Day Camps: Art

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Creative Art Bar

Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many camp organizers are either moving their 2020 summer camps to online offerings or canceling their programs for this year. The state of Ohio declared May 14 that day camps would be allowed to operate under specific guidelines as of May 31, so some camps are still taking place in person, though with special precautions. This list, part of our 2020 Columbus Parent Summer Camp Guide, was accurate at the time our Spring issue came out in early March, but many camp plans have changed since, so be sure to contact the organizer of any camp you have already enrolled in or are hoping to sign up for to confirm whether it is still taking place.

The Arts Castle: Arts Castle Summer Camp

Ages served: 3-18

Dates/times: 6/1-8/7; full day (6+ hours)

Description: The Arts Castle offers a variety of summer camps focusing on an array of artistic experiences including painting, drawing, performing arts, ceramics, glass, jewelry and fiber arts.

Cost: $100 to $275

Camp location: The Arts Castle, 190 W. Winter St., Delaware

For more information: Kati Henning, manager of administration and registration, khenning@artscastle.org, 740-369-2787, artscastle.org

Classroom Antics: Classroom Antics Tech Camps: TubeStars Video Production

Ages served: 10-13

Dates/times: 6/8-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Does your child want to be a YouTuber or learn more about video production? Unleash their creativity and grow their interest in videography, scripting and filmmaking in TubeStars Video Production Camp. All needed production equipment is provided.

Cost: $249. Use code CP10 to receive $10 off each camp before May 31.

Camp location: Multiple sites, including Grove City, Hilliard, Marysville, New Albany, Pickerington, Powell, Westerville and Worthington

For more information: Tara Foote, hello@classroomantics.com, 800-595-3776, classroomantics.com

Columbus College of Art & Design: CCAD Film & Video Camp

Ages served: 14-18

Dates/times: 6/1-6/19, 6/22-6/26, 7/6-7/17; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: The CCAD Film & Video Camp is a three-week filmmaking workshop for students ages 14-18. Students learn about preproduction, set design, filming and postproduction work as they produce a short film that will be screened at a red carpet event.

Cost: $595 for three weeks, includes tuition, registration and all materials

Camp location: Columbus College of Art & Design, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus

For more information: Christine Hill, takeaclass@ccad.edu, 614-222-3248, ccad.edu/filmcamp

Columbus College of Art & Design: Creative Summer Workshops

Ages served: 6-18

Dates/times: Throughout June and July; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Creative Summer Workshops are one-week or two-week hands-on courses at CCAD for students in grades 1-12. Students interested in art can develop their skills in a creative and mentoring environment. Classes include animation, digital media, fashion design, illustration, painting, printmaking and more.

Cost: $195 per week, includes tuition, registration and all materials

Camp location: Columbus College of Art & Design, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus

For more information: Christine Hill, takeaclass@ccad.edu, 614-222-3248, ccad.edu/summer

Columbus Museum of Art: Summer Art Workshops

Ages served: 3-13

Dates/times: 6/8-7/22; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)

Description: Play, experiment and create with us. Summer Art Workshops at Columbus Museum of Art’s Chase Center for Creativity encourage the exploration of ideas through imaginative play, exploration of art materials and lively gallery games. Workshops for children entering preschool to first grade are 9 a.m. to noon; grades 2-8 attend 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $136 to $300

Camp location: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus

For more information: Megan Green, megan.green@cmaohio.org, 614-221-6801, columbusmuseum.org

Creative Art Bar: Books, Crafts and Snacks

Ages served: 9-11

Dates/times: 7/13-7/16; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Age-appropriate stories or books are introduced each day. A snack and a craft are made in relation to the stories.

Cost: $129.99 to $149.99

Camp location: Creative Art Bar, 3848 Lattimer St., Hilliard

For more information: Kristina Myers, kristina@creativeartbar.com, 614-363-4033, creativeartbar.com

Creative Art Bar: Storybooks, Crafts and Snacks

Ages served: 5-7

Dates/times: 6/15-6/18; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Each day children will read a story and make a craft and a snack related to the story.

Cost: $119.99 to $149.99

Camp location: Creative Art Bar, 3848 Lattimer St., Hilliard

For more information: Kristina Myers, kristina@creativeartbar.com, 614-363-4033, creativeartbar.com

Creative Art Bar: Storybooks, Crafts and Snacks

Ages served: 7-9

Dates/times: 6/1-6/4; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Each day children will read a story and make a craft and a snack related to the story.

