Camps

 

SUMMER CAMPS 2018

 

 

Follow us on Instagram @samfacamps to see pictures and videos from all of our camps!

 

 

Art Camp All Day Murals 2018 

 

For Art Camp All Day in 2018, We decided that one of our big group projects would be to paint and assemble Murals to go in Paint brush Alley: a popular art spot in San Angelo for displaying Public Art. Both the 7 - 9 year old and 10 - 12 year old groups had a chance to create 2 murals that reflect SAMFA, young artists in San Angelo, and the spirit of Texas. 

Bekah Coleman, Curator of Education and Lead Camp Supervisor, came up with the concept and preliminary sketches of the murals. Our Inspiration for the designs came from Nature and Texas Culture. The 4 designs we came up with were a Texas Horned Lizard, a Prickly Pear Cactus, A collection of Texas Wildflowers, and native Texas snakes. The Horned Lizard and Cactus were designated to the 7-9 year old Camp and the wildflowers and snakes were designated to the 10-12 year old Camp. We also decided that three of the murals would be painted, while the fourth would be a collaborative mosaic piece (the snakes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Camp All Day: Ages 7 - 9 

Texas Horned Lizard 

You can find a timelapse of the background being painted  here.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Art Camp All Day Ages 7 - 9  

Prickly Pear Cactus 

One of our concepts for our Prickly Pear was to actually nail in spikes or nails for the thorns. This will give the mural a 3-Dimentional element to the mural and create texture

 

 

(Mural before the thorns were added)

 

 

 

 

Art Camp All Day Ages 10-12

 Texas Wildflowers

The flowers included: Sunflowers, Bluebonnets, Blackfoot Daisy, Texas Thistle, Indian Paintbrush, and Mexican Hat. The Murals were designed as a "Paint-by-number" on a wooden panel.

 

 

 

 

 

Art Camp All Day Ages 10-12

Texas Snakes

The two snakes on our mosaic are the Rattlesnake and the Texas Milk Snake. 

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper Samples of Camp Registration forms:

Art of Nature: Ages 7 - 9

Art of Nature: Ages 10 - 12

Art Camp All Day: Ages 7 - 9 & Ages 10 - 12

Cooking Camp: Ages 10 - 15

Art & Play Wednesday: Ages 3 - 6

(Please note that these paper samples are not currently accepted as a form of registration, but feel free to print to keep for reference.)
You cannot register by sending the forms via mail

 

If you were unable to register for camp, we still offer free programming every Thursday at Art Thursday and every 2nd Saturday of each month at Family Day!

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Scholarship Applications for Summer Camp are closed. You can contact education@samfa.org to see if there are any available. 

 

 

Policy allowing parents to stay and observe camp: 

We believe that a parent’s presence can be distracting to some children as well as staff. Therefore, we prefer parents do not stay. This is standard practice by other museums and comparable institutions. However, if there is a specific need to stay and observe your child; this will need prior approval from the Curator of Education. The specific times must be approved by the Curator of Education and the Lead Mentor at least two weeks prior to camp start date. You must contact the Curator of Education privately to setup volunteer times. 

ALL DAY CAMP IS IMPORTANT TO A CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT BECAUSE…

 - Campers grow personally. They are given the chance to experience new things and interact with other children on a daily basis. - Campers learn new things. Whether it’s playing a new game, practicing an existing skill or developing their social skills, campers leave our camp having learned something they can remember for a lifetime.

 

Any questions concerning summer camp information can be emailed to studio@samfa.org.

 


 

Take a look at what we have done previous years at SAMFA camps  

Art Camp All Day 2016 Films

The summer of 2015 brought technology and water together @ SAMFA.

Art Camp All Day: Art Engineers; helped children 7-12 years old create and edit film using open Source Media.
These short films were entered into the 2015 Water Texas Film Contest in Austin that aims to find ways to raise awareness regarding the true value of our water sources.
 

  


Art Camp All Day 2015

The summer of 2015 brought technology and water together @ SAMFA.

Art Camp All Day: Art Engineers; helped children 7-12 years old create and edit film using open Source Media.
These short films were entered into the 2015 Water Texas Film Contest in Austin that aims to find ways to raise awareness regarding the true value of our water sources.

All videos entered in the contest were both filmed and edited by 7-12 year old campers at Art Camp All Day, with the assistance of camp instructors Brian Beck, Blanca Hernandez, and Jenny Combest.
Special Thanks to Brian Beck, creative Director of Open Source Initiatives and Co-founder of TexOS.

 

 

    

  Meet our summer staff!

 

 

More information on our different types of camps:  

Art of Nature (Ages 7-9) & Art of Nature (Ages 10-12) $75 registration fee
Explore the natural, artistic and scientific wonders in  San Angelo. Then create artworks inspired by nature.  Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For ages 7 through 12.

 

Art Camp All Day (Ages 7-9) & Art Camp All Day (Ages 10-12) $75 registration fee
Full day classes exploring the creative process and the museum’s collection! Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For ages 7 through 12 

 

Cooking Classes (Ages 10-15) $125 registration fee
Creating something healthy and delicious to eat is an art form! Register for half day classes taught by local baker, Brenda Wellen. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For ages 10 through 15. 

 

Art & Play Wednesdays (Ages 3-6) $10 registration fee per class
Join us every Wednesday for a creative play date! Stories, hands-on activities, and art projects. Classes are from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Preregistration is required. For ages 3 to 6 (Adult Companions required).