Come join a week of fun projects, activities, and games as you learn about art!

Camps are below and are in the order they will appear this Summer (June-August)

Early Bird Discount – If summer camp registration is received by May 22nd, $10 will be deducted from your registration total.

Sibling Discount – For each sibling included in a registration, $10 will be deducted from your registration total. For example, a registration with three siblings would receive a $20 discount.

Multiple Camp Discount – For each additional camp that a specific student registers for, $10 will be deducted from your registration total. For example, a student registering for three camps would receive a $20 discount.

Referral Discount – Help F.G.I. reach new students! For each new student (that has not taken F.G.I. studio classes or camps before) that registers for camps as a result of your reference, $10 will be deducted from your registration total. Simply have the referred student mention your name in the registration form (in the How did you hear about F.G.I's Summer Art Camps? field) to ensure that the connection is made. There is no limit to how many referral discounts you can earn.

All of the discounts are cumulative, and can be utilized in combination to lower your registration fees.


Homemade Printmaking:

Come explore printmaking! We will use many different materials, even everyday household items, to create our own printmaking tools that will later be used to decorate and add imagery to paper, and clothing. You won't wanna miss this one-of-a-kind camp where students will have a creative experience they will never forget! On Friday the kids will put together a small showcase to display what they did all week. 

Teacher: Mary Sorteberg Langewisch
Ages: 10-15
Price: $100 per child + $15 supply fee
Supplies: 11 x 14 in. Sketchbook, drawing pencils, please come to class in clothes that can get paint on them.



Camp: 

June 5th-9th from 9:00am-12:00pm each day (showcase on Friday from 11:00-12:00)


Plants in Watercolor:

Learn the medium of watercolor and achieving its elegant glow. Basic techniques will be taught including brush work, color mixing, and the application of mixed media such as colored pencil, pens, and Sharpie.  Work on copying types of plants, leaves, and flowers from pictures and nature. Create a finished painting of a mini plant family applying individual artistic style and interpretation using the learned techniques and mediums. 

Teacher: Mary Sorteberg Langewisch
Ages: 12-18
Price: $100 per student + $5 material fee
Supplies: 11 x 14 in. sketchbook
 

Camp 1 :

July 10th-14th from 10:00am-12:00pm (Showcase on Friday from 3:30-4:00)

Camp 2:

July 10th-14th from 1:00-3:00pm (Showcase on Friday from 3:30-4:00)

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Make a Computer Game

Make a real video game from start to finish! We will walk through the creation of an entire computer game, with detailed explanations along the way. Students will learn basic programming concepts and how video games are put together behind the scenes. By the end of the camp, students will have a finished game with their own creative touch!

Teacher: Ryan Langewisch
Ages: 12+
Price: $75 per student
Supplies: Students are required to provide their own Windows laptop in order to run the game making software.

Camp:

July 10th-12th from 6:00pm-8:00pm


Creative Story Writing:

Does your student love writing stories and want to expand his or her skills? Together, we’ll explore creative writing using examples, exercises, and games. Each student will create characters, develop a plot, build their story world, and write their own short story. Sign up today for an exciting week of learning how to craft a story.

Teacher: Zachary Totah
Ages: 13+
Price: $100 per student
Supplies: Laptop or tablet with Microsoft Word or equivalent word processing program. Notebook and pen/pencil encouraged for brainstorming.

Camp 1:

July 10th-14th from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Camp 2:

July 17th-21st from 6:00pm-8:00pm


Mixed Media Explorations:

"Why not!" That's the theme of the week here for Mixed Media Exploration! We will have the best fun creating art projects and tools that combine different mediums such as yarn, old CD's, paint, salt, balloons and more. Art games, warm ups, and a group project will also be apart of this exciting week!

Teacher: Mary Sorteberg Langewisch
Ages: 7-11
Price: $100 per student + $15 Material fee
Supplies: 11 x 14 in sketchbook and clothes to get paint on.

Camp:

July 17th-21st from 9:30am-12:00pm

 


Explore Knitting:

Does your student love crafting or art but is ready for a whole new creative medium? Does he/she know how to knit, but isn’t sure how to create unique projects all their own?  The Explore Knitting Camp is designed to give your student a chance to learn the basics of knitting and its history and uses, develop project planning skills, and give them the space to be creative in their own unique way. Great for total beginners as well as those ready to take their skill to the next level! For a creative week of knitting, friendship, and fun, sign up for Explore Knitting today! 

