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Summer Youth Camps

Enjoy the Youth Studio Series this summer at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts! Each week offers a new selection of visual and performing arts classes, both in the morning and the afternoon, allowing you to build a schedule that fits your student’s needs and interests:

  • For a half-day experience, sign your student up for either a morning session (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) or an afternoon session (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.).
  • For a full-day experience, select both a morning and afternoon session. Your student will bring their lunch and enjoy a supervised lunch break each day from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Please review our guidelines and policies before registering for a class. The grade levels listed below are intended for students rising into those grades. All supplies are included in the cost of each class.

If a class you like is sold out, please contact Guest Services at connect@arkmfa.org or 501.372.4000 to be placed on a waitlist.

Week One: June 3 - 7, 2024

Registration closes on May 27, 2024.

  • Grades K-2

    MORNING SESSION: Imagine It! Make It!

    From idea to creation, learn techniques to mastermind your concepts in 3-D, upcycle, collage, drawing, and painting.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Sharon Boyd-Struthers
    Location: Flex Studio (L49.1)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Mini Masters

    Mini Masters explores artworks in the AMFA Galleries and the artists who made them. Students then use traditional art mediums and techniques to create masterpieces in the studio.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Lauren Crutchfield
    Location: Flex Studio (L49.1)

    REGISTER

  • Grades 3-5

    MORNING SESSION: Everything Clay

    Come play with clay! Learn all about handbuilding and make amazing clay creations.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: Jacqueline Currie
    Location: Ceramics Studio (L40)

    SOLD OUT

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Storytelling Studio

    Guided by the principles of storytelling, students learn to express their emotions and ideas to communicate a message to the viewer through their artwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Michael Shaeffer
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

    REGISTER

  • Grades 6-8

    MORNING SESSION: Improvisation

    Improv builds life skills in creative thinking, communication, and resilience. Think outside the box and build confidence in a fun and positive setting through improv games and acting exercises.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: Emily Swenskie
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Wearable Art

    Creativity meets fashion! Explore patterns, colors, and textures while making jewelry and accessories using metals, textiles, and upcycling.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Candace Barns
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    SOLD OUT

  • Grades 9-12

    MORNING SESSION: Teen 2-D Intensive

    This weeklong intensive focuses on printmaking, painting, and drawing. Students will explore these three mediums with hands-on projects and study works on view in the AMFA Permanent Collection Galleries and the Delta Triennial.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Elly Bates
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Long Form Improvisation

    Learn how to take a few suggestions and create a big story. Build acting and improv skills through ensemble work while honing life skills in creative thinking, teamwork, and resilience.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: Emily Swenskie
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

    REGISTER

Week Two: June 10 - 14, 2024

Registration closes on June 3, 2024.

  • Grades K-2

    MORNING SESSION A: Monsters and Villains

    It’s good to be bad...sometimes! Develop new villains through acting games and engage your imagination to devise unique master plans to take over the world. Build life skills in communication, emotional expression, and teamwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Destaney Duguid
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    REGISTER

    MORNING SESSION B: Clay, Play, and Explore

    Come play with clay! Learn all about handbuilding and make amazing clay creations.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: India Childress
    Location: Ceramics Studio (L40)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Art and Nature

    Explore the wonders of nature through art while learning a variety of art-making techniques, including painting, sculpture, and drawing.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Myriam Saavedra
    Location: Flex Studio (L49.1)

    REGISTER

  • Grades 3-5

    MORNING SESSION: Color Quest

    Embark on a colorful adventure and uncover the secrets behind hues, shades, tints, and tones.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Sharon Boyd-Struthers
    Location: Flex Studio I (L49.1)

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    AFTERNOON SESSION A: A Feast for the Eyes

    Take a delicious journey through the art world and celebrate food as a subject of artistic expression while creating your very own food-themed artwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Michael Shaeffer
    Location: Flex Studio (L49.2)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION B: Monsters and Villains

    It’s good to be bad...sometimes! Develop new villains through acting games and engage the imagination to devise unique master plans to take over the world. Build life skills in communication, emotional expression, and teamwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Destaney Duguid
    Location: Glass Box

    REGISTER

  • Grades 6-8

    MORNING SESSION: Stage Combat (Unarmed)

    Study the performance of staged fights safely and believably for theatre and other performing arts. Explore unarmed fighting techniques, vocalization, and storytelling to create a fight that is appropriate to the character’s circumstances. Build life skills in communication, self-awareness, and teamwork.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: Aaron Burnside
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Drawing the World Around You

    Learn how to use line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, and proportion and perspective to create masterful two-dimensional works of art. Explore the AMFA Permanent Collection Galleries and the Delta Triennial exhibition for inspiration.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Jacqueline Currie
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    SOLD OUT

  • Grades 9-12

    MORNING SESSION: Teen Printmaking Intensive

    Dive into the wonderful world of multiples and learn the fundamentals of printmaking. Experiment and explore the concepts of light and shadow, space, and composition through relief printing and more.

