STEAM Summer Art Camp

July 10-14, 2017

Summer Art Camp at LU

The LU Summer Art Camp 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 throproblem-solvingods.

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.



$250 Includes 2 classes—students must choose one course from the AM sessions AND one course from the PM sessions.

Cost includes instructor fee, lunch, snacks, reception, and supplies for class. Access to guest speakers with collaborative learning morning session.


$125 Includes 1 class—students must choose one course from the AM sessions OR one course from the PM sessions.

Cost includes instructor fee, reception, and supplies for class. Lunch, snacks, and interactive session with STEAM guest speakers are NOT included in the single session classes.


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


AM 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

PM Session

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