YA! Camp Session 9A: Ceramics & Painting (8/13-8/17)


This camp is intended for children entering grades 6-8 in the fall. If your child will be entering grade 9 in the fall you have the option to register for a Pre-College workshop for kids entering grades 9-12. 

Art Adventures YA! (Young Adult) Day Camp introduces students in grades 6-8 to OCAC’s professional art studios under the guidance of working artists and arts educators. Each weeklong session is comprised of two in-depth art workshops. This intensive exploration of two different studio techniques provides the developing teen boundless opportunity for self-expression and personal exploration. The YA! Day Camp is an ideal starting point for any youth interested in pursuing art at a more complex and rigorous level.

At the end of the week, we welcome both family and friends to come to campus at 4:00pm for our Friday Art Show, where students can show off their work and view work done by other YA! participants.

Each weeklong camp runs 9:00am-5:00pm, every day. Supervised care is available from 8am-9am (Before Care) and from 5pm-6pm (After Care). Before/After Care is offered as a package for an additional fee of $30 per session. No person under the age of 15 years may wait unsupervised on the campus of Oregon College of Art and Craft.


Ceramics is a very hands-on workshop! You get to explore with mud, fire it, and keep it forever! We have two different processes that campers focus on in the ceramics class. The first process is learning to work on the wheel in the ceramics studio. You will learn to center the clay and form and build throughout the week. This means you come away with thrown objects that can be used functionally, or as art pieces. The second process is hand building. You will make sculptural objects, exploring the limitless possibilities of forming clay. All projects are fired and either glazed or painted, so you come away with wonderfully finished pieces. 


Painting workshops focus on color, paint mixing, abstraction, realism, and anything in between! You will learn the formal aspects of painting, from organizing the picture plane to mixing colors. You will explore new ways of thinking about space, form, line, texture, and pattern as well as various approaches to applying paint. Projects might include the study of observed subjects, such as the still life and the figure, but they also might include exercises that pull from the imagination or might explore abstraction. You will experiment on various substrates such as paper or canvas, as well as wood and un-stretched canvas. Project outcomes are wonderfully colorful, often whimsical and will make a wonderful addition to any room! All levels of experience will find this workshop a worthwhile, positive experience.

Program Type: 
YA! (Young Adult): Grades 6-8
Start Date: 
Monday, August 13, 2018
End Date: 
Friday, August 17, 2018
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9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
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