Time to register!

Summer Art Camp 2014 is right around the corner, and we are now taking reservations! In 2014, we are offering a great variety of classes with an outstanding staff of teachers returning and some new faces, as well, so there’s sure to be something in our schedule that will fire the imaginations of  your budding young artists! Call us now at 803-775-0543 to reserve your spots!


tuition & refunds

Gallery members: $100/class

nonmembers: $110/class

Tuition includes all materials. Each camper receives a $10 discount per class after the first two. Payment is due by Monday one week prior to the start of class. If a class does not make enrollment, you will receive a full refund, or you may select another class. We will call you by Friday of the week prior to inform you of class cancellations. A 75% refund will be given after one class, but no refunds will be given after that.


scholarships

A limited number of full- and half-scholarships are available for campers with a financial need. If you think your child may qualify for a scholarship, you may talk to your child’s school art teacher for a recommendation. There is a limit of one full- or two half-scholarships per camper.


about us

The Sumter County Gallery of Art’s Elizabeth A. White School of Art is located upstairs at the Gallery in the brightly renovated classrooms of the old Haynsworth St. campus of Edmunds/Sumter High School. With classes running all year long and occasional student exhibitions, there’s always something new to see or do. From free school tours to home school group programs and from Arty Parties to community outreach through involvement in events such as Accessibility, the Iris Festival, Shaw-Sumter Streetfest and a variety of other local events, we strive to bring the arts to everyone in our community.

contact

Trevor Bauknight

SCGA Education Director

803-775-0543

education@sumtergallery.org


hours

Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

schedule


Week 1 - June 9-13

AM (9 a.m.-Noon)


Fun In The Mud (4-7) - Claire Estep

Young potters will be inspired as they begin to learn ceramics from the ground up, getting a hands-dirty feel for clay, making coils and slabs and using slip to construct forms, throwing vessels on the pottery wheel and glazing!


Superheroes (4-7) - Tara Schumacher

Ms. Shoe and her students will team up with the stars of some of their favorite movies (Spiderman, Captain America, Batgirl and Wonder Woman) to transform themselves into art superheroes! Students will use a variety of media to create costume elements, tools of the hero trade and even a story in comic-book form!


Art In Nature (8-13) - Laurie Knight

Ms. Knight and her students will draw inspiration from the Earth and its beautiful creatures to create eco-conscious works of art, such as birdhouses and wind chimes that reflect the organic beauty of nature in this mixed-media workshop.


PM (1 p.m.-4 p.m.)


Youth Pottery (8-up) - Laura Cardello

Long-time pottery instructor Laura Cardello will work with beginning and experienced young ceramic artists to learn basic hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery techniques and a variety of glazing and textural surface treatments to create lasting works of art.


Mixed-Media Magic (9-up) - Jen Pepper

Students will work with a wide variety of media and materials, from acrylics and watercolors to charcoal and pencil, collage and photo-montage to create inspired 2D works of art! Ms. Pepper will get her students excited and energized about art and help them create pieces they can be proud of!


Week 2 – June 16-20

AM (9 a.m.-Noon)


Birds Of A Feather (4-7) - Laurie Knight

Our feathered friends are some of nature’s most beautiful works of art, and Ms. Knight is looking forward to helping young artists create some fanciful mixed-media bird, feeders, bird baths and more!


Fun In The Mud (4-7) - Claire Estep

Young potters will be inspired as they begin to learn ceramics from the ground up, getting a hands-dirty feel for clay, making coils and slabs and using slip to construct forms, throwing vessels on the pottery wheel and glazing!


Fiber Frolic (8-up) - Jen Pepper

In this introduction to a wide variety of fiber and textile art, Ms. Pepper will guide students in simple spinning techniques, weaving on a simple Navajo loom, making their own back-strap loom, constructing a free-form basket, dyeing, sewing, knitting and much more!


PM (1 p.m.-4 p.m.)


Youth Pottery (8-up) - Laura Cardello

Long-time pottery instructor Laura Cardello will work with beginning and experienced young ceramic artists to learn basic hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery techniques and a variety of glazing and textural surface treatments to create lasting works of art.


