Get Creative - Art Camps and Activities
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
Who: All Ages
What: Fun hands-on exploration of a new medium or type of art! Participants will experiment with techniques and materials in the RAM studio and make their own original works of art. Wear “art-making” clothes. Free.
When: Saturdays, noon-4 p.m.
June 9: Charcoal
June 16: Coin Banks
June 30: Shaving Cream Fireworks
July 7: Scratch Art
July 14: Oil Pastels & Watercolor
July 21: Stained Glass
July 28: Sand Bottles
RAM Art Camp
Who: Ages 5-19
What: Young artists get creative with unique projects and activities. $25.
Ages 5-12 Under the Sea, 9 a.m.-noon
Ages 13-19 A Week in New York, 1-4 p.m.Teens create recycled materials sculptures and typography projects. Snacks will include New York Style Pizza and candy.
Drop-in and Draw
Who: Artists of all ages
What: Drop by the museum for a chance to hone your skills. RAM provides a live model and studio space. Take your own materials. Easels are provided.
When: Thursdays, noon-4 p.m.
Who: Ages 2-4
What: The parachute-themed class will include music and art. Adult also must attend.
When: Tuesdays, through July 31, 10-11 a.m.
Cool Days of Art
Who: Ages 5-13
What: Includes indoor and outdoor art.
When: Tuesdays through July 31, 1-2 p.m.
Center for Art and Education
104 North 13th Street, Van Buren 479-474-7767 art-ed.org
Who: Ages 6 and up
What: Classes provide hands-on activities including painting and drawing using a variety of media. Cost is $20 per day or $100 per week.
When: 10 a.m.-noon July 9-13
Ms. Kara’s Paper, Paint, Print & Creature Making
Students will learn to draw, paint, and work with clay materials. Participants will learn how to create texture, patterns, mix colors, and combine materials to make mixed media artwork.
July 16-20 Mr. Marcus’ Nuts & Bolts of Art
Students will learn the creative connections of drawing, painting and sculptures. Carefully designed projects will allow participants to make art and learn from past and present-day artists. Students will work with a wide variety of materials that develop both skill and spark creative, outside-the-box problem solving.
Who: Ages 3-5
What: Classes are designed to help young children develop a visual vocabulary. The children will learn to see color, line, shape, form and texture in works of art. Lessons will allow children to work with a wide range of materials paint, finger paints, clay, pastels and water colors. Class consists of a story time, music and hands on activities. Cost is $20 per class/$35 for two classes.
When: 10-11 a.m.
June 5: It’s a Zoo
June 7: Dr. Seuss’ Many Days of Color
June 15: If I was a King or Queen
June 19: Singing in the Rain
STEM Art (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
Who: Ages 10 and up
What: Participants will do hands-on exploration and problem-solving using art. Students will create projects including a Tree/Tree House, Art Bot, Airplanes, and Galactic Slime. This course is presented in partnership with UAFS College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. cost is $125 for the week. All five days are required to cover the curriculum.
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 11-15 or July 16-20
Wonderful World of Art
Who: Ages K-12
What: “The Rhythm of the Paint” will be the theme of these camps. Participants will discover that rhythm is one of the principles of art. A new medium will be investigated each day, including drawing, painting, print making, Paper Mache, pastel, and low-relief sculpture. Morning and afternoon sessions will be held. Cost is $20 per one-week camp session. Register early, as seating is limited.
Van Buren Library June 4-8, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.
Westwood Elementary, Greenwood June 11-15, 1-4 p.m.
Cedarville Library June 18-22, 9 a.m.-noon
ATU-Ozark Conference Center June 25-29, 9 a.m.-noon
Alma Library July 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon
First Methodist Church, Mulberry July 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.
Hackett School Cafeteria July 23-27, 9 a.m.-noon
Cre8tive Arts Network
Little Arty and Little Crafty
Who: Ages 8 and up
What: Students will draw, make pottery and create jewelry. Classes are $10. Call to reserve a spot.
When: Call for dates/times.
Come Clay with Us!
Who: Ages 10 and up
What: Pottery classes for all offered including private lessons, date nights, momma and me, birthday parties, camps, and more. Costs begin at $10.
When: June 4-Aug. 31. Call for times.
Community School for the Arts
“Inventive Techniques” Art Camp
Who: Artists grades 1-6
When: June 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon
What: Explore alternative art materials for a fun-filled week of art projects, printmaking, and process painting. Cost is $175. All supplies are provided.
This article appears in the June 2018 issue of Entertainment Fort Smith Magazine.