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Summertime Arts

2-5 & 6-9 Camps

If you enjoy art—designing and making all sorts of things—you will enjoy Summertime Arts, Waynflete’s traditional decades-old arts and crafts program in which campers work with several teaching artists each week to explore different art forms, styles, colors, and media. Our teaching artists emphasize the creative process so campers develop enriching life skills, a love of art, and confidence in their ability as “makers.” Each week will focus on several different media, and some of our offerings this summer include drawing, painting, printing, ceramics, loom weaving, sculpture, collage, needle-felting, punch needle, and handmade crafts of all sorts. Check out each week’s description for more details.

Summertime Arts: Intro to Sewing

June 17–28, 2024 (two weeks)
Grades 5–9

Waynflete • Spring Street Campus
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $780

Learn the basics of using a sewing machine, how to hand sew, and how to follow sewing patterns in this two-week intro-to-sewing camp! We’ll teach campers a variety of sewing techniques using eclectic materials. New to sewing? Great! Campers don’t need any prior experience, only a will to learn! Camp projects include a pin cushion, a tote bag, and creative embroidery work. Extra time is allotted each day for campers to experiment with their own designs!

Summertime Arts: All About Animals

June 24–28, 2024
Grades 2–5

Waynflete • Spring Street Campus
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $425

Our artwork this week will be focused around the theme of All About Animals and the projects we have planned for you are: painting animal portraits, punch needle embroidery, and more! Campers will travel to different art classes each day and work in small groups with each art teacher. At the end of the week, students will display their artwork and share their learning with their families before taking all their work home on Friday afternoon.

Summertime Arts: Incredible Insects and Fascinating Flora

July 1–5, 2024 (four days)
Grades 2–5

Waynflete • Spring Street Campus
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $355

Our artwork this week will be focused around the theme of Incredible Insects and Fascinating Flora and the projects we have planned for you are: paper mache sculpture, nature art, and more! Campers will travel to different art classes each day and work in small groups with each art teacher. At the end of the week, students will display their artwork and share their learning with their families before taking all their work home on Friday afternoon. No camp on July 4.

Summertime Arts Intensive: Ceramics

July 1–12, 2024 (two weeks)
Grades 6–9

Waynflete • Spring Street Campus
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $780

Do you love ceramics and building 3D forms out of clay? If so, ceramics camp is for you! Join two talented Maine art teachers and create in our ceramics studio during this 2-week camp. The first week will focus on creation: students will learn different hand-building techniques as well as throwing, using the studio’s pottery wheels. The second week will focus on learning about the glazing process and finishing your clay pieces. Our focus on small group learning and instruction will ensure that each camper gets one-to-one support on their projects. Be prepared to come home with many ceramic artworks and a better understanding of the entire ceramic process. No camp on July 4.

Summertime Arts: Intro to Clothing Design

July 8–12, 2024
Grades 5–9

Waynflete • Spring Street Campus
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $425

Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and following patterns to make your own clothes. This camp is focused on using sewing machines and teaching only minimal hand sewing for detailing. We’ll teach campers a variety of sewing techniques using eclectic materials. New to sewing? Great! Campers don’t need any prior experience with sewing, only a will to learn! Camp projects include a basic top, a basic pair of pants, and a tote bag. Extra time is allotted each day for campers to experiment with their own designs! At the end of the week we will put on a fun fashion show for parents/guardians and friends to showcase everyone’s amazing clothing designs!

Summertime Arts: Waterways, Oceans, and Journeys

July 8–12, 2024
Grades 2–5

Waynflete • Spring Street Campus
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $425

THIS CAMP IS FULL. JOIN THE WAIT-LIST

Our artwork this week will be focused around the theme of Waterways, Oceans, & Journeys and the projects we have planned for you are: 2D mixed media, punch needle embroidery, and more! Campers will travel to different art classes each day and work in small groups with each art teacher. At the end of the week, students will display their artwork and share their learning with their families before taking all their work home on Friday afternoon.

Summertime Arts: Nature All Around Us

July 15–19, 2024
Grades 2–5

Waynflete • Spring Street Campus
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $425

THIS CAMP IS FULL. JOIN THE WAIT-LIST

Our artwork this week will be focused around the theme of Nature All Around Us and the projects we have planned for you are: weaving, solar printing, and more! Campers will travel to different art classes each day and work in small groups with each art teacher. At the end of the week, students will display their artwork and share their learning with their families before taking all their work home on Friday afternoon.

Summertime Arts Intensive: Printmaking

July 15–19, 2024
Grades 6–9

Waynflete • Spring Street Campus
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $425

THIS CAMP IS FULL. JOIN THE WAIT-LIST

Students will explore a variety of historical and contemporary artworks as a group, with space to explore their own ideas visually through their discoveries. Step-by-step, students will learn printmaking techniques including relief printing (stamp making) and screenprinting. Throughout the session, there will be both collaborative and individual projects to foster a fun and fruitful print shop environment. Students will dive into printing repeat patterns, t-shirts/fabric, and more! Printmaking encourages the making of multiple of the same image, so students will bring home plenty of art to share with family and friends.

Summertime Arts: Art History

July 22–26, 2024
Grades 2–5

Waynflete • Spring Street Campus
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $425

Our artwork this week will be focused around the theme of Art History and the projects we have planned for you are: ceramics, collage, and more! Campers will travel to different art classes each day and work in small groups with each art teacher. At the end of the week, students will display their artwork and share their learning with their families before taking all their work home on Friday afternoon.

Summertime Arts Intensive: Fiber Arts

July 22–26, 2024
Grades 6–9

Waynflete • Spring Street Campus
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $425

Join two of our art teachers in a week filled in exploring two fiber art techniques: Punch Needle and Needle Felting. This camp promises to be an enriching and unique experience for any young artist looking to expand their knowledge and skill in the Fiber Arts realm. All levels are welcomed. Our art teachers will instruct students in the basics and how to begin a project, up to more advanced skills. Campers will work one-on-one with instructors for individualized mentoring and learning. During this week we will create a community fiber studio that will produce many colorful yarn and wool creations.