Gilchrist Art Camp
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Camps & Classes

Gilchrist's Final Force of the Jedi
Jun
18
to Jun 22

Gilchrist's Final Force of the Jedi

Ages 5.5 - 12  

Kick your summer off with last year's favorite camp - but with a whole new spin!  Join us for a week of all things star-wars! We have a full week planned with new paintings, sculptures, dark side slime, homemade Yoda ice-cream, epic character shaped ceramics you won't want to miss! Campers will also make their own star galaxy tie-dye t-shirts and silk screen a star wars character based on which side they prefer to join...the light side or the dark side!  Thursday we will be joining the dark side, making and enjoying Darth Vader waffles, playing death star games and wrapping up our final steps on the projects from the week. Fun team games and challenges, outdoor play and masterpieces (your star-wars fans will be proud to take home) fill this week of fun! 

  • Gilchrist's Final Force of the Jedi
  • July 16 - July 20
  • Full Day (9:30 - 3:30) pre/post care (8am - 5pm) available 
  • $279 / $320 
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Hogwart's School of Magical Mess
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Hogwart's School of Magical Mess

Ages: 5.5 - 12

Head to camp with Harry Potter's magical fun filling your week with mess and creativity! Each camper will make a look-alike wand just like Harry's himself, head to honeydukes to work with a potion master for a fun afternoon making bubbling potions and chocolate frogs. Camper will also get to make a special glass fusion piece, ceramics, candles, and a fun step-by-step "Potter painting" on canvas. Friday we wrap the week up with themed bingo, a special themed project, butterbeer popcorn, games and much more. 

  • Hogwart's School of Magical Mess  
  • June 25 - June 29
  • Full Day (9:30 - 3:30) pre/post care (8am - 5pm) available 
  • $279 / $320 
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Gilchrist's Golden Globes
Jul
2
to Jul 6

Gilchrist's Golden Globes

Ages: 5.5 - 12

MOVIE MAKING! join us for a week of wild and fun movie making. This camp is a hit every year... campers will gather with their teams to come up with a story line, script, costume design and daily time allowed for prop creations! Campers will then have afternoons to act, produce and create their masterpiece movie! Its always a super fun week and campers will then get a dvd of everyone's movies from the week, bloopers, and a slideshow of the week's fun! Campers will also get their hands messy with ceramics, tie-dye, slime and more. Games, outdoor and indoor fun and a whole lot of funny moments fill this week with memories forever. NO CAMP WEDNESDAY -4th of July. This camp is Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday. 

Don't miss this broadway production! 

  • Gilchrist's Golden Globes 
  • July 2 - July 6 (NO CAMP WEDNESDAY THE 4TH)
  • Full Day (9:30 - 3:30) pre/post care (8am - 5pm) available 
  • $299  
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Oregon's Bridges to Beaches
Jul
9
to Jul 13

Oregon's Bridges to Beaches

Ages 5.5 - 12

We love the green state we live in...not to mention the funky and beautiful city that surrounds us. So this week we tip our hats to the great Northwest where the ocean is our backyard and the mountains our front!  Come work on a beautiful coastal painting with everyone's favorite Haystack rock. Ceramic sculpted salmon plates glazed with a new technique sure to wow your friends, hand dipped candles, calming lavender soaps, and mount hood coffee cups or city scape bridge plates fill our week with local fun!  Campers will also make their own ice-cream, and have a camp wide donut challenge in honor of our tasty Portland donut shop. Portland style bingo, indoor/outdoor fun and much more fill this favorite week of ours. 

pending: field trip to salt and straw on NW 23rd. 

  • Oregon's Bridges to Beaches 
  • July 9 - July 13
  • Full Day (9:30 - 3:30) pre/post care (8am - 5pm) available 
  • $279 / $320 
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Happiest Camp on Earth
Jul
16
to Jul 20

Happiest Camp on Earth

Ages: 5.5 - 12

This long awaited week campers have requested for years is finally here! Mickey and his friends fill this week with magic in the most colorful way.  Join us for a week where each day is a different theme based on one of the classic and favorite movies that have filled most everyone's childhood. Campers will spend the week working on recycled wall-e tin robots, Ariel's under the sea bath bombs and soaps, Mickey's magical slime, neverland glass fusion candy dishes, Chips ceramic tea cup, a very special painting on canvasand on Friday we will wrap the week up with a very happy mad hatters unbirthday to everyone! Disney bingo, snow white games, home-made snacks and lots more fill this week of sparkle and fun - don't miss it!

  • Happiest Camp on Earth 
  • July 16 - July 20
  • Full Day (9:30 - 3:30) pre/post care (8am - 5pm) available 
  • $279 / $320 
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Jul
16
to Jul 19

Over the Rainbow We Go

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Ages: 3 - 5

Your glitter dreams just came true! This week is filled with color, magic  and everything shiny and make-believe. From unicorns and dinosaurs to glittery fairies and dragons...your little ones will create masterpieces all week long.

Each day we will stretch our imagination with different forms of art including: tie-dye t-shirts, fairy houses, ceramics, dinosaur paintings, unicorn slime and so much more.  Daily bubbles, stories, themed snacks and games fill our mornings with magical fun.  Don't miss this week of sparkle explosion! 

  • Over the Rainbow We Go
  • July 16 - 20
  • Half Day
  • $130
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Lazy Days of Summer
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Lazy Days of Summer

Ages: 5.5 - 12

 

The lazy days of summer - designed by you campers!  This week we will enjoy the simplicity of a summer with kick-back creative stations all week long.  We've got everything from ceramics, watercolor and simple beading stations. Home-made potato chips, small group step by step paintings on canvas, tye-dye t-shirts to sleep in, deliciously scented and colorful bath bombs,  sleepy soaps, and lavender bean bags to calm you to sleep...all made by you campers! We also have a fun field trip planned to Cinetopia to cap off a week of creative laziness. 

