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Summer Wonder Camp at the Studio School!

The summer is all about fun! Your child or teen will have the time of their life making art projects unlike any they’ve made or seen before! Each week our creative team of teaching artists guides campers in a new theme, so kids can come back for new experiences throughout the summer! Campers will have the opportunity to create about 10 projects each week, exploring and learning various techniques as they paint, draw, sculpt, and more!

KIDS’ WONDER CAMP (5–12) fosters knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts through hands-on activities, exploring a variety of media. Each week classes conclude with an exhibition of their artistic creations. Children are grouped according to age for the greatest amount of fun possible.

June 26-30: Art for All, All for Art! Thinking about Others Through Art

July 10 - July 14: Build It! Building & Taking Apart in Art 

July 17 - July 21: Light It Up! Light & Shadow in Art

July 24 - July 28: Fill It Up! Flat to Full in Art 

July 31 - August 4: Stay Balanced (or Not)! Balance and Imbalance in Art

August 7 - August 11: Make It! Soft and Hard Materials in Art

August 14 - August 18: MOVE! Motion and Stillness in Art

August 21 - August 25: Shake It Up! Pattern & Disorder in Art 

August 28 - August 31: Bend, Stretch, Pull! Proportion & Distortion in Art

Please read our Studio School Policies before registering for any camp session. For more information about the Studio School contact us at studioschool@artcenternj.org or 908.273.9121 x214.


Session 1:Art for All and All for Art! (17U-CMP-W01)Full, Waitlist Available

Don’t ease into summer, dive straight in with a week of camp focused on using art to change the world! Campers will find out how making art can help others with projects that include public art, t-shirt printing, and poster design. You'll even get a chance to display your work in our sculpture garden! 


Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 2:Build It! Building & Taking Apart in Art (17U-CMP-W02)

What’s the best part of building something with blocks? Knocking it all down and building something new! This week’s session feeds right into that impulse with projects centered around the concepts of building up and taking apart. Make original images out of torn photos, create sculptures from found objects, and craft unique self-portraits by digitally morphing yourself with your favorite animals.  


Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 3:Light It Up! Light & Shadow in Art (17U-CMP-W03)

Explore the possibilities that exist when using light and shadow in art, as you create a variety of projects utilizing both. Among those will be shadow puppets as well as photos and videos that utilize dramatic lighting.


Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 4:Fill It Up! Flat to Full in Art (17U-CMP-W04)

Experience the magic of three-dimensional art, and you don’t even need those special glasses! Push your ideas from the flat surfaces of screen and paper into the physical realm with projects including inflatable sculptures, origami balloons, and digital rendering.


Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Jul 24, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 5:Stay Balanced (or Not)! Balance and Imbalance in Art (17U-CMP-W05)

Explore the idea of balance, then play upon its disruption. Projects include inventing and creating toys, performance art, and games with campers that play with balance.



Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Jul 31, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 6:Make It! Soft and Hard Materials in Art (17U-CMP-W06)

If anything can be art, then, for sure, anyone can make art. Explore a wide variety of materials! We’ll cover the gamut, from soft to hard, while taking on such projects as soft-sewn sculptures, reworked-clothing, air-dry clay, illusions, and more!


Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Aug 7, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 7:MOVE! Motion and Stillness in Art (17U-CMP-W07)

Make art that moves! Use both paper and video to create animated projects, including vignettes and flip books. Step back in time by creating additional projects that employ animation techniques first used in the 1800s.


Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Aug 14, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 8:Shake It Up! Pattern & Disorder in Art (17U-CMP-W08)

This week’s camp gets our stamp of approval and we think it will get yours too! Spend the week creating patterns, both in stamp-form and digitally, and explore what you can do with those patterns and what possibilities arise when those patterns are broken.


Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 sessions: Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017
Tuition: $ 400.00


Session 9:Bend, Stretch, Pull! Proportion & Distortion in Art (17U-CMP-W09)

“Learn the rules so you can break them” is the sentiment that echoes through this week. Spend time studying proportion through traditional drawing and sculpting and then break those newly-learned rules to create distorted self-portraits, puppets, and comic books.


Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4 sessions: Aug 28, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017
Tuition: $ 340.00