Gilchrist Art Camp
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Camps & Classes

November 15 - December 13 After School Class
Nov
15
to Dec 13

November 15 - December 13 After School Class

Ages: 5 - 13

Our annual ginger bread house class is a classic favorite! Over 5 weeks you will sculpt your own gingerbread house made of clay. Decorated with "candy and frosting" painted and glazed for a treasure forever... If you've joined us in the past, come make another for a grandparent gift or to add to your village collection! 

  • November 15 -December 13
  • 3:30 - 5:15pm
  • $125
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WINTER BREAK CAMP
Dec
18
to Jan 3

WINTER BREAK CAMP

WINTER BREAK CAMP

 

WINTER BREAK CAMP | REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Our lineup of fun:

Ceramic snowmen • Gumdrop winter trees garland with glitter • 3D wood christmas trees • Glass fusion christmas ornament finished and wrapped for a special gift• Edible and personal gingerbread houses • Acrylic nutcracker on canvas • Neon reindeer with loads of added magical fun • Nativity scene painting on wood • Mini ceramic gingerbread houses • Ceramic painted christmas or winter mugs • New years eve crowns• Wood 12” gingerbread man “frosted” and decorated with all sorts of our favorite medium • Sugar cookie decorating • Ornament stations • Hot coco and homemade rice crispy treats • Winter bath bombs • Holiday soaps • New favorite group game! • Magical winter slime • and a whole lot more…

We have several days planned while you are out of school for winter holiday fun! Camps will run the week before Christmas, the week of and a few days after New Years Eve! 

 We are going to have one big winter party you won't want to miss!

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October 11 - Nov 8  After school Class
Oct
11
to Nov 8

October 11 - Nov 8 After school Class

Ages: 5 - 13

Want to dive a little deeper in painting? Spend more time on your canvas, learn new techniques in sketching, shading, color blending and finishing steps. This is your class! Please bring photo you wish to paint first day of class. Each student will also make 3 glass fusion pieces as well.

  • October 11 - Nov 8
  • 3pm - 5pm
  • $89
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Sep
1
9:30 AM09:30

Salty, Sunny, and Sombreros - Its a final Party!

Join us this Friday for a day of wild and creative fun.  We always start the day off with everyone favorite project... recycled sculptures.

We also incorporate a couple different projects each Friday such as: candle making, ceramics, paintings, themed projects, soap making, candle making, home made ice-cream, tie-dye, silly games, fun challenges, water fun, and more.

Each Friday is a blast, but they fill fast. Sign up with a sibling, friend or come make a buddy at camp!  

We have one important rule here at Gilchrist Art Camp and that is to HAVE FUN. You won't regret joining us for a Friday, making a friend and taking home a masterpiece.  

 

You do not need to be a part of the week long camp to register for a Friday. Each Friday is a stand alone day with new projects that are started and finished that day. Come create! 

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Meet in Mexico
Aug
28
to Sep 1

Meet in Mexico

Ages: 5 - 13

We have a whole week of fun planned to wrap up our summer! Besides the chips, salsa, piñata and festive tunes.... we have a world of old Mexico to explore.

Campers will get to make large Aztec suns made from several brightly colored clays, strung with wire and ready to warm any room! This week we also dive into colorful mayan masks created by glass and self sculpted ceramics to create a beautiful and funky mosaic ready to hang! Frida Kahlo, one of our favorite artists will be our main inspiration for our Mexican folk art poster painting. Campers will also get to work daily on their beautiful weavings full of color, texture, and pom poms!  Colorful candles, beautiful woven sun catchers bedazzled with all sorts of color beadwork and natural flair and so much more fill this colorful week to wrap up our summer!

  • Meet Me in Mexico
  • Aug 28 - Sept 1
  • Full Day
  • $249  /  $289

 

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Aug
25
9:30 AM09:30

Mad Mad Goes the Scientist

Join us this Friday for a day of wild and creative fun.  We always start the day off with everyone favorite project... recycled sculptures.

