Creative Arts Camps

Summer Camps Guide 2019

click to enlarge Spokane Public Schools offers STEM-focused day camps for learners of all ages
Spokane Public Schools offers STEM-focused day camps for learners of all ages

Dungeons & Dragons Club
Join other players for role-playing, critical thinking and cooperative play during a game of Dungeons and Dragons. All skill levels are welcome. This club meets every first and third Friday from 3:30-5:30 pm. At the Hillyard Library. Free. spokanelibrary.org

Doodle Bug Art Fun
Learn new techniques to create art through doodling. Ages 3-5. June 10-14 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $69 spokanerec.org

Jungle Jammin'
Listen to jungle stories, craft animal art projects, make drums and more in a fun, themed class. Ages 3-5. June 10-14 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $69. spokanerec.org

Fairies, Trolls & Gnomes in the Garden
Hunt for these elusive garden critters and make glittery art inspired by what you find. Ages 3-5. June 17-21 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $69. spokanerec.org

Innovative Artist's Studio
A fine art camp exploring drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture using diverse materials, techniques and other creative processes. Ages 6-11. June 17-21 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $135. spokanerec.org

Origami, Paper Craft & More
Students learn and practice a variety of techniques in origami and other paper crafts with professional artist Jessica L. Bryant. Projects include origami, paper beads, paper bowls, kite making, paper airplanes and more. Grades 4-9. June 17-21 from 9 am-2:30 pm. At Redbrick Art Studio, CdA. $215. jessicabryant.com

Rainforest Animal
Adventure Explore the tropical rainforest through wild animal art projects. Ages 3-5. June 17-21 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $69. spokanerec.org

Walk on the Wild Side
Learn fun facts about animals you can visit at zoos and aquariums and what their natural habitat is like as you make creative art projects inspired by the animals. Ages 6-11. June 17-21 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $135. spokanerec.org

G-Prep Watercolor Arts
Students explore a variety of unique watercolor painting techniques and special effects, culminating in several fridge- or frame-worthy compositions. Grades 3-8. June 17-26, meets Mon/Wed from 9 am-noon. $90. gprep.com

ARTragious ART Camp
This art camp seeks to develop and strengthen creative skills, build self esteem, develop sense of self importance and individuality, encourage self-expression and stimulate imagination. Grades K-12. Offered June 17-28 and July 9-19; meets Mon-Thu from 9:30-11:30 am. At East Farms STEAM Magnet School, Newman Lake. Email for registration info. $175/session (siblings $125 if enrolled in same session). sami@samiperry.com 994-6525

Come Learn to Sew
A camp for students with little or no prior sewing experience to learn how to thread, fix tension, sew straight and curved seams and how to use a pattern. Ages 8-16. Sessions offered June 17-21, July 8-12 and Aug. 12-16, meets from 9 am-noon or 2-5 pm. At Let's Get Sewing, 8707 N. Wall. $125. spokanerec.org

G-Prep Ceramics Camp
Students create sculptures using hand-building methods including pinch pot and slab-built techniques as well as utilizing some mixed media additions. Grades 3-8. June 18-27, meets Tue/Thu from 9 am-noon. $100. gprep.com

Paint Your Pet
Parents and kids get an 8x10 canvas of their own pet or a stuffed animal to paint in this guided three-hour session. Registration due by June 15. Grades K-12 with an adult. June 22 from 9-11 am. At St. George's School. $30. sgs.org/summer 464-8814

Barnyard Animal Carnival Palooza
A week of art themed around barnyard animals. Kids create art, sing, dance and more while learning about the animals. Ages 3-5. June 24-28 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $69. spokanerec.org

Castles, Princesses, Knights & Dragons
Campers make armor, shields, hats, crowns, wands and more in this creative day camp. Ages 3-5. June 24-28 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $69. spokanerec.org

Drawing with Jessica L. Bryant
A comprehensive course introducing key concepts in drawing through a variety of mediums. Students learn fundamentals to give them freedom to pursue their passion. Grades 4-9. June 24-28 from 9:30 am-2:30 pm. At Redbrick Art Studio, CdA. $225. jessicabryant.com

Fabric Frenzy
This technique-driven camp explores a wide range of fabric art tools and machines, from wet and needle felting to dying yarn and fabric printing. Ages 10-14. June 24-28 from 9:30 am-3 pm. At Gizmo CdA (NIC campus). $180. gizmo-cda.org

