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Arts & Crafts Summer Camps


Registration for all 2023 Arts and Crafts Summer Camps opens on March 1, 2023.


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Bob Ross ® for Kids Acrylic Landscape Art Camps
5-Day Camps
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 6 – 11
Cost: $125.00
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame
Click on the dates and locations below to register






Introducing Bob Ross® for Kids with Certified Ross Instructor®, Quintin Burlingame! This camp is designed for younger artists who want to create gorgeous landscape paintings but are not quite ready for messy oil paints. Quintin will guide students through the basics of using acrylic paints and help them achieve happy little masterpieces.

All materials are provided by the instructor.

This camp is for ages 6 - 11. For ages 12 - 16, please see our Bob Ross® Oil Landscapes Art Camps.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.

Bob Ross ® for Kids Acrylic Landscape Camp Schedule:

Fairview Rec Center | June 5 – June 9
Franklin Rec Center| June 12 – June 16
Longview Rec Center | June 26 – June 30
Nolensville Rec Center | July 10 – July 14


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Bob Ross ® Oil Landscape Art Camps
5-Day Camps
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages 12 – 16
Cost: $150.00
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame
Click on the dates and locations below to register






From "Happy Little Trees" to "Mighty Mountains," students can join Certified Ross Instructor®, Quintin Burlingame, to learn the Bob Ross Wet-On-Wet technique® made famous on The Joy of Painting®. Each class, students complete an oil on canvas painting focusing on individual components, ultimately culminating into one of Bob's iconic mountain landscapes.

This camp is for ages 12 - 16. For ages 6 - 11, please see Bob Ross® for Kids Acrylic Landscape Art Camp.

All materials are provided by the instructor.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.

Bob Ross ® Oil Landscape Art Camp Schedule:

Fairview Rec Center | June 5 – June 9
Franklin Rec Center| June 12 – June 16
Longview Rec Center | June 26 – June 30
Nolensville Rec Center | July 10 – July 14


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Mad Scientist Art Camp
4-Day Camps
June 12 – June 15
10:00am – 12:00pm for ages 6 - 10
1:00pm – 3:00pm for ages 11 – 15
Fairview Rec Center
Cost: $120.00 + $10.00 supply fee payable to the instructor
Instructor: Andrew Rose

To register for the morning session for ages 6 - 10, click here
To register for the afternoon session for ages 11 - 15, click here


Get ready for creative fun this summer at Mad Scientist Art Camp! This four-day art/science camp is nonstop action and fun covering a multitude of mediums that will propel the imagination of any student. While art is the focus of the camp, students will engage in fun science experiments that teach them new, creative techniques. Traditional ways of creating art, such as drawing and sculpting, will also be covered with engaging subjects including monsters and video game characters.

The morning session is for ages 6 -10. The afternoon session is for ages 11 - 15.

All materials are provided by the instructor. A one-time $10.00 supply fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of the first day.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.

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Robots and Aliens Art Camp
4-Day Camp
June 19 – June 22
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 7 - 12
Franklin Rec Center
Cost: $140.00
Instructor: Kris Salva

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Get ready to create out of this world art in our Robots and Aliens Art Camp! This summer camp will provide students ages 7-12 with the opportunity to explore their creative side through the use of mixed media! Instructor Kris Salva will provide guidance and tips to help students create amazing robots and aliens that make them proud.

All materials are provided by the instructor.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.


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Furry and Fuzzy Friends Art Camp
4-Day Camp
June 26 – June 29
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 7 - 12
Franklin Rec Center
Cost: $140.00
Instructor: Kris Salva

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This summer, help your kids explore their creative side by joining our Furry and Fuzzy Friends Art Camp! Students will have a blast using mixed media to create cuddly creatures and will be encouraged to get creative and explore different techniques and materials to bring their creatures to life. Our camp is designed to be fuzzy, friendly, and welcoming to students of all skill levels.

All materials are provided by the instructor.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.


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Fairview Craftstravaganza Art Camp
4-Day Camps
June 26 – June 29
10:00am – 12:00pm for ages 6 - 10
1:00pm – 3:00pm for ages 11 – 15
Fairview Rec Center
Cost: $120.00 + $10.00 supply fee payable to the instructor
Instructor: Andrew Rose

To register for the morning session for ages 6 - 10, click here
To register for the afternoon session for ages 11 - 15, click here

Calling all creative kids to the Fairview Craftravaganza! This four-day art camp is nonstop art and fun. Campers will sharpen their artistic skills while drawing, painting, and sculpting unique crafts. This camp is perfect for your art loving kid!

All materials are provided by the instructor. A one-time $10.00 supply fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of the first day.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.


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3-Day Camp
July 5 – July 7
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Ages 7 – 11
Franklin Rec Center
Cost: $150.00
Instructor: Shelley Sullivan

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Want a sugar rush?! Join us as we create scrumptious art projects. We’ll make deliciously sweet art through painting, drawing, and sculpting. Projects will include painted popsicles, mixed media donuts, watercolor gummy bears, Model Magic cupcakes, and sculpted banana splits, with so much more!

All materials are provided by the instructor.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.


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Book Making Art Camp
5-Day Camp
July 10 – July 14
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 11 - 17
Nolensville Rec Center
Cost: $120.00 + $10.00 supply fee payable to the instructor
Instructor: Heather Bethurum

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Bring your best ideas for your finished book! Will it be for a story with illustrations? Will it be a graphic novel or anime? Will it be for a sketchbook or poems? We will create handmade paper together, design and craft an illuminated cover for your book, set up your pages with headings and other small details, and then bind them. Let your creativity soar and come with your best ideas!

