Art Class

Art & Animation

Online registration for Summer Camp 2022
is OPEN!

Summer Camp 2022 will be in-person

and the AAPS Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols will be followed. 

Please note: Scholarship recipients will need to call 734.994.2300 x0 for assistance with registration.

Due to the small size of camp and the popularity of summer camps, many weeks fill quickly. You have the option to register for the waitlist in case a spot becomes available due to a cancellation of an enrolled camper. Rec & Ed staff will begin processing waitlist registrations mid-April.

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NEW! Invasion Animation:
Intro to Anime & Manga

June 20 - June 24
9:00AM - NOON
HALF DAY AM CAMP

Ages: 10-12. 

The art of Japanese Anime and Manga employ both the power of imagination and the power of storytelling in comics and graphic novels. In this camp, you will create an original Manga character by learning and applying basic sketching and drawing techniques, such as color, shape, proportion, perspective, and facial expression. By sharpening your skills and adding a few essential details, you’ll be able to design an entire scene, and bring your character to life!

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NEW! ColorSplash Art Camp

June 27 - July 1
9:00AM - NOON
HALF DAY AM CAMP

Ages: 5-10. 

Open your eyes to a vibrant world, and experience life in full color! Start your week by exploring the practice of tie dye (shirt and bag are provided), and then continue your color journey by friendship bracelets, kaleidoscopes, a summer night stargazer, and we'll be using hula hoops to create a weaving. Wrap up the week by making every camper’s favorite ooey gooey craft….. SLIME! It will be a rainbow-rrific good time!

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NEW! Draw, Paint & Scribble

July 11 - July 15
9:00AM - NOON
HALF DAY AM CAMP

Ages: 5-10. 

Campers will explore various Elements of Art that are the visual "tools" artists use to create new designs. They will learn from fantastic artists like Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe and Roy Lichtenstein, who all spent considerable time experimenting with color, shape, texture, and form. Throughout the week, campers will use their unbridled creativity to sample multiple art techniques, while creating several masterpieces to take home.

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NEW! Art in Nature:
Birds, Bugs, Flowers

July 11 - July 15
9:00AM - NOON
HALF DAY AM CAMP

Ages: 7-10. 

Let nature’s beauty spark your imagination as you create a variety of fun and “lively” art projects. Utilize an assortment of earthly materials to build bird houses, flower lanterns, suncatchers, and more! Discover how the light of the sun can make objects magically appear on paper. Become the architect and concierge of your own bug hotel. By the end of the week, you’ll have a treasure trove of nature-inspired creations that you and your family can enjoy. Don’t be surprised if a few animals and insects in your neighborhood enjoy them too!

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 NEW! ARThouse Camp

July 11 - July 15

1:00PM - 4:00PM

HALF DAY PM CAMP

Ages: 7-10. 

Calling all future builders, engineers, and interior decorators! In this camp you will build, dream, sketch, and decorate! Camp opens with house assembly, using tools sized just right for smaller hands. Campers will design and plan their house themes and dreams. We'll create accessories and furniture using all sorts of fun found items! A museum, A fireHOUSE, A treeHOUSE, what will you dream up?!

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NEW! Pure Michigan:
Lakes & Lighthouses

July 18 - July 22
9:00AM - NOON
HALF DAY AM CAMP

Ages: 7-10. 

Campers will explore and re-create the natural beauty found in our Mitten state. From Pictured Rocks to Port Austin, we’ll ‘visit’ some of this state's most beautiful natural wonders. This camp includes tile mosaics, a lighthouse diorama, and string art! 

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Explore, Create
Animate Stop-Motion

August 1 - August 5
9:00AM - NOON
HALF DAY AM CAMP

Ages: 8-12. 

Grab your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android or Chromebook, and join media specialist, Jeanne Ruff, to explore and create a Stop-Motion Animation! Use non-hardening clay to build movable characters. Follow a production process, and be guided through the development of a stop-motion animation movie. Make concept sketches using your own character by collaborating and brainstorming ideas onto a storyboard showing camera angles, action, and scene set design.

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 NEW! ColorSplash Art Camp

August 8 - August 12
9:00AM - NOON
HALF DAY AM CAMP

Ages: 5-10. 

Open your eyes to a vibrant world, and experience life in full color! Start your week by exploring the practice of tie dye (shirt and bag are provided), and then continue your color journey by creating hula hoops, friendship bracelets, kaleidoscopes, a summer night stargazer, and more. Wrap up the week by making every camper’s favorite ooey gooey craft….. SLIME! It will be a rainbow-rrific good time!

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 NEW! Fancy Eats
and Artsy Sweets

August 8 - August 12

1:00PM - 4:00PM

HALF DAY PM CAMP

Ages: 7-10. 

In this pop-art and food inspired art camp, we’ll explore artists like Wayne Theibauld, Jason Mecier, and Robin Antar. Using paper-mache, paint, and clay, campers will create wildly colorful and creative versions of their favorite cupcakes, clay donuts, cardboard popsicles, and more!

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NEW! Mural Art Camp

August 15 - August 19

9:00AM - NOON
HALF DAY AM CAMP

Ages: 7-10. 

During this art camp, we’ll explore large scale murals locally and throughout the nation. Artists/campers will work together to create a theme and produce a mural using acrylic + spray paint, chalk, and stencils. We’ll explore themes of cooperation and collaboration, and the value in contributing to a community. **Parents/caregivers will have an opportunity to view our mural on the last day of camp.