Visual Arts Camps

Art Camps - Oglebay Institute

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. 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.

There will be no trips to the Wheeling Park Pool in 2020.

Art Camps for Pre-school Ages 4 – Entering Kindergarten

June 22-26, 2020: PAW Patrol (CANCELED)
All paws on deck! Play and learn while creating art inspired by your favorite furry friends! (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 9am-11am June 22-26
Begins: Monday, June 22
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Bethany Perkins

$75/$65 OI members

July 13-17, 2020: Gone Camping (CANCELED)
Create arts & crafts using materials and themes of nature in a traditional camp setting. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 9am-11am July 13-17
Begins: Monday, July 13
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$75/$65 OI members

July 20-24, 2020: Disney Days (CANCELED)
Children learn to express their inner Mickey through different media in art exploration. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 9am-11am July 20-24
Begins: Monday, July 20
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$75/$65 OI members

Entering Grade 1 – Entering Grade 3

June 1-5, 2020: Just For Girls (CANCELED)
Join us for a fun-filled, girls-only camp and make cool art that’s all about you. (Limit 16)

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

$130/$115 OI members

June 1-5, 2020: Star Wars (CANCELED)
Use the creative Force to mark art and props that will make you the envy of the galaxy. (Limit 16)

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

$130/$115 OI members

July 27-31, 2020: Pokémon (grades 1-3)
Gotta draw them all! Make cool art projects and bring your favorite cards for play and trade with your friends. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 8-12
Begins: Monday, June 8
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Samantha Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

June 15-19, 2020: Minecraft (CANCELED)
Explore the innovative world of Minecraft with unique art projects and game play. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 15-19
Begins: Monday, June 15
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Samantha Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

June 22-26, 2020: S.T.E.A.M. (grades 1-3) (CANCELED)
Explore the hottest trend in education with projects in science, technology, engineering, art and math during this one-week in a one week summer intensive! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 22-26
Begins: Monday, June 22
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$130/$115 OI members

July 6-10, 2020: Yay Clay! (SOLD OUT)
Create treasures that will last for years to come. Learn different hand building methods while working with different types of clay. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 6-10
Begins: Monday, July 6
Duration: 5 days

Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

July 13-17, 2020: Hogwarts
Join us for the annual celebration of Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts. Choose your house and create magical projects. It’s the biggest week of the summer! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 13-17
Begins: Monday, July 13
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Ally Hoberek

$130/$115 OI members

July 20-24, 2020: Art Sampler (SOLD OUT)
Explore the exciting and diverse world of art. Try your hand at painting, drawing, sculpture and more. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 20-24
Begins: Monday, July 20
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

July 27-31, 2020: Wonderful World of Disney
Explore the magical world of Disney with art projects featuring many of your favorite characters and stories. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 1- entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 27-31
Begins: Monday, July 27
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Amy Thalman

$130/$115 OI members

August 3-7, 2020: Jewelry Making
Bling Bling! Learn how to make several types of jewelry using a variety of materials and styles. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm, August 3-7
Begins: Monday, August 3
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

August 3-7, 2020: Video Gamers (grades 1-3)
Create original art based on your favorite video games and characters and participate in a video game tournament with your friends. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 1- entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm, August 3-7
Begins: Monday, August 3
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

August 17-21, 2020: Clay Time (grades 1-3)
Join us for a fun-filled week exploring the fundamentals of clay. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 1- entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm August 17-21
Begins: Monday, August 17
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

August 24-28, 2020: Summer Art Camp Sampler (grades 1-3)
Get a taste of many of our popular art themes including Star Wars, Video Games, Harry Potter and more! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 1- entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm August 24-28
Begins: Monday, August 24
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

August 24-28, 2020: Nature Art (grades 1-3) (CANCELED)
Learn to draw and paint the natural world, and even use things from nature itself as art tools! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 1- entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm August 24-28
Begins: Monday, August 24
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

Entering Grade 4 – Entering Grade 7

June 1-5, 2020: Digital Photography (CANCELED)
Back by popular demand! Learn how to shoot digitally and the elements of taking a great photo. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 1-5
Begins: Monday, June 1
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

