The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents three visual art camps during July at the Newport Visual Arts Center. 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 VAC. Each camp also includes outdoor adventures in Newport’s historic Nye Beach neighborhood. Each camp is designed for particular age-groups (see below), and camp fees include all materials, snacks and a customized art camp T-shirt.
Instructor Jackie Wygant teaches the third of these for students aged 6 to 8 years, Document Your Adventure, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon July 29-August 1. Campers make a treasure box and accordion book while learning about texture, color and shape. Activities include paper marbling, paste paper painting, bubble printing and collage. Registration fee is $140; students should bring brown-bag lunches; class size is limited to 15.