Our popular summer art camp sessions for K5 – 12 year old children are offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. over a six to seven week period in June, July and August. Campers are instructed in a variety of visual and performing arts activities such as drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, pantomime, improvisation and musical theater. On the final day of each camp, an exhibition of work produced and a public performance is held for families and friends. Before and after care is available for parents needing extended hours. Camps fill up quickly and early registration is advised. Members receive advance notification and a discount on registration fees. Children must have completed Kindergarten before camp begins to attend.
Thanks to support from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, a limited number of scholarships are available for qualifying students to attend the FAOS camp this summer! UPDATE: All scholarships have been awarded, and we have an extensive waiting list; we are no longer accepting applications. Please click HERE for other camps in the area that may still have scholarships available.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Register ONLINE or call 361-825-3504.
For the 2016 camp brochure, click here.
For our youngest artists (ages 2-5), we offer Young at Art Camp over the course of one week during the summer. An extension of our Moms & Tots (and Sometimes Pops!) program for preschoolers and a parent, Young at Art Camp is offered in 5 unique mini-sessions in both the visual and performing arts.
For the 2016 Young at Art Camp brochure, click here.
Held the week prior to Christmas when many schools are closed for winter break, this camp offers half-day activities in visual and performing arts related to the holiday season. From Christmas ornaments to gingerbread houses, activities offered provide learning opportunities as well as understanding and appreciation for different cultures. Students may sign up for one or more sessions.
Look for the Holiday Camp brochure Fall 2016!
For 4 weeks during the summer, the Very Important Kid Camp provides visual and performing arts experiences for children living in and around the neighborhood of the Garcia Center. Children may also sign up for the afternoon reading camp, coordinated by the College of Education’s America Reads program. For more information, please call the Center at 361/825-3600 . To download the 2016 brochure, please click HERE.
Volunteer opportunities for middle and high school students ages 14 – 18 are available. Teens can assist professional artists and arts instructors during camp sessions and serve as mentors to camp attendees. Letters of reference and/or verification of hours are provided for school community service hours credit. Experience in the arts and working with children is a plus, but not necessary as training will be provided.
If you are interested in being a junior camp counselor, please fill out the online application here.
Many membership packages are available for you to show your support for the arts. Each level of membership contains progressive benefits. Click here to learn more.
Check out our upcoming programs, educational events, workshops and membership mixers. Click here to visit our interactive educational calendar page.