Summer 2023

Summer Camp has ended. See you next year!

First National Bank BemidjiMark Makers Summer Camp is sponsored by First National Bank Bemidji
Educational programming is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bemidji Area Arts Endowment.
National Endowment for the Arts logo Bemidji Area Arts Endowment
grade 7-12 MMAC

Summer Camp has ended.

Each Watermark Mark Makers Art Camp is 5 afternoons.

For kids in grades 1-6 there is a camper art exhibit and project pick-up on day 5.

Our grade 7-12 camp is five 2 ½ hour afternoon sessions. (We are also planning on guest artists and speakers!)

This program offers artistic experiences for area youth, providing an immersive art day camp experience at a reasonable cost. Mark Makers Art Camp is divided into three sections defined by grade level. All sections are the same cost but different dates, so please make sure to register your child for the correct section according to their upcoming grade level.

$120 Member Child
$150 Nonmember Child

Family & Student Membership information →
Scholarship Information →

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Jill Neumann

INSTRUCTOR Jill Neumann:

In addition to being the Watermark’s Art Education Program Director, instructor Jill Neumann has taught art for more than 20 years.  Her experience includes the Rochester Art Center, Crossings in Zumbrota, St. Cloud Public Schools, Theo Art School in Bismarck, Bismarck Public Schools, and Bemidji Public Schools.  Jill will also have two artist assistants.

Thanks to First National Bank Bemidji for sponsoring our summer camps.

First National Bank Bemidji


Summer Camp has ended.

Students entering grades 1-3
JULY 31 – AUGUST 4, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm

This art camp brings the outside in as we create art that is inspired by the great outdoors.  Campers will work in a variety of mediums including acrylic paint, printmaking, watercolors, clay, and more.

Summer Camp has ended.

Students entering grades 4-6
AUGUST 7-11, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm 


Discover and be inspired by the variety of mediums artists use to create art. Campers will draw, paint, sculpt, use clay, make prints, build, and more. 

Summer Camp has ended.

Students entering grades 7-12
AUGUST 14-18, 2023
1:00 – 3:30pm

Explore different mediums and techniques while creating art that is relevant to your world.  Projects could include drawing, graphic art, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, mixed media, clay, and more, depending on student interest.  This will be a more individualized experience for students.

Details for Parents

Please print and fill out this Health & Photo Release Form and bring with your child on the first day of camp!

Prices are provided with class descriptions. You’ll notice that the prices for Watermark members are less than non-member prices. Having a current membership, or purchasing a membership at the time of registration, qualifies for the member discount, which is valid for all class registrations 12 months from date of purchase. All tuition fees must be paid in full when you register. Class space will not be reserved without full payment.

Scholarships based on financial need are available for campers. Funds are limited, so please apply at least 14 days prior to the class start date. Contact Jill Neumann for information, (701) 989-9918, or download an application form. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Campers who withdraw 30 or more days prior to the class start date will receive a 100% refund.
• Campers who withdraw 15 to 29 days prior to the class start date will receive a 50% refund.
• No refunds will be issued 0 to 14 days prior to the class start date.
• No refunds will be issued after the start of the class due to illness.
• In the event the Watermark must cancel a session due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be issued.

If a session is cancelled, Watermark will notify parents five business days before the class is scheduled to start. The Watermark reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet the enrollment minimum of six or more campers.

All classes take a 15-minute supervised snack break halfway through class. You will need to pack a snack for your child.

Food allergies: Please notify us at least two weeks in advance if your child has special dietary issues that may affect or require the cooperation of the other campers. Watermark Art Center will do its best to accommodate children with allergies. As a public venue, we cannot guarantee a peanut-free facility, yet steps to control the camp program environment will be taken as needed.

Mark Makers Art Camp classes use high-quality arts materials for all projects. As some pigments and materials may stain, please dress your children in appropriate clothing. The Watermark is not responsible for clothing that is damaged in art classes. Children will play games outdoors during snack breaks, weather permitting. Please dress your children in appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor play (no flip flops, please).

Caregivers should accompany children to and pickup from their classrooms for check in/check out. Please do not drop your child off more than 5 minutes before class time. At the end of class, please pickup your child promptly. We do not have extra staff available for child- care. A $10 per 15-minute late fee per child will be charged to parents when campers are not picked up on time after their Mark Makers camp end time. Late fees are due at pickup. Cash, check or credit card is accepted.

Even though campers are proud of their completed artwork, some ceramic and glass projects need firing and can’t be taken home until later. The instructor will provide specific pickup information. Please pick up child's projects on time, typically three weeks after class end. We strongly recommend that you bring your child with you to help identify their project. All unclaimed items will be recycled after September 1st.

All Mark Makers projects are carefully developed to be age appropriate according to the stages of artistic development. In order to ensure a positive and successful camp experience for everyone, there are no exceptions on placement. The grade groups as defined are firm. Children must be attending the age range, as indicated in the camp description.

Watermark Mark Makers art camps are taught by working artists, most with master’s degrees, all with quality teaching experience. Please find bios in the instructor bio section above.

Watermark will follow the current required CDC protocol for educational settings at the time of the camps. Please keep in mind that requirements may change at any time.

Campers will be expected to stay home and to notify Watermark if experiencing COVID OR ANY symptoms of illness.