Summer Camps with LVA


Summer Camp registration will open February 1, 2018 for LVA members
February 8, 2018 for non-members


Full day camps run from 9:00am-4:00pm with the option of adding extended hours to make the day from 8:00am-5:00pm. The "themed" portion of camps runs from 9:00am - 12:00pm, and the afternoons consist of art-centric games and activities. These camps are held at LVA @ Holy Trinity Clifton Campus (formerly the Clifton Center) unless otherwise noted. Camp descriptions are below. You can review our camp policies here. Full day camps are $230 with the option of adding extended care for an additional $50. Half-day camps are $180.

“Waterfront Adventures” will meet 9:00am-4:00pm at the Waterfront Development Corporation, 129 E River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202

“Yew Dell: Art In Nature” will meet 9:00am-4:00pm at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd, Crestwood, KY 40014

**Please note we are unable to offer extended hours for our off-site camps at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens and Waterfront Development Corporation.**


Camp descriptions are below and you can review our camp policies here. Full day camps are $230 with the option of adding extended care for an additional $50. Half-day camps are $180

Please read our camp policies prior to signing up.


Painting Lab focuses on the young artist who needs the time and space to experiment with the wonders of paint. Students will work with a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic paint, and even house paint! Students will also use a variety of surfaces including paper, wood and canvas. Simple compositions will lead to experimentation with various approaches to painting and students will have the chance to experiment with non-traditional techniques. What happens when salt comes in to contact with watercolor? How can you use crayons and glue to create texture in an image? Your child will find the answers to these questions and more as people, places, and things will come to life with quality materials and a little imagination! 

PAINTING LAB  

June 4 - 8, Ages 7-12

Instructor: Janet Britt

 


Creature Feature is the class for children who like to experiment with multiple media, such as paint, plaster, gauze and air-drying clay! Students will incorporate both 2D and 3D techniques, utilizing a variety of provided materials along with found objects to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Students will draw, paint and sculpt to create a whimsical animal bust to hang on their wall! This camp also takes group walking tours to the nearby Clifton Gardens for inspiration to produce nature inspired works of art — a perfect fit for students wishing to learn new skills or those simply wanting to try new techniques. 

CREATURE FEATURE

June 11 - 15, Ages 7-12

Instructor: Janet Britt

 


PAINTING LAB

June 18-22, Ages 7-12

Instructor: Jackie Pallesen

 

 

 

 

Painting Lab focuses on the young artist who needs the time and space to experiment with the wonders of paint. Students will work with a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic paint, and even house paint! Students will also use a variety of surfaces including paper, wood and canvas. Simple compositions will lead to experimentation with various approaches to painting and students will have the chance to experiment with non-traditional techniques. What happens when salt comes in to contact with watercolor? How can you use crayons and glue to create texture in an image? Your child will find the answers to these questions and more as people, places, and things will come to life with quality materials and a little imagination! 


Stop Motion Camp is an imaginative course that will introduce students to the exciting world of stop motion animation through a collaborative adventure in storytelling. Students will begin by creating storyboards, and will then learn to build models and sets to realize their vision. The stop motion process incorporates drawing, writing, storyboard creation, character development, design, construction, performance, digital photography, sound manipulation, overlays and editing! Each student will complete the camp with their own short film. Check out a video from camp here!

STOP MOTION CAMP

June 25 - 29, Ages 7-10

Instructor: Beth Givens

July 23 - 27, Ages 11-14

Instructor: Beth Givens


A cardboard box, some paints and markers, duct tape, glue, a super ball, a balloon and a needle. What to do with all this stuff? Campers will use simple machines, their imaginations and experimentation to create monsters, gizmos, armor, fairy houses, bridges and more. Creativity abounds. “It’s Alive!”

*this camp is pro-rated at $184 for the 4-day camp

CARDBOARD LABORATORY

July 2, 3, 5, 6 (no camp the 4th)

Ages 7-12

Instructor: GJ Barriger


A Comic Art class that is spot-on serious. This is a class about comic art character development, taught by professional artists, for students who want to learn, learn, learn. Campers will leave the class with an illustrated character and various series of illustrations revolving around this character. The class is full of focus and concentration. “Excelsior!”

COMIC ART

July 9 -  13, Ages 11-14

Instructor: Kevlen Goodner

 


Intro to Photography will teach participants the art and skill of photography. Students will gain a solid understanding of the core foundation of photography and post-production while experimenting with non-traditional techniques as well. Instruction will cover several photographic processes, from historic cyanotype printing to digital manipulation — and lots in between! Students will have the chance to use a digital camera, be a “lighting technician,” and learn to edit their images in Photoshop and Lightroom. Each student will complete the camp with a portfolio of their work to share with others, and memories to last a lifetime. 

INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY

July 16 - 20, Ages 7-12

Instructor: Angela Ress

 


COMIC BOOK ART

July 30 -  August 3, Ages 7-12

Instructor: Joe Welsh

 

 

Comic Book art is an innovative summer camp that is ideal for students who want to learn what it takes to write and draw comic books and graphic novels. We will be experimenting with storytelling using illustration and pictures. Campers will work with traditional mediums such as pencil, pen and paper - the supply cabinet is open! Students will develop their drawing and inking techniques with a heavy focus on character development.


Yew Dell and the Louisville Visual Art’s summer camp was such a success last year that we are expanding this year! The nature art summer camp will give children 7-12 the opportunity to explore the wonders of our botanical gardens through a creative lens. Imagine creating art in a castle or along our woodland trails! Artists will tap into their creative genius with guided curriculum and help from the great outdoors. The natural world offers the opportunity for children to draw, design, paint, sculpt and create their way toward beautiful works of art. “Yew Dell: Art In Nature” will meet 9:00am-4:00pm at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd, Crestwood, KY 40014.

* please note this camp is held at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

YEW DELL: ART IN NATURE

June 4-8, 9am-4pm, Ages 7-12

Instructor: TBA

June 18-22, 9am-4pm, Ages 7-12

Instructor: TBA

July 9-13, 9am-4pm, Ages 7-12

Instructor: TBA

 


WATERFRONT ADVENTURES

July 23-27, Ages 7-12

Instructor: TBA

 

 

For this unique camp, LVA and the Waterfront Development Corporation invite young artists ages 7-12 to explore and create along the Ohio River waterfront! Campers will spend the mornings creating river- and waterfront-themed artwork, and will venture out in the afternoons to explore various waterfront sites, including a cruise on the historic Belle of Louisville!

* please note this camp is held at Waterfront Development Corporation


LVA members receive a $25 discount and early access to summer camp registration. If you would like to become a member, you can do so here.