The countdown to summer is on, and now is the time to plan to make it a summer of fun for your children. There is no better way than to stimulate their creativity with exciting sessions at Summer ArtVentures Camp for Creative Kids at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET). This year’s line-up of week-long, half-day workshops, from June 16 through July 18, is more exciting than ever, with printmaking, 3-dimensional sculpture, drawing, painting and much more, all taught by professional artists.

ArtVentures is offered Monday through Friday with two workshops per day: morning classes are from 9:00 a.m. to noon; afternoons are 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children ages 4-14 choose from many class options for a high quality, intensive art education experience. All courses are taught by professional artists, and the participants work closely with these respected artists in a variety of mediums.

Campers are divided into three age groups, with each course designed for age-appropriate art activities:

  • ·         Young ArtVenturers – children ages 4-7 – will have the opportunity to sample clay, paint, printmaking, and colored pens and pencils through simplified projects formatted for their age group.  These classes will be augmented with story times (using art-related stories) and outdoor activities.
  • ·         ArtVenturers – children ages 8-11 – have many exciting courses to choose from including clay making, drawing, sculpture, painting and “iPad”ian Artistry.
  • ·         TeenVentures in Art – Keep your teens active and engaged in making art, a valuable life skill. TeenVentures in Art is a special week, June 30 – July 3, just for 12 to 14-year-olds interested in exploring new and original techniques of creating three-dimensional clay artwork and printmaking.  The courses will allow the aspiring artists to explore techniques from professional artists in those areas.

“Summer ArtVentures is a great opportunity for kids and teens interested in art to learn from professional artists while making their own artwork to show off to their parents,” said AMSET Curator of Education/Programs, Christle Feagin.

The cost for Summer ArtVentures is $75 for members, $135 for non-members for the first child’s first class, $75 for each additional child and then $70 for each additional class. The non-member fee includes a one-year family membership.  Scholarships are also available.

A complete course description list and registration forms can be found online at or by calling 409-832-3432.

Through unique collections, exhibitions, public programs and outreach in the visual arts, the mission of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas is to provide education, inspiration and creative vision throughout Southeast Texas.