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Summer Camps 2018

click to enlarge During Painting with a Twist’s summer arts camps, kids create a new masterpiece each day.
  • During Painting with a Twist’s summer arts camps, kids create a new masterpiece each day.

Summer LEGO Clubs | Inspire your imagination and keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp with an abundance of LEGO bricks. All ages. June 2-Aug. 29; times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Nature Vial Necklace Workshop | Create tiny glass reliquaries filled with natural treasures in this class by assembling layers of tiny stones, mosses, miniature seashells, twigs, dried flowers and more into your own personal pendant. Ages 12+. June 5, 5-9 pm. At Spokane Art School. $70. spokaneartschool.net

Music & Movement | Move, shake, and wiggle to songs both familiar and new, and create a music-related craft. Ages 3-7 (kids under 8 must bring an adult). June 9-Aug. 8; times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Jewelry Explosion | Combine Gizmo's tools with a wide variety of materials and your creativity to learn to create jewelry and do enameling. Ages 12+. June 11-15, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Jungle Jammin' | Listen to jungle stories, craft animal art projects, make drums and more in a fun, themed class. Ages 3-5. June 11-15, 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $64. spokaneparks.org

Lotus Necklace & Earrings | Make a set of jewelry by assembling a selection of freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and silver findings. Ages 12+. June 13, 5-9 pm. At Spokane Art School. $70. spokaneartschool.net

Father's Day Fun: Dad's Rock | Use paint, rocks and glue to create a "rockin'' piece of art to give your dad on Father's Day. Ages 2-4. June 13, 10:30-11:15 am. At Mobius Children's Museum. $10-$12. mobiusspokane.org 321-7121

Animal Art Antics | Explore the creative artwork of David Klein, Joan Miro, Laurel Burch, Leo Lionni and more while using a variety of art supplies to create your own animal masterpieces. Ages 6-11. June 18-22, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.org

ARTragious ART Camp | Explore drawing techniques, pottery projects, printmaking, paper casting and much more with local artist Sami Perry. Grades 1-12. Offered June 18-28 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. $165/session. sami@samiperry.com 226-3039

Castles, Princesses, Knights & Dragons | Campers make armor, shields, crowns, wands and more in an creativity-focused day camp. Ages 3-5. Offered June 18-22,12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $64. spokaneparks.org

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 June 18-22, July 23-27 and Aug. 6-10 (morning or afternoon). At Let's Get Sewing, 8707 N. Wall. $100/session. spokaneparks.org

Eric Herman Rocks! | Eric Herman's wild and wonderful kids and family concerts are bursting with comedy, creativity, audience participation, and outrageously fun songs. Grades K-3. June 18-22, times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Hands-on Clay | A fun, hands-on course on the wheel for the beginner and those who have had experience at throwing clay. Ages 13+. June 18-22, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Rainforest Adventure | Explore the tropical rain forest through wild animal art projects to display and wear. Ages 3-5. June 18-22, 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $64. spokaneparks.org

Get Messy Camps | Get messy with hands-on, art-making fun and discover your creative side without any worry about making a mess. Grades 2-6. Day sessions on June 21 and Aug. 17, 9 am-2 pm (grades 2-6). Week-long sessions June 25-29, 9 am-4 pm with sessions for grades 2-3 (The Mess Makers) and grades 4-5 (Get Messy). $45-$50. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

Pool Noodle Fun | Make a pool noodle craft and paint a picture with one, too, on the first day of summer. Ages 2-4. June 21, 10:30-11:15 am. At Mobius Children's Museum. $10-$12. mobiusspokane.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. June 25-29, 8 am-noon. $169. workforcetraining.nic.edu 208-769-3333

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 6-18. Offered June 25-27 and July 9-11, 10 am-2 pm. At Let's Get Sewing!, 8707 N. Wall. $100. spokaneparks.org

Artist's Studio | A fine arts camp offering painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, creating art inspired by the great masters. Ages 6-11. June 25-29, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.org

Barnyard Palooza | A week of art themed around barnyard animals. Kids create art from paint, paper, clay and more while learning about the animals. Ages 3-5. June 25-29, 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $62. spokaneparks.org

Create a Tabletop RPG | Work through the choices and challenges of creating your own original role-playing game and then use the tools at Gizmo to bring it to the table to play. Ages 12+. June 25-29, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Habiba's Village: Inspiring Community Stories | Habiba Addo shares tales from African countries that amuse, caution and inspire us to be our better selves and heal our communities. Habiba's love for storytelling is spiced with songs and audience participation. Ages K-3. June 25-29, times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Painting With a Twist Kids Art Camp | Each day kids paint a different painting following a weekly theme, along with craft projects, games and more. Ages 6-12. Sessions offered June 25-29, July 9-13, Aug. 6-10 and Aug. 12-17; times vary. $45/day or $200/week. paintingwithatwist.com/spokane-valley

