“My kids always look forward to art camp at ArtCenter Manatee. It’s a place where they can be creative and express themselves through all different forms of art. Thank you for such a wonderful place for children to learn and grow from art.”
~ Amanda, Mother of KidsArt Students
Monday – Friday, 9am–Noon
Ten, half-day full-week camps
$145 ACM members
$180 Future members
Watercolor Painting EA1
May 30-Jun 2 EA1
Beginning watercolor. Learn color blending, negative painting and few tricks along the way!
Draw What You See EA2
Jun 5-9 EA2
This is a class for the young artist. We will train the eye how to see as it relates to direction of line, curves, form, shape, contrast, etc. We will earn how to look at something and draw it exactly. All projects will be finished in pencil, colored pencil or watercolor. We will focus on how to mix colors and shade form making it look three dimensional.
Mixed Media Madness! EA3
Jun 12-16 EA3
Create your own style and paint a wooden garden totem, painted rocks, painted clay pots with a real cactus, wind chimes and much more!
Colorful Florida EA4
Jun 19-23 EA4
Learn color techniques with acrylics, applied to our favorite scenes of Florida; beaches, palms, sunsets
Jun 26-30 EA5
On the wheel and handbuilding!
Boost your creative skills in making animals and creatures out of clay. Learn techniques such as coil, pinch pots, slab and extrusion to manipulate clay into your own 3 dimensional creations. Glaze them in brilliant colors using designs of your choosing.
Summer Silversmithing EA6 FULL call for wait list
Jul 3, (no Jul 4) 5, 6, 7 EA6
Join us for a fun hands-on week of designing and creating jewelry. Students will learn safety of studio, tools and torches.
It’s All about Clay EA7 2 seats remaining!
Jul 10-14 EA7
Ever wonder what it was like to throw clay on a pottery wheel? It’s amazing to make your own pot. Also play in the clay with hand building.
Photography EA8 FULL call for wait list
Jul 17-21 EA8
Discover who are as a photographer. As a group we will participate in activities and projects that begin with basics and build as they go along.
Creative Sampler EA9 FULL call for wait list
Jul 24-28 EA9
Try a new creative project each day of the week.
Members $170 Future Members $205
7/24: Wendy Thurlow-Jewelry-Join us for a fun hands on morning learning how to make a bangle or cuff bracelets. Create beautiful hammered and textured bracelets. Students will learn safety of the studio, tools and torches. Everyone who participates will have a blast hammering and will walk away with finished bracelets.
7/25: Darlene Johnson-Fused Glass-Make a fused glass mushroom to decorate your yard. In addition, make a free form fused glass pendant to decorate yourself. Your finished project will reflect your creativity. Projects will be fused off site and ready by the end of the week. All supplies will be provided. Each student MUST provide their own SAFETY GLASSES. Be advised, working with glass can result in cut fingers.
7/26: Robin Bowman-Enameling-Learn the basics of enameling with Robin. You can make earrings and/or a pendant and can use various colors to create your very own
7/27: Deb Lerash-Tie Dye– Fold, twist, pleat, or crumple fabric or a garment, before binding with string or rubber bands, followed by the application of dye or dyes. Have fun tie dying a variety of simple pieces to create your own funky, fun style!
7/28: Kris Peterson-Watercolor Painting– Learn to do a sunset wash with watercolor using a wet-on-wet technique by dropping diluted paint onto wet paper. Then paint in the boat, its mast and rigging details, along with the reflections in the water.
Stained Glass EA10 FULL call for wait list
Jul 31-Aug 4 EA10
Make stained glass sun catchers and window panels. We’ll learn the basic skills of cutting glass, wrapping it in copper foil, and soldering it into a completed project.
Complete and submit our online information form
The information forms captures needed information such as allergies. It DOES NOT register your child in a camp. To register, go to the appropriate class page, select Member/Non-Member, and Session. Click Add To Cart button.
2023 Scholarship Application
Scholarships cannot be processed without the most recent Federal Income Tax forms showing Total Household Income. Please block out Social Security Numbers.
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