Summer 2022

Our Summer Program Is 2/3 Full As Of Feb 25.
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It’s our 17th Summer!

MORNINGS

Art Camps
& Workshops

Mon-Fri Camps

Small Groups 

AFTERNOONS

Summer
Art Buffet

Daily – Choose Any

Choose Your Project 

Summer Art Camps & Workshops

Morning classes for all ages - small class sizes

Each Camp or Workshop is 5 days, Mon-Fri.

Overview

Firstlight Summer Camps and Workshops have become so popular they have completely filled up the last few years. We took the focus of a small art class and combined it with the fun of camp activities. It’s become a favorite in our community! These are small camp-like classes. With only 8 – 10 students* in the room, you know everyone will be getting a ton of individual encouragement and instruction!

All of our week-long camps are 9:00 AM until Noon, M-F

Camp art activities are for three hours. At Noon, students must be picked up using our drive through line in the rear of the building (for safety).

Add a daily afternoon session – the Summer Art Buffet.

Students may choose to add the afternoon session too. They’ll need to bring a lunch, and then stay until 3:45 PM. Just sign up for the Summer Art Buffet for any day, or the whole week (register separately!). When you sign up for 5  or more days, you get an automatic discount.

Coming & Going: Morning drop off is not available before 8:45 am without special request & payment. Please CALL us.

Camps For All Ages

Here is a calendar graphic for the entire SUMMER with information for each type of camp below. Click the green SIGN UP button at the top of any page to see all the camps and register. Art Buffet is also available now. Thank you!

Ocean
Of Art

Ages 4 & 5

New! Young artists go under the colorful sea, going deep into the cool colors of the water with an explosion of bright and colorful swimming animals. Every day they’ll add animals to a large collage painting of the world beneath the waves.

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Your child will enjoy making art with all kinds of materials. Students create fish, tropical flowers, and coral paintings and sculptures in brilliant colors. They’ll have a fun surprise on the last day!

Price: $218
Includes all supplies

9:00 AM to Noon – Monday through Friday (choose one week)

Maximum capacity: 8 students
2 instructors

NOTE: Camp ends at Noon. Art Buffet not available for this age group.

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Art
Jungle

Ages 6 – 8

Artists head deep into the jungle, discovering brilliant colors & animals. Every day artists work on exciting projects – like their paper mache animal masks and spiral bouncy snakes.

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Your child will enjoy using brilliant jungle colors to paint mysterious animals and amazing foliage. Animal masks, sculptures, paintings, and collages are made, and we turn the entire studio into a jungle on the last day!

Price: $218
Includes all supplies

9:00 AM to Noon – Monday through Friday (choose one week)

Maximum capacity: 10 students
2 instructors

NOTE: Camp ends at Noon. Campers may choose to stay longer, until 3:45 PM – by joining the afternoon Summer Art Buffet from 1:30 to 3:45 pm (as long as there are open spots left). Anyone staying the afternoon can bring a lunch and stay from noon until 1:30, where we have outdoor lunch and some fun activities and games. You can also combine the afternoon art buffet with your camp all week in a discounted package by choosing all 5 days.

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ArtoSaurs

Ages 6 – 8

New! Artists time-travel back to the Jurassic in our brand new dinosaur art camp! Colorful prehistoric creatures are painted and sculpted while students learn some dino-facts too.

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Your young artist will imagine living like a dinosaur, as well as create wonderful projects – like a 3D landscape for their own dino sculpture to be displayed in. A fossil specimen is also sculpted and painted to look like the real thing, and we have a time-traveling surprise on the last day!

Price: $218
Includes all supplies

9:00 AM to Noon – Monday through Friday (choose one week)

Maximum capacity: 10 students
2 instructors

NOTE: Camp ends at Noon. Campers may choose to stay longer, until 3:45 PM – by joining the afternoon Summer Art Buffet from 1:30 to 3:45 pm (as long as there are open spots left). Anyone staying the afternoon can bring a lunch and stay from noon until 1:30, where we have outdoor lunch and some fun activities and games. You can also combine the afternoon art buffet with your camp all week in a discounted package by choosing all 5 days.

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Artchanted
Forest

Ages 9 – 12

New! Just like in Narnia, artists will be transported to a magical forest kingdom, filled with fantastic colorful creatures – to paint and sculpt. They’ll even create a wonderful miniature forest home using moss, wood, and stones!

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Your child will see their art dreams come true, as they use all kinds of media to create fantasy-style artwork with a forest theme. Acrylic paintings, oil pastels, and collage will be used to make scenes and characters they’ve invented themselves. Can you put butterfly wings on a bunny? Of course you can. The sky is the limit!

Price: $218
Includes all supplies

9:00 AM to Noon – Monday through Friday (choose one week)

Maximum capacity: 11 students

NOTE: Camp ends at Noon. Campers may choose to stay longer, until 3:45 PM – by joining the afternoon Summer Art Buffet from 1:30 to 3:45 pm (as long as there are open spots left). Anyone staying the afternoon can bring a lunch and stay from noon until 1:30, where we have outdoor lunch and some fun activities and games. You can also combine the afternoon art buffet with your camp all week in a discounted package by choosing all 5 days.