Kidz Sculpture Installation
Young artists collaborate to design and fabricate an art sculpture installation using various techniques and materials, and by drawing on experience and imagination while using makerspace tools and machinery. Ages 6-9. June 24-28 from 9:30 am-3 pm. At Gizmo CdA (NIC campus). $180. gizmo-cda.org

Marvelously Vibrant Animal Art
Explore the artwork of David Klein, Frida Kahlo, Romero Britto and others while using a variety of art supplies to create your own masterpieces. Ages 6-11. June 24-28 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $135. spokanerec.org

The Magical World of Harry Potterville
What do socks, invisibility cloaks, owls, chocolate frogs, butterbeer, Quidditch, magic potions and wizardly wands all have in common? Answer: They're just a few of the magical surprises included in a week of adventure in the world of Harry Potter. Ages 8-12. June 24-28 from 9 am-noon. At NIC Workforce Training Center. $99. bit.ly/NICcamps2019

Pen & Ink Drawing
Beginners learn basic techniques of pen and ink and focus on strokes, building depth, tone and value. Advanced students perfect techniques they've already learned by doing exercises increasing in difficulty. Ages 12+. June 24-July 31; meets Mon or Wed from 5-7 pm. At Spokane Art School. $120. spokaneartschool.net

American Girl Couture
Bring your doll and learn how to make new pieces using patterns, fabric, sewing machines and more. Students must be comfortable with threading and operating a sewing machine. Ages 8-16. Sessions offered June 24-28 and July 29-Aug. 2 from 10 am-12:30 pm or 2-4:30 pm. At Let's Get Sewing!. $99. spokanerec.org

Escape Room: Trapped on Hydrus Station
You and your crewmates are trapped aboard a lunar space station. Can you solve the puzzles and escape before time runs out? Ages 12-18. June 25-28. Dates and SPL branch locations vary; see website for details. Free. spokanelibrary.org

Native American Legends
Explore the legends of the mysterious Sasquatch and clever Coyote in this creative camp where you'll paint, draw, build and sculpt creatures inspired by the stories told among peoples of the Columbia Plateau. Grades 2-5. June 27 from 9 am-2 pm. At the MAC. $45-$50. northwestmuseum.org

Crazy Clay & DIY Dough
Learn how to mix up recipes for salt dough, moon sand, reusable slime and more, and take them all home in a DIY recipe book. Ages 6-11. July 1-3 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $80. spokanerec.org

Little Art Masters
Young artists explore art through color, texture and more by creating with paint, crayons, glue and scissors. Ages 3-5. July 1-3 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $45. spokanerec.org

Preschool Crazy Clay Fun!
Sculpt with air-drying clay, explore molding techniques, make salt dough and even some slime. Ages 3-5. July 1-3 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $45. spokanerec.org

Put on Your Creative Cap
Make masks, hats and costume pieces galore in this class that offers a new theme each day using recycled art supplies. Ages 6-11. July 1-3 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $80. spokanerec.org

Art in Nature, Nature in Art
Paint, sculpt and draw what you see in nature surrounding the Corbin Art Center, including on nature hikes. Ages 6-11. July 8-12 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $135. spokanerec.org

Birds of a Feather
Make aviary themed crafts and learn about the many different species of birds as you watch birds in the park and garden. Ages 3-5. July 8-12 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $69. spokanerec.org

Intro to Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
Students learn how to take photos with their phones and manipulate them in creative, interesting ways using Adobe Photoshop. Grades 6-12. July 8-12 from 9 am-noon. At St. George's School. $250. sgs.org/summer 464-8814

Medieval Monsters
Investigate selkies, sea monsters and even insects with paper, pen, paint, and textiles to make a medieval triptych as well as a heraldic shield of your own. Includes tours of museum galleries and the Campbell House. Before/after care available for an additional fee. Grades 2-5. July 8-12 from 9 am-4 pm. At the MAC. $180-$200.

