Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp is a time for imaginations to run wild. Students will have the time of their lives creating and imagining alongside professional artists. Each week brings a different artist with new themes and projects. Students learn to develop an artwork based upon everyday experiences using the basic elements of art.



Thank you to the 2014
Summer Art Camp Sponsors

Matt and Heather Anderson
Art Wise
Dakota Harvest Bakers
Dakota TV and Appliance
Ken and Emily Dobmeier
Sue and Kim Fink
Kim Forness-Wilson
Ellen Gagnon
GF Parks District - Ulland Grant
Sungyee Joh
Amanda and Joel Jonientz
Pat and Jen Luber
Rivercity Jewelers
Sleep Inn
Virginia Stauss
Sterling Carpet One
UND Department of Art and Design





Mollie Douthit

"Make Your Mark"

Mollie worked on a variety of drawing projects designed to unleash creativity. Mollie’s classes were always fun and the campers learned a lot. 

Mollie received her BFA from the University of North Dakota in 2009, and a Post Bac Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2011. She is currently pursuing an MFA at Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland. Her work has been featured in the 2013 MFA edition of New American Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Medal Award Auction, and Royal Dublin Society Student Art Awards exhibition.

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Ligia Carnia Feo De Drago

"Art and Music Around the World"

Campers explored the relationship between music and art. Building instruments, play, and dance made this camp fun!

Ligia Feo Carina de Drago is from Argentina. In her country, she worked as a music teacher and violist. In 2008 she moved to Grand Forks with her family where she earned a bachelors degree in Music Performance at UND. She now directs a violin viola studio, teaches the Kindermusik childhood education program, and is the director of STEP (Suzuki Talent Education Program) at Arioso Musica Academy. She conducts Allegro Orchestra as part of the North Valley Youth Orchestra.

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Adam Kemp

"We're Going to Build and Paint"

This camp was all about working together. Working elbow-to-elbow with Adam is the fun part!

Adam, educated in England, his home, earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of North Dakota. Having made Grand Forks his second home, he is one of our best advocates for the arts in this community and in North Dakota and was the first recipient of Grand Forks “Artist of the Year” award. His own work is seen all over the community and state, and also in many Grand Forks homes. Adam’s camps are so exciting there are no words for what we make – in fact, we often surprise ourselves by what we do!

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Guillermo "Memo" Guardia

"Figuring Giacometti"

Drawing, painting, and sculpting inspired by the life and art of surrealist Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti made this camp fun. Campers created figures resembling Giacometti’s sculptures. Figures were all sizes making up an exciting installation. 

Memo is a sculptor and ceramic artist. Memo travels around the state teaching workshops to all ages and he teaches evening adult classes at the Museum. He has an extensive exhibition record regionally and nationally and his work can be found in many homes in Grand Forks.

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Becky Grismer and Erica Merchant

"Stop Motion Animation"

Lights, Camera, Action!

Erica is currently teaching art classes at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. She has taught a variety of art workshops in the Black Hills and on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. “Currently I spend days of my week working with the Sturgis Area After School Program in Sturgis, SD doing a variety of sculpture, ceramic and stop motion filming projects with ‘at risk’ middle school students.”

Becky received her B.A. from Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD, in 2002. Becky has an extensive exhibition record and her work is collected publicly and privately. She currently resides in Spearfish, SD, working as a painter and sculptor.

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A stop motion animation create by students in Summer Art Camp at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Class was taught by Becky Grismer and Erica Merchant.


Sheila Dalgliesh

"Surrealist Summer"

Your world is your own to create, literally. Sheila worked with campers to create a surreal city.

Sheila is an artist whose work has been featured in many venues around town, and is a regular artist for the Art and Wine Walk. You may know her through the ArtWise “Artist in the Classroom” program where she is a favorite of all students, however, this is only a portion of what she does for the art community in Grand Forks. 

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Anna Jacobson

"Show Your Story"

Everyone has stories to tell. Accordion books, flower fold, pop-out, many different styles of books were made. Campers had fun sharing their stories!

Anna is a professional artist, art instructor, and North Dakotan. She has taught multiple adult and children's art workshops for the last 10 years. She is currently the Artist in Residence for the Jamestown Fine Art Association for the 2013/14 school year. Anna did such a good job that her contract was extended to the 2014/15 school year as well.

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