Art Majors

The art department at Burn Brae is divided into four special areas: Ceramics, Crafts, Drawing and Painting. As an art major, your camper is exposed to all four areas of art. As an art minor, your camper chooses which area he/she would like to concentrate on.


Drawing and Painting

In drawing and painting, the camper uses many different materials such as pen and ink, pencils, pastels, charcoal, chalk, tempera, watercolors and acrylic paints. With these materials, the camper completes drawings, paintings and other projects while learning about line, form, and function as well as color, composition, and graphics. The painting teacher includes art history in the lessons as the campers study the works of many great artists, while implementing it into their own works of art! Each camper has his or her own portfolio at camp and continues to add to it over the course of the summer. Our camper artists get to exhibit their work in art displays and open-air galleries during our Arts Festivals.


Ceramics at Burn brae teaches the campers to use the potters wheel as well as building by hand, and exploring different techniques of glazing. Campers create amazing sculptures that include houses, dreamscapes, tiles, animals, masks, wind chimes, vases, and much more. We have two kilns for campers use, and all materials are already included in camp fees.


In crafts, the camper uses many different media to create varied and unique projects. Printmaking, plaster, mirrors, masks, woven bracelets, hook rugs, kites, picture frames, puppet making, jewelry, miniature houses, decorative pillows, and stuffed animals are just some of the many projects created in crafts.

Art work is on display each Friday at Showtime and at both Art Festivals.

Our Art Instructors are certified in Art and are experienced and accomplished. They are both teachers and artists who exhibit regularly.

Be sure to read about all of our amazing staff on the Burn Brae Staff page on this website.