Island Art Camp Adventure

An art experience you won't want to miss! Spend five fun-filled days making art in an artist's studio on Guemes Island. Take a 7 minute adult chaperoned ferry ride on the Guemes ferry and a short walk to an artist’s studio. Explore a variety of mediums in an inspiring, creative atmosphere. Class time is spent not only in the studio, but outdoors on the nearby beach. Classes are small and geared towards each individuals skill level. Each one week session is M-F, from 9:15 am to 2:30 pm.  

Cost: $295 each week long session, which includes all art materials and round trip chaperoned ferry transportation. Session 1, 2 and 3 for ages 6-11, Session 4 for ages 12-16.

For more information or to register offline,  call Sue Roberts at 360-770-6140.

Session 1: June 26-30

Session 2: July 10-14  [This session is full]

Session 3: July 17-21

Session 4: July 24-28 ( young adults ages 12-16 )

Sessions are taught by Sue Roberts, Janice Veal and other guest artists. All sessions offer the same program, though each week some of our projects may vary slightly to accommodate returning students.

Sketch Book-Making, Decorative Papers and Collage

Students will create beautiful marbled paper and other exciting decorative papers and make a hand-made sketch book. Visit the nearby beach and collect shells, small driftwood, and other objects to add to your creations. Drawing and printmaking will be emphasized throughout the week. 

Painting With Watercolors and Acrylics

Students will learn how to work with paints and washes while simultaneously being encouraged to develop their imagination and story-telling abilities. Part of class time will be spent outside on the beach, sketching and painting the landscape around us.

Functional Clay Projects

Learn to build functional mugs and teapots using basic hand-building techniques such as slab construction and plaster forms. Students will learn different finishing techniques using clay slips, and bright colored glazes. Last day of class will include a mug party so we can try out our teapots and mugs.

Clay Heads

Sue will demonstrate building a 8” head out of clay using slab and coil techniques over a plaster bowl forms. She will guide students in creating their human or animal head using gesture and facial expression to tell a story through their own personal or imaginative experiences. The clay heads will be fired and painted with a special bronze metal coating, which once dry will give the heads the appearance of a traditional bronze sculpture.

Mosaic and Found Object Wall Sculptures 

Using pottery shards, beach glass, driftwood and other objects found on the beach, students will design and glue pieces onto wood forms to create whimsical, sea creature sculptures that can hang on the wall. 


Island Art Camp Adventure Policies

Vase by Cheryl Decker

Vase by Cheryl Decker

Mug by Beck Ivie

Mug by Beck Ivie

Ceramics For Everyone
with Sue Roberts

Six Sessions

Wednesday, June 21- July 26, 6:00pm-8:30pm

This six week class is an introduction to forming, decorating and glazing clay objects. Learn basic hand-building construction such as coils, slabs, and working with plaster forms. This session will focus on both functional and sculptural items, and is geared towards all levels of clay experience.  Students will learn sgraffito, wax resist and slip-trailing techniques, as well as experiment with glazes and bronze powder finishes.

Cost: $210.00 (up to 12 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firings) and includes *Open Studio.

*Open Studio Sessions
Saturdays, 10am- 2pm
Open to students who are enrolled in weekly classes at Tower Art Studio. This gives students the opportunity to work independently in the studio, without instruction on their projects after class time.

Ceramics for Everyone
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