Spend Summer with the Arts at The Arts Center!

We offer options for full- and half-day camps for most weeks. Check out the lists below to find out more about camps!
Calendar

Scholarships available! Click here to download:
The Arts Center Scholarship Application (English)
The Arts Center Solicitud de becas (Español)

For more information, contact Jen Cornelius, Education Coordinator, jenc@theartscenter.net 

Camps for kids
ages 6 – 9 years old

 

Camps for kids
ages 9 – 13 years old

June 19 – June 23

Morning Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Balance of the Forest Drawing
with Shavonne, Devynn, and Cassandra Schumacher

Registration fee:
$175 (early bird),
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

In this summer camp, we’ll explore new skills in drawing and learn how to use simple shapes and forms to draw anything!

 

June 19 – June 23

Afternoon Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Balance of the Forest Drawing
with Shavonne, Devynn, and Cassandra Schumacher

Registration fee:
$175 (early bird),
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

In this summer camp, we’ll exercise our skills in drawing and learn how to use simple shapes and forms to draw anything!

June 26 – June 30

Full-Day Camp (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Art of the Total Solar Eclipse
with Victoria Wills

Registration fee:
$245 (early bird),
$260 (after June 1)

Register here

Let’s get ready for the Total Solar Eclipse coming our way! Prepare for solar viewing by making solar viewers so you’ll be able to watch the moon’s shadow cross the sun.

 

June 26 – June 30

Full-Day Camp (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Art of the Total Solar Eclipse
with Victoria Wills

Registration fee:
$245 (early bird),
$260 (after June 1)

Register here

Let’s get ready for the Total Solar Eclipse coming our way! Prepare for solar viewing by making solar viewers so you’ll be able to watch the moon’s shadow cross the sun.

July 3 – July 7 (No camp on July 4)

Full Day Camp (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Our Wild Backyard
with Victoria Wills

Registration fee:
$196 (early bird),
$208 (after June 1)
Register here

Observe and learn about creatures within our reach such as slugs, ants, and earthworms while we create shelters and habitats for them.

 

July 3 – July 7 (No camp on July 4)

Full Day Camp (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Our Wild Backyard
with Victoria Wills

Registration fee:
$196 (early bird),
$208 (after June 1)
Register here

Observe and learn about creatures within our reach such as slugs, ants, and earthworms while we create shelters and habitats for them.

     

July 10 – July 14

 

July 10 – July 14

Morning Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Clay Play Summer Camp
with Jess Graff

Morning only registration:
$180 (early bird),
$195 (after June 1)
Register here

In this half-day camp, we’ll make all kinds of things from coil pots, slab bowls, and pinch creatures!

Afternoon Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Puppets!
with Victoria Wills

Afternoon only registration:
$175 (early bird),
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

This summer we’ll discover the magic of shadow puppetry as we create our own shadow theaters and their resident puppets.

Full Day Registration:
$295 (early bird),
$325 (after June 1)
Register here

  Morning Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Puppets! 
with Victoria Wills

Morning only registration:
$175 (early bird),
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

This summer we’ll discover the magic of shadow puppetry as we create our own shadow theaters and their resident puppets.

Afternoon Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Clay Play Summer Camp
with Jess Graff

Afternoon only registration:
$180 (early bird),
$195 (after June 1)
Register here

In this half-day camp, we’ll make all kinds of things from coil pots, slab bowls, and pinch creatures!

Full Day Registration:
$295 (early bird),
$325 (after June 1)
Register here

     

July 17 – July 21

 

July 17 – July 21

 Morning Camp (9:00 – 12:00)
Printmaker’s Guild
with Jess Graff

Morning only registration:
$175 (early bird)
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

In this half-day camp, campers will explore a variety or printmaking techniques and learn about master printmakers from around the world!

Afternoon Camp (1:00 – 4:00)
Animation Camp
with Victoria Wills

Afternoon only registration:
$175 (early bird)
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

Come and create your own animated video. We’ll learn about making story boards to break down our ideas into steps. Use movement games to understand the idea of sequencing your story.

Full Day Registration:
$245 (early bird)
$260 (after June 1)
Register here

 

 Morning Camp (9:00 – 12:00)
Animation Camp
with Victoria Wills

Morning only registration:
$175 (early bird)
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

Come and create your own animated video. We’ll learn about making story boards to break down our ideas into steps. Use movement games to understand the idea of sequencing your story.

Afternoon Camp (1:00 – 4:00)
Printmaker’s Guild
with Jess Graff

Afternoon only registration:
$175 (early bird)
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

In this half-day camp, campers will explore a variety or printmaking techniques and learn about master printmakers from around the world!

Full Day Registration:
$245 (early bird)
$260 (after June 1)
Register Here

     

July 24 – July 28

 

July 24 – July 28

Morning Camp (9:00 – 12:00)
A Painter’s Oregon
with Jess Graff

Morning only registration:
$175 (early bird)
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

Try your hand at a variety of painting styles in this playfully messy class. Learn about Oregon artists and their work

Afternoon Camp (1:00 – 4:00)
Physics and Things that Go!
with Victoria Wills

Afternoon only registration:
$175 (early bird)
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

Let’s have fun learning about some principles of Physics as we make art that moves. Put gravity to work with our wall of marbles, creating tunnels, leaps and drops for your marble wall.

