STEAM Summer Art Camp
The LU Summer Art Camp, July 18-22, 2016, is an intensive week of exciting hands-on integrated learning activities and art projects for students entering 9th-12th grades. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum has been adapted to place “Art” back into the center of learning, creating STEAM. Through the STEAM mindset, students learn that art and design are essential components to understanding the world, as they engage in problem solving through visual methods.
The LU Summer Art Camp courses are designed to be concentrated and active. Each course will be taught by a professional art educator with art certification and teaching experience in the area of STEAM. In addition to art specialists, we will have guest speakers who will share their expertise with STEAM initiatives. The courses will be offered for morning and afternoon sessions. Students will have the option of choosing our full-day sessions or flexible half-day sessions. Class sizes are limited, so please register at your earliest convenience.
$225 for full-time students who take courses in both the AM and PM sections. Tuition covers one AM course and one PM course in PM session. Friday, June 22, will be a half-day camp session with an art exhibition and reception for the students. Your tuition covers instructor fees, lunch, snacks, reception, an interactive session with STEAM guest speakers and supplies for class. Students may be required to bring additional materials as needed by the instructor.
Tuition for half-day students is $100. Students must select one course in either the AM or PM sessions. Friday, June 22, will be a half-day camp session with an art exhibition and reception for the students. Your tuition covers instructor fees, lunch, snacks, reception and supplies for class.
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Full-day camp only): Guest speaker and collaborative learning session addressing the importance of art as a discipline and interdisciplinary "STEM to STEAM" connections. Speakers will be experts in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art (Design), and Mathematics. Snacks provided.
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Morning Session
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Afternoon Session
Painting Workshop: Students will travel through time with paint and create their own daily mini masterpieces using the techniques of famous artists from history like Van Gogh, Seurat, Mondrian, Warhol, and more. Students will learn principles of color theory, dynamic composition, and a variety of exciting painting techniques. Instructor: Mark Nesmith
Graphic Novel and Comic Workshop: Students will jump into the world of graphic novels and comic design by learning how to kick out a storyboard/rough draft, punch up pencil work, slash ink digitally onto a computer, and smash together a layout of their very own design! Students will also be given instructions on cheap or free ways to produce their own comics digitally. Instructor: Travis Lovett
Mural Painting: Using STEAM as inspiration (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) students design and paint a group mural. From brainstorming ideas and the initial pencil rough draft, to techniques for enlarging the design to mural size and painting techniques, students become masters of the mural art form. The completed mural will be displayed on the final day of camp. Instructor: Mark Nesmith
Woodcut T-Shirt Workshop: Students will create t-shirts in an unexpected way. Instead of silk-screen they will make a design on computer using Adobe Illustrator, gouge out and carve the design on a woodblock, roll ink on the design, and print the shirt with a press! Shirts can be printed on light or dark shirts. Instructor: Travis Lovett
Offered in Both AM and PM Sessions
Clay and Topography: Ever wondered about how 3-D designs showing the height of mountains and the depth of the ocean on the computer can ever be tactile? Learn about the various ways that topographers utilize art to create maps. Then using clay, and research of various ecosystems, learn how to build your own 3-D topographical map. Instructor: Jeannette Douget.
Printmaking: Learn about various printmaking techniques, inks, and designs, while exploring mixed media methods. Instructor: Robyn Lovett