BIRMINGHAM — It’s a sensational summer at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center with a host of camps for kids and adults and workshops designed to spur creativity and embrace spontaneity.
“With so many unique classes and workshops available, plan to be inspired at the BBAC,” said Annie VanGelderen, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center President & CEO. “We invite you to get creative and lose yourself in one of our favorites or newly created classes. Our three day, three media adult camp, which begins July 23, is the perfect way to take some time for yourself and recharge this summer.”
SUMMER WORKSHOPS and ART CAMPS
Genuine art-making experiences are available and it’s not too late to register for summer camps. High school campers can choose from fashion camp, explorations in contemporary art, metals and jewelry, portfolio prep and more. The younger set — campers grades first through eighth — can sign up for two weeks or four separate one-week options: clay, fashion, metals and jewelry, wheel throwing, and more. And there are camps for the little ones (Pre/K and Kindergarten) as well. For a complete list, visit www.BBArtCenter.org.
Adult Art Camp: 3 Days, 3 Media
Create a Byzantine weave bracelet, colorful Polymer pendant and print your own postcards using watercolor and water based inks.
All levels welcome; 9am-4pm, 3 days, $252 Members, $292 Guests, $60 Material Fee
Watermedia: Create Powerful Paintings with visiting Chicago Artist,
Have a blast and learn how to create powerful watermedia paintings focusing on color, design and technique with instruction from visiting artist, Marilyn Derwenskus.
All Levels welcome; 9am-4pm, 5 days; $375 Members & $415 Guests
Ceramics: Painting with Smoke
We will be exploring ways we can use smoke to give a painterly feel to our ceramic surfaces. We will be working on both glazed and unglazed surfaces as we investigate smoke firings and naked Raku applications on our work.
All Levels welcome; 9am-12pm, 4 days, $252 Members, $292 Guests, $20 Material Fee.
ARTtrack Adult Foundations Program: Water Media Painting
This workshop is an introduction to the basic techniques of watercolor, gouache and egg tempera painting. Instructor: Bonnie Weir.
All Levels welcome; 9am -12pm; $120 Members, $160 Guests, $20 Material Fee