April 10, 2013

Summer Activity Guide: Arts

Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills

13303 W. Maple, Suite 143



Animal Academy: Animal Hand Art, get dirty transforming your hand into a dog, cat or sea turtle with paint. Then create a photographic scene with real animals. Aug. 1. Ages 9-13. Free.

Blue Swallowtail Studio

1712 W. Douglas



Art Camp, create items in fused glass and clay. Pick up projects later after firing. Limited enrollment. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 6-July 19, Ages 5-18, parents welcome.

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens

701 N. Amidon



Creative Craft Art Walk Series, guided walk through the Downing Children’s Garden to an art installation with information on the artist and medium. Each walk followed by a craft. Ages 5-12. June 4, Mr. Biggles the Garden Squirrel; June 18, Sunflower Fountain on the Plaza; June 25, Granddaddy’s Musical Maze; July 2, Boeing Monster Woods Tree Creatures; July 16, Granny Jean’s Fairy Glenn; July 23, Ant Hill Trail; July 30, Claosaurus Fossil Wall; Aug. 6, Salamander Stream. $10, members $8.

Composition: A Family Arts and Music Festival, two days of creativity in the gardens. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20, noon-4 p.m. July 21. $7 adults, $5 ages 3-12, members free.

Central Library

223 S. Main



How Rattlesnake Got His Rattle, animal folk stories from the Native American tradition, in conjunction with the American Indian Festival sponsored by the Mid-America All-Indian Center. 2:30-3 p.m. July 13. Ages 6 and up. Free.

Century II Expo Hall

225 W. Douglas



American Indian Festival, Mid-America All-Indian Center weekend of activities include a powwow, art market and educational programs with live animals, kid’s crafts and hands-on activities. July 13-14. All ages. $4 youth and elders, $5 adults.


334 N. Mead



Art Camps

Each camp includes a variety of art-specific projects and games, plus one or more trips to local museums or businesses. Sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 6-16, $150.

Silversmithing, includes a day at Old Cowtown Museum to learn about blacksmithing. June 3-7.

Drawing, includes a day at Cowtown to draw interpreters in 1800s garb and settings. June 10-14.

Ceramics, includes a day at the Mid-America All-Indian Center to learn about ceramics techniques of the American Indians. June 17-21.

Stonecarving, includes a day at Cowtown and a trip to the Museum of World Treasures to learn about art throughout history. June 24-28.

Painting, includes a trip to the Wichita Art Museum and a trip to visit galleries on Commerce Street. July 8-12.

Theater, includes a trip to Music Theatre for Young People, students will go to the Wichita Children’s Theatre. July 15-19.

Glass, includes a trip to Beadazzled boutique, which specializes in making glass jewelry. July 22-26.

Flight, includes a trip to the Kansas Aviation Museum. Students will have artwork featured in the 2013 Wichita Flight Festival on Sept. 28. July 29-Aug. 2.

Classes for Youth

Cartooning with Crowson, step-by-step approach to drawing cartoons, explores each element of the cartoon, including facial expressions, character development and drawing techniques. Ages 8-16. Mondays June 17-July 15, July 22-Aug. 12. $50.

Art Exploration, explore media, including painting, drawing, clay, metal and photography. Ages 6-15. Mondays June 10-July 8, July 15-Aug. 6. $50.

Youth Pottery, learn to use potter’s wheel to make a cup, bowl or plate. Supplies included. Ages 10-15. Thursdays June 13-Aug. 22, Saturdays June 15-Aug. 24. $140.

Teen Silversmithing, learn traditional metalsmithing techniques, including sawing, hammering and soldering. Mondays June 10-Aug. 19. Ages 13-16. $110.

Classes for Teens

Ages 13-16, $50.

Teen Drawing, experiment with drawing media and various techniques. Covers portraits, figure drawing, still life and drawing from imagination. Wednesdays June 12-July 10, July 17-Aug. 7.

Teen Photography, learn techniques, basic camera function and editing. Wednesdays June 12-26, Saturdays June 15-29.

Teen Painting, learn the basics of acrylic painting, design, balance and color. Thursdays June 13-July 11, July 18-Aug. 8.

Covenant Presbyterian Church

1750 N. Tyler Road



Kindermusik, developmentally specific educational programs with music focus. June 11-July 17. Newborn-age 3, $75. Ages 3-6, $55.

Imagine That Toys

2939 N Rock Road, No. 170



Fabulous Stepping Stones, create a garden stone from start to finish, decorate with hand print, name or colorful stones. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 29. All ages, $10.

Welcome to our Science Lab, science demonstrations using jelly ice crystals, marbles and jumbo jelly spheres. 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., June 12. Ages 5 and up, $7.

