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2017 SUMMER CAMP 

Join us this summer in our new studios at 405 Pine St. and work closely with a professional teaching artist for a week.  Every camp includes in-depth studio arts experience, high quality art materials and a final celebration.  Come for a half-day or pair a morning and afternoon camp together to make a full-day experience.  Free lunch coverage is provided from 11-12 p.m. for campers staying all day. Join our Aftercare Art Club from 3-5 p.m. for an extended camp experience which features sketch book time, guided explorations of BCA’s contemporary galleries, visits to Pine St. hot spots and other artful and edible activities.  More time to explore and make!  

SCHEDULE

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Times
Morning Camps: 8 - 11 a.m.
Complimentary Lunch Coverage: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Afternoon Camps: 12 - 3 p.m.
Full-Day camps: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Aftercare Art Club: 3 - 5 p.m.

BCA/Flynn Arts Camp: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
BCA/Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Artventure Camp: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost
Half-Day camp (15 camp hours): $180, $162 BCA members 
Full-Day camp (35 camp hours): $360, $324 BCA members
Aftercare Art Club (10 extra camp hours): $90, $81 BCA members 

BCA/Flynn Arts Camp: $350
BCA/Parks and Rec Artventure Camp: $360, $324 BCA members

Cost includes hands-on studio experiences with professional teaching artists, all arts materials and a final celebration with refreshments.

Location
All camps will now all be in the same location - at our new studios at 405 Pine Street!

Teaching Assistant Positions (age 16+)
Do you like working with children?  Are you interested in gaining some hands-on experience in an arts classroom?  BCA’s summer camp program relies on volunteer TA's throughout the summer.  TA's assist instructors in the classroom, help monitor and play with campers during lunch coverage and meet and greet parents during final exhibitions.  TA's are scheduled on a weekly basis and work with a specific camp and teaching artist for either mornings, afternoons or all day.  Please contact Melissa Steady, Education Director at (802) 865-7524 or msteady@burlingtoncityarts.org for more information. 

Refunds
Refunds can only be given if the request is made at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the camp. 15% of your registration fee is non-refundable. After the two week window, a class credit will be processed at the discretion of the Education Director.  Class credits are non-refundable. A full refund will be given if BCA has to cancel a camp.

Aftercare Art Club
Need a longer camp day? Join our Aftercare Art Club from 3 - 5 p.m. for an extended camp experience, which features sketch book time, guided explorations of BCA’s contemporary galleries, visits to downtown Burlington hot spots and other artful and edible activities. More time to explore and make!  

Summer Art Institutes - Ages: 15-18
Passionate about photography or pottery? Inspired by drawing, painting and printmaking?  Immerse yourself in a full-day art institute for a week!  Our Summer Art Institutes are specifically designed for middle and high school students with a passion for art. Working closely with a specialized teaching artist, students will learn a variety of techniques in the medium of their choice and will be encouraged to experiment and take creative risks. In our professional art studios, students will learn to use the darkroom, digital lab, painting studio, printing press and much more. Individual projects will be based on students’ interests.  And new for Summer 2017, check out our Fine Metals Jewelry Summer Art Institute!
 
Scholarships
Partial and full scholarships for classes and camps are available through the generosity of local businesses and donors.  Please submit a scholarship application online or call (802) 865-7166 to request an application.  

