art camp

Registration is now open for another series of Summer Art Camps that will run throughout July at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

Presented by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, the four-day sessions are aimed at kids aged six to 14. 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 center.

Each camp also includes outdoor adventures in Newport’s historic Nye Beach neighborhood. Camp fees include all materials, snacks and a customized art camp T-shirt.

Coast Creations

July 15-18, 9 am to 3 pm • $225

Jane Myrick leads this camp, aimed at kids aged nine to 11. Using the Oregon Coast as inspiration, campers practice multiple artist mediums, including sketching, watercolor painting, paper quilling, mosaics and more.

For the Birds

July 22-25, 9 am to 3 pm • $225

Ages 12-14

April Hoff leads campers aged 12 to 14 through the process of creating two simple book structures along with an assemblage sculpture, while learning monotype and linocut printmaking techniques, drawing and acrylic painting.

Document Your Adventure

July 29-Aug. 1 • $140

Aimed at kids aged six to eight, this class from Jackie Wygant sees campers making treasure boxes and accordion books while learning about texture, color and shape. Activities include paper marbling, paste paper painting, bubble printing and collage.

For more information or to register, contact OCCA Youth Arts Coordinator Sara Siggelkow at 608-346-0697 or Online registration is available at

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