Art Camp 2008

The Museum of East Texas is delighted to announce that their 11th annual Art Camp begins next week. Classes are available for children ages four to fourteen weekly from June 9 until August 15, except for the week of July 4th. Sessions are offered in both the morning and afternoon. The morning session is from 9 a.m. until noon and the afternoon session is from 1 to 4 p.m.

Four and five-year-olds participate in MultiMedia. This three-hour class for the curious pre-K or kindergartner explores the fun of self-expression, introducing the formal elements of art through a variety of media and processes including: clay, collage, painting, drawing, and sculpture. The group will do as many

projects as possible, bringing home finished work each day.

Six-year-old campers are enrolled in ArtSmart. This three-hour class seeks to further nurture the seed of artistry planted in the budding first grade mind by honing introductory skills and developing a basic knowledge of the formal elements of art, incorporating them into a variety of projects from puppetry

and papier mâché to clay and drawing. Students will bring home finished work each day.

Students in the seven to fourteen year-old age group select two of four course offerings per session. Course offerings include acrylic painting, beads and knots, bookmaking, clay, drawing, expressive abstract painting, paper crafts, papermaking, pastels, photography, portraiture, printmaking, puppetry, sculpture, tempera batik, textile art, toys and dolls, and watercolor. Detailed course descriptions are available with registration materials.

The week of August 18-22 offers a class for three-year-olds and their parent, grandparent, or guardian. Participants in Wee Art will delight in this hour and a half morning class that begins the journey to discover the world of art through lines, shapes, textures, and colors. A snack period with stories and sing-alongs led by musician and instructor Shelley Anderson provides diversity for young attention spans. This class is from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Art Camp teachers are local and regional professional artists or art educators. Teachers this year include Shelley Anderson, Charlie Becker, Lara Bounds, Les Butler,  Richard Carnley, Holly Henderson, Laura Hudgins, Lisa Lalumandier, Melanie Moses, Harlan Neal, Linda Pinkston, Ann Reyes, Scott Runnels, Agnes Smith, Carolyn Spears, Jennifer Stover, Scott Strickland, Mimi Hoppe Wolf, and Ruby Woodard.

Course prices range from $30 to $55 per session and scholarships are available through the generosity of the Museum Guild from funds raised through their annual Festival of Trees and through private donations. To request a scholarship, please contact the Museum at (936) 639-4434.

Registration materials and course descriptions are available at You may also visit the Museum which is located at 503 North Second Street, Lufkin, TX  75901 or call the at 936.639.4434 for further information or to pick up registration materials.

About the Museum

The Museum of East Texas is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is education through exhibitions of art and history. The Museum is located at 503 N. Second Street in Lufkin, Texas. For general information, to schedule a docent-guided tour, or for facility rental information, call 936.639.4434. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Administrative offices are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free of charge.

Contact: J.P. McDonald, Executive Director, or Allyson Langston, Public Relations, Museum of East Texas, (936) 639-4434 or