Watercolor Workshop, create painting with watercolor paper, gel stickers, watercolors and pencils. 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. June 5. Ages 6 and up, $5.

Thinking Putty and Tattoos, Too, play with putty and get a glimmer tattoo. 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. June 26. Ages 5 and up, $7.

Duct Tape Designs and Tattoos, Too, cover two cuff bracelets and a coin purse with duct tape. 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. July 3. Ages 7 and up, $7.

Pop-Up Poster, color four 3-D posters with markers, then pop-up animals. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 10. Ages 5 and up, $5.

Stained Glass Made Easy, create framed “stained glass” underwater scenes using a template and peel-and-press stickers. 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. July 17. Ages 6 and up, $7.

We Love Duct Tape, use paper tape and stickers on a ready-to-finish design. 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., July 24. Ages 4 and up, $5.

Volcano Madness, build and paint a volcano, then watch as they erupt. 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. July 31. Ages 5 and up, $10.

I Can Do It Prints, etch a design on foam rollers, then dip and paint to create a unique print. 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. Aug. 7. Ages 4 and up, $5.

Mid-America All-Indian Center

650 N. Seneca



American Indian Design Beaded Flip-Flop Class, meet local artist Patricia Bird and make beaded flip-flops with American Indian designs. 1-3 p.m. Friday. Grades K-12 with adult. $10 plus supplies.

Beginning Shawl Making Class, meet local Elder Sandra Hulsey and learn to applique and fringe a dance shawl. 1-3 p.m. May 11. Grades K-12 with adult. $10 plus supplies.

Beaded Feather Earring Class, local youth artist Catherine Sutton will teach how to make wire woven beaded earrings that look like small feathers. 1-3 p.m. June 1. Grades K-12 with adult, $10.

Beginning Clay Coil and Pinch Pot Sculpting Class, meet local Cherokee Elder Sheila Bazil and learn to create coil and pinch pots. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 1. Grades K-12 with adult, $20.

Beaded First Strawberry Barrette Class, learn the story of the first strawberry from Cherokee artist Michelle Sutton and create a beaded piece. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 8. Grades K-12 with adult, $15.

Musical Offerings

407 Osage Road, Derby



Music lessons, private and group lessons for all ages in brass, guitar, percussion, piano, strings, vocal and woodwinds. Summer classes for ages 0-5, $18-$22 per half hour.

Music Theatre for Young People

Century II, 225 W. Douglas



Theatre Adventures with Brothers Grimm Fairytales, learn ins and outs of theater arts, study Brothers Grimm stories including “Hansel and Gretel.” Students will be cast in production. June 17-21. Ages 6-15, $125.

Musical Theatre Camp: Alice in Wonderland, two-week camp about theater, music and dance, opportunity to perform in production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” July 15-26. Ages 8-18, $175.

Music Scene

546 N. Andover Road



Summer music classes, meet one hour a week for eight weeks and perform in July 27 concert. Band instruments, violin, guitar, voice, drum and rock jam classes taught by professional musicians. June 3-July 27. Ages 7-18, $95-$160.

Pixel Time at CityArts

334 N. Mead



Game Design Basics, create characters and make video games using the software GameMaker. Mondays-Thursdays June 3-13, July 8-18. Ages 9-15, $184.

Kids Click Photography, learn how to use a digital camera to take great photos. Mondays-Thursdays June 17-27. Ages 9-15, $92.

Photo Art, use photo editing software to add digital embellishments to photos, then print and frame them. June 24-27, July 29-Aug.1. Ages 9-15, $92.

Manga/Anime Style Drawing and Coloring Workshop, complete several projects that explore shapes, shading and colors used in Manga. June 17-20, 24-27. Ages 9-15, $144.

Markers and Papercraft Projects, build drawing and coloring skills while creating cards. July 8-11, 15-18. Ages 9-15, $144.

The Art Park

7230 E. 29th St N.



Monart Drawing Camps, learn to draw and paint in art camps or weekly classes. Camp themes: Legos, autos, animals, cooking. Supplies included. June 3-Aug. 14. Ages 3-adult, $90.

The Wichita Center for the Arts

9112 East Central



Contemporary Art Camp, visit three classrooms each day to create drawings, paintings, clay and multimedia. Learn about contemporary artists, color, composition, texture and more. June 10-14, July 8-12. Ages 6-11, $145. Members $130.

Grunge: Let’s Get Messy Art Camp, visit three classes each day to create drawings, paintings, clay and multimedia. Projects range from using recycled materials to using modern imagery. June 24-28, July 22-26. Ages 6-11, $145. Members $130.

