Summer Camps offer Week-Long or Extended Class sessions of Creativity

Summer camps vary from 4 to 5-day classes and a month of Tuesday-Thursday classes. Camps offer extended experiences with creativity and a variety of creative media including pottery, painting, drawing, etc. All camps are located at the McKinney Art House.

2015 Summer Camp Schedule

Jump Into Art Day Camp

Arts and Crafts Day Camps 2015: $325 - Save 10% Book by March 31, 2015

Camp sessions run from 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday through Friday (and earlier/later options available).
Ages: For kids 6 - 13*, this creative arts camp is perfect for the child interested in art or crafts (no need for great "talent") because we blend terrific projects each week with traditional camp games, activities such as local walking field trips for food art and more! Art Projects always include creating clay creations, the ever popular pottery wheel, learning new and amazing art techniques from visiting local artists (water color, print making, mosaic tiling and the art of doodling). Our campers return year after year and say, "This is the best week of my life!"
Space is limited so reserve your spot with a non-refundable $50 deposit by visiting jumpintoart.com.
Optional Early Drop Off (8:00am) and Late Pick Up (5:00pm) available for $40 per option.
*13 years and older may wish to join our CIT (Counselor in Training) Program - which teaches the how to's of helping and interacting with younger campers. This program lets older camper help, assist and contribute to the success of our camp. Fee is reduced $50.

June 8-11, 2015

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 10:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Space
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 1:00-3:00pm

Ages: 11 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Ancient Artifacts
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

June 8-12, 2015

Wearable Art: 9:00am–4:00pm

Kids 6-13
This special week focuses on the fantastical and enchanting things we can create and wear! This year we will learn origami, create clay beads, try our hand at glass slumping, make tie dyed shirts or bags plus play with clay, the pottery wheel and more. We will head into historic downtown McKinney to visit Snug On The Square for creating interesting edible creations. Picture an action packed week of creative art, having fun and making new friends!
Space is limited so reserve your spot with a non-refundable $50 deposit by visiting jumpintoart.com.

June 15-18, 2015

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 10:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Medieval Period
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 1:00-3:00pm

Ages: 11 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Texture
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

June 15-19, 2015

My Great Earth: 9:00am–4:00pm SOLD OUT

Kids 6-13
This special week focuses on how everything is related to our wonderful earth and how we, as artists can use clay, paint, wood, flowers and leaves, paper and shells for one of a kind works of art. This year we will use interesting materials for mosaic tiling, decorating wooden houses, try our hand at print making, clay masks and the always popular pottery wheel. We will head into historic downtown McKinney for a wonderful and tasty food art craft at McKinney's Sweet Spot, yum! This week is a crowd pleaser.
Space is limited so reserve your spot with a non-refundable $50 deposit by visiting jumpintoart.com.

June 22-25, 2015

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 10:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Prehistoric
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 1:00-3:00pm

Ages: 11 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Fairy Tales
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

June 22-26, 2015

Artist's Choice: 9:00am–4:00pm SOLD OUT

Kids 6-13
This slower paced week allows the artist to pick and choose projects they enjoy and omit others that don't interest them. A great week for children that prefer spending longer time on painting, sculpting, creating and more. This year we will focus on techniques with water color, colored pencils and doodling. We will head into historic Chestnut Square for an interesting tour of the old school house and try our hand at ice cream making! Loads of fun.
Space is limited so reserve your spot with a non-refundable $50 deposit by visiting jumpintoart.com.

June 29-July 2, 2015

Construction and Color with Picasso and Matisse: 9:00-11:30am

Ages K-6th Grade
Matisse and Picasso, two 20th century giants, are at the core of this art and learning experience. Using a variety of media (paint, collage, sculpture), we will create our own expressive explorations of patterned compositions, Fauvist landscapes, and Cubist abstractions. ($90.)
Contact Annie Royer for more info, and to register sar312@sbcglobal.net.

Feathers, Fins, and Fun with Paint and Pottery

Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Ages: 6-14
Cost: $110 + $10 firing fee. All materials included. Class limit is 12.
Got an artistic child? They’ll love this class! In this creative class, we’ll learn how to make;
• gyotaku fish prints on their painted watercolor backgrounds and weave a yarn border
• a tempera-painted oil pastel painted square to cut into quarters and share some with the rest of the class to make a brand new square (concentric collaborative squares)
• a clay owl or a clay rose
Registration: contact class instructor Julia Forsyth at julia.p.forsyth@gmail.com. For more info, go to www.juliaforsythart.com.

