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About Summer Art Studio

Summer Art Studio (coed, grades 2-9) 
For over 72 years Cranbrook has offered the community the opportunity to share in the Booth family's vision to develop and nurture the creative and performing arts. Founded upon the principle that all young people can benefit and enrich their lives from exposure to art, Summer Art Studio has long been a treasured part of the Schools' programming and community outreach.

The unparalleled legacy of exploration of the arts on Cranbrook’s campus is celebrated and expanded in Summer Art Studio. Campers receive instruction in classic art forms such as drawing, composition, painting and sculpture, and will also expand their horizons into contemporary media such as building, illustration, and photography. Explorations that blend unique media combinations are highly encouraged. The beautiful and unique Cranbrook campus provides ample, diverse aesthetic inspiration for prodigious volumes of work. Gallery Shows held on Friday afternoons in the third week and sixth week invite relatives to view campers' creations, allow them to meet instructors, and learn more about the projects. At the end of each week, projects can be taken home or may be held in the office for display at that session’s Gallery Show, to which all are invited.

Junior Division (Grades 2-5)
This exciting hands-on experience allows campers to develop a combination of artistic talents and explore new media. Each day campers will attend three different classes. A unique, week-long project will be created in each of the three classes, taught by exuberant instructors. The Junior Division provides a fun, diverse, and exciting experience for young artists. We encourage campers to use their imaginations to create fun and interesting projects each week.

  • Week 1: Drawing, Building, & Jewelry
  • Week 2: Painting, Ceramics, & Printmaking
  • Week 3: Building, Ceramics, & Illustration
  • Week 4: Painting, Photography, & Sculpture
  • Week 5: Illustration, Ceramics, & Fabrics
  • Week 6: Drawing, Building, & Photography
Senior Division (Grades 6-9)
The Senior Division is a more focused group, designed for the young artist who is working to cultivate and refine their artistic talents. Classes consist of dedicated weekly projects designed to develop and fine tune specific skills under the supervision of experienced staff in a small, hands-on classroom environment. Smaller class sizes allow each camper to have ample one-on-one instruction and encourage useful critique time with instructors. Each week, campers will focus on two separate subjects — one in the morning and another in the afternoon. By exploring various techniques in each of the subject areas presented, campers gain a deeper understanding of the specific media and learn different approaches to using it.

  • Week 1: Wheel Throwing / Digital
  • Week 2: Design / Fibers & Textiles
  • Week 3: Sculpture / Acrylic Painting
  • Week 4: Wheel Throwing / Watercolor Painting
  • Week 5: Illustration / Photography
  • Week 6: Ceramics / Jewelry
Swimming in the Williams Natatorium is an included activity for both divisions.

Tuition and Fees
Tuition: $395 per week
Fees: $30 materials fee per week; $35 Rush Enrollment 21 days prior to start of each week
Discounts: $50 each additional week; 10% week of July 4
Includes: Camp t-shirt (one per camp); lunch; AM/PM snacks
Options: Bus Service and Extended Care for additional fees; No-fee Payment Plan available
For more information on the Schools’ camps, request information or contact Special and Summer Programs at or (248) 645-3674.

Dates, Times & Locations

Summer Art Studio
Week 1: June 26 - June 30, 2017
Week 2: July 3 - July 7, 2017*
Week 3: July 10 - July 14, 2017
Week 4: July 17 - July 21, 2017
Week 5: July 24 - July 28, 2017
Week 6: July 31 - August 4, 2017

at Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls – Kingswood
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

*No camp July 4, 2017

Cranbrook Schools

·39221 Woodward ·Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.

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