CREATE CAMPS (GRADE K–9)


Spend your summer creating at Cranbrook!

Create Camps at Cranbrook Art Museum offer daily access to contemporary artworks from around the world. Led by ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS, and inspired by artwork in our collection and current exhibitions, Create Camps teach kids how to look at, talk about, and create art!

Exercise IMAGINATION and SELF-EXPRESSION through camps designed to challenge and inspire. Young artists use design-thinking processes to explore a variety of techniques in drawing, painting, mixed media, and sculpture. All art materials are included in the camp fee.

  • Artists and designers introduce kids to a variety of materials and concepts – evoking curiosity and honing critical thinking
  • Each camp blends group discussion at the Museum with hands-on activities and studio experiences
  • Campers learn in a FUN, RELAXED environment where they can express their creativity and gain self-confidence
  • Camps will feature projects and inspiration from our summer exhibition, PUNK!
  • Camps range from rising kindergarten through 9th and are grouped according to grade: Pre-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9
  • Every camper receives a FREE Create Camps T-shirt!

Registration is quick and easy with our online platform!
Read more about our camps and past projects on our Camp Blog!
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For questions and more information contact visitart@cranbrook.edu or 248-645-3314.

 

2018

Mini Makers
(Kindergarten)
Create Camps
Teen Studios
(7th-9th)
1st–2nd
3rd-4th
5th–6th
June 18–22
Mini Makers
Punk Camp
Eco Art
Paint and Pop
Drawing & Painting
June 25–29
Mini Makers
Architecture 101
Punk Camp
Eco Art
July 2–6
Mini Makers
Paint and Pop
Architecture 101
Punk Camp
Fiber & Textiles
July 9–13
Mini Makers
Eco Art
Paint and Pop
Architecture 101
July 16-20
Mid-Summer Break: Camps are not offered this week
July 23–27
Mini Makers
Sculpt with Clay
Sculpt with Clay
DIY Textile Design
Architecture & Design
July 30–Aug 3
Mini Makers
Form and Function
Aug 6–10
Mini Makers
Form and Function
DIY Textile Design
Sculpt with Clay
Ceramics & Sculpture
Aug 13–17
Mini Makers
DIY Textile Design
Form and Function

HOURS & FEES

Half-day camps: $175 (members* $150)
Half-day camps meet for two hours (9am – 11am) with a short snack break.

Full-day camps (one week): $365 (members* $320)
Full-day camps meet from 9am – 3pm and include supervised lunch and time outdoors.

Full-day camps (two weeks) – Teen Studios & Ceramics: $730 (members* $640)
Full-day camps meet from 9am – 3pm and include supervised lunch and time outdoors.

Extended Care is available from 7-9am ($75/week), and 3-6pm ($95/week)

Bus Transportation available from various metro-Detroit locations. ($45/week AM or PM)
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CAMP DESCRIPTIONS (1st – 6th grade)

3D FORM AND FUNCTION

Through drawing, model making, individual and group building activities, students will explore ideas of form and space through design thinking. Working with a range of materials to brainstorm and construct dynamic three-dimensional works.

ARCHITECTURE 101

Learn how architects and designers think about the spaces and places in which we live, work, and play. Students will explore architecture in a hands-on environment, learning from renderings and models in the Museum’s vault as well as campus structures designed by Eliel Saarinen, Albert Kahn, and Rafael Moneo.

DIY TEXTILE DESIGN

Learn basic fiber design principles and be inspired by DIY designs in PUNK!. Learn about surface embellishment with printing and tinting, and create wearable works of art with a range of techniques including weaving and sewing.

ECO ART

In this environmentally-minded camp kids create artworks using recycled, sustainable, and natural materials. They’ll explore the intersection of art and nature, learning about artists as environmentalists while building indoors and out with found materials.

PAINT AND POP

Campers will explore traditional and experimental painting techniques including color theory, still-life, value, and composition. Look at Pop masters in PUNK!. and collection pieces by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Roy Lichtenstein.

PUNK CAMP

Campers will explore art and ephemera from the 70s and 80s in our summer exhibition, PUNK!. Looking at renegade music, graphics, fashions and forms of the era, campers will print colorful posters, tees, and create their own musical instruments.

SCULPT WITH CLAY

Build functional and sculptural ceramic art, while learning basic hand‐building methods and finishing techniques. Glimpse at glazes and scope shapes in the Museum’s ceramics vault. Campers will create with a range of modeling materials, including kiln‐fired clays.

MINI MAKERS (Kindergarten)

Our half-day summer camps are for students entering kindergarten in the fall. Makers will explore in the galleries and vaults – practicing observation skills and learning how to talk about art – then create hands-on art projects inspired by what they saw!

TEEN STUDIOS (7-9th)

An interdisciplinary approach to art and design. Great for beginners or those looking to refine their technique. With regular opportunities to explore the collections and grounds at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Teen Studios mix critical thinking skills with material application.

  • Drawing & Painting (June 18-29): Explore value, color, and texture through various painting and drawing mediums including charcoal, pastel, watercolor and acrylic.
  • Fiber & Textiles (July 2-13): Construct wearable works of art, overlapping fashion and art. Examine craft, concept and the relationship between who we are and what we wear.
  • Architecture & Design (July 23-Aug 3): Learn from renderings and models in the collection, as well as and buildings on campus including Saarinen house and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Smith House.
  • Ceramics & Sculpture (Aug 6-17): Experiment with hand-building techniques to create functional and decorative sculptural works using kiln-fired clay and mixed media.