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Day Camps

- Shepherd Valley Waldorf School

6500 W. Dry Creek Pkwy., Niwot

303-652-0130 www.shepherdvalley.org

For ages 3-12. A rural, 38-acre school site offers part- and full-day activities Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. They offer daily rhythm for younger children of outside/ inside games, crafts, water play, baking, storytelling, nature walks, picnics and song. Week-long theme camps for older children include woodworking, wild crafting, backyard naturalism and beekeeping. The camp is centrally located minutes from both Longmont and Boulder, east of Diagonal Highway. Camp Morning Glory is for children ages 3-7 and Camp Cotton Wood is for children ages 8-12. Camp Morning Glory offers two- and three-week sessions throughout the summer. Camp Cotton Wood offers week-long themed camps including making go-karts and circus camps. Please see our website for current classes and registration forms.

 Art Students League of Denver

200 Grant St., Denver

303-778-6990 ext.100 www.ASLD.org

Visual art day camps. Explore the line between reality and fantasy this summer with your imagination as muse! Join our professional, friendly art instructors for a summer of art FUNdamentals. One- and two-week, morning and afternoon camps, with additional supervised care available. Grades K-11. Scholarships available.

- Arvada Center Summer Camps

720-898-7200

6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada www.arvadacenter.org

Ages 1½-18. Mon.-Fri. These inspiring and creative camps offer experiences in ceramics, dance, drama, humanities, music, photography and visual arts. Programs are designed for kids ages 1½ to 18 to learn new skills, discover new interests, and most importantly, have fun! Camps start June 4 and fill fast. Registration begins March 7.

- Colorado Academy Summer Arts Academy

3800 S. Pierce St., Denver

303-914-2531 www.coloradoacademysummer.org This program offers exciting, handson experience for young studio artists to learn various art techniques in areas including photography, sculpture, studio art, stained glass, woodworking, cooking, music and more.

- Crackpots Creativity Camp

505 Main St., Longmont

303-776-2211 www.ecrackpots.com Crackpots is proud to announce its 12th season of summer creativity camps. Kids will have fun in a cool environment while they learn and play. This summer’s camps include the multimedia art camp, where kids experiment with a different medium each day, including hand-building with clay, mosaics, ceramic painting, glass fusing and more. Kids finish the week with great pride and experience in an array of art media. Several ceramic painting and themed courses are also available. Prices and dates vary. Details and registration available at www.ecrackpots.com.

. MACC Art Academy

350 S. Dahlia St., Art Denver

303-316-6360 www.maccjcc.org

MACC’s Summer Art Academy offers an extensive range of arts program for kids grades one through 12. The visual arts are vital to the development of your child’s imagination, self-esteem and interaction with the world. At MACC’s Art Academy, skilled artists, who are also experienced educators, nurture the creativity in every child. Students will have an intensive art experience using quality materials in a studio environment. Whether creating a life mask, drawing with quality materials, working in an actual clay studio or creating an environmental artwork, students will enjoy being immersed in art. Students can acquire essential skills in traditional forms like drawing, painting, pottery and sculpture. They are also free to explore everything from masks and mosaics to cartoons and collage. Whether they’re creating useable  objects or works of pure imagination, young artists will enjoy expressing their inner visions.

-- POSH

1468 Pearl St. #120, Boulder

303-442-POSH (7674) www.poshsplat.com/kids

POSH art classes are designed for children 5-14 years old. Your children will have fun and learn something new about painting each day as they develop knowledge about color, composition and brush techniques using acrylics on canvas. All POSH classes are taught by professional artists dedicated to fun art education. Our certified instructors teach through encouragement and develop painting skills in a nurturing environment. Classes change subject themes weekly and each picture will emphasize an artistic concept. Classes include all painting materials: a 16-by-20-inch canvas, a snack and one hour and 45 minutes of instruction. Your child will leave with a completed painting after every class. Visit our website at poshsplat.com/kids and sign up for just one class or a whole series by calling POSH at 303-442-POSH (7674).

- Spring Break and Summer Camps at the Bob Burger Recreation Center

111 W. Baseline Road, Boulder

303-665-0469 www.cityoflafayette.com/recreation

Keep your 3- to 12-year-olds busy and engaged with spring break camps at the Bob Burger Recreation Center! Choose from a variety of options for all ages! Register for one day or all five. Camps include Bloomin’ Into Spring Break Camp (3-5 years) and Leap Into Spring Break Camp (5-11 years) run from March 26-30. School's Out Full Days program available for 5-11-yearolds April 2-3.

Summer camps activities include swimming, games, arts and crafts, sports, cooking, weekly field trips, guest presentations and more! Fees include camp T-shirt and all field trips. Sign up for a one-week session or all 10. This is a co-ed camp designed for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Day camp runs daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with extended camp hours (7 a.m.-9 a.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m. ) available.

Pay in full by April 23 and get 10 percent off! Must register for a minimum of six weeks in order to receive discount.

Preschool Summer Fun Camp for ages 3 to 5 years. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., M-F. Sign up for one session or all 10. Activities include arts and crafts, storytelling, games and more!

- Young Artists at Work

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th St., Boulder

303-443-2122 www.bmoca.org

Half and full-day art-making workshops offered during the weeks of June 4 - Aug. 3. For ages 5-8 and 9-12. 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Join the Lunch Bunch from noon-1p.m. for a fun-filled break with art-making and games.

Get ready for an exciting summer filled with art! Young Artists at Work is BMoCA’s hands-on art-making camp featuring workshops designed by visiting artists around inspired themes and the museum’s exhibitions. Here are just a few of this summer’s workshops:

Paper Passion: Discover your passion for paper. Make animals and clothing and design a miniature tree house with artist Heather Cherry.

From Sumi to Sharpie: Inspired by contemporary and traditional Japanese art, make Kanjii characters, anime selfportraits, and more with artist Angela Beloian.

Art Adventurer: Join artist Julia Lunk and create a storybook world full of fairies, boats, castles, and moats.

Wearable, Shareable: Join artist Sarah Kinn for a week of making upcycled, wearable art for you and your friends! You will make hats, capes, bracelets, and bags–all with re-purposed materials.

Artists will guide children as they explore new methods and incorporate unique materials. Workshops are intentionally kept small in order to provide children with plenty of individualized attention. Each week culminates in a student exhibition and reception for families in the museum.

Cost and registration: $140 per workshop / $120 Members / $25 Lunch Bunch Receive a 5 percent discount when you enroll more than one child in the same family in camp together.

- YMCA of Boulder Valley Fine Arts Day Camp 

Boulder

303-664-5455 www.ymcabv.org

(Entering third through sixth grades) Each week will offer an art theme that will inspire and challenge our campers. They will be exposed to a wide variety of artists' work and be encouraged to create their own creative impressions. New games will be implemented into this year’s program to engage children in active play and “reset” their creative minds. In addition to creative art experiences, campers will enjoy an afternoon at a local pool and a field trip to explore the art that surrounds us. Come to our art gallery show and admire our accomplishments every Friday afternoon from 4-5:30 p.m.

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