Also Available every Session | Add on at registration Early Studio: Mon - Fri 8 AM - 9 AM $50 Late Studio: Mon - Fri 5 PM - 6 PM $50
Student breaks include active play. Students should bring two healthy snacks (AM, PM), a lunch, water bottle, closed-toe shoes, and appropriate clothing.
Summer Arts Adventure
Ages 5 - 6
Come join Summer Arts Adventure, where campers get to learn, create, and play in an encouraging environment! Young artists will experiment in 2D and 3D art, music and movement, and theatre under the guidance of supportive artists and counselors. With plenty of active and imaginative play, there’ll never be a dull day at Dougherty; join us for a thrilling summer!
Session 1 Wild Kingdom
In a world with everything from ladybugs to condors to narwhals, where do we fit? We’ll examine different ecosystems around the world to see animals we love from a whole new angle and learn about some incredible critters we couldn’t have dreamed up!
Session 2 Green Spaces
Austin is a “City Within A Park,” and this session we’ll enjoy all the gardens, farms, flowers and dirt it has to offer! From pollinators to fountains, street performers to landscapes, we’re all about everywhere green and the fantastic things we find there.
Session 3 Day at the Museum
Where could we go to learn about art history, natural history, anthropology, dinosaurs, and machines? The museum, of course! This session is all about museums, what we display and why, how we display it, and all the amazing exhibits around the world!
Session 4 Fantastic Voyage
Up, up, and away! SAA is off on the journey of a lifetime, learning about incredible trips and ways to travel. Hot air balloons, submarines, the Iditarod and Amazon excursions, we’ll do it all--maybe even travel through time!
Born For Art Ages 7 - 9
Made For Art Ages 10 - 12
In celebration of Dougherty’s 40th Birthday, we dug into the vaults to revive some past favorites and are proud to bring back something you’ve told us time and again that you loved: discipline-specific camps! This summer, BFA/MFA provides young people with the opportunity to dive deep into their favorite mediums with camps specific to filmmaking, 3-D arts, and theatre, in addition to an exciting multimedia session. Students get to pursue their passions in a structured, supportive, adventurous environment, developing as artists and having a blast in the process!
Session 1 Larger Than Life
People have told tales of bravery since the dawn of time, and now DAC’s going on the Hero’s Journey! Kids will learn about mythology, folklore, and archetypes and the way these characters become part of a culture by writing, designing, and performing our own epic theatrical adventure. Students will get to try acting and playwriting in addition to crafting their own costumes, sets, and props!
Session 2 Into the Unknown
Unsolved mysteries abound, but not for long! We’ll dive into deep sea and outer space, debunk urban legends, and leave no stone unturned, illuminating earth’s darkest corners with 2D, 3D, Digital and Performing Arts. From the Bermuda Triangle to Area 51, Roanoke Colony to cryptids, “the truth is out there” and we’ll find it together . . .
Session 3 Summer Blockbuster
Ever since “Jaws” sent us running from the beach to the theatre in 1975, summer has been about movies. Some of our favorite stories and characters were born in summer blockbusters, and this session we’ll write, produce, and shoot our very own films! From storyboards to cinematography, campers will discover the magic of cinema, both in front of and behind the camera.
Session 4 Three-Dimensional Destiny
Carve out the past and mold your future as you learn about all things three-dimensional. Discover the ancient art of pottery as you play with clay and create ceramic vessels. Turn 3D into animation as you sculpt and move your characters to create a Claymation cartoon. Jump into the future as you hop on the computer to create three-dimensional spaces and design objects we’ll actually print using a 3D printer!