All July - Tu/Th, 2015

Teen Art Intensive – Drawing and Painting: 6:30pm-8:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays during July

8 classes

For young people entering 6th through 12th grades, beginners through advanced art students welcome.
The focus will be on a disciplined approach to drawing several different types of subjects (objects), including the live models (clothed). Students will be exposed to a variety of drawing media. Students may choose to work part of the time on rendering in paint on canvas or panel what they have studied in drawing. Makeup classes are available for those who must miss scheduled classes. ($190.) Contact Annie Royer for more info, and to register sar312@sbcglobal.net.

July 6-9, 2015

Color and Narrative with Marc Chagall: 9:00-11:30am

Ages K-6th Grade
Marc Chagall’s individuality and life narrative fills every one of his works of art. He worked in an amazing array of media, including paint, sculpture, print-making, stained glass, mosaic, and (little known) the written word. Everyone has a story, and young children find art the easiest way to express it. Chagall’s autobiographical art will serve as an inspiration as we make art that is personally meaningful. Students choose projects in these media: paint, print-making, collage, clay, and masks. ($90.)
Contact Annie Royer for more info, and to register sar312@sbcglobal.net.

July 6-9, 2015

Illustrate a Story Art Camp: 1:00-2:30pm

Age: 8 and up
Cost: $80 plus $30 supply fee (please email Noriko if you already own a colored pencil set)
Instructor: Noriko DeWitt
What is it like to be an illustrator of a children’s book? Learn how to make your picture worth a thousand words! In this fun and creative camp we will stretch our imagination to create story-telling artwork based on the story read in class using colored pencils. Lots of reference images will be provided to help create the scene. We will learn the basics of using colored pencils and how to layer colors. All drawing skills welcome. Supply fee includes your own set of 24-color artist-grade colored pencils, art eraser set and a drawing board so students can continue drawing throughout the summer!
Registration: Contact Noriko at NorikoTD@Gmail.com

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 10:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Nature
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 1:00-3:00pm

Ages: 11 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Jungle
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

July 6-10, 2015

Harry? Harry Potter?: 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages 8-14
Cost: $120 plus $20 for supply fee
If your child knows and loves Harry, Ron, and Hermione, then this is the class for you! We're going to make things all Hogwarts, and let a little magic pick up where our imaginations leave off. Class will include a variety of mediums, including mystical mandalas, print-making, candle making, wand painting, and intensive owl appreciation. $120 plus $20 for supply fee. Contact Nancy Rosenberg at E-mail Nancy at nancyhrosenberg@hotmail.com to reserve your space!

July 13-16, 2015

Color and Narrative with Marc Chagall: 9:00-11:30am

Ages K-6th Grade
Marc Chagall’s individuality and life narrative fills every one of his works of art. He worked in an amazing array of media, including paint, sculpture, print-making, stained glass, mosaic, and (little known) the written word. Everyone has a story, and young children find art the easiest way to express it. Chagall’s autobiographical art will serve as an inspiration as we make art that is personally meaningful. Students choose projects in these media: paint, print-making, collage, clay, and masks. ($90)
Contact Annie Royer for more info, and to register sar312@sbcglobal.net.

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 10:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Beach
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 1:00-3:00pm

Ages: 11 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Space
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

July 13-17, 2015

Meet the Masters: 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages 8-14
Cost: $120 plus $10 supply fee
Students will learn about and explore the artistic styles of the greats, from Van Gogh to O'Keeffe, Monet to Warhol, Klimt to Pollock. Hands-on exploration of a variety of styles and mediums will educate and entertain. E-mail Nancy at nancyhrosenberg@hotmail.com to reserve your space! Instructor's website is www.NancyHRosenberg.com.

