Camps

Summer and Easter Art Camps

CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED – TAKING NAMES FOR WAITING LISTS ONLY
Following the amazing success of my covid forced outdoor art camps last summer, I’ve decided to keep my new model and run outdoor camps again this year.
I have never had so many really happy kids and parents. I have never had so many parents take the time to express how happy their kids were on the camps last summer, how they were waiting at the door to leave home each morning eager to get to camp. And to be honest, I have never enjoyed the camps as much myself. !! It was a mixture of relief at being allowed to do something post covid, being outdoors and also me, having broken my leg. I know that sounds strange, but I believe it to be true. I have always put pressure on myself to produce, produce and produce with the kids, thinking the more we make the better. But, because of my broken leg, (I was still on crutches during the camps last year) I gave myself a break and took that pressure off and the result was happier kids. We might not have produced as much as in previous years, but we had more fun and took more care in producing what we did.
There is a silver lining to everything !!
So here goes, get planning and booking fast as these camps fill up really quickly, I already have a list of people waiting for dates.
Camp info:
There will be shelter in the form of garden marquees as well an indoor storage and toilet facilities. Children need to be prepared for all weather ! Crafts will be designed to best suit the outdoors. As much as possible children will be podded into groups, preferably with their siblings or children who they already know. Each child will have their own set of utensils/materials provided by myself which only they will use for the duration of the camp.
The camps will be for ages 6 – 10yrs and 10 -14yrs, running at the same time to allow families to attend together, different crafts will be given to different age groups. I will take a younger child, 4.5 / 5 yrs if coming with an older sibling. Over the last 10 years of running camps, I have found this the most successful model taking all things into consideration. Places will be strictly limited, so early booking is advised.
The camps will take place at my home/garden studio on Dunbur Road in Wicklow Town. Currently I am taking bookings and adding names to a list, yes, the list is already filling !!
Dates and times for camps are as follows:
Easter Camps
Camp 1 : April 19th – 23rd 9am – 12noon – completed
Camp 2 : April 19th – 23rd 12.30 – 15.30 -completed
Please note Easter camp runs from Tuesday – Saturday inc
Summer Camps
Camp 3: July 4th – 8th : 9am -12noon – Cancelled – due to me exhibiting in London that week
Camp 4: July 4th – 8th : 12.30 – 15.30 – Cancelled – due to me exhibiting in London that week
Camp 5: July 11th – 15th : 9am -12noon – fully booked
Camp 6: July 11th – 15th : 12.30 – 15.30 – fully booked
Camp 7 : July 18th – 21st : 9am – 12 noon – fully booked
Camp 8 : July 18th – 21st : 12.30-3.30pm – fully booked
€120 per child, sibling / multiple booking discounts offered, book soon to avoid disappointment. Please DM if you would like to book or text/call 086 804 4747
Please note Camps 7 and 8 are 4 day camps only, costing €100 all materials included.
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busy-tablesCamps for ages 6-10 years

The art studio runs a series of art and craft camps for children between the ages of 6 and 10.

Often the camps will be themed for a particular time of year, the variety of different crafts and art projects is endless. The art studio will strive to ensure that a child will not repeat projects they have completed during a previous camp.

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  • Suitable ages 6-10
  • Hours of fun and creativity
  • Painting, drawing, sculpture, print making, paper and book making, puppetry, papier-mache, tie dying & much more
  • Students should wear old clothes and bring a snack, drink & pack lunch each day.
  • Numbers limited, booking advisable
  • All art materials included in the price of each camp.
  • Sibling discounts offered.
  • Camps are 5 mornings 9am – 12pm or 5 afternoons 12.30-15.30
  • Costs €120 per week.

Camps for ages 10-14 years

The art studio-summer-camps-10-13-1The art studio runs a special camp for the older budding artist offering a week of in-depth exploration of various art techniques using quality art materials.

  • Suitable ages 10-14 years
  • Hours of fun and creativity
  • Painting, drawing, sculpture and design using oils, acrylics, water colours, charcoal, pastels and anything else that takes a particular fancy!
  • Students should wear old clothes and bring a snack, drink & pack lunch each day.
  • Numbers limited, booking advisable.
  • All art materials included in the price of each camp.
  • Sibling discounts offered.
  • Camps are 5 mornings 9am – 12pm or 5 afternoons 12.30-15.30
  • Costs €120 per week.