Mark Arts

STEAM Camps

2018 SUMMER STEAM CAMPS

Mark Arts summer camps emphasize creativity and innovation, linking art to concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. At each session, students will be grouped by age and will explore mixed media, drawing, painting, culinary and clay projects according to the week’s theme. Guest speakers from Wichita’s STEAM fields will present at each camp. At the end of the week, students will demonstrate and display their work to parents and visitors. Special guests will be visiting the afternoon camps. STEAM Camps are made possible with support by the Lattner Family Foundation.

Camp costs $120 ($108 for members). One nut-free snack will be provided daily.

SCHOLARSHIPS 

Need-based scholarships are offered thanks to a grant from the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation. Click here to apply.

GET READY
• Mark Arts provides all supplies and campers should wear clothes that can get messy.
• Be sure to print and sign the Emergency Contact Form and Photo Release waiver found here.
• Campers may go outside, so wear sunblock or bring a hat if needed.
• A nut-free snack and water will be provided daily. Please share any food allergies at the time of registration.

SIBLINGS
The first child is regular price, but save $10 for each additional sibling enrolled. Use code SIBLING at checkout.

MEMBERS
Mark Arts members receive a 10 percent discount on classes and camps year-round. The cost of a family membership is $75.

Ages 3 – 5 | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Campers in this group should be potty trained.

Ages 6 – 8 | 1 – 5 p.m.

Ages 9 – 11 | 1 – 5 p.m.

MOVING AND GROOVING

May 29 – June 1 (4-day camp)

From carbonated apple juice to color-loving robots, this week is all about movement. We will solve our own kitchen problem with a unique invention, learn about the potter’s wheel and study how painters and sculptors show movement.

Special Guest: FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab, a WSU tech program

Four-Day Nonmember Price: $96

Four-Day Member Price: $86.40

ELECTRIC AVENUE

June 4 – 8

From neon art to conductive foods, this week is all about the electricity around us. Join in as we crank up the neon lights, practice blind contour drawings and explore how electrons would love dance music.

Special Guest: Westar Energy

SKY'S THE LIMIT

June 11 – 15

This week is about soaring high, exploring da Vinci, the Wright brothers, hot-air balloons and jets We will learn about aerodynamics, attempt to make our own flying craft, create a world’s fair poster and paint what our homes and cars might look like 100 years from now.

Special Guest: Spirit AeroSystems

PEPPERONI PICASSOS

June 18 – 22

Think Picasso and piazzas as we cover how the sharing of cultures from around the world influences artists, scientists and engineers alike. We will learn about Cubism and the Leaning Tower of Pisa and even make our own pizza!

Special Guest: Museum of World Treasures

RHYTHM NATION

June 25 – 29

What do recipes and coding have in common? Can robots make art? Join us as we explore pattern, the potter’s wheel, abstract art, printmaking and music to understand the language of repetition and rhythm.

Special Guest: National Institute for Aviation Research

FLOCK TOGETHER

July 9 – 13

Put on your ornithologist hat as we draw a live falcon model, complete a feathery engineering challenge, learn about site-specific artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and study the “why” behind animal migration.

Special Guest: Great Plains Nature Center

BLOWN AWAY

July 16 – 20

This camp is all about the wild weather of Kansas. You’ll be blown away as we build our own barometer and script and videotape our own crazy Kansas weather forecast.

Special Guest: Ross Janssen and Millie the Weather Dog

STARRY NIGHT

July 23 – 27

What is it like living in space? Do you know which stars you’re seeing at night? We will imagine life in space, learn about the types of stars we see at night and why some twinkle. We will talk about the speed of light and create our own “astronaut food.”

Special Guest: Kansas Cosmosphere

BEAT THE HEAT

July 30 – August 3 

Things are heating up this week as we learn the chemical changes that happen with our ceramic artwork in the kiln, the science behind bread making, how volcanoes affect the earth and how animals cope with hot temperatures. Don’t worry – we will also make our own ice cream to cool off.

Special Guest: Wichita Fire Department

SENSATIONAL SENSES

August 6 – 10 

This camp is a journey for the senses. We will learn how to compare visual vibrations to invisible sound waves, complete a blind taste test and braille recipe challenge, study how artists depict three-dimensional textures and even make our own grilled “stinky” cheese sandwiches.

Special Guest: Envision