It’s Construction Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Ages: K-2nd Graders
Cost: $159 plus $20 Supply fee
Put on your hard hats engineers. Students will visualize and create a three-dimensional city using civil, mechanical and environmental engineering like never before by building roads, tunnels, bridges and skyscrapers of their own design.
Register at engineeringforkids.net/greaterdallas

Designing the Future: 1:00-4:00pm

Ages: 3rd-5th Graders
Cost: $159 plus $20 Supply fee
What does the future look like? Join us as we embark on an odyssey to explore the future of transportation, manufacturing and structural engineering. Let’s take a look at the innovations of today and apply them to create the designs of tomorrow as we explore ways to harness clean energy and house a growing human population. Become an engineer and develop the designs of the future.
Register at engineeringforkids.net/greaterdallas

July 20-23, 2015

Color and Narrative with Marc Chagall: 9:00-11:30am

Ages K-6th Grade
Marc Chagall’s individuality and life narrative fills every one of his works of art. He worked in an amazing array of media, including paint, sculpture, print-making, stained glass, mosaic, and (little known) the written word. Everyone has a story, and young children find art the easiest way to express it. Chagall’s autobiographical art will serve as an inspiration as we make art that is personally meaningful. Students choose projects in these media: paint, print-making, collage, clay, and masks. ($90)
Contact Annie Royer for more info, and to register sar312@sbcglobal.net.

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 10:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Ancient Artifacts
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 1:00-3:00pm

Ages: 11 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Medieval Period
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

July 20-24, 2015

Robo Battles: 1:00-4:00pm

Ages 6th- 8th Graders
Cost: $159 plus $20 Supply fee.
Welcome to the world of robotics and computer programming! Each day you will design and program the latest generation of LEGO® robots (EV3) to perform challenges such as the SumoBots Challenge, Joisting Challenge, and the Catapult Challenge.
Register at engineeringforkids.net/greaterdallas

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July 27-30, 2015

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 10:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Texture
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 1:00-3:00pm

Ages: 11 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Prehistoric
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

Origami Camp: 1:30-3:00pm

Ages: 8 and up
Cost: $100 includes all supplies
Instructor: Noriko DeWitt
Let’s learn the traditional paper folding art from Japan! All skill levels welcome. We start our camp off with a giant Samurai hat and decorate it. Yes, it is big enough for you to wear it! Each day we will make 2 to 3 different origami creations based on a theme (animals, botanicals, transportation, etc.). Every student receives a 100 sheet origami paper set and step-by-step illustrated instruction guide for all projects done in the class so students can share their origami skills with family and friends.
Registration: Contact Noriko at NorikoTD@Gmail.com

July 27-31, 2015

Imagination Station: 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages 8-14
Cost: $120 plus $20 supply fee
What would happen if you mixed a hippo with a housecat? A rocket ship with a rooster? Students will stretch their imaginations, dreaming up and then creating characters, creatures, and machines that the world has never seen. We'll use a variety of mediums, including wire sculpture, mosaic, paint, and whatever else we dream up. Contact Nancy Rosenberg at E-mail Nancy at nancyhrosenberg@hotmail.com to reserve your space! Instructor's website is www.NancyHRosenberg.com.

How Amusing: 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 3rd-5th Graders
Cost: $159 plus $20 Supply fee.
The thrill of an amusement park….imagine zipping around on race-cars, zooming through the loops of a rollercoaster, trying your luck at a game, and a refreshing treat at the end of the day. Students will demonstrate their skills of design and utilize marine, mechanical, and chemical engineering as they create the ultimate theme park including: a game, rides, and a delectable sweet treat.
Register at engineeringforkids.net/greaterdallas

August 3-6, 2015

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 10:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Fairy Tales
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

Drawing an Animal–Colored Pencil Workshop: 10:00-11:30am

Ages: 10 and up
Cost: $80 plus $30 supply fee (please email Noriko if you already own a colored pencil set)
Instructor: Noriko DeWitt
Drawing an Animal - Colored Pencil Workshop: August 3-6 10:00-11:30am In this camp we go through step-by-step how to create a realistic animal portrait using colored pencils. All skill levels welcome. We will learn the basics of using colored pencils and layering colors. Reference images will be provided for the class and supply fee includes your own set of 24-color artist-grade colored pencils, art eraser set and a drawing board so students can continue drawing throughout the summer!
Registration: Contact Noriko at NorikoTD@Gmail.com

Construction and Color with Matisse and Picasso: 12:30-3:00pm

Matisse and Picasso, two 20th century giants, are at the core of this art and learning experience. Using a variety of media (paint, collage, sculpture), we will create our own expressive explorations of patterned compositions, Fauvist landscapes, and Cubist abstractions. ($90)
Contact Annie Royer for more info, and to register sar312@sbcglobal.net.

