Summer Art Camps
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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)
- NEW this year! Send your child with their own snack (snack time will be provided each day – no peanuts please)
- Art can stain, so please wear appropriate clothing
- Exciting, challenging & rewarding!
- 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
2020 Registration Coming Soon
Summer Art Camps Overview 2020
Week 1: July 6-10 — American Indian Camp
Week 2: July 13-17 (TWO CAMPS OFFERED) — Fun With Art / Teen Drawing & More
Week 3: July 20-24 — Paint, Paint & More
Week 4: July 27 – 31 (TWO CAMPS OFFERED)— Art Through the Ages / Teen Block Printing & More
Week 5: Aug 3 – 7 — Art Explosion
Week 6: Aug 10 – 14 — Dirty Hands & Messy Faces
Summer Art Camps Schedule 2020
July 6-10 – American Indian Camp (ages 5 & up)
Immerse yourself in the American Indian culture while learning art at the same time! Students will get to work with materials. 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 13-17 – Fun with Art (ages 5-12)*
Artists will have fun with art while discovering their own creativity. They will be drawing, painting and creating to have a magical week!
July 13-17 – Teen Drawing & More (ages 12 & up)
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!
July 20-24 – Paint, Paint & More (ages 5 & up)
Our campers get the same thrill out of using a variety of paints to create their art as do the professional artists. They will learn composition and perspective all the while exploring watercolors, acrylic, etc. This camp is always a hit with all the students.
July 27-31 – Art Through the Ages (ages 8-12)* Students will learn and explore various artists throughout history and modern times. They will be drawing, painting and creating art in the style of famous artists.
July 27-31 – Teen Block Printing & More (ages 12 & up) Students will have the opportunity to create a design, carve the rubber blocks and use their blocks to create prints. In addition students may have the opportunity to develop other skills as well.
Aug. 3-7 – Art Explosion (ages 5 & up)*
Student’s minds will be blown in this fun, exciting camp. They will be drawing, painting and creating to have an explosion of art this week!
Aug. 10-14 – Dirty Hands & Messy Faces (ages 5 & up)*
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!
*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.
Do you provide a snack?
In past years we have provided a snack, however as we have grown in numbers and dietary restrictions continue to increase, we now ask that you send your child with a snack each day. We will have a designated snack time as kids need a break. Please do not send anything with peanuts. Also, it’s always a good idea to send the kids with a water bottle labeled with their name as well.
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!”
“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.”
“Most amazing experience for my children. They love his art.”