Classes / Camps

MESSY ART CLASS

CLASS DAY & TIME:  THURSDAYS @ 9:30-10:30am               

PRICE: $15 per class (if Drop-in)

           Price goes down to $13.75 if you purchase a PRE-SCHOOL 4 Pack (saving you $10)  

           Price goes down to $12.00 if you purchase a  PRE-SCHOOL ' VALUE' 10 Pack (saving you $30-it's like getting 2 free classes!)

Let your child discover the world through tactile, art sensory experiences. MESSY ART CLASS allows your child to play and create in a relaxed environment surrounded by beautiful objects and natural materials.  Students may choose from a variety of art materials (which may include paints, yarn, chalk pastels, etc.) and participate in activities like sculpting with modeling clay, finger painting, collage, vegetable prints, weaving, and more!  All materials and projects are age-appropriate and process is emphasized over product in order to encourage children to explore and be creative.  Note: some activities may be messy! (we will provide some smocks but we recommend for children to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.)

AGES 2-5 (with Caregiver)

STORYBOOK ART CLASS

CLASS DAY & TIME:  WEDNESDAYS @ 10:00-11:00am or THURSDAYS @ 4:30-5:30pm

PRICE: $15 per class (if Drop-in)

           Price goes down to $13.75 if you purchase a PRE-SCHOOL 4 Pack (saving you $10)  

           Price goes down to $12.00 if you purchase a  PRE-SCHOOL ' VALUE' 10 Pack (saving you $30-it's like getting 2 free classes!)

Let your child discover great works of of children's literature and picture books and be inspired by them!  In this class, we will read wonderful stories (past authors include Eric Carle and Dr. Seuss) and then guide kids to create original works of art using crayons, paint, yarn, and glue, etc.  All books and projects are age-appropriate and process is emphasized over product in order to encourage children to explore and be creative.  Note: some activities may be messy! (we will provide some smocks but we recommend for children to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.)

DRAWING & PAINTING

CLASS DAY & TIME: TUE @ 5:00pm-6:15pm, WED (5:00pm-6:15pm) THUR (5:30-6:45pm), OR SAT@ 10:45am-12:00pm  

PRICE: $25 per class (if Drop-in), (Siblings always get 15% OFF)

           Price goes down to $22.50 if you register for a group of classes by purchasing a KIDS 4 PACK or KIDS VALUE 10 PACK

This is a class which alternates from learning how to Draw or Paint from Observation and from References (i.e. Photographs) and from the Imagination.  Emphasis will be placed on learning how to use a variety of Drawing and Painting Media (Drawing pencils, Pen & Ink, Watercolor and Acrylic Paint) and learning various Art Techniques.  Introduction to Art Styles, Art History will also be incorporated when possible.   Note: some activities may be messy! (we will provide some smocks but we recommend for children to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.)

ALL AGES CERAMICS CLASS

CLASS DAY & TIME: SATURDAYS @ 9:30-11:00 (recommended for Kids) or 9:30-12:00 (for Adults)             

PRICE: $40 per class (if Drop-in), (Siblings always get 15% OFF)

           Price goes down to $36.25 if you register for the 8 week class for $290.00 (you save $22)

This is an introductory Clay class for all ages.  (Children 9 and up and Families are welcome but may leave earlier at 11am, Adults may stay until 12:00pm) Topics to be covered: Handbuilding Techniques including Pinch Pots, Coil Pots, and Slab Construction as well as Throwing Techniques and Decorating and Glazing Techniques. Note: some activities may be messy! (we will provide some smocks but we recommend for children to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.)

CARTOONING & MANGA

CLASS DAY & TIME:  WEDNESDAYS @ 6:15-7:30pm

PRICE: $25 per class (if Drop-in), (Siblings always get 15% OFF)

          Price goes down to $22.50 if you register for a group of classes by purchasing a KIDS 4 PACK or KIDS VALUE 10 PACK

Does your child love cartoons and/or the style of Manga drawing?  Small group setting, lessons focus on learning how to draw faces, bodies, animals, popular cartoons from popular culture and honing various drawing skills (shading, perspective, etc.)  We will explore a variety of traditional cartooning Media like pencil, pen & ink and colored pencils.

