Artwork by Instructor Bri Fecarotta

SUMMER ART CAMPS

At Gage Academy of Art, we strive to ensure children and teens have a fun, safe, and creative learning environment to help them make the most of their summer. With our roster of top-notch youth instructors, we offer both in-person and online camps to fit your family’s needs. From traditional painting and drawing to digital storytelling and character creation, your child will have the opportunity to thrive in a Gage summer camp!

View or download a digital version of our Summer Brochure HERE

Full and partial scholarships are available!

Kids Camps

Ages 6-11

In-Person Camps: Limited registration, social distancing, state mandated building cleanliness standards, and required mask wearing ensure a safe environment for kids to explore their creativity. For an additional fee, Gage offers its before and after Creative Care program by week or by day if paid at the door. Find the creative care link next to your favorite program below!

Online Camps: When kids register for one of our fantastic online kid’s camps, they will gain access to dance movement videos for the whole summer! These fun energetic videos are produced especially for Gage kids by one of Gage’s terrific instructors! Don’t forget that all Gage online kid’s registrations have the opportunity to pick up an art pack with art stickers!

Full and partial scholarships are available!

SWOOP, GLIDE, FLOAT + Rhythmic Voyage
with Lara Kaminoff & Jenna Spinei

Monday – Friday | Aug 2 – Aug 6 | 9:30am-3:30pm
In-Person Camp Don’t forget Creative Care!

Creative:
Creative experiments take wing as we explore the beauty of flight, drawing inspiration from nature and human innovation. Students will spend the week elaborating on all sorts of flying contraptions from paper airplanes and mobiles to kites, gliders, and candle-powered hot air balloons.

Movement:
Students will spend the week exploring creative pathways through space and broadening their movement horizons. We will playfully collaborate to choreograph a piece inspired by rhythm, travel, and imagination.

$390
Ages 6-11
In-Person at Gage Capitol Hill

Ocean Art
with Willow Heath

Monday – Friday | Aug 2 – Aug 6 | 10:00am-11:00am
Online Camp

Creative: Paint & draw narwhals, fish, and other aquatic life and ocean scenes with artist, illustrator, and storyteller Willow Heath.

Movement: When kids register for one of our fantastic online kid’s camps, they will gain access to one of 9 different movement video sets for the whole summer! 

$250
Ages 6-11
Gage 360 Online

Piñata Party! + Robots that Groove
with Lara Kaminoff & Moonyeka

Monday – Friday | Aug 9 – Aug 13 | 9:30am-3:30pm
In-Person Camp Don’t forget Creative Care!

Creative: Students will learn about piñatas and piñata-esque traditions from around the globe as we construct our own crafty and colorful creatures from cardboard, paper and personal mementos. We’ll discuss the symbolic significance of the piñata and explore each artist’s personal connection to the concepts of triumph-over-evil, release, and celebration!

Movement: Students will spend the week exploring robotting techniques (rooted in the Street Style of  Popping) to deepen their understanding of characterization, embodiment and movement. We will be participating in movement that brings joy and fun while tuning into music and rhythm to come up with a robotic choreography!

$390
Ages 6-11
In-Person at Gage Capitol Hill

Enchanted Art
with Willow Heath

Monday – Friday | Aug 9 – Aug 13 | 10:00am-11:00am
Online Camp

Creative: Fairies, gnomes, and dragons oh my! Paint & draw magical creatures, fantasy art, & hybrid animals with artist, illustrator, and storyteller Willow Heath.

Movement: When kids register for one of our fantastic online kid’s camps, they will gain access to one of 9 different movement video sets for the whole summer! 

$250
Ages 6-11
Gage 360 Online

Wow! Whoah! Whaaaaa??? + Games of the World
with Ray Mack & Silvio Dos Reis

Monday – Friday | Aug 16 – Aug 20 | 9:30am-3:30pm
In-Person Camp – Don’t forget Creative Care!

Creative: 
Pranksters, Magicians, and all those inclined toward general trickiness are invited to this crash course in creating the unexpected and inexplicable through art. Using a variety of materials and techniques, we’ll delve into projects that stand alone as finished illusions while building a repertoire of techniques to give your future artistic endeavors more wows, whoahs, and whaaaaas.

Movement: 
In this camp students will explore and compare a variety of children’s games that are played around the globe. Build cultural awareness and geography skills all week long.

$390
Ages 6-11
In-Person at Gage Capitol Hill

Animal Art
with Willow Heath

Monday – Friday | Aug 16 – Aug 20 | 10:00am-11:00am
Online Camp

Creative: Paint & draw animals like foxes, sloths, and hedgehogs while creating wildlife scenes with artist, and storyteller Willow Heath.

Movement: When kids register for one of our fantastic online kid’s camps, they will gain access to one of 9 different movement video sets for the whole summer! 

$250
Ages 6-11
Gage 360 Online

Let’s Go to Sea! + Capoeira Angola
with Tabitha Brown & Silvio Dos Reis

Monday – Friday | Aug 23 – Aug 27 | 9:30am-3:30pm
In-Person Camp – Don’t forget Creative Care!

Creative: 
Learn about marine wildlife, nautical science, and pirate fashion! We’ll try different types of art-making, like painting, drawing, collage, and costume-making, all based around the world of the seas.

Movement:
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines acrobatics, music, history and philosophy. Played in circle “the game” of Capoeira is an improvised combination of grace movements, rituals and dance. Through this class students will develop body awareness and strength, music skills and interpersonal communication to build team work in a respectful, safe and fun environment.

