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UW-Green Bay Youth Camps

Contemporary Approaches in Painting

Contemporary painting is an open playing field. Where in the past painting has followed traditional rules and a very linear course of movements in time, painting in the digital age encompasses a wide variety of styles and concepts. The digital realm has allowed us to access and view information and images from almost any point in painting and cultural history. This is what makes contemporary painting so unique. We are now able to meld ideas from different locations and time periods which gives us the ability to distort reality. With this much at our fingertips, the possibilities are endless. Campers in this course will be able to pick their own course through the week. The goals of the class will be to learn how to combine different styles of painting together, understand how text can be used within imagery, learn how art can make statements that are both personal and reflect our society, and refine talent. Oh, and have fun. Lots of fun!

Resident campers check-in on Sunday, June 24th. Commuter campers check-in on Monday, June 25th.


2019 dates coming soon.

For campers entering grades 8-12

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Instructor: Ranita Haanen

Ranita Haanen is a UW-Green Bay graduate, with a double major in fine arts and graphic design. Her focus at the university was in painting and drawing, supplemented with a number of ceramic courses. In addition she attended Haystack Mountain School of Crafts taking an extensive encaustic painting course and SRISA international school of art based in Florence Italy. Much of her work deals with making lists of mundane objects, and the beauty in ordinary day to day life. She is excited to be working with students this summer to help them find their unique creative voice and advance their painting skills.

Daily Class Hours:

  • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday
  • 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on Friday (The Final Exhibition Show will be from 3:00-4:00pm. Campers will be dismissed when the show has concluded).

Camp Fees:

  • Commuter Fee: $360 (includes instruction, lunch, and camp t-shirt)
  • Resident Fee: $589 (includes instruction, room, meals, counselor supervision, evening activity transportation, and camp t-shirt). The cost of evening activities will vary depending on the camper's choice. It is recommended that campers bring $30-$40 with them to camp for activities and snacks.
  • Class Lab Fee: $5

Guest Faculty and Artists

Campers will be taught by some of the finest teachers and professional artists from across the state. Click here for more information about this summer’s Art Camp faculty.


SUPPLY LIST: 2018 Class Supply List

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." Please call or send us an e-mail if you have questions. Tradewinds, of Green Bay, will pre-package your supply orders and will deliver them the first morning of camp. More information about this service will be described in your supply list letter. Contact them at 920-432-1270 or Minimal supplies are actually needed for most classes and others are suggested to enhance the 'experimental' aspect of the class. Please call or e-mail us if you have questions.


2018 Camp Brochure PDF

2018 Paper Registration Form


Cancellation Policy

In the event a camper must cancel, the Summer Camps Office should be notified no later than one month before the start date of the camp session in order to receive a refund, less a non-refundable deposit of $100. Requests received after that date will not receive a refund. No refunds will be made for withdrawal due to homesickness, sending a camper home for disciplinary reasons, or after the camp has started.

In the event a camper requests to switch camp sessions, an additional $25 processing fee will be applied.

We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the camper can choose to apply fees to a different camp/class in the same year.

Overpayments of less than $10 will not be refunded.