This summer, join us at the Dougherty Arts School! We offer arts-centric summer camps for kids: Summer Arts Adventure (for ages 5-6), Born For Art (for ages 7-9), and Made For Art (for ages 10-12). Each 2 week session of our three different camps will dive into a different theme, allowing for more in depth exploration of the topics. Every day they are with us, campers will rotate through different classes focusing on the many varied disciplines of art. This way, kids can learn, play, experiment and create with the visual and performing arts in a supportive, creative, and structured environment.
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 to 6
A Quest for...
(Fantasy + Storytelling)
Adventure awaits! Anything could happen along our journey! Whatever we can imagine is possible as we voyage through a world of fantasy. Let’s go forth and encounter mythical creatures and colorful people of all kinds.
Our Blue Planet
Slather on that sunscreen, grab a life vest and your waders! Hop aboard as we set sail and explore water in all kinds of places. What will we find floating right on top or deep down in the dark, dark depths?
(Food in Art)
We might not be cooking, but we’re still getting our hands dirty making food-themed art. From celebration feasts to still life, we’ll make art that considers the history, tradition, symbolism, preparation, presentation of the foods we love to eat.
Into the Wild
Scales, Feathers, Fur, and Fins! Paws, Claws, and Talons! This session, we will look at all the creatures that swim, crawl, fly, slither, walk, climb, and so forth. Get in touch with your wild side!
BORN FOR ART
Ages 7 to 9
(3000 BC - 500 AD)
The Great Wall, Stonehenge, Pyramids, and Mummies are some of the amazing things that happened ages ago. History is rich with things to explore! For this session, we will travel back in time to take a peek at priceless treasures, art, and cultural practices from times long since past.
It’s The End of the World
As We Know It
How does the world end? If we woke up to the imminent collapse of civilization, how would we survive? Brainstorm ways to prevent natural disasters, asteroids, invasions, fallout, and outbreaks. Maybe even design your own bunker.
(Inventions in Art)
Everything we use in our lives today was a new invention once. Consider inventions in art practices and processes, using modern inventions for art, and think up new ways to use materials.
Ew! Gross! Yuck! There are things some people may say about invertebrates, but we know better! Invertebrates are awesome! Make art while learning about all different invertebrates, including but not limited to: arthropods, bugs, worms, mollusks, slugs, and corals.
MADE FOR ART
Ages 10 to 12
(Build Your Own Civilization)
We’re not in Kansas anymore! During your travels in space, you’ve stumbled upon an alien civilization! How will you describe them to the people back home? What do they look like? How do they live their everyday lives? What do their homes and cities look like? How do they get around? Consider these and more!
Pick a theme to discuss on your show! Learn and practice your interviewing skills. Assume over-the-top characters for other students to interview. Record advertisements for your sponsors. Design promotional materials, sets (dioramas), logos, and backdrops.
The Best Fest
(Create Your Own Festival)
Create your own (film, music, food, comic, etc.) festival and go nuts! Who is your headliner, featured guests, panel members, vendors, sponsors? Do you have a logo? What do your promotional materials look like? Where will you hold it? Is there a site map? It’s up to you!
(Create Your Own Myth)
What are some of your favorite stories? Learn more about the realms of different Tall Tales, Myths, and exaggerations known around the world. Work together as a group to create a myth from scratch, then bring it to life as a play, complete with costumes, props, set, and backgrounds.