Explorations in Watercolor
Watercolor, like a puddle of water, invites us to splish and splash! Campers will enjoy splashing in juicy puddles of transparent paint as we explore the free flowing nature of watercolor. By experimenting with the textures created by different types of salt, sea sponges, plastic wrap, bubble wrap, and a variety of other materials, campers will create beautiful, vibrant, and imaginative paintings. Working with instructor, Tricia Matthew, campers will also learn about color theory, how to work with flat and round brushes, the basics of the watercolor wash, and composition.
Resident campers check-in on June 11th. Commuter campers check-in on June 12th.
June 11-16th, 2017
For campers entering grades 6-9
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Instructor: Tricia Matthew
Watercolor artist and Presbyterian minister, Tricia Matthew, fell in love with watercolor while attending a workshop entitled, "Art as Doorway to the Sacret" where she connected with an innter creative spirit longing to find expression in her life. She has studied with many watercolor artists and her work as been exhibited throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Tricia has been teaching watercolor for 14 years and also facilitates workshops in art and spirituality and dream exploration. She lives in Green Bay with her husband Keith and two mischievous cats!
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).
- 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 $25-$30 with them to camp for activities and snacks.
- Class Lab Fee: $35
A NOTE ABOUT SUPPLY LISTS: The supply list linked to each class are suggestions. Campers/Parents 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. 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. 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.
2017 Camp Brochure PDF - includes paper registration form
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.
Campers must select TWO classes -
Other Classes Available Include:
- Abstract Exploration with Acrylics
- Fine Art Digital Photography
- Cartooning and Comic Book Illustration
- Explorations in Watercolor
- Fabulous Fashion and Fabric Design
- Fantasy Fling
- Drawing Design and 3D Art
- Mixed Media