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Arty
Safari

Ages 9 – 12

Explore animal drawing, painting, sculpture, and photos. Artists discover how to bring animals to life in their own style!

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Oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, ink, watercolor, clay, and acrylics will be used in this jam-packed week of creative exploration. A painted clay sculpture will be created and placed in a diorama for photographing on the last day.

Price: $218
Includes all supplies

9:00 AM to Noon – Monday through Friday (choose one week)

Maximum capacity: 11 students

NOTE: Camp ends at Noon. Campers may choose to stay longer, until 3:45 PM – by joining the afternoon Summer Art Buffet from 1:30 to 3:45 pm (as long as there are open spots left). Anyone staying the afternoon can bring a lunch and stay from noon until 1:30, where we have outdoor lunch and some fun activities and games. You can also combine the afternoon art buffet with your camp all week in a discounted package by choosing all 5 days.

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Toons
Camp

Ages 9 -12

Young artists jump into the fun world of cartooning! Learn how to draw human and animal cartoon characters. Create your own one-page comicbook!

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Develop your own characters, give them expressions, and make them come to life. Create alien characters in air-dry clay, as well as on paper. The entire week of work, including a short comicbook, is bound in a take-home book.

Price: $218
Includes all supplies

9:00 AM to Noon – Monday through Friday (choose one week)

Maximum capacity: 10 students

NOTE: Camp ends at Noon. Campers may choose to stay longer, until 3:45 PM – by joining the afternoon Summer Art Buffet from 1:30 to 3:45 pm (as long as there are open spots left). Anyone staying the afternoon can bring a lunch and stay from noon until 1:30, where we have outdoor lunch and some fun activities and games. You can also combine the afternoon art buffet with your camp all week in a discounted package by choosing all 5 days.

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ComicBook
Camp

Ages 11 -14

Students have their own stories printed and published. They spend the week creating a 12-page comic book using professional tools and techniques.

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With a bound copy of their book to take home, comicbook camp helps students understand the power of publishing. Cartoonists start by creating characters, developing them, and then creating a story for their pages. Then each student creates a final version and ink it in. A color cover, artist bio, and a funny set of ads, completes the book.

Price: $218
Includes all supplies

9:00 AM to Noon – Monday through Friday (choose one week)

Maximum capacity: 12 students

NOTE: Camp ends at Noon. Campers may choose to stay longer, until 3:45 PM – by joining the afternoon Summer Art Buffet from 1:30 to 3:45 pm (as long as there are open spots left). Anyone staying the afternoon can bring a lunch and stay from noon until 1:30, where we have outdoor lunch and some fun activities and games. You can also combine the afternoon art buffet with your camp all week in a discounted package by choosing all 5 days.

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Art In
Space

Ages 11 – 14

In this illustration camp, artists will have fun while learning new techniques. We’re off to see the stars, and explore paintings and sculptures – of planets, aliens, spaceships, and amazing out-of-this-world colors.

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Your young artist will enjoy creating and developing their own character in drawings and also as a 3D sculpture. Then they’ll make their character’s spacecraft, and a 3D planet. Students finish up by painting a 3D alien landscape that also becomes a brilliant display for their sculptures.

Price: $218
Includes all supplies

9:00 AM to Noon – Monday through Friday (choose one week)

Maximum capacity: 10 students

NOTE: Camp ends at Noon. Campers may choose to stay longer, until 3:45 PM – by joining the afternoon Summer Art Buffet from 1:30 to 3:45 pm (as long as there are open spots left). Anyone staying the afternoon can bring a lunch and stay from noon until 1:30, where we have outdoor lunch and some fun activities and games. You can also combine the afternoon art buffet with your camp all week in a discounted package by choosing all 5 days.

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Characters
Workshop

Teens

A big hit every year, students learn how to create 3-D cartoons based on human structure, and also develop a character in popular animation-type styles.

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This camp for teenagers is all about character development. While most of the work will be on paper, students will spend much of the week creating a 3-D sculpture model to take home. Emphasis is on learning basic anatomy and character development with a 3-Dimensional aspect.

Price: $248
Includes all supplies

9:00 AM to Noon – Monday through Friday (choose one week)

Maximum capacity: 8 students

NOTE: Camp ends at Noon. Campers may choose to stay longer, until 3:45 PM – by joining the afternoon Summer Art Buffet from 1:30 to 3:45 pm (as long as there are open spots left). Anyone staying the afternoon can bring a lunch and stay from noon until 1:30, where we have outdoor lunch and some fun activities and games. You can also combine the afternoon art buffet with your camp all week in a discounted package by choosing all 5 days.

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ComicBook
Pro

Teens

High school version of our popular comic book camp. Students spend the week creating a 12-page comic book using professional tools and techniques.

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With a bound copy of their book to take home, comicbook camp helps students understand the power of publishing. Cartoonists start by creating characters, developing them, and then creating a story for their pages. Then each student creates a final version and ink it in. A color cover, artist bio, and a funny set of ads, completes the book.