CLAY WITH KIDS

CLASS DAY & TIME:  WEDNESDAYS @ 5:15-6:45pm           

PRICE: $40 per class (if Drop-in), (Siblings always get 15% OFF)

           Price goes down to $36.25 if you register for the 8 week class for $290.00 (you save $22)

This is an introductory Clay class perfect for kids.  Topics to be covered: Handbuilding Techniques including Pinch Pots, Coil Pots, and Slab Construction as well as Throwing Techniques and Decorating and Glazing Techniques.  Note: some activities may be messy! (we will provide some smocks but we recommend for children to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.)

DRAWING INTENSIVE/ PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

CLASS DAY & TIME:  TUESDAYS @ 6:15-7:30pm

PRICE: $25 per class (if Drop-in), (Siblings always get 15% OFF)

           Price goes down to $22.50 if you register for a group of classes by purchasing a KIDS 4 PACK or KIDS VALUE 10 PACK

Small group setting, lessons focus on honing various Drawing skills (shading, portraiture and figure drawing, perspective drawing) and using Drawing Media like charcoal, conte crayon, pen & ink and pastels. Get individualized help in developing an art portfolio specifically for entrance into Art School.  Advanced Placement level art instruction provided.

WALK-IN OPEN STUDIO TIME

CLASS DAY & TIME: FRIDAYS 10:00-12:00pm and 3:00-5:00pm or SUNDAYS 1:00-4:00pm

PRICE: $25 per class (if Drop-in), (Siblings always get 15% OFF)

           Price goes down to $22.50 if you register for a group of classes by purchasing a WALK-IN 4 PACK or WALK-in VALUE 10 PACK

Drop in once a week or come in regularly. Choose from a variety of Art Activities and be guided on a project of your choice with an experienced, Certified Art Instructor.  If you are unsure of what kind of project to work on, there will always be a planned art lesson as well (examples of lessons include Cartooning & Storyboarding, Watercolor Landscapes, Acrylic Painting on canvas).

PRIVATE ART LESSONS/ SEMI-PRIVATE ART LESSONS

CLASS DAY & TIME:  available upon request

PRICE:  $50 p/hour Flat Fee ($25 for each additional person)

Private Art Lessons can be arranged for anything from Drawing, Cartooning, Painting, Printmaking, or Sculpture.   Please call Jennifer at 609-400-5623 to discuss your needs.  We will be happy to accommodate you!

2019 Themes

All weeks are 5 day week camps except July 1- July 3*
All Camps are for Ages 6-14
June 24- June 28: "WORLD OF WIZARDS" Theme

(For this whole week, we are plunging into the magical world. Through painting, sculpture and drawing we will be bringing into being lands we have read about while creating some new ones of our own! Campers will alternate between drawing or painting some of their favorite characters, creatures or villains and scenes from beloved books and films like Harry Potter, Just Add Magic, The Lord of the Rings, and The Wizard of Oz, etc. Campers will also get to sculpt items like magic wands and other items inspired by these magical worlds.)

July 1- July 3* PAINTING with Acrylics & Watercolors

*(This is a 3-DAY camp.) Campers will be shown several painting techniques and learn the skills needed to use both Watercolors and Acrylic paints. Each camper will be able to paint at least one of each: a Landscape, a Still Life an Animal and/or a Portrait/Figure.

July 8- July 12: FASHION ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN

(Campers will alternate between learning how to draw the figure and designing their own original line of clothing and accessories using a variety of illustration techniques (Pen & Ink, Collage, Mixed Media, etc.). Campers will also learn basic hand Sewing skills and create a one-of-a-kind bag using their own decorated textiles. Campers always look foward to playing 'Project Runway' and this year, we plan to take a field trip with our campers to 'Just Make It Sew' a sewing shop just down the street learn from a dressmaker about different fabrics and how a to use a sewing machine. Additionally, campers will have the opportunity to design Jewelry and Sculpt ceramic pendants bracelets, and beads).

July 15- July 19: DRAWING, PAINTING & CLAY

(Campers will alternate between drawing and painting lessons and sculpting with Clay. During this week, Campers will be able to paint at least one of each: a Landscape, a Still Life, and an Animal or Person AND Campers will be able to sculpt at least one of the following: a Pinch Pot Planter or dish, a Slab Mug,Tray, Vase or Box, and a Clay Pendant or Ornament. Additionally, campers will have the opportunity to throw at least one item (a cylindrical bowl or container) on the Potter's Wheel.)

