Art Through the Ages: Summer Art & Craft Camp

Sponsored by the OSU Craft Center, this 2-week , ½ day camp will have student artists fully engaged  exploring  various mediums & techniques. Each day they will rotate between two studios, working with two experienced art teachers. Half of the class day will be spent experiencing 2-D and 3-D art/craft techniques and mediums, drawing inspiration from: primitive art, the masters, cubism, pop-art, animation and more! The second half will focus on ceramics techniques that will include: various hand-building methods as well as learning how to throw on the pottery wheel.  Functional & sculptural works will be explored. Fun hands-on learning, creative freedom, and lots of projects combine to make great summer memories!



Grades: 6-9 (As of Fall 2016) 

Dates: July 9-20, 2018

Days: Monday-Friday

Times: 8am-12:30pm

Location: OSU Craft Center, Student Experience Center, SW Jefferson St., Oregon State University

We're excited to partner with the OSU Kidspirit program this year!


Register in person at the KIDSPIRIT office in Langton Hall or on-line:

Cost: TBA  (estimate $300)

Limited spaces …early registration strongly recommended.



First day: Artists will Check- in at Kidspirit Office & be escorted to the Craft Center. Two groups are planned to keep class sizes small and allow for lots of individual attention. One group will start the morning with ceramics/pottery the other group will begin with 2D and 3D art mediums.

Tie dying t-shirt 1st day, (weather permitting)- Smocks will be provided; however we strongly recommend artists dress in clothes/shoes that can get soiled.

Daily: At 10am the groups will have a short break. Artists may bring a daily snack & beverage that may be enjoyed during the break. After break the groups will switch to the other studio.


Second day & Beyond: 

Artists will head directly to their 1st rotation studio & sign-in with the instructor.

Please arrive on time…We want the young artists to have as much time as possible to create & work. Introductory instructions happen in the 1st part of the session.

Departure: Students will be dismissed at 12:30pm daily. 

Dress Accordingly: Each young artist will be working with a wide variety of materials, some of which may stain clothing. Please have artists dress accordingly or bring a smock. Some aprons are available on site. (White shoes & clothes not recommended.)


For more Details visit the OSU Craft Center, Student Experience Center (basement level),  541-737-2937 

Hours of Operation:  M-1pm-10pm and Sa/Su 11-5pm.