The Austin Artery will be offering art camps for school aged children for our fourth year in Austin this summer 2017. 
We will be located at Austin International School Monday through Friday from 9 AM - 3 PM.

Aftercare until 5:30 will be available after camp each day, and can be purchased when you sign up for camp using the above link. Aftercare is from 3 to 5:30. Children will be divided into small groups and rotate stations spending one hour at the drawing and open studio station, and thirty minutes at the art history book station. 

All camps focus on the process of making art rather than finished product. Research shows that providing children with open ended activities promotes creativity. Ultimately, at this camp we focus on developing creativity, collaboration, patience with the process of bringing a vision to life, and  a love for learning.  Your child will not come home with the same creations as the other children because we leave space for the children to synthesize information and play. 


9:00 - 9:45 - Drop off and outdoor nature crafting
9:45 - 10:00 - Restroom Break
10:00 - 10:15 - Snack time
10:15 - 12:00 - Morning Art Lesson and Project
12:00 - 12:15 - Restroom Break
12:15 - 12:45 -  Lunch
12:45 - 1:15 - Outdoor nature crafts
1:15 - 2:45 - Afternoon Art history/lesson and Project
2:45 - 3:00 - Restroom Break, Pick up


Camp Schedule and Descriptions


June 5th - 9th  
Sculpture Camp

During Sculpture camp we will read and learn about famous sculptors, and different techniques and tools for creating sculptures. We'll learn about planning and creating forms. Each student will bring home sculptures of their own design. 


June 12th - 16th
Recycled Art

During Recycled Art camp we will read and learn about artists who use recycled materials to create masterpieces.  We will discuss the environmental impact of recycling. We'll collect materials to create recycled robot sculptures and much more! 


June 19th - 23rd  
Art & Architecture

"We shape our buildings, therefore they shape us." - Winston Churchill

During art and architecture camp we will read and learn about architects. We will plan and construct buildings and a variety of other structures in varying sizes. We'll learn about blueprints, measurement, and execution of plans.  


June 26th - 30th
Puppets & Theatre

Campers will study a combination of  theatre and puppetry. During the week students will prepare props, costuming, choreography and staging for a performance.  Parents are invited to attend a viewing of their students production on Friday at 11:30 am. Popcorn will be served. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in writing or by e-mail.


July 10th - 14th
Fiber Arts

This is one of our most popular camps! Using repurposed materials, campers will learn about and sample a variety of fiber arts which may include weaving, quilting, sewing, felting, and crochet, and choose to focus on several individual projects over the course of the week. Projects include dreamcatchers, woven wall hangings, flags and more.

July 17th - 21st
Art Masters 

During Art Masters camp we will learn about and discuss a new artist each day. We'll be studying Georgia O'Keefe, Chihuly, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso and Faith Ringold and make projects inspired by their works.


July 24th - 28th
World Art & Culture

During this camp we will learn about a variety of cultures around the world. We will create Rangoli designs, mandalas, and learn about symmetry in art work. 


July 31st - August 4th
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

In this camp, we will explore the connections between art, science, math and engineering. Learning about one can help us gain a deeper understanding of the other. Campers will conduct experiments & create art pieces at the same time.