We also incorporate a couple different projects each Friday such as: candle making, ceramics, paintings, themed projects, soap making, candle making, home made ice-cream, tie-dye, silly games, fun challenges, water fun, and more.

Each Friday is a blast, but they fill fast. Sign up with a sibling, friend or come make a buddy at camp!  

We have one important rule here at Gilchrist Art Camp and that is to HAVE FUN. You won't regret joining us for a Friday, making a friend and taking home a masterpiece.  

 

You do not need to be a part of the week long camp to register for a Friday. Each Friday is a stand alone day with new projects that are started and finished that day. Come create! 

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Mad Scientist
Aug
21
to Aug 25

Mad Scientist

Ages: 5 - 13

Who doest love a crazy mad scientist to inspire a little mess and creativity? We do... and we have week of experiment, mess, and lots of creative plans to form a weeks worth of masterpieces! This week we will be getting our hands messy in goop and slime, experimenting with colorful exploding bath bombs,  elephant toothpaste, and all sorts of messy lab potions, crystals and experiments.  We will also get to work creating beautiful prints using some of the messy lab techniques we discover, finishing a painting on canvas, and getting creative with an extra large lump of clay for a ceramic masterpiece!  Don't miss this week of wacky fun and creativity~ 

  • Mad Scientist 
  • Aug 21 - Aug 25
  • Full Day
  • $249  /  $289

 

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Aug
18
9:30 AM09:30

Tropical Gangsterz

Join us this Friday for a day of wild and creative fun.  We always start the day off with everyone favorite project... recycled sculptures.

We also incorporate a couple different projects each Friday such as: candle making, ceramics, paintings, themed projects, soap making, candle making, home made ice-cream, tie-dye, silly games, fun challenges, water fun, and more.

Each Friday is a blast, but they fill fast. Sign up with a sibling, friend or come make a buddy at camp!  

We have one important rule here at Gilchrist Art Camp and that is to HAVE FUN. You won't regret joining us for a Friday, making a friend and taking home a masterpiece.  

 

You do not need to be a part of the week long camp to register for a Friday. Each Friday is a stand alone day with new projects that are started and finished that day. Come create! 

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Plenty in Paradise
Aug
14
to Aug 18

Plenty in Paradise

Ages: 5 - 13

Everyone loves a week in tropical bliss and this week is just that. We will be creating all things that remind us of a white sandy beaches and deep blue oceans.  This week campers will work on a 3 hook jacket rack in either the shape of a surfboard or a mermaid tail. Campers will have full freedom to decorate and collage their tropical coat racks with polaroids (shot all week) paper, paint, prints, glitter, and tropical decals of all sorts. A fun piece to hang and use for years of long lasting summer memories. Campers will also make tiedye ice candles, tropical soaps, and a large mixed media oil pastel and water color of botanical leaves and lush flowers. Campers will also sculpt 9” tiki men ceramic portraits that will be fired with a rustic glaze and strung with wire ready to display. Campers will also paint a bold, bright, big and beautiful toucan on canvas! Candy filled leis, luau games, and homemade tropical ice-cream fill this week of summer fun! Don’t miss this camp - its a favorite!

  • Plenty in Paradise
  • Aug 14 -18
  • Full Day
  • $249  /  $289

 

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Aug
11
3:30 AM03:30

Its a Fun-Filled Lazy Day Friday

Join us this Friday for a day of wild and creative fun.  We always start the day off with everyone favorite project... recycled sculptures.

We also incorporate a couple different projects each Friday such as: candle making, ceramics, paintings, themed projects, soap making, candle making, home made ice-cream, tie-dye, silly games, fun challenges, water fun, and more.

Each Friday is a blast, but they fill fast. Sign up with a sibling, friend or come make a buddy at camp!  

We have one important rule here at Gilchrist Art Camp and that is to HAVE FUN. You won't regret joining us for a Friday, making a friend and taking home a masterpiece.  

 

You do not need to be a part of the week long camp to register for a Friday. Each Friday is a stand alone day with new projects that are started and finished that day. Come create! 