Price: $218
Includes all supplies

9:00 AM to Noon – Monday through Friday (choose one week)

Maximum capacity: 8 students

NOTE: Camp ends at Noon. Campers may choose to stay longer, until 3:45 PM – by joining the afternoon Summer Art Buffet from 1:30 to 3:45 pm (as long as there are open spots left). Anyone staying the afternoon can bring a lunch and stay from noon until 1:30, where we have outdoor lunch and some fun activities and games. You can also combine the afternoon art buffet with your camp all week in a discounted package by choosing all 5 days.

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Add the afteroons!

Full Day Packages

Add the afternoon Art Buffet and even AfterCare to your CAMP for all Day Art Fun!

Come for art from 9 am to 3:45 pm all week. Combine your morning CAMP-Class with the afternoon Summer ART Buffet to have a full day of art all week long – with a discount! Price is $160 to add the Summer ART Buffet to your CAMP for all 5 days (savings of $20). Register early to ensure a spot.

Sign up for the same 5 days as your camp-class to make a full week that lasts from 9 am to 3:45 pm every weekday. Then bring a lunch every day.

Register & pay

You’ll can make your payment with a credit or debit card on our Customer Portal.

Note: policies and session times are subject to change (this doesn’t happen often). Any changes will be posted here and/or sent out in emails to students.

Instructions

The Summer Art Buffet is a day-by-day class. You can select any number of days in any order.

It is set up as one Camp that goes ALL SUMMER though. You cannot sign up for it more than once, but you can add as many days as you like when you first sign up, or if you need to change things later, you can call or text us at the number below.

If you sign up for more than one week of morning camps, try to sign up for all of the same afternoons that you want, at the same time. Thanks!

Any Art Buffet days can be modified up to 24 hours in advance. Please ask us to add or move days. Text or Call 615-678-6745

You can also call on the morning you want to come, to see if new spots have opened up!

Summer Art Buffet

Personalized daily drop-in class - every weekday June 6 to July 29

Students must register by 12:30 pm on the day they want to attend.

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What is Summer Art Buffet?

A daily class, where every student gets to choose their own projects. The teacher visits each student frequently and when asked, to help them understand every step and technique they need.

Weekday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:45

$36 per day / $34 with 5 days or more

Our popular daily art classes begin on MONDAY, JUNE 7. The Buffet is every weekday from 1 PM to 3:30 PM. The Summer Art Buffet ends Friday, July 30.

This is a customized 2-hour drop-in art class with personalized instruction. We have a “MENU” of art projects you choose from (see below). Not only do you get to choose your own activity, but you also make your own schedule, coming on whatever days you choose. If you begin one day, and come back 3 weeks later, you can pick up right where you left off.

It’s almost like a private art lesson in the same room as other students. The Summer ART Buffet is great for both kids and adults.

Ages 6-9 A structured lesson for ages 6-9 – includes supplies

Ages 8-12 Individual projects for ages 8-12 – includes basic supplies

Ages 13 & up Individual projects for teens through adults – includes basic supplies

Buffet Supplies: All of the supplies you need for basic drawing and painting are included! (Maximum of one canvas or watercolor painting per day)

Register for Art BUFFET class(es)

Students must register at least one hour before each daily class begins at 1:30, to be admitted – by 12:30 pm.

You can make your camp payment with a credit or debit card on our Customer Portal using the button below.

Please note that the first 15 minutes will be used for free art time, orientation, and lesson planning for each student. Please be patient while the teacher works to get everyone started. Thanks!

Student Work:

ART BUFFET

PROJECT MENU

All Basic Materials Are Included:

Brushes, smocks, pencils, paints*, paper, canvas page*, pastels, charcoal, ink, etc.

(*Limit one medium-sized painting per session)

EXTRA

MATERIALS

Figurines • Frames • Toys • Wood Projects • T-Shirts • Stretched Canvas • Air Dry Clay • Carving Printblocks

Extra items are priced as marked from $1 – $5, and $10 for a t-shirt. Canvases range from very small to very large.

SUBJECTS

Still Life
Animals
Landscape
Architecture
Portrait
Expressive
Abstract
Zendoodle

DRAWING

Charcoal
Pencil
Ink

PAINTING

Acrylics
Watercolors

CARTOONS
1-Page Comic Book
Character Design
Movie Poster

DRY COLOR

Color Pencils
Oil Pastels

SCULPTURE

Air Dry Clay
Mixed Media
Cardboard

PRINTMAKING

Foam Etching
Block Carving

Instructions

The Summer Art Buffet is a day-by-day class. You can select any number of days in any order.

It is set up as one Camp that goes ALL SUMMER though. You cannot sign up for it more than once, but you can add as many days as you like when you first sign up, or if you need to change things later, you can call or text us at the number below.

Any Art Buffet days can be modified up to 24 hours in advance. Please ask us to add or move days. Text or Call 615-678-6745

You can also call on the morning you want to come, to see if new spots have opened up!

Student work