PCCA Summer Art Camps offer a fun, creative and educational way to keep your child engaged during their summer vacation! As an added bonus, they will develop friendships, explore various forms of creative expression, test their independence in a safe environment, and build confidence to last a lifetime.

2024 Summer Art Camp Registration is OPEN!

Scholarship Information

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ART IN NATURE (Grades 4-8)
with Tom Oakes

JUNE 17 – 21 | 9 AM TO 3:30 PM
at Little Buffalo State Park, Newport

An art-focused camp that takes place in the great outdoors! Instructor Tom Oakes will lead campers in a variety of fun activities including print making, wood burning, candle making, leatherwork, carving and more. Campers will be exposed to a variety of art forms, while enjoying and gathering inspiration from nature.

Registration is CLOSED/FULL. 

FUNdamentals of ART (Grades 1 – 5) 
with La Rue de Fleurs/Janice Bailor

JULY 15 – 19 | 9 AM – 12 PM
at Landis House

The FUNdamentals of Art Camp will explore the seven fundamentals of art: value, color, shape, line, form, space and texture. Led by instructor Janice Bailor, students will learn about an inspirational artist for each portion of the class, and then use the artist’s inspiration to experiment with creating colorful and expressive artwork through the use of various media and techniques. (Artist inspirations include: Paul Cezanne, Paul Klee and Alexander Calder).

Students will explore the color wheel, color theory, and play with shades and value in the “color and value” day of the class. Students will have the opportunity to explore line drawing, paper strip sculpture, and stamping techniques in the “shape and line” portion of the class. The “form and space” portion of the class will include several 3D sculptures and a group collaboration mobile. The final day of the class “texture,” will allow students to explore weaving, fiber crafts and beading.

More about the instructor on the web laruedefleurs.com & on Instagram @laruedefleurs

Registration is CLOSED/FULL. 

PLUSH PALS STITCHING CAMP (Grades 5-9)
with La Rue de Fleurs/Janice Bailor

AUGUST 5 – 9 | 1 PM – 4 PM
at Bloomfield Library, New Bloomfield.

The Plush Pals Stitching Camp will explore several techniques commonly used in textile craft to create felt and plush banners, ornaments, books, softie friends and other 3D fiber objects. Students will experiment with weavinghand sewing and design techniques to create several personalized and expressive projects in both felt and plush materials. Each project will build upon the previous techniques and include how to design, cut, sew and build three dimensional projects in fiber. Teaching concepts will include how to turn an idea sketch into a finished product, pattern design and placement, practical and decorative hand sewing techniques, and three-dimensional design. 

More about the instructor on the web laruedefleurs.com & on Instagram @laruedefleurs

Registration is OPEN – ONE SPOT LEFT! As of 6.16.2024

REGISTER HERE

THEATRE (Grades 5-8)
with Cove Mountain Community Theatre

JUNE 10 – 14 | 9 AM TO 3 PM
at Susquenita High School, 309 Schoolhouse Road, Duncannon

Sign-Up for Theatre Camp! Have a child who is interested in using their creative energy, body and voice to perform? This fun and engaging camp will have campers practicing vocal instruction, drama, and dance! Students will get to see the technological side of productions, and more! An educational field trip to the Hershey Theatre is also being planned for our campers on Tuesday, June 11!

Find out more about our partner Cove Mountain Community Theatre at www.covemountain.org/

Registration is CLOSED/FULL. Please check out our other summer art camps!

CLAY CAMP (Grades 1-5)
with Ariana Koch

JUNE 10 – 14 | 9 AM TO 12 PM
at Landis House, Newport

Clay Camp: A Beginner’s Guide to Hand-building: A week of fun, clay, and creative adventures! Join artist and PCCA staff member, Ariana Koch, as she leads budding creatives along a clay adventure. Students will explore the world of clay and be guided through various projects that can be tailored to meet their interests and skill levels; beginners are welcome!

Class projects will focus on a wide variety of clay hand-building techniques including pinch pots, coil construction, and slab projects*

*Please note that some Clay Camp projects will need to be picked up 3-4 weeks after camp ends. Our instructor needs to allow time for clay projects to dry and then be bisque and glaze fired. Ariana Koch will contact parents when their campers’ projects are ready for pick-up at Landis House.

Registration for Clay Camp – Grades 1-5 is CLOSED! 

CLAY CAMP 2.0 (Grades 5-9)
with Ariana Koch

JULY 22-26 | 12 PM – 3 PM
at Landis House, Newport

Clay Camp 2.0: A Beginner’s guide to hand-building and wheel throwing with clay on the potter’s wheel for students in grades 5 – 9 as of Fall ’24.

Campers can look forward to a week of fun, clay, and creative adventures! Join artist and PCCA staff member, Ariana Koch, as she leads campers in an array of clay projects. From throwing on the potter’s wheel to hand-building superb sculptures, campers will explore the world of clay and be guided through various projects that can be tailored to meet their interests and skill levels; beginners are welcome!

Class projects will focus on a wide variety of clay hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques including pinch pots, coil construction, slab projects, and introductory wheel-throwing projects on the potter’s wheel, such as bowls and cups*

*Please note that some Clay Camp 2.0 projects will need to be picked up 3-4 weeks after camp ends. Our instructor needs to allow time for clay projects to dry and then be bisque and glaze fired. Ariana Koch will contact parents when their campers’ projects are ready for pick-up at Landis House.

Registration for Clay Camp – Grades 5 – 9 is CLOSED! 

2024 Camp Information, Registration & Art Camp Scholarship Form
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Summer Art Camp Offerings
 
June 10 – 14: Clay Camp, Ariana Koch | Grades 1 – 5
June 10 – 14: Theatre, CMCT | Grades 5 – 8
June 17 – 21: Adventure! Art In Nature, Tom Oakes | Grades (Entering) 4 – 8
 
July 15 – 19: FUNdamentals of Art, Janice Bailor | Grades 1 – 5
July 22 – 26: Clay Camp, Ariana Koch | Grades 5 – 9
 
August 5 – 9: Plush Pals Stitching, Janice Bailor | Grades 5 – 9

2024 Summer Art Camps are made possible by contributions received through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.