• $75 - $135
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Overview:

There is no better way to stimulate a kid's creativity than with exciting sessions at Summer ArtVentures Camp for Creative Kids at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET). This summer's line-up of week-long, half-day workshops, from June 12 through July 21, is more exciting than ever, with clay making, bookmaking, paper maché, painting and much more.

Summer ArtVentures is offered Monday through Friday with two workshops per day: morning classes are from 9 a.m. to noon; afternoons are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Teen classes are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children, ages 5-15, choose from many class options for a high quality, intensive art education experience. All courses are taught by professional artists, and the participants work closely with these respected artists in a variety of mediums. 

The cost for Summer ArtVentures is $75 for members, $135 for non-members for the first child's first class, $75 for each additional child and then $70 for each additional class. The non-member fee includes a one-year family membership. Scholarships are also available.  

ArtVentures 2017 Schedule:

June 12-16: Claymation - Lights! Camera! Action!
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Come and explore the art of stop motion films and Claymation! During this camp, campers will act as film writer, director and animators for their own feature film. This is a week young sculptors and directors won't want to miss. Students will create characters, story lines and a "set" for each of their films. Ages 8-11.

June 12-16: Mixed Media Magic
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In this creative camp, campers will delve into the exciting world of art by pushing the limits with all kinds of messy two-dimensional media. Collage! Paint! Splatter, oh my! The combination of different media will render surprising and fun new effects. Ages 8-11.

June 19-23: Wild & Wacky Painted Wearables!
9:00 a.m. - Noon
In this wacky, wearable art camp, campers will create custom made, wearable items, such as t-shirts, camps and tote bags. Campers will use a variety of fabric media including paints, markers, iron-ons, dye and other attachable embellishments to create their own one-of-a-kind painted wearable. Ages 8-11.

June 19-23: The Blue Period
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In this monochromatic camp, we are going blue - the color blue that is! Campers will have fun exploring famous works for art through the color blue, such as Picasso's The Old Guitarist and Rodrigue's Blue Dog. Inspired by blue artwork, campers will create their own unique masterpieces from multiple blue mediums including photography and paint. Ages 8-11.

June 26-30: Young ArtVenturers I
9:00 a.m. - Noon

Young campers will have the opportunity to sample most of the listed media of our older campers for an overall art experience. Simplified projects will be completed using a variet of materials, including clay, paint, pastels, colored pens and pencils. These classes will be augmented with story times (using art-related stories) and outdoor activities. Ages 5-7.

June 26-30: Pinch & Slip - CLAY!
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get ready to roll up your sleeves, campers! In this fun-filled class, young artists will get a boost to their creative energy. Methods such as pinch pots, slabs, and coils will be explored to create exciting and functional handmade objects. Ages 8-11.

July 5-7: Beaumonsters Public Mural Making
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In this day camp, teens will learn what it takes to be a public mural artist by exploring the urban landscape. Teen campers will be introduced to works from artists such as Banksy, Blek Le Rat, and C215. Ephasizing the positive influence of street art on urban design, teens will help create a collaborative piece of public art to send a message to Beaumont. Teen campers will also have a few street art inspired projects to take home as well! Ages 12-14.

July 10-14: Young ArtVenturers II
9:00 a.m. - Noon

Scheduled to better suit your young camper's schedule, activities will vary slightly from other Young ArtVenturers camps. Ages 5-7.

July 10-14: Expressive Clay
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come and express yourself in tactile extremes in this energetic clay class. Campers will learn to sculpt using their emotions and imagination by exploring various hand-building techniques to make functional and scluptural clay creations. Campers should be prepared for things to get a little muddy and a whole lot of fun! Ages 8-11.

July 17-21: Young ArtVenturers III
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Scheduled to better suit your young camper's schedule, activities will vary slightly from other Young ArtVenturers camps. Ages 5-7.

July 17-21: Young ArtVenturers IV
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Scheduled to better suit your young camper's schedule, activities will vary slightly from other Young ArtVenturers camps. Ages 5-7.

Summer Camp: ArtVentures
  • 500 Main St.
  • Beaumont, TX 77701
  • to July 21, 2017
  • Art Museum of Southeast Texas
  • $75 - $135
  • Recurring every week day