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Art Opportunities

Art Opportunities


Art Opportunities


Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
1601 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith
479-784-2787 fsram.org

Toddler Tuesdays
Who: Ages 18 months to 4 years old. Adult must attend with child.
What: Hands-on activities just for toddlers. Take your kiddo to learn about colors and painting with non-traditional objects while socializing with other littles from the community. Sensory art has never been this much fun!
When: 11 a.m.-noon
May 14, 28 
June 11, 25
July 9, 23
Aug. 6, 20
Sept. 3, 17
Oct. 1, 15, 29
Nov. 12, 26
Dec. 10 and 24.
Cost: Free

RAM Cool Days of Summer
Who: Ages 5-18 years
What: Join in on the learning of artists, useful vocabulary, art techniques and different movements! This class starts out with a short lecture with examples and a demonstration of the class topic. Students are then given time to work on their own creations with helpful guidance and commentary throughout the lesson from an experienced art teacher.
1-2 p.m. June 11, 25
July 9, 23
Aug. 6, 20
Sept. 3, 17
Oct. 1, 15, 29
Nov. 12, 26
Dec. 10 and 24.
Cost: Free

RAM Visual Thinking Strategy Tours
What: The education team gives tours throughout the museum to bring your attention to some specific works for you to analyze and describe them. This experience will leave you wanting to know more about the works of art and helps with developing analytical thinking skills that translate to all the other aspects of life.
When: Wednesdays and Fridays appointment only. Call 479-784-2787 or email education@fsram.org.

RAM Saturdays
What: A fun, hands-on exploration of a new medium or type of art! Participants of all ages will experiment with techniques and materials in the RAM studio and have the opportunity to make their own original works of art. Wear art-making clothing!
When: Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. 
May 4: Star Wars Hand Puppet
May 11: 3D Umbrella Art
May 25: Collage Animal Marionette
June 1: Tissue Paper Dye
June 8: Watercolor Flower Doodles
June 15: Fruit Fan
June 22: Raindrop Suncatcher
June 29: Alien Spaceship
July 6: Shaving Cream Fireworks
July 13: Shark Cootie Catcher
July 20: Handprint Heroes
July 27: Rain Stick
Aug. 10: Rainbow Butterfly
Aug. 17: Pet Rock
Aug. 24: Dream Catcher­­
Aug. 31: Fairy Tale Finger Puppet
Cost: Free

RAM Summer Art Camp
Art Adventure (Ages 5-12)Campers, guided by professional artists, will create a finished work of art every day of camp. Supplies and a snack provided.
When: 9 a.m.-noon July 30-Aug. 3.
Cost: $40. Call or go online to enroll.

Express Yourself (Ages 13-19)
Create a collaged portrait that represents elements of your personality. Use multiple mediums and learn how to create an engaging portrait!
When: 1-4 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3
Cost: $40 per child. Call or go online to enroll.

Center for Art & Education
104 North 13th Street, Van Buren.
479-474-7767 art-ed.org

CAE partners with local public libraries and schools to bring Wonderful World of Art, In-Studio Classes, Art-A-Rama and STEAM activities to children all over the area.

Wonderful World of Art
Who: Ages kindergarten-12th grade
Alma Public Library, 624 Fayetteville Avenue
9 a.m.-noon June 10-14
Register at 479-632-4140

Cedarville Library, 737 Pirates Way
9 a.m.-noon June 24-28
Register at 479-410-1853

Charleston Public Library, 12 South School Street
1-4 p.m. July 15-19 Register at 479-474-7767

Greenwood Westwood Elementary, 300 Westwood Avenue
9 a.m.-noon June 17-21
Register at 479-474-7767

Hackett School Cafeteria, 102 Taylor Avenue 
9 a.m.-noon July 22-26
Cost: $20/$25 with T-shirt.
Register 479-474-7767

Mountainburg Public Library, 225 U.S. 71
9 a.m.-noon June 10-14
Register at 479-369-1600

Mulberry First Methodist Church, 317 Church Avenue
9 a.m.-noon July 8-12
Register at 479-997-1226

Ozark – Arkansas Tech, 1700 Helberg Lane, Ozark
9 a.m.-noon July 8-12
Register at 479-474-7767

Van Buren Public Library, 1409 Main Street, Van Buren
9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. June 3-7
Register at 479-474-6045



Who: Ages 10 and olderWhat: Make connections to science, technology, engineering and math through art. Project is Sir Isaac Newton’s Cradle and Marble Run. 
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3-7 or June 10-14
Cost: $125; Call immediately to register.
Where: Center for Art & Education, 104 North 13th Street, Van Buren. 
479-474-7767 art-ed.org 

Who: Ages 6 and older
What:  Do hands-on activities, including painting and drawing using a variety of media.
When: 10 a.m.-noon July 15-19 - Paper, Paint, Print & Creature Making.
Cost: $100 week or $20 per day

July 22-26: Nuts & Bolts of Art
Cost: $20 per class/$35 for two classes.
Where: Center for Art & Education, 104 North 13th Street, Van Buren. 
479-474-7767 art-ed.org

Wee Draw
Who: Ages 3-5 year learn hand-eye coordination and art elements. 
When: 10-11 a.m.
July 1: It’s a Zoo
July 9: Dr. Suess’ Many Days of Color
July 10: Singing in the Rain
July 11: Harold and the Purple Crayon
Cost: $20 a class or $35 for two classes
Where: Center for Art & Education, 104 North 13th Street, Van Buren.
479-474-7767 art-ed.org

This article appears in the May 2019 issue of Entertainment Fort Smith magazine. 

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