Experience Cincinnati’s Exceptional Arts in one place with Camp cARTwheel!
Camp cARTwheel, a virtual arts and culture camp, brought to you by The Well, ArtWorks and Wave Pool, presented by ArtsWave, is a unique opportunity for children age 6-12 to engage with Cincinnati’s exceptional artists and Arts organizations. From dance to mindfulness, from social justice to art in action, Camp cARTwheel camp kids provide a wide diversity in experiences. Whether you choose a facilitated experience or self-guided, your camper will have all they need to nourish their creative spirit!
See what our partners have in store for Camp cARTwheel below!
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Meet Camp cARTwheel’s head camp counselor Julia Lipovsky! Julia is a multidisciplinary artist and educator living and working in Cincinnati's Camp Washington neighborhood. Her work is playful, process-oriented, and often collaborative. Julia will lead a team of ArtWorks Youth Apprentice artists in curating, designing and packing up your camp kits! Julia and her team, as well as featured guests from collaborating organizations, will also serve as Camp cARTwheel Virtual Counselors, facilitating a fun and creative week of activities.
At the heart of Camp cARTwheel are cARTwheel Camp Kits which come with all the supplies your camper will need to complete the unique art-making activities from participating arts organizations. Markers, glue, scissors, paper, you name - we got you covered, thanks to Indigo Hippo, a Creative Reuse Center here in Cincinnati!
Dancefix by HBDC Kids will get your camper grooving with a fun, accessible, high energy, pre-recorded dance class accessible to all campers via the online camp channel. Campers who register for a facilitated week of camp will get a live DanceFix appearance with teaching artist Julie Sunderland!
Learn how to draw, cut and stamp with artist Linda Kunick of Visionaries + Voices! Linda will lead campers in how to draw and cut shapes out of foam to turn into stamps in our virtual camp July 20-24 for ages 6-8. Supplies and an activity worksheet will be included in all Camp Kits for all campers to create patterns in ink on different colored sheets of paper.
Art on the Streets is coming to camp and bringing conversation around City Hall, civics and art making! Artists Pam Kravetz and John Lanzador will join campers in the facilitated camp July 20-24 (age 6-8) and July 27-31 (age 9-12)
Wump Mucket Puppets brings puppet making fun to the Camp cARTwheel Camp Kit! Campers (age 6-8) registered for virtual camp will get a live appearance from head puppeteer Terrence Burke, to lead them in creating their own puppet creatures that can be brought to life through storytelling.
Artivist, poet and Hip-Hop emcee, Siri Imani of Triiibe, will make a live appearance for campers age 9-12, engaging them in the process of spoken word and activism. Triiibe LLC has not only made waves in music but also in the community with different programs in the city for feeding the homeless (Potluck For The People), delivering clothes and furniture to those less fortunate (Triiibe Drive), to their most recent Triiibe Truck which aims to fight food insecurity & the extreme lack of recourses/affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness. They are active artists who work to help their community be better.
Praise Ekeng offers an immersive experience for campers to explore West African Dance! Praise will make an appearance for each virtual camp as well as a video for all campers to feel the rhythm anytime.
Robots are coming to the Camp Kit from Wyoming Fine Arts Center! Campers will learn the basics of printmaking to create their very own robots. I mean who doesn’t love a robot!?
Josie Massett, a painter, comic artist, illustrator and an ArtWorks apprentice alumni, will challenge campers to create 4-panel comics about something important to them or something they are currently experiencing. Josie will lead a live lesson for ages 9-12 Virtual camp week.
Artist Radha Lakshmi has created these beautiful mandalas, silk screened on Post Consumer paper to be included in each camp kit! Radha created these Mandala designs in response to the pandemic. She shares, “Each one has a similarity to the spiky nature of our dilemma. The idea is to overcome the Curvy-Topsy-Turvey quality of the pattern though making it something pleasing and your own.”
WordPlay joins Camp cARTwheel encouraging young people to discover, honor and share their voice. WordPlay will join campers 9-12 virtual camp with a writing activity, that will also be available to campers who choose to experience camp self-guided.
What makes a Pokémon? Clifton Cultural Arts Center will take Campers on an exploration into the imaginative world of Pokémon, creating their own creatures by combining objects found around the house with art materials, learning about famous Found Object artists along the way!
True Body Project, of The Well, combines movement, meditation, art, writing and play to connect with our very best selves. Activities from True Body include movement and breathing practices, a calming glitter jar, games to further understand our feelings and a poetry workbook! For campers signed up for virtual camp they will get a guided meditation activity at the start of each day.