Greenwood’s summer art camp hosted by the Center For Art & Education (CEA) will be held at East Pointe Elementary this year. "Art in Motion" is the theme for the Wonderful World of Art Camp. Through "Art in Motion" campers will learn about the science of kinetic energy. They will learn that harnessing natural elements such as motion, air, and light can create a wondrous work of art. The mechanics of building and layering objects to create art will be taught by creating a pinwheel and a hand-crafted book. According to Joyce Bowman, Program Coordinator, we will create a fun abstract painting as we move to the music and learn about the Banyan Tree as we study positive and negative space.

Families are encouraged to sign-up early so they don’t miss an opportunity to attend this exciting program. A morning (9 a.m. to 12 noon) and afternoon (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) session will be offered in Greenwood. The cost is only $20.00 for the week. Sponsors help keep the cost down so that more children can attend camp. This year’s sponsors include the Fiori Family Charitable Fund, Citizens Bank & Trust and Generations Bank. CAE provides professional staff and an art educator at each camp to help your child experience a wide variety of art techniques and media. Your child will receive individual attention and encouragement throughout the program.

Other art camps being offer include a WeeDraw program. This camp is for children ages 3 to 6 years old. Children will discover the preschool elements of art – color, line, shape and texture. Children will paint, draw, work with clay and other art media as they develop important fine motor skills. WeeDraw will take place at CAE, 104 North 13th Street, Van Buren on June 6-10 starting at 10:30 a.m. and at Brick City Emporium, 3215 South 74th Street, Fort Smith on June 13-17 starting at 10:30 a.m. This program is only one hour and parents must stay with child during the program.

In July, we are offering an exciting new program called "The Art of Tinkering," this trending new art form uses technology and engineering to build amazing art. Mary Overton, an artist from West Fork, AR will teach tinkering, a whimsical interesting world of taking things apart, exploring tools and non-traditional materials. Campers will be introduced to the art that’s part science and part technology. Get hands-on experiences with soft circuits as you build your own world. Campers will learn new skills as they build structures with non-traditional art materials.

Art-A-Rama also takes place in July with even more day camps being offered at CAE and Brick City Emporium. Cartooning, Painting, Mixed Media and 3 Dimensional art will be offered in the morning at CAE’s studio (10 a.m. to 12 p.m) and at Brick City Emporium in the afternoon (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) For more information about all the camps visit our website. www.art-ed.org

To sign-up for art camp call 479-474-7767, and then visit our website at www.art-ed.org to fill out a registration form and send it in with your payment.