Entering through the doors to the enchanting Art Station is like a visit to the atelier of a famous artist. There are tall shelves full of mysterious supplies, large work tables, open space and lots of light. Art Central's creative learning center is a nonprofit visual arts school in the heart of Bend for all ages, and the upcoming four-day summer camps look so intriguing.
Star Wars, ages 9 to 12
This is a Monday through Thursday class held from June 20 to 23, that runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Young Jedis will have fun with design and build projects in this arts and engineering camp.
Clay Robots, ages 6 to 9, and ages 9 to 13
This camp is a chance to work with clay. Session 1 is for ages 6 to 9, June 20 to 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. Session 2 is for ages 9 to 13 and runs June 27 to 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Watercolor Wonders, ages 9 to 12
For young painters, this class explores watercolor techniques and advanced steps such as glazing and multimedia collage. June 27 to 30, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Drawing, ages 9 to 12
This is a classic charcoal drawing course from July 5 to 7, for young artists to learn observation, value, shading and blending techniques that will take drawing skills to a new level.
Sculpture, ages 9 to 12
Also from July 5 to 7, 9 a.m. to noon, students enrolled in the Paper Mobiles & Sculptures class will create brightly colored papers and then turn these into mobiles and sculptures.
Clay Pirate Bounty, ages 6 to 9
Kids will create coins, treasure chests, parrots, and even skulls and crossbones from clay. Hand-building basics taught, as well as glazing.
Art Station has many more camps and classes throughout the summer for kids, including acrylic painting, comic book arts, outdoor drawing, paper mache critters and more.
Art Station Summer Camps
313 Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend
$75 to $115