  • Lazy Days of Summer 
  • July 23 - July 27
  • Full Day (9:30 - 3:30) pre/post care (8am - 5pm) available 
  • $279 / $320 
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Zoofari's Paws and Paintbrushes
Jul
30
to Aug 3

Zoofari's Paws and Paintbrushes

Ages 5.5 - 12

One of our favorite weeks in summer - this animal loving camp is sure to leave you wanting more! Campers will make the 3D animal heads they all love. Sculpted from some of our favorite self heating paper-mache product, painted and then ready to hang, brown bear inspired ceramics sculpted and glazed and ready to use. Tye-dye t-shirts, a special lama(or animal of your choosing) inspired project and monochromatic paintings on canvas. We will also bus from the studio to the Oregon Zoo for a special field trip day full of scavenger hunt fun.

Don't miss this favorite week at camp! 

  • Zoofari's Paws and Paintbrushes
  • July 30 - August 3
  • Full Day (9:30 - 3:30) pre/post care (8am - 5pm) available 
  • $279 / $320 
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Why Not Wild West!
Aug
13
to Aug 17

Why Not Wild West!

Ages 5.5 - 12

Kick off your boots - this isn't our first rodeo! We have a fun and wild western week planned for you! Wanted paintings, snake skin slime, really cool cactus ceramic cups to hold your toothbrush, a special glass buffalo projects, chips and salsa snacks, sheriff badges, 3D wood sculptures, edible teepee snacks, and a color batik lesson and step by step project for all campers! Andy Warhol inspired printed posters ready to frame and hang and a wild day of sculptures to let your wild west imagination sore. Lots of team challenges, outdoor fun and masterpieces fill this week. 

Field-trip planned to local berry farm for a day of wild play, berry picking and milkshake creations! 

  • Why Not Wild West!
  • August 13 - August 17
  • Full Day (9:30 - 3:30) pre/post care (8am - 5pm) available 
  • $279 / $320 
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Aug
13
to Aug 16

Color me Carle

Ages: 3 - 5

This week is based on everyone's favorite children's author, Eric Carle. His books have inspired us for years and this week we are making our own masterpieces inspired by his talented work. Brown bear Brown bear, The very hungry caterpiller, The grouchy ladybug and more fill our mornings with story, design and color.  Campers will be painting on canvas, making flavorful and colorful play dough, sculpting with clay, dying t-shirts, making prints, and themed projects based on what we read and discover. Daily story time, snacks and games also fill our day.  Don't miss this iconic week of colorful mess and fun! 

  • Color Me Carle
  • Aug 6 -9
  • Half Day
  • $130
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Dreamers and Creators
Aug
20
to Aug 24

Dreamers and Creators

Ages 5.5 - 12

We are so excited about this new camp! Its already been a huge hit and we are looking forward to introducing such a fun piece into a week long camp.  This week each camper will be given a blank and beautiful 22x8x23 wood house assembled and ready for you to create a dream doll house, book shelf, castle or house of your imaginative dreams!  Each day campers will get time to paint, design and sculpt pieces for their house, paint the walls, roof, add glitter, people, beds, wallpaper, themed rooms, and so much more to their masterpiece.  We will be using tons of product to create anything you can imagine for your mansion! We did a similar camp with a wood box years ago and campers + parents have asked for it since. We've been looking for just the right product to do it again and found it! You won't want to miss this week at camp! 

Ceramics, paintings, and more also fill this week of dreaming and creating! 

  • August 20 - August 24 
  • Full Day (9:30 - 3:30) pre/post care (8am - 5pm) available 
  • $279 / $320 
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Hawaiian Hullabaloo
Aug
27
to Aug 31

Hawaiian Hullabaloo

 

Ages: 5.5 - 12

One of our very favorite camps wraps the summer up with a big tropical luau! This week we will be celebrating all things we love from all the different topics around the world, especially our favorite islands, Hawaii! Join us for a week filled with colorful paintings, home-made waffle cones and tropical flavored ice-cream, tropical sculptures, sea inspired ceramics,  beautiful glass fusion and mosaic pieces, sparkly slime, the dye and much more! 

Water games, indoor and outdoor fun, team challenges and much more full this week of tropical bliss!

Ages: 5.5 - 12

  • Hawaiian Hullabaloo 
  • Aug 27 - Aug 31 
  • Full Day (9:30 - 3:30) pre/post care (8am - 5pm) available 
  • $279 / $320 
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Spring Break Camp 2018
Mar
26
to Mar 30

Spring Break Camp 2018

Spring Break Camp 2018

The World is Your Oyster

Ages: 5.5 - 12

We have a week packed with all your favorite projects so that you can enjoy your spring break to the max! Don't sit at home, join us at the studio for a week of color, creativity, cooking, land and sea art, masterpieces on canvas and wood, glass work, clay and much mug more.  New games and challenges both indoor and outdoor, treats and loads of fun. Don't miss it!

Select a few days or register for the whole week! Daily registration is available during this week of camp, space permitting. Limited space, so register soon to hold your seat! 

  • The World is Our Oyster: Spring Break Camp 2018
  • March 26 - 30
  • Full Day 9:30 - 3:30 (pre/post care 8am -  5pm available daily) 
  • $65 - $320 
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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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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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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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