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 20-24, 2022: Gone Camping (Canceled)
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 20-24
Begins: Monday, June 20
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$75/$65 OI members

June 27-July 1, 2022: 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 June 27-July 1
Begins: Monday, June 27
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Monica Mixer

$75/$65 OI members

Entering Grade 1 – Entering Grade 3

June 6-10, 2022: 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 6-10
Begins: Monday, June 6
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger-Davis

$130/$115 OI members

June 6-10, 2022: Pokemon
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 6-10
Begins: Monday, June 6
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

June 13-17, 2022: Star Wars
Use the creative Force to create art & 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 June 13-17
Begins: Monday, June 13
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Goodman

$130/$115 OI members

June 20-24, 2022: Minecraft (grades 1-3)
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 20-24
Begins: Monday, June 20
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Monica Mixer

$130/$115 OI members

June 27-July 1, 2022: 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 27-July 1
Begins: Monday, June 27
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Goodman

$130/$115 OI members

(Canceled) July 11-15, 2022: S.T.E.A.M. Camp (grades 1-3)
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 July 11-15
Begins: Monday, July 11
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$130/$115 OI members

July 18-22, 2022: 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 18-22
Begins: Monday, July 18
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger-Davis

$130/$115 OI members

July 25-29, 2022: 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 25-29
Begins: Monday, July 25
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): TBA

$130/$115 OI members

August 1-5, 2022: 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 1-5
Begins: Monday, August 1
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

Entering Grade 4 – Entering Grade 7

June 6-10, 2022: 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 6-10
Begins: Monday, June 6
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

June 13-17, 2022: Digital Photography (grades 4-7)
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 13-17
Begins: Monday, June 13
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

June 20-24, 2022: 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 June 20-24
Begins: Monday, June 20
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Lisa Rasmussen

$130/$115 OI members

June 20-24 & June 27-July 1, 2022: Harry Potter Camp
Join us for TWO FULL WEEKS of Pottermania 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 June 20-24 & June 27-July 1
Begins: Monday, June 20
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$260/$230 OI members

June 27-July 1, 2022: Magic of the Pottery Wheel (SOLD OUT)
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 Wednesday, July 6 and is included with this camp.

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Ages: entering grade 4- entering grade 7
Meets: 9am-3pm June 27-July 1
Begins: Monday, June 27
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

July 11-15, 2022: Lego World (grades 4-7)
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 July 11-15
Begins: Monday, July 11
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rachel Shipley

$130/$115 OI members

July 11-15, 2022: Junior Movie Makers (grades 4-7)
Celebrate 14 years of movie-making fun! Hone your acting skills and learn cool things like special effects makeup. A different workshop each day.

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

$130/$115 OI members

July 18-22, 2022: 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 July 18-22
Begins: Monday, July 18
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis

$130/$115 OI members

July 18-22, 2022: 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 Wednesday, August 3 and is included with this camp.

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

$130/$115 OI members

July 25-29, 2022: Fine Arts
For the more advanced art student looking for a challenge and more in-depth instruction. Learn new skills and techniques.

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

$130/$115 OI members

August 1-5, 2022: Video Game Crazy (grades 4-7)
Now in its 16th year! Boys and girls! 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 1-5
Begins: Monday, Aug. 1
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

Art Intensives for Teens

June 6-10 & 13-17, 2022: Electronic Music Workshop presented by West Liberty University (NEW!)

Oglebay Institute and West Liberty University are partnering to offer a unique opportunity for music-making in the Ohio Valley. The Ohio Valley Electronic Music Workshop is a two-week summer workshop for high school students which will explore the practice and performance of electronic music. Students will learn about various forms of musical expression and learn to perform using various types of electronic musical instruments. West Liberty University will provide the leadership and all of the instruments and equipment. On the final day of the workshop, the OV-EMW Ensemble will perform a public concert.

BYOI = Bring Your Own Instrument. We can incorporate any acoustic instrument or voice into the experience. If you make music on a laptop, bring it with you! If you’ve never made music with electronics but are curious, we want you too!

 

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 6-10 & 13-17
Begins: Monday, June 6
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Dr. Matthew D. Harder and staff

$260/$230 OI members

June 13-17, 2022: TEEN Video Games
Teen boys and girls! Join us for a week of projects based on your favorite games and characters, then battle it out in our video game tournament in Super Mario Cart/ Super Smash Brothers. Trophies awarded to the top 3 finishers.

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 13-17
Begins: Monday, June 13
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members

June 13-17, 2022: Pottery for Teens
New students will learn the basics of throwing clay on the pottery wheel, and more advanced students can continue to explore new techniques, as well as clay hand building. A glazing class will be held at noon on Wed., June 22 and is included with this camp.

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 13-17
Begins: Monday, June 13
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Rick Morgan

$130/$115 OI members

June 20-24 & June 27-July 1, 2022: Harry Potter for Teens
Accio Awesome! 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). All campers are invited to a FREE Grand Feast & After-Party from 3-7pm on Friday, July 1.

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Ages: entering grade 8 – grade 12
Meets: 9am-3pm June 20-24 & June 27-July 1
Begins: Monday, June 20
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$260/$230 OI members

July 25-29, 2022: Teen Movie Intensive
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 July 25-29
Begins: Monday, July 25
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brad Johnson

$130/$115 OI members