Get creative this fall!

Try something new. Learn a new skill. Join us for creative fun! This fall, Grace Institute will offer several in-person, hands-on studio art classes taught by Grace Art Camp artists! Each class will strictly adhere to health and safety precautions and restrictions set by state and federal authorities. […]

TIME TO CELEBRATE ART AT HOME! BRIGHT SPOTS EPISODE 10

CHECK OUT OUR COLLABORATIVE ‘Wherever I Go, I’m Aglow’ SNAIL MAIL MURAL … The spirit of creativity is truly alive and well in the Grace Art Camp Community! This final Bright Spot of Summer 2020 and all of our preceding videos could not replace Camp this year, but we hope it helped encourage and inspire your own artmaking! Please enjoy this celebratory video of the mural’s creation! Many thanks […]

RELAX AND TRY SPOOL-KNITTING! BRIGHT SPOTS EPISODE 9

MAKE YOUR OWN LUCET (SPOOL-KNITTER)… and make cool toys, accessories and gifts!  Led by long-time Grace Art Camp Fibre Artist Judee Moonbeam, this episode introduces an ancient art that is still widely practiced today!  The original lucet was a carved wooden tool used during the Middle Ages for making cords and belts. Judee will show you how to make a basic lucet from things around your house. Many enjoy practicing this skill and find it soothing. (It’s great for […]

ANIMATE IT! – BRIGHT SPOTS EPISODE 8

GET STARTED WITH STOP MOTION ANIMATION…. Let Robert Randall and Kelly Campbell inspire your next artistic adventure as they introduce you to stop motion animation.  Even if you have never attended one of Robert’s stop motion studios at Grace Art Camp, Episode 8 of Bright Spots can get you started with animation at home.  Go ahead! Create your own epic film with paper cut-outs, figures/shapes […]

JUST PRINT IT! BRIGHT SPOTS EPISODE 6

MAKE PRINTS USING ALMOST ANYTHING ….  Do you have a ‘junk drawer’? Too many fern fronds?  Mystery keys?  Bubble wrap?  Interestingly-shaped items you can’t bear to part with?  In this week’s episode, Artist Paula Benjaminson offers a mini-class showing you how to make art with items that have cool shapes and textures — things you can find around the house. It’s low fuss with amazing results. Paula Benjaminson has taught Printmaking, Fibre Arts, Bookmaking […]

HELP MAKE GRACE ART CAMP’S 2020 MURAL FROM HOME!

BE PART OF THE WHEREVER I GO, I’M AGLOW SNAIL MAIL MURAL FROM HOME! Don’t be a lamp…. Let’s have fun making art together even if we can’t be together. All Campers, Counselors, CITs and Artists are invited to help create our new collaborative mural. Designed by Artists Ashley Klump and Kristin Koop, with help from Paula Benjaminson, this mural celebrates the creative glow we each have — it connects us all, wherever we go.  There are […]

MAKE YOUR VERY OWN JOURNAL – BRIGHT SPOTS EPISODE 4

CREATE A SPECIAL HANDMADE JOURNAL!  In this week’s episode, learn how to make a bound book with glue and paper you have at home!  Led by Artist Becky Schroeder, this project introduces basic bookmaking techniques, and we think you just might want to make more than one.  (Hint: these glue-bound books make excellent gifts!)  We hope this Bright Spot helps you a create a special book that inspires even more creativity – writing, drawing, […]

STORYTIME – BRIGHT SPOTS EPISODE 2

COME AND LISTEN TO A STORY ABOUT TWO GOATS…!  This week’s episode is a story retold by Grace Art Camp Storyteller Alton — a video treat with animation by Orie Weeks. We hope this inspires you to tell more stories about the two goats using the included paper action figures.   We all are sad […]

Grace Art Camp fun at home begins next week!

Official Sneak Peek:  Wednesdays, beginning June 24, Grace Art Camp premiers “Bright Spots” – short videos led by our artists, with art and fun as a gift for you and your families to enjoy at home this summer! Episodes will range from stories by your favorite storytellers to a collaborative mural to animation you […]

A GIFT FROM GRACE ART CAMP!

The spirit of creativity in our artists and the children of our community will still flourish — even without camp.  This “Bright Spot” — Floral Lace Collage — cannot replace Grace Art Camp, but we hope it helps encourage and inspire your own creativity! Please watch and enjoy this Floral Lace Collage project from our artists Kristin […]

The Art of Recycling Festival!

Sunday, November 17, 2019 — 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm PLEASE JOIN Grace Institute and Grace Art Camp for an America Recycles Day celebration featuring a puppet show, music played on instruments made from recycled objects, and up-cycled art projects, all led by multi-talented Grace Institute artists! NEW THIS YEAR recycling […]

Neighborhood Block Party!

Come join us for music, food and fun…at the Grace Neighborhood Block Party! Saturday, September 21, from 2 – 6 pm Grace Memorial Episcopal Churchat NE 16th and NE Weidler Grace Art Camp Families are invited for hot dogs, ice cream sundaes, a bouncy castle and more! Live […]