July 22- July 26: "WE LOVE ANIMALS!" Art Theme

This week of Art Camp is dedicated to all the animals (dogs, cats, hamsters-you name it!-that we absolutely LOVE! Campers are invited to bring in photos of their own pets or pictures of animals on their 'pet wish list' to inspire their artwork in painting and sculpture! If all Campers and Campers' parents approve, a visit by Liza, the inspiration for "Leaping Dog" Art Studios' name will come visit so that campers may have the opportunity to draw an animal from real life.)

**July 29- August 2: NO CAMPS/STUDIO CLOSED FOR VACATION**

Aug 5- Aug 9: DRAWING, PAINTING & CLAY

(Campers will alternate between drawing and painting lessons and sculpting with Clay. During this week, Campers will be able to paint at least one of each: a Landscape, a Still Life, and an Animal or Person AND Campers will be able to sculpt at least one of the following: a Pinch Pot Planter or dish, a Slab Mug,Tray, Vase or Box, and a Clay Pendant or Ornament. Additionally, campers will have the opportunity to throw at least one item (a cylindrical bowl or container) on the Potter's Wheel.)

Aug 12- Aug 16: PAPER MACHE & SCUPTURE

(Campers will alternate between sculpting with Paper, Wire, Plaster or Packing Tape and Paper Mache! Campers will be able to sculpt at least one of each: an animal, an imaginary creature, a paper mache food (taco or pizza for example) and will also be able to sculpt at least one of each: a Pinch Pot Planter or dish, a Slab Mug,Tray, Vase or Box, and a Clay Pendant or Ornament. In addition, campers will have the opportunity to throw at least one item (a cylindrical bowl or container) on the Potter's Wheel.)

Aug 19- Aug 23: CARTOONING, MANGA & COMIC BOOK ART

(Campers will alternate between learning how to draw cartoons in various styles including Manga. Lessons on how to draw faces and bodies including hands, how to draw animals, how to add shading and how to ink and color their work will be included in this week. Campers will be guided to draw in a narrative format and will be shown how to make their comics more visually interesting with changes in perspective and Values. In addition, campers will have the opportunity to sculpt some carton characters or use their cartooning skills on clay!)

Aug 26- Aug 30: DRAWING & STOP-MOTION ANIMATION*

(Campers will alternate between creating traditional 'Cel' or hand-drawn animation, and a variety of 'magic' movies including a White board animation. Campers will have the opportunity to create original characters out of clay and use their sculptures for their own original Stop-Motion animations. With a partner or two, Campers will be able to create an animated music video and a short film using objects in the studio or made in the studio or objects brought from home (i.e. Legos, Shopkins, etc.). This camp always concludes with a Film Festival where parents and friends are invited to view the films while enjoying Popcorn and refreshments, *THIS CAMP REQUIRES the use of an iPAD or similar device.

TIMES:

Before Care available 8:00am-9:00am
MORNING Session 9:00am-12:00pm
AFTERNOON Session 12:00pm-3:00pm
FULL DAY Sessions 9:00am-3:00pm
After Care available 3:00pm-4:00pm

Camps must have a minimum of 5 kids to run and a maximum of 20. Depending on the size of the camp, campers will be divided into 2 groups (closer in age) and alternate between 2-Dimensional Art projects (Drawing and Painting) and 3-Dimensional Art projects (i.e. clay or ceramics).

FEES for 5-DAY WEEK CAMPS:

Non-refundable
Registration Fee: $35 each session (or (to hold spot $50 for FULL DAY and pay for materials) Session)
MORNING SESSION: $175
AFTERNOON SESSION: $175
FULL DAY SESSION: $330 (save $20)
BEFORE /AFTER CARE: $8 p/hour

FEES for 3-DAY WEEK CAMP:

Non-refundable $21 each Session
Registration Fee (or $35 for FULL DAY Session)
MORNING SESSION: $105
AFTERNOON SESSION: $105
FULL DAY SESSION: $200

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE:

Early Registration by May 1: $25 Off ea.
Sibling Discount: 10% Off
Multiple Camp Discount: $10 Off ea. additional

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