Welcome to a vibrant, creative summer experience at Cultivate! We're thrilled to invite young artists to a camp that promises not just to fill their days with art-making but to immerse them in an ecosystem thriving on creativity, innovation, and community.
At Cultivate, we champion the power of art to transform, educate, and inspire. Our Summer Art Camp is a direct reflection of this ethos, offering campers an unparalleled journey through the realms of hands-on learning, creativity, and exploration.
Cultivate is not just any arts organization; it's a space animated by the visions and passions of artists themselves. Being an artist-run organization, we bring a unique perspective to our programming, one that is deeply embedded in the contemporary art scene. This unique positioning means that our campers don't just learn about art; they breathe it, live it, and contribute to it. The journey from our front door, through the gallery adorned with works by local, regional, and national artists, to the classroom, is a daily inspiration. We partner with local, regional, and national art colleges, organizations, and galleries to bring thought-provoking and educational exhibitions to our space. This exposure to an array of artistic expressions and techniques fosters a deep appreciation and understanding of art's diverse landscape.
The Value of an Artist-Run Organization
The artist-run nature of Cultivate ensures that our programming is current, relevant, and deeply connected to the creative pulse of today's art world. Our summer camp benefits from this directly, as campers get to interact with artists who are actively shaping the contemporary art scene. This direct line to practicing artists offers insights into the creative process, from conception to exhibition, that are rarely accessible elsewhere. Our campers learn not just the techniques but the thoughts, philosophies, and stories that animate modern artistic practices. This consistent exposure to a living, breathing art environment encourages campers to see themselves as part of a larger creative continuum, inspiring them to explore and express their own artistic voices.
The Role of Certified Art Teachers and Teaching Artists
At the heart of our summer camp are our certified art teachers and teaching artists. Certified art teachers bring a comprehensive understanding of art education, developmental stages in children’s artistic growth, and pedagogical strategies designed to enhance learning and creativity. Their expertise ensures that our camp offers a structured, supportive environment where young artists can thrive.
Teaching artists, who are professional artists actively engaged in their own creative pursuits, bring a different, equally valuable dimension to our camp. They offer a window into the life of a working artist, sharing their personal journeys, techniques, and the realities of a career in the arts. This blend of certified education and real-world experience ensures that our campers receive a well-rounded, deeply enriching art education.
A Summer of Creativity and Discovery
At Cultivate's Summer Art Camp, we believe that every child is an artist, and every artist has a unique story to tell. Our mission is to provide the tools, guidance, and inspiration necessary to explore those stories. Through a combination of structured learning, free expression, and exposure to a wide range of artistic practices, we aim to cultivate not just skills, but a lifelong passion for the arts.
We are excited to have you join us this summer for an unforgettable journey into the heart of creativity. Witness firsthand the transformative power of an artist-run space, where education meets inspiration, and where every camper can find their place in the vibrant tapestry of contemporary art. Welcome to Cultivate, where your summer adventure begins.