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East Aurora, NY, 14052
United States


MUSEjar is a dynamic art studio and carefully curated art shop, built to foster creativity and inspiration in both artists and aspiring creatives. We offer a wide variety of workshops and private events for all ages.

Kids Summer Art Camps

2018 kids summer art camps are here!

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Registration for this Summer Camp is currently closed.

This a week-long camp held daily from Monday, July 15th through Friday, July 19th, 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Join us for a week-long camp, as we explore ART and its mediums with MUSEjar’s team. This camp will introduce us to Clay, Photography, Painting, Drawing, the Fiber Arts, as well as Creative Writing. Our goal is to inspire, introduce, and encourage students to “FIND THEIR MUSE” in what excites them to keep creating.

Each day will focus on a specific medium with a new Instructor and will be filled with a variety of activities ranging from hand building clay, exploration in painting and color, a fresh take on the drawn self-portrait, and the chance to explore and capture the EA village through photos! Students will be leaving with a “FIND YOUR MUSE” camp kit to keep them on track for the rest of the summer!

Ages: 8 - 12 years old

Materials: The registration fee for this camp includes all instruction, equipment use during camp, and materials for 5 days of sessions, where we will explore different techniques together and work on projects that you will take home with you at the end of the camp. Registration also includes a daily snack and a camp bag. Please let us know if there are any food restrictions or allergies we should be aware of. If you would like to send your child to camp with their own personal snacks and beverages, they are welcome to bring them. Students are required to bring their own packed lunch.

Studio supplies will be included, though we do have some special instructions for camp!

-We do ask that students bring a small towel (ok to get dirty) for Clay on Monday, July 15th.

**Students clay projects will be available for pick up approx. 2.5 to 3.5 weeks after class, depending on drying times.

- DIGITAL CAMERA OR CAMERA PHONE to use during the Photography day on Tuesday, July 16th. Students will be outside capturing that day, so comfortable shoes and sunscreen are strongly suggested.

**If students do not have access to a digital camera or camera phone, please contact MUSEjar to discuss an alternative option.

Instructors: Sarah Whitehead of Rusted Wheel Pottery

Sarah is a communication professional, potter, and workshop instructor at MUSEjar. She enjoys teaching students hand building and the detail that goes into functional art, with the goal of creating an appreciation for handmade pottery. In her spare time, she can be found attempting to use watercolors and looking for unique items to press into clay to create texture.

Lisa Pimental

A newcomer to the WNY region and a former high school photography teacher, Lisa is a graduate of San Jose State University where she discovered her love for all things image-making. While she enjoys any medium that allows her to explore creatively, Lisa loves any process that allows her to combine old, traditional techniques with new, current methods.

Allyson Demski

Ally has worked full-time in marketing and advertising for the last 6 years and is also currently attending Buffalo State’s Art Education Program to pursue her longtime goal of becoming an art teacher. She previously received a degree from SUNY Fredonia with a concentration in Fine Art and Communications. She has always loved drawing and painting, but she currently works mainly with digital art and embroidery. She believes every person should have the opportunity to use art as an expression.

Vanessa Frost

As a full-time artist and owner of MUSEjar, Vanessa finds inspiration and joy in teaching art. Art is a language that is often forgotten about and it's amazing what happens once it's tapped into. Her background is fine art and film production, with a degree from The University of Vermont. She loves mixed media and currently works mainly with acrylics, but she is constantly exploring and experimenting with all other mediums.

Tami Fuller-Selph

Tami is a modern fiber artist, whose work merges traditional foundations with today’s textured techniques, and vibrant colorwork. She enjoys working with multiple fiber media, and is passionate about revitalizing and sparking a new appreciation for the fiber arts through education, and inspiring and empowering a new generation of makers. She is known for Collaborweave, an interactive weaving project which encourages community participation and creative collaboration, and her work has received awards from NY Sheep and Wool.

Emily O‘Connor

Emily graduated from Canisius College with a degree in English and Creative Writing. She has experience working on local Thrive! Magazine and as Canisius Colleges The Griffin newspaper. As a passionate mental health advocate, Emily believes that writing can be used as a positive outlet to help one express their feelings and ideas more effectively than the spoken word.

NOTE: All camps require a minimum number of students to run. Please sign up in advance to help avoid cancellation due to low registration. In the case of a cancellation, you will be notified prior and receive a full refund. Please read our summer camp policies. 

Earlier Event: July 10
Natural Color Explorations
Later Event: July 15
Exploring Photography Camp