You will want to bring a color reference picture (or two) or a device with the internet so you can browse reference ideas for your cover and/or illustrations.

Supplies will be provided by the instructor, and a $10.00 supply fee is due to the instructor at the start of the first day.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.


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Sketchbook Fun! Art Camp
5-Day Camp
July 10 – July 14
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages 11 - 17
Nolensville Rec Center
Cost: $120.00 + $10.00 supply fee payable to the instructor
Instructor: Heather Bethurum

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Do you love drawing in your sketchbook but sometimes run out of ideas? Do you feel like you always draw the same things over and over again? Are you looking for ways to get all your ideas out on paper while having fun and feeling excited about what you are creating? Let's have a blast together exploring fun and creative ways to fill a sketchbook. From inches and thumbnail sketches, quotes and lyrics, zentangles, and crazy prompts that stretch your imagination, you will have a blast igniting your creativity while drawing the things you like to draw.

Supplies will be provided by the instructor, and a $10.00 supply fee is due to the instructor at the start of the first day.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.


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Surf, Sand, and Sun Art Camp
4-Day Camp
July 17 – July 20
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 7 - 12
Franklin Rec Center
Cost: $140.00
Instructor: Kris Salva

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Our beach themed art camp is a perfect opportunity for kids to explore their creativity! Instructor Kris Salva will guide students through fun and unique projects that will help them develop their artistic skills. The mixed-media masterpieces students create will bring a little bit of surf, sand, and sunshine back home.

All materials are provided by the instructor.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.


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Drawing 101 Art Camp
5-Day Camp
July 17 – July 21
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 11 - 17
Nolensville Rec Center
Cost: $120.00 + $5.00 supply fee payable to the instructor
Instructor: Heather Bethurum

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What do you like to draw? What do you want to learn more about? Are you wondering how to make things look more 3-D or how to make a texture like hair look more real? Come explore basic drawing techniques in graphite, charcoal, and pen and ink. No matter your experience level you will have a great time increasing your skills while you flex your creativity. You will want to bring a device with internet so you can browse reference ideas.

Basic supplies will be provided by the instructor, and a $5.00 supply fee is due to the instructor at the start of the first day. Students may bring their favorite drawing supplies (like colored pencils, markers for artists, colored pens etc.) to experiment with and gain skills with the guidance of the instructor.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.


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Painting 101 Art Camp
5-Day Camp
July 17 – July 21
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages 11 - 17
Nolensville Rec Center
Cost: $120.00 + $5.00 supply fee payable to the instructor
Instructor: Heather Bethurum

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What do you like to paint? What do you want to learn more about? Are you wondering how to mix colors or make things look more realistic? Come learn simple tricks and tips to help your paintings look more real. Explore basic painting techniques with acrylic paints while you create a finished painting.

You will want to bring a color reference picture (or two) or a device with the internet so you can browse reference ideas.

Supplies will be provided by the instructor, and a $10.00 supply fee is due to the instructor at the start of the first day. Students may bring additional acrylic paint colors if they have a specific color they would like to experiment with under the guidance of the instructor.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.


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Fantastic and Mythical Creatures Art Camp
4-Day Camp
July 24 – July 27
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 7 - 12
Nolensville Rec Center
Cost: $140.00
Instructor: Kris Salva

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Welcome to our exciting and imaginative world of Fantastic and Mythical Creatures! In this camp, Instructor Kris Salva will guide students through multiple mixed media art projects where they will use their creativity to build mythical creatures. Throughout the week, students will learn how to use color, texture, and composition to create their own unique, fantastic creatures.

Come join us for a week of magical fun!

All materials are provided by the instructor.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.


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Storybook Decoupage Art Camps
4-Day Camps (Monday – Thursday)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Nolensville and Franklin Rec Centers
Ages 6 – 10
Cost: $140.00 + $40.00 supply fee payable to the instructor
Instructor: Lizzy Chittenden
Click on the dates and locations below to register




This weekly, 4 day camp offers an exciting and unique experience for children of ages 6 -10! Each day begins with story time, where campers will be introduced to a new and exciting tale. Then, the campers will be guided through multiple craft projects related to the story they just heard. The crafts will be fun, creative, and educational, helping to expand the campers’ knowledge of the fairy-tale world. This camp is sure to be a great way for campers to learn, grow, and have fun!

Storybook Decoupage will alternate weeks between Franklin and Nolensville so everyone has a chance to hear their favorite stories. Check out the dates below!

All materials are provided by the instructor. A one-time $40.00 supply fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of the first day.

Students are encouraged to bring a peanut-free snack.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 1 week prior to the first day of camp.

Storybook Decoupage Art Camp Schedule:

School's Out! | Nolensville | May 30 - June 2 (Due to the holiday, this week will be Tuesday – Friday)
School's Out! | Franklin | June 5 – June 8

Featured Stories for School’s Out!:
The Day the Crayons Quit
Scribble Stones
Sticks
Jack and the Beanstalk

Little Creatures | Nolensville | June 12 – June 15
Little Creatures | Franklin | June 19 – June 22

Featured Stories for Little Creatures:
Memoirs of a Goldfish
Fairies!
Please, Please the Bees
Firenze's Light

Silly Stories | Nolensville | June 26 – June 29
Silly Stories | Franklin | July 10 - July 13

Featured Stories for Silly Stories:
The 3 Little Pigs as Told by the Wolf
3 Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Unicorns!
Dragons Love Tacos

Back to School | Nolensville | July 17 – 20
Back to School | Franklin | July 24 – 27

Features Stories for Back to School:
We Don't Eat Our Classmates
The Creepy Crayon
Wish
Chrysanthemum


 

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