The Burke Arts Council has recruited incredible artists and art teachers from across western North Carolina to offer your kids a fabulous summer art camp experience!  Each week features a different theme; each day a different art form.  We will have a blast learning new skills and making new friends to create lasting, super fun learning experiences through the arts.

When:  The art camps are held each week, Monday thru Thursday, June 25 – August 16.
Four class sessions are Monday thru Thursday, 9AM – Noon.  (Campers must register for the whole week, Monday-Thursday).

.Where:  Campers will meet at the Burke Arts Council 115 E Meeting Street in downtown Morganton.

Ages:  This program is for kids 6 – 12 years.  

Cost:  Four classes, Monday – Thursday.  $55 per week for Burke Arts Council members/ $60 for Non Members.
A $25 deposit is due upon registration to hold a spot.  (Register below).     

Awards and Waivers:  Siblings receive 10% discount after first child.  Sign up for three weeks and receive one free week.  Tuition waivers are available for qualifying families.

What to Bring, What to Wear:  Campers should wear clothes (and shoes) they are comfortable getting dirty.
A snack will be provided but campers are welcome to bring something extra.

Complete the form below or call the Burke Arts Council to register, 828–433-7282.  Classes fill up quickly – so register early !

You will be notified 2 days in advance of the session if minimum enrollment is not met and camp needs to be canceled.

Week #1  Monday – Thursday, June 25 – 28.  9AM til Noon
Theme: Welcome to the Third Dimension
For all the astronaut wannabes, the sheet-fort makers, and playhouse designers: this week is for you. We will be exploring the world of 3-D art with hammers and nails, mortar and mosaics, wire and mesh. Bring your wildest imaginations this week on the frontier of the Third Dimension.

Week #2 Monday – Thursday, July 2 – 5.   9AM til Noon
Theme: Fables, Folktales, Fairies, and Fiction!
Have an insatiable reader?  A comic book connoisseur?  There is nothing quite as interesting as fables and folktales and this week we will be using stories as our guide. Join us in creating, exploring, and illustrating the stories we love.  We might even be making up a few stories of our own.

Week #3 Monday – Thursday, July 9 – 12.   9AM til Noon
Theme:  Builder’s Building
Building, drawing, constructing, and making designs… Tackle a tall stack, master a maze, build a broad bridge.  These are only a few of the fun endeavors we will be tackling this week!

Week #4 Monday – Thursday, July 16 – 19.   9AM til Noon
Theme: A Fling with Fibers

Dyeing, weaving, sewing, felting, we like to honor the tradition of fiber artists from around the world, as well as in our own community.  In this week of fantastic fiber art, we will explore some of these processes. Prepare to be amazed!

Week #5 Monday – Thursday, July 23 – 26.   9AM til Noon
Theme: The Earth Works: Eco- Art
We love spending time outdoors making art.  The great outdoors provides vast materials and inspiration for art making.  Prepare to explore and spend time in the woods as we gather and create projects using natural materials.

Week #6 Monday – Thursday, July 30 – August 2.   9AM til Noon
Theme: Re+imaged: Trash and Treasure
You may have heard of up-cycled art but during this week we start with the premise that all materials are on an equal footing.  Every man’s trash is every man’s treasure.  Enter the world of recycled art: Where boring everyday objects become a masterpiece.

Week #7 Monday – Thursday, August 6 – 9.   9AM til Noon
Theme: Art Town: Downtown Studio Tour
Get a peek into the creative spaces of the artists that work in downtown Morganton!  These artists invite us to join them for a morning to work along side of them and learn about their creative process.

Week #8 Monday – Thursday, August 13 – 16.   9AM til Noon
Theme: Art of the WORLD
Follow us from nation to nation as we learn about rich traditions of art around the world. We will be making projects inspired by the pottery of China, basket weavers of Africa, aboriginal painters of Australia, Samoan Tapa Cloth, and the weavers of South and Central America.