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New Orleans-area 2018 summer camp guide: Art 

click to enlarge Campers explore arts and crafts at the NORD Commission’s Youth Summer Camps.

Campers explore arts and crafts at the NORD Commission’s Youth Summer Camps.


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Art Time Summer Camp
705 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 674-2023; www.arttime.biz
Ages: 4-14 years old, coed
Dates: May 30-Aug. 3
Tuition: $60-$300
There are full- and half-day camps, weeklong camps and mini camps available, with different curricula for various ages. Older campers also have an option of Japanese American animation and 3-D programs.

Children's Culture Camp — Easter Break 2018
St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyartassociation.org
Ages: 6-12 years old, coed
Dates: April 2-6
Tuition: $240, $220 for STAA members
Children receive instruction and hands-on experience in drawing, painting and clay work.

CAC Summer Arts Camp
Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3805; www.cacno.org
Ages: 6-14 years old, coed
Dates: July 9-Aug. 3
Tuition: $220 per week, $200 per week museum members
There are classes in music, visual arts, digital arts, theater, cooking and dance.

Country Day Creative Arts Camp
Metairie Park Country Day, 300 Park Road, Metairie, (504) 849-3188; www.countrydaycreativearts.com
Ages: 7-14 years old, coed
Dates: June 11-July 13
Tuition: $1,400 (before April 1), $1,500 (after April 1)
Campers at the five-week camp select five classes out of 30 offered in visual arts, performing arts and sports.

Fingerprints Art Camp
St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyartassociation.org
Ages: 6-12 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-15, June 25-29
Tuition: $220 per week, $200 for STAA members
The weeklong sessions teach campers to draw, paint and create 3-D projects relating to lessons, games and stories that are presented.

Loyola Summer Design Camp
Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-3038; www.loyno.edu/designcamp
Ages: Ninth-12th grade, coed
Dates: June 18-29
Tuition: $425 per week, $750 for two weeks
The camp offers two design experiences: graphic design and interactive design. The graphic design program explores typography, visual narrative, illustration, photography and motion design. The interactive program includes visual narrative, coding, 3-D printing, motion and game design.

MADD Camp
607 Heavens Drive, Mandeville, (985) 845-7111; www.cedarwoodschool.com
Ages: First-seventh grade, coed
Dates: June 18-29, July 9-20
Tuition: $455 per session
Themes for the two-week sessions of Music, Art, Drama and Dance (MADD) camp include "Spy Kidz Mission" (June 18-29) and "Disco Daze" (July 9-20). Professional artists and teachers lead the camps in music, art, drama and dance, with campers designing and creating their own sets and costumes as well as working with stage makeup and lighting. Each sessions culminates with a performance.

Mini Art Center 341 Seguin St.; www.miniartcenter.com
Ages: 6-12 years old, coed
Dates: June-August
Tuition: $225 per week
The weeklong sessions include a variety of art projects, and each week has a different theme: superheroes, summer landscapes, rule breakers of art history and 2-D animated movies. Space is limited to eight students per week.

New Orleans Glassworks Young Adult Summer Workshop
727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7279; www.neworleansglassworks.com
Ages: 9-19 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-Aug. 10
Tuition: Varies by week
The first three-week session (June 4-22) is for ages 10-19 years old; other sessions can accommodate 9-year-olds as well. There are programs in glassblowing, torchworking, metal sculpture, welding, animated flip books, printmaking, bookmaking, architectural sculpture, ceramics and engineering mobiles. Programming differs every week.

NOMA Summer Art Camp
New Orleans City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org
Ages: 5-10 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-Aug. 3
Tuition: $200-$380 per week, $170-$320 per week museum members
The weekly camps help children develop artistic skills in visual and performing arts and teach them about the works of art in the museum's galleries. Morning, afternoon or full-day sessions are available.

Posh Paint Summer Art Camp
3218 Taft Park, Metairie, (504) 835-4155; www.poshpaintpub.com
Ages: 5-13 years old, coed
Dates: May 28-Aug. 10
Tuition: $45 and up
There are single-day, full-day, half-day and weeklong camps where children create work with clay materials, paint on canvas, paint pottery using special techniques and make jewelry. Children also will learn about the lives of artists.

St. Mary's Dominican Studio Art Camp
7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401, ext. 5004; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fifth-ninth grade, girls
Dates: June 18-22
Tuition: $125
The high school's faculty teaches the afternoon camp. Extended care is available.

St. Scholastica Academy Cartooning Camp
122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington, (985) 892-2540, ext. 129; www.ssacad.org
Ages: Fourth-eighth grade, coed
Dates: June 18-22
Tuition: $150 The camp includes an introduction to animation and instruction in the basics of cartoon design. Campers will design a character, animate a walk cycle for it and receive a DVD of their animated character.

St. Scholastica Academy Sculpting Camp
122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington, (985) 892-2540, ext. 129; www.ssacad.org
Ages: Fourth-eighth grade, coed
Dates: June 11-15, June 25-29
Tuition: $150 per week
Campers will create a 3-D wire armature sculpture of a figure and a wire frame and clay to sculpt, mold, bake and paint the character.

Upturn Arts Summer Camp NOLA Spaces, 1719 Toledano St., (504) 390-8399; www.upturnarts.org
Ages: 4-12 years old, coed
Dates: June 5-Aug. 10
Tuition: $68.25 per day, $288.75 per week
Campers participate in music, dance, theater and visual arts every day, plus there visits from local artists, weekly field trips and performances.

YAYA 3322 LaSalle St., (504) 529-3306; www.yayainc.org/summer-camp
Ages: 5-12 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-July 13
Tuition: $180
The visual arts camp includes instruction and projects in drawing, painting, mixed media, glassmaking, ceramics and mosaics.

Young Adult Summer Workshop 727 Magazine St.; www.neworleansglassworks.com
Ages: 9-19 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-Aug. 10
Tuition: Varies
The weeklong sessions include glassblowing instruction, metal sculpting, welding, torchworking, float-building and animated filmmaking. Campers also can learn printmaking, including screen printing, letterpress and woodcut.




GENERAL/VARIED OFFERINGS

OVERNIGHT CAMPS/OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

SPECIAL NEEDS

SPECIALTY CAMPS
Academics | Art | Culinary arts | Cheerleading
Fashion | Language Immersion | Music/dance
Photography/videography | Robotics/computers
Science/nature

SPORTS/FITNESS
Baseball/Softball | Basketball
Football | Gymnastics/tumbling | Other/variety of sports
Soccer | Volleyball | Theater/drama | Video games

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