$390
Ages 6-11
In-Person at Gage Capitol Hill

Paper Mosaic Nature
Amanda Jorgenson

Monday – Friday | Aug 23 – Aug 27 | 10:00am-11:00am
Online Camp

Creative: What is mosaic art? Mosaic art is a picture or pattern produced by arranging small colored pieces together.

In this course, we will create outdoors in a unique way – through mosaic art! We’ll construct our own gardens using colorful paper cut into different shapes, which we will puzzle together to create a beautiful a garden of flowers and plants.

Movement: When kids register for one of our fantastic online kid’s camps, they will gain access to one of 9 different movement video sets for the whole summer! 

$250
Ages 6-11
Gage 360 Online

Creative Care

Gage offers a creative and structured environment as a before and after program care. You can pre-enroll by the week or pay by the day at the door! Find the creative care link next to your favorite kids program above!

AM session: 8:00am-9:30am
PM session: 3:30pm-5:00pm

FEES: $25 per day or $100 per week

Creative Care is not offered Friday afternoons.

Just like our camps, great care is taken to ensure the health and safety of the students, including social distancing, mask wearing and cleanliness of facilities.

Teen Camps

Ages 12-18

In-Person Camps: Limited registration, social distancing, state mandated building cleanliness standards, and required mask wearing ensure a safe environment for teens to explore their creativity. 

Online Camps: Monday through Friday for two to three hours, depending on the camp. This time will be a combination of instructor demos, class discussions and time to work on projects with the instructor. Don’t forget that all Gage online youth registrations have the opportunity to pick up an art packet with special stickers! See our website for full camp descriptions.

Full and partial scholarships are available!

Portfolio Intensive 
with Sarah Bixler & Ray Mack

Monday – Friday | Aug 2 – Aug 13 | 10:00am-4:00pm
In-Person Camp

During this two-week intensive, students will build upon their knowledge of drawing and painting to create a strong foundation of artwork that can be used for college or scholarship applications.

$675
Ages 13-18
In-Person at Gage Capitol Hill

Illustration + 3D Modeling: Creature Creations
with Jessica Heide & Bri Fecarotta

Monday – Friday | Aug 2 – Aug 13 | 12:00pm-3:00pm
Online Camp | Boeing Scholarship Available

Learn to draw animals from all angles. In this course we will start with techniques in 2D hand-rendering and then transform them into beautiful 3D models, which students will get to take home! Campers will meet for a day long field trip, provided Covid restrictions will allow.

$585
Ages 12-18
Gage 360 Online

Character Designs
with Bri Fecarotta

Monday – Friday | Aug 16 – Aug 20 | 12:00pm-3:00pm
Online Camp

Whether you already love drawing your own unique characters, or you love making story-based art but can’t seem to design a cool enough character to match – there are tools to help you take those character art skills to the next level. In this workshop, we will learn about different key points crucial to making a successful character: shape language, costumes, color theory, poses, and polish. Each day we will both learn and apply these elements in a workshop-style class with teacher demos and draw-alongs. By the end of the course, you will have a completed character design and the knowledge for all your projects to come!

$325
Ages 12-18
Gage 360 Online

Urban Sketching
with Sarah Bixler & Eleanor Doughty

Monday – Friday | Aug 16 – Aug 27 | 10:00am-4:00pm
In-Person Camp

Enjoy late summer sun by drawing and painting outside. Create mixed media illustrations with ink and watercolor.

$675
Ages 13-18
In-Person at Gage Capitol Hill

Pop Art Portraits
with Willow Heath

Monday – Friday | Aug 23 – Aug 27 | 12:00pm-3:00pm
In-Person Camp

Paint & draw bold and expressive portrait art inspired by Andy Warhol, Kehinde Wiley, Roy Lichtenstein and other pop artists. Instructed by artist, illustrator, and storyteller Willow Heath.

$325
Ages 12-18
In-Person at Gage Capitol Hill

Gesture & Expression: Figure Drawing for Animation with Bri Fecarotta

Mon – Thu | Aug 23 – Aug 26 | 12:00pm-3:00pm
Online Camp

Drawing the human form can feel intimidating and stiff, but it can also be filled with energy, life, and gesture. Animators – the artists behind your favorite Saturday cartoons – know this better than many. They are masters at creating simple, energetic, and fun figures to dance across your TV. If you’ve ever felt that figure drawing wasn’t enjoyable, or you longed to have your drawings feel more “alive,” join us in this workshop to learn about gestural figure drawing through an animator’s lens. In this workshop we will talk about shapes, line of action, anatomy shortcuts, exaggeration and more. Each day will have dedicated time to practice what was discussed with instructor feedback. At the end of this course, you’ll have drawn sheets of gesture art and improved your confidence in fluid figure drawing like an animator.

$260
Ages 12-18
Gage 360 Online

Our free Teen Art Studios program has gone online! TAS can now reach farther, faster, and funner(?) than ever before!

Meet the Artist of this year's summer catalogue!

Bri is a comic and story artist living and teaching in the PNW. Having studied animation at UW and classical painting with Georgetown Atelier, she is always looking for ways to combine the new and old in her art. Currently, she teaches with Gage and has several upcoming courses this Spring: animation for adults and two comic-related classes for preteens. Feel free to check out her work at @brifecarotta.art on Instagram or at her website briannafecarotta.com

View or download a digital version 
of our Summer Brochure:

Our PRIVACY POLICY and FINANCIAL TERMS are available in our 
2021 Youth Waiver available HERE

View or download a digital version of our Summer Brochure HERE