Ages 4 - 14 Years

What to Expect

Choice of Art Camp or Pottery Camp

Art Camp and Pottery Camp are two separate camps. We are not able to switch the students from one camp to another camp in the same week. Please discuss about this with your child before making a booking so that they know what to expect.

Students join their age-appropriate groups during the camp based on following age categories:

Explore:  3-4 years  Muse: 5-7 years

Challenge: 8-10 years Unleash 11+ years


Before and After Care Options

We work hard to customize our camps to make it enjoyable not only to our students but also for the parents. Before and After Care services are optional and can be chosen per daily basis.

 

Before care starts at 8am

After care is available till 6-6.30pm

Full Day Camp is 9am to 4pm


What students learn?

Art Camp - Students in art camp get to work with different projects such as paint on canvas, sketching, pen and ink, collage and mix media, clay, paper crafts and more. Students bring their masterpieces home at the end of each day and the week. Starting from the basics of how to draw, understand basic shapes, composition, scale and proportion to get on paper students learn complex techniques of blending, strokes and coloring using different types of pencils, pens, paint brushes and paints​.

 

Pottery Camp - Students in pottery camp work on pottery wheel for half day and hand building projects for half day every week. Students learn the process of making a piece, trimming it and glazing in during the 5 days of camp period. Parents need to pick up the student's project on the 10th or 11th day after the camp completion date so that they are fired and fully ready for use.

All projects in the camp are carefully designed to keep the variety and uniqueness of the weekly themes.


Why Art Camp and Why Pottery Camp?

Art Camp Benefits - Students gets immersive experience of working with hundreds of visual art materials in this camp ranging from stickers making to scratch art, greeting cards to canvas painting, paper crafts to pen and ink prints, sketching to collage making. This is the best time to use their imagination and dive deeper into the world of visual creativity and self-expression.

 

Pottery Camp Benefits - If your child likes to get their hands messy with clay or make things with touch and use of tools, pottery camp is a great place for them. Children develop their motor skills, 3D visualization, understand the science behind using clay and glazes to make their unique ceramic and pottery pieces. Students will get to see the kiln and learn the firing process as part of this camp.

With either camp our students get trained in practicing patience and focus, taking care of artistic materials and supplies, cleaning up and respecting the creative environment of the studio.


Fun Artistic Experience and Connection

While the focus for all our students is to develop their artistic techniques of visual expression, get confident in the use of materials and skillful in their artistic practice, equal importance is given to the free time where students get to play, make new friends and connect. All students' learning time is balanced with a mix of play time, lunch time, snacks time and clean up time. Options of indoor play (board games) and outdoor play in the safe settings on the studio premise are available to all campers.


STUDIO CAMPS

ART or Pottery Camp offered for all school breaks

Our top priority is nurturing artistic creative experience for all our students throughout their weekly camp participation.

To honor this, we request parents to follow the guidelines:

  • Drop off time is between 9 to 9.15am. Pick up time is promptly at 12pm for half day art camp or between 3.30 to 4pm for full day camp. 
  • Parents give enough snacks and food to last the whole day along with a water bottle every day.
  • Parents drop off and pick up their students at the sign in stations in the entrance of the studio.
  • If your child is sick, please keep them home for the safety of instructors and other students.

Mid Winter and Spring Break Camp


Mid Winter ART or POTTERY Break Camp

  Sample Art Camp Activities: Time Art CampPottery Camp 9:00am – 9:15amGet to know each other 9:15am – 10:30amArt Project: Explore Drawing, Painting using different mediumsPottery Wheel 10:30am – 11:00 amBreak/ Snack 11:00 am – 12 PMArt ProjectPottery Wheel 12:00 PM – 12:45 PMLunch 12:45 PM - 2:00 PMPlay time at local park and/or painting, walk back 2:00 PM - 3.30 PMCraft ProjectSculpture, building blocks and…

$135.00$525.00

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Spring 2024 ART or POTTERY Camp

