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



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!

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.

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 projects made (and in progress!).  The blog includes “Questions for Campers,” designed to spark dialogue about each day.

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

 

 

2020

Create Camps

Entering Kindergarten**

Entering Grades 1-2

Entering Grades 3-5

Week 1
June 15–19
Art Outdoors
Design Inside
Characters + Creatures
Week 2
June 22–26
Characters + Creatures
Art Outdoors
Modern Masters
Week 3
June 29–July 3
Design Inside
Modern Masters
Art Outdoors
Week 4
July 6–10
Modern Masters
Characters + Creatures
Design Inside
Week 5
July 13-17
Mid-Summer Break: Camps are not offered this week
Week 6
July 20–24
Painting Pandemonium
Funky Fibers
Art Laboratory
Week 7
July 27–July 31
Funky Fibers
Art Laboratory
Imagination Vacation
Week 8
Aug 3–7
Art Laboratory
Imagination Vacation
Painting Pandemonium
Week 9
Aug 10–14
Imagination Vacation
Painting Pandemonium
Funky Fibers

**Entering kindergarteners must be 5 years old by the first day of camp. 

CAMP DESCRIPTIONS 

Art Laboratory

Use Design Thinking to solve art-based challenges.

Art Outdoors

Create nature-themed art and make art outside.

Characters + Creatures

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

Design Inside

Design interiors—furniture, floor plans, and decor!

Funky Fibers

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

Imagination Vacation

Pack your suitcase and travel around the world through art!

Modern Masters

Study art icons and make your own masterpieces!

Painting Pandemonium

Explore fun and messy ways to paint!

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Create Camps:
Save with multi-week packages!

  • Per Week
    $385/week ($350 ArtMembers*)
  • Half Session (4 weeks)
    $1440 ($1300 ArtMembers*)
  • Full Session (8 weeks)
    $2680 ($2400 ArtMembers*)

 Create Camps meet from 9am–3pm and include supervised lunch and time outdoors. Lunch and snack must be brought from home and must be sesame and nut-free

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

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

 

Extended Care
Extend your child’s art engagement beyond camp hours as early as 7 am and as late as 6 pm.  Campers will have time to explore and create during open studio time or play games, guided and supervised by CAM Camp staff.  Extended Care is available from 7-9am ($75/week), and 3-6pm ($95/week).

Transportation Service
Transportation Service is available to shuttle campers to and from specific stops in Birmingham (8:10am / 3:45pm), Rochester Hills (7:45am / 3:45pm), Royal Oak (7:50am / 4:05pm), Troy (8:10am / 4:10pm), and West Bloomfield (7:45am / 3:45pm). Transporation Service ($45/way/week). Transportation is not available for Week 9.

 

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