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Doodles Academy Art Camp

This Summer: Conquer Boredom & Delight your Creative Child

Each week, your artist will dive into a topic. They'll be inspired by history, motivated by other artists, and encouraged to connect all of this to their own lives in creative ways. Each week, students will work towards completing a final project that will be as unique as they are.

*for a detailed description of each week, view the complete catalog here.
*Sign up for the entire 6 week session here

Class Descriptions

Wk 1: 6/24-6/28: Artist, Explorer, Scientist

This week, students learn about how artists, explorers, and scientists use observation drawing in their work. Throughout the week they have the chance to 'become' all three, studying and drawing animals of their choice. They end the week by creating prints that they can exchange with their classmates.

Wk 2: 7/1-7/5: Embracing Challenges

This week, students are presented with a series of artistic challenges, and by weeks end they have created a unique sculpture from recycled materials.

Wk 3: 7/8-7/12: Designing the Zodiac

Students learn about how our sky has been interpreted by different cultures around the world. They create their own constellation 'origin story' and by weeks end have an artwork to accompany it.

Wk 4: 7/15-7/19: Rainforest Creature Marionettes

Students learn ways that rainforest animals defend themselves. They brainstorm the ideal creature to live in the rainforest, then create marionette puppets of their creatures.

Wk 5: 7/22-7/26: Create-a-Creature

(5-8 yrs) Students learn about how different cultures have created composition creatures, or chimeras. Through painting and printmaking they develop a chimera creature, complete with habitat and backstory.

Wk 5: 7/22-7/26: Art & Advocacy

(8-11 yrs) Students learn about how graphic designers advocate for causes they care about through design. Students choose an issue that they feel strongly about, and as they design a poster, research their topic and develop an advocacy campaign.

Wk 6: 7/29-8/2: Me & My Monster

Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s poems in, ‘Don’t Blump the Glump”, students write a poem and create an artwork about themselves and their monster helper.

Class Details


This summer, we will be creating art at the AAWA studios on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, MI. The space hosts a waiting area, a class space, and artist studios.

Class Size:

Classes are very small, and space is offered on a first-come first-serve basis.

Time & Ages:

Younger students (5-8) are invited to attend from 9-10am each day, and older students (8-11) are invited to attend from 10:30-11:30 each day. The ages listed are suggestions, and we welcome you to ask if we can accommodate your child in a different class (e.g., older/younger siblings).


Regular: *$60 per week, a la carte

Available Discounts:

$55 per week for siblings, ala carte (calculated automatically)

$55 per week for the entire six week session

$50 per week for the entire six week session for siblings

Payments: A non-refundable deposit for 50% of the class is required to hold your space for the full 6 week session Payment plans can be arranged by emailing [email protected] Financial assistance is also available.

*fees do not include the a2tix fee, which is calculated upon checkout

Venue Information

AAWA Studios
4844 Jackson Road, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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Organizer Information

Doodles Academy

1312 Brooklyn Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 604-2123

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