Wayne Art Center camp

413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087




Art is an enduring mystery. Why do artists create the work that they do, and how does it speak to us? Join us this summer as we put on our art-detective caps and attempt to solve some of the greatest mysteries of art! Each week we will ask a different question, which will open the doors of discovery to different artists, and art movements. Register online now!

Session 1: June 6 - 10 How Did Art Start? What were the motivations of the worlds earliest artists? What materials and tools did they use to create their art? What purpose did art serve at this time? These are only a few of the questions we will ask as we explore arts beginnings!

Session 2: June 13 - 17 How Big Can It Get? What is the history & development of monumental art throughout history? From Stonehenge to Claus Oldenburg's giant food, how has monumental art changed through time?

Session 3: June 20 - 24 How Does The Mona Lisa Smile? Can art make you happy? Can it make you sad? Can it make you laugh? Does emotion portrayed in a work of art help you to relate to it more or less?

Session 4: June 27 - July 1 How Does An Artist See Differently? How did the impressionists, post-impressionists, fauvists & cubists see the world differently? In what ways do you see these differences in their work? Do these works of art make you see your world in a different way?

Session 5: July 5 - 8 What Does Art Mean To Me? How can art reflect my own history, perspective & story? How can art be relevant in my life? What styles and genres of art appeal to me the most, and how can I best express myself through art—this week really is all about you!

Session 6: July 11 - 15 Can Art Shake, Rattle or Hum? How did the addition of movement and sound affect the development of art in the 20th century? How can you make your art shake, rattle or hum?

Session 7: July 18 - 22 Famous... At Last? What artists & groups have been traditionally under-represented in art ? What differences can you see in their artwork that separates it from the work of more well known artists? Lets look at the work of women artists, outsider artists, and craft artists as we attempt to answer these questions.

Session 8: July 25 - 29 Am I Dreaming? Where do non-sense, dreams, fantasy and the imagination fit into art? Can art be silly? Can it be disturbing? How do you express dreams in a way that makes sense?

Session 9: August 1 - 5 What If There Is Nothing There? Do you ever look at a work of art and wonder what it is supposed to be 'about' if there is no clear subject? Let's look at the works of the abstract expressionists to answer the questions: How important are gesture and movement in art? And, What is the simplest form or shape that can still be called art?

Session 10: August 8 - 12 Where Are My 15 Minutes of Fame? How does popular culture influence art? Is there art in advertising? What does art have to say about culture and society? As artists, can we influence our society through our work?

Session 11: August 15 - 19 Can Graffiti Be Art? Are there instances in which graffiti could be viewed as legitimate artistic expression? What other public forms of self expression and social commentary could be considered art?

Session 12: August 22 - 26 Can You Tell A Story Without Words? How has art traditionally dealt with the concept of narrative (story telling)? How do methods or use of materials affect how a story is 'read'. In how many ways can you express your own story through art?

2016 Camp Information

Camp Type:

  • Day Camp

Camp Season:

  • Summer

Camp Subject:

  • Arts & Crafts

Camp Age:

  • 2 Years Old
  • 3 Years Old
  • 4 Years Old
  • 5 Years Old
  • 6 Years Old
  • 7 Years Old
  • 8 Years Old
  • 9 Years Old
  • 10 Years Old
  • 11 and up

2016 Camp Sessions

  • Arts & Crafts
    2 Years Old, 3 Years Old, 4 Years Old, 5 Years Old, 6 Years Old, 7 Years Old, 8 Years Old, 9 Years Old, 10 Years Old, 11 and up

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