Arts & Crafts Camps

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Youngsters at BMoCA's Young Artists at Work camp, which is now offering yearround options for blossoming artists.
Photos by Katie Harwsood. © Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

ART DAY CAMPS

Art Students League
of Denver

Denver

303-778-6990

www.ASLD.org

Visual art day camps. Explore the line between reality and fantasy this summer with your imagination as muse! Join our professional, friendly art instructors for a summer of art FUNdamentals. One- and two-week, morning and afternoon camps, with additional supervised care available. Grades K-11. Scholarships available.

Boulder Museum of
Contemporary Boulder — Young Artists at Work

Boulder

303-443-2122

www.bmoca.org

For ages 5–12. March 27, May 29, November 20, and December 18. Young Artists at Work is BMoCA’s signature series of immersive art-making day camps, featuring individualized workshops designed by visiting artists around inspired themes and the museum’s exhibitions. With a different theme each day, workshops explore multiple mediums and concepts, including collage, painting, sculpture, photography, fiber art, and more. Cost: $80, $75 for BMoCA members. Purchase all four camps for just $280, a savings of $40. Contact the museum for multiple camp, early bird, and referral discounts at info@bmoca.org. Visit www.bmoca.org for specific dates, themes, and registration.

Color Me Mine

Boulder

303-443-3469

www.boulder.colormemine.com

Join locally owned and operated Color Me Mine for a fun-filled, artistic summer! Walk-ins always welcome, or check out one of our fun Kid’s Night Out events. Check out our website for more information!

Crackpots Creativity Camp

Longmont

303-776-2211

www.ecrackpots.com

Kids learn and have fun while expressing their creativity. Pottery painting, glass fusing, clay and more!

Dawson Summer Camps

Lafayette

303-381-0445

www.dawsonschool.org/
summercamps

Come join us this summer for seven weeks of Dawson’s 70+ exciting summer camps and programs for ages 5-18. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Between June 5 and Aug. 11, we will offer various weeklong day camps in academics, arts, music, drama, language, sports, cooking and specialty day camps. Campers will receive a full hot/cold lunch in our dining hall every day and take a break to cool off in the pool daily. Cost range: $285 to $395 per week. For a full listing of our summer camp information visit us or e-mail summercamps@dawsonschool.org for questions.

Fabricate Summer camp

Boulder

303-997-8245

www.fabricateboulder.com

Learn to sew in summer camp! Our experienced instructors will guide campers through fun-filled, weeklong, themed camps (9 a.m.-noon) including Teen Fashion, Sew and Swim, Quilt Week and more. We also offer afternoon drop-in day camps (2-4:30 p.m.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students will learn practical skills such as how to use and maintain a sewing machine, wind a bobbin, read, cut and sew from a commercial sewing pattern, install a zipper, and lots more, ultimately constructing garments, accessories and home decor. With an unlimited variety of projects, our sewing students will build on fundamentals as they gain confidence and hone skills. Full-day options available. Please see our website to register and for more information.

Living Arts School

Niwot

720-383-4406

www.livingartsschool.com

Ages 6-12. Day camp. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Option of Early/Aftercare from 8:30-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.) Monday-Friday. At Living Arts Summer Camps, we offer your child the simple joy of making things with their hands. In a world that moves faster and faster, we advocate a slower, gentler experience, in a farmland setting that inspires creativity, connection and beauty. 2017 Summer Camps are all about Time Traveling. They include: Campfire Cooks and the Oregon Trail, Paper and Ink Makers and the Pony Express, Map Makers and the Great Treasure Hunt, Chocolatiers and the Land of Whirligigs, Optical Illusions and the Fancy Folk, Johnny Cake Makers and a Homesteader’s Life, Flag Makers and a Pirate’s Life at Sea, Puppet Makers and the Shadow Box Theater.

