TAM plans summer art program

Published 11:24 am Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Texas Artists Museum holds a summer art program each year in July for children ages 6 through 12. We call this program Art Smart and the students who attend not only learn to draw and paint, but also learn about different cultures and make their own creative artwork.

Art Smart this year will be held from July 13th through the 17th, Monday through Friday, for the first week, from 9 am until 12 pm, and the theme is called “A Shore Thing”.  It will be focused on beaches and lighthouses in this area and other places.

The second week will be July 20th through the 24th, Monday through Friday, 9 am until 12 pm, and the theme is “Carnival of Fun”. The emphasis will be on Mardi Gras and the carnival in Rio De Janerio, with projects of clay, stepping stones, crosses, paper mache’ masks, mariachis, and jewelry with plenty of beaded projects.

This year we have added a fun project called “Kids in the Kitchen” where the students will be able to make their own snacks in supervised groups. A high emphasis will be on kitchen safety, preparation, and cleanup.

For more information please contact the Texas Artists Museum, located at 3501 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur, near the Bob Bower’s Civic Center. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from Noon till 4 pm, and the telephone number is 409-983-4881. The museum website is www.texasartistmuseum.org.