All of our camps filled up last year with waiting lists, so please register early.
Spend your summer at Townsend Atelier! Our popular summer art camp is back with all-new art experiences for your child with the addition of a new half-day session for ages 3-5 and a half-day open studio for teens. Choose from six different week-long sessions designed for ages 3-17.
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 held Monday-Friday at Townsend Atelier’s spacious facility in the Arts Building in downtown Chattanooga. Sign up for one week or for more!
To ensure a quality experience for all campers, each session will be limited to 12 participants. Half-day camp for ages 3-5 years will be limited to 10 campers.
Sibling discount! Register one child and a sibling gets a 20% discount. Please register over the phone by calling us to apply this discount.
SESSION I | BEYOND THE BASICS
June 8-12 | 9 am-3 pm
Ages: 9-12 | Cost: $250 (early bird by April 1 $230)
Instructors: Kristen Kendall & Carrie Pendergrass
Even if you are not a beginner, this will be a great way to be re-introduced to some of the basic elements of art. Campers will develop how-to skills for drawing, painting, and mixed media, all while learning the proper use of materials, texture and composition. Campers will experiment with a variety of materials including colored papers, paint, charcoal, oil pastels, printmaking and more. Campers will have plenty of hands-on time and come home with a lot of beautiful artwork to show off what they learned!
SESSION II | Art FUN-damentals
June 22-26 | 9 am-3 pm
Ages 6-8 | Cost $250 (early bird by April 1 $230)
Instructors: Carrie Pendergrass & Bruno Poço
Let’s begin at the beginning! Students in this class will be introduced to some of the basic elements of art. Young artists will develop how-to skills for drawing, painting, and mixed media, all while learning the proper use of materials, texture, and composition. Campers will experiment with a variety of materials including colored papers, paint, charcoal, oil pastels, and more. Campers will have plenty of hands-on time and come home with a lot of beautiful artwork to show off what they learned!
SESSION III | STUDIO SAMPLER FOR TEENS
June 29-July 3 | 9 am-3 pm
Ages: 13-15 | Cost: $250 (early bird by April 1 $230)
Instructors: Kristin Kendall & Carrie Pendergrass
This is a one-size-fits-all art camp designed just for teens and soon-to-be college-goers. Whether a beginner or advanced, campers will become well-rounded artists after a week of creative, studio-centered experiences. Participants will study the application of multiple mediums including pencil, charcoal, clay, printmaking, acrylic, and oil paint. Campers will gain valuable information about making art – from conception to creation and can expect to broaden their portfolios on top of gaining insight into the daily studio practice of an artist.
SESSION IV | MINI MASTERPIECES
July 13-17 | 9 am-3 pm
Ages: 6-8 | Cost: $250 (early bird by April 1 $230)
Instructors: Jas Milam & Bruno Poço
Masterpieces come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. Young artists will learn about the works of famous artists from all over the world, like Norman Catherine, Yayoi Kusama, Jacob Lawrence, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Motherwell, Cinga Sampson, and more, to create their own mini-masterpieces using the styles and materials of these master artists. Painting, sculpture, drawing, and collage will all be explored, and campers will have an impressive portfolio to take home at the end of the week.
SESSION V | DRAW IT OUT
July 20-24 | 9am-3pm (early bird by April 1 $230)
Instructors: Kristin Kendall & Bruno Poço
Drawing is the essential foundation of most art-making, so let’s get drawing! In this camp, students will explore all types of drawing media from graphite to charcoal, colored pencils to markers, oil pastels to chalk pastels, and ink. In addition to experimenting with media, essential techniques and methods will strengthen students’ understanding of drawing.
SESSION VI | ART BABIES (half-day)
July 27-31 | 9:00-12 noon
Ages 3-5 | cost: $150
Instructor: Jas Milam
Painting, pounding, dripping and drawing! Squeezing, brushing, stacking and mixing! Each day, different materials will be introduced while campers explore and create. Media will include paint, wood, clay, and simple printmaking. Under the thoughtful instruction of Jas Milam, campers will enjoy their first art camp experience while laying a foundation for a life-long love of art.
