Summer Camps at The Abbey Art Center with Julie Jeanseau
All checks written to Julie Jeanseau
Camps here are much more than just finding something fun to do for the summer. Students will walk away with high quality projects and skills that they will continue to build and have fun with far after camp. All supplies are included, but it is suggested that students who are invested in further learning purchase some of the materials to continue to practicing at home. Some of my camps this year are at different venues than the downtown studio, please make note of that before registering. Limited scholarships are available for eager students.
Register by filling out the online contact info and sending in payment checks to:
Julie Jeanseau, 331 State St, Salem Or 97301.
I can take payment by card at the studio. I hope to have online registration available soon!
Full/Creating waitlist--Week of July 5-7th, Drawing Intensive!
Ages: 9 plus
This three day class will guide students through all elements of embracing a love of drawing. We will be learning through observational drawing techniques and end our our time with confidence to draw from imagination with an expanded visual library. We will be using a variety of graphite and micron pens. We will be at the studio and at waterfront park during camp. Camps are small and all levels of ability are welcome, as long as they are dedicated to the fun and focus needed to learn to draw. If your child only draws manga this camp is essential, it will expand their understanding of line and improve their manga work.
Week of July 10, Print Camp at the Salem Art Association.
Register directly through SAA
Time: 9-1, Ages: 12 plus
Printmaking is paint, repetition, memory, color, line and so much more. Spend a week exploring this medium at SAA's new annex and print studio. We will explore collographs, gelatin printing, mono printing and relief. Students with an interest in any area of art will enjoy this camp as it will include drawing, painting, carving and construction, all within the foundation of printmaking.
Week of July 17th, Collage and Paint on the Corban Campus!
Time: 1-4, ages: 10 plus
This camp will be held at a beautiful venue called The Barn, which is on the forested and lovely Corban University campus. The campus is just 15 minutes from downtown or 10 minutes from south Salem. For those of you interested in a full day camp, Corban offers a two week theater camp that runs during the morning, https://inside.corban.edu/node/16909. My camp’s registration is separate, but is a great add on to create a full day. We will be exploring paint with both non traditional and classical methods of building a painting. We will be building some of our work with a playful method of collage, paint and experiential work. As well, we will be also exploring classical techniques of working with tonal underpainting, to value work, to a finished realistic painting.
Week of July 31st, Elementary Art
Time: 1-4, Ages: Going into First grade through Fifth
With art no longer a part of elementary school, our students are greatly lacking the fundamentals of what art is, how to make art and how to look at it! Students will be learning line, form, value, texture, and space, within fun techniques and not even realize how much they are learning! We will also include a trip to the Hallie Ford museum to learn how to look at artwork and experience a gallery setting and docent tour. Students will be coming home with lots of projects and ideas that will keep them going through the summer!
Week of August 7th, Open Studio, Choose a day and choose a project
Two sessions per day, 9-1 or 1-4, Ages 7 plus.
Cost: 30$ per session
Each day will have a menu choice for students to dive into and explore a medium and technique. Monday: Printmaking to bookbinding, Tuesday: Sew a stuffed animal or quilt block, Wednesday: Guided painting project, Thursday: Draw at the waterfront, Friday: Individual projects of choice.
Week of August 14th, Fiber and Fabric
Time: 9-1, Ages: 8 plus
This week will be looking at the wonderful art world of fiberart. Fiber and fabric is a wonderful medium that has been used traditionally but is often overlooked in our modern quick world. We will be making paper, creating bowls with yarn and roving(raw wool), learning to knit and crochet, weaving, yarn bombing some trees along our sidewalk and sewing some wonderful little stuffed animals. I also hope to have a couple guest artists come in to inspire our students with work that they are currently making.