Living Arts Wee Folk Early
Childhood Summer Camp

Niwot

720-383-4406

www.livingartsschool.com

Ages 3-5. Day camp. Flexible Half Days: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Flexible Full Days 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Choose three to five days/week, Monday-Friday. At Living Arts Wee Folk Early Childhood Summer Camps, we offer your child the simple joy of spending time outside and taking time for hands-on, sensory experiences. In a world that moves faster and faster, we advocate a slower, gentler experience, in a farmland setting that inspires creativity, connection and beauty. 2017 Summer Camps include Early Summer, Mid-Summer and Late Summer Camps in three-week sessions.

MACC Art Academy

Denver

303-316-6360

www.maccjcc.org

MACC’s Summer Art Academy offers an extensive range of arts program for first-12th graders. The visual arts are vital to the development of your child’s imagination, self-esteem and interaction with the world. At MACC’s Art Academy, skilled artists, who are also experienced educators, nurture the creativity in every child. Students will have an intensive art experience using quality materials in a studio environment. Whether creating a life mask, drawing with quality materials, working in an actual clay studio or creating an environmental artwork, students will enjoy being immersed in art.

OPen Hands Arts Camp

Boulder

303-641-7715, or 720-400-1319

www.openhandsart.com

Open Hands Art is a collaboration between ceramic artist Sue Allman and painter Page Zekonis. We offer a variety of weeklong camps for children ages 7-12, a middle school camp we call “Finding Your Muse,” and a mosaic arts camp for middle and high schoolers. Various camps run June 5 to Aug. 11.

Poshsplat

Boulder

303-442-7674

www.poshsplat.com

PoshSplat is offering kids camp for ages 4-15 to improve their painting skills. Camp is offered Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with a painting activity and lunch time for $24; or a longer day, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with painting, a lunch break and another art activity with different materials for $40.

Specialty Camps (YMCA of
Boulder Valley)

Longmont and Boulder

303-664-5455

www.ymcabv.org

Whether your child is an aspiring actor, an inspiring artist, a future sleuth or a cookie-making chef, the Y has options for arts, science, cooking and CSY camps this summer. Our new specialty camps in Longmont and Boulder ensure kids are engaged, their creativity satisfied and their smocks well used. Day camps are divided by sessions throughout the summer.

Studio Arts Boulder
Summer Camps

Boulder

720-379-6033

www.studioartsboulder.org

Get messy this summer and let your creativity run wild! Studio Arts and Pottery Camps are for kids, ages 6-16 and run in weeklong sessions from June 5 – Aug. 11. Summer Art Camps at the Pottery Lab include Jewelry, Print-Making and Clay Camps! Clay Camps themes include: Pet Monsters, Gardening in Clay, Fairy Tale Friends, Harry Potter-y, Dinosaurs, Wheel-Throwing, and more. Clay Camps are for beginner clay enthusiasts to expert potters. In our Studio Art Camps, kids can design their own t-shirt to take home using basic techniques in the Print-Making Camp or create their own jewelry in our Jewelry-Making Camp.

Sunshine Pottery Studio

Boulder

303-517-5436

www.sunshinepotterystudio.com

June 26-30: Teens 12-16. July 17-24:   Kids 8-11. Create with clay from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Small camps with two staff. If your child loves clay (hand building and wheel throwing) and the outdoors, this is the place to be. Grab your place now! Spaces fill up quickly.

The Art Underground

Louisville and Lafayette

303-229-1127

www.artunder.org

The Art Underground at the Arts HUB offers nearly 40 camps this summer in art, dance and theater including all-day camps, Fairy Camps, Play-Well Tek camps and IncrediFlix camps.  The Arts HUB is a new art center in Lafayette with a 196-seat theater, art room and dance rooms.

Tinker Art Studio

Boulder

303-503-1902

www.tinkerartstudio.com

Join Tinker for a summer full of art, movement and plenty of creativity! Morning and afternoon camps for ages 3.5-15 include clay, drawing, glass, painting, sewing, mixed media, and theme-based visual art camps. Come tinker around!