    This class is great for building a portfolio to showcase college readiness.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: David Warren
    Location: Flex Studio (L49.2)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Stage Combat (Unarmed)

    Study the performance of staged fights safely and believably for theatre and other performing arts. Explore unarmed fighting techniques, vocalization, and storytelling to create a fight that is appropriate to the character’s circumstances. Build life skills in communication, self-awareness, and teamwork.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: Aaron Burnside
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

    REGISTER

Week Three: June 17 - 21, 2024

Registration closes on June 10, 2024.

  • Grades K-2

    MORNING SESSION A: Puppet Playtime

    Explore the art of storytelling through puppetry. Discover the puppet’s character through voice and movement and engage your imagination through storytelling games. Build life skills in creative thinking, emotional expression, and teamwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Destaney Duguid
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    REGISTER

    MORNING SESSION B: Fairies and Dragons

    Bring the magical worlds of fairies, dragons, and castles to life with drawings, paintings, sculptures, and more.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Sharon Boyd-Struthers
    Location: Flex Studio I (L49.1)

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    AFTERNOON SESSION: Pattern, Shape, and Color

    Budding artists will explore the world of enchanting shapes, vibrant colors, and captivating patterns to express their personalities on the page.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Lily Warren
    Location: Flex Studio I (L49.1)

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  • Grades 3-5

    MORNING SESSION: Animal Puppets

    Turn a love for animals, art, and storytelling into wonderful puppets! Explore a variety of puppet-making techniques to create a cast of animal characters for a puppet play.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: India Childress
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

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    AFTERNOON SESSION A: Superhero Art League

    Calling all superheroes! Come make a variety of artworks featuring favorite superheroes or create never-before-seen heroes.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Michael Shaeffer
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION B: Puppetry

    Explore the art of storytelling through puppetry. Develop a puppet’s character through voice and movement to engage your imagination through storytelling games. Build life skills in creative thinking, emotional expression, and teamwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Destaney Duguid
    Location: Rockefeller Lecture Hall

    REGISTER

  • Grades 6-8

    MORNING SESSION: Scenic Painting

    Learn basic techniques used in large-scale painting. Create examples of skills for future reference and work collaboratively to paint a scenic background for the theatre. Build life skills in creative and critical thinking and teamwork.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: Baleigh Almond
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

    SOLD OUT

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Color Theory Exploration

    Learn about color theory and unlock the secrets of how colors interact. Develop an understanding of the foundations of color, its psychology, and its impact on art and design through hands-on painting projects. Use the AMFA Permanent Collection Galleries and the Delta Triennial exhibition to see these concepts in action.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Lauren Crutchfield
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    REGISTER

  • Grades 9-12

    MORNING SESSION: Teen Clay Intensive

    Designed for students who are new to pottery or who have experience and want to continue building skills. Students will learn about handbuilding, wheel throwing, and glazing.

    This class provides an opportunity for portfolio building and college preparation.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: Jacqueline Currie
    Location: Ceramics Studio (L40)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Scenic Painting

    Learn basic techniques used in large-scale painting. Create a skills sampler for future reference and work collaboratively to paint a scenic flat for the theatre. Build life skills in creative and critical thinking and teamwork.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: Baleigh Almond
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

    REGISTER

Week Four: June 24 - 28, 2024

Registration closes on June 17, 2024.

  • Grades K-2

    MORNING SESSION A: Pirate Training

    Learn how to walk, talk, and act like a pirate. Explore characters through acting games and engage the imagination to devise unique pirate adventures. Build life skills in communication, emotional expression, and teamwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Destaney Duguid
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    REGISTER

    MORNING SESSION B: Art Explorers

    In the AMFA Galleries, art explorers will delve into the masterpieces on view, uncovering the stories behind the artists and their creations. In the studio, participants will employ art mediums and techniques to craft their own works of art.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Lauren Crutchfield
    Location: Flex Studio I (L49.1)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Studio Zoo!

