Visual Arts Camps

Art Camps - Oglebay Institute

Stifel art camps provide exciting hands-on activities that allow each child to explore art, meet creative challenges and exercise the imagination. From painting to 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 in grades 1-7 will swim at the Wheeling Park Pool Tuesday – 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. Monday & Friday pick-up is 3pm at the Stifel Fine Arts Center.

2023 Summer Day Camp Registration 

OI members have priority access to register for camps during a special members-only registration period from 9am Monday, February 13 through Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Public registration opens at 9am February 16, 2023.

Online Registration Available: This year, we are pleased to announce online registration will again be available during our members-only registration period!

To gain registration access, you must be logged in to your online membership account. If you are unsure if you have an online membership account or need a refresher on how to access your account, please review the Accessing Your OI Online Account Instructions.

We strongly recommend that you log in to your account prior to registration opening day to ensure you have the correct login credentials and your membership is active and attached to your account.

If you’re having any issues accessing your account, we’re here to help. We want you to get the full value of your member benefits.

Art Camps for Pre-school Ages 4 – Entering Kindergarten

No Pre-School Visual Art Camps are offered for 2023.

Entering Grade 1 – Entering Grade 3

June 5-9, 2023: Pokémon
Gotta draw them all! Make cool art projects, bring your favorite cards for play, and trade with your friends. Kashia Robbins, instructor.

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 5-9
Begins: Monday, June 5
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kashia Robbins

$140/$125 OI members

June 12-16, 2023: Minecraft
Explore the innovative world of Minecraft with unique art projects and game play

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 12-16
Begins: Monday, June 12
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kashia Robbins

$140/$125 OI members

June 19-23, 2023: Yay Clay!
Create treasures that will last for years to come. Learn hand- building methods while working with different types of clay.

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 19-23
Begins: Monday, June 19
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$140/$125 OI members

June 26-30, 2023: S.T.E.A.M
Explore the hottest trend in education with projects in science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a one-week summer intensive

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 26-30
Begins: Monday, June 26
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$140/$125 OI members

July 10-14, 2023: Just for Girls
Join us for a fun-filled, girls-only camp and make cool art that’s all about you!

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 10-14
Begins: Monday, July 10
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kashia Robbins

$140/$125 OI members

July 17-21, 2023: Wonderful World of Disney
Explore the magical world of Disney with art projects featuring many of your favorite characters and stories.

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 17-21
Begins: Monday, July 17
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Katie Everson

$140/$125 OI members

July 24-28, 2023: Star Wars
Use the creative Force to create art and props that will make you the envy of the galaxy! On Friday, fight the Rebels or the Empire in our annual lightsaber battle!

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 24-28
Begins: Monday, July 24
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kashia Robbins

$140/$125 OI members

July 31-Aug. 4, 2023: Art Sampler
Explore the exciting and diverse world of art. Try your hand at painting, drawing, sculpture, and more.

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Ages: entering grade 1- entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 31-Aug. 4
Begins: Monday, July 31
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kashia Robbins

$140/$125 OI members

Entering Grade 4 – Entering Grade 7

June 5-9, 2023: Pokémon Art Camp (grades 4-7)
Learn how to draw, paint, and create in the Pokémon style. Bring your cards to trade and battle with friends!

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

$140/$125 OI members

June 5-9, 2023: Perler World
Create fun and beautiful designs using the super-popular Perler beads.

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

$140/$125 OI members

June 12-16, 2023: Fine Arts
Advanced art students get in-depth instruction and challenge themselves as they learn new skills and techniques.

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 12-16
Begins: Monday, June 12
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Lisa Rasmussen

$140/$125 OI members

June 12-16 & 19-23, 2023: Junior Movie Makers
Celebrate 15 years of movie-making fun! Hone your acting skills and learn on camera skills as we film a short movie!

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 12-16 & June 19-23
Begins: Monday, June 12
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$280/$250 OI members

June 19-23, 2023: S.T.E.A.M (grades 4-7)
Explore the hottest trend in education with projects in science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a one-week summer intensive!

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Ages: entering grade 4- entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 19-23
Begins: Monday, June 19
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$140/$125 OI members

June 26-30, 2023: Magic of the Pottery Wheel
Explore the basics of throwing clay on the pottery wheel as well as clay hand-building techniques. A glazing class will be held at noon on Thurs., July 6 and is included with this camp.

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 26-30
Begins: Monday, June 26
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$140/$125 OI members

June 26-30, 2023: Digital Photography
Learn about the elements of taking a great photo and how to shoot digitally.

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 26-30
Begins: Monday, June 26
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$140/$125 OI members

July 10-14 & 17-21, 2023: Harry Potter Camp
Join us for two weeks of Pottermania, including Fantastic Beasts, in our Hogwarts-inspired classroom with all new art projects. Participate in the sorting hat ceremony, trivia contest, costume contest, and more!

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 10-14 & July 17-21
Begins: Monday, July 10
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$280/$250 OI members

July 10-14, 2023: Magic of the Pottery Wheel
Explore the basics of throwing clay on the pottery wheel as well as clay hand-building techniques. Also learn about alternative methods such as Raku firing. A glazing class will be held at noon on Thurs., July 20 and is included with this camp.

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 10-14
Begins: Monday, July 10
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$140/$125 OI members

July 24-28, 2023: Lego World
Create 2D & 3D art projects based on your favorite Lego characters. Bring your own Legos to share with friends.

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 24-28
Begins: Monday, July 24
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$140/$125 OI members

July 31-Aug. 4, 2023: Printmaking
Make a variety of prints while learning the tools and techniques of this unique art medium.

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 31-Aug. 4
Begins: Monday, Aug. 4
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Lisa Rasmussen

$140/$125 OI members

July 31-Aug. 4, 2023: Video Game Crazy
Now in our 17th year! Join us for a week of projects based on your favorite games and characters. Then, battle it out in our annual video game tournament. Trophies given to the top 5 finishers!

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 31-Aug. 4
Begins: Monday, Aug. 4
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$140/$125 OI members

Art Intensives for Teens

June 12-16, 2023: Teen Pottery

New students will learn the basics of throwing clay on the pottery wheel while more advanced students can continue to explore new techniques as well as clay hand-building. A glazing class will be held at noon on Thurs., June 22 and is included with this camp.

 

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 12-16
Begins: Monday, June 12
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$140/$125 OI members

June 26-30, 2023: Electronic Music Workshop (EMW) presented by West Liberty University
Express yourself through the exploration and performance of electronic music. Design sounds and build beats while learning about production, improvisation, recording, and other technical & musical skills. All instruments and equipment will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own. We can incorporate any acoustic instrument or voice into the experience!  The EMW Ensemble will perform a public concert during the final days of the workshop.

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 26-30
Begins: Monday, June 26
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Dr. Matthew D. Harder

$140/$125 OI members

June 26-30, 2023: Fine Art for Teens
Students continue to develop their 2 & 3D skills with a variety of hands-on projects. Learn new methods, tips, and tricks.

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 26-30
Begins: Monday, June 26
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$140/$125 OI members

July 10-14 & July 17-21, 2023: Harry Potter for Teens
Accio Awesome! The biggest camp of the year! Join us for TWO WEEKS to make art based on the book and movie series. Get sorted and help your team win the House cup by completing Tri-Wizards challenges and answering trivia. Wrap up the camp with our costume contest (optional) and Butterbeer!

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm July 10-14 & July 17-21
Begins: Monday, July 10
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$280/$250 OI members