Summer Art Camps

The 2017 summer calendar will be published in the spring.

Check out the 2016 activities - they were awesome.

Summer of 2016, CAE served almost 450 students from

the River Valley Area!

Center For Art & Education


2016 Summer Art Camps


Increase your child’s creativity in a stimulating and engaging environment at one of our week-long camps. Select from the many art themes, each of which has been designed by an artist to teach children how to express themselves confidently and creatively.  Your child will receive individual attention and encouragement throughout the program.

Mutual respect and support is expected in each class. Parents will be asked to stay with their child if the child is having trouble following rules or acting out.   Lessons are designed to allow students to experience a wide range of media and to learn the elements of art.  We will help your child discover their creative capacities as they learn the elements of art.

How to Enroll

1.  Choose a class from the selections below.  Please check age limit, location, and time as these vary.

2.  Call to preregister.  You may call the art center at 479.474.7767 to let us know your child will be attending and start the registration process

3. Print the registration Form:   SUMMER ART CAMPS REGISTRATION FORM

4. Mail your form and payment to:

Center for Art & Education

104 North 13th

Van Buren, AR  72956

Please note, registration is not complete until payment is received.
We cannot hold classes as they start to fill.

The Center For Art & Education will offer a number of youth scholarships for the 2016 summer camps.  For more information, please contact Joyce Bowman or Kimberly Wells at (479) 474-7767 or via email at or



Camps at CAE and Brick City Emporium during the month of July will provide stimulating classes that provoke the interest of art in every child.

Ages 6-14

Cost:  $20 Per session or $100 for one week.

Week-long art camps that combine creative themes with fun and challenging hands-on projects that change every week. Each project will focus on one of the main elements of art.  Art-A-Rama will be a time of discovery, developing skills, and learning from a professional artist.



Art-A-Rama Schedule of Classes

*CAE  10 am- 12 pm

**Brick City 1 pm - 3 pm

July 5-8,  Cartooning

July 5-8, Cartooning

July 11-15, Paint Party

July 11-15, Paint Party

July 18-22, Art of Tinkering - See Below

July 18-22, Mixed Media

July 25-29, 3 Dimensional

July 25-29, 3 Dimensional


Cartooning -  Learn different styles of cartooning, drawing techniques, and mediums.

Paint Party -  Explore acrylics and watercolors, realistic and abstract - totally fun!

Mixed Media -  Everything goes as students learn to combine mediums and processes.

3 Dimensional - Build with Clay, Paper Mache', and more to create 3 dimensional art.


*Center For Art & Education, 104 North 13th, Van Buren, AR  72956
**Brick City Emporium, 3215 South 74th, Fort Smith, 72903


The Art of Tinkering

Art camp at the Center For Art & Education
104 North 13th
Van Buren, AR 72956


July 18-22, 10 am - 3 pm,

Students age 10-14

$200 for the week

Build Your Own World Using Technology and Engineering



Limited to 15 campers. This week, campers will attend morning and afternoon sessions. Provide a sack lunch or pick your child up for lunch, but be back by 1 pm for the second half of this exciting day camp. (Presented at Art Links by the Arkansas Arts Council)


Mary Overton from West Fork will teach tinkering, a whimsical interesting world of taking things apart, exploring tools and non-traditional materials. Campers will be introduced to art that is part science and part technology.  Get hands-on experiences with soft circuits  as you build your own world.  These delightful art projects will keep you designing and creating wondrous wild art all summer long.





Art camp at BrickCity Emporium in Fort Smith


at the Center For Art & Education gallery/studio in Van Buren.


Ages 3-6

(Parents must stay with child during this program.)


Introduce your child to the elements of art in a fun environment.

$15 per child, per session or $75 for the week


June 6-10, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
CAE Studio, 104 North 13th Street, Van Buren
June 13-17, 10:30 - 11:30
Brick City Emporium, 3215 S 74th Street, Fort Smith


Wonderful World of Art

Students 6-14 years old

$20 per child for one week camp

Wonderful World of Art – these camps will take place in Alma, Mulberry, Cedarville, Ozark, Fort Smith and Van Buren.  Campers will learn about the science of kinetic energy.  They will learn that harnessing natural elements such as motion, air, and light can create a wondrous work of art.

The mechanics of building and layering objects to create art will be taught by creating a pin-wheel and a hand-crafted book. Have fun with paint as we move to music and create reflexive light in our art.

Schedule of Classes

(Morning 9-12 am, Afternoon 1-4 pm)

June 6-10 Mulberry Library Morning Session
June 13-17 Alma Library Classes Full
June 20-24 Van Buren Library Classes Full
June 27-July 1 Cedarville Library Morning Session
July 11-15 Ozark ATU* Morning Session
July 18-22 Greenwood -East Point Morning and Afternoon
July 25-29 Hackett High School Morning Session


*Student Service & Conference Center


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