Color Splash: Petite Art Camp, create drawings, paintings, clay and multimedia. Explore new art media each day, projects follow theme of the week. June 24-28. Ages 3-6, $145. Members $130.

Art Box: Petite Art Camp, create drawings, paintings, clay and multimedia. Explore a new art media each day, projects follow theme of the week. July 8-12. Ages 3-6, $145. Members $130.

Mini Masters: Petite Art Camp, create drawings, paintings, clay and multimedia. Explore a new art media each day, projects follow theme of the week. July 22-26. Ages 3-6, $145. Members $130.

Let’s Fly, work with paint, pencil, water media, pastel. Explore composition, shape, value, line, gesture, texture and perspective. June 15-Aug. 3. Ages 5-13, $85. Members $70.

Let’s Go to the Zoo, step-by-step drawing tutorials of zoo animals. June 15-Aug. 3. Ages 5-13, $85. Members $70.

Potter’s Wheel, learn throwing techniques and fundamentals of working with clay. Includes glazes, firings and the first 25 pounds of clay. Wednesdays June 5-July 31 or Saturdays June 8-Aug. 3. Ages 11-15, $90. Members $75.

Lets Get Messy with Clay, turn a lump of clay into three-dimensional animals, bowls, plates and more. Covers beginning concepts of ceramics. Saturdays June 8-Aug. 3. Ages 7-10, $75. Members $60.

Side by Side: Landscape, children and adults learn to make a landscape with solid colors, bold shapes and fingerprints. Materials provided. 1:30 p.m. June 15. Ages 3-10 plus adult, $45. Members $25.

Side by Side: Abstract, children and adults learn to make an abstract with colors by applying paint with hands, balloons, Bubble Wrap and sponges. Materials provided. 6:30 p.m. June 27. Ages 3-10 plus adult, $35. Members $25.

Side by Side: Cats and Dogs, children and adults learn techniques for creating a portrait of their pet on canvas. Materials provided. 6:30 p.m. July 11. Ages 3-10 plus adult, $35. Members $25.

Trinity Academy

12345 E. 21st St. North



Pottery on the Wheel, learn wheel-throwing glazing and finishing basics from instructor Stacey Wood. Materials provided, five students per class. 3, 4, 5, and 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays June 4-13. Ages 11-adult, $30.

Gelatin Printing and Collage Making, learn printmaking how to use a gelatin printing plate for various papers and fabrics, then assemble a collage. Materials provided. Instructor: Stacey Wood. 10 students per class. 1-1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays June 4-13. Ages 10-adult, $30.

Polyptych Painting, create a divided-panel Renaissance-style painting. Materials provided. Instructor: Stacey Wood. 12 students per class. 2-2:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays June 4-13. Ages 13-adult, $40.

Trinity Voice or Piano, one-on-one instruction with Michelle Henderson, Trinity’s head of vocal music. K-adult. By appointment. Tuition includes four 30-minute sessions. $70 per month.

Wichita Art Museum

1400 W. Museum Blvd.



Art Start, monthly themes explore making and meaning of art through visual arts activities that emphasize Kansas early-learning skills standards. Themes: Prairie Print Makers (May), Quilts from the Permanent Collection (June), Ray Turner, Population Portraits (July), Make a Puzzle from Your Artwork (August). Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. May 7-Aug. 27. Reservations required. Free for ages 3-5 plus adult. Museum admission for ages 6 and up.

Children’s Story Hour, reading of “Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt,” followed by art-making activity. 1 p.m. May 18. Free, story geared toward ages 6-12, activity all ages.

Family ArtVentures, monthly drop-in explorations with activity sheets that take you through the gallery and end up with a project in the art studio. All ages, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Themes: May 25, A Trip to Ancient Mexico; June 22, C.A. Seward and the Prairie Print Makers; July 27, Up-Close and Personal Portraits; Aug. 24, Take WAM Back to School. Free.

Hot Art for Cool Kids, workshops included self-directed gallery activities and an art-making activity in the art studio. For families with children ages 6-12 or supervised groups. 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays June 5-Aug. 2. Themes include 2D to 3D, watercolor painting, printmaking. Reservations required. Free.

Summer Birthday Bash, open-house celebration of museum’s 78th birthday with ice cream, music, art-making activities and more. 2-4 p.m. July 20.

Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center

201 Lulu



Summer Theatre Classes: Princess camp, Fairy Tale Theatre, Creative Dramatics, acting, play production performance. June 3-July 31. Ages 3½-14, $40 and up.

Dance classes: Ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, Zumba, Ages 3-adult. June-August, prices start at $40.

Picnic Theatre Shows: Cinderella, Hansel & Gretel, Peter Rabbit, June 3-July 31. $6 for cookie shows, $7.50 for pizza shows.

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