Summer Art Camps / Student Workshops

Nature Art Adventures

Join us at Devries Nature Conservancy

2635 North M-52, Owosso

In partnership with the Shiawassee Arts Center

Tuesday-Thursday, 1-5pm

Week 1 July 14-16 (K-3rd grade)

Week 2 July 28-30 (4th-8th grade)

Projects Include:

  • Tie-Dye: Shirts, pillowcases, or bags (please bring your own – 100% cotton)
  • Repurposed Wood Painting: Practice the art of sustainability as you paint a farm animal on a piece of old barnwood. We may even have some live models!
  • Journal Making: Construct and collage a journal of your own to log your adventures at Nature Art Camp!
  • For the Birds: Design a temporary work of art using nuts and grains! Pieces will be hung along the trail for resident birds to enjoy.
  • Leaf it to Nature: Form a leaf dish using one of nature’s best mediums – clay!
  • Worm’s Eye View: Explore this new perspective in watercolor as you learn about soil and those who live in it


Daily snacks provided!

$70 SAC or DeVries Member /  $80 Non-Member

Multi-Media Art Camp

Join us at Shiawassee Arts Center

206 Curwood Castle Drive, Owosso


Tuesday-Thursday, 1-5pm

Week 1: June 23-25 (K-3rd grade)

Week 2: July 7-9 (4th-8th grade)


Projects Include:

  • Clay Castles: Build your very own castle, fit for a king or queen!
  • Pottery off the Wheel: Construct a clay bowl to hold items like popcorn, rings, or change.
  • A Moment to Remember: Paint a frame to show off a favorite memory or work of art!
  • Silberzweig Selfie: Create an abstracted self-portrait using chalk pastels, inspired by artist Sandra Silberzweig.
  • Sculptural Paint Pours: Assemble a composition from cardboard and other objects then watch paint flow over to create a three-dimensional, colorful work of art.
  • Cute and Crawly Critters: Using monotype techniques, pull a one-of-a-kind print of a 6-legged friend!


Daily snacks provided!

$70 SAC Member /  $80 Non-member


Product Description



  • Bring a reusable water bottle with name
  • Dress for mess and fun!
  • Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and a cloth mask

If there is anything we should know about your child, such as allergies, please attach a note to the registration form or call.

Payment is required with registration. Refund or credit will be made only for cancellations two weeks prior to the camp week. Due to the nature of the projects, we ask that our youngest campers have completed kindergarten prior to the start of camp.

Instructors: Linda Ruehle, Natalie Park, Torey Caviston

At this time we are only accepting registration by phone 989-723-8354 so that we can control the number of students per camp.

    206 Curwood Castle Drive
    Owosso, MI 48867

    Mon-Fri | 12-5 pm
    Sat & Sun | 12-4 pm

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    Celebrating 48th Anniversary in 2020


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