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Fine Art Camp

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This is a 6 day, overnight (or commute) opportunity for high-school aged student artists (students enrolled in 9th grade for Fall 2022 to recent Spring 2022 graduates of high school) to immerse themselves in a college-level, Visual Arts experience.  Campers will be required to choose one 3D workshop and one 2D workshop to participate in.  The studio disciplines offering workshops for this summer are: Ceramic (3D), Sculpture (3D), Digital Media (2D) and Painting (2D).  *Please see individual workshop titles & description listings below.

Each studio discipline will hold a 4-hour session of instruction per day.  With 8 hours of daily instruction, our student participants will have approximately 48 total hours of college level instruction by the close of camp.  A closing reception/art exhibition will be held on Friday afternoon, July 1st, from 5-6 pm, as a final showcase for the artists and parents.

The camp instructors are all current full-time faculty members of the Art & Design Department at UW Whitewater.

  • 3D - Sculpture Workshop in CA 1036 by Academic Staff Professor Teresa Lind
  • 3D - Ceramic Workshop in CA 1037 by Associate Professor Jared Janovec - sold out, waitlist available
  • 2D - Digital Media Workshop in CA 2048 & CA 2059 by Professor Xiaohong Zhang
  • 2D - Painting Workshop in CA 2057 & CA 2058 by Associate Professor Gregory Porcaro - sold out, waitlist available

Waitlist Notice:  When you registered for a waitlisted workshop, you will be entered into the other available 3D or 2D workshop.  Should a spot become available you will be added to your waitlist choice.  Contact if you only want to attend if you can get into your waitlisted choice.

This camp is available to students entering grades 9-12 in the fall, including graduating seniors.

Sunday, June 26 - Friday, July 1, 2022

The enrollment in the camp is limited to 36 campers  in order to maximize opportunities for individualized attention.  Each topic is limited to 18 campers for safety. 

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Registration is now closed

Registrations accepted online until Sunday, June 19, 2022. 

We do NOT accept walk up registrations at event check-in. 

Registration Questions
Registrants will be asked the following questions in the registration.  Please have information prior to registering:

  • Registrant name; address, phone, email; school; birthdate; gender identity; race/ethnicity (optional); health insurance; emergency contacts information; allergies and medication; limitations or restrictions
  • T-shirt size; 2D workshop first & second choice; 3D workshop first & second choice; grade next fall; years of experience; how did you hear about this event; I understand the deposit is non-refundable; accommodations/comments; residents only: roommate preference; commuters only: person driving back and forth to camp

3D Workshop Choices:  Sculpture or Ceramic

2D Workshop Choices:  Digital Media or Painting

Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure.  We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system.  We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone.  We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.

Confirmation Emails
Once you register to attend an event (including waitlisted), a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email.  You must have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Camp Information Packet

Before you arrive to camp information will be available below three weeks prior to the start of camp.  This information will include medication requirements (complete only if taking meds at this event), parking details, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, mailing address for camper mail, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at

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Cost Information


  • Resident Camper (Overnight) - $680
  • Commuter Camper - $560

Included in the Fee: The resident camp fee covers lodging, meals, instruction, consumable material for 2D and 3D workshop choices, a camp t-shirt* and insurance. The commuter fee includes noon and evening meals, instruction, consumable material for 2D and 3D workshop choices, a camp t-shirt* and insurance.

*T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by Friday, May 27, 2022.

Payment Plans: The final step in the registration you will have two Payment Plan options. 

  • I prefer to pay the whole amount of the order
  • Select Payment Plan (pay deposit only)

Selecting a payment plan will require only a $100 non-refundable deposit.  Deposits are deducted from the total event fee.  For more details on when final payments are due click here.

Resident Camper
Resident campers are campers who will be staying overnight in one of the residence halls located on the UW-Whitewater campus.  The residence hall has a secured entrance and the campers are monitored by the residence hall directors, assistants, and by our own camp counseling staff.  Roommate requests made by online registration closing date will be honored when possible; otherwise campers are paired by age and gender.  Please note that our residence halls are not air conditioned. We strongly advise campers to bring a fan if possible.  The bathrooms and showers offer clean, individual stalls for privacy. Resident campers will have three well-balanced meals each full day.  Meals are included in the registration fee.

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Commuter Camper
Commuter campers are campers who will drive back and forth to camp and will not stay overnight.  They can arrive at the designated check-in time and location indicated in the Camp Information Packet. Commuters will not receive a room key for the residence hall but are welcome to socialize in the residence hall with friends during breaks. Only lunch and dinner will be served to commuter campers. Report to camp before the first session of the day after breakfast. The authorized driver can pick up the commuter camper at the conclusion of camp each day after checking out with staff.

