Grove City Art & Theatre Camp

July 16-20, 2018

New LOWER price! $99 per session, $175 both sessions

Now in its 7th year! Originally founded by the Grove City Arts Council, this 5 day camp has something for everyone... from painting to musical theatre to pottery...and so much more! 

  • Online Showcase for all Art Classes after camp is over
  • Live Showcase for Theatre Classes: July 20 at 7:00 PM
  • Early drop-off child care available  7:20 AM for $5 per day
  • Location:  301 N. Madison Ave.  Grove City, PA (Grove City Christian Academy Building)
  • $99 for one session for the week– NEW lower price!   
  • $175 for full day for the week
  • Half day students should bring a snack
  • Full day students should bring 2 snacks and a packed lunch
  • Full day students will have one hour of supervised lunch and play time between sessions
  • Full day students may leave campus between sessions ONLY with parental notification
  • Scholarships:  A limited number of scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. Apply here. 

Refunds

  • Cancellations made before June 30: Tuition is refundable on a case by case basis minus a $20 fee. 
  • Cancellations made on/after June 30:  Tuition is non-refundable outside of exceptional circumstances. 
  • The supply fee is non-refundable.  

Teachers

  • All teachers have background checks/clearances
  • See their bios here

Morning Session: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Outdoor Drawing Adventure

  • Ages: 7-18
  • Max Students: 12  (2 spots left)
  • Supply Fee: $10
  • Teacher: Amy Stauff
Have you ever wanted to capture the beautiful things you see in nature?  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to record your thoughts after a walk in the woods?  In this class, we will learn the art of nature journaling and practice drawing different types of bugs, birds, plants, flowers, leaves, trees, and more!  We will be on location in natural areas for part of the week, drawing and writing about the natural world.  This will require parents to pick up and drop off students at these sites (all within the Grove City area).  Transportation back to the school is available for full day students (and other students by special request if room in vehicle).  A signed permission form will be required.  Be sure to wear comfortable walking clothing and shoes.  This class will include a sketchbook, but students should bring pencils, erasers,  and a pen. 

Making with Mud: Sculpting Art from Clay! 

  • Ages: 9-18
  • Max Students: 12 (1 spot left!)
  • Supply Fee: $15
  • Teacher: Anthony DeRosa

This course is designed for ALL experience levels. Students are invited to get their hands dirty as we turn mud into art! Beginning students will gain an overview of the ceramic process and will receive guided instruction on hand building techniques including coil, pinch, and slab to create a variety of functional vessels that they will take home at the end of camp. Advanced students will explore more complex techniques in ceramics like clay additives, large scale construction and alternative firing techniques. Additionally, all students will have the option to participate in a collaborative group sculpture which will utilize the ancient Japanese process of Raku. Students will select from a variety of traditional Japanese glazes and all work will be fired in the instructor’s kiln and available to take home at the end of camp. In this course students will not only learn basic and advanced techniques in ceramic art but also learn art history relevant to clay as well as how to find, process, and use local wild clays. Material fee covers all necessary supplies including clay, glaze, tools, and firing cost. However old clothing, a towel and apron are also recommended. 


Kids Theatre: Mad Science Lab!

  • Ages: 6-11
  • Max Students: 16 (3 spots left)
  • Supply Fee: $10
  • Teacher: Angie Settlemire

Journey to the Mad Science Lab to create fun and unique characters through dramatic games, activities, and storytelling.  We will explore different character voices, walks and gestures, and also create a simple costume for our characters.  Then we will put it all to together for an unforgettable performance at the Friday night showcase.  


The Incredible Lightbulb Sculpture

  • Ages: 9-16
  • Max Students: 12 (8 spots left)
  • Supply Fee: $15
  • Teacher: Heather Yesko

Let your imaginations go wild with this sculpture project that uses a light bulb as the main under lying structure! Will it be based  on an occupation, an historical figure, a fairy or other creature rarely seen? Have fun every day revealing  your hidden  sculptural talents. 


