Summer Camps 2021 

 More information soon....


Art of Nature 2020

The Art of Nature camps were inspired by the need for increased outdoor experiences for our children. “Nature Deficit Disorder” is a phrase coined by author Richard Louv and refers to the fact that children today spend more and more time indoors and therefore have less of a concept of their natural surroundings and the importance of caring for our earth.

For the Safety of our Campers, we have decided to move content from our June Camps to an online format in 2020, available completely free to everyone! including free take - home art packets, live classes, demos and more! 

Check back for more info on June Summer Camps, and follow us on social media for updates.


Art & Play Wednesday 2020

Art and Play Wednesday is the perfect class to dip your child’s toes in art. The classes are one hour long on Wednesdays in the summer.  Guided by a certified educator, kids and their adult playmates explore the gallery and then create a fun artwork in the museum’s Education Studio. Art and Play Wednesday helps kids be comfortable in the museum galleries and inspires budding artists. We require one adult per student to help us make the adventure safe and fun. (3-6 year olds with an adult companion)


As of May 1st, 2020 Art and Play dates in June are unavailable for registration. please check back for more information on FREE online content available for the month of June. Registration for Regularly scheduled July Summer camps will be open on May 9th at 10 am on this page. 


June 3rd Eye Spy

One of the most important things to bring with you to an art museum are your eyes! They help you see the art. Get a good look at some eye-catching art while playing I Spy and creating something new.


June 10th Art Detectives

Help solve a real museum mystery! Who stole the Mona Lisa? Was it you? Learn about the most famous painting in the world while exploring the museum’s galleries.


June 17th Bark Art

Have you ever wondered what a dog would say if they could talk? Join us for a tour from a dog’s point of view. Visit the museum’s galleries with special guest tour guide, Bucky the Therapy Dog and then create your own doggone artwork.


June 24th LINE Monsters

Line is one of the most important elements of art. Zip, zag and wiggle your eyes around the galleries and then create MONSTER full of lines in the Education Studio. 


July 8th Waterlily

Learn about the Famous artist Claude Monet who used sunlight and colors to paint the world. Study the lily pads located on the museum’s grounds and then use your imagination to create your own.


July 15th Build It Big!

Learn all about the museum’s unusual architecture and the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects who FAMOUSLY dressed as buildings they had designed. Then build your own sky-line hat for all to see!


July 22nd Lone Star State Sculptures

Check out the museum’s new exhibit full of sculptures made by Texas artist. Create a BIG and BRIGHT, deep in the Heart of Texas sculpture to take home.


July 29th Art You Can (Almost) Eat

Play a Seek and Find game through the galleries finding all the artwork with food in it. Make some delicious looking art based off Pop Art masters.

Art Camp All Day

Art Camp All Day is the best way to trick kids into learning while having fun. Campers explore the museum’s collection with behind the scene tours, meet local artist while participating in workshops and even learn how to create and edit using various technology platforms. This summer kids will get introduced to the museum’s 3D printer. If your kid likes to create or play, this is the camp for them!

July 6-10 (7 – 12 year olds)

Investigate how to make art just like a REAL studio artist while exploring SAMFA’s summer exhibits! Campers will enjoy making short films, visiting with local artists and playing with the museum’s 3d printer!



Learn how to make, bake and turn cookies into art! Each workshop will cover a different style and cookie pattern. Depending on availability you can register for 1 or all 3 workshops. This program is in partnership with Pop of Color located at 602 Orient Street. (8-15 year olds)

Each day is an individual workshop, register per workshop:

Monday July 13th, Wednesday July 15th, and/or Friday July 17th 


NEW PROGRAM: Olé and Play

Interested in your child becoming bilingual? Join us this summer for our new introduction to Spanish language and culture this summer at SAMFA. Instructor Karen Cody is a Professor of French and Spanish Linguistics at Angelo State University. Enjoy snacks, games music and resources to continue bilingual studies at home.

Week 1: 3-6 year olds with an adult companion, evening course

Monday July 20th, Wednesday July 22nd and Friday July 24th


Week 2: 7-10 year olds, no adults required, evening course

Monday July 27th, Wednesday July 29th and Friday July 31st


NEW PROGRAM: Artist Workshops

Have your child work with a local artist in a studio setting. Each workshop will dive deep into the style and medium of the local artist. Kids will be able to explore specific types of art and work one-on-one with participating artists as they develop their own style and work ethic. Instructors are also Texas certified art educators. Due to the success of SAMFA’s Spring Break Artist Workshops we are offering more classes with different projects in the summer of 2020.

Painting and Drawing with Hollie Garza:

Monday July 20th Ages 7-10

Monday July 27th Ages 11-15


Clay with Joe Morgan:

Tuesday July 21st Ages 7-10

Tuesday July 28th Ages 11-15 


Paper Samples of Camp Registration forms 

Art of Nature Ages 7-9

Art of Nature Ages 10-12

Art Camp All Day 

Cooking Camp

Art & Play Wednesday 


(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



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. 



















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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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. 


 - 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



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).