Summer Art and Theater Camps

2020 Camps offered through the North Dakota Museum of Art. These are online. For more information about any of these camps or to register visit their website here.

SUMMER ART CAMPS 2020 ONLINE

Tait Simonson Digital Drawing

TAIT SIMONSON
Digital Drawing

2 age groups per week:
8 – 13 and 14 – 17

Four weeks to choose from!
Monday – Friday
June 29 – July 3
July 13 – 17
July 20 – 24
July 27 – 31

Ever want to create a wonderful work of art, but just don’t have the materials? This is the camp for you! It is all digital! We love using our phones and devices so why not make art with them! Learn to draw and paint digitally on a whole new level with this camp! Four unique art lessons on making digital art, step by step directions from start to finish, that will teach you better understanding of techniques and process of digital art making! To watch a video of Tait explaining more watch here.

Each day includes a pre-recorded demonstration. You’ll upload your images and get feedback from the teacher and other students in the online classroom. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
These classes are a combination of working on your own time and meeting together using Zoom. Please see schedule below.

Monday – Friday. Four lessons and three Zoom meetings.
Monday: Mountain Landscape
Tuesday: Abstract Art
Wednesday: Contour Line Drawing
Thursday: Desert Sunset Landscape
Friday: Review and Celebrate!

Zoom meetings: Ages 8 – 13
Monday, Introduction: 9:00 am 40 minutes
Wednesday, Review and Discuss: 9:00 am 40 minutes
Friday, Review and Celebrate: 9:00 am 40 minutes

Zoom meetings: Ages 14 – 17
Monday, Introduction: 10:00 am 40 minutes
Wednesday, Review and Discuss: 10:00 am 40 minutes
Friday, Review and Celebrate: 10:00 am 40 minutes

Zoom meeting links available in the classroom
*You will need a gmail account (email address) to access the classroom. Secure classroom codes sent after registration.

Tait Simonson is from Faith, South Dakota, today he does most of his creative art work from Grand Forks, North Dakota. He attended undergraduate school at the University of South Dakota receiving his Bachelor of Fine Art Degree with an emphasis in Sculpture. He then went on to attend graduate school at the Pacific Northwest College of Fine Art to receive his Master’s of Fine Arts degree. Since then he has been teaching Art at Central Valley Public School K-12, while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Valley City State University. He specializes in sculpture and, focuses on light based architecturally responsive work, he also enjoys working with metal, clay, and wood.

Tait Simonson

TAIT SIMONSON
Colored Pencil Madness!
ages 8 – 13
Three weeks to choose from!
Monday – Friday
July 13 – 17
July 20 – 24
July 27 – 31

Learn innovative approaches to colored pencils in this amazing camp. Lessons take an everyday supply, such as a colored pencil, and combine it with household items like soap, chocolate chip cookies, and magazines. Actual chocolate chip cookies not included but highly recommended! Have fun learning, advancing new skills and doing more with an old favorite media in art!

Materials list:
colored pencils
paper

Each day includes a pre-recorded demonstration. You’ll upload your images and get feedback from the teacher and other students in the online classroom. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
These classes are a combination of working on your own time and meeting together using Zoom. Please see schedule below. You will also have one individual meeting to be held either on Tuesday or Thursday, scheduled in the classroom.

Monday – Friday. Four lessons and three Zoom meetings.

Zoom meetings:
Monday, Introduction: 1:00 pm 40 minutes
Wednesday, Review and Discuss: 1:00 pm 40 minutes
Friday, Review and Celebrate: 1:00 pm 40 minutes

Zoom meeting links available in the classroom
*You will need a gmail account (email address) to access the classroom. Secure classroom codes sent after registration.

Members $100
Non-members $120

Kasandra Gregoire

KASANDRA GREGOIRE
Polymer Clay Creations
ages 9 – 14
Three weeks to choose from!
Monday – Friday
July 13 – 15
July 27 – 29
August 3 – 6

In this class I will teach you how to make a variety of colors from the 3 primary colors along with black and white (seafoam green is a favorite), create texture using things from around your house and make some fun creations (gnome, monster, flower). Then you can use the skills you learn to make many other things! The focus on this class is to explore how to use polymer clay to help you make your own unique creations! Polymer clay is so fun to work with because it doesn’t dry out. Your imagination is the limit to all the art you can create.

Materials list:
2 oz packages of Sculpey polymer clay (avoid Femo clay) in each of these colors: white, black, red hot or cadmium red (Premo Scupley), New blue or ultramarine (Premo Scupley), and yellow or cadmium yellow (Premo Sculpey). These 5 colors are needed to make all the other colors. You can purchase a value package instead of each package individually if you wish, but it is not necessary. Michaels in Grand Forks carries Sculpey polymer clay.

Each day includes a pre-recorded demonstration. You’ll upload your images and get feedback from the teacher and other students in the online classroom. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

These classes are a combination of working on your own time and meeting together using Zoom. Please see schedule below. You will also have one individual meeting to be held either on Tuesday or Thursday, scheduled in the classroom.

