Each week of Summer Camp combines art with another area for a fun, unique, and art-enriching cross-disciplinary experience.

Camp weeks are taught by professional art educators for three different age groups: 6-9, 10-13, and 14-17. Students work with a variety of art media from watercolor to modeling clay, take daily field trips to NEON district art destinations within walking distance like the Chrysler Museum of Art, and engage in daily demonstrations or projects with professional d’Art resident artists.

Summer Camp 2017 Schedule


July 10-14 ~ Art and Science

Instructor:  Jennifer Schero

Whether practicing observation skills through drawing, or investigating non-traditional painting methods, participants in this one-week camp will discover the seamless ways in which creativity, innovation, and the sciences work together.  A little messy, a lot of fun!  Ages 6-9


July 17-21 ~ Art and Leadership

Instructor:  Jennifer Schero

Through fun, thought-provoking artmaking experiences, participants will unpack concepts related to leadership and utilize their creative skills to share insights into who and what they value.  Activities include experimenting with paint to discuss risk-taking, examining the power of symbols, collaborative art making, and more! ~ Ages 10-13


July 24-28 ~ Art and Community

Instructor:  Lanier Williams

Art can be inspired and enhanced by the community it is produced in. Learn how art and community connect through conceptual and interactive group projects. Students will focus on painting and mixed media to create projects like a movable mural and construction of a model art space. Emphasis is on individual interpretation and creative problem solving.   Ages  14-17


July 31-August 4 ~ Art and Math

Instructor:  Lanier Williams

Explore how art and math combine through fun, informative, and creative hands-on projects. Students will create drawings, origami sculptures, and use Sculpey clay for individual and group works. Learn about the works of painter Piet Mondrian, the Golden Mean, the Cubist movement, and much more during this week long session.   Ages 6-9


August 7-11 ~ Art and Science

Instructor:  Kim Herman

Artists have been inspired by the wonders of science for hundreds of years.  During this week of art camp students will investigate, explore and create science-inspired projects such as nature prints, kinetic sculptures, color theory and optical illusion art.   Ages 10-13


August 14-18 ~ Art and Leadership

Instructor:  Deb Munroe

As with art, leadership arouses creative energy, provides inspiration, and promotes self expression. Students will delve into art and leadership while exploring right/ left brain thinking, risk taking, project planning, and collaboration. Learn processes like photo transfer of painted images onto wood. Explore the use of mixed media like paint, metal, wood, wire, and beads in project work.   Ages 14-17

August 21-25 ~ Art and Math

Instructor:  Deb Munroe

In art, mathematics is not always visible, but it is ever present through symmetry, geometry, and measurement. Students will explore works by artists Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, and Wassily Kandinsky, who subtly used mathematics to create beautiful artworks. Create projects like kinetic wire sculptures, and explore the use of mixed media like paint, metal, wood, wire, and beads.   Ages 10-13