FAM 2019 Summer ArtAcademy
Workshops for Kids & Teens

Four weeks of week-long workshops 
June 17 to 28 and July 22 to August 2, 2019

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Students will explore the Elements of Art and how they apply to the Principles of Design through a variety of media in ALL of our workshops. For ages 8 to 17 unless otherwise noted.

ArtAcademy Workshops for 8 to 17-year-olds.

Half day:
     AM Session, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
     PM Session, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Full Day: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

WEEK 1 (June 17 to 21)

Be Inspired! (AM)
Each day come and explore a different master artist from Picasso to Kahlo and create works of art inspired by them.

Mixing It Up! (PM)
In this workshop students will explore printmaking, batik, origami, assemblage, and more using a variety of materials and fun techniques. You will only be limited by your imagination!


Stop-Motion Animation (AM)
Work as part of a team or on your own to create a story and an animated short film using drawing, painting, and 3-D objects and stop-motion animation techniques.

Comic Book Design (PM)
Learn the secrets of comic book design and story creation with comic book writer and artist, Nicolas Garza. In addition to working with Torrid and CK Comics, Nick works as a graphic designer. He has long been a lover of the c comic book genre and is excited to share that love and his knowledge with students.

WEEK 3 (July 22 to 26)

Collage It! (AM)
Taking inspiration from the FAM exhibition featuring collage artist Catie O’Leary, students will delve into creating 2-D art from discards, torn papers, and more.

Paint It! (PM)
Be inspired by four of our newest exhibitions that each reflect a different genre and different sort of painting technique.

WEEK 4 (July 29 to August 2)

Art in 3-D: Exploring Clay, Plaster, Wire, and More (AM)
Students will explore a variety of media in creating sculpture with clay, plaster, wire, and other materials.

Art in 3-D: Exploring Soft-Sculpture (PM)
Students will create sculptural works with fiber, paper, paint, and other found and natural elements.

For details and pricing, download our brochure by clicking here.
To download Registration Form, click here.

Plus new this summer:
Portfolio Prep Workshop for
art school/
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Questions?  Call or email, 559-441-4221 x 101

Why are FAM workshops extra special?
Our workshops are fun, lively, engaging and exciting.
  • The visual art workshops allow students to explore their inner creativity and meet other kids that share their passion for art.
  • Students have an opportunity to explore the art in our galleries as inspiration for their summer classes
  • We often bring in special guest artists to teach our summer classes. All of our own staff are professional teaching artists.
Our goal is to help every child be engaged and successful and to foster a love for the arts, learning, and discovery. Past workshops have received rave reviews from both parents and kids!

During the summer of 2014, students created Dominion Dance with SHINE!'s tony sanders and FAM art instructor Jaydee Pirtle. Students wrote, created props and costumes (some adapted from left-behind Trashique costumes), and performed. Click here to see the result.

See some of the student animation videos from summer 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2019 ArtAcademy

Our student muralists from the summer of 2017, taught by guest artist and educator Erik Gonzalez from the Urbanists Collective.