Teen Programs and Summer Camps at Portside Arts Center
“Building Studio Artists.”
Summer Art Studio is a specialty camp for
budding young artists. Each week during the
month of July, students will focus on a different
art form and create their own body of work.
M-F / 8:30AM – 5:30PM
After care included from 3:30PM – 5:30PM
Before care available 7:30AM – 8:30AM
for an additional $50/week or $10/day
*CAMP ENROLLMENT IS BY THE WEEK
ANIME & COMICS
JULY 6TH – JULY 10TH
During this week, students will learn about artists and creators of their favorite superheroes and comic book characters, and make their own superhero and comic-inspired art. Students will learn the basic principles behind developing characters and storylines. Sharks and Pirates are able delve deeper into basic storyboarding, character development, and the different styles of anime and comics. All students have the opportunity to attend a theme related field trip. They will also meet local comic artists during our weekly artist talk. On Friday, students will participate in our end of the week showcase where they can show off their creations
STEAM & ROBOTICS
JULY 13TH – JULY 17TH
This week’s theme involves the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Students will create various forms of art through these educational disciplines spanning from animation to building their own robots to take home. STEAM encourages students to think in innovative and creative ways. Students learn about the history and use of technology in many art forms and professions such as graphic design, engineering, and architecture, with an artist talk will be given from someone in a relatable profession. Students will also take a field trip to a place pertaining to this week’s theme. At the end of the week, there will be a showcase of the work that was made during the week, and the kids will participate in a race featuring robots that are constructed that week!
NATURE & MINDFULNESS
JULY 20TH – JULY 24TH
Give your child the opportunity to connect with nature during this Nature & Mindfulness themed camp. Students will learn about different elements of nature and look at artists who create artwork inspired by the environment. They also have the chance to participate in daily mindful movement, children’s yoga, and meditation activities in natural surroundings. They will create work made from collected natural materials and found objects and will be taught about the importance of our environment and the need to respect and protect nature. Students attend a theme related trip as well as meet and see the artwork of local artists whose work is inspired by the environment during our weekly artist talk. On Friday, they have the opportunity to participate in our end of the week showcase where they display their work made during that week.
FASHION, FIBERS & TEXTILES
JULY 27TH – JULY 31ST
Step out onto the catwalk this summer during our fashion-inspired camp! Students will learn about fashion design, textile and fiber art, costume design and jewelry design. They will learn about the history of fashion and textiles and discuss how it influences our everyday lives. For Sharks and Pirates, projects include a site visit to the local thrift shop where they’ll pick out articles of clothes to upcycle! They will also attend a theme related trip and meet and see the artwork of local fiber or fashion artists during our weekly artist talk. On Friday, students participate at the end of the week showcase where they will show off their fashion-forward designs and artwork created that week.
Ages: 12 – 17
Cost: $25 per class
Class Pack Cost: $90 – Enroll in 4 classes & save!
This biweekly workshop series is designed to help teens build a portfolio of work for a school or personal use. The workshops will allow students to expand their artistic skill sets as well as to investigate their individuality and unique identities. Students will be introduced to local and international artists while exploring different materials and techniques used in traditional and contemporary art-making. Sign up for 4 classes and save 10%!
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