2017 SUMMER CAMPS

WEEK 1: JUNE 19 - 23

Ages 6 - 8
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Break It, Build It
Ages: 6-8
Limit: 10
Do you love to take things apart?  Here’s a chance to smash old computers, typewriters, fans, toasters, and more and then rearrange the parts to make art!  Campers will work with simple tools, glue and wire to build unique and whimsical sculptures and are encouraged to bring their own junk to contribute to the pile provided by BCA.
*Pair this with Cartoons for a full-day experience.
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 6-8
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Kids never get bored with learning new throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.  No experience necessary.
*Pair this with Cartoons for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Cartoons
Ages: 6-8
Limit: 10
Learn how to draw cartoon characters that you create or that you love from books and movies.  Campers will look at a variety of illustrators and cartooning styles for inspiration and will discover how to develop a character and give them the expressions to make them come alive. 
*Pair this with Break It, Build It or Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 9 - 11
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Painting
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 10
This camp is designed for the young painter that wants to go beyond the typical tempera.  Join us at BCA’s painting studio to experiment with watercolors and acrylic on paper and canvas, large and small. Learn 2-D artistic techniques such as perspective, abstraction and composition that will help you make even better paintings. 
*Pair this with Mixed Media Sculpture or Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Mixed Media Sculpture
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 10
Using a variety of materials such as plaster, wood, foil, air-dry clay, and paint, campers will become mini sculptors and use their wildest imaginations to create a variety of dynamic 3-D sculptures.  Campers will learn about famous sculptors and be encouraged to incorporate their favorite subject matters into their work.
*Pair this with Painting for a full-day experience.
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Kids never get bored with learning new throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.  No experience necessary.
*Pair this with Painting for a full-day experience.
 
Aftercare Art Club (3 - 5 p.m.)
 
Aftercare Art Club Week 1
Ages: 6-11
Limit: 15
Need a longer camp day? Join our Aftercare Art Club from 3 - 5 p.m. for an extended camp experience, which features sketch book time, guided explorations of BCA’s contemporary galleries, visits to downtown Burlington hot spots and other artful and edible activities.  More time to explore and make! 
 

WEEK 2: JUNE 26 - 30

Ages 6 - 8
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Mini Worlds
Ages: 6-8
Limit: 10
Shrink down with us and come create small wonderful worlds.  Campers will be encouraged to explore a variety of craft media and will create tiny, intricate terrariums, doll houses, fairy worlds and more. 
*Pair this with Paint It for a full-day experience.
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 6-8
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Kids never get bored with learning new throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.  No experience necessary.
*Pair this with Paint It for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Paint It
Ages 6-8
Limit: 10
Come paint in this colorful, fluid camp!  Campers will explore the ins and outs of making paintings large and small and will use a variety of painting mediums, including tempera, watercolor and acrylic.  Campers will be encouraged to paint from what they observe as well as what they imagine.  
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel or Mini Worlds for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 9 - 11
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Comics
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 10
Learn design and drawing tricks for your comics and cartoons with local cartoonist, Rachel Lindsay.  Campers will look at a variety of illustrators and comics styles for inspiration and will incorporate special design elements into their work.  Campers will also discover how to enhance their comics by learning about layouts, lettering and figure drawing techniques.  By the end of the week, students will have created their own storyline and comic strips to share.
*Pair this with Break It, Build It or Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Break It, Build It
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 10
Do you love to take things apart?  Here’s a chance to smash old computers, typewriters, fans, toasters, and more and then rearrange the parts to make art!  Campers will work with simple tools, glue and wire to build unique and whimsical sculptures and are encouraged to bring their own junk to contribute to the pile provided by BCA.
*Pair this with Comics for a full-day experience.
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Kids never get bored with learning new throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.  No experience necessary.
*Pair this with Comics for a full-day experience.
 
Aftercare Art Club (3 - 5 p.m.)
 
Aftercare Art Club Week 2
Ages: 6-11
Limit: 15
Need a longer camp day? Join our Aftercare Art Club from 3 - 5 p.m. for an extended camp experience, which features sketch book time, guided explorations of BCA’s contemporary galleries, visits to downtown Burlington hot spots and other artful and edible activities.  More time to explore and make! 
 
