Camp DIY is an arts & crafts makers camp in Evanston for incoming 2nd – 5th graders, plus an Artist Assistant program for 6th-8th graders, focused on creating a unique way to experience the fun of arts and crafts in a relaxed, encouraging environment.
Camp DIY is located at Willard Elementary School, 2600 Hurd Ave., in Evanston. In 2019 Willard will be under construction so session 1 will be held at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Ave. in Evanston and session 2 will be held at both Northminster and at Willard, the location determined by age group.
Rotating through 5-10 areas of study a week, campers learn from local artists, professional crafters and local art teachers. We do things like sewing, weaving, digital arts, macrame, LED circuit crafts, stop-motion animation, clay art, pastels, paper mâché, knitting, book making, jewelry, drawing, painting, multi-media art, wood working, paper crafts, mosaics, ceramics, decoupage and more!