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 1:00-3:00pm

Ages: 11 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Nature
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

August 3-7, 2015

Jungle Explorers: 9:00-12:00

Ages 8-14
Cost: $120 plus $20 supply fee
Exotic plants, bizarre animals, and insects of all kinds populate our world's jungles--let's check them out and be inspired! Together we will use a variety of mediums, including paint, technical and still-life drawing, papier-mâché, and mosaic to explore fascinating jungle ecosystems. $120 plus $20 supply fee. Contact Nancy Rosenberg at E-mail Nancy at nancyhrosenberg@hotmail.com to reserve your space!

August 10-13, 2015

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 10:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Jungle
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

Pottery Wheel & Clay Camp 1:00-3:00pm

Ages: 11 and up
Cost: $115 per child
Theme: Beach
This is a class for the kid that loves art. Enjoy an Art filled four days of affordable fun for your child. Your child will learn the basics of pottery. We will throw on the wheel as well as learn hand-building techniques. Each four-day class will be $115 per child. Contact Brittney Hammond via email to sign up Hammond.brittney@gmail.com

August 10-14, 2015

Harry? Harry Potter?: 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages 8-14
Cost: $120 plus $20 for supply fee
If your child knows and loves Harry, Ron, and Hermione, then this is the class for you! We're going to make things all Hogwarts, and let a little magic pick up where our imaginations leave off. Class will include a variety of mediums, including mystical mandalas, print-making, candle making, wand painting, and intensive owl appreciation. $120 plus $20 for supply fee. Contact Nancy Rosenberg at E-mail Nancy at nancyhrosenberg@hotmail.com to reserve your space!

Heros Week: 9:00am-4:00pm

Ages:K-2nd graders
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's….Heroes week! Students will imagine ways to protect the world and save mankind in the process. They will act as a league of heroes and compete against other leagues by performing challenges such as saving an ecosystem from a potentially lethal oil spill. The league of super heroes must build and design inspirational and environmentally friendly systems. PM: Lego Robotics
Register at engineeringforkids.net/greaterdallas

Around The World 9:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 3rd-5th Graders
Cost: $159 plus $20 Supply fee
Guten Tag! Picture traveling the world with Kelvin and our core of engineers. Students will design transportation solutions to sail the Mediterranean, fly to the Orient, and drive across the United States in this fun engineering experience. Join us on an amazing adventure as we build planes, cars, boats and rockets to travel the globe, and beyond! Cost: $159 plus $20 Supply fee PM: Lego Robotics.
Register at engineeringforkids.net/greaterdallas

August 17-21, 2015

Reach for the Stars: 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages 8-14
Cost: $120 plus $20 materials fee
Look up in wonder... we're finishing up our summer camps by turning our gaze outward, into the heavens, where birds and clouds give way to jet streams, the moon, our solar system, and our universe. We'll explore spaceflight, sky watching, and other aspects of astronomy that we'll use to jumpstart our imaginations. From Ceres to red dwarfs to moon landings to aliens to exoplanets, we'll use a variety of mediums to explore the vastness of space, including paint, cardboard sculpture, multimedia, papier-mâché, more. Contact Nancy Rosenberg at E-mail Nancy at nancyhrosenberg@hotmail.com to reserve your space!

The Great Outdoors: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Ages:K-2nd Graders
Cost $259 plus $30 supply fee
Pack your bags and lace up your hiking boots engineers; we are engineering designs to help us explore the great outdoors. Build a tent and a flashlight, design waterproof clothing, and your own survival pack and more! Join us for a week of fun and adventure where everyone goes home a happy camper!
PM: Lego Robotics
Register at engineeringforkids.net/greaterdallas

Forensic Engineers

Ages:3rd-5th Graders
Cost $259 plus $30 supply fee.
Become a forensic engineer and help Kelvin find out who stole the blueprints for his secret, new design. Using principles of investigative science and the art of forensics, you will analyze evidence in the simulated crime scene using math, science, and technology and help us identify the thief!
PM: Lego Robotics.
Register at engineeringforkids.net/greaterdallas

August 24-28

A Week of Mosaic for Adults: 9:30am-12:00pm

For adults and kids 14+
Cost: $120
Kids are heading back to school; it's time for the adults to come out to play! Join us for a week of mosaic creation. We'll start at the beginning and cover the basics, from elements of design to substrate selection, mosaic techniques, adhesive selection, and grouting. By the end of the week you'll have an impressive finished piece and, more importantly, the skills you need to explore this fascinating art medium! Contact Nancy Rosenberg at E-mail Nancy at nancyhrosenberg@hotmail.com to reserve your space!

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