Visual Art

CREATURE FEATURES - ANIMAL ART CAMP

This fun camp is for young artists who love to create creatures. From fantasy creatures, such as dragons and unicorns, to wild cats, birds, bugs, and fish, we will create them all with our artistic minds. We will paint with acrylic and gouache, draw and color with markers, and make some 3d critters with model magic. It promises to be a fun and engaging week! No experience necessary. Please bring water and a snack and money for supplies to the teacher for the first day of camp. 

  • Location: Apex Nature Park Amphitheatre Shelter 
  • Ages: 6-13 yrs. 
  • Instructor: Claudia Finelle 
  • Fees: $130*(R) / $145*(NR) (5 classes) 
  • *$25 supply fee due to instructor at first class (in addition to class fee) 
  • #9857 Mon-Fri / July 12-16, 9:30am-12:30pm 
  • #9858 Mon-Fri / August 16-20, 9:30am-12:30pm 

AROUND THE WORLD ART CAMP 

In many ways, this camp is like Artapalooza, but our projects will have as a theme art or artists of different countries. Our artistic explorers will “travel” around the world. They will get their passports stamped at every port as they collect memories and art experiences. We will paint in acrylics and gouache, create a collage, do some light sculpting and more. 

  • Location: Apex Nature Park Amphitheatre Shelter 
  • Ages: 6-14 yrs. 
  • Instructor: Claudia Finelle 
  • Fees: $130*(R) / $145*(NR) (5 classes) 
  • *$25 supply fee due to instructor at first class (in addition to class fee) 
  • #9860 Mon-Fri / June 28 - July 2, 9:30am-12:30pm 
  • #9861 Mon-Fri / August 9-13, 9:30am-12:30pm

ANIME CAMP / KAWAII AND CHIBIS 

Welcome to a camp for both beginners and individuals like myself, who love this style of art. Cute drawings with sweet faces, kittens, llamas, unicorns, and everything “kawaii” will make up the first couple of days. We’ll then move on to charming Chibis characters, looking at their unique proportion, different eye designs, and variations of expressions. We’ll explore coloring and outlining techniques to make our work extra special. Please bring a water bottle and a snack and money for supplies is due to instructor first day of camp. 

  • Location: Apex Nature Park Amphitheatre Shelter 
  • Ages: 9-17 yrs. 
  • Instructor: Claudia Finelle 
  • Fees: $130*(R) / $145*(NR) (5 classes) 
  • *$25 supply fee due to instructor at first class (in addition to class fee) 
  • #9853 Mon-Fri / June 21-25, 9:30am-12:30pm 
  • #9854 Mon-Fri / July 19-23, 9:30am-12:30pm 

ANIME CAMP / MANGA 

In this camp, we’ll draw various anime character faces from different angles. We’ll study the features in detail, giving extra attention to eyes and hair. We’ll briefly review the proportions of the full figure. Participants will also explore expressions, lighting, color, and line work. Maximum participants is 12. Please bring a water bottle and a hearty snack and money for supplies to instructor on first day of camp. 

  • Location: Apex Nature Park Amphitheatre Shelter 
  • Ages: 9-17 yrs. 
  • Instructor: Claudia Finelle 
  • Fees: $130*(R) / $145*(NR) (5 classes) 
  • *$25 supply fee due to instructor at first class (in addition to class fee) 
  • #9856 Mon-Fri / August 2-6, 9:30am-12:30pm

ARTAPALOOZA CAMP

Always fun and colorful, Artapalooza is all about embracing artistic creation. We’ll paint in acrylic and gouache and explore differ techniques and surfaces using those mediums. We’ll use markers, stickers, color papers, and Model Magic. Miss Claudia has made each camper a unique mixed media sketchbook by using different kinds of paper, such as Bristol, water color, and sketching. This keepsake artbook will house most of our creations. Please bring water and a snack.

  • Location: Apex Nature Park Large Shelter 
  • Ages: 6-13 yrs. 
  • Instructor: Claudia Finelle 
  • Fees: $130*(R) / $145*(NR) (5 classes) 
  • *$25 supply fee due to instructor at first class (in addition to class fee) 
  • #9859 Mon-Fri / July 26-30, 9:30am-12:30pm