 

WEEK 3: JULY 10 - 14

Full-day Photography Institute (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
 
Photography Institute
Ages: 15-18
Limit: 12
Immerse yourself in the photographic process and develop your artistic vision and your portfolio in this dynamic one-week program!  Students will use both the traditional darkroom and the digital media lab to create a portfolio of quality images.  Instruction in film and digital shooting methods, darkroom printing, image processing in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, group photo shoots, experimentation with a professional lighting kit, and more will be covered throughout the week.  Experience in photography is not required to participate. This experience is great for students with a passion for photography and for students working on portfolio development for the college application process. Bring your camera or use one of ours.
 
Ages 6 - 8
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Itsy Bitsy Fashion Design
Ages 6-8
Limit: 10
Become a miniature fashion designer!  Campers will learn basic sewing techniques and will use simple patterns to cut and create their own dolls out of various sewing materials, including cottons, rickrack, yarns, ribbons, buttons, puffy fabric paints and more.  By the end of the week, campers will have made many fashionable outfits and accessories for their own dolls. 
*Pair this with Cool Jewels for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Cool Jewels
Ages: 6-8
Limit: 10
Paper beads, glass beads, clay beads and more!  Learn how to make jewelry with all different kinds of materials. Campers will learn about how to attach clasps, use beading tools and make their own beads and pendants.  By the end of the week, campers will have earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more to share or keep.
*Pair this with Itsy Bitsy Fashion Design for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 9 - 11
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Silkscreen
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 8
Take your favorite drawings, photos and designs and print them onto t-shirts, bags, posters and more!  Working in BCA’s professional print studio, students will learn to apply photo emulsion, use a silkscreen exposure unit and print images using water-based inks.  At the end of the week, students will have an array of printed items to wear or share.  BCA provides one t-shirt and poster paper.  Students are encouraged to bring other surfaces to print on as well. 
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Kids never get bored with learning new throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.  No experience necessary.
*Pair this with Silkscreen for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 12 - 14
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 12-14
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Students will learn throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.
*Pair this with Drawing & Painting for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Drawing and Painting
Ages: 12-14
Limit: 10
Join us for a week-long visual arts course, specifically designed for young artists with a passion for drawing and painting  Students will spend the day at BCA’s painting studio, experimenting with different drawing and painting techniques such as acrylic, charcoal, perspective and abstraction.  Students will also develop a deeper understanding of professional 2-D artistic techniques and individual projects will be encouraged in this small class based on students’ interests. 
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Aftercare Art Club (3 -5 p.m.)
 
Aftercare Art Club Week 3
Ages: 6-11
Limit: 15
Need a longer camp day? Join our Aftercare Art Club from 3 - 5 p.m. for an extended camp experience, which features sketch book time, guided explorations of BCA’s contemporary galleries, visits to downtown Burlington hot spots and other artful and edible activities.  More time to explore and make! 
 
 