Full Day Registration:
$245 (early bird)
$260 (after June 1)
Register here

   Morning Camp (9:00 – 12:00)
Physics and Things that Go!
with Victoria Wills

Morning only registration:
$175 (early bird)
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

Let’s have fun learning about some principles of Physics as we make art that moves. Put gravity to work with our wall of marbles, creating tunnels, leaps and drops for your marble wall.

Afternoon Camp (1:00 – 4:00)
A Painter’s Oregon
with Jess Graff

Afternoon only registration:
$175 (early bird)
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

Try your hand at a variety of painting styles in this playfully messy class. Learn about Oregon artists and their work

Full Day Registration:
$245 (early bird)
$260 (after June 1)
Register here

     

July 31 – August 4

 

July 31 – August 4

Morning Camp (9:00 – 12:00)
Artists and the Natural World
with Jess Graff

Morning only registration:
$175 (early bird)
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

In this summer camp, we’re looking to nature for artistic inspiration! Campers will make their own journal from fabric dyed with natural materials, and observe plants, animals, and other natural elements through drawing, poetry, journaling, photography, and printmaking.

Afternoon Camp (1:00 – 4:00)
Dance Week
with Victoria Wills

Afternoon only registration:
$175 (early bird)
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

Let’s travel around the world learning traditional dances, folk tales and singing games from the different continents that make our world.

Full Day Registration:
$245 (early bird)
$260 (after June 1)
Register here

 

Morning Camp (9:00 – 12:00)
Dance Week
with Victoria Wills

Morning only registration:
$175 (early bird)
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

Let’s travel around the world learning traditional dances, folk tales and singing games from the different continents that make our world.

Afternoon Camp (1:00 – 4:00)
Artists and the Natural World
with Jess Graff

Afternoon only registration:
$175 (early bird)
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

In this summer camp, we’re looking to nature for artistic inspiration! Campers will make their own journal from fabric dyed with natural materials, and observe plants, animals, and other natural elements through drawing, poetry, journaling, photography, and printmaking.

Full Day Registration:
$245 (early bird)
$260 (after June 1)
Register here

     

August 7 – August 11

 

August 7 – August 11

Full Day Camp (9:00 – 4:00)
Theater and Performance Camp
with John Byrne

Full Day registration:
Registration fee:
$245 (early bird),
$260 (after June 1)
Register here

This week in theater and performance, campers will work together on an original play written by John Byrne. Campers will create sets, costumes, and end the week with a special performance!

Morning Camp (9:00 – 12:00)
Clay Play Summer Camp
with Jess Graff

Morning only registration:
$180 (early bird),
$195 (after June 1)
Register here

In this half-day camp, we’ll make all kinds of things from coil pots, slab bowls, and pinch creatures!

 

Full Day Camp (9:00 – 4:00)
Theater and Performance Camp
with John Byrne

Full Day registration:
Registration fee:
$245 (early bird),
$260 (after June 1)
Register here

This week in theater and performance, campers will work together on an original play written by John Byrne. Campers will create sets, costumes, and end the week with a special performance!

Afternoon Camp (1:00 – 4:00)
Clay Play Summer Camp
with Jess Graff

Afternoon only registration:
$180 (early bird),
$195 (after June 1)
Register here

In this half-day camp, we’ll make all kinds of things from coil pots, slab bowls, and pinch creatures!

     

August 14 – August 18

 

August 14 – August 18

Morning Camp (9:00 – 12:00)
Recycled Art Camp
with Zel Brook

Morning only registration:
$175 (early bird),
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

In this green summer camp, students will let their imaginations guide them as they work with recycled materials to create unique works of art. Lead by local artist Zel Brook, students can make 2D and 3D art and learn about assemblage, painting, buidling, and designing!

Afternoon Camp (1:00 – 4:00)
Junior Authors of Oregon
with Jess Graff

Afternoon only registration:
$175 (early bird),
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

Explore what makes a great story as you create you own! Campers will learn book binding skills and try a variety of illustration as they create finished stories from their imaginations.

Full Day Registration:
$245 (early bird)
$260 (after June 1)
Register here

 

Morning Camp (9:00 – 12:00)
Designer’s Workshop
with Jess Graff

Morning only registration:
$175 (early bird),
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

Explore techniques for working with fabric, leather, and wool fiber as you create usable and wearable items from your own imagination! The week will conclude with a fashion show!

 

 

Afternoon Camp (1:00 – 4:00)
Junior Authors of Oregon
with Jess Graff

Afternoon only registration:
$175 (early bird),
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

Explore what makes a great story as you create you own! Campers will learn book binding skills and try a variety of illustration as they create finished stories from their imaginations.

Full Day Registration:
$245 (early bird)
$260 (after June 1)
Register here

     

August 21 – August 25

 

August 21 – August 25

Full-Day Camp (9:00 – 4:00)
A Painter’s World
with Jess Graff

Registration fee:
$175 (early bird),
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

Try your hand at a variety of painting styles in this playfully messy class.  Learn about and practice watercolor illustration, acrylic abstract and representational painting, use gouache, and explore mixed media assemblage as a way to add detail and depth to your paintings.

  Full-Day Camp (9:00 – 4:00)
A Painter’s World
with Jess Graff

Registration fee:
$175 (early bird),
$190 (after June 1)
Register here

Try your hand at a variety of painting styles in this playfully messy class.  Learn about and practice watercolor illustration, acrylic abstract and representational painting, use gouache, and explore mixed media assemblage as a way to add detail and depth to your paintings.