THROW AN ARTY PARTY!

WE PUT THE ARTY IN PARTY!

Let the Gallery host your child’s next birthday party, where we help them and their friends celebrate with a directed art activity. Choose from either painting or pottery, we have a wide selection of age-appropriate projects for you to choose from. We bring the art, you bring the party!

Please contact us for details and available dates and click on our FAQ’s section for pricing and additional information

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NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


Explore, discover, create and have fun at the Sumter County Gallery of Art’s Summer Art Camp. We offer accomplished teaching artists, small class sizes, a variety of media and excellent facilities. Classes range from exploratory creative expression to rigorous investigation of design principles. We are committed to nurturing children’s love for creating art, whatever their age, interest or skill level may be.

NEW IN 2016
A non-refundable $25 deposit is due at the time of registration for each class. This will be applied to the cost of the class. The balance is due the Monday before class starts. If a camp is canceled by the SCGA, a full refund will be issued and individuals will be contacted directly.

Tuition is $115 per class for non-members and $105 for members.
Each child receive a $10 discount per class after the first two

Need-Based Scholarships are available for download at the bottom of this page

Week 1: June 13 – June 17, Morning (9am-12pm)

Fun in the Mud with Savannah Wolfe (Ages 4-7) In this beginner’s pottery class students will be introduced to different kinds of clay, the pottery wheel, a variety of hand-building skills and colorful glazes. We will draw inspiration for our creations from children’s stories as we combine art, storytelling and play in this unique class offering.

What I Really Want to do is Paint! With Ashley Womack (Ages 4-7) Miss Ashley will work with students to develop basic painting skills and a love for painting, along with concepts like the color wheel, line, texture and value in this foundational painting class perfect for our youngest artists. This class is designed to help prepare students for future art classes and to give them hands-on experience with paint media and tools while having a blast squishing, squirting and smushing paint onto canvas.

Crazy Quilting with Heidi Adler (Ages 8-12) Have you ever had a favorite handmade quilt, one that you treasure and would never part with? This is your chance to learn the time-honored tradition of quilting, but with a contemporary flair. Students will explore pattern, color, and shape using vintage and contemporary fabrics, learn to set up, operate and troubleshoot a sewing machine and will learn how to piece together and complete a lap size “trashcan” quilt from start to finish. 

Week 1: June 13 – June 17, Afternoon (1pm–4pm)

Creative Painting Techniques (Ages 8-12) Artist Connie Brennan will lead students in this inventive class bringing to life vivid, dreamlike images of butterflies, flowers, angels, lizards and much more through the use of rich, contrasting colors and textures along with precise stencils and a variety of other tools – an approach to painting that yields beautiful, unique results.

Crazy Quilting with Heidi Adler (Ages 13 & up) Have you ever had a favorite handmade quilt, one that you treasure and would never part with? This is your chance to learn the time-honored tradition of quilting, but with a contemporary flair. Students will explore pattern, color, and shape using vintage and contemporary fabrics, learn to set up, operate and troubleshoot a sewing machine and will learn how to piece together and complete a lap size “trashcan” quilt from start to finish. 

Majolica and More! With Amanda Cox (Ages 8 & up) is a specialized ceramics class in which students will explore surface decoration techniques in addition to learning advanced hand-building skills. Majolica glazing, sgraffitto and printmaking will give the students’ ceramics added dimension and interest. Some basic prior experience handling clay is recommended. 

Week 2: June 20 – June 24, Morning (9am – 12pm)

Bugs ‘n’ Blooms with Ashley Womack (Ages 4-7) Shrink down to explore the world of creepy crawlers and fabulous flowers! Students will be introduced to the beauty and fun of insects and will explore their environments in a class where art meets science. Young entomologists will create a variety of 2D and 3D forms using materials from nature and an army of art supplies using paint, collage, clay, printmaking, mixed media, and more. Come bug out with us!

Fun in the Mud with Savannah Wolfe (Ages 4-7) In this beginner’s pottery class students will be introduced to different kinds of clay, the pottery wheel, a variety of hand-building skills and colorful glazes. We will draw inspiration for our creations from children’s stories as we combine art, storytelling and play in this unique class offering.

Creative Painting Techniques (Ages 8-12) Artist Connie Brennan will lead students in this inventive class bringing to life vivid, dreamlike images of butterflies, flowers, angels, lizards and much more through the use of rich, contrasting colors and textures along with precise stencils and a variety of other tools – an approach to painting that yields beautiful, unique results.

Week 2: June 20 – June 24, Afternoon (1pm – 4pm)

Modern Masters with Caitlin Murtha (Ages 8-12) introduces children to the wonderful world of Van Gogh, Cézanne, Dali, Chagall and Matisse. Using famous paintings to understand the artist’s styles, children reproduce their own paintings. These lessons are classic examples of how mixing art history with simple, foundational techniques can create beautiful works of art.