WEEK 4: JULY 17 - 21

 
Ages 6 - 8
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Paint It
Ages 6-8
Limit: 10
Come paint in this colorful, fluid camp!  Campers will explore the ins and outs of making paintings large and small and will use a variety of painting mediums, including tempera, watercolor and acrylic.  Campers will be encouraged to paint from what they observe as well as what they imagine.  
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 6-8
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Kids never get bored with learning new throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.  No experience necessary.
*Pair this with Paint It for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 9 - 11
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Kids never get bored with learning new throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.  No experience necessary.
*Pair this with Fine Metal Jewelry or Lego Animation for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Fine Metal Jewelry
Ages 9-11
Limit: 6
Use professional jewelry tools to make rings, pendants, and bracelets with brass and silver. Learn basic jewelry techniques including sawing, filing, soldering, texturing, ring sizing and more.  Beads and other craft techniques will also be added to enhance your wearable art.  Lead-free solder and safe-flux will be used during the camp.
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Lego Animation
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 8
Learn how to bring your favorite Lego characters to life using stop-motion animation! Students will write original stories, construct sets and then animate their characters for the camera.  Aspects of post-production work, including some computer editing, are incorporated and campers will leave with a flash drive of their images and projects. Bring your favorite Legos (or other small toys) or use the ones we provide. 
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 12 - 14
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Silkscreen
Ages: 12-14
Limit: 8
Take your favorite drawings, photos and designs and print them onto t-shirts, bags, posters and more!  Working in BCA’s professional print studio, students will learn to apply photo emulsion, use a silkscreen exposure unit and print images using water-based inks.  At the end of the week, students will have an array of printed items to wear or share.  BCA provides one t-shirt and poster paper.  Students are encouraged to bring other surfaces to print on as well. 
*Pair this with Darkroom Photo for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Darkroom Photo
Ages: 12-14
Limit: 6
Learn the mysteries of the photographic darkroom! In this camp, students will go on guided photo shoots in downtown Burlington with manual 35mm film cameras and will learn how to print their own black and white photographs in our traditional darkroom. 
*Pair this with Silkscreen for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 15 - 18
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Drawing and Painting Institute
Ages: 15-18
Limit: 10
Join us for a week-long visual arts course, specifically designed for teens with a passion for art.  Students will spend the day at BCA’s painting studio, experimenting with different drawing and painting techniques such as acrylic, charcoal, figure drawing, perspective and abstraction.  Students will develop a deeper understanding of professional 2-D artistic techniques, and will leave with paintings and drawings to add to their art portfolio.  Individual projects will be encouraged in this small class based on students’ interests. 
 
Aftercare Art Club (3 - 5 p.m.)
 
Aftercare Art Club Week 4
Ages: 6-11
Limit: 15
Need a longer camp day? Join our Aftercare Art Club from 3 - 5 p.m. for an extended camp experience, which features sketch book time, guided explorations of BCA’s contemporary galleries, visits to downtown Burlington hot spots and other artful and edible activities.  More time to explore and make! 
 
 

WEEK 5: JULY 24 - 28

Extended Full-day Camp (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
 
Artventure with BCA & Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront
Ages: 6-11
Limit: 20
Drop-off: BCA Studios at 407 Pine Street
Pick-up: TBD
Join our full-day Artventure camp! Campers will spend the morning in BCA’s art studios with professional teaching artists exploring a variety of art projects including painting, printmaking and craft.  In the afternoon, campers will join Parks, Recreation and Waterfront staff for a variety of fun activities and fieldtrips including swimming at North Beach, bowling, berry picking and more.
This special partner camp is led by teaching artists from BCA and staff from Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront. Bring a peanut-free and tree-nut free bagged lunch.  *Please register at BurlingtonCityArts.org or call BCA at (802) 865-7166.
 
Ages 9 - 11
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Kids never get bored with learning new throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.  No experience necessary.
*Pair this with Darkroom Photo or Painting for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Darkroom Photo
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 6
Learn the mysteries of the photographic darkroom! In this camp, students will go on guided photo shoots in downtown Burlington with manual 35mm film cameras and will learn how to print their own black and white photographs in our traditional darkroom. 
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Painting
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 10
This camp is designed for the young painter that wants to go beyond the typical tempera.  Join us at BCA’s painting studio to experiment with watercolors and acrylic on paper and canvas, large and small. Learn 2-D artistic techniques such as perspective, abstraction and composition that will help you make even better paintings. 
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 12 - 14
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Darkroom Photo
Ages: 12-14
Limit: 6
Learn the mysteries of the photographic darkroom! In this camp, students will go on guided photo shoots in downtown Burlington with manual 35mm film cameras and will learn how to print their own black and white photographs in our traditional darkroom. 
*Pair this with Digital Photo for a full-day experience.
 
