Art Camp for Adults

Art camps aren't just for kids anymore!

Join us for an immersive experience in the medium of your choice at the beautiful UW Arboretum. Make new friends or bring your BFF. Choose from a variety of one-day and three-day workshops in watercolor, acrylics, pastels, collage, mixed media, or creativity. Pack your lunch for a studio picnic before enjoying the Arboretum on breaks.

Plus, register with a friend or family member to qualify for a discount. The first person registers and pays for both. The first person is charged full price and the second person is charged the discounted rate. Include email addresses for both people; each person receives their own confirmation. Save even more by sharing supplies! Who will you bring? Daughter, Grandpa, or BFF?

High school juniors and seniors are welcome in our Art Camps for Adults.

At a glance

What: Art Camp for Adults

When: June through August of 2017

Questions? Contact Lori O'Neill at lori.oneill@wisc.edu/608-263-6322, or view our Frequently Asked Questions»

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Choose Your Own Watercolor Adventure

June 14-16

Increase your understanding of watercolor in this fun workshop. Collect new tools and techniques to express your creative self!

Finding My Creative Self

July 3

Explore your creative self through process-oriented art. Be inspired to bring art into your everyday life as a key element in your wellness routine.

Painting With Acrylics

July 5-7

With the beautiful Arboretum just outside the classroom, get in touch with your inner artist and learn the basic skills needed to make acrylic paintings.

Visual Storytelling in Mixed Media

July 24-26

Playfully combine 'bits and pieces' you are drawn to. Photomontage, Citra Sol altered pages, gesso and gel medium layering, assemblage.

Tree Wisdom and an Experience in Collage

August 14

Be inspired by the wisdom of trees as you deepen your relationship with the natural world using collage and mixed media techniques.

Painting With Pastels

August 16-18

Skill-building and exercises to gain confidence painting with pastels. Emphasizes a layered approach to pastels while building a tonal underpainting.


Getting Started with Watercolor

August 21-23

Camaraderie while learning the building blocks of watercolor. Gain confidence in time-honored techniques, pick up tips for creating special effects.