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It’s Not Too Soon—Start Planning Those Summer Activities | Arts Camp: The Art of Nature

Summer is just around the corner. Are you looking for something fun and educational for your child? Does your child like to paint, move, play, and explore? Check out Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Arts Camp: The Art of Nature, a week-long, immersive arts camp that will bring out the science- and nature-loving artist in your child.

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Designed for students entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2017, this uniquely comprehensive arts camp allows students to experience dance, theatre, and visual art through an environmental scope. Children will find the rhythms of nature as they choreograph their own dance numbers, search for insects and creatures in Mitchell Park on daily hikes, become a bird or river during theatre performances, find their inner Van Gogh through landscape painting—and so much more! Campers will end the week with an art exhibit and performance to share what they’ve learned.

Parents have great things to say about the camp:

“The staff was excellent—I was very impressed with it all.”

“My daughter was singing all week and doing dance steps, too! Such a high-quality camp!”

“I was delighted with the projects and activities my child shared at the end of each day.”

And, so do the campers:

“Can we go all summer, please?” –Kelly

“It rocked!”  –Maggie

Through fun, interactive, and engaging experiences, Arts Campers will:

•  Develop an appreciation of the natural world through hands-on activities.

•  Increase self-confidence through the arts.

•  Develop creative problem-solving skills as they work with peers.

•  Discover the wonderful sounds, patterns, colors, and rhythms of their own backyard.


Here’s what a day at Arts Camp is like: 

8:45am – Check-in begins

9am –  Morning Gathering

9:30am – Nature Hike in Mitchell Park

10:30am – Snack

10:45am – Art Class with ArtMovz

11:45am – Dance Class with Danceworks

12:45pm – Lunch

1pm – Nature Class with Wehr Nature Center

2pm – Theater Class with First Stage

3:15pm – Camp Closing Gathering

3:30pm – Camp Dismissal

Two camps will be offered this summer: June 19-23 and July 10-14. Beginning at 9am and ending at 3:30pm each day, both weeks of Arts Camp include identical lessons and programming. Choose the week that best fits into your summer schedule.

Registration is $299 per camper, or $269 per camper if you are sending two or more sibling campers to the same session. The discount rate is available only for campers who are siblings.

Register HERE

Registration closes May 22 or when each week is full. Space is limited! If you prefer not to register online, or you’re registering more than two siblings, call their Education Department at 262-373-5023 to register over the phone.

Let your child explore all their talents and give them a summer that will have them bursting with creativity!


Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
19805 W. Capitol Drive | Brookfield, WI | 53045

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Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Mission:
To be the catalyst for lifelong discovery and exploration of the arts


About the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts:



The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts is one of the finest multi-disciplinary cultural arts centers in the United States, with a mission to be the catalyst for lifelong discovery and exploration of the Arts. As a year-round hub of activity, the Wilson Center presents performances by world-renowned artists and ensembles; offers arts education opportunities; curates the Ploch Art Gallery, which features both national and Wisconsin-based fine artists; and is committed to extending the arts beyond the walls of the Center through Lynn Chappy ArtsPark—a vibrant, outdoor sculpture landscape that will engage and inspire the broader Southeastern Wisconsin Community. In August, the annual Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival celebrates the world’s leading classical, rock/blues, jazz, and fingerstyle guitarists.


The Center nurtures lifelong learning through innovative programs and classes for all interests, ages, and abilities in state-of-the-art studios and classrooms. Some of Southeast Wisconsin’s finest arts organizations offer professional instruction at the Wilson Center, including First Stage Theater Academy, Trinity Irish Dancers, and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. From performances and recitals to meetings and special events, our beautiful spaces are available for rental to individuals, schools, organizations, and corporations throughout the community.


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