Summer Art Camp

Join us for Summer Art Camp – Art Enrichment Classes at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, in partnership with City ArtWorks, is offering Summer Art Camp classes for ages 5 to 12. City ArtWorks provides fun, creative art classes inspired by nature. Summer Art Camp classes encourage creative problem solving, help develop critical thinking skills, and expose children to visual arts concepts and history. Summer Art Camp is offered from June 9 through August 15. (There will be no Art Camp the week of July 4th.) Children will explore the world of nature while making two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art from a variety of art materials. Cost is $110 for members; $135 for non-members. Pre-registration required. Courses can be used to extend your child’s day at Summer Camp OR can be a stand-alone summer art experience!
June 9-13, 2014 Artful Jungle

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In the deep, dark jungles and rainforests of our world, there is always something new and inspiring to discover. We will create artworks inspired by lush plant life and insects found up in the tallest canopies down to the deepest caves.
June 16-20, 2014 Mad Genius: Da Vinci

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Leonardo Da Vinci was an artist, a scientist and an inventor who was constantly inspired by his environment. We will explore the art of his paintings, as well as his scientific drawings and flying machines.
June 23-27, 2014 Art of the Abstract

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Blobs and splatters on a canvas might look like an accident, but there is a lot to discover in the world of abstract art! We will explore different artists who give us an abstracted view of the world from the action paintings of Jackson Pollock to the Cubist portraits of Pablo Picasso.
July 7-11, 2014 Deep in the ART of Texas

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Texas is very inspiring! A lot of well-known artists hail from Texas, so this is our chance to get to know them better. Artists we will inspire our work will include the multimedia artist Robert Rauschenberg, as well as comic strip artist Michael Fry (“Over the Hedge”).
July 14-18, 2014 Artful Jungle

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In the deep, dark jungles and rainforests of our world, there is always something new and inspiring to discover. We will create artworks inspired by lush plant life and insects found up in the tallest canopies down to the deepest caves.
July 21- 25, 2014 Mad Genius: Da Vinci

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Leonardo Da Vinci was an artist, a scientist and an inventor who was constantly inspired by his environment. We will explore the art of his paintings, as well as his scientific drawings and flying machines.
July 28 – Aug 1, 2014 Art of the Abstract

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Blobs and splatters on a canvas might look like an accident, but there is a lot to discover in the world of abstract art! We will explore different artists who give us an abstracted view of the world from the action paintings of Jackson Pollock to the Cubist portraits of Pablo Picasso.
Aug 4-8, 2014 Cityscapes. Seascapes and Landscapes

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Art is all around us. The earth is covered with lots of varied textures, ocean waves make very interesting lines in the surf and shapes of all kinds can be found in our cities and neighborhoods. We will explore all the elements of art in our everyday environments.
Aug 11-15, 2014 Deep in the ART of Texas

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Texas is very inspiring! A lot of well-known artists hail from Texas, so this is our chance to get to know them better. Artists we will inspire our work will include the multimedia artist Robert Rauschenberg, as well as comic strip artist Michael Fry (“Over the Hedge”).
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