Let your young artists immerse themselves in creative expression this summer at Austin Creative Art Center’s camps. Choose from painting, drawing or sculpting camps for ages 5 and up. Kids can enroll in half day or full day weekly sessions.

The Austin Creative Art Center‘s curriculum teaches students how to paint, draw, sculpt, print and so much more through class instruction and individual attention. Students become immersed in projects – producing masterpieces that affirm creative processes, build self-confidence and broaden horizons.

Camps are offered at either morning (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) or afternoon sessions (1-4 p.m.) or full day from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Austin Creative Art Center is centrally-located on West 6th Street. You can pick your preferred art medium and dive into some engaging art instruction. Camps include:

— Painting Camp
Learning to work with color enhances life and brightens the world. As young artists become apprentices of the Masters – past and present a great nostalgia intrigues us all. Students are guided to explore the fundamentals of painting – learning about the elements (lines, colors, values, textures, shapes, forms, spaces), how to hold various brushes, mix/blend colors and more. During Summer Camp students paint on giant canvases just like the masters. Skills are taught using acrylic paint and watercolor. Advanced artists are encouraged to express their own styles and dive deeper into color theory. Compositions must be approved by instructors.

Painting Camp Dates:

  • June 5 – 9
  • June 26 – 30
  • July 17 – 21
  • July 31 – August 4
  • August 7 – 11
  • August 28 – September 1

— Drawing Camps:
Students are guided to draw from observation, photographs and imagination to learn basic drawing techniques that will enhance their illustration skills. Masters of the arts guide students as we explore prospective, still life, figure and portrait drawings. Skills are learned from using various materials including: charcoal, graphite, Prismacolors, chalk and oil pastels, and pen and ink. Advanced students may be challenged to create more complex compositions and a body of work with a common theme.

Drawing Camp Dates:

  • June 12 – 16
  • July 3 – 7
  • July 24 – 28
  • August 14 – 18

— Sculpture Camp:
Let’s get 3-D! Students gain a solid introduction to various building concepts. Sculpture Camps focus on understanding spacial awareness through form, proportion and design. We explore the subtractive method with oil base clay and the additive method using papier-mâché, wire and other materials. Students are given the creative freedom to design and construct architectural structures, figurines, animals, instruments, masks, totems, furniture, mobiles, and other objects. While learning about height, width and depth, students fill the art studio with imaginative creatures and projects.

Sculpture Camp Dates:

  • June 19 – 23
  • July 10 – 14
  • August 21 – 25

–> Camp Rates & Registration:

  • Half-day, Weekly Camps: $280
  • All-day, Weekly Camps: $560
  • Family discounts are available for multiple sibings!

To register for these camps, please click here.

To learn more about Austin Creative Art Center and the camp instructors, please visit their website and Facebook page.