Watermark Art Center is now offering summer art camps! Mark Makers Art Camp is a week-long day camp for kids in grades 1-6. This program offers an immersive art experience to area youth at a reasonable cost. Mark Makers Art Camp is divided into two sections defined by grade level. Both sections are the same cost and same dates, but at different times during the day, so please make sure to register your child for the correct section according to their grade.
The 2019 Mark Makers Art Camp will be held July 29 – August 2! Cost is $120/child ($100 for WAC members)
Art Camp Sections
Under the Sea
Grades 1 – 3
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dive into art Under The Sea! Create an underwater scene while using drawing and painting skills, and experimenting with various watercolor techniques and effects. Make a three-dimensional starfish while using paper folding techniques and decoration with mixed media. Design your own paintbrush fish using paint, color, and pattern. Learn to draw under water creatures step-by-step…and more!
Mixed Up Mixed Media
Grades 4 – 6
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Get mixed up in art with Mixed Up Media! Create a found art multi-media work of art on canvas with paint and 3d objects. Work with clay to make a textural relief-style clay tile, then use glaze to add color. Use your imagination creating fabric inchies (miniature textile art). Put recycling skills to work and change a CD into a woven work of art. Experiment with different types of drawing mediums…and more!
Details For Parents
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 Oakes for information, (701) 989-9918, or download an application form. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: scholarships for "Mixed Up Mixed Media" (grades 4 - 6) have been filled. However, funds are still available for "Under The Sea" (grades 1 -3).
- 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 three 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.
Campers are so proud of their completed artwork! Yet some ceramic and glass projects need firing and can’t be taken home until later. Instructors 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 grade range, as indicated in the camp description, in the fall of 2019.
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 below.
In addition to being Watermark’s Art Education Program Director, instructor Jill Oakes 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 during the camps
Special thanks to our camp sponsor, First National Bank Bemidji…