Summer Camps

Animation Creation Summer Camp | June 19-23, 2017

Animation Creation is a week-long day camp for students in middle school and high school (grades 7-12.) Students will use facilities in the Department of Art and work with professional artists to develop their creativity. The day camp is divided into morning and afternoon sessions. In the morning, students focus on drawing skills and in the afternoon they make animations in the computer lab. Students will learn drawing techniques, the principles of animation, they will make drawings talk, and experiment with pixilation and stop motion. All the tools and supplies will be provided.

Camp is 8-5 daily. Cost per camper is $300. 

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Art on the Edge | July 17-21, 2017


Art on the Edge is a week-long day camp for students grades 7-12. The 2017 theme, “EARTH”, will investigate real world issues allowing campers to develop thoughtful artistic responses. This fun packed week will offer many opportunities to explore through creative writing and visual art.  Final projects will be showcased in a printed anthology as well as a special reception in the WASH facility at the end of the week. The camp will be led by SHSU faculty members, Professor Edie Wells of the Department of Art, and Dr. Rebecca Wentworth of the College of Education. This is an 8am-5pm day camp, Monday - Friday. Snacks, lunches, and all materials will be provided.



Art Educators’ Summer Studio Intensive | July 9-13, 2017

Studio Intensive Collage

The SHSU Art Educators' Summer Studio Intensive, from Sunday, July 9 through Thursday, July 13, offers a unique opportunity for art educators to nurture and feed their inner artist. The retreat style workshop aims to re-energize educators in their own creative practice while introducing ideas, materials, and inspiration to take back to their classrooms.  The intensive will be led by Cynthia Reid and Edie Wells, Department of Art, Sam Houston State University.

Participants will stay on campus and all lunches are provided.  Participants are on their own for dinners;  suggestions will be provided for Huntsville eateries.  All materials will be provided, and extended hours for access to campus studio space will be available.

Each day will feature an introduction to a particular medium, with demonstrations of specific techniques, projects, and ideas for further exploration that can be used by the teacher as artist, as well as with students. A notebook chock full of hand outs, lesson plans, resources, and supplementary materials will be provided.  The proposed topics include Watercolor Techniques;  Expression in Textiles; and Approaches to Mixed Media and Collage. Writing activities, guest speakers, videos, and artist presentations will supplement the studio activities, as well as tours of some of Huntsville’s most interesting places.

There will be ample opportunities to share ideas with like-minded professionals, and keep the dialogue going through social media once the workshop has ended.  The week will culminate with an exhibit of the work of the participants attended by the public.  This workshop is suitable for art teachers of all levels and in all situations.

Cost per camper $395


Department of Art PO Box 2089, Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX 77341-2089 Phone: 936.294.4311