Museum of East Texas Announces the 22nd annual Summer Art Camp

Trying to fill all of the time your kids aren't in school during summer can be tough. Luckily the Museum of East Texas is having their 22nd Annual Summer Art Camp. Below are details by age group to get them signed up.

Several classes are available for children ages 3 to 14, as well as adults, from May 28 through Aug. 16. Sessions are offered in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon and in the afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. No children’s classes will be held during July 1-5.

During the weeks of May 28-31 and August 12-16, the Museum will host Wee Art, a class designed specifically for 3-year-old children from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Participants in Wee Art will begin a journey to discover the world of art through lines, shapes, textures and colors. A snack period with stories led by instructor Stanley Bohon provides diversity for young attention spans. A parents, grandparent or guardian must attend with their budding pupil.

During the weeks of June 3 through August 9, 4- and 5-year-old children can participate in multimedia classes during the morning or afternoon sessions. Curious pre-K or kindergarteners will explore the fun of self-expression and the formal elements of art through a variety of media including clay, collage, painting, drawing and sculpture.

During the weeks of June 3 through August 9, 6-year-old children can enroll in ArtSmart, a three-hours class that nurtures the seed of creativity in a budding artist’s mind by honing introductory skills and developing a basic knowledge of the formal elements of art. These elements are incorporated in a plethora of different projects.

During the weeks of June 3 through August 9, 7- to 14-year-old children can select two to four course offerings per session. Children course offerings include acrylics, animal art, beads and knots, clay, constructivism, crochet, dolls, drawing, embroidery, fabric painting, fiber fun, fun with tempera, jewelry, knitting, manga, paper crafts, photography, quilting, sculpture, toys watercolor and weaving.

Art Camp teachers are local and regional professional artists or art educators. Teachers include: John Allen, Blake Bean, Stanley Bohon, Quinn Bryant, Haley Campbell, Stephanie Carcano, Bailey Crow, Sarah Harbuck, Lisa Lalumandier, Jessica Massey, Allison Maxwell, Kay Morton, Melanie Moses, Barbara Richert and Gladys Swanson.

Adults are welcome to attend afternoon classes in July and August. Adult classes include  fabric painting, jewelry, felting, and knitting. Those teaching adults class include Gladys Swanson and Stephanie Carcano.

Course prices range from $30 to $55 per morning or afternoon session, as they have since the camp’s inception 22 years ago. Snacks and t-shirts are included in the price, as well as all materials. Scholarships are available through the generosity of the Museum Guild from funds raised through their annual Festival of Trees and through private donations. These scholarships insure all children and adults have the ability to attend. To request a scholarship, please contact Curator of Education Emily Payne at 936-639-4434. Museum members will receive a discount on Art Camp fees.

It is encouraged to sign up ASAP, as classes are filling up quickly. The afternoon clay class during Week 3, June 10-14, is already filled.

For further description of adult and children classes, dates/times, and registration materials, please visit Simply click on the Art Camp link on the home page. For more information, call or visit the Museum, located at 503 N. Second Street in Lufkin.


About the Museum

The Museum of East Texas is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is education through exhibitions of art and history. The Museum is located at 503 N. Second Street in Lufkin, Texas. For general information, to schedule a docent-guided tour, to become a Museum member of for facility rental information, call 936-639-4434 or visit Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free of charge.

CONTACT: Curator of Education Emily Payne at

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