Summer Camp in Writing and Art

The Oregon Writing Project Collaborative at George Fox and  the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University welcome  student writers. 

The popular 2017 Writing & Art Camp is back! Once again led by teacher-consultant Laura Shingleton, this camp will be held at the Hallie Ford Art Museum at Willamette University. The week will be filled with inspiration from and access to some significant works of art at the Hallie Ford. Open to participants in grades 6-8, the camp will allow students to explore various types of art within the museum and learn ways of  “seeing” art, writing description and critique, and writing and drawing expressively in response to art.

This Young Writers Camp will run Monday through Friday, July 30 - August 3,  from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will culminate at noon on Friday, August 3 with a light reception where students will share their writing and take their families and friends on free, guided tours of the museum.

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Bestland at

Registration Closed


Monday through Friday, July 30 - August 3: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each day

Friday, August 3: 12 p.m. - Light reception, family and friends invited!


Face-to-face at the Hallie Ford Art Museum,  700 State St, Salem, OR 97301

Who is Invited

Students entering grades 6-8



In case of student cancellation, full refunds will be granted up to 30 days prior to the start of camp (June 30). After this date no refund will be granted.  Deadline to register is July 22.


Passage through the Mirror painting

Robert Bibler
Passage through the Mirror, 2015
Pen, watercolor, and oil on prepared paper
The Robert Bibler: Works on Paper Exhibition, Hallie Ford Museum of Art