Students explored a variety of mediums at our Teen Art Camp

This summer the Whatcom Museum is hosting two teen art camp sessions that will introduce teens to concepts of design and various media and art techniques. For ages 11 – 18, these camps are open to students with any level of experience, and teens can participate in one, or both camps. Space is limited. Register by downloading the camp registration form and mailing or emailing to Emily Dieleman. If you have questions, contact Emily at 360.778.8960 or by email.

Emerging Artists Teen Summer Camps

Session 1: July 24 – 28; 9 am – noon; $175/non-members, $155/members—Session cancelled due to low enrollment. Registration still open for session 2.
Explore a variety of art media and techniques at the Lightcatcher building’s art studio. Students will gain a broad knowledge of the principles of art and design while engaging with the Museum’s ongoing exhibitions. Beginning art students are encouraged to join us.

Session 2: August 7 – 11; 9 am – noon; $175/non-members, $155/members
Building on the art techniques learned in session 1, this drawing and painting intensive camp prepares students to create a final art project in the medium and technique of their choice. Works of art will be displayed in a student art show at the end of the session! Participation in session 1 is not required.


Teen Summer Theater Workshops for ages: 11 – 17
Saturdays, June 10, July 8, & August 12, 1-2:15pm
Included with admission/Members free. Pre-registration required.
Local teens are invited to participate in our summer theater workshops at the Lightcatcher Studio. Participants can attend one or all. Class size is limited to 15 students and pre-registration is required. Register by contacting Susanna Brooks at 360.778.8944 or by email.

June 10: Introduction to Theatre and Improvisation—Enjoy a fun day of play, theater style! Learn theater history and then delve into the basic rules of improv while play-acting an array of imaginative games using the BYE basics of improve: be Big with your actions, say Yes, and be Energetic. Register by June 5th.

July 8: Costume Creations—Costumes play a leading role in theater. Learn the basics of costume design history and discover how costumes influence modern fashion. Teens will learn about color, pattern, shape, and contrast, and then design a costume based on a character description provided by the instructor. Register by July 3rd.

August 12: Creative Commercials—Curious about what it takes to create a popular video commercial? Use your imagination to invent a unique product. Participants will work as a group to create a commercial that successfully brands and promotes their product. Register by August 7th.