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2024 Summer Art Camp
For children who have completed Kindergarten through rising 7th Graders
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM with Aftercare until 5:00 PM
Half Day Registration: $118.00
Full Day Registration: $230.00

Optional Aftercare: $25.00/week

June 3 – 7: AM Teamwork-Dreamwork / PM Scribble & Play

June 17 – 21: AM Wizards / PM Myths and Legends

June 24 – 28: AM Appalachia 🍎 / PM Camp is the Theme

July 8 – 12: AM Blast from the Past / PM Time Travel to the Future

July 15 – 19: AM Hop! / PM Pop!

Aug 5 – 9: AM Fly Me to the Moon / PM Yellow Submarine

2024 Teen Art Camp
For rising 8th to rising 12th Graders
Monday – Friday
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

July 29 – August 2
Registration Fee: $225.00

Art Camp Scholarships
The Dairy Barn envisions a world where everyone can fully explore their creativity. Financial assistance is available for Summer Art Camp and Teen Camp through the generosity of Dairy Barn donors.

About Art Camp at The Dairy Barn

Summer Art Camp at The Dairy Barn is a fun-filled, child-centered program for exploring the creative arts and humanities. Embracing the STEAM approach to learning, each week celebrates special themes, anchoring art activities to other parts of our contemporary world: science, history, technology, world culture, literature, and more.

Teen Art Campers at The Dairy Barn are provided in-depth opportunities to explore art-making with emphasis on all stages of the creative process: conceptualization, planning, and execution. Small groups allow for collaboration between fellow campers and Teaching Artists, utilizing The Dairy Barn’s specialized studios in the Fiber, Ceramic, and Digital Arts.

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Experienced Teaching Artists are the ❤️ of Summer Art Camp!

Sara Severns

Sara is a 24-year-old artist from Louisville, Ohio. Her favorite creative endeavors include printmaking and making shirts/posters for local bands. She also loves making large-scale chalk art and has been a featured chalk artist for Canton’s First Friday festival 6 summers in a row.

Sara graduated from the University of Mount Union with a BA in Art Education. Since moving to Athens, she’s worked as a substitute teacher and a bartender. She is SO excited to return to the Dairy Barn this summer and see what our campers will create!

Jessica Held

Jessica Held is a painter, photographer, small business owner, festival coordinator, and teaching artist in Athens, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting and photography at Ohio University. As a practicing professional artist, she continues to exhibit and publish her artwork. Jessica also creates functional art for her small business, Flux and Function LLC, which can be found at and in local shops around Ohio and West Virginia.

Jessica has been a visiting, resident, and teaching artist in schools and art centers in Ohio, Texas, Indiana, and Michigan. Starting after college, she has taught art enrichment and art appreciation classes, interdisciplinary and STEAM lessons, all-age community art events, and art camps. Jessica teaches teen art club and summer art camp at the Dairy Barn Arts Center and after-school art enrichment to elementary, middle, and high school students in neighboring counties through the Kids on Campus program. Recently, Jessica was accepted onto the Ohio Arts Council’s Teaching Artist Roster and Arts Possible Ohio’s Adaptation, Integration and the Arts residency program.

Chip Wagner

Chip Wagner is an art educator who works with a variety of media. They have an M.Ed. in K-12 Art Education and a BFA in ceramics, both from Ohio University. Currently, they are the art teacher at Wellston High School. They completed their student teaching at Federal-Hocking.

Chip has led before and after-school art projects for K-8th grade students for Project SAFE in the Logan-Hocking school district. At The Dairy Barn, Chip has taught at Summer Art Camp for the past three years, was the Ceramic Studio Assistant, and taught Introduction to Pottery classes. 

Teaching art and helping people through the creative process is a precarious endeavor. For an individual, this means ensuring their artwork is significant to themself. Chip’s goal as an art educator is to help others consider themself an artist.

Allyson Pappas

Allyson Pappas has been teaching elementary school in Southeast Ohio for the past 30 years…ranging from 1st to 6th grade, Art, Physical Education, and reading intervention support. She graduated from Ohio University with a degree in elementary education and a minor in visual arts.

Allyson has fond memories of her own daughters attending Dairy Barn Art Camp and enjoys creating similar memories with new campers.

Margaret Gustafan

Margaret is an experienced artist and educator. During the school year, you can find her in her classroom as Nelsonville-York’s Middle School Art Teacher.

Margaret also engaged youth in Nelsonville through the Circle Around the Square program and spent time managing Paper Circle, a unique handmade paper shop on Historic Nelsonville Square.

An accomplished potter, she also is a regular Teaching Artist at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Margaret is excited to join in the fun and creativity of Summer Art Camp this year!

Julie Ann Beaudry

With the belief that the Arts are one of the most important ways people express themselves and interpret the world around them, Julie Beaudry has committed her life to teaching art in a myriad of settings. Earning a Bachelor’s Arts and Science Degree in Education from Notre Dame College, she taught in public schools for over a decade. Now, as the developer of a non-profit fostering whole health in young adults, she finds her home each summer at The Dairy Barn celebrating the creative endeavors of inspired young artists and encouraging their ability to value themselves and others.

As an artist, Julie enjoys watercolor, ceramics, and sculpture. Throughout the year she shares her passion for art and artists at her farm in Albany, blending nature, art, music, and movement to build resilience in teens and young adults. Her personal artwork, Julie’s Philosophy of Education, resume, and student work can be found in the albums section of her Facebook group called “Inspiration Generation at Wildflower Farm.”

Cindy Poland

Cindy Poland has taught at The Dairy Barn’s Summer Art Camp for over 25 years. Her college background is in art education, but art camp is much more fun than a school classroom. Memorable topics from all those Summers include the Art of Egypt, Space, Ancient Persia, Patterns from Nature, Under the Sea, and everyone’s favorite…Wizard Camp.

Cindy created the beloved Wizard’s Corner setup, including all the paraphernalia young wizards need to fire up their imaginations. Everyone gets to dress up and play! However…we could still use a stuffed crocodile if you happen to have one to spare. 😉

Tobe Gillogly

Tobe Gillogly graduated from OHIO with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a theatre minor in 1993. She moved to Greensboro NC after graduation and instructed dance/theatre for the City of Greensboro, Easton, and Winston Salem city school systems, Kinderdance, and Arts Evangelica. She also choreographed and performed with the Greensboro Ballet, multiple theatrical performances, toured with Razz Ma Tazz on an Alaskan cruise ship, with Arts Evangelica in Belgium, France, and in NC and SC in the States. After returning to Southeast Ohio in 2021 she taught at Factory Street Studio, The Dairy Barn, Upward Bound, and Athens Community Center.

Tobe graduated from Hocking College with a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) degree in 2003 and has the honor of working with children and their families as a PTA for Ohio University Therapy Associates (OUTA) for 20 years in both the clinical and school settings. She completed her MS in Child and Family Studies in 2011 and accepted an Assistant Clinical Professor position in 2014 and is the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies department at OHIO. Her son will start at OHIO this summer and her husband is retired from OUPD.

The Dairy Barn is a Qualified Education Service Provider (QESP) with the Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Educational Savings Account program. Families are able to apply for reimbursement of Summer Art Camp and Teen Art Camp registration costs through this educational savings account program. Learn more at

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