Art Adventures 2020

Sky Stories: Navigating the Cosmos
June 22-July 24, Grades 1-7

roberto weigand sky map painting

Look to the sun, moon, and stars to ignite hearts and minds and to foster global responsibility through storytelling, imagination, creative exploration, and discovery. Campers light up their personal connections with the sky through hands-on art activities inspired by traditional and modern stories from around the world.

The week begins with a sky-filled tale and a sampling of hands-on, choice-based art studios inspired by the week’s focus stories and the cosmos. After campers orbit around an array of visual and performing art studio offerings, campers choose the studios they want to launch into for the week, such as ceramics, fibre and textiles, painting, illustration, printmaking, paper & book arts, 3-D design, music, dance, and theatre.

Curiosity, reflection, and open-ended dialogue guides camp energy and encourages collaboration. Each morning and afternoon campers and staff come together in a community gathering and create space to share discoveries, make new friends, and appreciate each other’s experiences. Art Adventures is an inclusive, process-oriented, choice-based art camp that encourages shared creativity, curiosity, and compassion for our common humanity.

Art Adventures Program Details

  • 4 Weekly Sessions: June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24
  • Camp Hours: M–F, 9:00a.m.–3:00p.m.
  • Weekly Tuition: $390.00
  • Grades 1-7: Mixed-age studios
  • Example Studios: ceramics, sculpture, fiber and textiles, painting, illustration, printmaking, book arts, music, dance, puppetry, theater

Weekly sessions begin with a community welcoming gathering, a story, and a day of studio sampling where campers become familiar with studios before choosing where they want to work throughout the week.

Each week features opportunities for new art adventures.


Julia Cairns  The Sun, the moon and the stars
Ashley Smith
Ellen Harding Baker Solar System Quilt

New Camp Policy: COVID-19 Update

With so much uncertainty in our lives, we’ve created more flexibility around our summer camp cancellation policy. From now until May 20, you may withdraw from any Catlin Gabel summer camps that you have registered for at no charge.

At this time, we are still planning on holding our first camp on June 22. We will make a final decision on May 20. If we have to cancel all camps due to COVID-19, all payments will be refunded in full.

  • Until May 20: No charge for withdrawing from a registered camp. No charge for changing camps.
  • On May 20: Catlin Gabel will announce whether Summer Camps will continue or have to be cancelled. All payments will be refunded in full if camps are cancelled.

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Available to all Preschool -Grade 8 campers.
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