Cost: $119 to $149

Camp location: Creative Art Bar, 3848 Lattimer St., Hilliard

For more information: Kristina Myers, kristina@creativeartbar.com, 614-363-4033, creativeartbar.com

Dublin Arts Council: ARTcamps for Children

Ages served: 6-14

Dates/times: 6/15-8/7; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+hours)

Description: Throw clay on a wheel, draw, paint or work with mixed media. Content/ages vary by week. Online registration begins in mid-March.

Cost: $140 to $190

Camp location: Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Drive, Dublin

For more information: Christine Langston, programmgr@dublinarts.org, 614-889-7444, dublinarts.org

Glass Axis: Glass Axis Kids Camp

Ages served: 7-12

Dates/times: 7/13-7/17, 8/3-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Glass Axis Kids Summer Camps introduce kids to the creative world of glass art.

Cost: $200

Camp location: Glass Axis, 610 W. Town St., Columbus

For more information: Alex Fresch, hello@glassaxis.org, 614-291-4250, glassaxis.org

Hilliard Recreation and Parks: Fantasy Forest Drawing Workshop

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 8/3-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Join us for five days filled with creative thought as we explore deep in the Fantasy Forest in this new Young Rembrandts Drawing Workshop. Students tap into their imagination while learning to draw otherworldly creatures like fairies, trolls and a forest queen.

Cost: $217 resident, $260 nonresident

Camp location: Hilliard Senior Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard

For more information: Geoff Dew, gdew@hilliardohio.gov, 614-876-5200, hilliardohio.gov/recreation-parks 

Inspiring U: Art Camp

Ages served: 7-13

Dates/times: 6/1-6/5, 6/29-7/3, 7/27-7/31; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Our Art Camp provides kids with the experience of working with many different kinds of media, including acrylics, watercolors, charcoal, pastels, chalk, clay, paper and inks. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Late pickup is available for an additional fee.

Cost: $290

Camp location: Inspiring U, 409 W. Main St., Westerville

For more information: Beth Gabel, inspiringuclasses@gmail.com, 614-823-4100, inspiring-u.com

Inspiring U: Crafty Kids Camp

Ages served: 7-13

Dates/times: 6/8-6/12, 7/6-7/10, 8/3-8/7; full day (6+ hours)

Description: This camp for kids who love crafts includes painting, clay, beading, weaving and all kinds of crafty projects. Camps run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an option for late pickup.

Cost: $290

Camp location: Inspiring U, 409 W. Main St., Westerville

For more information: Beth Gabel, inspiringuclasses@gmail.com, 614-823-4100, inspiring-u.com

Lincoln Theatre: Patternz Summer Camp – Connect, Share, Serve

Ages served: 6-13

Dates/times: 6/22-26, 6/29-7/3, 7/6-7/10, 7/13-7/17, 7/20-7/24, 7/27-7/31, 8/3-8/7; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Patternz Summer Camp will consist of seven one-week camps for children ages 6-13 designed to spark creativity and a passion for the arts through experience with multiple art forms. Workshops include dance, theater, music, visual arts and enrichment activities. Before- and after-care are available.

Cost: $110

Camp location: Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St., Columbus

For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, lincolntheatrecolumbus.com 

Ohio Craft Museum: Teen Summer Workshops

Ages served: 12-18

Dates/times: 7/6-7/7; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Leathercraft - learn basic techniques in crafting a leather pouch; Indonesian shadow puppets - create a performance through story writing, puppet making and music. Camp runs 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $100

Camp location: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus

For more information: Phyllis Walla-Catania, pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org, 614-486-4402, ohiocraft.org/education/summer-camps-2020 

Ohio Craft Museum: Teen Summer Workshops

Ages served: 12-18

Dates/times: 7/8-7/10; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)

Description: Morning workshops: Embroidery Photography and Sculpt It: Wild Lunch Bunch. Afternoon workshops: Ceramics: Who Lives Here? and Figurative Felting

Cost: $75 per session. Teens registering for both sessions can pack a lunch and stay a full day.

Camp location: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus

For more information: Phyllis Walla-Catania, pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org, 614-486-4402, ohiocraft.org/education/summer-camps-2020

Ohio Craft Museum: Young Masters Summer Art Camp

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/8-6/12; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)

Description: Recyclart - combine a never-ending amount of recyclables with your own creative spin and experience a week of unusual art. Campers are encouraged to bring an item from home to incorporate into their designs.

