Individual art intensive weeks for aspiring young artists!
10% off with family membership to TPCA

Creative days Monday – Friday 9:30 – 3:00 (ages 8 – 16) :
Camp Sessions: July 12 – July 16 / August 2 – August 6 / August 23 – August 27
Sessions are divided into 2 groups of 10 campers. Appropriate social distancing measures will be taken.

Warm summer sun inspiring young campers at Tyler Park Center for the Arts newly renovated, fully air-conditioned historic barn space will filter in through picture windows welcoming the natural world into the camper’s creations. 

Morning offerings will vary to include a different focus each day in line with our Summer Camp theme for the year. This year we’ll be exploring “Wearable Art” “Let the Music Play” and “All about Patterns.” Activities incorporating art history and personal expression will delight imaginative campers. Afternoons Play with clay at Earth Center Pottery. Explore wheel throwing, hand building and glazing in our pottery studio .

July 12 – 16, 2021: Wearable Art! SOLD OUT
Campers will create their own wearable art work all week!
The morning art and craft session will include painting, drawing and games. We will paint canvas tote bags, splatter sneakers or jean jackets (provided by camper) with acrylic paints inspired by Jackson Pollock, still life sketching with pencils and the classic camp favorite, tie dying! In the afternoon ceramic session, we will create clay beaded jewelry, throw pottery on the wheel and hand build clay masks.

Please bring a pair of white sneakers! and a towel for pottery.

August 2 August 6, 2021: Let the Music Play!
This week is inspired by music. We will discover how music inspires art with painting and drawing. Campers will learn about the abstract artist, Wassily Kandinsky and create their own abstract acrylic painting on canvas. We will have a special Beatles Day with fun games and drawing projects. In the afternoon ceramics session, we will create our own clay whistles, throw pottery on the wheel and learn hand-building techniques.

Please bring a towel for pottery

August 23 – August 27, 2021: All About Patterns!
Campers will explore pattern making in painting, printmaking and drawing. Campers will learn the exciting, new technique of paint pouring. We will also stamp hoodies ( supplied by campers) with unique designs created with hand made stamps. We will also learn about the Symbolist painter, Gustav Klimt and create drawings based on his use of design and patterns. In the afternoon ceramics session, we will learn about the beautiful patterns used in African, Indian and Native American ceramic art. Campers will learn about pottery on the wheel and create clay slab mugs, bowls and plates.

Please bring a plain hoodie! and a towel for pottery

Summer Camps $350 /week – materials fee included. 30 minute Lunch – Bring a bagged lunch with drink.

Pop Up Art Camp w/ Vin Baratta
Character Development & Drawing Tuesday & Thursday Mornings 10AM – 12PM June 29 – July 8, 2021 $80 (Ages 10 – 16)
This workshop will be about learning and understanding the fundamentals of character design. Students will learn how to take a character from a sketch to an inked render and how to “draw through” their work utilizing cross hatching and stippling.  Finish products will be a “master study” drawing of various artists.

Students will need to bring the following materials: Pencils – 2B LeadSharpie or Prismacolor Markers (Fine point & felt tip), Drawing or Sketch Pad; Erasers – Prismacolor Kneading Eraser & Polymer Plastic Eraser

Vin Baratta has a Bachelors of Science in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Vincent has worked as a freelance animator, graphic designer and instructor. In addition Vincent has 4 years of experience teaching children the fundamentals of animation as well as film and video editing.

Pop Up Art Camp – Pastels w/ Elissa Goldberg
Monday & Wednesday Mornings 10AM – 12PM July 19 – July 28, 2021 $80 +$30 material fee to instructor (Ages 10 – 16)
Campers will be guided through the process of how to create tranquil beach scenes and animals with soft pastels. You will be taught color theory, the underpainting process, scrumbling, and different layering techniques. No experience necessary…only an interest to learn and have fun. Or, an opportunity to fine-tune your skills. Elissa will paint with you as she provides one on one instruction.

Students will need to bring a smock or clothes you don’t mind getting messy.

Elissa Goldberg is an artist who primarily works with pastels. She has honed her craft over the past 20+ years and is a juried artisan. She has taught beginners as well as more advanced artists. She has conducted a variety of workshops in both New Jersey as well as local venues. Elissa currently has her artwork in eight different art galleries and often has solo art shows. In addition she is a member of the Pastel Society of America.

There is Something for Everyone!