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.

Art Camps for Pre-school Ages 4 – Entering Kindergarten

June 21-25, 2021: Gone Camping
Create arts & crafts using materials and themes of nature in a traditional camp setting.

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 9am-11am June 21-25
Begins: Monday, June 21
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$75/$65 OI members

July 19-23, 2021: Disney Days
Children learn to express their inner Mickey through different media in art exploration.

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Ages: 4 – entering kindergarten
Meets: 9am-11am July 19-23
Begins: Monday, July 19
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$75/$65 OI members

Entering Grade 1 – Entering Grade 3

June 7-11, 2021: 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 June 7-11
Begins: Monday, June 7
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger-Davis

$130/$115 OI members

June 7-11, 2021: Star Wars
Use the creative Force to create art and props that will make you the envy of the galaxy.

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 7-11
Begins: Monday, June 7
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Samantha Jeffries

$130/$115 OI members

June 14-18, 2021: Pokémon Art Camp (grades 1-3)
Gotta draw them all! Make cool art projects and bring your favorite cards for play and trade with your friends.

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 14-18
Begins: Monday, June 14
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$130/$115 OI members

June 14-18, 2021: Jewelry Making
Bling Bling! Learn how to make several types of jewelry using a variety of materials and styles.

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 14-18
Begins: Monday, June 14
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

June 21-25, 2021: Yay Clay!
Create treasures that will last for years to come. Learn different 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 21-25
Begins: Monday, June 21
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger-Davis

$130/$115 OI members

June 28-July 2, 2021: S.T.E.A.M. Camp (grades 1-3)
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!

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm June 28-July 2
Begins: Monday, June 28
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$130/$115 OI members

July 12-16, 2021: Hogwarts Art Camp
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!

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

$130/$115 OI members

July 19-23, 2021: Minecraft Art Camp
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 July 19-23
Begins: Monday, July 19
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Samantha Jeffries

$130/$115 OI members

July 26-30, 2021: 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 26-30
Begins: Monday, July 26
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Samantha Jeffries

$130/$115 OI members

August 2-6, 2021: Wonderful World of Disney (SOLD OUT)
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 August 2-6
Begins: Monday, August 2
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Amy Thalman

$130/$115 OI members

August 2-6, 2021: 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.

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Ages: entering grade 1- entering grade 3
Meets: 9am-3pm, August 2-6
Begins: Monday, August 2
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

Entering Grade 4 – Entering Grade 7

June 7-11, 2021: Junior Movie Makers (SOLD OUT)
Celebrate 13 years of movie-making fun! Hone your acting skills in front of the camera as we film a short movie.

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

$130/$115 OI members

June 14-18, 2021: Pokémon Art Camp (grades 4-7)
Learn how to draw, paint and create in the Pokémon style. Bring your cards, battle it out with your friends!

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 14-18
Begins: Monday, June 14
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Samantha Jeffries

$130/$115 OI members

June 21-25, 2021: Lego World (SOLD OUT)
Create 2D & 3D art projects based on some of your favorite Lego characters. Bring your own Legos in to share with friends.

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 21-25
Begins: Monday, June 21
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

June 21-25, 2021: 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, June 30 and is included with this camp.

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Ages: entering grade 4- entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 21-25
Begins: Monday, June 21
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

June 28-July 2, 2021: Paint’N Print (grades 4-7)
For the advanced art student who wants more challenging projects. Work in a variety of mediums and techniques to create amazing pieces of art.

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Ages: entering grade 4 – entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 28-July 2
Begins: Monday, June 28
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger-Davis

$130/$115 OI members

July 12-16, 2021: 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 21 and is included with this camp.

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

$130/$115 OI members

July 12-16 & July 19-23, 2021: Harry Potter Camp
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!

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

$260/$230 OI members

July 26-30, 2021: S.T.E.A.M Camp (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 July 26-30
Begins: Monday, July 26
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$130/$115 OI members

July 26-30, 2021: Digital Photography
Back by popular demand! Learn how to shoot digitally and the elements of taking a great photo.

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

$130/$115 OI members

August 2-6, 2021: Video Game Crazy (grades 4-7) (SOLD OUT)
Join us for a week of projects based on your favorite games and characters. Then, let the battles begin 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 August 2-6
Begins: Monday, Aug. 2
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

Art Intensives for Teens

June 7-11 & 14-18, 2021: Electronic Music Workshop presented by West Liberty University (NEW!)
The EMW is an opportunity for high school students to explore electronic music. Design sounds and build beats to create & perform fresh electro-sonic jams! Learn about forms of musical expression using various types of electronic musical instruments along with production, improvisation, recording and other technical and musical skills. All instruments and equipment provided. Students can also bring their own instruments and laptops. During the final days of the workshop, the EMW Ensemble will perform a public concert.

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 7-11 & 14 -18
Begins: Monday, June 7
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Dr. Matthew D. Harder

$260/$130 OI members

June 14-18, 2021: 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, June 23 and is included with this camp.

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Ages: entering grade 8- grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 14-18
Begins: Monday, June 14
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

June 21-25, 2021: Teen Movie Intensive (SOLD OUT)
Develop your acting skills in front of the camera and your tech skills behind the scenes while filming a short movie.

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 21-25
Begins: Monday, June 21
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

June 28-July 2, 2021: Video Gamez (teens)
Join us for a week of projects based on your favorite games and characters, then battle it out in our video game tournament where YOU choose the game! Trophies awarded to the top 3 finishers.

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 28-July 2
Begins: Monday, June 28
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

July 12-16, 2021: Harry Potter for Teens
Accio Awesome! Join us 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). All campers are invited to a Grand Feast & After-Party from 3-7pm on Friday, July 16 ($10 add’l fee).

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

$130/$115 OI members (After-party is an additional $10)