Shapes, Lines & Landscapes
Learn how to draw and shade shapes, add lines, textures and other techniques to your drawings with pen, pencil, oil pastels and paint. Ages 6-11. July 8-12 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $135. spokanerec.org

Making Manga and Anime
Join fellow fans of comics and animated shows to take your drawing and animation design skills to the next level. Kids learn to develop, draw, illustrate and animate their favorite characters, both original or from existing media. Grades 4-8. Two-week sessions offered July 8-Aug. 1, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. $200/session. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

STEM Art Studio
Learn how to use STEM while engaging your creative side to express yourself artistically. We'll paint, draw and sculpt, and use a diverse array of mixed media, materials and techniques to express ourselves. Grades K-6. Two-week sessions July 8-Aug. 1, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. $100/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Video Construction & Stop Animation
Kids learn to use storyboards, props, backdrops and cameras as they produce, direct, light and shoot their own videos and stop-motion animation. Campers plan and produce their own short movies, while developing leadership, communication, project management, design and technical skills. Grades K-8. Two-week sessions July 8-Aug. 1, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. $200. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Junior CIT: Medieval Monsters
Join the MAC this summer to gain experience assisting with the museum's summer camps and master skills such as teambuilding, mentorship, communication and leadership. Camp activities may include crafts, songs, games and nature exploration. Junior CITs work with campers in grades 2-3. Check website for schedules, requirements and qualifications. Grades 6-7. July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 29-Aug. 2 from 9 am-4 pm. $180-$200.

After Hours: Teen Video Camera Crew Intensive
After closing, the library has the perfect after-hours setting to create a "what not to do with library materials" informational video. Learn how to light a scene, use a green screen, record video, monitor audio and edit footage in Final Cut Pro X. Grades 9-12. July 12 from 5-10 pm. At the Spokane Valley Library. Free. scld.org

Bigger & Better: Shark Attack
Create sea creatures with paint, paper, clay, recycled materials and more. Ages 6-11. July 15-19 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $135. spokanerec.org

Creating with Clay
Learn three different hand-building techniques and try throwing on the potter's wheel. Students also learn how to glaze their work, and will be able to take home several finished pieces. Grades 4-8. July 15-19 from 9 am-12:30 pm. At St. George's School. $150. sgs.org/summer 464-8814

Mythical Creatures & How to Make Them
Explore the shapes, stories, and histories of magical, mythical creatures by creating your own. Firebirds, mermaids and dragons from many world cultures inspire this camp, where you'll use paint, printing ink, collage, wire, fiber, and feathers to make a Book of Beasts for you to take home. Includes tours of galleries and the Campbell House. Before/after care available for additional fee. Grades 2-5. July 15-19 from 9 am-4 pm. At the MAC. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org

Shadow Boxes
Learn to use the laser cutter and play with light by making shadow boxes and other projects. Ages 7-11. July 15-19 from 9:30 am-3 pm. At Gizmo CdA (NIC Campus). $180. gizmo-cda.org 208-929-4092

Surf & Sea Safari
A week of sea-inspired arts and crafts, including projects with fish, pirates, mermaids and more. Ages 3-5. July 15-19 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $69. spokanerec.org

There's a Dragon in the Art Room
Use your imagination and creativity to paint, glue and sculpt fantastical art projects inspired by dragons, trolls and other mythological creatures. Ages 6-11. July 15-19 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $135. spokanerec.org

Video Camera Crew: News Segment
Work with others as a camera crew to make a news segment. Learn to light a scene, use a green screen, record and edit video in Final Cut Pro X. Grades 4+. July 19 from 12:30-4:30 pm. At the Spokane Valley Library. Free. scld.org

Littles STEM Art Studio
Children explore what it means to be an artist, how art is made, how to mix color and what tools artists use while continuing to develop vocabulary, literacy, math, science and motor skills through a variety of activities and games. Ages 4-5. July 22-25, meets from 8 am-1 pm. $100/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Art Rocks!
Explore the dynamic intersection of art and science with Caralee Palmer, lead teacher at North Wall Schools, to discover exciting ways to create art and apply science. Children sculpt, paint, draw, make jewelry and more. Snack provided. Grades K-3. July 22-26, 9 am-noon. $125. northwallschools.com

Build Your Own Electric Guitar
Design and build your own guitar while learning CAD and how to use many of the woodworking tools at Gizmo. Ages 13+. July 22-26 from 9:30 am-3 pm. At Gizmo CdA (NIC campus). $180. gizmo-cda.org

