Summer Eco-Art Camps
Art and science integration to inspire and educate
Come Explore, Create, and Observe with Artist Boat’s Eco-Art Camp!
Art meets science in Artist Boat’s 2023 Summer camp sessions! Campers will experience true science and art enrichment with the creation of Eco-Art and exploration of Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve. Each camper will create high quality art projects and explore like a young naturalist. Each week is a different theme. Come for one or come for all!
What to Bring
Be prepared to spend all day outside!
We will be spending all 7 hours of camp in a non-climate controlled barn and outside. Please have your camper dressed appropriately for the weather.
What to bring:
- Show up wearing shoes for walking outside. NO Flip flops, Crocs, or Rainboots!
- Bring at least 64 oz. of drinking water, lunch, and snacks, NO sodas
- Signed waiver
Health & Safety
Registration Now Open!
Summer Eco-Art Camp 2023
Space is Limited to 12 Students!
Summer Eco-Art Camp Dates:
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily
May 29 – June 2, 2023: Whale of a Time
We whaley hope your kids will join us to discover new things about the gentle giants of the Gulf of Mexico. Campers will create an acrylic painting on canvas, an ink monoprinting, and build a whale tail out of clay!
June 5 – 9, 2022: Watch it Bloom!
There are so many bright colorful blooms to discover on land and sea! Students will learn about flowers on the prairie, corals in the ocean and make colorful, blooming projects of their own!
June 12 – 16, 2023: Keep Our Seas Plastic Free
Marine Debris is one of the biggest problems our world’s oceans are facing today! Students will beautify a bucket for Galveston beaches and participate in a marine debris art contest.
June 19 – 23, 2023: Big Birding Adventure
We’ll provide the binoculars. There is no shortage of birds to see here and participants will explore and paint like John James Audubon. Students will bring home a bird portrait painting and a birdhouse.
June 26 – 30, 2023: Fun Fishing Adventure
Spend the week fishing with us! We will learn different fishing techniques like how to seine, throw a cast net, and go crabbing! Students will also learn the ancient art of fish printing and dissecting a perch.
July 3 – 7, 2023: Paint Like Van Gogh
Van Gogh is famous for his plein air landscape paintings. Students will get to learn more about the famous artist, and experience the joys of painting landscapes outdoors and making nature journals.
July 10 – 14, 2023: Big Bug Week
They may be small, but they are mighty fun. That’s right, we love learning about the bugs on the prairie! We will spend the week catching these creatures and learning about why they are so important. Students will bring home a bug house and bug sculpture of their very own!
July 17 – 21, 2023: Shark Tales
CHOMP! Your kids can learn more about these misunderstood creatures that lurk in the Gulf of Mexico through a Dogfish Shark dissection! Kids will come home with a plaster-sculpted shark head and some clay shark teeth.
July 24 – 28, 2023: Turtle Time
Bring your children to have a turtley awesome time learning about the life of the turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. Campers get to sculpt a clay coral reef, create a tissue paper turtle shell mosaic, and build a jellyfish in a bottle!
July 31 – August 4, 2023: Under the Microscope
Come learn about the unique microscopic world just beneath our nose! Campers will get hands-on experience using microscopes and learning the different functions, as well as get the chance to create their very own clay plant or animal cell.
August 7 – 11, 2023: Gulf of Mexico Mania
There are so many fun creatures to learn about that live in the Gulf of Mexico. Sharks and whales, jellyfish, and turtles, and so much more! Students will learn all about the creatures of the Gulf and bring home a painted portrait of a native species.
Due to the nature of Artist Boat’s new camp curriculum, the current Eco-Art Camps are open to students ages 5-10 years. Each camp session is limited to 12 campers.
Price: $375 for a week-long session.
Registration required. Click any registration button to sign up.