Summer Art Camp 2017

Summer Art Camp 2017



5 different weekly sessions
ages 6-16
Monday-Friday | 9 am-3 pm

Get ready for a full week of art, fun, and creativity by spending your summer making art at Chattanooga’s only art school, Townsend Atelier.

All materials are included in the camp fee. Sign up for one week or for more!
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Townsend Atelier is offering five different one-week sessions for ages six to sixteen. Each session is thoughtfully designed and taught by our professional artists and art educators. Age appropriate, educational, and fun, each camp is chocked full of a variety of art techniques and materials ranging from painting to drawing, to sculpture, to printmaking and more.

Campers will need to bring their own lunch each day.  All materials are included in the camp fee.  Each session is from 9am-3pm, M-F and held at Townsend Atelier’s spacious facility in the Arts Building in downtown Chattanooga.  Sign up for one week or for more!


June 12-16
ages 6, 7, 8 years
Instructors: Jas Milam and Kristin Kendall

Some artists work with wet materials, some work with dry, and some go back and forth between the two.    See where your favorite work zone is as you experiment with both.  Each day, young artists will embark upon a different “art-venture” by creating both 2D and 3D artworks using tempera paint, watercolor, glue, sand, pencils, pastels or yarn.  Young artists will have a nice portfolio of art to take home at the end of the week.


June 19-22 (M-Th)
ages 9-12
instructors: Kristin Kendall and Carrie Pendergrass

Art history comes to life!  Young artists will travel back in time and will learn interesting facts about famous artworks, artists, techniques, and periods in art from Baroque to Modern.  Each day, they will create a different work of art using the style and media from different periods in art history .  Using variety of techniques in drawing, painting, and printmaking, campers will have a nice portfolio of art to take home at the end of this four-day camp.


June 26-30  (M-F)
ages 6, 7, 8 years
instructors: Jas Milam and Kristin Kendall

Masterpieces come in all shapes, sizes, and materials.  Young artists will learn about the works of famous artists like Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Faith Ringgold, and more, to create their own mini-masterpiece using the styles and materials of these master artists.  Painting, sculpture, drawing and collage will all be explored.  Campers will have a nice portfolio of art to take home at the end of the week.


July 10-14 (M-F)
ages 13-16 years
instructors: Carrie Pendergrass & Kristin Kendall

Designed just for teens, young artists will experience the life of a student in art school, without the pressures of exams and grades! Students will study the application of multiple mediums including pencil, charcoal, clay, printmaking, acrylic, and oil paint. Historic and present day artists will be examined, and drawing from life and photos will be practiced. Students will gain valuable information about making art –from conception to creation, to the final steps of pricing and exhibition.   At the end of the week, students will exhibit their works in an exhibition at Townsend Atelier.


July 17-21 (M-F)
ages 9-12
instructors: Carrie Pendergrass & Kristin Kendall

Throughout history, the self-portrait has been a favorite subject matter for artists.  There is no better way to learn to draw faces than starting with yourself! Young artists will learn simple techniques and tricks of the trade to create successful self-portraits in a variety of media.  Drawing from photos and from life, they will gain a solid understanding of themselves and of the human face. Expect to use your favorite mediums this week, learn creative ways to make your art stand out from the rest, and take home multiple pieces of which you can be proud.