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For Children Ages 5-13 | June 12 through August  18
One-week camps, 9:00 - Noon daily
 
JOIN TODAY TO RECEIVE MEMBER SAVINGS:
     Discounted pricing on art classes, workshops, and summer camps
Waived transaction fees on class enrollment
OPAL caters to the creative child with one-week summer camps that:
  • Nurture the fundamentals
  • Develop a young artist's vocabulary
  • Introduce modern practices
  • Explore a variety of mediums and processes
  • Encourage creativity in a fun and supportive atmosphere!
Developing artistic talent in our community for 96 years!

AGES 5-8

WEEK 1: JUNE 12-16       Artists Playhouse | Design costumes and sets, write and star in a play    CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION
WEEK 2: JUNE 19-23  Exploring the Sea Drawing, painting and collage - seashores and sea creatures
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WEEK 3: JUNE 26-30  Art in the City | Mosiacs, paintings, sculptures, and a giant mural - all inspired by great Chicago artwork              CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION

NO CAMP THE WEEK OF JULY 4   
WEEK 4: JULY 10-14 Feathers, Scales, Trunks and Tails! #1 Clay/sculpt, paint and draw favorite animals CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION 
WEEK 5: JULY 17-21 Feathers, Scales, Trunks and Tails! #2 | Clay/sculpt, paint and draw favorite animals CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION
WEEK 6: JULY 24-28 Mindfully Creative: Yoga and Art | Practice yoga to promote fun and thoughtful creation CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION
WEEK 7: JULY 31-AUGUST 4 Mother Nature's Creativity | Eco-art projects and skill-building using recycled materials CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION
WEEK 8: AUGUST 7-11  Camp Kaleidoscope #1 Eco-art projects, medium exploration, fee self-expression  CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION
WEEK 9: AUGUST 14-18  Camp Kaleidoscope #2 Eco-art projects, medium exploration, free self-expression  CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION
 

AGES 9 - 13

WEEK 1: JUNE 12-16          
Mural Painting | Painting skills, scaling artwork from sketchbook concept to large mural  
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WEEK 2: JUNE 19-23  Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes! | Draw the face & figure - self portraits, life drawing, wire sculpture CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION
WEEK 3: JUNE 26-30  Sculpture Exploration in Clay | Learn 3D principles & explore a variety of clay materials to make sculpture CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION 

NO CAMP THE WEEK OF JULY 4
 
WEEK 4: JULY 10-14  2D & 3D Fiber Fun Learn how to paint and sculpt using wool fiber and explore the fun of felting!
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WEEK 5: JULY 17-21  Mindfully Creative: Yoga and Art | Practice yoga surrounded by art to promote fun and thoughtful creation
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WEEK 6: JULY 24-28  Random Acts of Kindness Art | Public art - communicate inspirational and uplifting messages through art CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION
WEEK 7: JULY 31-AUGUST 4 Mix in Metal Collage Painting Mixed media, collage and the science of metal patinas using steel & copper CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION
WEEK 8: AUGUST 7-11 Mother Nature's Creativity Eco-art projects and skill-building using recycled materials CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION
WEEK 9: AUGUST 14-18  Hand Papermaking and Pulp Painting Handmade paper/design from recycled materials  CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION