When School is Out, Art is In!

What we offer

The High Level Scoop

Our fun & enriching half day programs educate, inspire & entertain your creative young artists! Variety is the spice of life so all of our camps offer a wide range of project topics and supplies that will spark their creativity & expose them to a stimulating mix of age-appropriate art techniques each day.

Summer camps give us time to dive into larger scale & grander projects like papier mache, batik painting, & sculpture. For our die-hard campers who return year after year (or week after week), we catalog all projects students complete & make every effort to avoid repeating projects!

And school holidays and snow days make for a fun excuse to roll up our sleeves and get creative!

Summer & School's Out Camps

Convenient Options

In the summer, we offer weekly Mixed Media Camps with two convenient times to pick from:  Morning 9am-12pm or Afternoon 1-4pm.

Summer Camps are for mixed Ages 4-14, with a few special sessions for themes we’re particularly excited about, or limited age groups (such as preschool ages)!  Summer Camps are now open for Early Bird Enrollment.  Save 10% if you enroll by March 1, 2019!

School’s Out Camps are half day drop off camps for ages 5-14.  If there is a full day off, we typically offer a Morning 9am-12pm or Afternoon 1-4pm session.  Also see our Workshops for special themed 1.5 hour events!

Summer Camps

Summer Camp Details

WHAT

Imagine combining your wildly imaginative children with impressive art supplies, phenomenal art teachers, oodles of fun & a dash (or 8) of glitter. All you need to worry about is deciding where you’re going to display your new art collection!

We strive to create a welcoming environment that fosters your child’s creativity and individuality, where new friendships blossom and kids get time to collaborate with other camp-mates as well. Each day, we plan a well-paced line up of projects, involving a wide variety of materials, subjects, and art principles. We might start the day with a watercolor painting project, and then finish a papier mache project from the day before. Throughout the week, students could have the chance to explore decoupage, painting, drawing, chalk pastel, oil pastel, sculpture, papier mache, collage, printmaking or batik making! As necessary, students are split into age groups to work on age and developmentally appropriate projects.

A short break half way through each day allows for a healthy snack & giggle break. Your budding super stars are washed up and ready to go right at pick-up. Be prepared, as they will have (slightly drippy) projects in hand that they are beaming to tell you about!

AGES

All camps are DROP OFF for a mixed age group from 4-14, except as follows:

Preschool Camp, July 29 – Aug. 1 (4 days, M-Th); 9:30am – 12pm; drop off ages 3-6 (must be potty trained & independent in the restroom)

Making It Camp, June 24 – 28, ages 11-15; 9am-12pm or 1-4pm

Our mixed age group format works very well during the summer given the low student:teacher ratio.  When the age mix warrants, artists are split into groups to work on age-appropriate projects (if they choose). Students might all work with the same materials (for example chalk pastels) but the project and/or techniques are modified for age as necessary to ensure that students are appropriate challenged.

WHEN & WHERE

Weekly summer camps run M-F, 9am-12pm or 1-4pm. All weeks are Mixed Ages 4-14 unless specifically noted.   Camps are announced in January for a 10% Early Bird Discount by March 1st.

COST

Our 10% Early Bird promotional discount runs through March 1, 2019!  Enroll as many siblings in the family for as many weeks as you’d like and save 10% off the total – no limit!   The discounted Early Bird pricing of $211.50 for a week of camp is already reflected in our lower online enrollment tuition fee.  After March 1, 2019 the weekly camp rate is $235, and a 10% sibling discount is automatically deducted from total for additional children from the same family.

Discounts cannot be combined. Please call to discuss which discount is most advantageous for your situation.

DISCOUNTS

Our 10% Early Bird promotional discount runs through March 1, 2019!  Enroll as many siblings in the family for as many weeks as you’d like and save 10% off the total – no limit!   The discounted Early Bird pricing of $211.50 for a week of camp is already reflected in our lower online enrollment tuition fee.  After March 1, 2019 the weekly camp rate is $235, and a 10% sibling discount is automatically deducted from total for additional children from the same family.

Discounts cannot be combined. Please call to discuss which discount is most advantageous for your situation.

Summer Camps
Summer Camps
Summer Camps
Summer Camps

HAPPY KIDS

Each day we send you home with an excited & proud paint-smudged artist & a frame-worthy pile of loot! They might look like they just did the Color Run 5k but on the bright side – no sunburns or skinned knees!

THREE HOUR DROP OFF

Mixed Media camps are three hours a day in the mornings (9am-12pm) or afternoons (1-4pm). Drop off, ages 4-14. Pottery starts at age 6 and is 2-5pm. Sign up with a friend, make new ones, or both!

MULTIPLE UNIQUE PROJECTS

Students create original & unique fine art projects (a mix of open-ended and guided lessons). We have been known to take on some pretty ambitious projects, so clear some wall and shelf space!

PACK A SNACK

Send a light NUT-FREE snack in the original package so we can verify the ingredients. Fresh fruits & veggies (especially pickles) make great art camp snacks!

LOW STAFF:STUDENT RATIO

Each child feels supported & challenged as we strive to maintain a ratio of 1:8. We always have at least two teachers, regardless of how small the group is.

AGE APPROPRIATE GROUPS

If warranted, artists are separated into age appropriate groups. Students may be using the same materials at the same time but the project and/or techniques are modified for age.

Summer Camp Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable $100 deposit, per child, per camp session, is required to register. The full balance (less your deposit) is due no later than the first day of camp. We will send you an email reminder the week before camp with a link to pay the balance due online. If you need to cancel and have already paid for the session, your payment (less the non-refundable deposit) will be refunded if we are notified in writing seven days prior to the start of camp (helloFM@smallhandsbigart.com). There are no refunds for last minute cancellations less than seven days prior; however, we’re happy to consider any special circumstances and offer a studio credit at our discretion.

If you’d like to change the camp dates & times, please submit a change request via email at least one week prior to the start of camp and we’ll be happy to accommodate your request, space permitting.

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Workshops
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