Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp is a time for imaginations to run wild. Campers will have the time of their lives creating art and working alongside professional artists. Each week brings a different artist with new themes and projects.
 


 

Registration Process
 

Registration is ONLINE ONLY and
begins on Wednesday, April 17 at 9 am.
 

The registration button will take you to Active.com. You may wish to register with Active prior to camps opening. Camps will open through Active on Wednesday, April 17 at 9 am - you will not be able to see camps on Active until then.


 

All classes take place on the UND Campus at the Hughes Fine Arts Center.

 


 

RATES
 

5-Day Camps
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Members: $200
Non-members: $250

 

3-Day Camps, July 1 - 3
"Spanish Art and Music"
9:00 - 11:00 am
Ages 3 - 6, with Guardian
Members: $50
Non-members: $60

"Fibonacci! Art, Music, and Math"
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Ages 6 - 13
Members: $75
Non-members: $85

 



Premium Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

 

Grand Forks Parks District

 

Maniphone and Jonathan Haug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reception Sponsor

Every camp ends with a pizza party generously provided by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Camp Sponsors
 

Anonymous
Art Wise
Bruggraf's Ace Hardware, Grand Forks
GF Parks District - Ulland Grant
Sherwin Williams
UND Department of Art and Design
UND Summer Events Council

 

2019 Camp Schedule

 

Scroll to bottom of page for details about each camp

 

PDF Information Packet

 

 

The pdf download includes details about the daily operation in camp; including pick up and drop off times, lunch info, and more.

 

 

 

Memberships

 



Household memberships are $75 a year, which allow families to receive Museum member rates to Summer Art Camps and other Museum benefits as well. Become a member before you register.

Click here for membership information

 

Sponsor a Child

 



If you are interested in sponsoring a child in the way of a full or partial scholarship, please contact Matthew Anderson at education@ndmoa.com or 701.777.3599. Sponsors will be noted in Museum education publications. Donations are tax-deductible.


Scholarships

 



Scholarships are limited, early applications are encouraged. To apply, please send a brief email explaining your need to Matthew Anderson at education@ndmoa.com

Scholarships are partial and require some financial participation from the family.

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Camp Details


 

Camp 1

TAIT SIMONSON

"Material Explosion"
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages 8+
June 10 - 14

Members $200
Non-members $250
 

Push the limits of what art can be made with everyday material in this exciting art camp! Using everyday items, or “found objects,” in art can be a very meaningful experience. Found objects can include anything from old household items to discarded trash. By using found objects as an artistic way, the artist has the opportunity to take something seemingly mundane and turn it into a unique aesthetic entity. 
 

Tait Simonson is a teaching artist living in Grand Forks and teaching Art to K-12 at Central Valley School, Buxton ND. Simonson graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from USD in 2014, Master’s of Fine Arts in 2016, and will finalize his Bachelor of Science Art Education, this spring. He loves to test art boundaries and make new discoveries in material usage, enjoys woodworking, metalworking, metal casting, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, and painting. His artistic philosophy is when making art you need to be able to use anything available, and sometimes that can make it interesting.

 

 


 

Camp 2

PAYTON COLE

"Botany, Bugs, Butterflies"
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages 8+
June 17 - 21

Members $200
Non-members $250

 

Sharpen visual perception, drawing, and design skills by closely observing the details in the world around you. We will be venturing to the Biology department to draw inspiration from their collections of plants, animals, and bugs! Scientific illustration is more than just artwork.  It is a way to communicate  concepts, details, and subjects in an engaging and easily comprehensible way.  Artwork will go beyond the complex language often used to describe scientific topics and allow for a greater understanding of the subject. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Payton Cole is a mixed media artist focusing on surrealistic themes within her art making practice. She recently earned a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the University of North Dakota and has been accepted to Tufts University in Boston this fall where she will continue her career.


 

Camp 4

MALISSA KUZNICKI

"Cosplay"
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages 8+
June 24 - 28

Members $200
Non-members $250

 

You will explore the art of cosplay (costume play), which is increasingly popular in comic-cons around the country. Where would Batman be without his mask?  Whether you want to look like your favorite character or you have invented one of your own; learn to make creative cosplay characters and complete your look.


Malissa Kuznicki has 15 years of experience in the commercial jewelry industry.  Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been on the cover of Metalsmith magazine.  She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo and a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University.  Malissa currently teaches jewelry and metal smithing at the University of North Dakota.  

 


 

Camp 5

LIGIA CARINA FEO

"Spanish Art and Music"
9:00 - 11:00 am
Ages 3 to 6, with Guardian
July 1 - 3

Members $50
Non-members $60

 

Immersion in Spanish art, music, and dance! Each morning, you will find inspiration in the culture, history and geography of a Latin America.

 

Camp 6

"Fibonacci! Art, Music, and Math"
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Ages 6 - 13
July 1 -3

Members $75
Non-members $85

 

The Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Mean reveal an extraordinary phenomenon that occurs throughout nature, art, music, and mathematics. Also known as the Golden Ratio or Golden Section, the Golden Mean is a mathematical ratio that artists, architects, and musicians have used to craft their art form for centuries. In this camp we’ll play with all the different sounds numbers can make!

 

Ligia Carina Feo is from Argentina. In her country, she has worked as a music teacher in public schools and music academies and as a violist in numerous orchestras. Currently, she directs a violin and viola studio at Arioso Music Academy and teaches at Central High.

