Take your art to the next level!
Art4Teens is a week-long camp sponsored by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council where students deeply explore several areas of the arts with accomplished artist-educators. Students choose a main area of interest for emphasis (core class) where they spend three hours each day. They also choose two other areas as elective classes for the rest of their day, as well as an improvisation class taken by all campers meant to inspire community and laughter!
Eligibility: This program is intended for older students who have completed 6th grade or above.
Location: Art4Teens will be held at the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE Shoreline, WA 98155
Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships up to $100 are available for students who reside within the Shoreline School District boundaries and qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.
Cost: $240/Non-Members, $228/Members (Family Membership or above). The cost includes a camp t-shirt.
Cancellation Policy: A $25 administrative fee will be assessed in all cases; Prior to May 31: 100% refunded less $25; June 1-July 10: 50% refunded less $25. No refunds after July 10.
Bring-a-Friend: A Friend must be new to any of the Arts Council’s camps (August Arts, Art4Teens or Jazz Camp) without prior attendance, and the friend cannot be a sibling.
Look for the “Friend” box on the registration form and we’ll follow-up with a $20 gift certificate to the Arts Council’s very own The Gallery at Town Center to both you and your friend.
Friends and art – what could be better…”I draw flowers every day on my iPhone and send them to my friends, so they get fresh flowers every morning.” David Hockney
Daily Camp Schedule: 9-4
9-10:30 am Core
10:35-11:35 am Elective 1
11:40 am-12:15 pm Lunch & Recess
12:20-1:20 pm Elective 2
1:25-2:25 pm Community Class: Improvisation
2:30-4 pm Core
Visual Arts with Elsa & Johnny
CORE: Fiber Arts & Designing with Fabric (Taught by Elsa)
Explore carding wool, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, as well as hand & machine sewing. Design simple clothing and learn new techniques by inspirational guest artists and more. Campers will make every-day items and whimsical toys.
ELECTIVE: Needle Felting (Taught by Johnny)
Create 3-D sculptures with colorful sheep wool, a special felting needle and techniques that poke it all together into a solid form. Make characters inspired by super heroes, the movies, and the latest video games, or go with nature-inspired creations, such as woodland animals, dioramas, birds, dragons and whatever else you can imagine.
TEACHER BIOS: Elsa Bouman, known as The Loom Lady, has taught visual arts and most notably fiber arts. She has also worked as a graphic designer in the Rock & Roll industry.
Johnny Skjelbred is an independent all-around artist. He is an illustrator and a fiber artist with a focus on teaching kids important hand and mind skills for their future.
Visual Arts with Jeanne
CORE: Creative Illustration of the Natural World
Experiment with a wide variety of art media and subjects in this exploratory class centered on images and ideas depicting the natural world. Using a variety of sources for inspiration, from birds, plants, and mammals to human made environments and structures, students will create unique mixed media illustrations. We will learn drawing and painting techniques in graphite, colored pencil, and wet media, developing and building our illustration skills. Artists of all abilities are welcome to participate in this original class where we will take unique visual approaches to represent ecological themes.
ELECTIVE: Exploratory Printmaking
Monoprinting, stenciling, foam printing and more-come and explore the inventive and exciting world of printmaking in this class. We will create collages and use unique surfaces as backgrounds to make our original, hand-drawn, cut and printed images stand out.
TEACHER BIO: Jeanne Dodds is passionate about discovering the relationships between art, science, and the environment, especially by showing the beauty and connectedness of the natural world through artwork. She has degrees in photography and scientific illustration, and has worked as an educator and teaching artist in western states and internationally for nearly twenty years.
Community Class: Improvisation with Ann Marie
Get to know your fellow campers, play, and use your imagination! You’ll think on your feet by acting, reacting, and working together as a team. In this class, you’ll use improv games to develop your creative thinking skills. No experience needed and everyone is welcome and will be able to succeed wonderfully! We’ll work with everyone’s level of comfort. You’ll express yourself and have fun doing it!
TEACHER BIO: Ann Marie Caldwell has been a teaching artist since 2004. She appreciates the way that arts education can help students develop valuable life skills and habits, like collaboration, creativity, and problem solving. Ann Marie teaches improvisation, acting, playwriting, creative drama, story drama, dance, and choreography. Ann Marie regularly works with students in Seattle Children’s Theatre and Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Community Education Programs. She is the Education Director for the collaborative playwriting program, Monkey Works, part of Macha Monkey Productions. Ann Marie earned her BA in Theatre from the University of Puget Sound.
For camp questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-417-4645.