Kids & Teens Summer Camps

ages 6-14

If it appears a camp is full when registering, please call the studio if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

All camps: $90 per participant
1st Child - $90, $85 for each additional child registered in same camp in same family

Important Information:

  • All camps take place at SPLAT Hershey - 1669 East Derry Road, Hershey, PA 17033

  • Please dress-for-a-mess and wear closed-toed shoes!

    • Safety first please - Children should not wear sandals or flip-flops in the studio.

  • Kids & teens are welcome to bring to camp a water bottle and snack. Please label all items with their name.

  • BONUS - Participants who are signed up for both the morning and afternoon camp during any week can stay for our Lunch Bunch hour between classes with no extra fee. Lunch Bunch hour can be purchased at $10 per day/per child if they are only signed up for the morning or afternoon. 

    • Please bring lunches in a disposable bag labeled with the student's name(s).

 

Regarding COVID-19 procedure:

  • Due to the lifting of mask mandates in schools, the SPLAT staff will not be required to wear masks during summer programming.

  • We leave it up to parents to decide whether they would like their children to wear masks at camp.

Week One

 

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Animals in Funky Hats

June 14, 15 & 16 from 9:30-11:30

Medium: Acrylic Paint on Canvas

Art Skills: Designing, Drawing, Painting, Color Mixing

Art Speak: Warm Colors, Cool Colors, Primary Colors

In this camp, students will learn to draw and paint an animal with a funky hat. Instructors will teach a step-by-step guided drawing and painting lesson where students will learn drawing skills and basic painting techniques like color mixing.

 

Painting Planets

June 14, 15 & 16 from 12:30-2:30

Medium: Acrylic Paint on Canvas

Art Skills: Designing, Drawing, Painting, Paint Techniques

Art Speak: Acrylic Mediums, Color Theory

In this camp, students will learn to draw and paint an outer space scene while exploring a variety of painting techniques and mediums. Instructors will teach a step-by-step guided drawing and painting lesson where students will learn drawing skills and basic painting techniques.

Week Two

 

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Hand Building a Hand Dish

June 21, 22 & 23 from 9:30-11:30

Medium: Clay, Glaze

Art Skills: Sculpting, Carving, Glazing

Art Speak: Slip, Glaze

In this camp, students will learn to sculpt a hand out of clay and decorate it by carving and applying glazes. Instructors will teach a step-by-step guided sculpting and glazing lesson where students will learn about the properties of clay.

 

Fish Bowl Fun

June 21, 22 & 23 from 12:30-2:30

Medium: Acrylic Paint on Canvas, Clay, Glaze

Art Skills: Designing, Painting, Sculpting, Glazing

Art Speak: Slip, Glaze, Layers

 

In this camp, students will learn to sculpt a fishbowl and paint a background scene. Instructors will teach a step-by-step guided sculpting and painting lesson where students will learn ceramic techniques and basic painting skills.

Week Three

 

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Summer Sandcastles

June 28, 29 & 30 from 9:30-11:30

Medium: Dough, Sand, Seashells

Art Skills: Sculpting, Shaping

Art Speak: Shape, Structure

In this camp, students will learn to form a three dimensional dough-based sandcastle on a canvas board. Instructors will teach a step-by-step guided sculpting lesson where students will learn how compose a beach scene.

 

Polymer Self-Portraits

June 28, 29 & 30 from 12:30-2:30

Medium: Polymer Clay

Art Skills: Sculpting, Shaping

Art Speak: Shape, Structure, Form, Armature

 

In this camp, students will learn to sculpt a three dimensional self portrait out of polymer clay. Instructors will teach a step-by-step guided sculpting lesson where students will learn the properties of polymer clay.

 

Week Four

 

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Puppet Play

July 5, 6 & 7 from 9:30-11:30

Medium: Fabric, Thread, Buttons

Art Skills: Designing, Sewing

Art Speak: Layout

 

In this camp, students will learn to design and sew a hand puppet. Instructors will teach a step-by-step guided sewing lesson where students will learn sewing techniques to form and decorate their puppet.

 

Fancy Folding Origami

July 5, 6 & 7 from 12:30-2:30

Medium: Paper

Art Skills: Folding

Art Speak: Design, Types of Folds

 

In this camp, students will learn to make a variety of origami designs. Instructors will teach step-by-step guided folding lessons where students will learn different types of folds and processes to create their own origami art.

 

Week Five

 

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Pool Party Painting

July 12, 13 & 14 from 9:30-11:30

Medium: Acrylic Paint on Canvas, Polymer Clay

Art Skills: Painting, Sculpting

Art Speak: Perspective, Composition

 

In this camp, students will learn to paint a pool scene on a canvas board and sculpt pool toys out of polymer clay. Instructors will teach step-by-step guided painting and sculpting lessons where students will learn basic painting and sculpting techniques.

