Art Camps


Northwestern_State_University_of_LouisianaNorthwestern State University will offer two sessions of Art Fundamentals Summer Camp for youngsters this summer, medical as well as the Visual Arts Academy for teens. The School of Creative and Performing Arts’ Department of Fine and Graphic Art is hosting the camps.

“Art and the Written Word” will be offered June 10-14 for children ages 5-11.  Organizers have partnered with faculty in the Department of Language and Communication to help campers explore how words can inspire art and be used as elements in art and design.  Participants will work with clay, cialis papier mache, online jewelry, paint and more.

“Medieval Times,” offered June 17-21 for children ages 5-11, will offer crafts that reflect ancient techniques such as ceramics, beadwork, mask-making, illuminated manuscripts, scrolls and leatherwork.

Times for both sessions will be 1-5 p.m.  Classes will take place in Room 205 of the NSU Art Department. Students can be dropped off as early as 12:30 p.m. and picked up as late as 5:30 p.m.  Early drop-offs may bring their own lunches.  Tuition cost is $145 for each weeklong session, and includes a snack and all materials.  A sibling discount of $10 per sibling is available.  There is also a $10 discount for attending both sessions.

This year’s Visual Arts Academy for students age 12-17 will focus on sculpture and 3-D design.  The all-day camp will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 15-19.  Students may arrive as early as 8 a.m. and bring their own breakfast and can be picked up as late as 5:30 p.m.  Students should bring sack lunches.  Tuition is $222 with a sibling discount available.  Instructors will be Amanda Roe, from the Louisiana School of Math, Science and the Arts, and Annabel Jones, artist and graduate assistant in NSU’s Department of Fine and Graphic Art.

For more information, contact Leslie Gregory Gruesbeck at (318) 357-5476 or e-mail