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. 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 3-7, 2019: Color Splash Art & Movement Camp (NEW!)
Little ones create artwork and learn movement inspired by all the colors of the rainbow. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 9am-12:15pm June 3-7
Begins: Monday, June 3
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis (art) & Kimberlee Kafana (movement)

$85/$72.25 OI members

June 10-14, 2019: Dr. Seuss Art and Movement Camp
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 10-14
Begins: Monday, June 10
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger (art) & Kimberlee Kafana (movement)

$85/$72.25 OI members

June 17-21, 2019: Paw Patrol Art and Movement Camp
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 17-21
Begins: Monday, June 17
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis (art) & Kimberlee Kafana (movement)

$85/$72.25 OI members

July 8-July 12, 2019: Gone Camping Art & Movement Camp (NEW!)
Create arts & crafts using materials and themes of nature in a traditional camp setting along with creative movement in tumbling. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 9am-12:15pm July 8-12
Begins: Monday, July 8
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis (art) & Arianne Wade (movement)

$85/$72.25 OI members

July 15-July 19, 2019: Disney Days Art and Movement Camp
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 15-19
Begins: Monday, July 15
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis (art) & Kimberlee Kafana (movement)

$85/$72.25 OI members

Entering Grade 1 – Entering Grade 3

June 3-7, 2019: Pokémon (SOLD OUT)
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 3-7
Begins: Monday, June 3
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

June 10-14, 2019: Minecraft
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 10-14
Begins: Monday, June 10
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$130/$115 OI members

June 17-21, 2019: S.T.E.A.M. (NEW!)
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 17-21
Begins: Monday, June 17
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$130/$115 OI members

June 24-28, 2019: 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 June 24-28
Begins: Monday, June 24
Duration: 5 days

Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

July 8-12, 2019: 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 8-12
Begins: Monday, July 8
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

July 15-19, 2019: Art Sampler
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 15-19
Begins: Monday, July 15
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

July 22-26, 2019: 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 22-26
Begins: Monday, July 22
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Amy Thalman

$130/$115 OI members

July 29-August 2, 2019: Just for Girls
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 July 29-Aug. 2
Begins: Monday, July 29
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

July 29-August 2, 2019: 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 lightsaber battle! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm July 29-Aug. 2
Begins: Monday, July 29
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Zachary Michael

$130/$115 OI members

August 5-9, 2019: 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 5-9
Begins: Monday, August 5
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger

$130/$115 OI members

August 5-9, 2019: Video Gamers
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 5-9
Begins: Monday, Aug. 5
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

Entering Grade 4 – Entering Grade 7

June 3-7, 2019: 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 3-7
Begins: Monday, June 3
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

June 10-14, 2019: 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 10-14
Begins: Monday, June 10
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

June 10-14 & 17-21, 2019: 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 10-14
& 17-21
Begins: Monday, June 10
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$250/$214 OI members

June 24-28, 2019: 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! (Limit 16)

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

$130/$115 OI members

July 8-12 & July 15-19, 2019: Harry Potter Camp
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 8-12 & July 15-19
Begins: Monday, July 8
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$250/$214 OI members

July 22-26, 2019: Lego World
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 July 22-26
Begins: Monday, July 22
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

July 22-26, 2019: Junior Movie Makers (SOLD OUT)
Celebrate 12 years of movie fun! This year’s camp features the making of a trailer and special workshops. (Limit 12)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 22-26
Begins: Monday, July 22
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

July 29-August 2, 2019: 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 lightsaber duel! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 29- Aug.2
Begins: Monday, July 29
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

August 5-9, 2019: Video Game Crazy
Now in our 14th 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 5-9
Begins: Monday, Aug. 5
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

Art Intensives for Teens

June 3-7, 2019: Teen Pottery
New students will learn the basics of throwing clay on the pottery wheel and more. Advanced students can continue to explore new techniques including clay hand building. (Limit 12)

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

$130/$115 OI members

June 10-14 & 17-21, 2019: Teen Movie Intensive
Join us in celebrating our 11th year of movie-making intensives! This year we invade Hollywood by re-imagining some of the greatest scenes in cinema. All participants will get a DVD of the final project. (Limit 12)

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

$250/$214 OI members

June 24-28, 2019: Stranger Things
Join the Gang from Hawkins, Indiana as we create art inspired by the smash hit Netflix series! (Limit 16)

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Ages: entering grade 8- grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 24-28
Begins: Monday, June 24
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

July 8-12 & 15-19, 2019: Harry Potter for Teens
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 on July 19! (Limit 20)

* 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 8-12 & July 15-19
Begins: Monday, July 8
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

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

August 5-9, 2019: Fortnite Teen Art Intensive (NEW!)
We’re dropping in hot as we explore the battlefield of Fortnite with a variety of projects based on the epic video game. Then, prepare for battle in our tournament with trophies going to the top three finishers.

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

$130/$115 OI members