School of Art Summer Camps

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Summer camps 2018

SummerUp Overnight Camps

Join other motivated high school students for an overnight, weeklong summer enrichment experience at Arizona State University! At ASU SummerUp Camps, you will have the opportunity to live and dine on campus, and experience life as a college student - engaging in college-level coursework and meet others who share your academic interests. The School of Art will be offering 2 different overnight camps: Art and Technology and Art Makers!

Click HERE for Overnight Camps!

4-day summer camps

These 4-day camps will be offered in a wide variety of studio practices including portrait painting, fashion illustration, 3-D Printing, comic art, photography, floral design and so much more! The summer camps are designed to give students an art immersion experience, where students will work with faculty and professional artists on creative projects that represent the variety of courses offered in the School of Art. Camps are open to students ages 13-18, and welcome beginners to advanced levels of experience. All materials will be provided.

Program fees  

Camp fees are $275 for the 4-day camps, and $500 for the 8-day camp. Early Bird registration fee is $250 and $475 respectively. Early Bird registration ends 3 weeks before the start date of each camp.

4-day camp courses at Grant St. Studios - Phoenix Location 

ASU Grant St. Studios, 605 E. Grant St. Phoenix, Arizona, 85004 

Experimental Drawing with the Body

June 11-14 | M-TH | 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Have fun making art with your body! Practice performative drawing to investigate line, rhythm, and value resulting in large scale process-based drawings.

4-Day Camp Courses at School of Art - Tempe Location 

ASU School of Art, 900 S. Forest Mall, Tempe, Arizona, 85287

Painting Surrealist Landscapes

June 18-21 | M-TH | 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Tap into your dreams and create the unreal landscapes of your subconscious. Explore landscape painting through the imaginative world of Surrealist painters like Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró.

Casting the Natural World in Clay

June 25-28 | M-TH | 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Transform plants into ceramics! Gather materials and inspiration from the natural world to build your own organic vessel using an experimental burnout procedure.

Press Print! 3-D Modeling & Printing (8-day camp)

July 9-12, 16-19 | M-TH | 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Turn the virtual world into something real!  Explore the processes of creating Digital Sculpture and 3-D printing. Starting with orthogonal drawings to map out designs, then entering into a virtual three-dimensional model, you will exercise techniques of turning an idea into a 3-D printed object.

Comics & Storyboards

July 16-19 | M-TH | 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Ready to create your own world? Get inspired by the world of comics and build the skills to invent your own unique characters and universes. Be sure to check out Fantasy Creatures in Clay where you can then bring your character to life!

Photography + Life Sciences

July 16-19 | M-TH | 9a.m. - 4p.m. (This camp is held at the Life Sciences Collections located off campus at 734 W. Alameda Dr., Tempe)

Grab your camera and put on your lab coat as we examine the life science collection at ASU. Get the chance to investigate botanicals, bones, shells and many other specimens, utilizing macro, scope, and cell phone photography. Then print your photos using both traditional methods and experimental gel transfer handmade prints.

Fashion Illustration

July 16-19 | M-TH | 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Do you love Project Runway? Learn how to draw like a fashion designer this summer. Study the human figure and its relationship to fashion’s proportions. Play with color, texture, and line to render stylish fabrics in impactful compositions. Be sure to check out Fashion Fabrics in Watercolor for an intensive study of fabric.

Painting Portraits

July 23-26 | M-TH | 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Love drawing people? Take it a step further and learn how to a paint a portrait! Portrait painting has deep roots in history and still has a strong presence in the art world today. In this class you will learn how to work with oil paints, mix skin tones, tackle proportion and create the illusion of light and form.

Fantasy Creatures in Clay

July 23-26 | M-TH | 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Explore the world of clay through creature design and bring your imagination to life! Push, twist, and pinch the clay into your own 3-D monsters and fantasies using traditional hand building techniques. Be sure to check out Comics & Storyboards where you can begin your creature development through storyboarding.