Youth Arts Camps

Mesa Arts Center's Art Studios programs regularly offer creative ways for school-age children to spend their school breaks with unique half-day weeklong camps or one-day engaging workshops, Mesa Arts Center youth camps and workshops provide quality art instruction to promote creative expression, self-confidence and learning!

 

 

Camp programming generously supported by the Nancy Wolter Scholarship Fund:

 

 

Mix It Up! Visual Arts Camp with Kristin Kleyer Mangum 

 

Mix It Up! Have fun creating, learning and mixing all of your favorite art techniques. Campers will learn painting, collage, drawing, printmaking, sewing, sculpture and mixed media. All materials provided and no experience necessary! Note: for youth with advanced skills or who have a wealth of experience in visual arts may request to be in Mix It Up II for older youth.

 

Mix It Up! Visual Arts Camp I for Youth | Ages 9-13 | 9-11 am | M-TH

Mar 9-12 | $90 | CYW20CMPKM001-01

 

Mix It Up: Visual Art Exploration II | Ages 13+ | 12-3pm | M-TH

Mar 9-12 | $120 | CYW20CMPKM002-01

 

Acting Camp with Taylor & Tony Moschetti

This weeklong acting camp allows youth to explore all elements of acting from audition to rehearsal to a final performance! Every child will have a speaking part in a play that the group will develop collectively. On day one, each student will be assigned a role in an original fantasy play full of larger-than-life mystical creatures dealing with relevant lessons to explore how we become something different than ourselves. Together, campers will rehearse and study they play bit-by-bit until the final day where family can join for the final performance!

 

Youth Acting Camp I | Ages 6-9 | 9am-12pm | M-F

Mar 9-13 | $150 |  CYW20CMPLP001-01

 

Mural Camp with Edgar Fernandez

This 5-day camp experience for teens will introduce students to the history of muralism and conclude with a large-scale group mural project! Learn to draw, paint and craft large-scale drawings and illustrations through various day to day projects. No experience necessary and all materials provided! Led by local mural artist and painter, Edgar Fernandez, who has created multiple murals throughout the Valley. 

  

Mural Camp for Teens  | Ages 14 - 18 | 1-4pm | M - F

March 9 - 13 | $170 | CYW20CMPEG001-01

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To browse all of the available classes and workshops available for youth, visit https://www.mesaartscenter.com/classes and select "Youth," "Class" or "Workshop" and the searchable art mediums in which you are interested. 

 

 Fusing: Tacky Characters with Troy Moody

This fun 4 hour class will guide students through creating their own original tack-fused glass creatures! All materials included for each attendee to create a free standing fused class figure. Project ideas include robots, animals, monsters or bugs!

  

Fusing: Tacky Characters | Ages 10+ | 1-3pm | Thurs

March 12 | $47.00 | CYW20GLTM008-01 

 

NEW! Intermediate Teen Drawing with Cheryl Berech

Graphic Arts

This course is designed for teen artists who are seeking instruction in intermediate to advance drawing. This course will cover traditional drawing methods and techniques including charcoal, proper drawing arm/hand techniques, contour drawing, geometric forms, chiaroscuro (light and dark), portraits (including sfumato - how to draw hair) and drapery. Students should come to call with some drawing experience. All materials are provided!

 

Intermediate Teen Drawing | Ages 14-18 | 1-4pm | Saturday

March 21 - May 9 | $150.00 | CYW20DPPCB001-01

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June 8 - 12

Acting Camp I  with Laughing Pig Theatre

Ages: 8-12

Time: 9am-12pm

Cost: $150

Students in this camp will participate in games and activities that will help them stretch their imaginations and develop public speaking abilities. On day one they will be assigned a role in an original fantasy play full of larger-than-life mystical creatures dealing with relevant lessons to explore how we become something different then ourselves. Together they will rehearse and study the play bit by bit until the final day when it will be performed for family and friends.

 

June 8 - 12

Acting Camp II with Laughing Pig Theatre

Ages: 13-16

Time: 1-4pm

Cost: $150

Students will immerse themselves in a professional rehearsal process for a fun and fast-paced look into the life of an actor. They will receive an original comedic script satirizing daily teen life to demonstrate how we use personal experience in acting. Then the week begins by learning how to prepare for an audition before roles are cast, lines are learned, scenes are blocked, characters are developed, and direction is applied culminating in a fully-realized performance for family and friends. In between, students learn improv games and exercises to develop their skills in front of an audience.

 

June 15 - 19

Mix It Up Visual Arts Camp with Kristin Kleyer Mangum

Ages: 8-12

Time: 9am-11am

Cost: $90

Mix it up! Have fun creating, learning and mixing all of your favorite art techniques. Campers will learn painting, collage, drawing, printmaking, sewing, sculpture and mixed media. All materials provided and no experience necessary! Note: For youth with advanced skills or who have a wealth of experience in visual arts may request to be in Mix It Up II for older kids.

 

June 15 - 19

Mix It Up Visual Arts Camp II for Teens with Kristin Kleyer Mangum

Ages: 13 - 16

Time: 12-3pm

Cost: $120

Mix it up! Have fun creating, learning and mixing all of your favorite art techniques. Campers will learn painting, collage, drawing, printmaking, sewing, sculpture and mixed media. All materials provided and no experience necessary!

 

June 16 - June 30 (2 weeks, Tues-Thurs)

Ceramics Camp with Darshana Patel

Ages: 8-12

Time: 10am-12pm

Cost: $180.00

In this ceramic summer camp, kids will get their hands dirty while experiencing the adventure of working with clay. They will enjoy hands on projects that guide them through the basics of hand building, texture, glaze and much more! Kids are encouraged to get creative as they make projects such as masks, totems, wind chimes and more.  

 

July 6-10

Mix It Up Visual Arts Camp with Kristin Kleyer Mangum

Ages: 8-12

Time: 9am-11am

Cost: $90

Mix it up! Have fun creating, learning and mixing all of your favorite art techniques. Campers will learn painting, collage, drawing, printmaking, sewing, sculpture and mixed media. All materials provided and no experience necessary! Note: For youth with advanced skills or who have a wealth of experience in visual arts may request to be in Mix It Up II for older kids.

 

July 6-10

Mix It Up Visual Arts Camp II for Teens with Kristin Kleyer Mangum

Ages: 13 - 16

Time: 12-3pm

Cost: $120

Mix it up! Have fun creating, learning and mixing all of your favorite art techniques. Campers will learn painting, collage, drawing, printmaking, sewing, sculpture and mixed media. All materials provided and no experience necessary!

 

July 13 - 17

Jewelry Camp with Ingrid Donaldson

Ages: 13+

Time: 11am-2pm

Cost: $180.00

 

July 20-24

Teen Photo Intensive with Michael Healy

Ages: 14+

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: $140

Teen Photo Intensive is a weeklong introduction to the process of black and white photography. Students will be provided with a 35 mm camera to  use and will learn to take photos and process the film. Students will also print photograms, print from film negatives and matt and frame their final projects by the end of the week. No experience necessary!