Summer For Kids 2024: 
Save the date! Check out the schedule below for our lineup of summer camps and workshops.

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 Information about Required Paperwork: 

When you register for Summer Camps at SAMFA, you will be required to fill out and complete the proper camp paperwork before your child will be allowed to attend camp. This information is important for the safety of all the campers, as well as the Summer For Kids Staff. You will be able to fill out this information completely online, via Airtable. A link will be sent to you once you have registered and paid for your spot in camp. 

If you filled out paperwork on Airtable last summer, there is no need to fill it out this summer, but you WILL need to complete registration and submit payment. You are responsible for filing out camp aperwork before your child attends camp. If you do not provide the proper paperwork, your child can be dropped from camp. 


What is Art of Nature?

The Art of Nature camps were inspired by the need for increased outdoor experiences for our children. “Nature Deficit Disorder” is a phrase coined by author Richard Louv and refers to the fact that children today spend more and more time indoors and therefore have less of a concept of their natural surroundings and the importance of caring for our earth.

Campers spend their days in activities such as creating learnscapes, hiking, hearing about native plants from a local botanist, creating community art from nature, visiting the Farmer’s Market, and creating healthy snacks. Campers are integrated with technology, science, art, and more interdisciplinary studies with specialists from Angelo State University. By not only experiencing our local natural environment but also reflecting on their own role in caring for our planet through visual art projects, these campers are immersed in this valuable intersection of art and science. 

Art of Nature: Quest the Conchos

7-9 year olds June 3rd – 7th and 10-12 year olds June 17th – 21st    
The Concho River runs through the heart of San Angelo and through the museum’s backyard. Campers will explore SAMFA's backyard with various outdoor adventures. 
Key themes: Create portraiture & ceramic art including meeting and working with local artists and musicians. 

Art of Nature: River Ramblers

7-9 year olds June 10th – 14th and 10-12 year olds June 24th – 28th      
The Concho River’s plant life and wildlife are fascinating to observe and study. 

Key themes: West Texas biodiversity, elements of art and nature, local and invasive wildlife/plants, ceramic art, non-point water pollution, studying Physics and entomology with higher education mentors

June 3 - 7 Quest the Conchos (7-9yr olds)
June 10 - 14 River Ramblers (7-9yr olds)
June 17 - 21 Quest the Conchos (10-12yr olds)
June 24 - 28 River Ramblers (10-12yr olds)


Helping Hands 2024

Helping Hands is a family learning program that is designed for 3-6 year olds. Sessions will be one hour long on Saturday mornings, 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Sessions will be led by trained ceramic instructor Chandra Satterwhite. 
Each session is $15 (for 1 adult and student) or $20 (for 1 adult and 2 students) per session. If you have any questions, contact The Curator of Education, Bekah Coleman, via email: [email protected]

Schedule Summer 2024:

Pizza Pie and Patterns, June 8th
Use colored clay along with making shapes into toppings to make your own pizza pie! 

River Monster, June 15th 
Create your own monster or creature from a pinch pot. Add all sorts of different features to make it your own.
Donut Delight, June 22nd
Make something out of colored clay that looks good enough to eat. Use piping bags and slip to make a delicious donut!
Thirsty earth pots, July 6th 
Create a vessel to collect water and water plants efficiently throughout hot summer days. Learn the difference between porous and vitrified clay.
San Angelo Sheep, July 13th 
Learn about the technique of slip casting! Then, use slip cast forms and underglaze paints to paint your very own San Angelo Sheep.
Copy Clay Repeat, Clay Image Transfer, July 20th 
Create your own tile by using underglaze transfers. Learn the differences between underglaze and glaze.
Out of this world, all about texture, July 27th
Make a ceramic piece that is out of this world using colored clay, cutting out shapes, and clay slip.
Free Play! August 3rd 
This is an end to Summer 2024 and helping hands. Choose and pick what activities and tools you have learned this summer to make your own ceramic piece, with the help of an assistant. 



Artist Workshops July 2024

Artist workshops at SAMFA are studio-concentrated, fine art programs led by classically trained local artists. Kids will be able to work alongside featured artists in their specialized field to create artwork.
Workshops will be announced as planned and will be held during July. Check SAMFA’s website for updates.

Workshops at SAMFA emphasize the artistic process and allow kids to create using mediums that are not normally introduced until the college level. 
SAMFA will announce featured artists and dates/times in July as they are planned.  

Cooking With Clay 
With Instructor Chandra Satterwhite 

Sometimes art looks good enough to eat, but please, don’t eat art. Join us this summer for a special ceramic workshop to learn trompe l'oeil, a type of optical illusion used to trick the eye. Make realistic food art out of clay with Chandra Satterwhite, our special guest artist.  Expect 2- 3 finished artworks after firing. Both days will need to be attended when registering.

Ages 7 - 10
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Monday, July 8th & Wednesday, July 10th

Ages 11 - 15
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Monday, July 15th & Wednesday, July 17th

 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$125 per person



S.T.E.A.M. Workshop
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Build and print objects using 3D Printers this summer with STARBASE’s Deputy Director Tim Maddox and KayLeBrasseur. Students will learn the basics of 3D modeling and 3D printing as they design their own wildlife using live animals as inspiration.

Ages 7 - 10
July 22
9 am - 12 pm

Location: SAMFA Education Studio

$125 per person

Instructors Tim Maddox & Kay LeBrasseur




Fiber Art Workshop
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Learn the art of crochet this summer! This is a beginner’s course for ages 10 – 15. Students will learn basic stitches, how to build up rows, and troubleshoot design issues.

All supplies will be provided by SAMFA.
This is a 2-day workshop. Plan to come to both sessions.

Ages 10 - 15
July 29 & July 31
9 am - 12 pm

Location: SAMFA Education Studio

$125 per person

Instructor Abby Broyles



Information about registration: 

  • March 3rd: scholarship applications open
  • March 15th: scholarship applications close
  • March 20th will be notified to know if you received a scholarship
  • March 21st: early registration opens - 10 am
  • March 25th: regular registration opens - 10 am 

About Early Registration:

If you have a current Family Membership to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, you can access summer camp registration early. To access Early Registration: Email our Curator of Education (Bekah Coleman) at [email protected] BEFORE or ON March 21st with proof of membership (A screenshot of your membership payment, or a membership card)
You will recieve a password to input into Eventbrite to unlock early registration (Starting at 10am on March 21st)


Click here to read about our Parent Observation Policy  

You can see photo albums of each camp on our Facebook page @samfalove 

Click Here to take a look at previous SAMFA camps


If you were unable to register for camp, we still offer free programming every Thursday at Art Thursday and every 2nd Saturday of each month at Family Day!

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