    Do you love animals? Then join us for a class that uses your favorite animals as subjects in a variety of 2-D and 3-D art projects. Create a zoo with new friends while learning about printmaking, painting, sculpture, and more.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Lily Warren
    Location: Flex Studio I (L49.1)

    REGISTER

  • Grades 3-5

    MORNING SESSION: All About Me

    Let’s explore you and all of your favorite things! Go beyond the traditional self-portrait to create something that is uniquely you.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Sharon Boyd-Struthers
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

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    AFTERNOON SESSION A: Magical, Mythical Creatures

    Unicorns, thunderbirds, dragons, and more mythical creatures come to life on and off the page in this weeklong art-making journey through myths and legends.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Elly Bates
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

    SOLD OUT

    AFTERNOON SESSION B: Pirate Parley

    Learn how to walk, talk, and act like a pirate. Develop characters through acting games and engage the imagination to devise unique pirate adventures. Build life skills in communication, emotional expression, and teamwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Destaney Duguid
    Location: Glass Box

    REGISTER

  • Grades 6-8

    MORNING SESSION: Creating with Clay

    Explore basic handbuilding techniques along with an introduction to decorating your creations with underglazes.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: Jacqueline Currie
    Location: Ceramics Studio (L40)

    SOLD OUT

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Stage Combat (Armed)

    Study the performance of staged fights safely for theatre and other performing arts. Explore armed fighting techniques, vocalization, and storytelling to create a staged fight that is appropriate to the character’s circumstances. Build life skills in communication, self-awareness, and teamwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Aaron Burnside
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

    REGISTER

  • Grades 9-12

    MORNING SESSION: Stage Combat (Armed)

    Study the performance of staged fights safely for theatre and other performing arts. Explore armed fighting techniques, vocalization, and storytelling to create a staged fight that is appropriate to the character’s circumstances. Build life skills in communication, self-awareness, and teamwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Aaron Burnside
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Teen Drawing Intensive

    Build your portfolio and prepare for college while exploring and honing your drawing skills and concepts in this three-day drawing intensive. Draw from the draped model, use the new AMFA building to hone your perspective drawing, and explore the Delta Triennial exhibition to see new contemporary drawing works.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Michael Shaeffer
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    REGISTER

Week Five: July 1 - 3, 2024

Registration closes on June 24, 2024.

  • Grades K-2

    MORNING SESSION A: All About Me

    Let’s explore you and all of your favorite things! Go beyond the traditional self-portrait to create something that is uniquely you.

    Price: $101 Members / $126 Non-Members
    Instructor: Sharon Boyd Struthers
    Location: Flex Studio I (L49.1)

    REGISTER

    MORNING SESSION B: Acting & Improv Games

    Improv builds life skills in creative thinking, communication, and resilience. Think outside the box and build confidence in a fun and positive setting through improv games and acting exercises.

    Price: $101 Members / $126 Non-Members
    Instructor: Destaney Duguid
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Adventures in Painting

    Do you love animals? Then join us for a class that uses your favorite animals as subjects in a variety of 2-D and 3-D art projects. Create a zoo with new friends while learning about printmaking, painting, sculpture, and more.

    Price: $101 Members / $126 Non-Members
    Instructor: Lily Warren
    Location: Flex Studio I (L49.1)

    REGISTER

  • Grades 3-5

    MORNING SESSION: Sculpture Safari

    Discover the magical world of 3-D art and bring the animal kingdom to life through mixed media sculpture, found objects, and recycled materials.

    Price: $101 Members / $126 Non-Members
    Instructor: Elly Bates
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

    SOLD OUT

    AFTERNOON SESSION A: Art Challenge

    Young artists will immerse themselves in a series of exciting artistic challenges that push the boundaries of their imaginations and skills. Each challenge will inspire them to think creatively, problem-solve, and have fun.

    Price: $101 Members / $126 Non-Members
    Instructor: Myriam Saavedra
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION B: Improv and Acting Games

    Improv builds life skills in creative thinking, communication, and resilience. Think outside the box and build confidence in a fun and positive setting through improv games and acting exercises.

    Price: $101 Members / $126 Non-Members
    Instructor: Destaney Duguid
    Location: Rockefeller Lecture Hall

    REGISTER

  • Grades 6-8

    MORNING SESSION: Improvisation

    Improv builds life skills in creative thinking, communication, and resilience. Think outside the box and build confidence in a fun and positive setting through improv games and acting exercises.

    Price: $101 Members / $126 Non-Members
    Instructor: Emily Swenskie
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Middle School Drawing Intensive

    Explore beginning drawing concepts in this week-long drawing intensive that's perfect for students just starting out, or for those looking to hone their skills.

    Price: $101 Members / $126 Non-Members
    Instructor: Michael Shaeffer
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    REGISTER

  • Grades 9-12

    MORNING SESSION: Teen Clay Intensive

    This class is designed for students who are new to pottery, or who have experience and want to continue building skills. Students will learn about handbuilding, wheel throwing, and glazing.

