Summer art camps return in Newport

Visual art camps for young people will be offered during July at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Pictured are participants in a previous camp. (Courtesy photo)

Three, four-day sessions planned for July, serving ages 6 to 14

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts will be presenting three visual art camps during July at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Each camp provides an engaging opportunity for young artists to have fun while exploring hands-on art making through a variety of activities, from sketching and watercolor painting to assemblage sculpture and bookmaking.

Projects help campers build a foundation of art techniques and concepts, and the resulting artwork will be part of a public exhibit at the VAC. Each camp also includes outdoor adventures in Newport’s historic Nye Beach neighborhood. Also, each camp is designed for particular age groups, and camp fees include all materials, snacks and a customized art camp T-shirt.

 

Camp schedules

  • Coast Creations —
July 15-18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for ages 9-11.
Instructor Jane Myrick, using the Oregon coast as inspiration, will help campers practice multiple art mediums, including sketching, watercolor painting, paper quilling, mosaics and more. Registration fee: $225. Child brings brown bag lunch. Class limit: 15.
  • For the Birds —
July 22-25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for ages 12-14. Instructor April Hoff will teach campers to make two simple book structures (flip and pop-out) along with an assemblage sculpture, while learning printmaking (monotype and linocut), drawing (gestural and still life) and acrylic painting. Registration fee: $225. Child brings brown bag lunch. Class limit: 15.
  • Document Your Adventure —
July 29-Aug. 1, for ages 6-8. Instructor Jackie Wygant will show campers how to make a treasure box and accordion book while learning about texture, color and shape. Activities include paper marbling, paste paper painting, bubble printing and collage. Registration: $140. Class limit: 15.

For more information or to register, contact OCCA Youth Arts Coordinator Sara Siggelkow at 608-346-0697 or [email protected]. Online registration can be made at: https://forms.gle/DVwQkaeJs6paDueX6

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