Week-Long Art Camps

Each camp is 5 days long, 3 hours each day.
Camps meet from 1:00-4:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

Recommended for ages 8-14.

Enrollment Fee: $150 per camp

2019 Schedule


with Pat Johnson
June 10-14, 2019
July 8-12, 2019

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2-Day Workshop:
Taiguruma (Japanese Paper Fish Lantern)

Friday/Saturday, August 2 & 3
1:30-4:30 PM both days

For ages 10 & up unless supervised
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Enrollment Fee: $85

About Our Instructors:

Nellie Cornett is a local artist, musician and entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience working with school-aged kids, teaching workshops and camps in art, health & fitness, and gardening.  With a major in studio arts from the University of Houston, she has firmly rooted herself in the Galveston arts community since moving to the island and falling in love with its culture over 8 years ago. In 2016, she created the Galveston Synergist Project, which curates compilations of collaborative, multi-media artistic projects in Galveston, Texas through musical albums, art zines, and performances.  She is also the art teacher at Satori school in downtown Galveston.

Pat Johnson is an award-winning clay artist. For the past 40 years, she has experimented with clay, wax and glaze techniques, and has been a teacher for many of them. She blends skill with humor to create sculptures that are thought provoking at sometimes puzzling.  Her work can be seen in permanent collections throughout Texas, and she has had exhibitions at The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Galveston Arts Center.  Johnson’s figurative work is coil built, slab built or cast. “Creating art helps me clarify what I feel and believe. Be it a social, political statement or a personal one.”

Friday Morning Classes

Ages 5-8 meet from 9:00-10:00 AM
Fee: $135 for the whole summer, or $15 for a single class

Ages 9-12 meet from 10:30 AM-Noon
Fee: $180 for the whole summer, or $20 for a single class

Choose individual classes or enroll for the whole summer and save!
Register online below.  HURRY, SPACE IS LIMITED!

June 7 | Book Building
make a personalized sketchbook from scratch

June 14 | Rendering in Black & White
honing your skills of observation, contrast, and shading

June 21 | Air-Dry Clay
hand-building basics and custom dye treatments

June 28 | Dimensional Drawing
vanishing points, observation and shading to create a 3D effect

July 5 | Scratchboard Etching
discover the power of graphic line work and composition

July 12 | Dry Needle Felting
carefully formed soft sculpture using hand dyed natural wool

July 19 | One-Day PapierMâché
full 3-D sculpture using wire armatures, colored paper & paste

July 26 | Watercolor Magic
playing with blooming, resists, washes, lifting, layering, and more

August 2 | Driftwood Up-Cycle
create something new from discarded materials both natural and manmade

August 9 | Acrylic Paintings that Pop
using color wheel principles to make images that stand out

Please contact the Director of Education with questions regarding registration, class descriptions, and policies.