Summer Sprouts

Our early childhood arts program is specially designed for curious 3-6 year-olds. In a studio environment, children explore a variety of materials, art processes and tools where each activity facilitates fine motor skill development, problem solving, and creative growth. Teaching artists introduce age appropriate levels of visual arts concepts and skills in a fun and engaging environment. 

At Blackbird Arts, we integrate topics about the natural world into visual arts, music, books, and movement so children begin to develop their unique visual language. All classes are hands-on, process-driven and support the brain connections that happen with quality early childhood arts education. We offer five weeks of drop-off summer art camp.


2018 Summer Camps




Registration Options:

Parents may reserve a camp spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit OR they may pay in full at the time of registration. Siblings registered for the same week receive a $10 discount. Enter SUMMERSIB in coupon section of registration form.  We offer limited scholarships based on financial need. Contact for details. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy



plip, plop, Pond!

June 25-28/9am-12pm

What lives in and around a pond? We'll use magnifying glasses and pond water to find out! Create artwork inspired by the creatures and plants that make a pond come alive!

Cost:  $135 includes all materials and kiln firings.



Winged Wonders

July 9-12/9am-12pm

Explore the world of winged creates -- both big and small. Learn about butterflies and fireflies, hawks and owls. Create artwork that moves through the air and build a special hanging box for nesting materials. 

Cost:  $135 includes all materials and kiln firings.


 Jeepers Creepers! 

July 16-19/9am-12pm

Bugs come in all shapes and sizes. Explore some familiar (and not so familiar) inspiring insects. We'll create bug characters in clay, discover insect artists Edouard Martinet and Raku Inoue and make sculptures and paintings inspired by creepy crawlies. 

Cost: $135 includes all materials and kiln firings. 





Secret life of trees

August 6-9 / 9am-12pm

Did you know trees  talk to each other? From forts and rings, to animal homes, sap and swings, trees are mysterious and beautiful.  Explore the unique art of Patrick Dougherty. We'll celebrate trees by making art inspired by leaves, branches, and all the creatures that call trees their home. 

Cost: $135 includes all materials and kiln firings.





artful music

August 13-16 / 9am-12pm

We're creating art that goes boom, rattle, ding-dong, whoosh! Build rainsticks and rattles,  drums and gongs. Join together to learn fun songs and play our instruments. We'll explore artists who were influenced by music, such as Kandinsky and Picasso. Can you make up your own song?

Cost: $135 includes all materials and kiln firings.