Fine Metal Jewelry
Ages 12-14
Limit: 6
Use professional jewelry tools to make rings, pendants, and bracelets with brass and silver. Learn basic jewelry techniques including sawing, filing, soldering, texturing, ring sizing and more.  Beads and other craft techniques will also be added to enhance your wearable art.  Lead-free solder and safe-flux will be used during the camp.
*Pair this with Digital Photo for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Digital Photo
Ages: 12-14
Limit: 6
Learn the basics of digital photography from image capture to print! In this camp, students will go on guided photo shoots and will be instructed in our Digital Media Lab, learning camera controls, image editing software and color printing techniques. 
*Pair this with Darkroom Photo or Fine Metal Jewelry for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 15 - 18
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Pottery Institute
Ages: 15-18
Limit:
Join us for this week-long wheel throwing course, specifically designed for teens with a passion for art.  In our professional ceramics studio, students will learn to use a potter’s wheel and hand building methods to create sculptural and functional pottery in clay.  Clay preparation, centering, forming, trimming, glazing and firing techniques will also be introduced.  The class size will be kept small to ensure that individual vision and projects can be developed and encouraged.  No experience necessary. 
 
Aftercare Art Club (3 - 5 p.m.)
 
Aftercare Art Club Week 5
Ages: 6-11
Limit: 15
Need a longer camp day? Join our Aftercare Art Club from 3 - 5 p.m. for an extended camp experience, which features sketch book time, guided explorations of BCA’s contemporary galleries, visits to downtown Burlington hot spots and other artful and edible activities.  More time to explore and make! 
 
 

WEEK 6: JULY 31 - AUGUST 4

 
Full Day Partner Camp (8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
 
Festival Foolery & Circus Arts with BCA and the Flynn
Ages 8-10
Limit: 16
Inspired by the fun and surprising street theater of Burlington’s annual Festival of Fools, this camp will explore the circus arts of clowning, foolery, and more. Come share your skills and learn new ones as we create a mini-festival culminating in a showing for our families and care givers on the final day.
This special partner camp is led by teaching artists from BCA and the Flynn Center. Drop-off and pick-up is at the Flynn Center, 153 Main Street. The Flynn also offers After-Care Supervision until 5:00pm for $15 a day.  Bring a peanut free and tree nut free bagged lunch.  *Please call the Flynn directly at (802) 652-4537 to register.
 
Ages 6 - 8
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Cartoons
Ages: 6-8
Limit: 10
Learn how to draw cartoon characters that you create or that you love from books and movies.  Campers will look at a variety of illustrators and cartooning styles for inspiration and will discover how to develop a character and give them the expressions to make them come alive. 
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 6-8
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Kids never get bored with learning new throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.  No experience necessary.
*Pair this with Cartoons for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 9 - 11
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Fine Metal Jewelry
Ages 9-11
Limit: 6
Use professional jewelry tools to make rings, pendants, and bracelets with brass and silver. Learn basic jewelry techniques including sawing, filing, soldering, texturing, ring sizing and more.  Beads and other craft techniques will also be added to enhance your wearable art.  Lead-free solder and safe-flux will be used during the camp.
*Pair this with Painting or Stop Motion Animation for a full-day experience.
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Kids never get bored with learning new throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.  No experience necessary.
*Pair this with Painting or Stop Motion Animation for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Painting
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 10
This camp is designed for the young painter that wants to go beyond the typical tempera.  Join us at BCA’s painting studio to experiment with watercolors and acrylic on paper and canvas, large and small. Learn 2-D artistic techniques such as perspective, abstraction and composition that will help you make even better paintings. 
*Pair this with Fine Metal Jewelry or Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Stop Motion Animation 
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 8
Make your stories and ideas come alive using stop-motion animation!  Forming small “production companies,” teams of campers will write original stories, create characters, construct sets, and then animate their creations for the camera.  Aspects of post-production work, including computer editing, are incorporated and campers will leave with a flash drive of their images and projects. Bring your favorite small toys or use the toys and props we provide. 
*Pair this with Fine Metal Jewelry or Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 12 - 14
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Silkscreen
Ages: 12-14
Limit: 8
Take your favorite drawings, photos and designs and print them onto t-shirts, bags, posters and more!  Working in BCA’s professional print studio, students will learn to apply photo emulsion, use a silkscreen exposure unit and print images using water-based inks.  At the end of the week, students will have an array of printed items to wear or share.  BCA provides one t-shirt and poster paper.  Students are encouraged to bring other surfaces to print on as well. 
*Pair this with Darkroom Photo for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Darkroom Photo
Ages: 12-14
Limit: 6
Learn the mysteries of the photographic darkroom! In this camp, students will go on guided photo shoots in downtown Burlington with manual 35mm film cameras and will learn how to print their own black and white photographs in our traditional darkroom. 
*Pair this with Silkscreen for a full-day experience.
 