Youth Pottery with Laura Cardello (Ages 8 & up) In one of our most popular summer offerings, students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of making decorative and functional ceramic art using traditional hand-building techniques and throwing functional vessels on the potter’s wheel. Students will learn about glazing and surface decoration and all artwork will be completed with colorful, shiny glazes.

Week 3: June 27 – July 1, Morning (9am – 12pm)

Print It! Stamp It! Stomp It! With Marjorie Hooks (Ages 4-7) Our youngest artists will have an exciting time becoming printmakers. Students will engage in group activities designed to promote teamwork and creative thinking through the creation of a collaborative class project, will make their own stamps and printing plates, use an etching press and have a stomping good time with Ms Marjorie!

Fun in the Mud with Savannah Wolfe (Ages 4-7) In this beginner’s pottery class students will be introduced to different kinds of clay, the pottery wheel, a variety of hand-building skills and colorful glazes. We will draw inspiration for our creations from children’s stories as we combine art, storytelling and play in this unique class offering.

Recycle-O-Rama with Dr. Roseetta Davis (Ages 8-12) Students will be guided through using everyday recycled materials to think creatively, outside the box, and exercise their imaginations in using unusual and recycled everyday objects like scrap wood, water bottles, chip bags, used cardboard and plastic, styrofoam, aluminum foil, string, rope, toilet paper & paper towel rolls and more to create one-of-a-kind Outsider art projects.

Week 3: June 27 – July 1, Afternoon (1pm – 4pm)

Sculpt This! With Caitlin Murtha (Ages 8-12) Students will explore sculpture by examining the distinct ways artists have explored 3D forms throughout history. We will explore a variety of different materials used by sculptors and learn techniques that artists use to communicate their ideas and feelings in three dimensions and get inspired to create our own! 

Youth Pottery with Laura Cardello (Ages 8 & up) In one of our most popular summer offerings, students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of making decorative and functional ceramic art using traditional hand-building techniques and throwing functional vessels on the potter’s wheel. Students will learn about glazing and surface decoration and all artwork will be completed with colorful, shiny glazes.

Week 4: July 11 – July 15, Morning (9am – 12pm)

Fun in the Mud with Savannah Wolfe (Ages 4-7) In this beginner’s pottery class students will be introduced to different kinds of clay, the pottery wheel, a variety of hand-building skills and colorful glazes. We will draw inspiration for our creations from children’s stories as we combine art, storytelling and play in this unique class offering.

Space is the Place with Tara Schumacher (Ages 4-7) “Houston, we have lift off!” Join us for a week of activities designed to engage our youngest students through both visual art and science. We will learn about rockets, the Milky Way, black holes, the solar system, our unique moon and so much more through painting, sculpture, and mixed media art projects. 

Modern Masters with Caitlin Murtha (Ages 8-12) introduces children to the wonderful world of Van Gogh, Cézanne, Dali, Chagall and Matisse. Using famous paintings to understand the artist’s styles, children reproduce their own paintings. These lessons are classic examples of how mixing art history with simple, foundational techniques can create beautiful works of art.

Week 4: July 11 – July 15, Afternoon (1pm – 4pm)

Artistic Assemblage (Ages 9 & up) Local artist Trisha King will guide this set of projects in which students will use stretched canvases and canvas boards as bases for their assemblages and will refinish a picture frame. Students will incorporate found objects, buttons and costume jewelry and a variety of mixed media to create works that convey meaning and highlight sentimental keepsakes.

Print, Stitch & Dye with Amanda Cox (Ages 9 & up) Students will begin with a simple cross-stitch pattern to get them comfortable using a needle and thread, and will learn simple hand-sewing techniques and how to set up and operate a sewing machine. We will also learn about immersion dyeing techniques, including an ancient and beautiful form from Japan called Shibori. Students will use their new sewing and dyeing skills to create pillows, a cross-shoulder bag, stuffed felt monsters and sew much more!

Color Pencil Drawing (Ages 10 & up) In this foundational drawing class, Mr. Hickmon will guide students in the use of Prismacolor pencils to create intensely colorful, life-like drawings through the application of color layering, blending and lifting techniques in addition to basic drawing instruction. This is a class for students who are serious about and dedicated to learning the art of drawing.

Week 5: July 18 – July 22, Morning (9am – 12pm)

Print It! Stamp It! Stomp It! with Marjorie Hooks (Ages 4-7) Our youngest artists will have an exciting time becoming printmakers. Students will engage in group activities designed to promote teamwork and creative thinking through the creation of a collaborative class project, will make their own stamps and printing plates, use an etching press and have a stomping good time with Ms Marjorie!

Storytellers with Jen Pepper (Ages 4-7) Storytelling helps students improve their language skills, instills a love of reading and stirs imaginations. In this first-time class offering, talented professor of visual art Jennifer Pepper will guide students through painting, drawing and mixed media activities based on a variety of classic and contemporary children’s stories.

Sculpt This! With Caitlin Murtha (Ages 8-12) Students will explore sculpture by examining the distinct ways artists have explored 3D forms throughout history. We will explore a variety of different materials used by sculptors and learn techniques that artists use to communicate their ideas and feelings in three dimensions and get inspired to create our own! 

