Visual Arts Camps

Summer Art Camps - Oglebay Institute's Stifel Fine Arts Center

Art camps at the Stifel Fine Arts Center provide exciting hands-on activities that allow children to explore art, meet creative challenges and exercise the imagination. From drawing and painting to photography and pottery, children explore their creativity through a variety of artistic mediums.

A trained staff of educators with experience working with children and teaching about art lead all camp activities. Campers will swim at the Wheeling Park Pool Monday – Thursday and will be picked-up at the pool entrance. Cookouts will take place every Friday at the Stifel Fine Arts Center with hotdogs, chips, cookies and juice. Friday pick-up is at the Stifel Fine Arts Center.

Art & Movement Combo Camps for Pre-school Ages 4 – Entering Kindergarten

Each camp will include movement exercises that compliment the theme. Tumbling, yoga, and more are covered under the direction of dance instructor Kim Kafana. Drop off is at the Stifel Center. Pick-up is at the dance studio.

June 11-15, 2018: Dr. Seuss
Little ones create artwork and learn movement inspired by the incredible world of the good Doctor! (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 9am-12:15pm June 11-15
Begins: Monday, June 11
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger (art) & Kimberlee Kafana (movement)

$85/$72.25 OI members

June 18-22, 2018: Paw Patrol
All paws on deck! Play and learn while creating art and exploring tumbling & dance inspired by your favorite furry friends. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 9am-12:15pm June 18-22
Begins: Monday, June 18
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Bethany Perkins (art) & Kimberlee Kafana (movement)

$85/$72.25 OI members

July 16-July 20, 2018: Disney Days
Children learn to express their inner Mickey through different media in art exploration and creative movement in tumbling. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 9am-12:15pm July 16-20
Begins: Monday, July 16
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis (art) & Kimberlee Kafana (movement)

$85/$72.25 OI members

July 23-July 27, 2018: Beach Party
Create artwork and learn movement inspired by the sand, sun and everything fun under the sea! (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 9am-12:15pm July 23-27
Begins: Monday, July 23
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis (art) & Kimberlee Kafana (movement)

$85/$72.25 OI members

Entering Grade 1 – Entering Grade 3

June 4-8, 2018: Pokémon
Gotta draw them all! Make cool art projects and bring your favorite cards to play and trade with your friends. (Limit 20)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 4-8
Begins: Monday, June 4
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

June 4-8, 2018: Just for Girls
Join us for a fun-filled, girls-only camp and make cool art that’s all about you! (Limit 20)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 4-8
Begins: Monday, June 4
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

June 11-15, 2018: Minecraft
Explore the innovative world of Minecraft with unique art projects and game play. (Limit 20)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 11-15
Begins: Monday, June 11
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Stephanie Fike

$130/$115 OI members

June 18-22, 2018: Jewelry Making
Bling Bling! Learn to make several types of jewelry using a variety of materials and styles. (Limit 20)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 18-22
Begins: Monday, June 18
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Stephanie Fike

$130/$115 OI members

June 25-29, 2018: Yay Clay!
This popular camp will provide many treasures that will last for years to come. Learn different hand building methods while working with different types of clay. (Limit 20)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 25-29
Begins: Monday, June 25
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

June 25-29, 2018: Decorative Design!
Create exciting and decorative items for your dream room that showcase your own vision and style! (Limit 20)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 25-29
Begins: Monday, June 25
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Ally Hoberek

$130/$115 OI members

July 9-13, 2018: Hogwarts
Join us for a celebration of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Choose your house and create magical art projects. (Limit 20)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 9-13
Begins: Monday, July 9
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Ally Hoberek

$130/$115 OI members

July 16-20, 2018: Art Sampler
Explore the exciting and diverse world of art. Try your hand at painting, drawing, printmaking, pottery and sculpture. (Limit 20)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 16-20
Begins: Monday, July 16
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

July 23-27, 2018: Wonderful World of Disney
Explore the magical world of Disney with art projects featuring many of your favorite characters and stories. (Limit 20)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 23-27
Begins: Monday, July 23
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Amy Thurman

$130/$115 OI members

July 30-August 3, 2018: Star Wars
Use the creative Force to make art & props that will make you the envy of the galaxy! On Friday, fight the Rebels or the Empire in our annual light saber battle! (Limit 20)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 30-August 3
Begins: Monday, July 30
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

