Art Start Goes to Camp


For Ages 3 to 5

Interior view of a young girl and her mother making art

Art Start Goes to Camp features special guests to delight, amuse, and engage children ages 3 to 5 and their adults for artmaking and fun. Sign up for one theme, or plan to attend a class each session! Sessions are $5 per child, and free for parents/chaperones.

Younger siblings are required to be in a front pack or stroller during the time in the galleries. Older siblings are encouraged to attend Hot Art for Cool Kids on Wednesday or Thursday.

Advance registration and payment required. Register online below

Session 1: Make a Mysterious Masterpiece!
Not everything is as it seems. Put on your detective hats and try your hand at an artwork that reveals itself. Featuring a special performance by Master Magician and Illusionist, Shawn Reida!

Tuesdays, June 1 or 8
10:30 am or 1:30 pm

Session 2: Gadgets and Gizmos
Calling all little engineers! Come build a timeless invention you will want to use again and again. With art-making led by Hugo Zelada-Romero and his Camera for the Commons project. Funded by Harvester Arts and the Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation.

Tuesdays, June 15 or 22
10:30 am or 1:30 pm

Session 3: Stick to it!
Work together to create fantastic fusion of artworks and bond over our experiences. Tippi Toes Dance will visit for a kid-friendly and engaging dance class that will incorporate ballet, jazz, and creative movement in a positive and encouraging environment.

Tuesdays, July 6 or 13
10:30 am or 1:30 pm

Session 4: Two is Twice as Nice!
Add your voice and your artist’s touch with a collaborative activity.  Special guest Aaron Fowler from the Kansas Wolf Trap will encourage our voices with some singing!

Tuesdays, July 20 or 27
10:30 am or 1:30 pm


For Your Child's Safety

Interior view of a young boy making art

WAM will offer youth and family programs this summer with these special protocols for the pandemic:
✓ All art activities will be modified to ensure a safe and healthy environment for kids.
✓ Face masks are required for children, except infants and kids in strollers.
✓ Participants will be spaced at six feet for social distancing.
✓ Participants will be clustered to restrict mixing.
✓ Immediate contact will be strenuously avoided.
✓ Supplies and materials will not be shared.