Aftercare Art Club (3 - 5 p.m.)
 
Aftercare Art Club Week 6
Ages: 6-11
Limit: 15
Need a longer camp day? Join our Aftercare Art Club from 3 - 5 p.m. for an extended camp experience, which features sketch book time, guided explorations of BCA’s contemporary galleries, visits to downtown Burlington hot spots and other artful and edible activities.  More time to explore and make! 
 
 

WEEK 7: AUGUST 7 - 11

Ages 6-8
 
Morning Camps (8 – 11 a.m.)
 
Mini Worlds
Ages: 6-8
Limit: 10
Shrink down with us and come create small wonderful worlds.  Campers will be encouraged to explore a variety of craft media and will create tiny, intricate terrariums, doll houses, fairy worlds and more. 
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 6-8
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Kids never get bored with learning new throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.  No experience necessary.
*Pair this with Mini Worlds for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 9-11
 
Morning Camps (8 – 11 a.m.)
 
Silkscreen
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 8
Take your favorite drawings, photos and designs and print them onto t-shirts, bags, posters and more!  Working in BCA’s professional print studio, students will learn to apply photo emulsion, use a silkscreen exposure unit and print images using water-based inks.  At the end of the week, students will have an array of printed items to wear or share.  BCA provides one t-shirt and poster paper.  Students are encouraged to bring other surfaces to print on as well. 
*Pair this with Comics or Darkroom Photo for a full-day experience.
 
 
Afternoon Camps (12 – 3 p.m.)
 
Comics
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 10
Learn design and drawing tricks for your comics and cartoons with local cartoonist, Rachel Lindsay.  Campers will look at a variety of illustrators and comics styles for inspiration and will incorporate special design elements into their work.  Campers will also discover how to enhance their comics by learning about layouts, lettering and figure drawing techniques.  By the end of the week, students will have created their own storyline and comic strips to share.
*Pair this with Silkscreen for a full-day experience.
 
Darkroom Photo
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 6
Learn the mysteries of the photographic darkroom! In this camp, students will go on guided photo shoots in downtown Burlington with manual 35mm film cameras and will learn how to print their own black and white photographs in our traditional darkroom. 
*Pair this with Silkscreen for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 12-14
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 12-14
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Students will learn throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.
*Pair this with Digital Photo for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 – 3 p.m.)
 
Digital Photo
Ages: 12-14
Limit: 6
Learn the basics of digital photography from image capture to print! In this camp, students will go on guided photo shoots and will be instructed in our Digital Media Lab, learning camera controls, image editing software and color printing techniques. 
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 15-18
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Printmaking Institute
Ages: 15-18
Limit: 8
Join for a week-long printmaking course, specifically designed for teens with a passion for art.  Students will work in BCA’s print studio and learn about silkscreening and how to apply photo emulsion, use a silkscreen exposure unit and print images using water-based inks.  Students will develop a deeper understanding of professional 2-D artistic techniques, and will leave with prints, silkscreened t-shirts and posters to add to their art portfolio.  Individual projects will be encouraged in this small class based on students’ interests.  Students are encouraged to bring in their own t-shirts and other surfaces to print on.  No experience necessary. 
 
