Beginning Monday, June 7, for 10 weeks, Summer Camps at GreenHill will be trying to inspire both creativity and learning in area kids through various summer camps put on by the downtown art gallery.

GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art is now enrolling the K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade.

According to a Friday, April 2 press release, “small-group sizes, experienced facilitators, vibrant studios, and spacious, light-filled galleries promise to make each day a fun-filled ‘artventure.’”

See what they did there?  Combining the words “art” and “adventure” – well, those are essentially the two experiences GreenHill’s staff want your kids to have.

Here are the various camp themes:

  • BIG BACK YARD. “From bugs in the grass to birds in the sky, campers will be inspired by the sights and sounds of the great outdoors and learn about nature as they create mud paint, butterfly feeders, garden critters and more.”

That class, which runs from June 7 to June 11, is for K –2nd and from June 14-18 for 3rd – 5th graders.

  • MESSY HANDS “If it’s gooey, sloshy, muddy, or drippy we are going to try it! Everything from making slime concoctions to splatter painting, campers will have a blast creating an artful mess (or messful art!). The perfect camp for siblings in different age groups!”

The class for K – 5th grade is from June 21 to June 25 with another class for the same age group running from June 28 – July 2.

DRAW PAINT SCULPT. “If variety is what your child craves, this camp is for you!  During this week of favorite art activities, campers will explore a wide array of mediums and techniques.  A great way for campers to express themselves in new and imaginative ways.”

K – 2nd graders can take the class from July 6 to July 9, while 3rd – 5th graders can from July 12-16.

FULL STEAM AHEAD.  “It’s Michelangelo meets Einstein in this ‘STEAM-y’ week of creative problem-solving. Campers will stir up a magical concoction of investigation, innovation and imagination as they tackle traditional favorites (hint: slime may be involved) and feats of engineering like: playdough as a building material, rainbow science and more.”  

Kids from K – 2nd grade can go from July 19 to July 23, while  3rd – 5th graders can attend from July 26 to July 30.

CAFE MONET.  “An adventure in paint for even the youngest artist who wants to try it all!  Campers will experiment in the vein of some of the world’s most innovative painters. Creative projects such as abstract splatter paintings, watercolor landscapes, and nature studies will introduce campers to both traditional and contemporary painting techniques.”

Those in K – 2nd grade can take this class from August 2 to August 6, while those in 3rd – 5th grades can take it from August 9 through August 13.