Painting the Fantastic (8-13) - Connie Brennan

Artist Connie Brennan and her students will bring to life vivid, dreamlike images of butterflies, angels, flowers, lizards and much more through the use of rich contrasting colors and textures along with precise stencils and other tools.


Explorations in Sculpture (9-up) - Jen Pepper

Ms. Pepper will guide students working with safe materials like clay, paper maiche, wood, wire, plaster, found materials and more to create 3D works of art! Students will explore carving, assembling, casting and building to capture ideas in solid form.


Week 3 - June 23-27

AM (9 a.m.-Noon)


Fun In The Mud (4-7) - Claire Estep

Young potters will be inspired as they begin to learn ceramics from the ground up, getting a hands-dirty feel for clay, making coils and slabs and using slip to construct forms, throwing vessels on the pottery wheel and glazing!


Princesses and Knights (4-7) – Beth Ketchum

Ms. Beth will transform her students into fair princesses and brave knights! Projects include magic wands for the princesses and (safe) swords for the knights and bejeweled crowns for all!


Books Unbound! (8-13) - Tara Schumacher

Ms. Shoe will reveal to her students the book as a work of art, from the basics of making paper and simple bookbinding to an exploration of a variety of printing techniques, from monoprints and collographs to carved lino prints.



PM (1 p.m.-4 p.m.)


Color Pencil Drawing (10-up) - Sylvester Hickmon

In this foundational drawing class, Mr. Hickmon will guide students in the use of pencils to create intensely colorful, life-like drawings through the application of color layering, blending and lifting techniques in addition to basic drawing instruction. 


Mosaics & Garden Art (10-up) - Beth Ketchum

Students will learn the ancient art of mosaic, the creation of art through the placement of tiny colored bits of tile and glass. Projects include making personalized mosaic stepping stones and flowerpots as well as other garden art for splashes of color and beauty!


Week 4 – July 7-11

AM (9 a.m.-Noon)


Superheroes (4-7) - Tara Schumacher

Ms. Shoe and her students will team up with the stars of some of their favorite movies, (Spiderman, Captain America, Batgirl and Wonder Woman) to transform themselves into art superheroes! Students will use a variety of media to create costume elements, tools of the hero trade and even a story in comic-book form!


Painting Paradise (4-7) - Beth Ketchum

Beth will help her students grasp fundamental lessons of painting, color mixing and composition while they have fun and develop their love for painting in this class, where they will paint their first masterpieces on paper and canvas.


Folk Art Fun (8-13) – Dr. Roseetta Spann-Davis

Students will explore the world of  “outsider artists” who create compelling works of visionary art using everyday materials. Projects include punched tin art, painting on plywood and found-object sculpture.


PM (1 p.m.-4 p.m.)


Jewelrymaking - Uncommon Things (8-13) - Amanda Cox

Students will learn the basics of jewelrymaking: the tools, tips and tricks for designing quality wearable art. Artists will experiment with pyrography and use locally-sourced clay to make beads and baubles that express their individuality and style through color, texture and form.


Youth Pottery (8-up) - Laura Cardello

Long-time Gallery pottery instructor Laura Cardello will work with beginning and experienced young ceramic artists to learn basic hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery techniques and a variety of glazing and textural surface treatments to create lasting works of art.


More Mixed Up (10-up) - Frank McCauley

Gallery Curator Frank McCauley returns with new projects, new techniques and new ideas in his famous mixed-media workshop, in which students experiment with screen printing, digital image transfer and collage along with traditional tools and techniques.


Week 5 – July 14-18

AM (9 a.m.-Noon)


Beachy Keen (4-7) - Marjorie Hooks

Instructor Marjorie Hooks will bring the beach a few miles inland for this mixed-media excursion, in which students will prep for the sand and surf with some beachy tie-dyed garments, stencil painting and other materials and techniques!


