2017 CREATE CAMPS SCHEDULE
+No camp on July 4. Fees for camps offered July 3-7 are discounted 10%. Discounted rate will appear in your cart.
Mini Makers is a half-day summer camp for students starting kindergarten in the fall.
Campers explore artwork in the galleries and vaults, practice observation skills, talk about what they see, and create their own art. Every Mini Makers is different – enjoy a variety of topics each week!
Build forts and hideaways in the beautiful woods of Cranbrook! Looking at unique structures on campus, you’ll examine modern and ancient building techniques, structures and knots. You’ll master scale, problem-solving, and material repurposing. In the studio we’ll plan, collage, make models.
Learn from architectural drawings in models in the Museum’s vault. Learn from direct observation of bridges and buildings on Cranbook’s campus.Tour two historic homes on campus: the Saarinen house, and the Smith House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Explore: Art and Nature!
If you love being outside, this is the camp for you! Explore the magical landscape of Cranbrook campus and let nature inspire you, from materials to subject matter. Use foraged finds to create mobiles, cyanotypes or sun prints, and land art sculptures.
Explore the art of book and paper making. Projects include sketchbooks, journals, accordion books, pockets, and pop-ups! Campers will look at artists books, comic books, zines and explore text through creative writing and observation. Experiment with papermaking and folding techniques.
Build functional and sculptural ceramic art, while learning basic hand‐building methods and finishing techniques. Glimpse at glazes and scope out shapes in the Museum’s ceramics vault. Use various clays and modeling materials, including limited use of kiln‐fired clays.
Sculpt and stack using wood, plaster, wire and more! Create your own found object figurines and toys looking at the modernist works of, Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe. Examine three-dimensional artwork on campus and in our collections. Learn about famous 20th-century sculptors like Louise Nevelson and Harry Bertoia.
Experiment with textile creation and embellishment! From weaving to felting, printing, and tinting. Be inspired by the textures and tapestries found in CAM’s exhibition, Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe. Like Girard, you’ll create colorfully abstract and geometric forms using printmaking techniques!
** TEEN and CERAMICS WORKSHOPS
All teen workshops, for seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students, and Mold: Ceramics and Clay! Are scheduled for two-week sessions. These workshops allow more time to develop student projects and explore individual interests.
These are offered for:
- Mold: Ceramics and Clay! (all ages)
- Weave: Textures and Textiles! (7th-9th grade)
- Sculpt: Figures and Found Objects! (7th-9th grade)
- Design: Spaces and Places! (7th-9th grade)
All art supplies and materials are included with camp registration.