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The Center for Contemporary Arts Summer ArtCamps are a multi-faceted endeavor designed to achieve wholesome educational recreation for youth, instill a sense of community service, build self-esteem by providing opportunities to create legacies to contribute to the community, and create opportunities for inter-generational interaction.  ​

CCA ArtCamps are led by Center for Contemporary Arts Artist Members and are for campers entering Kindergarten through their Senior year (12th grade). 

Space is limited. Register today!

SUMMER 2022 CAMPS

Party with Papier-mâché with Patty Rae Wellborn | Two sections: Group A: June 13 - June 14; Group B: June 16 - June 17 | 9 am - Noon | Ages: entering Kindergarten.

  • Get ready for an art method kiddos can’t get enough of - Papier-mâché. Join Center artist member Patty Rae Wellborn as she leads campers to create their own Papier-mâché masterpieces! *Fee includes all supplies, tote bag, and snacks.

  • This ArtCamp will have two sections:

    • Group A: Monday, June 13 through Tuesday, June 14

    • Group B: Thursday, June 16 through Friday, June 1

Art and Water: A Water-Based Paint ArtCamp with Casey LaRue-Chavez | June 13 - June 17 | 1pm - 4pm | Ages: entering 4th - 6th grade.

  • Join Center Artist Member and painter Casey LaRue-Chavez as she educates campers about water-based paints like watercolor and gouache, and shares her love of these mediums to create vibrant and lively pieces. *Fee includes all supplies, tote bag, and snacks.

 

Theater ArtCamp: THE SHOW COMMEDIA MUST GO ON with Dr. Victoria Spangler | June 20 - June 24 | 9am - Noon | Ages: entering 7th - 9th grade.

  • Pranks, acrobatics, music, and masks! In this 5 day intensive, campers will learn the foundations of Commedia dell’Arte. Under the direction of Dr. Victoria Spangler, participants will develop an understanding of the characters that are found in this Italian style of comedy; build, shape, and paint a mask for one of the characters; learn the traditional plots and develop their own ‘lazzi’ (physical comedy sequence), and use the basic plot structure to improvise a story that will be performed on the last day! *Fee includes all supplies, tote bag, and snacks.

 

Assemblage + Nature Palette ArtCamp with Mary K Huff and Larla Morales | June 20 - June 24 | 1pm - 4pm | Ages: entering 4th - 6th grade.

  • Students will join Center artist members Mary K Huff and Larla Morales as they create masterpieces out of materials found in the natural world. Students will go out into nature to find supplies to create assemblage pieces. *Fee includes all supplies, tote bag, and snacks.

 

Beginning Photography with Jennifer Nichols | June 27 - July 1 | 9am - Noon | Ages: entering 4th - 6th grade.

  • Campers will learn basic skills of digital photography using digital Kodak cameras owned by the Center. Campers will enjoy a downtown excursion, a photo safari at the Abilene Zoo, and editing in the McMurry University Photo Lab. Location of camp will vary during the week - those who have signed up will get the schedule two weeks prior to the ArtCamp date. *Fee includes all supplies, tote bag, and snacks.

 

Paint Like the Masters with Patty Rae Wellborn | June 27 - July 1 | 1pm - 4pm | Ages: entering 4th - 6th grade.

  • Join distinguished artist Patty Rae Wellborn as she educates campers about famous artists of the past. Campers will learn about artists such as Monet and Van Gogh and use their painting methods that helped shape art as we know it today. *Fee includes all supplies, tote bag, and snacks.

Theater ArtCamp: Taking CENTER Stage! with Dr. Victoria Spangler and Andreelynn Stephens | July 11 - July 15 | 9:30am - Noon | Ages: entering 4th - 6th grade.

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts will provide campers with the experience of designing a performance piece. Using music, literature and visual art, Dr. Victoria Spangler will help campers create original material from the smallest seed of an idea. Assisted by Andreelynn Stephens, campers will also build costume pieces and props and select music and sound for their pieces. Campers will perform their program to an audience on their last day of camp. *Fee includes all supplies, tote bag, and snacks.

 

Oils ArtCamp with Eli Ruhala | July 11 - July 15 | 1pm - 4pm | Ages: entering 10th - 12th grade.

  • Explore this medium that’s like no other with Center Artist Member and professional painter Eli Ruhala! Join Eli as he shares his love of oil painting in this week-long workshop for teens. *Fee includes all supplies, tote bag, and snacks.

 

Papier-mâché: the Patty Rae Way with Patty Rae Wellborn | July 18 - July 22 | 9am - Noon | Ages: entering 1st - 3rd grade.

  • Join Center artist member Paty Rae Wellborn as she leads campers to create their own Papier-mâché masterpieces! *Fee includes all supplies, tote bag, and snacks.

 

Blackout Poetry/ Collage Camp with Cliff Wilke & Scott Stephens | July 18 - July 22 | 1pm - 4pm | Ages: entering 10th - 12th grade.

  • What do you get when you take an old book, a black marker, collage materials, and your creative imagination? Art. Join our instructors Scott Stephens and Cliff Wilke for an ArtCamps that combines fine art and literature. campers will create two masterpieces: a poem of their own (instructed by Abilene High English/Speech and Debate Teacher Scott Stephens), then an assemblage piece (instructed by Center for Contemporary Arts artist Cliff Wilke). *Fee includes all supplies, tote bag, and snacks.

 

Creative Painting ArtCamp with Casey LaRue-Chavez | July 25 - July 29 | 9am - Noon | Ages: entering 1st - 3rd

  • Campers will explore different techniques and use many types of materials within the tradition of painting! *Fee includes all supplies, tote bag, and snacks.

 

Reform Reality: an Abstract Painting ArtCamp with Cliff Wilke | July 25 - July 29 | 1pm - 4pm | Ages: entering 7th - 9th grade.

  • Join Cliff Wilke as he shares his love for abstract methods of painting campers will discuss shapes, forms, colors, and textures and how to put these concepts into action! *Fee includes all supplies, tote bag, and snacks.

 

The Art of Recycling with Andreelynn Stephens | August 1 - 5 | 9am - Noon | Ages: entering 1st - 3rd grade.

  • Campers will learn the importance of reusing resources (magazines, newspapers, etc) that would otherwise be thrown away to create pieces of art! *Fee includes all supplies, tote bag, and snacks.

*If you require financial assistance, please contact Andreelynn directly to discuss scholarship availability. 325-677-8389