Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey offers year-round visual arts classes for all ages. Classes are offered in a variety of formats, including multi-week sessions and one-day and consecutive-days workshops. We also offer online classes featuring instructors from across the country.

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Upcoming visual arts classes:


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Friday, February 23 - Friday, February 23

Time
Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

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Playful explorations of art materials and ideas in a relaxed, supportive, and social environment.
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Monday, February 26 - Monday, March 18

Time
Mondays, 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Introduction to relief, intaglio, and monotype.
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Tuesday, February 27 - Tuesday, February 27

Time
Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

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Paint or draw from life in this clothed figure model session.
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Wednesday, February 28 - Wednesday, March 20

Time
Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

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See Challenge Mountain for registration.
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Wednesday, February 28 - Wednesday, February 28

Time
Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Grade Range
12th grade - Adult
Age Range

18 - no maximum age

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Drop-in and draw with NCMC's life drawing class.
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Friday, March 01 - Friday, March 01

Time
Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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Playful explorations of art materials and ideas in a relaxed, supportive, and social environment.
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Saturday, March 02 - Saturday, March 02

Time
Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
Age Range

17 - no maximum age

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Create a sterling silver ring or pendant with a Lake Michigan beachstone.
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Tuesday, March 05 - Tuesday, March 05

Time
Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

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Paint or draw from life in this clothed figure model session.
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Wednesday, March 06 - Wednesday, March 06

Time
Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Explore color mixing, palettes, and the cultural, physiological, and emotional dimensions of color.
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Friday, March 08 - Friday, March 08

Time
Friday, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Explore how we see and perceive space in this design-thinking workshop.
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Friday, March 08 - Friday, March 08

Time
Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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Playful explorations of art materials and ideas in a relaxed, supportive, and social environment.
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Wednesday, March 13 - Wednesday, March 13

Time
Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Wonder why some designs just "feel right"? Learn about the importance of visual balance.
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Wednesday, March 13 - Wednesday, March 13

Time
Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Grade Range
12th grade - Adult
Age Range

18 - no maximum age

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Drop-in and draw with NCMC's life drawing class.
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Friday, March 15 - Friday, March 15

Time
Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

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Playful explorations of art materials and ideas in a relaxed, supportive, and social environment.
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Tuesday, March 19 - Tuesday, March 19

Time
Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

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Paint or draw from life in this clothed figure model session.
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Wednesday, March 20 - Wednesday, March 20

Time
Wednesday, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Typography, layout, and image/text relationships will be covered in this half-day workshop.
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Friday, March 22 - Friday, March 22

Time
Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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Playful explorations of art materials and ideas in a relaxed, supportive, and social environment.
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Wednesday, April 03 - Wednesday, April 03

Time
Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Grade Range
12th grade - Adult
Age Range

18 - no maximum age

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Drop-in and draw with NCMC's life drawing class.
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Monday, April 08 - Monday, May 13

Time
Mondays, 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Learn fundamental concepts and skills for observational drawing and painting.
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Tuesday, April 09 - Tuesday, April 09

Time
Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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Paint or draw from life in this clothed figure model session.
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Wednesday, April 10 - Wednesday, May 15

Time
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Grade Range
12th grade - Adult
Age Range

17 -

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For painters with some experience in watercolor.
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Wednesday, April 10 - Wednesday, May 15

Time
Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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See Challenge Mountain for registration.
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Wednesday, April 10 - Wednesday, May 15

Time
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
12th grade - Adult
Age Range

17 - no maximum age

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Designed for returning students experienced in watercolor.
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Wednesday, April 10 - Wednesday, May 15

Time
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 5th grade
Age Range

5 - 10

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Be introduced to some of Art History's greats as you create your own works inspired by masterworks.
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Thursday, April 11 - Thursday, May 16

Time
Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Grade Range
3rd grade - 5th grade
Age Range

8 - 11

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Handbuilding clay class for grades 3 - 5.
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Friday, April 12 - Friday, May 17

Time
Fridays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

17 - no maximum age

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The perfect introduction to the concepts and materials of painting. All supplies provided.
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Friday, April 12 - Friday, May 17

