Beautiful Works of Art

    Ages 8 - 12
    August 3 - August 7
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $425

    Do you want to work with clay and glass as mediums for art? If so, this is the week for you! Campers create unique pieces using slab, coil, and pinch hand building methods to make functional and creative masterpieces. Campers will also have the opportunity to use a professional potter’s wheel throughout the week. Each student will also design a glass-on-glass mosaic using a large picture or window frame. Come to camp with a photograph or idea for inspiration for a glass mosaic. Your brilliant glass mosaic will look like stained glass for a one-of-kind treasure.
  • Masks from Around the World

    Ages 9 – 13
    July 20 - July 24
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    Around the world in five days! Travel around the globe and learn about other cultures through mask making - from Japanese Kabuki to beautiful Venetian masks and more. Campers will create beautiful works of art that can be displayed on their walls all while learning about the cultures that create and use different style masks. Campers will use a variety of materials and techniques in this hands-on art camp. Bring your creativity and sense of adventure!
  • Fashion School

    Ages 9 - 13
    August 3 - August 7
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    Every child’s dream of being a fashion designer can finally be brought to life! This camp will give children the opportunity to express their creative side by designing their own fashion line. We will begin the creative process by collecting inspiration and creating mood boards. Next, students will work to develop a color and texture scheme for their collection. After selecting fabrics, students will learn how to sketch designs and draw them on a human form. Each participant will have the opportunity to display his or her fall collection sketches at our very own “Fashion Week” on the final day of the week.
  • Retro Skills

    Ages 10 – 15
    July 27 – July 31
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $375

    You thought being a vsco girl was cool? Try going back even farther to the 50’s! Let’s get retro- learn how to sew and cook like Grandma and great grandma! Campers will learn how to do some hand and machine sewing making some pillows and other fun projects to decorate your room. Then let’s make an apron to wear in the kitchen where you get to cook some of Grandmas favorite recipes! Don’t forget to wear your pearls!!!