Aftercare Art Club (3 - 5 p.m.)
 
Aftercare Art Club Week 7
Ages: 6-11
Limit: 15
Need a longer camp day? Join our Aftercare Art Club from 3 - 5 p.m. for an extended camp experience, which features sketch book time, guided explorations of BCA’s contemporary galleries, visits to downtown Burlington hot spots and other artful and edible activities.  More time to explore and make! 
 
 

WEEK 8: AUGUST 14 - 18

 
Ages 6 - 8
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Paint It
Ages 6-8
Limit: 10
Come paint in this colorful, fluid camp!  Campers will explore the ins and outs of making paintings large and small and will use a variety of painting mediums, including tempera, watercolor and acrylic.  Campers will be encouraged to paint from what they observe as well as what they imagine.  
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 6-8
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Kids never get bored with learning new throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.  No experience necessary.
*Pair this with Paint It for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 9-11
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Pottery Wheel
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 12
This camp is all about the ever-popular pottery wheel. Kids never get bored with learning new throwing, decorating, and glazing techniques as they make bowls, cups and more! All items will be dishwasher safe and lead free.  No experience necessary.
*Pair this with Lego Animation or Portraits for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 - 3 p.m.)
 
Lego Animation
Ages: 9-11
Limit: 8
Learn how to bring your favorite Lego characters to life using stop-motion animation! Students will write original stories, construct sets and then animate their characters for the camera.  Aspects of post-production work, including some computer editing, are incorporated and campers will leave with a flash drive of their images and projects. Bring your favorite Legos (or other small toys) or use the ones we provide. 
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Portraits
Ages 9-11
Limit: 10
Pet portraits, family portraits, self-portraits – have fun in this drawing and painting camp learning how to draw faces and capture expressions.  Campers will explore the ins and outs of portraits and self-portraits, large and small, and will use a variety of painting and drawing mediums, including watercolor, acrylic, pencil, charcoal and more.  Campers will also be encouraged to creative portraits from life and their imaginations.  
*Pair this with Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 12 - 14
 
Morning Camps (8 - 11 a.m.)
 
Silkscreen
Ages: 12-14
Limit: 8
Take your favorite drawings, photos and designs and print them onto t-shirts, bags, posters and more!  Working in BCA’s professional print studio, students will learn to apply photo emulsion, use a silkscreen exposure unit and print images using water-based inks.  At the end of the week, students will have an array of printed items to wear or share.  BCA provides one t-shirt and poster paper.  Students are encouraged to bring other surfaces to print on as well. 
*Pair this with Darkroom Photo for a full-day experience.
 
Afternoon Camps (12 – 3 p.m.)
 
Darkroom Photo
Ages: 12-14
Limit: 6
Learn the mysteries of the photographic darkroom! In this camp, students will go on guided photo shoots in downtown Burlington with manual 35mm film cameras and will learn how to print their own black and white photographs in our traditional darkroom. 
*Pair this with Silkscreen for a full-day experience.
 
Ages 15-18
 
Afternoon Camps (12 – 3 p.m.)
 
Fine Metal Jewelry Institute
Ages 15-18
Limit: 6
Join for this week-long fine metals course, specifically designed for teens with a passion for art.  Use professional jewelry tools to make rings, pendants, and bracelets with brass and silver. Learn basic jewelry techniques including sawing, filing, soldering, texturing, ring sizing and more.  Individual projects will be encouraged in this small class based on students’ interests.  Lead-free solder and safe-flux will be used during the camp.
 
Aftercare Art Club (3 - 5 p.m.)
 
Aftercare Art Club Week 8
Ages: 6-11
Limit: 15
Need a longer camp day? Join our Aftercare Art Club from 3 - 5 p.m. for an extended camp experience, which features sketch book time, guided explorations of BCA’s contemporary galleries, visits to downtown Burlington hot spots and other artful and edible activities.  More time to explore and make! 

 

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