    This class provides an opportunity for portfolio building and college prep.

    Price: $110 Members / $138 Non-Members
    Instructor: Lauren Crutchfield
    Location: Ceramics Studio (L40)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Improvisation

    Improv builds life skills in creative thinking, communication, and resilience. Think outside the box and build confidence in a fun and positive setting through improv games and acting exercises.

    Price: $101 Members / $126 Non-Members
    Instructor: Emily Swenskie
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

    REGISTER

Week Six: July 8 - 12, 2024

Registration closes on July 1, 2024.

  • Grades K-2

    MORNING SESSION A: Draw, Paint, Make!

    Learn to trust your instincts, embrace spontaneity, and experiment with materials. Young artists will visit the AMFA Galleries and explore the world of abstract art to inspire their own masterpieces.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Sharon Boyd-Struthers
    Location: Flex Studio I (L49.1)

    REGISTER

    MORNING SESSION B: Musical Theatre

    With a combination of vocal work, dance and acting, take on creative freedom to portray emotion through song and dance. Enjoy working as an ensemble while developing skills in communication, empathy, and self-awareness.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Brandon Nichols
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Storytelling Studio

    Guided by the principles of storytelling, students will learn to express emotions and ideas to communicate a message to the viewer through their artwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Lauren Crutchfield
    Location: Flex Studio I (L49.1)

    REGISTER

  • Grades 3-5

    MORNING SESSION: Everything Clay

    Come play with clay! Learn all about handbuilding and make amazing clay creations.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: Candace Barns
    Location: Ceramics Studio (L40)

    SOLD OUT

    AFTERNOON SESSION A: Art Explorers

    In the AMFA Galleries, art explorers will delve into the masterpieces on view, uncovering the stories behind the artists and their creations. In the studio, participants will employ art mediums and techniques to craft their own works of art.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Michael Shaeffer
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION B: Musical Theatre

    With a combination of vocal work, dance, and acting, take on creative freedom to portray emotion through song and dance. Enjoy working as a group while developing skills in communication, empathy, and self-awareness.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Brandon Nichols
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

    SOLD OUT

  • Grades 6-8

    MORNING SESSION: Twisted Myths

    Explore myths and legends from around the world, then mash them together to create new stories. Using theatre games to assist in story creation, work collaboratively to create unique tales. Hone skills in critical thinking, communication, self-expression, and teamwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Emily Swenskie
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Kinetic Sculpture

    Harness the kinetic power of simple forces to create art that moves! Tinker with wood, wheels, strings, and more to create a moving masterpiece.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: India Childress
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    REGISTER

  • Grades 9-12

    MORNING SESSION: Art Journaling and Bookbinding

    Make an art journal using traditional bookbinding techniques and begin creating. Use color, writing, layering, and more to create a beautifully expressive journal while exploring art-making techniques.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Jacqueline Currie
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Playwriting and Production

    From concept to curtain, explore all aspects of creating a play. Work collaboratively to plan, design, direct, and perform a short one-act play. Learn and develop skills in creative and critical thinking, communication, perseverance, and teamwork.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: Emily Swenskie
    Location: Rockefeller Lecture Hall

    REGISTER

Week Seven: July 15 - 19, 2024

Registration closes on July 8, 2024.

  • Grades K-2

    MORNING SESSION A: Clay, Play, and Explore

    Come play with clay! Learn all about handbuilding and make amazing clay creations.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: India Childress
    Location: Ceramics Studio (L40)

    REGISTER

    MORNING SESSION B: Imagination Station

    All aboard the Emotion Express! Engage your imagination to collaboratively tell stories about the people and places along the imaginary railway. Build skills in creative thinking, teamwork, empathy, and communication.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Destaney Duguid
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: My Colorful World

    Explore the world of color through vibrant mixed-media projects. Techniques include collage, painting, and found object assemblage.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Sharon Boyd-Struthers
    Location: Flex Studio I (L49.1)

    REGISTER

  • Grades 3-5

    MORNING SESSION: Draw, Paint, and Make

    Embark on a creative journey filled with drawing, painting, and crafting projects. Learn fundamental drawing techniques, experiment with different painting styles, and create crafts using a variety of materials.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Candace Barns
    Location: Flex Studio I (L49.1)

    SOLD OUT

    AFTERNOON SESSION A: Drawing from the Imagination

    Transform images and ideas into beautiful two-dimensional works of art. Explore a variety of 2D art-making materials and techniques.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Michael Shaeffer
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION B: Storyteller's Theatre