Fun In The Mud (4-7) - Claire Estep

Young potters will be inspired as they begin to learn ceramics from the ground up, getting a hands-dirty feel for clay, making coils and slabs and using slip to construct forms, throwing vessels on the pottery wheel and glazing!


Painting the Fantastic (8-13) - Connie Brennan

Artist Connie Brennan and her students will bring 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 other tools.


PM (1 p.m.-4 p.m.)


Youth Pottery (8-up) - Laura Cardello

Long-time pottery instructor Laura Cardello will work with beginning and experienced young ceramic artists to learn basic hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery techniques and a variety of glazing and textural surface treatments to create lasting works of art.


Drawing the Portrait (9-up) – Terrance McDow

Thomas Sumter Academy art teacher Terrance McDow returns for an in-depth look at fleshing-out the human face with graphite, charcoal and colored pencils in this exciting new portrait-drawing workshop.


Print, Stitch and Dye (10-up) – Amanda Cox

Participants will start with foundational hand- and machine-sewing techniques as they create designs for printing onto fabric, get comfortable with dyeing techniques and use their sewing skills to make fiber art and to reimagine old clothing into upstyled, wearable art.



Week 6 – July 21-25

AM (9 a.m.-Noon)


Beachy Keen (4-7) - Marjorie Hooks

Instructor Marjorie Hooks will bring the beach a few miles inland for this mixed-media excursion, in which students will prep for the sand and surf with some beachy tie-dyed garments, stencil painting and other materials and techniques!


Princesses and Knights (4-7) – Beth Ketchum

Ms. Beth will transform her students into fair princesses and brave knights! Projects include magic wands for the princesses and (safe) swords for the knights and bejeweled crowns for all!


Puppet Masters (8-13) - Jen Pepper

Explore puppets from around the world, create characters and bring them to life in Pepper’s Puppet School. Students will begin with simple sock puppets, shadow puppets, hand puppets and marionettes, creating five different characters and putting on a show of their own creation at the end of the week!


PM (1 p.m.-4 p.m.)


Needlepoint (8-13) - Jan Rogers

Ms. Jan returns with some cool new projects in this introductory needlepoint workshop, in which students will learn the tools and methods of the craft to create awesome monogrammed accessories and wearable art! No prior experience is necessary.

 

More Mixed Up (10-up) - Frank McCauley

Gallery Curator Frank McCauley returns with new projects, new techniques and new ideas in his famous mixed-media workshop, in which students experiment with screen printing, digital image transfer and collage along with traditional tools and techniques.


Week 7 – July 28th–August 1st

AM (9 a.m.-Noon)


Painting Paradise (4-7) - Lauren Hughes

Lauren will help her students grasp fundamental lessons of painting, color mixing and composition while they have fun and develop their love for painting in this class, where they will paint their first masterpieces on paper and canvas.


Fun In The Mud (4-7) - Claire Estep

Young potters will be inspired as they begin to learn ceramics from the ground up, getting a hands-dirty feel for clay, making coils and slabs and using slip to construct forms, throwing vessels on the pottery wheel and glazing!


Folk Art Fun (8-13) – Dr. Roseetta Spann-Davis

Students will explore the world of  “outsider artists” who create compelling works of visionary art using everyday materials. Projects include punched tin art, painting on plywood and found-object sculpture.


PM (1 p.m.-4 p.m.)


Youth Painting – Lauren Hughes

In this foundational painting class, students will learn more advanced aspects of water-media painting. Using acrylics and watercolor, students will learn to create movement, texture and light in their paintings on paper and canvas.


Youth Pottery (8-up) - Laura Cardello

Long-time pottery instructor Laura Cardello will work with beginning and experienced young ceramic artists to learn basic hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery techniques and a variety of glazing and textural surface treatments to create lasting works of art.


August 9th

2 p.m.-4 p.m.


2014 Summer Art Camp Reception and Exhibition


Our annual Summer Art Camp Ice Cream Reception and Exhibition will be on Saturday, August 9 from 2-4 p.m. All students, parents, teachers and friends are invited to attend, and students will be able to take home any works left behind for the exhibition at that time. The exhibition will be on display through August.

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