Summer Opportunities

Summer Opportunities

Seattle Visual Arts Studio, Summer Art


It’s that time of the year again! Schools will be over in few days and then another fun chapter of summer will start! I am excited to teach 3 painting workshops at Seattle Visual Arts Studio. If you know of a kid/teen who gets excited with paper-pencil-charcoal-paintbrush-canvas, please share this! My studio is all stocked up and I am ready to draw and paint with them.Young artists of ages 8-16 will have the opportunity to explore different art media and develop artistic skills and vision to foster their creative expression. All art materials will be provided.

In these week-long full day workshops students will be guided through the process of developing a painting. I will work with the students individually, in a hands on, step by step fashion guiding them from start to finish and focusing on the aspects of the process. They will also learn to break down the approach of painting into fundamental elements of drawing, composition, value and color.

We will discuss, learn and transcribe from Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, and Van Gogh to name a few.

Workshops will be taught through lecture, demonstration, individual and group critiques.

For more details, please visit

About the instructor: Shruti Ghatak is a practising artist and educator and has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. She holds an Master in Fine Arts (MFA) from New York Studio School and an MS in Color technology from ICT, Mumbai. She is currently having a solo show at Spartan Recreation Center at Shoreline and also a part of a group show “Centers of Gravity-art exhibiton offering 45 coices for city’s permanent collection” at the the Shoreline City Hall Gallery. Currently these are the two places you can view her works in person. More of her works can be viewed in her website She is the founder and instructor of Seattle Visual Arts Studio and teaches from her studio in Shoreline.

I will also be happy to offer one full scholarship for a family in need (food stamp family) in each of these 3 workshops/camps. One full scholarship/camp


We hike, watercolor, explore, draw, play and climb (at Vertical World and “The Big Tree”).
Please use the links below to access the Hiking Adventures 6Crickets page for more details AND use the code HikingAdventures (NO SPACE), to receive $25 off! There is also a 10% discount when registering additional siblings or more than one camp.

Pre-K weeks (ages 3 – 5)
6/11 – 6/15
6/18 – 6/22
7/23 – 7/27 (NEWLY ADDED WEEK!)
6crickets Link

Elementary weeks (ages 5 – 12)
6/25 – 6/29
7/9 – 7/13
7/23 – 7/27
8/6 – 8/10
6Crickets Link

Please contact Jennifer at sixfootsavage at with any questions or for more information.

Seattle Public Theater is offering many wonderful opportunities in the Theatrical arts this summer!

From one week camps like Creative Drama, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs or The Woods, to production classes like the swashbuckling Zorro or the musical adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream there is an experience that will awaken your student’s imagination, inspire creativity, and strengthen collaboration. For families in need, Seattle Public maintains a robust scholarship and tuition assistance program.

Check out our website for more information about camps for students ages 3-18. Come create with us and see who you become.  Website link: For financial aid or other questions email:

Summer Samurai!

Want to learn Japanese fencing this summer? Kendo is a traditional martial art using bamboo swords and armor, and classes are offered through Seattle Parks and Recreation. The Sno-King Kendo Club classes are taught nearby at the Bitter Lake Community Center. Classes start on June 7th and run to mid August on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm. Kids (8 and up) and adults can get a great workout and learn the art of the samurai!

CodeREV Summer Camp

CodeREV technology camps are being run out of Saint Joseph School this summer. Note the discount code provided on the flyer!
flyer for tech camp with discount code

Summer tutoring
Ms. Orme (3rd grade) is available for summer tutoring in Lower Queen Anne or Capitol Hill. Weekdays; $45/hour Available for 1st-3rd grade Math (HCC, so technically 3rd-5th) and Writing, with some flexibility for other subjects. Please email Alie at alie.orme at to discuss needs and schedule.

Ballard Girls Basketball Summer Camp

Sara Wetstone, head coach at Ballard High School, her staff, and the high school players look forward to working with your daughter in a safe and positive environment. Sponsored by BHS Girls Basketball. All proceeds to benefit BHS Girls Basketball.

Who: Girls entering 3rd through 9th grade in fall 2018 (beginner to advanced)
When: July 9–13, 9 am–3 pm
Where: Ballard High School
Cost: $195/full-day camper (includes camp t-shirt)

Click here to register.

Beaver Hoop Camp
July 16–20, 9 am–3 pm at Ballard High School

If your son is in 4th to 8th grade and wants to have fun and make friends while becoming a stronger basketball player and a great teammate, this is the camp for him! The Beaver Hoop Camp is designed to provide individual skill instruction and emphasize team concepts in a fun and safe learning environment.

Click here to register. Sign up before May 1 for early bird special pricing.

Click here to view the flyer.

Girls Robotics and Coding Camp

This summer Lis Lueninghoener will be hosting a Girls Coding Camp out of her North Queen Anne home. The camp will run July 16th-20th from 9am-Noon and if it goes well she may schedule another camp for late August. Enrollment is limited to 10 girls grades 1-4 (current school year), for this camp I have two spots remaining for 3rd or 4th graders. Cost is $200, but if that is not in your budget your girl is still welcome.

We will be playing with Lego Boost and EV3 robots, Wonder Worshop Dash, Dot, and Cue robots, Snap Circuits, Block-based programming, and possibly Python and Raspberry Pis. I am a certified (in IL) High School Math Teacher and Python Programmer and have run similar clubs out of my home or my children’s schools in the past, including an after-school club for all kids this semester. I have two children attending Cascadia and will not be advertising to the larger community, but enrollment in Cascadia is not expected.

To find out more information please visit: If you are not on facebook, you can contact me at lisjump at

Camps at KidsCo

Kids Co. at Cascadia will be hosting summer camp at Cascadia this summer! We currently have space in all of our weekly camps for ages 5-12. If you sign up by April 25th you can get $25 off your first week. Other discounts may also apply. For more details, please go to our website at

Hope to see you this summer!

Vanessa Kitchner

SPS Summer Music Program

Summer Music is for students entering grades 5-9, that have completed one year of instrumental instruction.

Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 20 (no class July 4)
All sessions run 9 AM – 12 PM daily

1418 NW 65th Street

$280 for 3 weeks

Read more here:

Summer Fun Camp

Registration is open for Summer Fun! – A unique performing and visual arts day camp for ages 7-12

Session 1: Olympic View Elementary (North Seattle) July 9 – 27
Session 2: B. F. Day Elementary (Fremont) July 30 – August 17

Summer Fun focuses equally on the arts as both a process and a product.  Over the course of three weeks, our campers mount a new musical while building musicianship skills, acting fundamentals, dance techniques, and creating masterpieces of art along the way.  For more information and registration visit:

Middle School and High School Ultimate Camps

Dates for the 2018 Seattle MS and HS Ultimate Satellite Camps are:

  • Eagle Staff: Monday July 30 – Friday August 3rd @ Eagle Staff field
  • Hamilton: Monday July 9 – Friday July 13 @ Lower Woodland 2
  • Eckstein: Monday July 16- Friday July 20 @ Magnuson 5
  • JAMS: Monday July 23- Friday July 27 @ Maple Leaf Lower
  • Ingraham and Ballard HS: Monday July 23- Friday July 27 @ Soundview Lower
  • Washington, Meany SGS and LWGMS Middle Schools: Monday July 30- Friday August 3 @ Miller Playfield
  • Shoreline ES, MS, HS Camp: Monday July 30- Friday August 3 @ Northacres Park
  • West Seattle ES, MS and HS Camp: Monday August 6- Friday August 10 @ Delridge Playfield

All Camps run Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Cost: $310 – scholarships & financial aid available