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In response to the COVID -19 pandemic our University has moved all programs online but we have exciting news! We have tailored all of our summer camp programs to be enjoyed from the safety of your own home so you don't have to miss out on your summer art education this year! In our virtual camps you will learn a wide variety of studio practices, meet others interested in the same hobbies, and receive valuable one-on-one feedback from our specialized faculty. Sign up today to transform your house into your own creative studio! Camps are open to students ages 13-18 and welcome beginners to advanced levels of experience. All studio materials will be provided. Materials will be pre-purchased, bundled, and available for pick up at ASU. Exact specifications will be emailed in an informational packet 2-3 weeks before the start of camp. Participants will need access to a phone/ tablet, computer and the internet to participate in the online camp.
We are offering a special COVID-19 discount price for our online camps cutting the price down to $200!
There is no early bird pricing for the online camps. Payment in full is due when you register. Please see Refund/Cancellation Policy for more information.
Is the camp you want full?? Email Jessica.Palomo@asu.edu to be added to the waitlist!
Stop Motion Animation
June 15-18 | M-TH | 10a - 3p
Turn your backyard into a mini-series about the wilderness or make an animated short about space from your own dining room table! This highly detailed process focuses on taking up to 40 photos per second to create seamless animations. Participants will work individually to create storyboards, produce, construct, shoot, and edit a short video using various materials such as clay and construction paper, and found objects from home. With help of a phone or tablet, this virtual session will meld together the process of creating tangible items to capture and edit them through digital processes using a stop motion application. Students will need access to a phone or tablet, computer and the internet to participate in this camp.
Digital Photography: Smartphone Your Way to Photography
June 22–25 | M–TH | 10a - 3p
Explore your neighborhood and home with a photographer’s eye! In this online camp you will practice composition and explore the different styles of photography all from the comfort of your own phone! Transform those quick snaps into beautifully edited photos using Adobe Lightroom. Each student will receive valuable feedback to help their individual needs by a current photography faculty. At the end of camp, every camper will then pick their best shots of the week to create their own 7”x7” photobook to document their journey! These will be purchased by the School of Art and delivered after the camp’s conclusion. Production and delivery time may vary. Students will need access to a phone, computer and the internet to participate in this camp.
June 22–25 | M–TH | 10a - 3p
Spend this stay at home time learning a new skill and play with clay! Learn new practices, make some virtual friends, and flex those creative muscles this summer. In this camp students will learn several techniques including hand building, sculpting, and botanical imprints! Each student will also receive valuable feedback to help their individual needs by a current ceramic faculty. Students will need access to a phone, computer and the internet to participate in this camp.
Arizona Landscapes in Watercolor
July 6-9 | M-TH | 10a - 3p
Learn drawing and watercolor techniques to capture the Arizona landscape around you! This camp will focus on how to closely observe nature, examine color, temperature, light, and texture. Students will experiment with a variety of different techniques such as wet on wet, washes, and color mixing to get comfortable with the fluid and textural qualities of watercolor.
July 20–23 | M-TH | 10a -3p
Explore the art style of Japan through anime and manga. Learn how to develop and create your own character illustrations!
Color at Home with Fibers
July 20–23 | M-TH | 10a -3p
The goal of this camp is to have fun while learning about color! Each student will produce four t-shirts as well as a number of sample pieces and will have experience mixing colors, experimenting with additive and subtractive color, and thinking about color and emotional representation. Students will use manufactured dyes and also learn about the natural dyes around us too with the fascinating process of Eco Prints!
Comics & Storyboards
July 27–30 | M–TH | 10a - 3p
Why sit in front of the TV and watch characters when you can draw your own?! Get inspired by the world of comics and invent your own unique characters and universes. In this camp you will learn how to storyboard and develop your own illustrations.
What do I need to provide to 'attend' the online camps?
Participants will need access to a computer or tablet and Wi-Fi access. We will be using Zoom, Canvas and other applications throughout the camp. If a special program is required we will provide you access however the majority of all activities will be studio based.