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Lazy Day Camp
Aug
7
to Aug 11

Lazy Day Camp

Ages: 5 - 13

Every kid wants a lazy week in summer, right? Our very own campers designed this camp last summer and we are excited to see it develop into one of our most popular weeks! Lazy camp is full of our favorite lazy-day activities... Campers get to have all the fun and counselors do all the work! This week campers will sculpt and glaze their very own “bearly awake” mug to use on all those lazy mornings. This week we will also be tye-dying pillow cases with ice cubes and then screen their favorite phrase onto it for a nightly reminder... Campers will make their own potato chips Tuesday morning before departing for this week’s lazy field trip to Cinetopia to watch Emoji Express! 

Roll out of bed Wednesday because its PJ day at camp and campers will be making their own colorful and scented bath bombs and rainbow stacked soaps. Too lazy to move? Each afternoon we will have “Lazy stations” set up for campers to sit at and create!  Painting, printmaking, and lots of fun for kids to get as creative as possible without too much effort ;-)

  • Lazy Day Camp
  • Aug 7 - 11
  • Full Day
  • $249  /  $289

 

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Aug
4
3:30 AM03:30

Rock and Roll, Kids!

Join us this Friday for a day of wild and creative fun.  We always start the day off with everyone favorite project... recycled sculptures.

We also incorporate a couple different projects each Friday such as: candle making, ceramics, paintings, themed projects, soap making, candle making, home made ice-cream, tie-dye, silly games, fun challenges, water fun, and more.

Each Friday is a blast, but they fill fast. Sign up with a sibling, friend or come make a buddy at camp!  

We have one important rule here at Gilchrist Art Camp and that is to HAVE FUN. You won't regret joining us for a Friday, making a friend and taking home a masterpiece.  

 

You do not need to be a part of the week long camp to register for a Friday. Each Friday is a stand alone day with new projects that are started and finished that day. Come create! 

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Camp Gilchrist Has Talent
Jul
31
to Aug 4

Camp Gilchrist Has Talent

Ages: 5 - 13

This is always a crazy week of fun! Its "MAKE A MOVIE" week and its a fun one! Join your team in a writing the script, plotting the story line, filming the scenes, bloopers, and all the extra shots with props designed and created by you! Campers spend the mornings working on props and personal art and the afternoons filming their hollywood hit! The movie will be finished by Thursday and shown to the camp Friday. Campers will each receive a dvd with each teams movie including their own as well as some fun “extras” from the week. 

This week campers will also get the chance to: Work with clay and build their own ceramic wall piece, make homemade ice cream, work on a water color, and make their own tie-dye t-shirts with their team logo personally screened on the shirt. Don’t miss this week of film and fun!

  • Camp Gilchrist Has Talent 
  • July 31 - Aug 4
  • Full Day 
  • $249  /  $289

 

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Vitamin Sea
Jul
31
to Aug 3

Vitamin Sea

Ages: 3-5

Get a big dose of vitamin sea this week at our ocean inspired camp for littles! Mermaids, pirates, sea horses and a whole lots more join you in a week of tropical bliss. Lots of fun art pieces to take home including: ceramics, paintings, prints, and a bundle of themed pieces.

  • Vitamin Sea
  • July 31 - Aug 3
  • Half Day
  • $130

 

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Jul
28
3:30 AM03:30

Portland's Finest ( all about portland)

Join us this Friday for a day of wild and creative fun.  We always start the day off with everyone favorite project... recycled sculptures.

We also incorporate a couple different projects each Friday such as: candle making, ceramics, paintings, themed projects, soap making, candle making, home made ice-cream, tie-dye, silly games, fun challenges, water fun, and more.

Each Friday is a blast, but they fill fast. Sign up with a sibling, friend or come make a buddy at camp!  

We have one important rule here at Gilchrist Art Camp and that is to HAVE FUN. You won't regret joining us for a Friday, making a friend and taking home a masterpiece.  

