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Summer Camps

Animation Creation Summer Camp

Please check back for information about next year's camp.

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, they make animations in the computer lab, and in the afternoon, students focus on drawing skills. Students will learn the principles of animation and will experiment with various digital and hands-on techniques in the creation of 2D animation. All the tools and supplies will be provided.

For more information about Department of Art Summer Camps contact Kate Duke: kld076@SHSU.EDU .


Art Educators' Summer Studio Intensive

June 16 - 20, 2024

The Summer Studio 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 is led by Cynthia Reid and Edie Wells, Department of Art faculty at Sam Houston State University.

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

Each day features 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 of hand outs, lesson plans, resources, and supplementary materials is provided. Both 2D and 3D projects are featured. Writing activities, guest speakers, videos, and artist presentations supplement the studio activities, as well as tours of some of Huntsville’s most interesting places.

There are ample opportunities to share ideas with like-minded professionals, and keep the dialogue going through social media once the workshop has ended. The week culminates 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.

For more information about Department of Art Summer Camps contact Kate Duke: