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 June 15-17 (K-3rd grade) – FULL

Week 2 June 22-24 (4th-8th grade)

Projects Include:

  • Tie-Dye: Shirts, pillowcases, or bags (please bring your own – 100% cotton)
  • Babbling Brook: Create a clay relief tile using the Shiawassee River as reference!
  • Chime in with Nature: This two day project will “leaf” you with a beautiful handmade wind chime.
  • Flock to It: Inspired by Fauvist artists, paint a bird feeder to attract songbirds!
  • Buzzin’ Around: Collage a bee-themed work of art. Pieces will be put together to create a “hive” and put on display at DeVries!
  • What’s that Noise?: Cicadas return this year! Our artistic study of this insect will help us understand it – and how it produces that noise – better.

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: July 13-15 (K-3rd grade) – FULL

Week 2: July 20-22 (4th-8th grade) – FULL

Glazing: Monday, August 16th


  • Super Suminagashi: Make one-of-a-kind marbled papers using this Japanese technique
  • Creative Collagraphs: There are so many kinds of printmaking! This form, done by collaging a variety of materials to make a print plate, does not disappoint. 
  • Unique Batik: Traditional batik uses hot wax and dyes, but our simplified version will still be ir-RESIST-able!
  • Personality Pots: Handbuild a ceramic pot with lots of character!
  • Kids at the Wheel: Throw a bowl and a plate on the potter’s wheel.
  • Up Close and Personal: Bring a photo of a pet or favorite animal (we will have some available) to create a colorful and funky animal portrait.

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 mask
  • DeVries Camp only: Bring a 100% cotton item to tie dye on the first day of camp

If there is anything we should know about your child, such as allergies, please notify us.

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, Angela Passarelli

Registration is open! To register, call 989-723-8354 or visit us in person (so that we can control the number of students per camp).

    206 Curwood Castle Drive
    Owosso, MI 48867

    Mon-Fri | 10-5 pm
    Sat & Sun | 12-4 pm

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