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 will feature 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, July 1 – August 15.
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 best suits 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.     

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.

Week #1  Monday – Thursday, July 1 – 4:  Theme: Exploring Paper Craft 
During this fun-filled week of crafting with paper, students will explore origami, creating paper flower bouquets, hand-made cards, and more!

Week #2 Monday – Thursday, July 8 – 11.   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 #3 Monday – Thursday, July 15 – 18.  9AM til Noon:  Theme:  Builders 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 22 – 25.   9AM til Noon:  Theme: Pollywogs & Widgeons
In Collaboration with TOSS.
During this week of art making, we will use different mediums to learn about our beautiful Catawba River, its vast resources, and what it means to be good stewards.

Week #5 Monday – Thursday, July 29 – August 1.  9AM til Noon:  Theme: Part 2 –  Pollywogs & Widgeons
In Collaboration with TOSS.  
Fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals…trees, flowering wild plants and shrubs…Fauna and Fonta, anyone?  During week 2 we will use a variety of art mediums to learn about the marvelous life in and around the Catawba.

Week #6 Monday – Thursday, August 5 – 8.   9AM til Noon:  Theme:  Music Exploration

This week is all about enjoying the dynamics of music as an expressive art form.  We will touch on the fundamentals of music theory and build on the basics through the study of instruments. Let’s  have fun using our voices and bodies to make art!

Week #7 Monday – Thursday, August 12 – 15.   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 alongside them and learn about their creative process.