 

You do not need to be a part of the week long camp to register for a Friday. Each Friday is a stand alone day with new projects that are started and finished that day. Come create! 

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Portlandia
Jul
24
to Jul 28

Portlandia

Ages: 5 - 13

We live in a beautiful state, but we also live in one fun and funky city! This week we celebrate everything we love about Portland. Not only is Portland known for its creative artists, ice-cream and donuts are some of Portland’s greatest tourists spots as well...so were making our own! We have a donut expert coming in to teach us how to make our own funky donuts drizzled with wild & colorful toppings.  We will also be stirring up some of the craziest icecream flavors all week long and  enjoying them with our homemade waffle cones!  Campers will work all week on their 12” ceramic tiled mosaic of their favorite 12 icons representing Portland! Each camper will also pencil in their favorite portland bridge onto a ceramic plate that will be painted and fired for a Portland keepsake from the week! Campers will also spend daily time working on their large scenic print of Portland’s city scape and their funky 3D self portraits ready to be hung! Picnic lunches at the park within walking distance, fun field games and a special field trip to the Portland Art Museum fill this week of iconic Portland fun. 

  • Portlandia
  • July 24 - 28
  • Full Day
  • $249  /  $289

 

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Jul
21
9:30 AM09:30

Hippie Watermelon Party

Join us this Friday for a day of wild and creative fun.  We always start the day off with everyone favorite project... recycled sculptures.

We also incorporate a couple different projects each Friday such as: candle making, ceramics, paintings, themed projects, soap making, candle making, home made ice-cream, tie-dye, silly games, fun challenges, water fun, and more.

Each Friday is a blast, but they fill fast. Sign up with a sibling, friend or come make a buddy at camp!  

We have one important rule here at Gilchrist Art Camp and that is to HAVE FUN. You won't regret joining us for a Friday, making a friend and taking home a masterpiece.  

 

You do not need to be a part of the week long camp to register for a Friday. Each Friday is a stand alone day with new projects that are started and finished that day. Come create! 

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Hippie Child
Jul
17
to Jul 21

Hippie Child

Ages: 5 - 13

All things Hippie - This is one of our favorite weeks of camp! Come get get groovy and enjoy the flower power of summer! Campers will each make their own  pillows - painted, stuffed and sewn for a bit of flair to add to your bed!   Campers will also get to spend time working on their own flashy and funky weaving with all sorts of colorful yarns! We have new tools this year for making the coolest weavings and pom poms for added tassel fun! This week campers will also work on bring and beautiful tie-dye t-shirts,  rainbow stacked soaps, Boho jelly fish styled wind-chime or dream catchers. Campers will also make tall ceramic vases shaped as a person that also hold a funky succulent plant at the top as wild hair.  Georgia O’Keeffe inspired large water color flowers with black dripped medium for a beautiful bold detail and stepping stone mosaics with a personal messages added! Lots of hippie games, lunch at the park, chalk painting, and crazy new team challenges all week long. If you love color, getting messy with nature and wild with summer fun- this camp is for you!

    • Hippie Child
    • July 17 - 21
    • Full Day
    • $249  /  $289 

     

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    Jul
    14
    9:30 AM09:30

    The Star War Finals on Friday

    Join us this Friday for a day of wild and creative fun.  We always start the day off with everyone favorite project... recycled sculptures.

    We also incorporate a couple different projects each Friday such as: candle making, ceramics, paintings, themed projects, soap making, candle making, home made ice-cream, tie-dye, silly games, fun challenges, water fun, and more.

    Each Friday is a blast, but they fill fast. Sign up with a sibling, friend or come make a buddy at camp!  

    We have one important rule here at Gilchrist Art Camp and that is to HAVE FUN. You won't regret joining us for a Friday, making a friend and taking home a masterpiece.  

     

    You do not need to be a part of the week long camp to register for a Friday. Each Friday is a stand alone day with new projects that are started and finished that day. Come create! 

