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Posted April 16, 2015 in Ankeny, Community Web Exclusives

The Ankeny Art Center offers week long art camps for students K-4th grade and 5-8th grade. Our classes provide students with hands-on experience in a variety of materials. In addition to learning art techniques, our classes provide opportunities for students to improve interpersonal, problem-solving, and team-related skills. Lessons are designed to encourage creativity and promote individuals expression. Lessons are changed every week allowing students to make new art and mater a skill.  All supplies are provided!  All classes require a minimum of 4 students.

NEW- This year we will also be offering week end classes for students that are busy during the week. Please visit for more information.

June 9- June 12

June 16- June 19

July 7- July 10

July 14- July 17

Art Exploration-This is a project based class; children will use a variety of media in 2D and 3D. They will explore art techniques and traditions, giving them a solid base for branching out in their artistic pursuits.

Drawing Camps- Learn the mechanics of drawing to develop one-of-a-kind artwork. Students will discover artistic styles, drawing tools, and special techniques as they develop their unique creations.

Pottery Hand-building- In this project based class, children will learn a variety of hand-building techniques to create with clay. Students explore sculpture and glazing, as well as making functional pottery.

(5-8 grade) Pottery Wheel- Students will learn the basics of working in the wheel including: wedging, centering, and creating a bowl as well as other creative projects.

! Fees for classes are $50, all materials included! A 20% discount is available on all classes with a family membership of $50. The membership entitles you to a 20% discount on classes for an entire year.

Parents, why not take a class too?  Selected classes are offered for adults during the summer session.

We are now taking paper registrations and online registration.  More information available at the Ankeny Art Center and online at

One Class, One Child, One Week
The Ankeny Art Center is asking local area businesses to help provide sponsorships for Summer Art Camps in 2015. The invitation is also extended to you- our individual Ankeny Art Center members. Our scholarships are for K-12 students with financial need and show high potential as well as excellence in the visual arts. We strongly believe that giving children as many opportunities to learn through the arts is essential. Research shows that an education rich in the arts is closely linked to academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and respect for others. Likewise, by sponsoring Summer Art Camps at the Ankeny Art Center in 2015 you will be helping support the vital role of the arts and culture in our community. By simply sponsoring one K-12 child for a class, you can make a huge difference in that child’s life! Our week-long art camps are tailored to a wide range of age groups and feature different art activities that provide K-12 students with hands-on experience in a variety of materials.

In addition to learning art techniques, our classes provide opportunities for students to improve interpersonal, problem-solving, and team- related skills. Summer Art Camp at the Ankeny Art Center is a truly fun and dynamic summer experience for children that will spark creativity, engagement, exploration and individual expression. Specific camps include Art Exploration Camp, Drawing Camp, Pottery Hand-building Camp and Pottery Wheel Camp. Classes start on June 9 and run weekly through July 17. Each sponsorship is $50 per child, per week. Art camps at the Ankeny Art Center are only one week, but the effects of this opportunity can last a lifetime for a deserving child! If you are interested in sponsoring a child for Summer Art Camp, please contact the Ankeny Art Center. For more information about the Ankeny Art Center and our Summer Art Camps, please visit our website at  We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and all donations are tax deductible.

The Ankeny Art Center is located in a city park at SW Third and State Front Road. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am to 1 pm, Thursday 9 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm and Saturday 9 am to noon. The Center is closed Sunday and Monday. For more information about the Ankeny Art Center, please visit  or visit our Facebook page.

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