Watercolor is a beautiful balance between skill and happy accidents. In this class, campers will learn both. Working with instructor Dawn Flores, campers will learn brush control, gain an expert understanding of color theory, and learn basic wash techniques. By experimenting and working on finished paintings they will learn how to play with watercolor and spontaneously repond to the painting process. Looking at master watercolor works they will come to understand composition, tone, and what makes a great painting.
June 30-July 3, 2014 (Day Camp Only)
For campers entering grades 6-9
(If you are entering grades 8 or 9 in the Fall, you may register for the High School Summer Art Studio Camp if you wish to stay in the campus dorms as a resident camper).
Instructor: Dawn Flores
As a teenager, Dawn Flores attended UW-Green Bay Summer Art Camp on a scholarship she won through the Neville Public Museum. She went on to major in art and theatre at Edgewood College, UW-Madison, and Loyola University-New Orleans, before getting a certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden. Before becoming a teacher, Dawn worked as a commercial artist painting everything from furniture and ceiling murals, to manikins and gymnasium floors. She lives in Richmond, Virginia where she is an adjunct faculty member at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She teaches throughout Virginia and Wisconsin at schools, botanical gardens, art centers, and museums. Her work hangs in private collections throughout the United States and Canada.
Daily Class Hours:
- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Wednesday
- 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on Thursday (The Final Exhibition Show will be from 3:00-4:00pm. Campers will be dismissed when the show has concluded).
Commuter Camp Fee:
- $279 (includes instruction, lunch, and a camp t-shirt)
- Lab Fee: $15
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.
Campers must select TWO classes -
Other Classes Available Include:
- Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing for Raku Firing
- Walk on the Wild Side: Wildlife Illustration
- Introduction to Fine Art Digital Photography
- Cartooning and Comic Book Illustration
- Exploration with Acrylics
- Fashion Design
- Beyond the Cover: The Fine Art of Book Making
- From Junk to Jewelry
- Watercolor Painting
- Graphic Design: Fool with Photoshop!