Cost: $110 half day, $195 full day; after-care available for a fee

Camp location: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus

For more information: Phyllis Walla-Catania, pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org, 614-486-4402, ohiocraft.org/education/summer-camps-2020

Ohio Craft Museum: Young Masters Summer Art Camp

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)

Description: Color My World - what’s your favorite color? Create art that explores color and its powerful effects. A variety of media will be used to create projects such as mandalas, a one-of-a-kind color wheel and dyeing.

Cost: $110 half day, $195 full day; after-care available for a fee

Camp location: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus

For more information: Phyllis Walla-Catania, pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org, 614-486-4402, ohiocraft.org/education/summer-camp-2020

Ohio Craft Museum: Young Masters Summer Art Camp

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/22-6/26; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)

Description: Claws, Paws, Fins & Feathers – create art that captures our connection to and fascination with amazing critters. Love of animals will be the focus of this camp as we create animal collage faces, gloves claws/paws, bird-related designs and more.

Cost: $110 half day, $195 full day; after-care available for a fee

Camp location: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus

For more information: Phyllis Walla-Catania, pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org, 614-486-4402, ohiocraft.org/education/summer-camps-2020

Ohio Craft Museum: Young Masters Summer Art Camp

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 7/13-7/17; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)

Description: World Art Explorer - travel the world and learn about art of other cultures in this global week of camp. We are a country of many cultures, which brings a wonderful depth to the art we create.

Cost: $110 half day, $195 full day; after-care available for a fee

Camp location: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus

For more information: Phyllis Walla-Catania, pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org, 614-486-4402, ohiocraft.org/education/summer-camps-2020

Ohio Craft Museum: Young Masters Summer Camp

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 7/27-7/31; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)

Description: Wizards, Wands & Wonder - pop into the world of magic and let your imagination conjure up wonderful works of art. Create magic wands, wizard hats, bind your own spell book and learn some magic tricks as we learn about a variety of art media through this magical lens.

Cost: $110 half day, $195 full day; after-care available for a fee

Camp location: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus

For more information: Phyllis Walla-Catania, pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org, 614-486-4402, ohiocraft.org/education/summer-camps-2020

Paper Moon Art Studio LLC: Paper Moon Art Camp

Ages served: 6-14

Dates/times: 6/15-6/19, 6/22-6/26, 8/3-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Join us for a summer camp filled with arts, crafts and time spent in the nearby woods and creek. Spending time outside allows us to incorporate nature into our art making and our art making into nature.

Cost: $140

Camp location: Paper Moon Art Studio, 4145 N. High St., Columbus

For more information: Kristen Marra Marek, kristen@papermoonartstudio.com, 614-332-9149, papermoonartstudio.com

Paper MoonArtStudio LLC: Paper Moon Art Camp

Ages served: 6-14

Dates/times: 6/29-7/1, 7/8-7/10; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Join us for a summer camp filled with arts, crafts and time spent in the nearby woods and creek. Spending time outside allows us to incorporate nature into our art making and our art making into nature.

Cost: $95

Camp location: Paper Moon Art Studio, 4145 N. High St., Columbus

For more information: Kristen Marra Marek, kristen@papermoonartstudio.com, 614-332-9149, papermoonartstudio.com

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center: McConnell Arts Center Summer Camps

Ages served: 6-17

Dates/times: Various dates in June and July; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Change lives and make memories through creative arts experiences.

Cost: $125 to $300

Camp location: Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington

For more information: Missy Donovan, mdonovan@mcconnellarts.org, 614-431-0329, mcconnellarts.org

Pickaway Place: Creative Journaling

Ages served: 9-13

Dates/times: 7/13-7/17; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Join the craze of journaling, calligraphy and hand lettering. Perfect your own style of writing while creating a one-of-a-kind journal and writing utensils. Spark your creative writing juice and ignite your inner artist.

Cost: $175

Camp location: Pickaway Place, 5075 S. Union St., South Bloomfield

For more information: Kim Miller, classes@pickawayplace.com, 740-601-5995, pickawayplace.com

View the complete guide at columbusparent.com/campguide.

2020 Columbus Parent Summer Camp Guide