 

Bird's Eye Room View

July 12, 13 & 14 from 12:30-2:30

Medium: Acrylic Paint on Canvas, Paper

Art Skills: Designing, Painting

Art Speak: Bird's Eye View, Layout, Perspective

 

In this camp, students will learn to paint a bird's eye view of a room of their choice. Instructors will teach step-by-step guided painting lessons where students will learn about perspective and basic painting techniques

Week Six

 

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Mixed Media Drawing

July 19, 20 & 21 from 9:30-11:30

Medium: Watercolors, Charcoal, Paper

Art Skills: Drawing, Painting

Art Speak: Shading, Color Mixing, Composition

 

In this camp, students will learn to draw with charcoal and paint with watercolors to create a scene of art materials. Instructors will teach step-by-step guided painting and drawing lessons where students will learn about working with charcoal and watercolors.

 

Optical Illusion

July 19, 20 & 21 from 12:30-2:30

Medium: Watercolors, Charcoal, Paper

Art Skills: Designing, Drawing, Painting

Art Speak: Perspective, Illusion

 

In this camp, students will learn to create a folded optical illusion art piece where two images can be seen from different angles. Instructors will teach step-by-step guided drawing, painting, and assembly lessons where students will learn about perspective and basic drawing and painting techniques.

Week Seven

 

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Paper Plant Jar

July 26, 27 & 28 from 9:30-11:30

Medium: Watercolors, Marker, Paper

Art Skills: Painting, Drawing

Art Speak: Line, Color, Layers

 

In this camp, students will learn to design, draw, paint, and cut their own plants out of paper. Instructors will teach step-by-step guided drawing and painting lessons where students will learn how to work with watercolors and marker.

Nighttime Landscape

July 26, 27 & 28 from 12:30-2:30

Medium: Pastels, Acrylic Paint, Paper

Art Skills: Designing, Drawing, Blending

Art Speak: Color Mixing, Landscape

 

In this camp, students will learn to draw a nighttime landscape design on black paper. Instructors will teach a step-by-step guided drawing lesson where students will learn about basic pastel techniques.

Week Eight

 

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Prehistoric Canvas Creation

August 2, 3 & 4 from 9:30-11:30

Medium: Paper Mache, Acrylic Paint, Polymer Clay

Art Skills: Painting, Sculpting, Building

Art Speak: Mixed Media, Landscape

 

In this camp, students will learn to create a mixed media prehistoric scene. Instructors will teach step-by-step guided paper mache, sculpting, and painting lessons where students will combine materials to make their final art project.

Painting with Dots

August 2, 3 & 4 from 12:30-2:30

Medium: Acrylic Paint on Canvas

Art Skills: Designing, Painting

Art Speak: Pointillism, Composition

In this camp, students will paint an image using dots. Instructors will teach step-by-step guided painting lessons where students will learn about pointillism and basic painting techniques.

Week Nine

 

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Silly Slimes

August 9, 10 & 11 from 9:30-11:30

Medium: Glue, Other Slime Ingredients

Art Skills: Mixing

Art Speak: Texture, Color Mixing, Consistency

 

In this camp, students will learn to make their own slimes. Instructors will teach step-by-step guided slime mixing lessons where students will create and design their own unique slimes.

Crafty Creations

August 9, 10 & 11 from 12:30-2:30

Medium: Paint, Paper, Glue, Polymer Clay

Art Skills: Painting, Drawing, Carving, Sculpting

Art Speak: Prints, Collage, Primary Colors

In this camp, students will create crafts using potato prints, string art, and collage. Instructors will teach step-by-step guided lessons where students will learn about how everyday objects can be used to make art.

Week Ten - June

 

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Silhouette Bowl

August 16, 17 & 18 from 9:30-11:30

Medium: Ceramic Bowl, Glaze

Art Skills: Designing, Glazing

Art Speak: Glaze, Color Mixing, Silhouette

 

In this camp, students will to paint a silhouette design on a ceramic bowl. Instructors will teach step-by-step glazing lesson where students will learn the properties and techniques of glazing.

Bug in a Jar

August 16, 17 & 18 from 12:30-2:30

Medium: Clay, Tiles

Art Skills: Designing, Sculpting

Art Speak: Layout, Mosaic

In this camp, students will learn to sculpt a bug of their choice and make a mosaic jar. Instructors will teach step-by-step guided sculpting and mosaic designing lessons where students will learn about working with clay and laying out tiles to create a design.