Summer Art Studio Camps: Celebrating 57 years!
Celebrating 57 years of commitment to visual arts excellence, the Summer Art Studio offers an in-depth experience for middle and high school students. Classes are offered in a variety of media and subject areas and are all held in the well-equipped art studios of UW-Green Bay. Middle school campers will experience two unique mediums. They will have the opportunity to choose a morning and an afternoon class. High school campers focus in only one area, allowing for an immersion experience in that art genre. In addition, there are many opportunities for interaction with other campers and faculty. Critiques, slide lectures, field trips, and a final exhibition all encourage exchange of ideas and styles.
Faculty and guest instructors are drawn from the ranks of UW-Green Bay and the surrounding region. All are highly-respected, professional artists who are also excellent teachers.
"This was my daughter's third year with the summer camp and she has had nothing but great things to say about her experiences. She beams with joy and inspiration each and every day she attends. Her experiences at summer camp reaffirms her commitment to her love for the arts. Each year she has attended summer camp she has lofted herself to a higher level of artistic talent. As her father it gives me great pleasure to see her joy, her inspiration, and continued commitment to what she loves so much. All of this is so much a result of her experiences at camp. I applaud what you are doing for our children, your efforts and expertise are a true example of how important the arts are to our children and the end result in my mind is improving my daughter's quality of life. We will be back next year and the years to come."
- Dad of a Summer Art Studio Camper
Middle School Summer Art Studio: June 14-19, 2015
For campers entering grades 6-9
High School Summer Art Studio: June 21-26, 2015
For campers entering grades 8-12+
Middle School campers register for both a morning and an afternoon class. High School campers register for one course during the week, allowing the camper to focus on one medium or subject area in depth. Campers will also attend special lectures given by working artists.
A Note about Supply Lists
The supply list linked to each class are suggestions. You are not required to purchase everything on the list. These supplies can be purchased at an art supply store OR at craft stores, e.g. Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin, Walmart. Minimal supplies are actually needed for most classes and others are suggested to enhance the 'experimental' aspect of the class.
If you choose, Tradewinds, Inc, of Green Bay, will be working with us to pre-package your supply orders and will deliver them the first morning of camp. More information will be available in your supply list letter that you will receive from us in spring. Please call (920-465-2775) or e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
A Note about Lab Fees
Lab fees are for specific art supplies that an instructor will purchase for the whole class to use, such as clay for the ceramics class, and specific matting board for the drawing class. These lab fees are in addition to the instructional (flat) fee.
Camper artwork will be displayed in the Lawton Gallery on the last day of the camp from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Scholarship awards to attend the next year are determined by the Summer Art Studio faculty and will be presented at 4:00 p.m. A Thursday evening camp dance is scheduled for resident students attending the high school camp session.
More than half of Summer Art Studio campers receive full or partial scholarships from parent groups, school clubs, and civic and service organizations. Be sure to contact your art teacher or local organizations directly to see if there are any scholarships available.
The Department of Public Instruction has scholarships available to eligible financial need-based, pre-college campers. Click here to be taken to the "Scholarships" section on our website.
Arda Ishkhanian Summer Art Studio Camp Annual Award
Arda Ishkhanian (1957-2013) was an artist and popular longtime Summer Art Studio Camp instructor at UW-Green Bay. Of Armenian descent, she was born in Egypt and attended high school in Beirut, Lebanon before immigrating to America in the late 1970s. She graduated from California College of Arts with a BFA in Film and Video, and then continued her studies in Interactive Multimedia at San Francisco State University and received her BA in Art Education from the University of Iowa. As a teacher, she shared her passion for the arts with her students and loved to share her world experiences and introduce students to the art of other cultures. This scholarship was established in her memory to help students attend the Summer Art Studio Camps.
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Apply for this Scholarship: Students, please submit this application with artwork samples.
Students must send in a letter of application stating why they want to attend the art camp and how important art is to them. In addition students are asked to submit of letter of recommendation from their art teacher. Preference will be given to those with a financial need. Together, send letters of application to:
Mona Christensen, Director of UWGB Summer Camps
UWGB, CL 204
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Scholarship letters must be received by June 1 in order to be considered. All applicants will be notified by June 7 as to whether they received an award. Apart from the award, students are encouraged to register for Summer Art Studio Camp prior to receiving the scholarship, in order to choose from the most available classes. Some classes fill, so register early.
The diverse and energetic faculty is made up of talented teachers and artists. All have unique and individualized styles in their art as well as their teaching, but all are committed to providing an intense learning experience emphasizing individual attention, personal growth, and development of conceptual and technical skills.
Middle School Session: Daily classes are held 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Classes on Friday run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the final Art Exhibition show will be from 3:00-4:00pm. Commuter campers should be picked up by 4:00 p.m. Friday. Students must be at least 12 years old to stay overnight on campus as a resident camper.
High School Session: Daily classes are held 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Classes on Friday run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the final Art Exhibition show will be from 3:00-4:00pm. Commuter campers should be picked up by 4:00 p.m. Friday.
Commuter Drop off/Pick up Policy: Parents are advised to drop off and pick up your child promptly. The camp begins at 8:30 a.m., with staff on site at 8:00 a.m. Pick up is at 4:00 p.m. with staff on site until 4:15 p.m. Failure to pick up your child on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour.
NOTE: Green Bay Transit operates to and from campus each day, with drop off locations at the Cofrin Library and the Studio Arts Building. The buses run :10 and :40 on the hour. Bus passes are $2 per day for students. For more information contact: http://www.greenbaymetro.org or call 920-448-3450.
Middle School Art Camp: Campers entering grades 6-9 in the fall, a minimum of 12 years of age to stay overnight on campus.
High School Art Camp: Campers entering grades 8-12+ in the fall
See age and skill requirements for the specific classes.
Commuter Campers - $295 per week includes instruction, lunch, t-shirt and daytime activities. (Commuters must provide their own daily transportation.) Offered both weeks.
Resident Campers - $579 per week, including instruction, t-shirt, room, and meals. The cost of evening activities will vary depending on the camper's choice. It is recommended that campers bring $25-$30 in cash with them to camp.
*Lab fees are in addition to these camp fees. Supply lists for individual course selections are also an extra cost. See the note on Lab Fees and Supply Lists above.