Week 5: July 18 – July 22, Afternoon (1pm – 4pm)

Youth Pottery with Laura Cardello (Ages 8 & up) In one of our most popular summer offerings, students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of making decorative and functional ceramic art using traditional hand-building techniques and throwing functional vessels on the potter’s wheel. Students will learn about glazing and surface decoration and all artwork will be completed with colorful, shiny glazes.

More Mixed Up - NOW WITH PRINTMAKING!! With Jen Pepper (Ages 8 & up) Students will explore a wide variety of media and materials, from acrylics and watercolors to charcoal and pencil, collage and photo-montage as well as printmaking techniques to create wonderfully unique 2D works of art they can be proud of! Ms. Pepper will teach students about the basics of color theory, creating art from observation, explaining abstraction and how to create abstract art and the basics of good composition.

Week 6: July 25 – July 29, Morning (9am – 12pm)

Bugs ‘n’ Blooms with Ashley Womack (Ages 4-7) Shrink down to explore the world of creepy crawlers and fabulous flowers! Students will be introduced to the beauty and fun of insects and will explore their environments in a class where art meets science. Young entomologists will create a variety of 2D and 3D forms using materials from nature and an army of art supplies using paint, collage, clay, printmaking, mixed media, and more. Come bug out with us!

Storytellers with Jen Pepper (Ages 4-7) Storytelling helps students improve their language skills, instills a love of reading and stirs imaginations. In this first-time class offering, talented professor of visual art Jennifer Pepper will guide students through painting, drawing and mixed media activities based on a variety of classic and contemporary children’s stories.

Recycle-O-Rama with Dr. Roseetta Spann (Ages 8-12) Students will be guided through using everyday recycled materials to think creatively, outside the box, and exercise their imaginations in using unusual and recycled everyday objects like scrap wood, water bottles, chip bags, used cardboard and plastic, styrofoam, aluminum foil, string, rope, toilet paper & paper towel rolls and more to create one-of-a-kind Outsider art projects.

Youth Pottery with Laura Cardello (Ages 8 & up) In one of our most popular summer offerings, students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of making decorative and functional ceramic art using traditional hand-building techniques and throwing functional vessels on the potter’s wheel. Students will learn about glazing and surface decoration and all artwork will be completed with colorful, shiny glazes.

Pepper’s Puppeteers (Ages 8 -13) Students will learn about the variety of puppets used in storytelling around the world and will create their own unique characters to perform live theatre - a puppet show - on the last day of class. Shadow puppets, masked creatures, Chinese Lion Dancers and constructing simple marionettes are some of the projects planned for this fun, interactive class. 

Week 7: Aug 1 – Aug 5, Morning (9am – 12pm)

Fun in the Mud with Laura Cardello (Ages 4-7) In this beginner’s pottery class students will be introduced to different kinds of clay, the pottery wheel, a variety of hand-building skills and colorful glazes. We will draw inspiration for our creations from children’s stories as we combine art, storytelling and play in this unique class offering.

What I Really Want to do is Paint! With Ashley Womack (Ages 4-7) Miss Ashley will work with students to develop basic painting skills and a love for painting, along with concepts like the color wheel, line, texture and value in this foundational painting class perfect for our youngest artists. This class is designed to help prepare students for future art classes and to give them hands-on experience with paint media and tools while having a blast squishing, squirting and smushing paint onto canvas.

Artistic Assemblage (Ages 9 & up) Local artist Trisha King will guide this set of projects in which students will use stretched canvases and canvas boards as bases for their assemblages and will refinish a picture frame. Students will incorporate found objects, buttons and costume jewelry and a variety of mixed media to create works that convey meaning and highlight sentimental keepsakes.

Week 7: Aug 1 – Aug 5, Afternoon (1pm – 4pm)

Color Pencil Drawing with Sylvester Hickmon (Ages 10 & up) In this foundational drawing class, Mr. Hickmon will guide students in the use of Prismacolor pencils to create intensely colorful, life-like drawings through the application of color layering, blending and lifting techniques in addition to basic drawing instruction. This is a class for students who are serious about and dedicated to learning the art of drawing.

Creative Painting Techniques (Ages 8-12) Artist Connie Brennan will lead students in this inventive class bringing to life vivid, dreamlike images of butterflies, flowers, angels, lizards and much more through the use of rich, contrasting colors and textures along with precise stencils and a variety of other tools – an approach to painting that yields beautiful, unique results.

Youth Pottery with Laura Cardello (Ages 8 & up) In one of our most popular summer offerings, students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of making decorative and functional ceramic art using traditional hand-building techniques and throwing functional vessels on the potter’s wheel. Students will learn about glazing and surface decoration and all artwork will be completed with colorful, shiny glazes.

SUMMER ART CAMP 2016

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

       


CALL 803-775-0543 TO REGISTER FOR ART CAMP TODAY!