Does your child love doodling on sketchpads, sculpting with play-doh, and painting with watercolors? Take a look through our list of fine arts camps in Tucson.
Classes and camps listed here will include pottery, clay, ceramics, collage, scrapbooking, and acrylics.
Fine Arts Camps available at Desert Christian Schools for Summer 2023:
Most camps are $125-$175/week.
Get ready for the ultimate creative adventure at Pinspiration's arts and crafts camp for kids! Let your imagination run wild as you dive into a new world of artistic themes and techniques every day, unleashing your inner Picasso with exciting and engaging projects that will leave you buzzing with creativity. Join Pinspiration for a week of non-stop fun, laughter, and artistic exploration that will spark a passion for the arts that will last a lifetime!
Each week will be a unique theme: Tie Day Rockstars, The Hero Within Me, Pirates and Fairies, My Perfect Pet, Stars and Stripes, OuterSpace, Under the sea, Boho, Tie Dye 2, Best of Summer, and Back to School.
This is a dynamic art camp experience for kids grades 3rd – 12th. All camps are multi-aged and this open studio environment lends itself to all ages. An art show is held on the final day of each week. All 4-day sessions are held 12:30pm – 4:30pm and are Tuesday – Friday. Taught by Linda Ahearn, with interns’ help.
June 6-9 Sculpt in Clay Grades Grades 3 -12. $275 Learn to create a three-dimensional sculpture in clay. With water-based clay, you can create anything such as animals, nature, and your favorite characters! Let your imagination run wild! Learn how to build an armature from wire and build and sculpt using all kinds of tools. A hand casting sculpture is also included in this camp.
June 13-18 Learn To Sew A Stuffie Grades 3-12 $275 Design your own unique doll or stuffed animal, choose from a multitude of fabrics, use or design your pattern, pin and cut out. Learn how to work a sewing machine to assemble the pieces together and by the end of the week you’ll be stuffing your creation and finishing the details. The studio has 6 sewing machines and 2 irons and lots of fabric!
June 20-23 Oil Painting Grades 5-12 $275 In this fun camp, learn to oil paint from still life for the first two days and select a portrait, animal, or landscape for the second two days. Students will learn to work safely and neatly with oils, understand the concept of mixing colors using opposites by making their own color wheel. Also how to build a painting in layers starting with big shapes and refining to the details. They will be introduced to brushwork and strengthen their observation skills.
June 27-30 Mosaics Grades 3 and up $275 In this popular camp, you’ll learn to design and create spectacular colorful glass mosaics using multiple types of glass and tiles. Safe practices are taught for scoring, cutting, and nipping glass and how to create a dynamic art design. Mosaic designs will be grouted and ready for presentation.
July 11-14 Drawing Grades 5-12 $275 Learn the basic techniques to draw from life and photos. Using graphite and charcoal, students will strengthen their observation skills while learning about shading, values, light, mark making, contour drawing, gridding, and setting up still-life! You will learn many fun and creative ways to draw while having fun! This class includes a drawing session with a live bird as the model!
July 18-21 Oil Painting Grades 5 and up $275 In this fun camp, learn to oil paint from still life for the first two days and select a portrait, animal, or landscape for the second two days. Students will learn to work safely and neatly with oils, understand the concept of mixing colors using opposites by making their own color wheel. Also how to build a painting in layers starting with big shapes and refining to the details. They will be introduced to brushwork and strengthen their observation skills.
July 24-28 5 days $400 Grade 6 and up Learn To Sew an Outfit This is a beginning sewing class for girls and boys ages 6th grade and up. Learn how to sew a dress, skirt, bag, beanie/hat, vest, or sweatpants/shorts and/or pajama bottoms.
Create a miniature misty swamp for carnivorous plants, use recycled materials to make a mini tea party habitat, and design a tiny traveler’s paradise held inside the mythical CatBus! These are just three of the exciting projects featured at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures 2023 summer camp!
Eight week-long sessions, June 5-30, half-day (9:00am-noon or 1:00pm-4:00pm), ages 6-12, beginner and advanced options. Scholarships available. Contact [email protected].