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Summer Camps at Galveston Art Center

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Children’s Summer Camps continue this month and it is not too late to enroll your children. These camps will be held at Galveston Art Center, located at 2127 Strand St., Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)763-2403 or go to galvestonartscenter.org.

GAC is offering two distinct focus areas. Each class date is a self-contained lesson. Topics are the same for all age groups. Ages 5-8 years old meet from 9-11am. Cost is $15 for a single class. Ages 9-12 year olds meet from 10:30am-12 noon. Cost is $20 for a single class.

Sculpture

  • July 6th: Reductive Sculpture (Carving)

Drawing & Painting

  • July 13th: Drawing from Life
  • July 20th: Printmaking (block printing and monotypes)
  • July 27th: Layered Pattern Paintings & Drawing
  • August 3rd: Mixed Media Painting (self-portraits)
  • August 10th: Drawing & Collage

5-Day Art Camps

These are mini-courses that allow students to delve more deeply into a project or theme over a total of 15 hours. All camps meet Monday-Friday, 1-4pm. Enrollment fee is $150.

July 9th-13th: Felting Camp – For ages 9-14, make soft, colorful sculptures out of beautifully hand-dyed raw wool. This is nothing like the machine-made sheets of felt you can buy at the craft store. Students in this camp will create and mold real wool felt to make soft, whimsical, one-of-a-kind creations after they draw and plan their own designs.

July 16th-20th: Clay Camp – For ages 7-14, explore a variety of hand-building techniques including coil and slab construction using low-fire stoneware and professional glazes. Learn in the context of both historical and contemporary ceramics to see how clay can be used to create both useful and expressive objects of art.

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