An ‘Art Summer’ of Children’s Camps and Teen/Adult Workshops.
Weekly from June 24 thru August 9.
Whether you're new to BellinghamART or have been coming every summer, everyone, young or old, will learn new drawing, painting, sculpting and craft skills and have fun creating their art. Choose from morning or afternoon camps and workshops that include all your art materials, tools and a daily snack.
Click here for Registration Form or phone 360.738.8379.
Ages 4 and 5
10 am to 12 pm, Tuesday thru Thursday
These three-day ‘mini’ art camps have creative themes that the youngest of artists enjoy. Children will learn the ABC’s of drawing, painting and crafts while developing their fine motor skills and enjoy narrated stories, theme music, and a daily nutritious snack.
- July 2, 3 and 5: Puppies and Kittens
- July 9 - 11: Let’s go to the Beach
- July 16 - 18: Our Animal Friends
- July 23 - 25: Your Big Back Yard
Ages 5 1/2 to 8
9 am to 12 pm or 1 to 4 pm, Monday thru Friday
Each camp emphasizes fun creating quality art and craftwork while building skills. Young artist will learn the basics of drawing and painting using materials such as acrylic and watercolor and silk paint, polymer clay, pastels, paper collage, block printing, metal emboss and scratch art. They will also enjoy daily short stories, music and a nutritious snack.
June 24 - 28: World of Faeries
A popular camp that takes your child on an artistic journey in the colorful and fascinating world of amazing winged creatures thru drawing, painting, and sculpting.
July 1, 2, 3 and 5: Cartoons and Clay
Your child will learn to draw; paint, and clay sculpt many of their favorite characters from the classic age of cartoons and animation.
July 8 - 12: Under the Sea
An adventure drawing and silk painting pirates, mermaids, buried treasure maps, dolphins, and tropical fish as your child’s artistic inspiration.
July 15 - 19: Animal Planet
Your child will travel around the world from the South Pole to the African grasslands drawing and painting their favorite animals.
July 22 - 26: Land of Enchantment
An artistic journey to the land of the little people where your child will draw, paint and craft the world of gnomes, faeries, castles and unicorns.
July 29 - August 2: Hobbit Houses to Castles
Learn how people around the world live and work. Amazing houses, towers, pyramids and castles familiar to every child will inspire their drawings, paintings, and clay sculpture.
August 5 - 9: A Jungle Adventure
Your child will have a great time with a week creating art inspired by the jungle. They’ll create art and designs with wild colors and texture from Toucans to monkeys.
Ages 8 and up
9 am - 12 pm or 1 - 4 pm, Monday to Friday
Older children will spend a week extending their art skills and creativity. They’ll create drawings and paintings from pastel, collage, watercolor, colored pencil, charcoal or acrylic paint. Craft projects may use silk painting, block printing, collage, metal emboss, polymer clay figures or ceramic painting.
June 24 - 28: Mythical Tales
Travel from the Northwest to Asia to learn the myths and legends of many lands. Draw inspiration for your drawings and paintings from Chinese dragons, Greek gods or the Raven of the Northwest,
July 1, 2, 3 and 5: Cartoons and Animation
Learn drawing techniques for expression and movement of cartoon characters. Create an animated flipbook, a painted cartoon cell and a watercolor background to bring cartoons to life.
July 8 - 12: South Seas Water World
The whales, green turtles, tropical fish, and exotic underwater life living under the surf of the Hawaiian Islands will inspire all your drawings, watercolors and silk painting.
July 15 - 19: Draw and Paint Dogs & Cats
(Dogs: 9 am to 12 pm, Cats: 1 to 4 pm)
Learn how to draw cats or dogs in a realistic fashion using pencil. Then you’ll learn the anatomy of dogs or cats by creating a clay sculpture, and finally you’ll paint a portrait using acrylic paints.
July 22 - 26: Land of the Tigers
A mysterious and interesting artistic journey to south Asia where your drawing, painting, block printing and metalwork will be inspired by the arts, crafts and designs from the heart of India.
July 29 - August 2: The World of Architecture
Learn how to draw and sculpt buildings using some of the world’s most famous architecture from huts of ancient times, cathedrals, the Eiffel Tower and the skyscrapers of today.
August 5 - 9: Explore the Mayan Jungle
One of the most mysterious and fascinating cultures, the pyramids, jaguars, plants and flowers of the deep jungles of Central America will inspire your drawings, paintings and crafts.
Teen and Adult Workshops
1:30 to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday
Drawing and painting workshops that are suitable for all levels of experience. They emphasize the value of process to teach and broaden your view of yourself as an artist while providing a meaningful experience to learn art skills, foster personal growth and unleash creativity.
July 8 - 12: Drawing People
Working from quick gesture drawings and longer poses you’ll gain experience and an understanding of depicting the human form. You’ll learn to draw the human figure using proportion, anatomy, the use of light and shade and line and tone to describe the body.
July 15 - 19: Painting Dog Portraits
Learn the secrets of creating life-like eyes, realistic fur, and capturing the look of your pet. Beginning from photo reference you’ll learn to draw and paint dogs. Then you’ll work with quick-drying acrylic paint to complete your dog portrait.
July 22 - 26: Classic Drawing Skills
A foundation in portraiture where you’ll learn to visualize the proportion, line, value, volume, structure and composition. You’ll work from photo reference; learn to think visually using simple pencil and charcoal rendering techniques.
Click here for Registration Form or phone 360.738.8379.