Students will work on various projects and different medium each day. Every day and every week different projects with time to play.  Please see below our sample activities. Choose from 5 full days, 3 full days, 5 half days, 1 Day Art camp or,5 full day Pottery camp.   Please provide snacks, bottle water for half day camp  and lunch  for the full day camp. Full Day Camp Hours: Start time: 9 AM  End time : 4 PM   Sample Art Camp Activities:……

$130.00$560.00

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Summer Break Camps


Week 1: ART or POTTERY Summer Break Camp – June 24th to June 28th

Theme Nature – During this week, our Art and Pottery students create projects that are inspired from Nature – whether it is a painting, mix media or ceramic hand building – they will use their imagination to process a piece of Nature to reflect in their artworks through a creative inquiry. Pottery camp wheel throw projects will look for colors and patterns that are inspired from nature to glaze their pieces. We do filed trip in…

$130.00$560.00

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Week 2: ART or POTTERY Summer Break Camp – July 1st to July 5th

Theme Fantasy – This is one of our most Creative Week because our students get to stretch their imagination to the maximum. They get to create a favorite super-hero, design a fantasy-land environment and more. Whether your child loves Unicorn or Harry Potter or Minecraft – this week is undoubtedly for them to play with different art or pottery projects. Pottery camp wheel throw projects will look for colors and patterns that are…

$130.00$510.00

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Week 3: ART or POTTERY Summer Break Camp – July 8th to July 12th

Theme Out of Space – If your child wonders about the Universe, Rockets, Astronauts, Solar System, Stars and Moons and Galaxy – this camp is definitely for them. Our student’s curiosity about the Space and Universe will be explored further through the Art or Pottery engagement during this week. Pottery camp wheel throw projects will look for colors and patterns that are inspired from Out of Space to glaze their pieces. Studio Close…

$130.00$560.00

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Week 4: ART or POTTERY Summer Break Camp – July 15th and July 19th

Theme Around the World – During this week, our Art and Pottery students get an imaginative artistic passport to visit different countries around the world such as India, Japan, Puerto Rico, Australia and more and create projects that are inspired from that region. This is the best week for students to learn about landmarks, culture, tradition, cityscape, symbolism of different countries which is all woven in painting, mix media or ceramic hand…

$130.00$560.00

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Week 5: ART or POTTERY Summer Break Camp – July 22nd and July 26th

Theme World Architecture – Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, Pyramids of Egypt, Taj Mahal, or designing your own home – if three dimensional spaces and their design intrigues your child, they will have a blast during this week. Both our Art and Pottery students create projects that are inspired from wonders of the world or their own imagination about three dimensional spaces. We explore what is architecture taking examples from nature as…

$130.00$560.00

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Week 6: ART or POTTERY Summer Break Camp – July 29th to Aug 2nd

Theme Comics – Story Creating is at the heart of this theme. Students will tap into exploring existing comic characters. Students will also learn Lettering and How to create a comic strip. During this week, our Art and Pottery students create projects that are inspired from Comic characters, story writing and designing their own story characters. Pottery camp wheel throw projects will choose colors and patterns that are inspired from the theme…

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Week 7: ART or POTTERY Summer Break Camp – Aug 5th to Aug 9th

Theme Pacific Northwest – During this week, our Art and Pottery students create projects that are inspired from the evergreen state we live in and our region – whether is a painting, mix media or ceramic hand building – they will use their imagination to process a piece of Pacific Northwest to reflect in their artworks through a creative inquiry. Pottery camp wheel throw projects will look for colors and patterns that are inspired from Pacific…

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Week 8: ART or POTTERY Summer Break Camp – Aug 12th to Aug 16th

Theme Flora and Fauna – This week is about coming back to nature for inspiration and looking at it with minute details. Students will discover Value and Shade used in one flower and study textures in an animal portrait for an example. From details we will also look at a big picture to cover a Scenary / Landscape project. Students will use their imagination to process a piece of Flora and Fauna to reflect in their artworks through a creative…