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    The Empire Strikes Star Wars
    Jul
    10
    to Jul 14

    The Empire Strikes Star Wars

    Ages: 5 - 13

    Last year's favorite camp has returned with a whole new week of Star Wars projects and fun!  This camp was created for you to use each piece of art that you make to decorate a room in your home! Come make a Star Wars poster using a large tray of gelatin and layers of color and design.  The death star will come to life as a ceramic/glass mosaic turned into a working wall clock to tell time for years to come! Each camper will get to create a ceramic "light side/dark side" switch plate for your bedroom light, an acrylic painting of your favorite scene, sculptures and much more!  Outdoor/indoor games, challenges, and friendly team competition fill this week of fun. This camp will fill fast, save your seat today!

      • The Empire Strikes Star Wars
      • July 10 - 14
      • Full Day
      • $249  /  $289

       

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      Jul
      7
      9:30 AM09:30

      Fireworks Friday - America the Great!

      Join us this Friday for a day of wild and creative fun.  We always start the day off with everyone favorite project... recycled sculptures.

      We also incorporate a couple different projects each Friday such as: candle making, ceramics, paintings, themed projects, soap making, candle making, home made ice-cream, tie-dye, silly games, fun challenges, water fun, and more.

      Each Friday is a blast, but they fill fast. Sign up with a sibling, friend or come make a buddy at camp!  

      We have one important rule here at Gilchrist Art Camp and that is to HAVE FUN. You won't regret joining us for a Friday, making a friend and taking home a masterpiece.  

       

      You do not need to be a part of the week long camp to register for a Friday. Each Friday is a stand alone day with new projects that are started and finished that day. Come create! 

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      America the Great
      Jul
      3
      to Jul 7

      America the Great

      Ages: 5 - 13

      (No camp Tuesday July 4th)

      Monday we are kicking things off early with a 4th of July party all day! Campers will get to make their own statue of liberty crowns ready to wear for the next day’s festivities, red white and blue soaps, and enjoy patriotic face paint, festive treats and much more. 

      Campers will return Wednesday to work on their own large scale mixed media grand ol American flag painting, have fun printing on sheets of gelatin, paint and print funky Lady Liberty paintings, hand dipped candles, patriotic ceramics and will wrap the week up with a timeless all american wind chime to proudly hand on your front porch!

      • America The Great
      • July 3,5,6,7 (no camp Tuesday, July 4)
      • Full Day
      • $249

       

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      Jun
      30
      9:30 AM09:30

      Willy Wonka's Friday

      Join us this Friday for a day of wild and creative fun.  We always start the day off with everyone favorite project... recycled sculptures.

      We also incorporate a couple different projects each Friday such as: candle making, ceramics, paintings, themed projects, soap making, candle making, home made ice-cream, tie-dye, silly games, fun challenges, water fun, and more.

      Each Friday is a blast, but they fill fast. Sign up with a sibling, friend or come make a buddy at camp!  

      We have one important rule here at Gilchrist Art Camp and that is to HAVE FUN. You won't regret joining us for a Friday, making a friend and taking home a masterpiece.  

       

      You do not need to be a part of the week long camp to register for a Friday. Each Friday is a stand alone day with new projects that are started and finished that day. Come create! 

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      Willy Wonka's World of Wonder
      Jun
      26
      to Jun 30

      Willy Wonka's World of Wonder

      Ages: 5 - 13

      Join us at camp for a wild and wonky ride through a week of wonder. Willy Wonka is a favorite at Gilchrist Art Camp and we have a week of fun planned to celebrate the silly ideas behind it all.  Each camper will make chocolate play dough, edible donuts, funky flavored ice-cream, crazy confetti pancakes, cookie pizzas, and edible tea cups... and our art will match it all!  Ceramics, mosaics, acrylic paintings, soap, funky sculptures, wind chimes and a night light switch sculpted and painted by you are some of the projects on our list for the week. games, lunch at the park, team challenges and silly competitions fill this week of funky fun! 

      • Willy Wonkas World of Wonder
      • June 26 - 30
      • Full Day
      • $249  /  $289 

       

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