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. Each camp is designed for particular age-groups, and camp fees include all materials, snacks and a customized art camp T-shirt.
July 15-18, 9am to 3pm, Ages 9-11, Instructor: Jane Myrick
Using the Oregon Coast as inspiration, campers practice multiple artist 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, 9am to 3pm, Ages 12-14, Instructor: April Hoff
Campers 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. Campers brings brown bag lunch. Class limit: 15
Document Your Adventure
July 29-August 1, 9am to noon, Ages 6-8, Instructor: Jackie Wygant
Campers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration can be made at: https://forms.gle/DVwQkaeJs6paDueX6