Cancellations and payments: All registrant accounts must be paid in full 21 days prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services  at prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

Refunds: All summer camp events require a minimum of a $100 non-refundable deposit.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event to receive a refund, less the deposit. Most cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee.  See summer camp event website for specific policy.  Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the deposit, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the camp has started. 

All cancellation requests must be submitted to; provide registrant’s name, camp title and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer. 

We reserve the right to cancel any event for any reason; in such case, all fees paid will be refunded or contact for alternate arrangements.

Sponsorships & Awards Redemption
For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

No discounts available for this event.


Registrants will be asked to choose one 3D  AND one 2D class to participate in when registering.  Decription are listed below.  A complete list of supplies that ALL students must bring to camp with them will be listed in the Info Packet below.

(3D) Ceramic

Utilitarian Ceramic Vessels and Small-scale Ceramic Sculpture

This workshop in ceramic is designed for participants to explore a variety of hand-building, potter’s-wheel, and plaster mold-based approaches to working with clay and related studio fine art ceramic materials, techniques, processes and concepts. Participants will generate several or more utilitarian ceramic vessels and small-scale ceramic sculpture outcomes throughout the course of this workshop. Instructor Jared Janovec will provide students with a wide-variety of hands-on demonstrations, presentations, and related content towards assisting the course’s participants in developing their skillsets and personal expression through the creation of their ceramic works.

*Note that some participant ceramic work outcomes will be fully kiln-fired and available to take away the last day of the course/camp, whereas other outcomes from this workshop will need to be shipped to the participant’s home address after the completion of the camp.

A $10 course fee (included in camp cost) will provide participants with the clay, underglazes and related ceramic materials towards generating their ceramic works. This fee will also help cover the shipping costs of returning the kiln-fired ceramic projects to the artists.

(3D) Sculpture

Aluminum Casting

This workshop invites students to create both an additive and subtractive relief sculpture and pour it in aluminum. Students will then learn how to clean up and color their castings for display. Subject matter is open. No prior experience required.

A $10 course fee(included in camp cost) will be charged to cover propane and mold materials.

(2D) Digital Media Topic

Visual Design for Digital Media (2D Digital Foundation)

This workshop is the introduction of the foundations of digital art and design with Adobe Creative Cloud. It introduces software training by integrating design exercises into tutorials that fuse design fundamentals and core Adobe Creative Cloud skills. The result is a comprehensive digital-design learning experience, organized into five sections that focus on vector art, photography, image manipulation, basic typography, and effective work habits for high school students who are interested to learn digital art and design.

$10 course/material fee(included in camp cost) for printing of projects.

(2D) Painting

From Antiquity and Beyond – Advanced Acrylic Techniques

This workshop in acrylic-based Painting is designed for participants to explore a variety of paint application techniques through a series of small exercises and one long-term project. This workshop will focus on exploring several different painting techniques, ranging from the historical painting technique of Glazing, which is the application of transparent or translucent color over a value painting called a grisaille, pronounced “griz-eye”, to the contemporary techniques of Impasto, Grattage and Collage that utilize gel mediums.

A $10 materials fee (included in camp cost) to cover materials that will be distributed during this workshop.

Arrival Information

Check in and Orientation
Resident and commuter campers must use the drive thru check in for housing assignments/keys and drop off medications at the location mentioned in the Camp Information Packet.   Parents/guardians are invited to the residence halls to visit with staff members and ask any last minute questions. Please note that there are no structured activities during the check-in period, but residential staff will be in the residence hall to help campers get settled in their rooms and encourage campers to begin getting to know one another in an informal setting. Commuter campers can socialize at the dorms and go with the group to first session.

Arrival/Departure Outside the Event Scheduled Time
If your schedule results in you arriving after the designated check-in or before check-out time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Accommodations/Comments” field or email, if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Camp Information Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Camp Information Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact

Driving Directions
Directions to the campus can be found online by  clicking here. A campus map can be  found here. Campus building addresses can be  found here.

Parking details will be available in the Camp Information Packet.  Notice: All campus parking lots require a parking permit.  Failure to follow parking regulations will result in a fine.  More information is available on the  Visitor Center website.

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.


Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Event Schedule

Check-in and out times, along with locations and a confirmed daily schedule, will be available in the Camp Information packet approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of camp.  Contact Continuing Education Services at with any questions.

Meet the Staff


Jared Janovec
Ceramic, Fine Art Camp


Xiaohong Zhang
Digital Media, Fine Art Camp


Greg Porcaro
Painting, Fine Art Camp


Teresa Lind
Sculpture, Fine Art Camp

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