Zoom meetings:
Monday, Introduction: 10:00 am 40 minutes
Wednesday, Discuss and Celebrate: 2:00 pm 40 minutes

Zoom meeting links available in the classroom
*You will need a gmail account (email address) to access the classroom. Secure classroom codes sent after registration.

Members $50
Non-members $65

Kasandra Gregoire:
I grew up in Grand Forks and always loved art. In elementary school I would make my own paper dolls and had hundreds by the time I stopped making them. I also loved watching crafting shows and loved making flowers with polymer clay, eventually making clay frogs that portrayed people in popular culture. In high school I discovered a love of watercolor painting, particularly of flowers. I went to UND and received a degree in art with minors in art history and photography as well as a Masters in Elementary Education. Now I teach art through the Artist in the Classroom program in the Grand Forks Public Schools. I love learning about and playing around with new styles of art and combining different media to create something new, although my favorites are watercolors, polymer clay, fiber art, and printmaking (mostly on fiber). My other hobbies are gardening and going on nature adventures with my kids.

KASANDRA GREGOIRE
Weaving and Fiber Art
ages 10 – 16
Two weeks to choose from!
Monday – Thursday
July 27 – 30
August 8 – 7

In this class we will start by building up your basic weaving skills then teach you more complex patterns and techniques. We will be focusing on how to add more texture to weaving by learning how to weave waves, loops, soumak, knots, and additional patterns. You will learn how to combine feathers with macrame knots. Previous weaving skills are not required but we will cover a lot alternative and advanced methods.

Materials list:
Yarn. We will use less than a skein of yarn, but in order to create texture and to create visual interest, I suggest getting 3-4 colors and a couple different textures. I like using some bulky yarn, some thinner cotton yarn (Sugar and Cream brand), and then chenille. Create a color palate of 3-4 colors, but they can all have different textures. Warp string is used to string the loom (warp the loom). You can use thinner yarn for this or buy specific warp string. A yarn needle isn’t required, but does help tuck in the yarn ends while you weave. I have found them at Michaels. A loom. You can purchase a small loom online, or you can make your own. In the GF schools, we use small cardboard looms that come in bulk, but you could make your own from cardboard. The cardboard should be thick, at least delivery pizza box thickness. I can send a tutorial to make your own loom to anyone who wishes to do so. If you wish to make your own, a good scissors would be beneficial. A little scissors, sharper is helpful when we trim the feathers. A stick or something to attach your weaving too, if you want to hang it. I just collect sticks from my yard, soak them in water, peel the bark, and it’s ready.

Each day includes a pre-recorded demonstration. You’ll upload your images and get feedback from the teacher and other students in the online classroom. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

These classes are a combination of working on your own time and meeting together using Zoom. Please see schedule below. You will also have one individual meeting to be held either on Tuesday or Thursday, scheduled in the classroom.

Zoom meetings:
Monday, Introduction: 11:15 am 40 minutes
Tuesday, Discuss: 1:00 pm 40 minutes
Thursday, Descuss and Celebrate: 3:15 pm 40 minutes

Zoom meeting links available in the classroom
*You will need a gmail account (email address) to access the classroom. Secure classroom codes sent after registration.

Members $60
Non-members $75

Kathy Coudle-King

KATHLEEN COUDLE-KING
Movie Magic!
July 20 – 31
10 days
Monday – Friday
Make your own short movie this summer. We will meet in Zoom every day, but most of the “magic” will be happen outside of the camp hours. We’ll begin by examining the movie Goonies, then work on writing your own script. In the second week, you and your cell phone video camera or handheld mini cam will set off to shoot your film. We will show you how to edit your movie, and then on the final day we will have a live streaming premiere!

What you will need:

  • computer with video editing software -whatever you have is fine – free
  • cell phone with decent amount of memory, or camera that you can easily upload your video from
  • Download Celtix screenwriting software – free
  • Create a YouTube account – free
  • Audacity – if you think they might want to edit sound – free
  • paper and pencil/pen
  • Access to the movie “Goonies” – need to be able to watch it a few times

This camp meets daily over Zoom.
Monday – Friday. 2:00 – 3:30 pm.
Zoom link found in the online classroom.
*You will need a gmail account (email address) to access the classroom. Secure classroom codes sent after registration.

Members $150
Non-members $175

Kathy Coudle-King teaches writing at the University of ND. She has written more than 50 plays and a dozen screenplays, as well as a coming-of-age novel, Wannabe. She taught a teen moviemaking camp with the late Christopher Jacobs at the UND in the early 2000’s, as well as creative writing at the International Music Camp. The former Executive Director for the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre, Kathy helped expand the theater’s youth programs, including initiating the Play Days for kids at the Fire Hall Theatre. She is excited to share her love of story with others who love movies.

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