Summer Art Camps

Enrollment for

2014 Summer Art Camps Is Open




Increase your child’s creativity in a stimulating and engaging environment at one of the Center For Art & Education’s 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.  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.

The Center For Art & Education will offer a number of youth scholarships for the 2014 summer camps.  For more information, please contact Owen Shackelford at 479-474-7767 or via email at

To enroll in these classes, call 479-474-7767 or e-mail your registration to  Full payment is required to reserve your space.


Center For Art & Education



Contact us at 479-474-7767 or via email at to enroll in Art-a-Rama.

TWO LOCATIONS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE:  Camps will take place at both CAE (104 North 13th Street in Van Buren) AND at Brick City Emporium (3215 South 74th St. in Fort Smith).

Two sessions each day:

Session I  10:00 am – 12 noon

Session II  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Students will complete an art project in each class.

Only $20.00 per session.

$100 per week for all morning sessions OR all afternoon sessions.

$200.00 per week for both sessions each day.

Ages 6-14

Dirty duds required.

July 7 - 11


For children 10 to 14 years old.  This week campers will need to attend all morning and afternoon sessions. Campers should meet at the Center for Art & Education (104 North 13th St., Van Buren).  Total cost for the Indie Filmmaking camp is $200.

Independent filmmaking is all about using your resources to make the best movie possible.  At this camp, students will learn the techniques and tricks of filmmaking, including live-action and animation.  Only a limited number of digital cameras is available.  Bring your own camera if possible.

July 14-18

Steampunk and Other Mechanical Sculptures

Steampunk art mixes moderns ideas and technology with those from the past, namely the Victorian Age, when the Industrial Revolution was in full swing and steam was a major source of power.  Campers will create painting and 3D sculptures using found objects and recyclable materials.

July 21-25

Japanese Anime' and Other Illustrations

If you are familiar with "Mario," "Hellow Kitty," and "Pikachu" then you can easily understand kawaii characters.  In this class, we will explore Japanese contemporary drawing styles to create kawaii characters of our own vision and design.  Various mixed media will be utilized.

July 28-Aug 1

Once Upon a Time

A variety of paints will be used as campers create fairy tale creatures from Wonderland, Oz, and the Enchanted Forest.  Learn the techniques known by professional atists as you draw and paint Shrek and Cinderella.




Location: Brick City Emporium, 3215 South 74th St., Fort Smith

10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m.

$15 per child

For Children Ages 3 - 5

Parents must stay with child during the Wee-Draw classes

June 10 - Mini Doodlers gleefully create their own masterpieces using a wide range of high quality art materials.

June 12 - Movin' with the Music! Sing like a cicada, dance like leaves in the trees and hop like a frog!  Enjoy painting frogs, leaves, and bugs with brigh colors as the music plays.

June 17 - Brown Bear! Brown Bear!  Afte reading this favorite children's book, students will learn to create collages just like Eric Carle.  Tearin paper and watercolor paints will be used for this project.

June 19 - Young at Art!  Through a unique project designed to stimulate imagination and creative skill, help your child explore a variety of 3D techniques including drawing, painting, and sculpture.  Enjoy being creative and leave the mess behind at Brick City.

Wonderful World of Art


Coming to your neighborhood this summer- a scientific approach to creativity!  Campers will explore entemology, biology, zoology and two days chemistry as they discover how science and art complement one another.  Experiments will take place each day and books will be read during snack time.  Finally, there will be a show for parents on Friday.


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day

10 different communities

(see schedule below)

Boys and Girls ages 6- 14

Fee: $20.00 per child for one week


June 9 - 13 - Mulberry First United Methodist Church

June 16 - 20 - Alma Library

June 23 - 27 - Van Buren Library (This camp is FULL.  Please call 479-474-7767 to be put on a waiting list)

June 23 - 27 - Lavaca Fine Arts Building - Morning and afternoon sessions (Call Brooka Meredith to register at 479-674-5613)

July 7 - 11 - Greenwood High School Art Room - Morning and afternoon sessions

July 14 - 18 - Mountainburg High School Home Economics Room

July 21 - 25 - Ozark - ATU Student Services and Conference Center

July 21 - 25 - Fort Smith - Stephens Boys & Girls Club

July 28 - Aug 1 - Cedarville Library



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