Art & Culture

Enrollment opens for Summer Art Camp at ARTspace

Get creative this summer with a variety of art camps for students ages 5 to 13
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The San Benito County Arts Council is enrolling students now for Summer Art Camp, which takes place July 11- Aug. 3 at ARTspace, 240 Fifth St. in downtown Hollister. Summer Art Camp is a great way for students to have fun and get creative while learning new artistic techniques in a condensed 3-day workshop format.

Each workshop has two sessions:

  • 10 a.m. to noon for 5- to 7-year-olds
  • 1 to 3 p.m. for 8- to 13-year-olds

All classes are taught by professional teaching artist, Stephanie Skow, and take place at ARTspace in downtown Hollister. Students may register for the following workshops:

Graffiti Art Camp (July 11-13): Learn about street art and create your own graffiti-inspired art by using chalk pastels, pencil, stencils and markers to create personally-styled works of art.

Creating Clay from Scratch  (July 18-20): Make your own ceramic pieces from start to finish by building clay from scratch, creating ceramic bowls and figures and painting your final pieces with acrylics.

Photography 101 (July 25-27): Learn photography basics in this class, including composition, perspective and light/dark, using iPad technology and apps. Students may use one of our supplied iPads (limited quantity) or may bring an iPad or smartphone of their own. This class includes walking photography field trips in downtown Hollister.

Papier Mache and Mask-Making (Aug. 1-3): Get your hands dirty with this tactile papier mache class, where students will build stylized masks and decorate using different materials, paints and other found objects.

Registration is $45 per amp and includes all materials and snack. $10 sibling discount and free scholarships available to qualifying students. Please call us at 831-636-2787 to register or sign up online at

Summer Art Camp is presented by the San Benito County Arts Council as part of our Community Art Education Program and is made possible by the support of the California Arts Council, the David & Lucille Packard Foundation, United Way serving San Benito County and Monterey Peninsula Foundation.

San Benito County Arts Council

The San Benito County Arts Council’s mission is to: *Promote diversity, quality and involvement in the arts for all residents in San Benito County *Encourage cultural and artistic growth and create opportunities for the production of art *Provide access to the arts through programs in the visual, performing and media arts *Establish a favorable climate for artists to live and work and for the arts to thrive