CREATE CAMPS: Inspiring imagination, critical thinking, and the handmade.



COVID-19 Update: After thoughtful consideration, we are transitioning Online Create Camps, offering shorter, live, interactive versions at a reduced price.

Online Registration opens Thursday, June 4.


We’re Keeping What Our Campers Love (And Moving It Online!):

Create Projects in an Open, Fun Environment

Create Campers use design-thinking processes to explore the fields of art, architecture, and design. Our camps introduce a variety of materials and concepts—evoking curiosity and honing critical thinking—while encouraging individual creativity and self-expression.  Create Camps teach kids how to look at, talk about, and create art!

Look at Artwork in the Museum

Create Camps look at art, architecture, and design objects in our galleries–and in our vaults!  All camps include behind-the-scenes vault experiences to look, listen, and learn about artworks–to inspire art-making in the studios!  If possible, we’ll be in the Museum with the artwork; if not, we’ll have images of the artwork in our collection to look at together online.

Learn from Teaching Artists

Our Teaching Artists are experienced artists, architects, and designers!  Teaching Artists connect the processes and concepts behind artwork in the museum with age-appropriate projects and techniques.

Experience Small Classes

Create Camps have always focused on low student to teacher ratios.  When moving online, this is even more important!  We’ve reduced the size of our classes to ensure that students get the individual attention they need.  Like always, we’ll lead discussions with campers about artworks in the Museum and their own work!

View our Daily Blog

Our blog highlights what campers see, learn, and make.  Our blog is updated daily with images of artworks viewed, content covered, and camper projects (submitted by families).  The blog includes “Questions for Campers,” designed to spark dialogue about each day.

 

We’re Adding to the Online Experience:

ART KITS: Making It Easy for You

Our Art Kits come with NEW art making materials for each day of the camp.  Unlike traditional camps, our Art Kits mean that campers have the supplies to make more art when class (and camp!) is over. Materials for each day are clearly labeled and ready for campers.  Art Kits are different each week!  Curbside pick-up in the Art Museum parking lot, Thursdays from 5-7 pm or Saturdays from 12-2 pm, prior to the start of camp each week.  Zooming in from afar?  We can ship Art Kits if necessary.

PRE-CAMP ZOOM: Info Session (Optional for Parent(s)/Guardian(s))

In this optional live session, we’ll review each week’s camp program and answer your questions.  This session is a great way to know what to expect for each week of camp.  Please email klyons@cranbrook.edu if you have questions about camp and can’t join the information session.  Zoom sessions will be Sunday evenings at 7 pm.

ZOOM CAMPS: It’s for the Camper

Our goal is to have materials clear and ready, so campers can be independent learners. Of course, campers may need some assistance, but our goal is to engage campers with artwork and hands-on activities that excite them about Online Create Camps. 

Register for Online Create Camps

If you are transferring your registration from traditional Create Camps, please email klyons@cranbrook.edu with your registration requests. If you are just signing up for our online camps, please use the link below.

 

2020 ONLINE CREATE CAMPS

Week 1: June 15–19

CHARACTERS + CREATURES:

Bring creations to life through drawing, sculpting, and stories!

Week 2: June 22–26

MODERN MASTERS:

Study art icons and make your own masterpieces!

Week 3: June 29–July 3

ART OUTDOORS:

Create nature-themed art and art from nature.

Week 4: July 6–10

DESIGN INSIDE:

Design interiors—furniture, floor plans, and decor!

TEEN: SKETCHBOOK STARTER:

 Learn techniques and tips to develop sketchbook habits that reflect your artistic style.</P

 

Week 5: July 13-17 

Mid-Summer Break: Camps are not offered this week

 

Week 6: July 20–24

ART LABORATORY:

Use Design Thinking to solve art-based challenges.

TEEN: DRAWING + PAINTING:

Hone your drawing and painting skills with a range of media, including oil pastels, watercolor, and ink. 

Week 7: July 27–July 31

FUNKY FIBERS:

Plan a pom-pom party, weave, dye fabric, and more!

Week 8: Aug 3–7

IMAGINATION VACATION:

Pack your suitcase and travel around the world through art!

Week 9: Aug 10–14

PAINTING PANDEMONIUM:

Explore fun and (not so) messy ways to paint!

 

General Information

Create Camps meet from 9am–11am daily, Monday-Friday and are for students entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall. 

Teen Create Camps meet from 1-3 pm daily, Monday-Friday and is for students entering sixth through eighth grade in the fall. 

 

Online Create Camp fees:

  • $195/week per household (10% discount for ArtMembers*)
  • $100/week per Art Kit (10% discount for ArtMembers*)
    • One Art Kit required per camper.  Additional campers from the same household are automatically registered with the purchase of additional Art Kits.

 

What your child will need to participate:

  • Internet access
  • An internet-connected device with audio and video (i.e. computer or tablet)
  • A ZOOM username and password — sign up for a FREE account at zoom.us
  • A space to create! Kitchen tables work great as they’re close to a sink and big enough to have an electronic device and a space to work. 
  • Art Kit!  Curbside pick-up in the Art Museum parking lot, Thursdays from 5-7 pm or Saturdays from 12-2 pm, prior to the start of camp each week.

 

* Discounts available to ArtMembers with a Household membership or higher. Join today! 

Limited need-based scholarship available; contact us for more information.

Please see our refund and cancellation policy on our registration site.

 

Register Now!  

For more information contact visitart@cranbrook.edu or 248-645-3314.