Art Lab offers multimedia camps

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The Art Lab founder and director Maren Bell works with a student during a camp last year. (Submitted photo)

Students with a creative streak have an opportunity to participate in five camps through The Art Lab this summer.

Students can choose from a jewelry camp, a people and creatures multimedia camp, a summer fun multimedia camp, a famous artist multimedia camp and a pottery wheel fusion camp. All camps will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cat Theatre in Carmel.

Jewelry camp: June 7-9. $105 per participant. Work with colorful polymer clay and sculpt figurines that could include superheroes or characters from a movie or book. Other jewelry projects include Shrinky dink jewelry and Egyptian coil bracelets.

People and Creatures Multimedia camp: June 14-18. $175 per participant. Spend each day exploring different art media including clay, paper sculptures, and drawing.

Summer Fun Multimedia camp: July 5-9. $175 per participant. Build clay critters like frogs or dragonflies. Create jars of sculptural insects and painted flip flops and sunglasses. Painting days include under-the-water animals and ice cream paintings.

Famous Artist Multimedia camp: July 19-23. $175 per participant. Each day explores a new medium, including a day spent building in clay that includes looking at Pablo Picasso’s animal sculptures. Learn about pastels and draw flowers inspired by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Pottery Wheel Fusion Mega Adventures in Clay camp: Aug. 2-6. $180 per participant. Students will work on and off the pottery wheel and create various projects in clay and glass. Everything is made from scratch and no experience is needed.  All projects will be fired and finished for pick-up about four weeks after the camp.

Bell said each camp will have no more than 10 students to allow for social distancing.

Camp registration is open until the camp fills, and Bell encourages people to sign up sooner rather than later. The camps are designed for ages 7 to 12.

“The small group size offers the kids a chance to really explore and try different media and also have some free choice about what they want to do,” The Art Lab founder Maren Bell said. “(The camps are) entry level, and all of our teachers are educators in schools and artists, so they really get expertise in how to do things.”

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