School Break Camps

Mesa Arts Center's Art Studios programs regularly offer creative ways for school-age children to spend their school breaks--from half- to full-day and week-long arts experiences, the Art Studios teachers devise inventive and engaging workshops, activities and more that range from an introduction to total immersion in a variety of art mediums. 


Spring 2019 camp options coming soon! Interested in receiving more information as it becomes available? Submit your email address for updates, here


This 5-day workshop will offer an introduction to muralism, focusing on basic components of the art-making process and result in a collaborative group mural. Students will learn the history of muralism along with the basic principles of composition & design. During the workshop their knowledge will be scaffolded through different mediums including drawing, collaging, painting, stencil-making, and spray-painting.  


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Fashion Camp will expose students to different aspects of what it means to be a fashion designer. During this five day camp, students will explore drawing from a fashion model, redesigning/upcycling clothing and create new pieces of clothing. Students will be shown how to sketch, cut, sew and redesign clothing. Supplies provided by MAC. Students can choose to bring in their own clothing or fabric that they will to redesign.


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Enjoy this weeklong theater immersive experience in Actors Toolbox, part of a collaboration between Southwest Shakespeare and Mesa Arts Center Studios. Each day will focus on building specific acting skills through scene study, group exercises, play, and observation. Gain confidence in yourself and skills to add to your acting toolbox.


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In this one day workshop, students will learn how to make sheets of paper from recycled material. Students will learn how to make quality sheets of paper in a “DIY” type of process. Students will learn a variety of hand-papermaking methods including sheet formation, decorative sheet formation, and pulp painting techniques. Participants will be able to make as many sheets as possible during the duration of the workshop. 


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Multiple dates available!

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Students will learn to melt rods of colored soda-lime glass around a steel rod to create colorful glass beads. Students will return another day (TBD) to pick up and clean their projects after they have been kiln-annealed. Materials included. Please wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long hair tied back. Bring drinking water. Snacks are allowed. Please leave telephone and email address when registering. 

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