Brazee Street Hosts Summer Camps for Aspiring Artists

One of the things I love best about writing at Family Friendly Cincinnati is that I discover so many new places and things just by reading the posts that my co-writers share here on the site just like you do.  Over the past three years I’ve learned about ice cream shops that I today find myself not being able to live without, roller rinks, local book stores and even cool local sewing shops (even though I don’t sew…).  All of these places I might not otherwise ever encountered had one of my fellow writers not shared about them here on FFC.

Among the line up places I might not have discovered, is Brazee Street Studios in Oakley.  It was my colleague Katie who wrote about Brazee and it’s School of Glass last July after taking her kids there for one of the Family Open House sessions. A few months later I would have a chance to visit Brazee myself, when FFC hosted it’s writer holiday party there and made glass picture frames.

Later I would return with my boys to make glass ornaments, and ever since it’s been one of our favorite places to go.  So why do I bring this up? Because Brazee Street Studios has great classes and right now they are offering a variety of really fun Summer Camps and I wanted to share them with you all.

This summer, in addition to all of it’s regular class offerings,  Brazee Street Studio’s School of Glass will host a variety of classes during it’s Summer Camp for kids of all ages. Here’s a rundown on the classes:

Summer Camps for children ages 6-9

SOG Summer Camp: Under the Sea | Monday-Friday, July 16-20, 2012 | 10am-3pm each day

Explore the deep, learn about the world under the sea, and create your favorite fishy friends. Use a variety of glass materials and techniques to create a series of artworks inspired by the ocean and the creatures who live there. Ages 6-9

SOG Summer Camp: Friendship Bracelets | Monday-Friday, July 30- August 3, 2012 | 2-4pm each day

Create tokens of friendship your besties will love! Explore different methods of knot tying to create your own friendship bracelets, then add glass and polymer clay beads of your own design to make your bracelets one-of-a-kind. Ages 6-9

SOG Summer Camp: Let’s Eat | Monday-Friday, July 30- August 3, 2012 | 10am-12pm each day

You’ll be eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner using one-of-a-kind glass dishes that you created! Use a variety of glass materials to make a plate, bowl, drinking glass, and more. Ages 6-9

SOG Summer Camp: Dream Catchers | Monday-Wednesday, August 6-8, 2012 | 10am-3pm each day

Make your own fused glass dream catcher to hang over your bed, and bad dreams will be long gone. Use a variety of Bullseye glass materials and techniques to create glass art inspired by dream catchers of the Ojibwa people- personalized by you! Ages 6-9

Summer Camps for children ages 9-12

SOG Summer Camp: Radical Robots | Monday-Tuesday July 2-3, 2012 | 1-4pm each day

A new spin on a Brazee favorite- create a robot in glass! Ever imagine a robot to solve all your humanly problems? Draw your robot, test your ideas, and build your robot in glass using a variety of Bullseye glass materials. Learn to assemble your robot with wire on the following Saturday, July 7th, from 1-2pm. Ages 9-12

SOG Summer Camp: Super Self-Portraits | Thursday-Friday, July 5-6, 2012 | 1-4pm each day

Express yourself in glass! Create a self-portrait with multiple layers using a variety of Bullseye glass materials. Explore the effects of 2 kiln firings, while showing your true colors in your self-portrait. Ages 9-12

Summer Camp for preteens and teens ages 12–18 

SOG Summer Camp: Drawing With Glass Workshop | Monday-Friday, July 23-27, 2012  10am-3pm each day

Turn your photographs, images, and imaginings into glass art! Throughout the week you will be introduced to a range of materials and techniques to get your images and drawings into fused glass. This workshop is perfect for the student looking to add glass as a new medium to their portfolio, the budding photographer, or any student that loves to paint or draw. Ages 12-18

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You can learn more about Summer Camps at Brazee Street Studio’s School of Glass as well as about their regularly scheduled glass classes for kids of all ages on the Brazee Street Studio Classes page.  Camps come in a variety of lengths and start as low as $60.

Disclosure: Brazee Street Studios is an advertiser on Family Friendly Cincinnati.  Please know that we’d love them even if they weren’t.

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