August 6-10, 2018: Video Gamers
Create original art based on your favorite video games and characters. Participate in a video game tournament with your friends. (Limit 20)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm August 6-10
Begins: Monday, August 6
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

Entering Grade 4 – Entering Grade 7

June 4-8, 2018: Pokémon
Learn how to draw, paint and create in the Pokémon style. Bring your cards, battle it out with your friends and see how many you can catch in our Pokémon Go contest! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 4-8
Begins: Monday, June 4
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

June 11-15, 2018: Minecraft
Get your pixel-fix as we make lots of fun artwork based on the Minecraft craze. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 11-15
Begins: Monday, June 11
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

June 11-15 & 18-22, 2018: Magic of the Pottery Wheel (SOLD OUT)
Explore the basics of throwing clay on the pottery wheel as well as clay hand-building techniques. Learn about alternative methods such as Raku firing. (Limit 12)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 11-15
 & 18-22
Begins: Monday, June 11
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$250/$214 OI members

June 18-22, 2018: Jurassic Art
Travel back in time (and art) when Dinosaurs ruled the Earth in this super summer camp! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 18-22
Begins: Monday, June 18
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$130/$115 OI members

June 25-29, 2018: S.T.E.A.M. (SOLD OUT)
Explore the hottest trend in education with projects in science, technology, engineering, art and math in a one-week summer intensive! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 25-29
Begins: Monday, June 25
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$130/$115 OI members

July 9-13 & July 16-20, 2018: Harry Potter Camp (SOLD OUT)
The most popular camp of the year just got better with TWO FULL WEEKS of Potter-mania & all new art projects, including Fantastic Beasts, in our Hogwarts-inspired classroom. Participate in the sorting hat ceremony, trivia contest, costume contest and more! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 9-13 & July 16-20
Begins: Monday, July 9
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$250/$214 OI members

July 23-27, 2018: Lego World
Create 2D & 3D art projects based on some of your favorite Lego characters. Bring your own Legos to share with friends. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 23-27
Begins: Monday, July 23
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

July 23-27 & July 30-Aug. 3, 2018: Junior Movie Makers
Celebrate 11 years of movie-making fun! This year’s camp features a series of hands-on workshops & making a short film. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 23-27 & July 30-August 3
Begins: Monday, July 23
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson & Zachary Michael

$250/$214 OI members

July 30-August 3, 2018: Star Wars
Come to the “art” side as we create fun projects from the Star Wars universe, then battle it out with friends in a light saber duel! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 30-August 3
Begins: Monday, July 30
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Zachary Michael

$130/$115 OI members

August 6-10, 2018: Video Game Crazy
Now in our 13th year! Boys and Girls! Join us for a week of projects based on your favorite games and characters, then let the battle begin in our annual video game tournament. Trophies given to the top 5 finishers! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm August 6-10
Begins: Monday, August 6
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

Art Intensives for Teens

June 4-8, 2018: Teen Pottery
New students will learn the basics of throwing clay on the pottery wheel. More advanced students can continue to explore new techniques, as well as clay hand-building techniques. (Limit 12)

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 4-8
Begins: Monday, June 4
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

June 11-15 & 18-22, 2018: Teen Movie Intensive
Join us in celebrating our 11th year of movie-making intensives! Learn how movies are made by joining the cast & crew to film a movie. All participants will get a DVD of the final project. (Limit 12)

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Ages: entering grade 8 – entering grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 11-15 & June 18-22
Begins: Monday, June 11
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$250/$214 OI members

June 25-29, 2018: Stranger Things (NEW!)
 Travel back in time to the 80’s and join the gang from Hawkins, Indiana as we discover art projects from the supernatural world! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 8 – entering grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 25-29
Begins: Monday, June 25
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

July 9-13 & 16-20, 2018: Harry Potter (SOLD OUT)
Accio Awesome! The biggest camp of the year includes TWO FULL WEEKS of Pottermania and Fantastic Beasts! Join us to make art based on the book and movie series. Also, get sorted and help your house win the House Cup for prizes by playing trivia and completing Tri-Wizards challenges. Wrap-up the camp with our costume contest (optional), enjoy Butterbeer, and make plans to attend the final night’s Grand Feast & After-Party on July 20th! (After Party is an additional $10) (Limit 16) (This camp will not go to the pool on Tuesdays & Thursdays.)

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm July 9-13 & 16-20
Begins: Monday, July 9
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$250/$214 OI members