Summer Art Camps
NEW!!! Camps now include Friday!
Offering 8 Fun Art Camps!
- Monday – Friday from 9:30 am-12:30 pm
- $100 for each summer art camp ($90 early bird pricing before June 26, 2018)
- Camp is open to grades k-12
- A snack will be provided each day
- Art can stain, so please wear appropriate clothing
- Exciting, challenging & rewarding!
- A different masterpiece each day
- Registration closes Thursday for the following week of camp
Summer Art Camps Overview 2018
9-13 –American Indian Camp
16-20 – Dirty Hands & Messy Faces Camp
23-27 – Paint, Paint Paint Camp
30-Aug 3 – Recycle Camp
6-10 – Mystery Camp
6-10 – Fantasy, Abstract, Impressionism Camp (ages 12 & up)
13-17 – Fun With Art
13-17 – Creative Drawing Camp (ages 12 & up)
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Summer Art Camps Schedule 2018
July 9-13 – American Indian Camp – Karen Cota from the Cowlitz Tribe will lead the camp
A variety of cultural, educational, recreational and art activities are taught under the guidance of local Indians and staff. Campers will get to use, clay, wood, feathers, beads, and paint in addition to other materials. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the American Indian culture while learning art at the same time!
July 16-20 – Dirty Hands & Messy Faces Camp ~ Lead Teacher, Mary Wolfe
Students have the opportunity to paint, sculpt and draw using all types of mediums to create their art projects. They will paint faces, canvasses, paper etc. They will get their hands dirty with clay and paint, all the while learning to enjoy letting their creativity flow!
July 23-27 – Paint, Paint, Paint Camp ~ Lead Teacher, Aletha Deuel
Our campers get the same thrill out of using all types of paint to create their paintings as do the professional artists. Our campers will learn composition and perspective all the while learning to handle oils, watercolors, ink etc. This camp is always a hit with all the students.
July 30-Aug 3 – Recycle Camp ~ Lead Teacher, Julie Blakemore
Join us for a week of arts and crafts that are created from materials that we usually dispose of every day. Recycle, reuse, repurpose and let your imagination come to life! You may find yourself making clothes, jewelry, hats, toys, fine art, décor, or musical instruments. Follow your creativity and join us in our journey of Recycle Art.
Aug. 6-10 – Mystery Camp ~ Lead Teacher, JuJu Slater
Shh… it’s a surprise! Each day will be a mystery as we use different materials and techniques to create artistic projects that stimulate the imagination. Children will be exposed to painting, watercolor, acrylics, mixed media and assemblage. Want to know more? I guess you’ll just have to sign up to see…
Aug 6-10 – Fantasy, Abstract, Impressionism ~ 12 years & up ~ Lead Teacher, Mary Wolfe
We are offering this new camp/workshop for teenagers to have fun and explore self-expressionism. They will be using a variety of media to create their own individually unique art pieces. There will be drawing, painting, and sculptures will be created by using a variety of mediums. This is the place for teens to have fun while discovering and releasing their creativity.
Aug 13-17 – Fun With Art ~ Lead Teacher, Mary Wolfe
Young Artists will have messy fun while discovering their own Creativity. They will be drawing, painting and using clay to have a magical week!
Aug 13-17 – Creative Drawing Camp (12 years & up) ~ Lead Teacher, JuJu Slater
A chance for students to learn drawing skills that will showcase composition, perspective & shading. The students will create with pencils, charcoal, ink, and pastels. Drawing is essential for every student to broaden their artistic abilities. This camp enhances the student’s ability to handle many other mediums as they have fun and let their creativity flourish.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should my child wear to camp?
Please dress your child according to the weather but make sure they wear play clothes. Even when we cover them with t-shirts it is possible to come home with clay or paint on their clothes.
What is the snack that is provided?
We provide a juice box and snack (crackers, etc). If your child has special dietary needs we will gladly serve them whatever you provide.
What happens if my child gets sick and misses camp?
If a child misses 1-2 days of camp we will do our best to make up any missed projects during breaks. If a child gets ill and misses 3-5 days of camp we will let that child attend another camp at no cost (if there are still spots available) or credit your account to be used for future classes or camps. Please call 253-752-9708 to make arrangements.
What discounts and deals do you offer?
Register early and save! From time to time we will offer coupon codes and promotions – sign up on our e-mail list to be notified and check our Facebook Page Fred’s Creative Kids.
Where do I park?
There is street parking along 9th Ave SW between Fairview Drive and S. Meridian. You can also park along 4th St SW or the green grass lot across from the red gate at the intersection of 4th St SW and 9th Ave SW.
Where is the entrance to the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage and Art Center?
We are located inside the Red Gate of the WA State Fairgrounds — 9th Ave SW between Fairview Drive and S. Meridian. To the left of the red-roofed ticket counters — look for big blue hanging sign that says “Fred’s Creative Kids Art Classes.” You will enter through the black iron gate and then into the building on the left through the brown door.
What Our Art Students Are Saying
“My kids attended one of the Art Camps this summer, and now they are really enjoying their weekly art lessons. They’re learning to draw, paint, explore different mediums, and much more. Everyone there has been really friendly, too! Thank you for providing this awesome opportunity!”Danyel P.
“My children have been enrolled in the Fred Oldfield Art Center for the last 3 years. The teachers and staff are very friendly, caring, and provide an environment where my children feel inspired to create and learn various skills. It’s a great place for exploring the arts.”Maggie B.
“Most amazing experience for my children. They love his art.”Ashley C.