Camp Createability

"Enable Your Creativity!"

Visual Arts Camps & Programs

Our Visual Arts Program allows individuals of all abilities to participate in art projects in the studio or virtually as a recreational activity, transition education program, entrepreneur or vocational program.  All programming is designed specifically with the needs and goals of each individual person.  Students can sign up to work in the studio or virtually on a flexible schedule.  They are also able to exhibit their art for sale in our office and at various local fairs and festivals.  Programming and support can be covered by CLTS, IRIS, Family Care or Private Pay.  Short-term depending on situation DVR may also be able to help cover support costs.  Please contact us for more information.


Art camps are open to any child going into Kindergarten through adult.  Interested in drawing, painting, clay and being creative then the art camps may be for you. With some imagination and a little guidance participants will learn drawing and painting techniques and variety of other art mediums.

Transition Programming

The transition program is designed for individuals ages 16+. Programming could be during the school year before the student graduates or for students enrolled in transition programs through their school district (those programs where the student has recently graduated and is in that 18-21 years).

This program is designed for the individual student or group of students to explore art as a potential day program or vocational program as they search for what will work for them as they move into adult life.

Artistic mentors will work with students individually to explore and develop their artistic skills in a direction the student desires. Artists will be challenged with new skills and ideas to help increase the individuals art success.

Teachers of transition programs should contact us to discuss scheduling and specific goals and needs of the individuals or group of students.

Vocational/Supported Self Employment

In our vocational/supported self employment program, artistic mentors will guide individuals in your artistic skills to build a marketable product that has good craftsmanship and quality

A team meeting will be required to assess your needs for support services. Some questions to consider when heading into this track is:

  • Do I want to do this full time or part time?

  • Do I want to keep my current part time job and do my art on the side as a business?

  • Who do I have that is able to help support me with some aspects I need support with?


Createability WI staff is able to assist with many aspects of the business of art and will work with your team to make sure you have the needed supports that fit your goals and needs. 


Each individual is different in their approach and goals, but here are some of these supports that may be required:

  • transportation to art fairs

  • assistance during an art fair

  • business logo design

  • business money management

  • website development

  • business card design

  • marketing and social media help

  • photographing your original art and creating prints, notecards, products for sublimation process such as mugs, t-shirts and bags

  • potential outsourcing for other products

  • assistance with DVR process if your use their services for a business

  • application to exhibits or other venues to sell your work or enter in to a show/contest

Visual and In Person Art Classes and 1:1 Sessions:

Visual Art Workshops are a great opportunity to learn about art and technology and to try a variety of classes that are offered at Camp Createability. Students can participate in weekly in-person or virtual sessions to continue practicing their craft and learn additional skills along the way. 


Visual Art Workshops are great for students who:

  • Are between the ages of 10 – 35
  • Learn effectively in a virtual workshop setting or 1:1 in-person
  • Follow multi-step directions and work independently for a minimum of 15 minutes at a time
  • Verbally ask appropriate questions (i.e. for help, clarification)
  • Have an interest in art
 
Everyone is capable of drawing and painting when given actual step-by-step instructions.  Anyone can improve their skills in a short amount of time with individual instruction.  We are able to move as fast or slow as each individual needs.

1:1 Sessions are great for students who:
  • Are any age or skill level
  • Would like a more individualized approach
  • Would prefer working alone rather than in a group setting

Art Camps

Art Camps provides the individual a uniquely effective way of learning, because the instructor is able to demonstrate concepts and help participants build new skills in a step-by-step manner. We strive to provide quality instruction tailored to individuals of all ages and skill levels.


Everyone is capable of drawing and painting when given actual step-by-step instructions.  Anyone can improve their skills in a short amount of time with individual instruction.  We are able to move as fast or slow as each individual needs.


We have provided many different Summer Art Camp options so you can pick the one that works best for your schedule. New this year we are offering a Full Day Summer Camp with two different session options.


Use the link below to register for Summer Art Camps!


Art camps are open to any child going into Kindergarten through adult.  Interested in drawing, painting, clay and being creative then the art camps may be for you. With some imagination and a little guidance participants will learn drawing and painting techniques and variety of other art mediums.

New Classes

We have a few new after school classes that we are excited to be offering! If these first sessions do not work for you, don't worry as we are planning to offer more sessions. These camps are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about these different art mediums! If you are interested in these classes please email darmstrong.camp.createability@gmail.com

 

Recreational/Day Programming

In our recreational/day programing, individuals will enjoy working in any artistic medium that they choose. Staff will teach new skills and let the individual guide us with where you would like to go with art. We will always look to challenge individuals with new skills and ideas to help increase your art success.

Our goal is to have you become as independent as possible.

What can you learn?

  • independence

  • daily living skills such as set up and clean up

  • increase communication skills

  • social interaction with other creative like minded individuals

  • teamwork

  • creative problem solving

All of our artists have the option to sell their work in our store and earn a bit of extra spending money.

As an individual gains independence and art skills they may choose to move into the vocational programing.  An individual who decides they want to do art as a business can change their course by setting up a team meeting to determine is this would be the best direction.

Virtual Classes

Virtual Classes are a great opportunity to learn about art and technology and to try a variety of programs that are offered at Camp Createability. Students can participate in weekly virtual sessions to continue practicing their craft and learn additional skills along the way. While these workshops are fun, they are not a camp.  The workshops are taught in both 1:1 and small group settings depending on the desires and abilities of the students.


Virtual classes can be scheduled during the day or evenings. Most of our students take between 2-6 hours of lessons per week. Class times and days are scheduled after registration is accepted. The cost for the virtual classes are $55 per hour. It does not include supplies or software.


Virtual Workshops are great for students who:

  • Are between the ages 7 – 35
  • Learn effectively in a virtual workshop setting
  • Follow multi-step directions and work independently for a minimum of 15 minutes at a time
  • Verbally ask appropriate questions (i.e. for help, clarification)
  • Have an interest in computers, visual effects, filmmaking, and/or animation
  • Have fluency in basic computer skills