LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - It's officially summer, which means hundreds of East Texas parents are looking for some summer-time activities for their kids. The Museum of East Texas has an art camp that could get those creative juices flowing.
"Art camp is the best one ever," art camp student, Lucy Langston said.
"It's a good chance for kids to learn how to express themselves," said Jordan Dean, the curator of education. "Many kids don't have that opportunity throughout the year."
From photography to expressive painting, this summer camp covers a wide range of art styles and techniques.
It also brings kids of different backgrounds and areas together for the first time.
"You just have a lot of fun," said 8th grade summer camp student Jackson Boles. "You make really good friends that you never would've made pretty much anywhere else."
"It helps you make friends over the summer," said 7th grade art camp student, Regina Alexander.
For those kids who are shy, this summer art camp helps them learn to paint outside of their comfort zone.
"We had some kids come, and they're a little bit shy," Dean said. "It's been lovely to see how the other kids surround them with encouragement."
"The best part is making friends," said art camp student Khadeii Win. "It's fun making friends, but it might be a little nerve racking."
Although this camp focuses on art, organizers said students are given the fundamentals to jump start any career.
"This program is not just important as far as art, but it's for them to have resources that they can use later on in life," said Jessica Chaney, an art teacher at the camp, said.
"You're basically developing skills for a career you want later," Boles said.
The Art camp continues throughout the summer for more details visit metlufkin.org.