Great Art Getaway
Schiller Community Center
1069 Jeager St., Columbus, OH 43206
Smith Farms, the long-time home of this camp, is undergoing renovations in 2022. Downtown, but miles away from ordinary, campers will engage in activities tailored to their skill level and expand their creativity at the centrally located Schiller Community Center. Activities include creative “Artist of the Week” projects, nature hikes, scavenger hunts, mystery photos, improvisational games, water games and much more.
Campers are encouraged to wear and/or bring a jacket, long pants and/or an extra change of clothing to adjust to the elements. Swimwear, sunscreen and water shoes are necessary.
Lunch is provided daily. Campers with special dietary needs should pack lunch. Bring a water bottle. Please note: no refrigeration is available.
Teen Week* Ages
Session 5 | #83338
Drawing on Your Creativity
Sharpen your pencils and hone your drawing skills during an exploration of drawing media. Creative uses of line drawing, shading, shape and form, still life and one-point perspective art explored. Projects focused on drawing media like pastel, colored pencil, oil pastel and more open up exciting worlds to young artists. Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher becomes our inspiration.
Sessions 6 | #83339
High Wire Act/ Calder’s Circus and Kedziora’s Acrobats
Step right up to see famed artist Alexander Calder’s Circus. Campers will engineer their own version of multimedia, mechanical marvels. Then, the high flying sculptures of Polish artist Jerzy Kedziora, which are placed throughout Scholler Park, are the source for discovery, sketching and constructing large scale figures.
Session 7 | #83366
Come as you are on this multimedia adventure for creative teens. Try your hand at tile mosaic, painting, pottery wheel, journaling and designing your own comic book. “Artist of the Week” activities and enjoying the serene nature in Schiller Park provide inspiration and relaxation while forming new friendships.
Session 8 | #83340
Adventures in Africa
The beat of the drum will move your feet while scents of African cooking fill the air. Draw and paint customary patterns, design and stitch a traditional mud cloth garment, and build your own box drum. Mask making and hand-made beads complete this trek across the globe.