Overview

Camp is getting more colorful, engaging and creative in Hamilton County! In 2017, Nickel Plate Arts presents Adventures in Art Camp, camps for children to learn about and develop skills in a variety of art mediums. Dabble, explore, and experiment during our one-week camp sessions offered during school breaks.

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2016-2017 Details

2017 Adventures in Art Summer Camp, July 10-14 or July 17-21, 12.-5 p.m.

Let your kids get their hands dirty and their heads thinking creatively over summer break! Nickel Plate Arts is partnering with the Noblesville Township Trustee Office to offer free week-long summer camps this July! Campers will get a hands-on exploration of various artistic mediums with projects changing daily. Dabble in 3D and 2D art-making processes including sculpture, painting, mixed-media, and more! Beat the heat with cool art projects that you create and take home. 

Each camp day offers a one-hour session tailored for different age groups. All materials and guided instruction provided. Limit of 20 campers per session – see below for details on each session times and ages.

Choose between two camp dates: July 10-14 or July 17-21.

Location: Noblesville Township Community Center, 836 Division Street, Noblesville, IN 46060

Camp Schedule (projects change daily):

12-1 p.m. – Mini Artists (ages 4-6)

2-3 p.m. – Little Artists (ages 7-9) THIS SESSION IS FULL.

4-5 p.m. – Young Artists (ages 10-12)

If you have any questions regarding the schedule and age groups or are interested in volunteering to help with this camp, please contact Kavita.

Sign-up for this free camp today! Register online using the form below.

Sorry, our Adventures in Art Summer Camp has reached maximum enrollment. If you are interested in being added to the waiting list or have any questions, please contact Kavita: ksingh@nickelplatearts.org. Thank you!

Completed! 2017 Spring Break Camp Drop-in Camp, March 27-31 & April 3-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Save the date for Spring Break Camp with Nickel Plate Arts! Our Spring Break Art camp will operate like an open studio for little artists, inviting kids of all ages to explore, play and create one of-a-kind artwork to take home. Kids will dabble in a variety of 2-D and 3-D projects and get to experiment with different art mediums with assistance from staff and volunteers. Nickel Plate Arts will provide all of the materials — just bring us your creative minded kiddos! Preregistration is encouraged, but not required. Projects rotate weekly.

Project themes include:

  • Comic Book Crafts
  • Fairy & Nature Crafts
  • Sculpture & Clay Crafts
  • World Art Crafts
  • DIY – Use our art supplies to make your own creations!

Location: Cumberland Park, 10580 Cumberland Rd, Fishers, IN 46037. Click here for map.

Price: $10/art project, all supplies included

Details & Register: Click here or call us at 317-452-3690. Preregistration is encouraged, but not required. Parents must accompany children.

Completed! 2016 Performing Arts Camp, July 25-29, 9am-3pm

Give your young performer the venue and encouragement to take the stage! Nickel Plate Arts, in collaboration with Storytelling Arts of Indiana, Legacy Keepers Music, and Noblesville Parks and Recreation, presents its 2016 Summer Performing Arts Camp July 25-29. During the one-week session, campers will take part in creative, engaging projects to explore:

  • Improvisation
  • Theater
  • Music
  • Storytelling
  • More!

Camp takes place at the Recreation Annex at Ivy Tech Community College (in partnership with Noblesville Parks & Rec) $195/camper for Noblesville residents; $225/camper for non-residents. Ages 8-12. Campers must bring their own sack lunches. Registration required. Register here.

Nickel Plate Arts is working with local musicians, storytellers and other partners to develop a sampling of performing arts topics with ties to the visual arts, too! In addition to our own “Miss K” (Kavita Singh), two of our instructors are Bob Sander of Storytelling Arts and artist/musician Janet Gilray.

Sander will instruct campers on how to “tell a lie” (tall tales) using technique, story development and originality right in time for the Annual Liar’s Contest at the Indiana State Fair. Sander, an Indianapolis native, has always had a love for storytelling and how it creates bridges to other cultures, doors to the past, and tools for understanding and relaying deeper ideas hidden in narratives. He will lead campers as they develop their own tall tales, colorful characters and unique settings, and spin their tales into “tall” versions.

Gilray will lead campers through a music lesson including the history of music, ranging from antique songs to what we hear today, and connecting kids to popular Indiana songs in time for the Bicentennial! Campers will discover how music and song-writing creates stories and memories, linking back to the stories they are developing with Sanders as part of the storytelling component. Kids will have the opportunity to sample a variety of instruments in Gilray’s “instrument petting zoo” including guitars, fiddles, dulcimers and more!

On the last day of camp, parents are invited to attend campers’ Performing Arts Showcase, July 29, 2-3 p.m.

Location: Ivy Tech Community College, Recreation Annex entrance, Gate 18. Ivy Tech Community College is located at 300 North 17th St., Noblesville.

Price: $195/camper.

Space is limited. Campers will bring their own sack lunches. Registration required. Register here.

Completed! 2016 Visual Arts Camp, July 19-22, 10am-5pm

Let your kids get their hands dirty and their heads thinking creatively over summer break! Nickel Plate Arts is partnering with the Noblesville Township Trustee Office to offer a weeklong adventure into the visual arts. Campers will get a hands-on exploration of various artistic mediums with projects changing daily. Dabble in 3D and 2D art-making processes including sculpture, painting, mixed-media, and more! Beat the heat with cool art projects that you create and take home. Each camp day offers a one-hour session tailored for different age groups. All materials and guided instruction provided. Limit of 20 campers per session – see below for details on each session times and ages. Sign-up for this free camp today!

Camp Schedule (projects change daily):

10-11am: Mini Artists (ages 4-6)

12-1pm: Little Artists (ages 7-9)

2-3pm: Young Artists (ages 10-12)

4-5pm: Teen Artists (ages 13-15)

Location: Noblesville Township Community Center – 836 Division Street, Noblesville, IN 46060.

Price: FREE! Ages 4-15 (see session times above).

Space is limited. Max 20 students per session. Registration required. Register here.

Get Involved

We’re weaving together the fabric of our community. Add your thread and get your children in on the art game! Enroll older kids in our Monday Night Drawing Class. Keep tabs on upcoming classes and camps by signing up for our newsletter. Volunteer, be a teacher, share your kids’ ideas for building community around the arts. Contact us to learn more!

Arts Impact for Kids

We believe that arts organizations not only provide entertainment, but also enhance our quality of life, educate our children and broaden our minds.

– Brian Miller of Printing Partners, a NPArts Sponsor  –

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