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Summer Art Camps Puyallup

Summer Art Camps

8 fun camps offered this summer!

Camps include Friday!

Offering 8 Fun Art Camps!

  • Monday – Friday from 9:30 am-12:30 pm
  • $105 for each summer art camp 
  • Camp is open to grades k-12 (Some camps are offered for specific ages, see descriptions below)
  • A snack will be provided each day
  • Art can stain, so please wear appropriate clothing
  • Exciting, challenging & rewarding!
  • If you register for camp after the Saturday evening prior to camp starting, please bring a copy of your registration e-mail.

  • When a camp has zero seats remaining, you will have the option to WAITLIST. If we have enough interest, we may be able to open up more seats and will notify you with the contact info you provide us.

Summer Art Camps Overview 2019

Week 1: July 8-12 — (TWO CAMPS OFFERED) Craft n’ Creations & Imagination Activation (10 & up)
Week 2: July 15-19 — American Indian Camp
Week 3: July 22-26 — (TWO CAMPS OFFERED) Fun With Art & Teen Expressionism (12 & up)
Week 4: July 29 – Aug 2 — Dirty Hands & Messy Faces
Week 5: Aug 5 – 9 — Paint Paint Paint
Week 6: Aug 12 – 16 — Creative Drawing

Summer Art Camps Schedule 2019

July Classes

July 8-12 – Craft n’ Creations (ages 5-11)* ~ Lead Teacher, April
During this week-long workshop campers will be taught skills to create artistic crafts using various art mediums. The art mediums will help create craft projects that are either paper and textile-based or decorative and functional. Projects will be able to be taken home as keepsakes, decorations or given as gifts. 

July 8-12 – Imagination Activation (ages 10 & up)* ~ Lead Teacher, Mary
In this workshop, students will have the supervision and guidance of the teacher and assistants, while designing and creating their own projects.  Tables will be set up with all kinds of art and craft supplies so the students can create freely.

July 15-19 – American Indian Camp – Lead Teacher, Mary
Immerse yourself in the American Indian culture while learning art at the same time! Students will get to work with materials such as clay, paint, and yarn. Indulge in a tasty treat – American Indian fry bread! You can’t go wrong with this week of cultural, educational, recreational and art activities taught under the guidance of local Indians and staff.

July 22-26 –  Fun with Art (ages 5-8)* ~ Lead Teacher, Lola
Young artists will have fun with art while discovering their own creativity. They will be drawing, painting and creating to have a magical week!

July 22-26 –  Fun with Art (ages 7 & up)* ~ Lead Teacher, Elisa
Artists will have fun with art while discovering their own creativity. They will be drawing, painting and creating to have a magical week!

July 22-26 –  Teen Expressionism (ages 12 & up)* ~ Lead Teacher, Mary
Have fun and explore self-expressionism! Campers will be using a variety of media to create their own individually unique art pieces. We will draw, paint, and sculpt. This is the place to have fun while discovering and releasing their creativity.

July 29-Aug 2 – Dirty Hands & Messy Faces (ages 5-8)* ~ Lead Teacher, Lola
Students have the opportunity to paint, sculpt and draw using a variety of mediums to create their art projects.  They will paint faces, canvasses, paper etc. They will get their hands dirty all the while learning to enjoy letting their creativity flow!

July 29-Aug 2 – Dirty Hands & Messy Faces (ages 7-10)* ~ Lead Teacher, Elisa
Students have the opportunity to paint, sculpt and draw using a variety of mediums to create their art projects.  They will paint faces, canvasses, paper etc. They will get their hands dirty all the while learning to enjoy letting their creativity flow!

July 29-Aug 2 – Dirty Hands & Messy Faces (ages 9 & up)* ~ Lead Teacher, Mary
Students have the opportunity to paint, sculpt and draw using a variety of mediums to create their art projects.  They will paint faces, canvasses, paper etc. They will get their hands dirty all the while learning to enjoy letting their creativity flow!

August Classes

Aug. 5-9 – Paint, Paint, Paint (ages 5-8)* ~ Lead Teacher, Elisa
Our campers get the same thrill out of using a variety of paints to create their art as do the professional artists. The young artists will learn composition and perspective all the while exploring watercolors, acrylic, etc.  This camp is always a hit with all the students.

Aug. 5-9 – Paint, Paint, Paint (ages 8-11)* ~ Lead Teacher, Mary
Our campers get the same thrill out of using a variety of paints to create their art as do the professional artists. The young artists will learn composition and perspective all the while exploring watercolors, acrylic, etc.  This camp is always a hit with all the students.

Aug. 5-9 – Paint, Paint, Paint (ages 12 & up)* ~ Lead Teacher, Aletha
Our campers get the same thrill out of using a variety of paints to create their art as do the professional artists. The young artists will learn composition and perspective all the while exploring watercolors, acrylic, etc.  This camp is always a hit with all the students.

Aug 12-16 – Creative Drawing (ages 5-8)* ~ Lead Teacher, Lola
In this camp, the students will get to come alive through a variety of mediums such as pencil, charcoal, ink, and pastels. Drawing is essential for every student to broaden their artistic abilities. They will get to have fun while allowing their creativity to flow!

Aug 12-16 – Creative Drawing (ages 8-11)* ~ Lead Teacher, Elisa
In this camp, the students will get to come alive through a variety of mediums such as pencil, charcoal, ink, and pastels. Drawing is essential for every student to broaden their artistic abilities. They will get to have fun while allowing their creativity to flow! 

Aug 12-16 – Creative Drawing (ages 12 & up)* ~ Lead Teacher, Mary
In this camp, the students will get to come alive through a variety of mediums such as pencil, charcoal, ink, and pastels. Drawing is essential for every student to broaden their artistic abilities. They will get to have fun while allowing their creativity to flow! 

*Suggested age groups are flexible. Depending on how many students sign up for each age group, we may move students around to combine or split classes. Please be sure to let us know in the comment section if there is a friend (similar age) you are signing up with and we will do our best to keep you together.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What should my child wear to camp?

Please dress your child in clothes that can get dirty and stained. We recommend you send them in an oversized t-shirt that can act as their designated painting/art shirt. In the past, we have provided paint shirts each week for students, but as we’ve grown in numbers the laundering of these shirts has become cumbersome for our volunteers. 

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?

Construction Notice updated July 2019: 9th Ave SW is currently under construction. We recommend you take 7th Ave SW and turn towards the fair on either 3rd St SW or 4th St SW past the road closed signs and park in the grass lot. Alternate parking can also be found in the Red Gate parking lot.

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.