    Explore the art of storytelling by learning how to shape ideas into stories using theatre games. Create a story inspired by works on view in the Galleries from the AMFA Foundation Collection. Build life skills in creative thinking, communication, and teamwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Destaney Duguid
    Location: Rockefeller Lecture Hall

    REGISTER

  • Grades 6-8

    MORNING SESSION: Creating Fantasy Characters

    Create fantasy characters using props and stage makeup. Learn basic techniques used in theatrical productions, cosplay, and other performing arts. Explore fantasy and special effects makeup, and experiment with materials used in crafting props and accessories for the stage. Build life skills in creative and critical thinking and time management.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: Baleigh Almond
    Location: Theater Dressing Room (L81)

    SOLD OUT

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Art Journals and Bookbinding

    Make an art journal using traditional bookbinding techniques and begin creating. Use color, writing, layering, and more to create a beautifully expressive journal while exploring art-making techniques.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Jacqueline Currie
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    SOLD OUT

  • Grades 9-12

    MORNING SESSION: Teen Color Theory Intensive

    Learn about color theory and unlock the secrets of how colors interact. Through hands-on painting projects, develop an understanding of the foundations of color, its psychology, and its impact on art and design. Use the AMFA Permanent Collection Galleries and the Delta Triennial exhibition to see these concepts in action.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Lauren Crutchfield
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Creating Fantasy Characters

    Create fantasy characters using props and stage makeup. Learn basic techniques used in theatrical productions, cosplay, and other performing arts. Explore fantasy and special effects makeup, and experiment with materials used in crafting props and accessories for the stage. Build life skills in creative and critical thinking and time management.

    Price: $184 Members / $230 Non-Members
    Instructor: Baleigh Almond
    Location: Theater Dressing Room (L81)

    REGISTER

Week Eight: July 22 - 26, 2024

Registration closes on July 15, 2024.

  • Grades K-2

    MORNING SESSION A: Art in Motion

    Create kinetic art that moves! Build kinetic artwork with lines, shapes, and various materials.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Lily Warren
    Location: Flex Studio I (L49.1)

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    MORNING SESSION B: Fairytale Playtime

    Explore the art of storytelling using classic fairytales. Develop the characters through acting games and engage the imagination to devise a new adventure for classic characters. Build life skills in communication, emotional expression, and teamwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Destaney Duguid
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Make, Play, and Explore

    Spark imagination through art making! Experiment with a variety of materials and mediums to create playful works of art.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Candace Barns
    Location: Flex Studio I (L49.1)

    REGISTER

  • Grades 3-5

    MORNING SESSION: Wearable Art

    Make imaginative wearable accessories. Create headpieces, wings, capes, and more in this hands-on artmaking experience.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Sharon Boyd-Struthers
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

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    AFTERNOON SESSION A: Art of Abstraction

    Use the AMFA Galleries to explore the exciting world of abstract art. Make your own works of art while learning how shapes and color can express a range of emotions and ideas.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Michael Shaeffer
    Location: Flex Studio II (L49.2)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION B: Fractured Fairytales

    Explore the art of storytelling using classic fairytales, and combine them to create new stories. Using theatre games to assist in story creation and work collaboratively to create unique tales. Develop and learn skills in critical thinking, communication, self-expression, and teamwork.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Destaney Duguid
    Location: Glass Box

    REGISTER

  • Grades 6-8

    MORNING SESSION: Creating with Clay

    Explore basic handbuilding techniques along with an introduction to decorating your creations with underglazes.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Lauren Crutchfield
    Location: Ceramics Studio (L40)

    REGISTER

    AFTERNOON SESSION: Musical Theatre

    With a combination of vocal work, dance, and acting, take on creative freedom to portray emotion through song and dance. Enjoy working as a group while developing skills in communication, empathy, and self-awareness.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Brandon Nichols
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

    REGISTER

  • Grades 9-12

    MORNING SESSION: Musical Theatre

    With a combination of vocal work, dance, and acting, take on creative freedom to portray emotion through song and dance. Enjoy working as a group while developing skills in communication, empathy, and self-awareness.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Brandon Nichols
    Location: Performing Arts Theater

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    AFTERNOON SESSION: Creative Collage

    Explore composition, layering, texture, and color to blend diverse materials and found objects to create visually stunning artworks. Create work to help build a well-rounded artistic portfolio. See how professional artists have used these concepts in art while exploring the AMFA Galleries and the Delta Triennial exhibition.

    Price: $168 Members / $210 Non-Members
    Instructor: Jacqueline Currie
    Location: Drawing Studio (L48)

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Youth Studio Series is supported by Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust and Kum & Go.