Mudgy & Millie Claymation
Make a claymation movie about the locally created children's book characters Mudgy and Millie, a moose and a mouse. Ages 6-10. July 22-26 from 9:30 am-3 pm. At Gizmo CdA (NIC campus). $180. gizmo-cda.org 208-929-4029

Sewing II
Serious sewists learn advanced skills in gathering, zippers and buttons. This session is for students comfortable with threading and operating a sewing machine, can sew independently and have experience following pattern instructions. Ages 8-16. July 22-26 from 10 am-12:30 pm or 2-4:30 pm. At Let's Get Sewing, 8707 N. Wall. $125. spokanerec.org

Super Nature Explorers
Discover the world around you and make projects inspired by nature and science. Ages 3-5. July 22-26 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $69. spokanerec.org

Wands, Wizards & Dragons, Oh My!
Young wizards can make their own wands, creative costume pieces and other magical crafts. Ages 3-5. July 22-26 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $69. spokanerec.org

Welding/Metal Work Camp
Learn to weld, cut, bend and shape metal. In-depth demonstrations are given on the safe and effective operation of welding equipment as students are guided to create a welded sculpture or product. Ages 13+. July 22-26 from 9:30 am-3 pm. At Gizmo CdA. $180. gizmo-cda.org

Get Messy Camp
Discover your creative side without any worry about making a mess as you squish, splatter and stomp while exploring printing, painting and clay molding. Also explore the MAC's exhibit "Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures." Grades 2-5. Offered July 24 and Aug. 14 from 9 am-2 pm. $45-$50. northwestmuseum.org

Mythical Creatures Camp
Get inspired to create your own mythical creatures from the MAC's summer exhibit "Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures." Grades 2-5. One-day sessions July 25 and Aug. 15 from 9 am-2 pm. $45-$50 northwestmuseum.org

Adventures of Story Writing
Students experience the magic that happens when you mix words with a creative imagination through reading, writing, games and illustrations. Instructor Linda Shane has written and published several children's books and teaches students how a simple story can become a book. Ages 7-10. July 29-Aug 2 from 8 am-noon. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $169. bit.ly/NICcamps2019

CdA Sounds
From voices to the sound of the water lapping on the shore, spend a week recording the sounds of Coeur d'Alene and then create a touch board that lets this symphony of sound be shared with all who pass by. Ages 12+. July 29-Aug. 2 from 9:30 am-3 pm. At Gizmo CdA (NIC campus). $180. gizmo-cda.org 208-929-4029

Colorful! Messy! Process Art!
Come up with theme ideas, mix colors, apply paint and incorporate found objects into your mixed media art. Ages 6-11. July 29-Aug. 2 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $135. spokanerec.org

Creative Arts Camp
Campers unleash their creativity, energy and imagination and explore ways to construct things that show their personal style and ingenuity. Ages 12+. July 29-Aug. 2 from 9:30 am-3 pm. At Gizmo CdA (NIC campus). $180. gizmo-cda.org 208-929-4029

Hydras & Gorgons & Krakens, Oh My!
Travel back in time to an ancient world full of flying horses, centaurs and sea monsters of Classical Greece and Rome. You'll find inspiration for drawing, painting and sculpting mythological monsters, paper mosaics and a hero's story scroll. Includes tour of the museum galleries and the Campbell House. Before/after care available for additional fee. Grades 2-5. July 29-Aug. 2 from 9 am-4 pm. At the MAC. $180-$200 northwestmuseum.org

Film Production Camp
Aspiring actors, directors and screenwriters have the opportunity to make a movie from start to finish, with some down time in between at local beaches and more. Ages 11-16. July 29-Aug. 9, meets Mon-Fri from noon-4 pm. At the Kroc Center. $160-$200. kroccda.org 208-763-0621

Pottery Workshop
Students learn how to throw on the potter's wheel while learning about the stages of working with clay including how to glaze. Ages 12+. July 31-Aug. 28, meets Wed from 10 am-noon. At Liz Bishop Studio, Spokane Valley. $135. spokaneartschool.net

Inland Northwest Yearbook Camp
A three-day workshop designed to teach and empower students to build the best yearbook possible. Classes include photography, design, writing, interviewing, marketing and leadership. Aug. 2-4. At EWU Cheney. Resident/commuter options. $245. yearbookdiscoveries.com

