Summer Art Camp For Kids At The Art Exchange

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The Art Exchange Visual Art Center is at it again with their summer art camp for kids. This quality program guides youth between the ages of 7 and 12, into the world of visual art through hands-on experiences in a variety of visual art media.

Two sessions will be offered:
Session 1—July 9 – July 20, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,
Session 2—July 30 – August 10, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,
*Extended hours of supervision available from 3:00–5:30pm at a rate of $5 per hour.

The program was designed by local master artists, Gregory Navarro Pickens and Stephen Elicker, and will include working with clay, origami, charcoal and pastel drawing, printmaking, and painting. This unique program will allow young artists to keep a daily journal of their ideas and designs and the opportunity to create art at their own pace and skill level. Participants will be encouraged to explore, experiment, and discover their own approaches to art-making with carefully guided instruction. Each session will culminate in an exhibition and reception where participants receive certificates of completion and an “artistic license” photo I.D. For information, visit our website at or please contact camp director Gregory Navarro Pickens at

Camps are held at the ArtExchange’s Art Lab in the EXPO Art Center at 4321 Atlantic Avenue, in the Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach. The cost for each two-week session is $280 and includes all materials. Some scholarships are available. Last year, this program was funded in part by The Arts Council for Long Beach and County Supervisor Don Knabe. The ArtExchange is currently seeking funding through these and other venues for camp scholarships.

The Art Exchange is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support working artists and arts education through the development of a world-class visual art center reflecting the rich cultural heritage of our community. Our downtown facility contains 10,000 square feet of community studios, classroom/multipurpose workshop space and 4 exhibition spaces.

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