SESSION VI | OPEN STUDIO FOR TEENS (half-day)
July 27-31 | 1:00-4:00 pm
Ages: Middle school and High school | Cost: $150
Instructors: Kristin Kendall & Bruno Poço
In this open studio camp, students will be able to choose projects that fit their own interests throughout the week. Students will be given descriptions of a variety of lesson plans/art projects from which to choose that are designed by the instructors. Lesson plans are tailored to all skill levels and interests and are created with the intent of improving the student’s skill as well as their creative expression. As students work privately on their chosen project, Kristin and Bruno will offer helpful, constructive guidance, critique, and discussion. In addition to choosing their own lessons throughout the week, students are encouraged to bring in an existing work in progress that they would like to continue to work on and receive feedback from the instructors.
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS:
Kristin Kendall (b.1986) is a progressive, internationally recognized artist whose primary objective is creating realistic representations of the human figure. Her formal training comes from Carson Newman University where she earned her B.A. in Art in 2008. Eventually realizing her skill should be shared, she received her certification to teach art from Lincoln Memorial University in 2011. Kristin fulfills her passion for capturing the likeness and essence of people by commissioning portraits. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America through which her work has been internationally recognized and continues to disclose her art on local, regional, and national levels through exhibits and competitions. The unique combination of her natural creativity, formal training in design, and fascination for architecture have influenced her art with imagination, detail, and precision. Her work speaks for itself, capturing the simplicity and refinement of everyday life. Kristin teaches semi-private lessons year-round for kids at Townsend Atelier.
Jas Milam, MAAT, is an artist and art therapist with over 25 years of experience as a teaching artist. She has designed and taught art education programs for Allied Arts, The Hunter Museum, The Creative Arts Guild, the City of Chattanooga’s Arts and Culture Division and the Hamilton County School System for children and teens age 2-18. Her work as an artist in the studio continues to enrich her life, her teaching and her work with clients.
Chattanooga-born artist, Carrie Pendergrass, has been making art for as long as she can remember. She received her B.F.A. degree in Studio Art, with a concentration in Painting from the University of TN. Knoxville in 1997 and has been working as a freelance artist and in creative work environments ever since. She began teaching art in various public and private capacities to all age groups from child to adult, upon her return to Chattanooga in 1998. She eventually returned to school and in 2005 received her M.Ed. from the University of TN. Chattanooga, along with a certification to teach art in K-12. She worked as a full-time art teacher on the middle and high school levels until 2012, when she left teaching to pursue her dream of owning her own store/studio/ gallery & was able to do so by winning a small business grant via the River City Company’s Project Pop Up initiative program. She was the sole owner and operator of her shop for approximately 2.5 years. She had to close her brick & mortar store, Sewn to the Sky, at the end of 2014 but has continued making and showing her art and doing freelance art instruction. She is currently working for a local non-profit called the H*Art Gallery in Chattanooga, which offers a space for homeless, disabled and other non-traditional artists a place to sell their work, and provides art classes to disadvantaged populations in the community. She is also currently teaching art to 2nd-grade public school students on an Arts Build-managed grant funded Artist-in-Residency Program, in addition to other freelance art instruction and creating and showing her work in local and regional shows and galleries.
Bruno Poçois a Portuguese-South African visual artist. He grew up in Johannesburg, where he attended the National School of the Arts and the University of the Witwatersrand. There, he earned a Fine Arts degree and specialized in drawing, printmaking, and photography. He also holds a post-graduate certificate in education and taught at the College of Digital Photography in Johannesburg for ten years. His own work ranges from etchings, woodcuts, and landscape drawings to fine art photography. His most recent photography exhibition, titled “Bicycle People”, was shown in Austin, Texas. Bruno teaches art after-school at The Baylor School and print making and drawing at Townsend Atelier.