Time
Fridays, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

17 - no maximum age

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Develop your painting skills in this classic medium.
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Friday, April 12 - Friday, April 12

Time
Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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Playful explorations of art materials and ideas in a relaxed, supportive, and social environment.
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Tuesday, April 16 - Tuesday, April 16

Time
Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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Paint or draw from life in this clothed figure model session.
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Tuesday, April 16 - Tuesday, May 21

Time
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

18 - no maximum age

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Popular class for potters and clay artists of all skill levels.
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Wednesday, April 17 - Wednesday, April 17

Time
Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Grade Range
12th grade - Adult
Age Range

18 - no maximum age

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Drop-in and draw with NCMC's life drawing class.
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Friday, April 19 - Friday, April 19

Time
Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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Playful explorations of art materials and ideas in a relaxed, supportive, and social environment.
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Tuesday, April 23 - Tuesday, April 23

Time
Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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Paint or draw from life in this clothed figure model session.
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Wednesday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 24

Time
Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Grade Range
12th grade - Adult
Age Range

18 - no maximum age

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Drop-in and draw with NCMC's life drawing class.
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Friday, April 26 - Friday, April 26

Time
Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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Playful explorations of art materials and ideas in a relaxed, supportive, and social environment.
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Tuesday, April 30 - Tuesday, April 30

Time
Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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Paint or draw from life in this clothed figure model session.
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Friday, May 03 - Friday, May 03

Time
Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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Playful explorations of art materials and ideas in a relaxed, supportive, and social environment.
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Tuesday, May 07 - Tuesday, May 07

Time
Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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Paint or draw from life in this clothed figure model session.
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Friday, May 10 - Friday, May 10

Time
Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

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Playful explorations of art materials and ideas in a relaxed, supportive, and social environment.
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Tuesday, May 14 - Tuesday, May 14

Time
Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

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Paint or draw from life in this clothed figure model session.
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Friday, May 17 - Friday, May 17

Time
Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Age Range

-

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Playful explorations of art materials and ideas in a relaxed, supportive, and social environment.
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Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Influenced by art history's greats, students will learn ways to depict landscapes.
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Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Age Range

5 - 8

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Summer is here! Get inspired by sunshine, warm days, and time spent outdoors.
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Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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In this summer art camp, students will learn about how we read and understand images.
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Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Age Range

5 - 8

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Arrrrrrgh, it's time for arrrrrt camp!
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Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Explore creative ways of making portraits.
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Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Age Range

5 - 8

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Get ready for the Fourth of July in this USA-themed summer art camp.
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Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
1st grade - 3rd grade
Age Range

6 - 8

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Make creative connections in our trails-themed kids camp.
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Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Age Range

5 - 8

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Young artists will create portraits and landscapes while learning new artistic techniques
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Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
1st grade - 3rd grade
Age Range

6 - 8

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Through hands-on creative projects, kids will learn all about water resources in Northern Michigan.
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Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Through hands-on creative projects, kids will learn all about water resources in Northern Michigan.
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Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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This week’s camp is all about animals.
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Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 02

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Age Range

5 - 8

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Capture the best of summer in this creative week in the studio.
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Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 02

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
5th grade - 8th grade
Age Range

10 - 13

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Use colorful wool fibers to create unique creations.
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Monday, August 05 - Friday, August 09

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Age Range

5 - 8

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Explore water media and water creatures in this fun week in the studio.
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Monday, August 05 - Friday, August 09

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
5th grade - 8th grade
Age Range

10 - 13

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Learn fundamental art vocabulary, concepts, and techniques used by artists to become better drawers.
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Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
1st grade - 3rd grade
Age Range

6 - 8

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Get inspired, be creative, and spend time in the beautiful Northern Michigan woods.
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Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Get inspired, be creative, and spend time in the beautiful Northern Michigan woods.
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Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Play and experiment with printmaking concepts and techniques.
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Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Explore the creative possibilities of paper!
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Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Learn to paint in this summer kids camp.
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Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Make creative connections in our trails-themed kids camp.