2019 Summer Art Camps

Our summer day camps offer fun learning experiences for 6 to 14 year-old campers, as we get the creative juices flowing with innovative art projects.

All summer camps require campers to bring a packed lunch, snacks, a refillable water bottle, and bug spray. Campers will be provided frequent outdoor activity breaks and a morning snack break, lunch break, and afternoon snack break throughout the course of each day.

    • Mini Matisse

    • Ages 6-9, entering grade 1+
    • Dates: June 17-21
    • Week Pricing: $330
    • Day Pricing: $70*

    Become a mini fine art master during camp this week! We will learn how to draw animals and plants from observing our furry friends at the barn on campus and taking nature walks to the nearby pond. We will practice color theory, and composition as we try our hands at painting in watercolor and acrylic! Henri Matisse was also a printmaker and a sculptor, so we will also be trying out mixed media printmaking and 3D design!

    * Join us for as few or as many days as you'd like this week!

    • Toy Factory: Art That Comes to Life!

    • Ages 9-14
    • Dates: June 24-28
    • Pricing: $365

    Toy Factory camp will teach students how make moving mechanical devices that perform a cool function according to predetermined engineered instructions. Students learn about cranks, cams, and gears while making an automaton paper toys, DIY cardboard scrolling interactive "video games", and stringed papier-mâché marionettes.

    • The Natural World of Fairies, Elves, & Garden Gnomes

    • Ages 7-10
    • Dates: July 1-5 (closed Thurs., July 4)
    • Pricing: $330

    The woods on The Nature of Things campus are full of magic! We will take short nature walks to the nearby pond to gather materials for our fairy dwellings and see if we can spot any signs of resident fairies and pixies. Students will make decorative clay lantern homes, make fairies from sculpy clay and fabric, and design take home fairy homes and gardens. The miniature gardens will grow the students' choice of herbs or flowers!

    • Studio Masters

    • Ages 9-14
    • Dates: July 8-12
    • Pricing: $330

    This camp is for the budding artist that likes to get messy! Projects will teach color theory, conceptual design, and basic drawing and painting techniques. We will be painting landscapes from sketches taken at the nearby pond, making papier-mâché animal spirit masks and clay sculptures based on sketches from animals at the barn.

    • Animation Alive!: Combining Scratch Jr. & Sculpture

    • Ages 6-8, entering grade 1+
    • Dates: July 15-19
    • Pricing: $365

    Our STEAM camp strives to engage the left and right brains! Campers will learn how to bring original, colorful characters to life through software coding and sculpture! Painting and 3D building techniques will be demonstrated, and each camper will create their own project. Early in the week kids will be introduced to coding via Scratch Jr to create their own animations, and later in the week they will build sculptures out of balloons and papier-mâché.

    This is a STEAM fusion camp, offered in partnership with The Enrichment Center @ 2nd Nature Academy. Learn more about The Enrichment Center's STEAM camps:

    Enrichment STEAM Camps & Courses
    • Sculpture Alive!: Combining Coding & Art

    • Ages 9-14
    • Dates: July 15-19
    • Pricing: $365

    This STEAM camp combines art with technology as we will be creating sculptures to interact with coded computer programs. Build a papier-mâché guitar and create an interface to actually hear the notes played on the comptuer! Our week will be broken up into two segments - early in the week kids build sculptures using balloons, papier-mâché, and conductive materials. The later half of the week kids will enhance their coding knowledge with Scratch to create their own program. Our final day will fuse the two together and campers will be able to control their program with their sculptures!

    This is a STEAM fusion camp, offered in partnership with The Enrichment Center @ 2nd Nature Academy. Learn more about The Enrichment Center's STEAM camps:

    Enrichment STEAM Camps & Courses
    • Duct Tape Design & Comic-zines

    • Ages 8-14
    • Dates: July 22 - 26
    • Pricing: $330

    Don't get stuck this summer- make something with duck tape instead! Projects will include alternative footwear, magic wallets, and fashion. Our second part of the day will be learning cartooning techniques, and how to make a unique mini magazine, "zine". Camp will cover basic book binding, drawing, and printmaking techniques as well as intermediate duct tape projects.

    • Cardboard Cosplay & Jewelry Design

    • Ages 8-12
    • Dates: July 29 - August 2
    • Pricing: $330

    Take your imagination and intesify it! We will be building bold cosplay outfits, accessories, and apendages like wings and giant like robot arms from cardboard. Our alterpersonas have never looked so good! We will learn about engineering cardboard 3D design, as well as learn the difference between function and form.

    • Woodworking & Barnyard Drawing

    • Ages 7-9
    • Dates: August 5-9
    • Pricing: $330

    Hammer time has never looked so good! This camp will be a mix of basic woodworking skills and art based drawing and painting skills. The woodworking projects range from a bird feeder to string art. Our second half of the day will focus on outdoor drawing observations starting at the barn and ending at the nearby pond. We will also have fun painting and creating cartoons characters of the local wild life.

    • Advanced Stop Motion

    • Ages 10-14
    • Dates: August 12-16
    • Pricing: $365

    Take your knowledge of stop motion animation to the next level this summer. Campers will learn how to make characters from wire armatures and highly developed sets similar to the characters used in the film Boxtrolls. Instructors will help campers develop storyboards, set up the video camera, and use Adobe Premier to produce mini-films, complete with titles and credit rolls and sound effects. Films will be emailed to families and shared privately on our class' YouTube channel. Develop your STEAM skills as you produce a visual masterpiece.

Watch a 2018 Camp Stop Motion Masterpiece!

    • Canvas Painting & Fiber Frenzy

    • Ages 8-14
    • Dates: August 19-23
    • Pricing: $330

    Let's get our canvases out and start painting! This camp we will learn several techniques from working on a toned canvas, to painting subjects chosen by the students. Students will also learn how to paint traditional lanscapes en plein air from short walks to the nearby pond. For the second part of our day we will enjoy fun fiber art projects that include sewing 3-D pillow pals, felting mini characters, and learning how to knit without needles.

Registration Materials & Fees

To register, all campers must submit the following:

  • TNOT Summer Camps Registration Packet (applies to all TNOT camps)
  • Physician’s Well-child Physical Form (from pediatrician)
  • Current immunization records (from pediatrician)
  • Payment for cost of camps
  • Once-annual $25 registration fee*

We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards. Credit card transactions may only be made in person, on campus. A 3% processing fee is imposed on all credit card transactions. A $40.00 processing fee will be charged for all returned checks.

We accept all major credit cards.

Extended Day Care*

  • Times: 7:30am-9:00am / 4:00-6:00pm
  • Pricing: $80 additional per week

Discounts do not apply to before/after care.

  • Summer 2019 Discounts

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  • Early registration: Register and PAY IN FULL for 2 or more weeks per camper by March 31, 2019 and receive 5% off of camp rates. Any additional weeks added after March 31st are not subject to the discount.
  • Full summer: Enroll for the full summer (9 weeks) per camper and receive a 5% discount off of camp rates. Must PAY IN FULL by June 1, 2019.
  • Sibling discount: Receive a 5% discount off of camp rates for the second child if both children attend 4+ weeks of camp. Must be PAID IN FULL by June 1, 2019.

Only one discount per family. Discounts may not be combined. Sibling discount applies to the lower rate. *Discounts do not apply to registration fees or extended care.

All camps are subject to change or cancellation, should a minimum enrollment not be met. There are no refunds or reductions once a participant is registered for any reason, unless The Painted Turtle Art Studio cancels a camp, whereupon all participants will be informed in advance and payment will be refunded.