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Winter Camps

Join us in the studios this winter for exciting youth camps in metals, clay, glass and more! Each 3-day camp

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Winter Camps

December 27-29

Members receive discounts on classes, early access, and more!

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Since 1964, Craft Alliance has provided arts education and craft experiences to the St. Louis community. We are thrilled to embark on another year of creative offerings for St. Louis families. Whether your young artist wants to sculpt with molten glass, learn to weave, or throw on the potter’s wheel, we have a camp for them. Our team of professional teaching artists know how to engage students with new skills while having fun.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our new, expanded location in the Delmar Maker District, where we have updated, larger studio spaces to safely social distance and have fun learning a craft. Holiday camps provide young artists the outlet for exercising both critical and creative thinking through clay, fibers, metal, glass, and more. Our holiday camps are designed to engage youth in learning new and fun studio techniques by making amazing artworks.


Fiber Art

Ages 8-10

Explore fibers through festive techniques; stitching with colorful threads, tie-dye and fabric printing, and using buttons and beads to embellish! Learn how to join pieces of cloth to create decorative and wearable constructions.

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Handbuilding

Ages 8-10

Explore fun ways to build with clay! Create mugs, bowls, sculptures, and tiles. Learn hand building techniques such as coil, slab, and pinch processes. Decorate and texture your clay artworks by using tools and colorful underglazes.

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Sculpture

Ages 8-10

Explore mixed media to create sculptural, handmade objects! Build with a variety of shapes, animal subjects, and fun patterns to design sculptures. The possibilities are endless! Campers will use techniques like knitting, cutting, pasting, dyeing, casting, and carving to make cool artworks.

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Wheelthrowing

Ages 8-10

Round and round we throw! Campers will have fun using the potter’s wheel and gaining new skills in clay; wedging, centering, forming, and even glazing with a colorful palette.

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Glass Art

Ages 11-15

Explore the art of mosaics using small glass tiles, marbles and found objects to create picture frames, bird houses, and planters in this camp! Learn pattern design and application techniques as you create fun forms surfaced with multiple ranges of color.

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Handbuilding

Ages 11-15

Explore fun ways to build with clay! Create mugs, bowls, sculptures, and tiles. Learn hand building techniques such as coil, slab, and pinch processes. Decorate and texture your clay artworks by using tools and colorful underglazes.

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Metalsmithing

Ages 11-15

Harness the power of fire in our metals studio. Use molten metal casting techniques along with fabrication and soldering skills to create small objects from copper and brass. Get ready to fire up the torch and fabricate small sculptures and jewelry.

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Printmaking + Papermaking

Ages 11-15

Learn how to tell your own unique story while exploring a variety of bookmaking and printmaking techniques. Create and construct your own colorful artist books and prints.

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Wheelthrowing

Ages 11-15

Round and round we throw! Campers will have fun using the potter’s wheel and gaining new skills in clay; wedging, centering, forming, and even glazing with a colorful palette.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When do I drop my camper?

Morning drop-off begins at 8:30 am.

When do I pick up my camper?

Pick up is at 4:00 pm.

What Should my camper wear for camp?

Only close-toed shoes are allowed; no sandals or crocs, please! Students in glass & metals camps should dress in natural fibers, like cotton. Each camper will have a unique arts experience, from learning techniques of clay, glass and metal arts to writing and creating books, wearable art, masks, graphics and more. Please dress your child for fun, and sometimes messy, art experiences!

Can I pack my camper a lunch or snack?

Bring a snack and a water bottle for each camp. Campers will be able to take a monitored break to have a drink and a snack during their camp. This break will take place in the main corridor, supervised. Lunch care is only available for all-day campers. Campers should bring a bagged lunch--there is no access to a microwave or refrigerator.

If a camp is full, can I be called if there is a cancellation?

There are waiting lists for camps. Please reach out via email at registrar@craftalliance.org or phone, at 314-725-1177 to join a waitlist. The registrar will contact you if a space becomes available.

Where do I park for pick up and drop off?

There is free parking in the parking lot on the East side of our building or on Delmar Blvd. Additionally, please use the pick-up sign included in your camp acknowledgement email for drop off and pick up. Write camper's last name clearly and hang on passenger side. A camp staff member will escort your camper to and from your vehicle.

Is tuition assistance available?

Tuition assistance is unavailable for Holiday Camps

Policies

Craft Alliance is Missouri ArtSafe certified, meaning we practice safety standards and follow health guidelines that protect all who enter our building. Our guidelines and policies are designed to protect the health and safety of everyone. As of August 29, 2022, masks are optional for everyone entering the premises. Disinfectant wipes are made available so that tools may be wiped before and after use. The premises are cleaned routinely with outside cleaning service. Our policies are clearly posted in the building and online.We recommend that social distancing guidelines still be followed. Signs are located throughout the building to provide guidance and reminders to follow appropriate social distancing and safety procedures.

Cancellation

Craft Alliance reserves the right to cancel, combine, or reschedule camps/workshops/classes to adjust for enrollment. If Craft Alliance cancels a camp/workshop/class an email notification will be sent to request transfer to another comparable camp or receive a full tuition and studio fee refund.

Withdrawal & Refund

Notice of withdrawal must be sent to registrar@craftalliance.org 14 days prior to the start date in order to a full refund. Craft Alliance will charge a $25 withdrawal fee for any and all withdrawals made earlier than 14 days prior to the start of a camp/workshop/class. Craft Alliance will not refund or credit for camps missed due to illness or health, personal schedule conflict, travel, or other reasons. There is not a schedule to allow for students to make-up or attend missed classes. If your camper is unable to attend a camp day, please contact Craft Alliance immediately at 314.725.1177 ext. 331.