Summer Camps Schedule 2017

Summer Camp Information

Please pack a nut-free snack, lunch, water bottle and sunscreen as we go outside for daily walks and lunch breaks.  A typical day includes a walk to Pleasant Street or Reiche playground during our lunch hour. 

For further information or to make a studio visit, please call Beth @ (207) 775-7118 or email us.

Download Summer Camp Registration Form

SESSION 1: June 26 - 30

Hand Puppets & Performance* 
with Nance Parker and Catherine LaBarre
*this camp has been cancelled

Have you ever wanted to be on stage? Here is your chance to be a star, and learn about theater from the inside out! Students will learn from local master puppeteer Nance Parker. The week consists of writing a script, creating props and hand puppets using techniques from age old masters, constructing the sets and the main stage. We wrap the week up with a Friday afternoon performance on stage for parents and friends.

SESSION 2: July 3 - 7

That Only Happens in the Movies: Making Short Films* with Catherine LaBarre and Terry Wolfe
9am - 3pm, Monday, Wednesday - Friday (ages 8 and up) *no class on Tuesday, July 4
* this camp is full

Cut, take 3! During this unique experience, campers walk with us through the dynamic city of Portland to gather ideas, images, and interviews that they bring back to the studio and turn into unique, mini movies! Learn first hand what it means to be a director, producer and a script writer, create props and use them to act out your script using Portland as the backdrop in your film. 

SESSION 3: July 10 - 14

Illustration and Drawing* with Clare Flore
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday (ages 8 and up)
* this camp is full

Have you ever wanted to draw what you see in front of you or craft a realistic figure? Students will learn the principals of drawing and illustration through traditional and non traditional techniques. They will experiment and explore using various media to improve their understanding of drawing realistically. The goal of the class is to get students comfortable with the technical parts of drawing. Beginners will learn the basics while intermediate and slightly more advanced artists will gain tips and tricks to develop and expand their artistic skill.

SESSION 4: July 17 - 21

Watercolor and Illustration: Field Notebooks with Clare Flore
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
* this camp is full

This camp will explore the process and technique of simple book binding with handmade and watercolor paper. We will use this to investigate drawing techniques both illustrative and realistic. Watercolor as well as colored pencil mediums will also be explored as we engage in a variety of drawing projects and excersises inspired by the natural world around us.

SESSION 5: July 24 - 28

Clay Camp with Mia Bogyo
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday (ages 8-14)

Oak Street Studios is offering a Clay Camp for ages 8-14. Students will be able to dive into the fundamental skills of pinch/coil pots as well as create their own hand built clay sculptures. 

SESSION 6: July 31 - August 4

Mixed Media with Anne Ackerman
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
* this camp is full

Come explore the fun world of mixed media! Students will create original artworks using a variety mixed materials and through different art making processes. Students will learn about color theory and design as they create mixed media paintings, altered pages, collage, prints, books and relief sculptures!

SESSION 7: August 7 - 11

Painting* with Alicia Uth
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday (ages 6 and up)
* this camp is full

Come paint with us!  Students will have the chance to work with watercolor and acrylic paints as well as mixed media throughout the week. We will explore a variety of painting techniques and color theory while working both indoors and outdoors.  Students will complete large scale as well as small scale paintings on a variety of materials such as paper, canvas, wood and fabric. Students will have the freedom to paint from their imaginations as well as work on paintings from observation under the artistic direction of Alicia Uth. It’s a week you won’t want to miss!

SESSION 8: August 14 - 18

Printing and Stitching* with Rose Allard
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday  (ages 8 and up)
* this camp is full

Wear your art on your sleeve, literally! This class will explore different methods of surface design and sewing with pleasing, innovative projects. Students will learn the basics of their sewing machines and explore unique surface design through printing and stitching. Students will start with plain fabric, then use artistic stitching, appliqué, and painting techniques to create custom innovative designs.

SESSION 9: August 21 - 25

Bookmaking and Comic Drawing* with Jill Osgood & Jay Piscopo
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday (ages 8 and up)
* this camp is full

Create your very own comic book and experience the thrill of bringing your ideas to life on the page in book form! This class will run in two halves, first students learn all aspects of the comic creation process. You will explore story telling, visual interpretation techniques, as well as learn professional techniques for drawing, inking and page layout. Students will create characters that will come to life on the pages of the hand make books. The second half of the day will be spent looking at book artists and learning the the ins and outs of the folded page. Students will create sculptural books in which the comic creations will be incorporated. By the end of the week, students will have a multitude of sculptural books and a unique comic anthology!

SESSION 10: August 28 - September 1

Earth Art* with Rachel Romanski
9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
* Portland Public Schools start this week, other districts start later. Check your district before enrolling your child!

Art is all around you! This class will explore 2D and 3D arts as students learn to use nature as both inspiration and medium. We will work together to make our own paintbrushes, nature journals, mandalas, sun prints, collages and more, using found objects such as leaves, twigs, flowers, and rocks. Students will learn the valuable skill of creative problem solving, and gain a renewed appreciation for nature, while channeling inspiration from renowned land artist Andy Goldsworthy. The week will be designed around spending a significant amount of time outdoors, weather dependent.  The students will be responsible for gathering natural materials on jaunts to Deering Oaks and Reiche School parks, supplemented by my guidance and a reserve of my own found-materials. 


Cost for one full week (Mon-Fri): $240 | July 4th week 4-day camp: $200
Tuition is Non-refundable.

Download Summer Camp Registration Form