We are excited to offer three Art Camp options available for 2023! There is a four-day art camp for girls and boys going into Years 6 to 9, a two-day GCSE art camp those going into Years 10 or 11. All camps give students access to the College’s excellent art facilities as well as expert tuition in developing new techniques and skills with a variety of mixed media. Please note that the A-level art camp will not be running this year.
Art Summer Camp (Ages 10-14)
This four-day art camp is from Monday 31 July to Thursday 3 August and costs £152 per person. Each class will run from 10am - 4pm, with break and hot lunches included. All materials are supplied.
It will be a fun-packed four days with two different qualified Shiplake art teachers running multiple mini workshops throughout the duration of the camp. Students will learn at their own pace, with lots of support and encouragement. Workshops will include a wide range of materials such as painting, drawing, printing and mix media, and many more. The workshops will have detailed demonstrations by art teachers and will be full of hints and tips to bring out the inner artist and one-to-one tuition. The class size is small, so girls and boys will benefit from more support and space to create.
We will end the four-day camp with a showcasing to parents of the artwork created before the students get to take it home. After the four days students will have an abundance of artwork to take home.
Book to Attend the Summer Art Camp
GCSE Art Camp (Ages 14-16)
This two-day GCSE Art Workshop is on Monday 31 July and Tuesday 1 August and suitable for GCSE Art students going into Years 10 and 11 (ages 14–16 years). Each class will run from 10am - 4pm, with break and hot lunches included. All materials are supplied. The cost is £90 per person.
We are delighted to offer a NEW two-day GCSE Art workshop for all abilities. Whether a student is about to start their GCSEs or about to start Year 11 this will be beneficial to enrich any GCSE art portfolio. Students will focus on observational drawing skills in a variety of materials such as painting with bleach, printing and drawing to enrich their GCSE coursework.
Drawing is a fundamental part of GCSE Art. They will be taught by Keli Jiggens, Head of Art gaining techniques and skills to improve their confidence and ability in the subject. Students will learn at their own pace, with lots of support and encouragement. After the two days students will have an abundance of artwork to take home and add into their portfolio.
The group size will be small but will create a social, relaxing environment to work alongside other GCSE students.
Book to Attend the GCSE Art Camp
All art camps will take place in the Art Department which is on the top floor of the John Turner Building. It features three large classrooms, all of which benefit from natural light flooding in through numerous skylights. The inspirational space allows artists the freedom to express themselves creatively through painting, drawing, sculpting, crafting and designing. There will be opportunities for the students to work on their own independent projects and themes.
Included in all the camps/workshops:
· All materials and resources
· One-to-one support
· Detailed demonstrations
· Personal folder to take home all artwork
· Snacks and a hot lunch each day
What to bring:
· Wear old clothes with roll up sleeves
· Current sketchbooks and projects working on
· Own photography connected with theme or projects you are currently studying/inspired by
· Welcome to bring own materials too
To see current artwork created by Shiplake Art Students check out our Shiplake Art Instagram or follow the art department on Twitter.