Visual Arts

Professional instruction fosters many artistic experiences at all skill levels. There's something for everyone, as campers express themselves​ creatively​ in our 15 art studios and workshops.

Glass Arts

HVC campers design their own traditional stained glass pieces - mirrors, window hangings, etc. -  and that's just the beginning! Campers make fused glass plates, bowls and plaques. They create jewelry and small sculptures in the glass bead studio. And the Beehive is home to a dynamic glass blowing program where campers produce glass flowers, cups and more.

Stained glass class Glass Blowing
Campers melt glass to create sculptures and glass bead jewelry. 

Ceramics 

Hidden Valley's 3 room pottery studio features 5 wheels, a huge open space where children create an infinite number of hand-building projects, and 3 kilns, a slab roller and just outside a special spot for raku firings.

Learning to throw on the wheel Pottery Class

Woodworking & Metal Work

The sky's the limit in this active and exciting camp area!  Make furniture for home, create free form sculptures, invent a toy and more! 

Learning woodworking
Making projects in woodworking class

Photo

Two darkrooms support HVC's dedication to the "ancient art" of analog black and white photography. We provide each camper with a 35 millimeter camera and they print their photos.

Photography Class Dark Room Photography

Textiles 

Silkscreen, tie dye or batik a T-shirt. Create a pillow or stuffed animal. You'll bring something home that you'll have forever! 

Tie-Dye at HVC

Fine Arts

Three art studios are dedicated to drawing and painting, papier mâché and other forms of expression. 

Drawing Projects

Musical Instrument Making

Campers make dulcimers, ukuleles, xylophones and thumb pianos and then learn to play these lovely creations.

Making a wooden dulcimer Learning to play the dulcimer


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