Do I need to provide the art materials for the camp?
No, the School of Art will be purchasing and preparing all needed art materials for each participant to pickup curbside at ASU Tempe. Any unique or extra art materials that the participant may have and would like to use are welcomed.
Do I need an art studio to attend camps?
No but we do ask that participants have a quiet space to listen to all faculty pre-recorded videos and for the live portions of camp. A desk or kitchen table is ok, as long as you can focus, hear and talk without too much background noise. We know this is tough so just do your best. You will also need a space you can work on your art. We recommend that you cover your table with old newspapers or cardboard so you can make your art without the worry of spills and it cleans up easy.
What do I wear to a virtual camp?
We ask that all campers dress as if they were going to class on a university campus. Our faculty take your education seriously so we ask you do the same. A lot of studio activities can be very messy. Consider wearing comfortable clothing you do not mind getting dirty or possibly staining depending on the camp. No articles of clothing, hats or tattoos displaying inappropriate symbols, pictures or language.
Do you offer scholarships for online camps?
No we are not offering scholarships for the online camps since the price reduction is a special COVID-19 discount.
What happens if my camp is cancelled because of the stay at home request or the university keeps it's campus closed?
Since the university will continue to be closed during summer all in person camps have moved online with some being cancelling. If your camp is cancelled you will receive a full refund. If your camp moves to an online format you will receive a partial refund so the amount charged for the camp totals $200.
Is there an age requirement for the summer program?
The School of Art camps are open to students in middle school and high school. Ages 13-18, 7th grade to 12th grade. We also allow students who just graduated in Spring 2020.
My child does not meet the listed age and or grade level requirements, but they are very mature and advanced. May I still enroll my child in the School of Art summer camp?
No. The age limit set is a significant gap and we have no flexibility to open it up even more.
I have enrolled my child in a summer art camp but their younger sibling, who does not meet the age and or grade level requirements, wants to attend as well. Can I enroll my younger child too?
What is the deadline to get into the summer art camps?
Enrollment stops the Sunday night before camps start. Each camp also has a limited space and once enrollment is reached registration will close for that camp. Campers should try to sign up as soon as possible in order to secure a slot in the 2020 summer art camps.
Can I pay a down payment or installments to secure a camp?
No, the camps must be paid in full at the time of registration.
What is the cancellation process?
This ensures we have adequate time to open a slot up for those on our waiting list.
Does your program include an overnight option?
No. The camp hours are from 9 AM to 4 PM. With a lunch break from 12:00 PM to 1 PM.
Does your program include lunch?
No. Each camper is responsible to bring their own lunch or money to purchase a lunch from Memorial Union, the student pavilion located on campus.
Can I shadow the program with my child?
Parents will be allowed to shadow their child if needed. However, they are only there for support and will not be able to engage in the art making activities as their will not be enough supplies or space. We encourage campers to attend on their own so they can fully engage in the activities and make new friends with similar interests.
Can I pay the summer program in payments?
Do you offer scholarships?
For students with financial need, the School of Art awards a limited amount of scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on need and application answers, with first time campers receiving priority. There is a limited amount of scholarships available. Scholarships given are for a reduced tuition not full coverage. Scholarships can only be applied to one camp per camper. If you accept a scholarship you are making a commitment to arrive on time for all of the sessions and to participate fully in the class.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
We do have a very limited amount of scholarships available for each camp. The camp must meet a minimum number of registrations before scholarships will be awarded.
To apply for a scholarship please reach out to Jessica Palomo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit as early as possible.
You will be contacted regarding the School of Art’s ability to provide the requested scholarship. All decisions are at the discretion of the School of Art.
Is there a dress code during camp?
The dress code during camp is casual. However, we encourage clothes you do not mind getting VERY messy in and possibly ruining. Some of our studios will require campers to wear closed toe shoes for safety reasons. Each camper will receive an informational packet specific to their camp outlining details.