Cecil the Magician | Join Cecil the Magician for an amazing magic show. Grades K-5; young children must be accompanied by caretaker. Offered June 26-Aug. 18; times and SPL branch locations vary. Free. spokanelibrary.org

Coding with A.L.I.C.E. | A.L.I.C.E. is an engaging 3D coding environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story (short films, YouTube programs, etc.), playing games, or creating a video to share on the web. Use a gallery of graphics to create an animation program that can be converted into Java code for that first real programming experience. Ages TBD. June 26-28, 1-5 pm. $99. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Crazy Clay & DIY Dough | Learn how to mix up recipes for coffee clay, moon sand, reusable slime and more, and take them all home in a DIY recipe book. Ages 6-11. July 2-3, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $54. spokaneparks.org

Fashionista | Campers create wearable works of art with dyes, ribbons and lace, as well as jewelry and hair accessories. Ages 6-11. July 2-3, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $54. spokaneparks.org

Inland Northwest Drawing School | Ongoing classes for all skill levels and ages, with all art supplies included. July 2-Aug. 23. Mondays, 4-5:30 pm (ages 7-12) and 6-8 pm (teens and adults) or Tue/Thu, 4-5:30 pm (ages 7-12). $140-$160. indrawschool.com

Little Picassos | Use paint, crayons, glue and scissors to create fabulous works of art inspired by Picasso. Ages 3-5. July 2-3, 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $29. spokaneparks.org

Salish Songs & Stories with LaRae Wiley | Experience engaging songs and stories from the Salish language and traditions shared by LaRae Wiley, who is an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, the founder and executive director of Salish School of Spokane, and a singer/songwriter. Grades K-3. July 2-6, times and SCLD library branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

We Do Legos! | A session for young "LEGO Fanatics" ready to make their LEGO creations move: Learn how to build animals, contraptions, and gizmos and make them come to life. Ages 7+. July 2-6, 9:30 am-noon. $85-$90. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Wearable, Edible Art | Kids make wearable art pieces, including some that's even good enough to eat. Ages 3-5. July 2-3, 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $29. spokaneparks.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. July 9-13, 9:30 am-2:30 pm. $235. jessicabryant.com 208-953-1053

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 9-13, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.org

Shark Attack | Create sea creatures with paint, paper, clay, recycled materials and more. Ages 6-11. July 9-13, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.org

Super Nature Explorers | Discover the world around you and make projects inspired by nature and science. Ages 3-5. July 9-13, 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $64. spokaneparks.org

Surf & Sea Safari | A week of sea-inspired arts and crafts, including projects with fish, pirates, mermaids and more. Ages 3-5. July 9-13, 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $64. spokaneparks.org

The Life of Mozart | Traveling Lantern Theatre Company brings history to life in this frolicsome and gleeful play about Mozart, one of history's greatest geniuses, accompanied by his breathtaking music. Grades K-3. July 9-13; times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Zoetropes and Shadow Boxes | Learn to use the laser cutter and play with light through making shadow boxes and other projects that play with light. Ags 7+. July 9-13, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Origami | Transform flat paper into fun sculptures and explore the MAC's exhibit "Above the Fold" to gain inspiration from the work of master folders from around the world. Grades 2-6. July 10, 9 am-2 pm. $45-$50. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

Woodland Friends | Make cute critter faces to wear while you learn facts about animals of the forest. Ages 2-4. July 12, 10:30-11:15 am. At Mobius Children's Museum. $10-$12. mobiusspokane.org

Art in Nature | Paint, sculpt and draw what you see on nature walks. Ages 6-11. July 16-20, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.org

Art of Nature: Underwater Adventure | Five days filled with art, science and nature activities with artists who connect art with nature projects for an interdisciplinary experience. Includes field trips to engage in art and science-based activities to learn about fish and their habitats. Grades 2-6. July 17-21, from 9 am-3:30 pm. At the NIC Children's Center. $200. kealliance.org 208-667-9093

Clay With Personality | From pinch pot to personality, your characters come to life as they develop a personality from your vision and your hands. Clay will be combined with other media as you learn hand-sculpting techniques to make expressive creatures out of clay. Ages 7+. July 16-22, 9:30 am-noon. $85-$90. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200"

Fairies, Trolls & Gnomes in the Garden | Hunt for these elusive garden critters and make glittery art inspired by what you find. Ages 3-5. July 16-20, 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $64. spokaneparks.org

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. Offered July 16-18 and Aug. 13-15, 10 am-2 pm. At Let's Get Sewing, 8707 N. Wall. $100/session. spokaneparks.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 10-13. July 16-27 (no class July 21-22), meets Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-3:30 pm. $304-$380. kroccda.org 208-763-0621

Hands On!: 3D Printing, Kayaking & Soldering | This one-week afternoon package includes an introduction to 3D printing, soldering an electronic beetle and getting outdoors for hiking and kayaking. Ages 8-14. July 16-20, 1-4 pm. $199. bit.ly/CCScamps2018 533-8483

