Whether or not you consider yourself an experienced artist, this summer art camp will help you grow and gain confidence. Students will complete 2D and 3D projects that incorporate color and design instruction, including sculpture, painting, drawing, basketry, creating musical instruments, fabric art, bookmaking, and found object assemblage.
June 30 – July 13, 2024
Two week session
Friday, July 12, 2024
Parks Exhibition Center
Evening, exact time TBD
14 – 17
Total Capacity includes Residential and Day Students
Join us this summer for two weeks playing, learning, experimenting, and collaborating as you experience the joy of creating art. Projects will include both 2D and 3D creations using a variety of materials and techniques. Explore, experiment and discover the infinite possibilities that arise when you are given the opportunity to just have fun. Through the support of a creative community and instruction, students will gain confidence in their skills, with permission to grow into their own artist. Your workshop will culminate in an art exhibit, allowing you to show off your talents to family and friends.
Our Visual Arts classes do not require any type of assessment or portfolio to get into the program. Instructors will work with your child at the level that they are at. Your child will improve and learn new skills whether they are a beginner or have been an artist for years.
Old clothing or an apron to use during class time
Paint brushes—various sizes appropriate for watercolor and acrylic paints
Set of pencils including 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
We start the day working on a drawing exercise, focusing on a different technique each day. A new project, material, or approach is presented to the group after our drawing warm-up. Most of the day is spent working on this new project, letting students work at their own pace. When needed, additional projects will be presented throughout the day. Students will sometimes collaborate with another class and group projects can be supported when interest is shown. Our typical day starts at 9 and ends at 4, with an hour break for lunch.
Rachel Welch graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, receiving a degree in Art and Design with a concentration in Studio Arts. She spent a year at the Accademia Di Belle Arte in Florence, Italy, studying sculpture and drawing, and received the title of Artist of the Year for the Art Alliance of Idyllwild in 2009. She teaches painting and drawing at Idyllwild Arts. Her artwork has been shown throughout California, as well as in Italy.
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