Seeing a New World Through the Camera Lens - CANCELLED

  • Ages: 10-13
  • Max Students: 13
  • Supply Fee: $5
  • Teacher: Kelly Chiodi
Understanding what makes a compelling photograph takes an understanding of composition, storytelling and, of course, light. We'll begin with what to include in the frame, tools for drawing the eye into and around the photo, using and seeing symbolism, elements of stories and end with technical aspects of using a camera and understanding the role that light plays. Learning to see these things will make your daily walk through life more interesting and artful even when you're not holding your camera.  Each class will include time photographing. A camera is a must, bring the best you have, but any digital camera, including phone cameras, will do. Each student will choose their favorite photo for display in the on-line gallery show, with an explanation of what it is/means and how they captured it.

Colorful Creations

  • Ages: 5-8
  • Max Students: 12 (2 spots left)
  • Supply Fee: $15
  • Teacher: Shirley Berkey
Students will learn how to design, choose colors, pattern, and learn techniques to create unique works of summer themed art. The projects will include painted and mosaic stained glass sun catchers, garden mosaic stepping stones, and original painted garden t-shirt/ or tote bag.  Students should wear old clothes and will be asked to provide their own t-shirt.   No glass cutting or sharp tools will be used. 

Afternoon Session 1:00-4:30 PM (Friday until 4:00 PM)

Oils, Chalks, and Paint...oh my!

  • Ages: 5-8
  • Max Students: 12 (2 spots left)
  • Supply Fee: $15
  • Teacher: Teresa Firek

Students will explore the lives and works of master artists Cassett, Mondrian, Picasso, Kahlo, and Miroand.  Focusing on one aspect or technique,  we will then create our own masterpiece using oil pastels, chalk, pencils, and paint.  


Seeing a New World Through the Camera Lens - CANCELLED

  • Ages: 14-18
  • Max Students: 13 
  • Supply Fee: $5
  • Teacher: Kelly Chiodi
Understanding what makes a compelling photograph takes an understanding of composition, storytelling and, of course, light. We'll begin with what to include in the frame, tools for drawing the eye into and around the photo, using and seeing symbolism, elements of stories and end with technical aspects of using a camera and understanding the role that light plays. Learning to see these things will make your daily walk through life more interesting and artful even when you're not holding your camera.  Each class will include time photographing. A camera is a must, bring the best you have, but any digital camera, including phone cameras, will do. Each student will choose their favorite photo for display in the on-line gallery show, with an explanation of what it is/means and how they captured it.

Painting with Acrylics  -- FULL (contact us for waiting list)

  • Ages: 9-16
  • Max Students: 12 
  • Supply Fee: $15
  • Teacher: Heather Yesko

Enjoy painting with plastic based paints which dry to a permanent finish.  We will create a night time painting of an opened canning jar with lightning bugs that actually glow in the dark, as well as a spring time painting of a cherry tree in blossom, both on canvas.                            More advanced students may opt for an independent study painting of their choice on a re-purposed piece of furniture (provided). 

 


Musical Theatre: This is Me -  CANCELLED

  • Ages 11-18
  • Max Students: 15 
  • Supply Fee: $15
  • Teacher: Angie Settlemire

Students will learn the secrets to singing with a powerful stage voice while acting and moving! They will explore different styles of singing within the musical theatre genre – including safe belting technique.   The week will culminate with a show stopping “mini-musical” featuring songs from popular musicals including The Greatest Showman.


 Itching to Get Stitching!: Hand-sewing Basics

  • Ages: 9-18 
  • Max Students: 10 (5 spots left)
  • Supply Fee: $7
  • Teacher: Faith Thompson

Come join us as we learn the basics of sewing by hand—everything from threading the needle to tying off that last knot. Express your personality and develop your creative eye as you play with colors and patterns. From felt fruit coasters to embroidered lettering, from lavender sachets to strawberry pillows, we’ll get a taste of everything from A to Z  in this introductory course!