Teacher: Karisa Noble
Ages: 11+
Price: $100 per student + $10 material fee
Supplies: Bring a notebook and pencil for brainstorming. May also bring yarn and/or needles to supplement the supplies provided, but not necessary.

Camp:

July 17th-21st from 2:00pm-5:00pm


Music Collides with Art

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This camp will be like nothing you've ever attended before! You've seen music and art work together side by side, such as classical music in an art gallery or on a stage in dance and theater, but what if they could conjoin?! What would it look like?! What would it sound like?! Come join a week of learning about how to interpret music into art and vis versa. Choose music and learn to represent what you hear through painting and drawing. Brush up on the basic components of music and art, learn about the history of music and art, and then learn about the famous creative minds from both subjects. Present your finished artwork pieces along with playing the music that inspired it in the Showcase on the Saturday following the camp.

Teachers: Bethany Vrieswyk and Mary Sorteberg Langewisch
Ages: 12+
Price: $145 per student + $5 material fee
Supplies: Sketchbook, notebook, iPad, or laptop

Camp:

July 24th-28th from 9:00am-12:00pm (Saturday Showcase  July 29th evening Time TBD between 4:00-8:00pm)


Board Game Design:

Let your creativity run wild as you design your own board game! Students will work in groups to develop a board game from initial idea to playable prototype. They will learn brainstorming techniques, testing strategies, and how to iterate on their design quickly in order to make appropriate changes. The skills learned aren't limited to board games, but instead are fundamentals of working on creative projects in general.

Teacher: Ryan Langewisch
Ages: 10+
Price: $75 per student
 

Camp:

July 31st-August 2nd from 6:00pm-8:00pm


Understanding abstract art:

What is abstract art? Why is it admired? How is it created? How do you make sense of it? Come join us as we explore the elements and principles of design through pastel, paint, paper and more. Learn how to appreciate abstract art from master artists from the present and throughout history. Learn to create your own abstract final series to display at the Showcase.

Teacher: Mary Sorteberg Langewisch
Ages: 12+
Price: $100 per students + $10 supply fee
Supplies: 11 x 14 in. sketchbook


Camp:

July 31st-August 4th from 1:00-4:00pm (Showcase on Friday from 3:00-4:00)


Teacher Bios

Bethany Vrieswyk

Bethany has spent her entire life immersed in the culture of music. From the time when she was a toddler and sat with her dad while he played the guitar, and at the age of four when she began piano and music theory lessons, music has been a huge part of who she is. Bethany trained in piano for sixteen years, beginning at the Children’s Music Academy, and studied under a variety of different teachers. She has studied under a professional jazz musician, as well as a variety of classical and contemporary musicians. She’s accompanied choirs and orchestras as a pianist, and spent several years contributing her voice and piano skills to church music ministries, as well as her talent as a violinist and violist. She’s also been musically involved in multiple high school drama programs and community events. When not contributing to the community with her music, Bethany enjoys writing her own music and playing guitar, violin, viola, and ukulele. Bethany started developing a passion for teaching in high school, and now has been teaching for three years. Her passion is for crafting unique musicians who make music their own in every way that they can. In the future, she hopes to teach a wider group of students, begin offering group music classes, and study music therapy. 


Zachary Totah

Zachary Totah has been writing stories for nine years, which lets him imagine the impossible, dream the unbelievable, and explore the uncharted. He has a passion for telling compelling stories and for sharing what he’s learned about creative writing. He’s also been blogging for two years and has a fondness for topics such as Marvel movies and Lord of the Rings.

Zachary's Blog: http://zacharytotah.com/

 


Karisa Noble

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Karisa Noble learned to knit at age eight, catching the passion and excitement of the craft ten years later when she began knitting blankets for babies and toddlers. This passion to knit with a purpose and bless others with her craft influences every project she makes, the business she owns, and her time mentoring other knitters, young and old alike!


Ryan Langewisch

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Ryan Langewisch has been programming computer games for over a decade. At age 12, he (along with his older brother) found an early version of Game Maker on the internet, and became fascinated with the world of possibilities introduced by programming. After years of self-teaching, he went on to study Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines, graduating with his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science in December of 2015. Ryan now works as a Software Engineer for the web conferencing and collaboration company ReadyTalk in downtown Denver. Ryan believes that more kids should have opportunities to be exposed to programming, and is passionate about passing on his knowledge to interested students!

Ryan's Email: rlangewi(at)gmail.com
Ryan's Blog: www.ludolodge.com
Ryan on Twitter: @rlangewi