June 8-12, 2020: Pokémon (grades 4-7) (CANCELED)
Learn how to draw, paint and create in the Pokémon style. Bring your cards, battle it out with your friends! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 8-12
Begins: Monday, June 8
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Zach Michael

$130/$115 OI members

June 15-19, 2020: Lego World (CANCELED)
Create 2D & 3D art projects based on some of your favorite Lego characters. Bring your own Legos in to share with friends. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 15-19
Begins: Monday, June 15
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

July 20-24, 2020: Magic of the Pottery Wheel (SOLD OUT)
Explore the basics of throwing clay on the pottery wheel as well as clay hand-building techniques. All pottery created will be glaze-fired to ensure that it is food safe. A glazing class will be held at noon on Wednesday, August 5 and is included with this camp. (Limit 12)

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Ages: entering grade 4- entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 20-24
Begins: Monday, July 20
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

July 6-10, 2020: 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! (Limit 16)

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

$130/$115 OI members

July 13-17, 2020: Magic of the Pottery Wheel (SOLD OUT)
Explore the basics of throwing clay on the pottery wheel as well as clay hand-building techniques. All pottery created will be glaze-fired to ensure that it is food safe. A glazing class will be held at noon on Wednesday, July 22 and is included with this camp. (Limit 12)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 13-17
Begins: Monday, July 13
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

July 13-17 & July 20-24, 2020: Harry Potter Camp (SOLD OUT)
Join us for 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 13-17 & July 20-24
Begins: Monday, July 13
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$250/$214 OI members

July 27-31, 2020: Junior Movie Makers
Celebrate 13 years of movie fun as we learn the variety of art mediums used to create movies. (Limit 12)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 27-31
Begins: Monday, July 27
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Zachary Michael

$130/$115 OI members

July 27-July 31, 2020: Paint ‘N Print
For the advanced art student who wants more challenging projects. Work in a variety of mediums and techniques to create amazing pieces of art. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 27-31
Begins: Monday, July 27
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

August 3-7, 2020: Video Game Crazy (grades 4-7)
Now in our 15th year! 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 3-7
Begins: Monday, Aug. 3
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

August 17-21, 2020: Digital Photography (grades 4-7)
Back by popular demand! Learn how to shoot digitally and the elements of making a great photo. (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm August 17-21
Begins: Monday, August 17
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

August 17-21, 2020: Art Club (grades 4-7)
Learn drawing & painting techniques with projects based on interests of the campers! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm August 17-21
Begins: Monday, August 17
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

August 24-28, 2020: Printmaking (grades 4-7) (CANCELED)
This popular camp will introduce campers to Screenprinting and other printmaking techniques. (Limit 16)

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

$130/$115 OI members

Art Intensives for Teens

July 6-10, 2020: Teen Movie Intensive (SOLD OUT)
Join us in celebrating our 12th year of movie-making intensives! This year we will film a brand new short with an emphasis on acting for the camera. Crew positions will be taught as well. (Limit 12)

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm July 6-10
Begins: Monday, July 6
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$125/$107 OI members

July 6-10, 2020: Pottery Intensive (SOLD OUT)
New students will learn the basics of throwing clay on the pottery wheel and more. Advanced students can continue to explore new techniques. All pottery created will be glaze-fired to ensure that it is food safe. A glazing class will be held at noon on Wednesday, July 15 and is included with this camp.  (Limit 12)

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Ages: entering grade 8- grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm July 6-10
Begins: Monday, July 6
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

July 13-17 & 20-24, 2020: Harry Potter for Teens (CANCELED)
Accio 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 by completing Tri-Wizards challenges and answering trivia. Wrap-up the week with a costume contest (optional), enjoy Butterbeer and make plans to attend the final night’s Grand Feast & after-party from 3-7pm Friday, July 24. (Limit 20)

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm July 13-17 & July 20-24
Begins: Monday, July 13
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$250/$214 OI members (After-party is an additional $10)