Summer Camps

Summer Camps 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year we will only be holding our outdoor landscape camps. All other camps are cancelled.

Van Gogh Self Portrait
"If you hear a voice within you saying 'You are not a painter,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
-Vincent Van Gogh
1853-1890

Our summer camp program offers week-long classes for children and young adults. Sessions meet once a day for five consecutive mornings, Monday through Friday.

You can find the dates that each camp is offered below or on the registration page. You may also download our brochure.

In our camps, students receive individual instruction and work at their own pace in a non-competitive environment. Student to teacher ratio is always low to ensure a successful learning experience. Many students find their skills progress very quickly in camps because of the steady practice a daily class can offer.

All of our camps are open to both new and continuing students; the descriptions for specific camps are listed below.

Summer Outdoor Landscape 1, Ages 13-18
Pencil and Watercolor

Stuart Loughridge
Meadow Road
Studio Print

Thursday August 13 – Monday August 17*
*This camp meets 12:00-5:00 pm on Thursday, then 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday to Monday. 

We're taking kid's art education to a whole new level! Minnesota artist Stuart Loughridge and studio assistant Carolynn Anderson will teach students how to draw and create watercolor sketches outdoors with a limited amount of supplies for maximum portability. A half day lecture will prepare everyone for pencil and watercolor sketching practice, followed by four full days of sketching along the Mississippi River Valley, which is within walking distance of Stuart’s studio. Stuart is one of the finest landscape artists in the Twin Cities, so DON'T miss this unique opportunity to study with this dedicated artist! Register Now!

Summer Outdoor Landscape 2, Ages 13-18
Oil Painting

Jack Dant, Instructor
Welsh Valley
Oil Painting

Thursday August 20 – Sunday August 23*
*This camp meets 6:00-9:00 pm on Thursday, then 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday to Sunday. 

Minnesota landscape artist and friend Jack Dant will lead a small group of teens out into the sunshine to paint nature en plein air in oils. Jack has led youth groups for years and is wonderful with kids; he is devoting countless hours to develop this camp to impart over twelve years of landscape painting experience to young painters. DON'T miss this unique opportunity to study with this dedicated painter! Click here for more information about this special camp, or register now.

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