Workshops

Have you ever wished for the chance to try a new artistic or academic endeavor in depth? To spend your day programming, writing, performing, creating, or designing? Summer on the Prairie offers one-hour, two-hour, and half-day specialty workshops designed to help you explore your budding interests! We promise you a hands-on learning environment with expert faculty and a world of opportunities at your fingertips.

New this summer!

Have you ever wanted to build your own blimp? What about create a device that can launch confetti into the air? In Doodad Designers, students test their design skills by learning how to engineer using everyday household materials. Our student engineers will be tasked with building a blimp that can both hover and move. Students will also spend the week constructing a device that can launch confetti into the air. 

July 26-30, 2021: This is a camp which will introduce materials, equipment, and throwing techniques. Students will have the freedom to explore and refine their skills as we create functional objects such as bowls and mugs. 

August 2-4, 2021: This week is designed for those who participated in the either Ceramics camp. During the week students can glaze their pieces. Glazing will take place from 1:30pm-3:30pm

Have you ever wanted to build your own balloon mobile? What about creating a watercraft that can carry weight? In Innovative Inventors, students test their design skills by learning how to engineer using everyday household materials. Our student engineers will be tasked with building a four-wheeled, air propelled car that can jet across the floor. Students will also spend the week constructing a watercraft that can carry 25 pennies for at least 10 seconds. 

In this week-long workshop, students will explore a variety of friendship bracelet making techniques. Students will learn how to create ladder, jellyfish, zig-zag, and diagonal friendship bracelets. Campers will walk away with an understanding of friendship bracelet making techniques, their very own friendship bracelet making kit, and a lot of bracelets for friends, family and themselves. 

Have you ever wanted to build your own functioning airbag system? What about create a functioning zipline? In Prototype Professors, students test their design skills by learning how to engineer using everyday household materials. Our student engineers will be tasked with designing and constructing an airbag system. Students will also spend the week building a device that will move a ping pong ball down a zipline in 4 seconds or less.

In this one week-long weaving workshop, students will explore a variety of weaving techniques. Students will practice fringe, soumak, and pile weaving techniques. Students will walk away from camp with decorative wall hangings, their very own weaving loom with tools, and a beginner’s knowledge of weaving skills. 

Did you know?

  • 100% of our 2020 workshop participants would recommend us to a friend!