 


 

Camp 7

GABRIELLE SHEA WALBERG

"Nature in Art"
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages 6 to 13
July 8 - 12

Members $200
Non-members $250

 

Explore the organic side to art this summer with sunprints, rock painting, drawing and more! Art in Nature is a week of fun and adventure that combines the great outdoors with artistic expression in the natural environment. It is perfect for campers who want to link their creative and artistic expression using the outdoors as their canvas. Campers will spend their days running, exploring, and playing outside finding different mediums for their art projects. 

Gabrielle Shea Walberg is a visual arts graduate from the University of North Dakota. She is dedicated to working with many age groups, both academically and creatively. You may have seen her at ArtWise demonstrating printmaking. She has a lot of fun trying new types of art processes. Gabrielle has a love for all art forms but especially enjoys painting, drawing, and printmaking. One day, she hopes to write and illustrate a children’s book.


 

Camp 8

SHEILA DALGLIESH

"Puppets Galore"
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages 6 to 13
July 15 - 19

Members $200
Non-members $250

 

Puppetry is exercise for your imagination! Join Sheila for a week of creating a wide variety of different puppets. You will learn how to design, construct, and manipulate puppet characters, focusing on different styles of puppetry each day. This camp is focused on making puppets instead of performing, although play is greatly encouraged.


Sheila Dalgliesh is committed to providing exceptional art experiences to the children of Grand Forks through her numerous classes and workshops at the Museum and in the community. You may also know her through the ArtWise “Artist in the Classroom” program where she has been teaching for over seventeen years. Sheila has vast repertoire of art teaching skills which she has learned by listening to her students.

 


 

Camp 9

ADAM KEMP

"Destruction and Creation II"
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages 6 - 13
July 22 - 26

Members $200
Non-members $250


You are the star.

Adam Kemp, from England, earned his MFA at the University of North Dakota. Having made Grand Forks his second home, he is one of the best advocates for the arts in this community. Adam’s camps are so exciting there are no words for what we make — in fact, we often surprise ourselves by what we do!

 


 

Camp 10

PIRJO BERG

"Monet"
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages 6 - 13
August July 29 - August 2

Members $200
Non-members $250

 

Claude Monet captured the fleeting effects of natural light with seeming ease: water that sparkles, wind you can feel, and colors that sing. But how exactly did he put paint to canvas to create them? Painting outside, campers put into practice Monet’s methods to create their own impressionist-style masterpieces. The objective of the camp is not to copy the style of a famous artist, but to learn skills that can be utilized in your own work. 

Pirjo Berg is an artist living in Grand Forks. She started painting as a child and got her BFA in the School of Art and Media in Tampere, Finland. She has been teaching painting at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle and the North Dakota Museum of Art. Now she is working with ArtWise.


 

 

Camp 11

MALISSA KUZNICKI

"Rings of Fire"
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages 12+
August July 29 - August 2

Members $200
Non-members $250

 

Perfect for the novice and inspiring metalsmith. We will explore the field of contemporary jewelry, and how to create unique, one of kind and/or conceptual pieces. Campers will be learning basic fabrication skills such as using a jeweler’s saw, drilling, filing, sanding, polishing, soldering, riveting, basic forming and color on metal techniques. We’ll be making rings, pendants, earrings and more.


Malissa Kuznicki has 15 years of experience in the commercial jewelry industry.  Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been on the cover of Metalsmith magazine.  She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo and a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University.  Malissa currently teaches jewelry and metalsmithing at the University of North Dakota.  

 

 

 

 

Camp 12

MOLLIE DOUTHIT

"Strolling through an Artist's Avenue"
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages 6 - 13
August 5 - 9

Members $200
Non-members $250

 

Through painting and drawing from life, learning a bit of Art History, and meeting new friends with similar interests campers will fully emerge themselves into the artist’s life! The objective of this camp is to see how an artist follows intuition to find their artistic desires. Each camper will have their own sketch book and cubby to keep thoughts, treasures, and drawings. These elements will be used to develop a body of paintings and drawings unique to each camper.


Mollie Douthit is a painter who resides in Grand Forks. She depicts ordinary, personal situations that contain personally emotive objects or people. Mollie enjoys reading and films immensely, often finding inspiration from these sources. She also incorporates creative writing into the titles of many of her works. She has been the recipient of multiple international painting awards. Recently Mollie has traveled to Vermont for a month long residency at Vermont Studio Center and has plans to attend Jentel Arts Foundation this fall. Mollie’s ultimate goal for Art Camps at NDMoA is for all campers to truly immerse themselves in enjoying and learning about the holistic practice of being an artist.  This might include learning more about art history, improving painting and drawing skills, or taking a walk and seeing what might inspire.

 


 

 

Camp 13

JEANNE O'NEIL

"Extraordinary Printmaking"
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages 6 - 13
August 12 - 16

Members $200
Non-members $250

 

In this camp, students will play and experiment with several different types of printmaking.  From day one you will be getting your hands inky and become completely emerged in a new and exciting art form. Campers will design and create relief print plates with line, detail, patterns, and a collograph print plate built with yarn, fabric, leaves, sand and more. We’ll print in black and white, multiple colors, and even a rainbow roll! 


Jeanne O’Neil is an artist specializing in printmaking. She has also worked in fiber arts and has been a professional mural artist. Jeanne is a musician and dance caller, playing banjo and concertina, and is co-founder of the North Country Fiddle and Dance community organization.  She teaches 3rd, 4th and 5th grade art as an Artist in the Classroom in the Grand Forks elementary schools.