School-Age

Every Saturday
10 AM – 12 PM

Saturday Children's Workshops

Every Saturday
10 AM – 12 PM
Benenson Center

Join us on Saturday mornings for safe exploration of the Sculpture & Architecture Park and art-making for kids ages 5-12. Weekly workshops host a maximum of twelve children, with a minimum of two teachers. This program will be held almost entirely outdoors with art-making occurring under the open-air Education Pavilions.

Jun 28 – Aug 6

Artgarten

Jun 28 – Aug 6

Join us for one or more weeks of Columbia County's most popular arts camp for preschoolers! This program is limited to eight children and two adult teachers. Artgarten occurs under a large, open-air tent with excursions throughout the Sculpture & Architecture park. Daily activities include two art projects using a variety of media, nature exploration in the sculpture and architecture park, open play, story time, and swimming as well as snack and lunch times, and morning/afternoon circle meetings. With contemporary art and architecture and the expansive natural landscape as a backdrop, sky's the limit for what we can dream up and create together!

Jun 28 – Aug 6
9 AM – 3 PM

Camp Omi

Jun 28 – Aug 6
9 AM – 3 PM

Join us for one or more weeks of Columbia County's most popular arts camp! This program engages kids ages 6-12 in a variety of creative adventures that include drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, music, nature art, and more. Through self and guided exploration, hands-on learning and making experiences, collaboration, and critical thinking, children gain new skills and confidence in the power of their own ideas. With contemporary art and architecture and the expansive natural landscape as a backdrop, sky's the limit for what we can dream up and create together!

Jul 6 – 16
10 AM – 1 PM

Drawing in the Landscape

Jul 6 – 16
10 AM – 1 PM
Education Pavilions

Click here to register.
Join for one or two weeks. There is a 10% discount when registering for two weeks.

Course dates:

  • July 6 - 9 (no camp on July 5th)
  • July 12 - 16

In this course we will build expressive drawing skills using the landscape and sculpture at Art Omi as reference and inspiration. Using a range of media including charcoal, pencil, ink, and pastel we will explore fundamental 2 dimensional art principles such as perspective, value, form and texture. Expanding our understanding of observational drawing, we will experiment with scale, format, and subject matter in order to find unique modes of personal expression. Our studio time will consist of quick sketches and drawing games, viewing work by contemporary and historical artists, and extended individual projects throughout the sculpture park. Materials included in tuition fee. No experience necessary! For teens age 12 - 16.

Jul 19 – 30
10 AM – 1 PM

Plein Air Painting Society with Ever Baldwin

Jul 19 – 30
10 AM – 1 PM
Education Pavilions

All weeks are now full. Please email education@artomi.org to be added to the waitlist.

Course dates:

  • July 19 - 23
  • July 26 - 30

How does an artist develop their own personal “voice”? In this course we will focus on ways to convey ideas and feelings while painting from observation by using color, expressive brushwork, and a range of techniques in paint application. Students will build fundamental skills in oil painting through explorations in color mixing, value, and composition. Daily presentations of work by contemporary painters and their studio processes will inform our goal of learning to find inspiration in the world around us. During the week, students will participate in quick studio games and exercises while also creating one or more finished oil paintings on canvas based on the landscape and sculpture at Art Omi. Materials included in tuition fee. No prior experience is necessary! For teens age 12 - 16.

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