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Week 9: ART or POTTERY Summer Break Camp – Aug 19th to Aug 23rd

Theme Summer Fun – During this week, our Art and Pottery students create projects that are inspired from fun activities of summer season such as A Beach Scene, Camping or having an Ice cream. Students will use their imagination to process fun parts of summer to reflect in their artworks through a creative inquiry. Pottery camp wheel throw projects will look for colors and patterns that are inspired from fun activities of Summer to glaze their…

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Week 10: ART or POTTERY Summer Break Camp – Aug 26th to Aug 30th

Theme World Artists – During this week, our Art and Pottery students look at different artists in the history as well as living Artists to draw inspiration from their work and create new projects. Monet’s watercolor, Mondrian’s bold graphic style or Pollock’s abstract artworks to name a few will be introduced to get student’s creative style flowing in their painting, mix media or ceramic hand building projects. Pottery…

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Week 11: ART or POTTERY Summer Break Camp – Sep 3rd to Sep 7th

Theme Never Ending Holidays – As our students complete their summer holidays and get ready for a new school year, we want to capture all the great things that our students experienced during their break in the form of art or pottery projects. These projects that they create with their own hands form the beautiful memories in form of ceramic hand building piece, a canvas painting or a sketch to keep as they gear up for school.  Pottery camp wheel…

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Time Art CampPottery Camp
9:00am – 9:15amGet to know each other
9:15am – 10:30amArt Project: Explore Drawing, Painting using different mediumsPottery Wheel
10:30am – 11:00 amBreak/ Snack
11:00 am – 12 PMArt ProjectPottery Wheel
12:00 PM – 12:45 PMLunch
12:45 PM - 2:00 PMPlay time at local park and/or painting, walk back
2:00 PM - 3.30 PMCraft ProjectSculpture, building blocks and glazing
3.30 PM - 4:00 PMShow and Tell

Q:  My son/daughter has been taking class from your studio for a while now, do I get any extra discount at camps?
Sure, a $35 registration fee waived. If you sign up as an Early Bird(30 days before camp start day) you will get a 10% discount

Q:   If we send in our registration with Check Payment, is our spot automatically saved?
Yes, you would need to pay online or in person. Your registration is final and all cancellation and refund policy applies even though you selected check payment and haven’t yet mad the payment.

Q:   What if we miss the Early Bird Date, can we still get the registration fee waived?
You can get the registration fee $35 waived if you are a returning student.  There is no other discount.

Q: Can I change a camp week?

Yes, You can given we still have space available. Also, there will be $50 admin fee per student per camp week.

Q:   Are there any fees to take a break for the summer or any month?
We totally understand you need a break. There is a $20 re-enrollment fee, which is waived if you are only gone 1 session (3 months) and pay full tuition in advance.

Cancellation & Downgrade Policy

  • Camp Cancellation & Downgrade Policy

    • Cancellations for any Summer Camp week must occur no later than June 5th.  For other camps over any other school breaks, you may cancel until 2 weeks before the first day the camp starts. There is a cancellation fee of $75/Child/Week and downgrade fee is $35/Child/Person and we will refund the payment minus registration and applicable fees.
    • No Summer Camp refunds will be given after this deadline (June 5th is the last day for cancellation for any summer camp week and 2 weeks before the start date of camp for any other school break camps). After that only credit will be given. Credit can be transferred to other programs such as session classes, birthday parties, or workshops. Credit must be used within 2 months with a $75 admin fee/student/week.
    • If a camp is cancelled by Creative Hands Art School due to less than three children signing up, we will refund you the entire amount and notify you at least 4 calendar days before your scheduled camp day.  For summer camps, we will notify you at least 15 calendar days before your scheduled camp day.

    Registration Fee: There is a one-time $35 per student or $50 per family registration fee for new students. Cousins/Friends are not considered family registration. Registration fee is not refundable during any camp cancellations.