Rocks, Sticks, Clay | Inspiration for this fun-in-the-mud week is the nature that is all around us. Walk on the beach to gather the gems and driftwood and then head into the studio to create beach creatures out of clay, both real and mythical. Ages 7+. July 16-22, 12:30-3 pm. $85-$90. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Sound & Music with Mobius | Hear and see (yes, see!) music with entrancing and amazing digital and physical representations of sound waves, including with fire. Grades K-3. July 16-20; times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.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 16-20, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.org

Art Around the World | Travel the globe to discover new and exciting ways to create art and to meet the artists who inspire the processes and techniques. Campers will sculpt, paint, draw, make jewelry and more. Grades K-3. July 23-26, 9 am-noon. $100. northwallschools.com

Girl Revolution in Technology: Art Music & Arduinos | Learn to program and to build circuits that will allow you to create an amazing, moving sound-making art project. The first week you learn to code and the second week you learn to build. Girls only, ages 13+. July 23-Aug. 3; Mon-Fri 9:30 am-3 pm. Free. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Learn to Weld | Learn to weld, cut, bend and shape metal. In-depth demonstrations are given on the safe and effective operation of welding equipment as you are guided to create a welded sculpture or product. Ages 12+. July 23-27, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Portraits in Clay | Students use an expression or a figure of speech to inspire portraits from clay. Imagine making the expression, "I have a frog in my throat," into a 3D sculpture. This class covers developing a concept and bringing that idea into a 3D form. Ages 12+. July 23-27, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Red Yarn's Old Barn | Red Yarn and his lovable critters are preparing for the big barn dance, and they need your help! This high-energy music and puppet show will get you singing, dancing, stomping, clapping and celebrating American folklore. Grades K-3. July 23-27, times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Time Travel Camp | Take a step back through time this summer and explore the age of the dinosaurs, the 1950s and various science and technologies of the past. Sessions for grades 2-3 (Dinosaurs to Hula-Hoops) and 4-5 (Natural Science Camp). July 23-27, 9 am-4 pm. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

3D Crazy Critters | Use your imagination to bring creatures to life using paint, paper, found objects and more. Ages 6-11. July 30-Aug. 3, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.org

Electric Guitars | Design and build your own guitar while learning CAD and how to use many of the woodworking tools at Gizmo. Ages 12+. July 30-Aug. 3, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Game Design & Animation | Students will use the scratch program to make simple games and animations to begin their journey as game/animation designers. Ages 10-15. July 30-Aug. 3, 1-5 pm. $129. workforcetraining.nic.edu 208-769-3333

Spokane Taiko Drums | Experience this energetic performance of incredible sound on traditional Japanese drums that you will feel through your whole body. At the end of the performance, kids are invited to play the drums. Grades K-3. July 30-Aug. 3; times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Stop Motion Animation | Using apps and props made with the tools at Gizmo, explore art and animation as you make your own stop-motion movie. Ages 7+. July 30-Aug. 3, 9:30 am-noon. $85-$90. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Tuesday Pottery Lab | Students will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel while learning about the different stages of clay all the way through to the final process of glazing. Session led by local artist Liz Bishop. Ages 10+. July 31-Aug. 28; Tuesdays, 10 am-noon. At Liz Bishop Studio, Spokane. $135. spokaneartschool.net

Upcycle With Art | Use natural and recycled materials like bubble wrap, string, sandpaper, leaves, twigs, pebbles, bark and grass to create art. Students also explore the MAC's exhibit, "Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations." Grades 2-6. Day sessions offered July 31 and Aug. 7, 9 am-2 pm. $45-$50. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

Build a Theme Park | Create an electro-artistic theme park and make your design of a computer-controlled theme park attraction come to life using the tools of Gizmo. A mini version of Silverwood will be designed and built during this week-long adventure. Ages 11+. Aug. 6-10, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org

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. Aug. 6-10, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.org

Creating Comics | In this camp, learn about how to draw your own characters, write your own scripts and design your own comic book. Ages 8-12. Aug. 6-9, 1-5 pm. $99. workforcetraining.nic.edu 208-769-3333

Painting with Jessica L. Bryant | A comprehensive course introducing key concepts in painting through a variety of mediums. Students learn fundamentals to give them freedom to pursue their passion. Grades 4-9. Aug. 6-10, 9:30 am-2:30 pm. $250. jessicabryant.com 208-953-1053

Space is the Place | Learn about the planets, stars, moons and more while creating fabulous galactic art. Ages 6-11. Aug. 6-10, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.org

Let's Make Some Art | Create masterpieces with your fingers and toes in this colorful, messy class. Ages 2-4. Aug. 9, 10:30-11:15 am. At Mobius Children's Museum. $10-$12. mobiusspokane.org

Art Through the Ages | This camp explores art from the first cave paintings done by man to ancient Chinese and Egyptian styles, the Renaissance and impressionism, all the way to today's modern art styles. Ages 6-11. Aug. 13-17, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.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. 13-17, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $134. spokaneparks.org


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