“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
5 Day session:
$140 ACM members
Session 1: Video StoryTelling l EA1
Session 1: Jun 1-Jun 5
This class is for those who have always wanted to make a film or play with storytelling on video. This class will culminate in the creation of a short film – narrative or documentary, as chosen by the student. We will film using a smartphone or other recording equipment of their choice. Students will learn the process to submit their films to festivals worldwide and the class’ work will be screened together at ArtCenter Manatee’s Annual Showcase. Students will be introduced to films from around the world and learn the collaborative process of the art form through workshopping their scripts or concepts.
Session 2: Video Storytelling ll EA2
Session 2: Jun 8-Jun 12
This class is a continuation of Session 1.
Come play in the mud with us! Learn as a beginner or hone skills on the potter’s wheel through demonstration and hands on instruction. Also this week you will learn how to create with various tools (slab roller/extruder, e.g.) through hand building which has no limits on creativity!
In this exciting class you’ll learn how to fuse glass, make glass beads and try your hand at enameling. A fun week of creativity and treasures you will create!
Session 5: Fun With Photography EA5
Session 5: Jun 29-Jul 3
Photography should be FUN! We’ll go outdoors to stretch our imagination and get creative with all that’s around us. We’ll learn about perspective, composition, diffusing light & more. We’ll enjoy a tour of Riverwalk and all that it has to offer photographically. Let’s play with colors, shadows, blur and see who can come up with the most creative shot for a wonderful prize! If you have taken this class before, let’s get you to a greater level in your photography. Each student will have one of their photos printed and proudly displayed in our exhibit.
Each student will learn surface painting techniques, how to embellish, distress or bring a chair back to life. They will create a chair that they will treasure for years to come and learn skills you will use over and over again. If you have a favorite wooden chair you would like to work on please bring or use one provided.
Session 7: Drawing EA7
Session 7: Jul 13-Jul 17
The foundation of all art is drawing. If you have never drawn before or have a little experience, this class is for you. One of the main focuses will be on training the eye how to see. We’ll learn perspective, balance, form and contrast as it all relates to composition. We will learn how to take a drawing from sketch to finished art work with just a pencil.
Session 8: Modern Mosaics EA8
Session 8: Jul 22-Jul 26
In this fun class you get to smash stuff up & put it back together in amazingly colorful ways. We will explore different ways mosaics are made & how to have fun with bits of broken tile, glass & cement. You will end up with treasures that will last for years. Time allowing, we will work on a class project that will be displayed at the ArtCenter.
Papier Mâché, French for “chewed paper,” is an inexpensive, fun way to create a variety of sculptures. From bowls to balloons from creatures to art, you can make it with Paper Mâché. We’ll start with a form, add glue and paper, then color to create a piece of paper art.
Session 10: Painting EA10
Session 10: Aug 3-Aug 7
Painting on canvas can be fun! Learn
composition, color mixing, perspective and
blending just like the pros. We’ll explore different styles from landscapes to still lifes - your choice. Your creativity will be your guide.
Please download and fill out a KidsArt Registration 2020
Please add your child's name to the "Student Name / Notes" on the checkout page.