Fashion Design: Skirts
Students with strong sewing skills learn how to design their own garments by drafting flat patterns from their body measurements. Ages 8-16. Aug. 5-7 from 10 am-2 pm. At Let's Get Sewing, 8707 N. Wall. $99. spokanerec.org

Creating Comics
In this camp, learn how to draw your own characters, write your own scripts and design your own comic book. Ages 8-12. Aug. 5-9 from 9 am-noon. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $99. bit.ly/NICcamps2019 208-769-3214

Kidz Creative Arts
Younger children can discover their creativity in a nurturing, safe environment that encourages self-expression. They'll experience leather working, enameling and using power tools to bring their ideas to life. Ages 6-9. Aug. 5-9 from 9:30 am-3 pm. At Gizmo CdA (NIC campus). $180. gizmo-cda.org

Time Travel Art Treasure Hunters
Explore the art of several bygone civilizations as you draw, paint and sculpt while you learn about these civilizations and their art techniques. Ages 6-11. Aug. 5-9 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $135. spokanerec.org

World Art Traveler
Explore cultures around the globe, including their unique animals and cultures and stamp your passport along the way as you visit a new country each day. Ages 3-5. Aug. 5-9 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $69. spokanerec.org

Girl Revolution in Technology: Art Music & Arduinos
Learn to program and to build circuits that will allow you to create a moving, sound-making art project. During the first week, girls learn to code, while in the second week they learn to build. Girls only, ages 13+. Aug. 5-16, meets Mon-Fri from 9:30 am-3 pm. At Gizmo CdA (NIC campus). $20. gizmo-cda.org 208-929-4029

Advanced Pen & Ink Drawing
Students perfect techniques already learned by doing many additional exercises, progressively increasing in difficulty. Students enrolling in this course must have completed the beginners class. Ages 12+. Aug. 5-28, meets Mon or Wed from 5-7 pm. At Spokane Art School. $80. spokaneartschool.net

MAC Kids' Camp: The World of Mythic Creatures
Flying, fire-breathing or gold-hoarding dragons and serpents appear in mythologies from all over the world. Scales, tails and teeth will spring from paper, paint, wire, fiber, and clay as you create monsters of your own. Grades 2-5. Aug. 7 from 9 am-2 pm. $45-$50. northwestmuseum.org

Best of Summer Camp
Spend a week enjoying the most popular activities and projects offered during this summer's creative arts camp sessions from Spokane Parks. Ages 6-11. Aug. 12-16 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $139. spokanerec.org

Stomp, Chomp & Roar, Dinosaur Style
Learn about paleontology, the study of the Earth's prehistoric live and the animals that walked the earth millions of years ago, including dinosaurs, reptiles, fish, birds and more. Ages 6-11. Aug. 12-16 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $135. spokanerec.org

Mosaics
Create mosaics using stained glass, tile and clay. Students learn about base preparation, design techniques and tool use while creating a 12-inch mosaic. Ages 10-14. Aug. 12-19 from 9:30 am-3 pm. At Gizmo CdA. $180. gizmo-cda.org

Paint Your Pet
Parents and kids get an 8x10 canvas of their pet or a stuffed animal to paint in this guided session. Registration due Aug. 8. Grades K-12 . Aug. 15 from 6-8 pm. At St. George's School. $30. sgs.org/summer

Video Camera Crew Intensive: Visit Mars
You've been hired by the Mars Adventure Travel Corporation to create short commercials with your crew to persuade tourists to visit Mars. Learn to use a green screen and incorporate real images of Mars as the backdrop for your adventures in tourism. Grades 4+. Aug. 15 from 12:30-4:30 pm. At Spokane Valley Library. Free. scld.org

Painting with Jessica L. Bryant
A comprehensive course practicing key concepts in painting through a variety of mediums with an award-winning professional artist. Students learn important fundamentals to gain the skills to pursue their passion. Small class sizes ensure individual attention. Grades 4-9. Aug.19-23 from 9:30 am-2:30 pm. At Redbrick Art Studio, Coeur d'Alene. $235. jessicabryant.com 208-953-1053

Design a 3D Printed Cookie Cutter @ Indian Trail Library

Sat., Dec. 21, 2-3:30 p.m.
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