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click to enlarge During the MAC's summer day camp, kids explore art and the outdoors.
  • During the MAC's summer day camp, kids explore art and the outdoors.

CREATIVE ARTS

Summer Art Adventures | Learn how to draw still life scenes, people, animals and create art outdoors. Ages 7-15. June 4-25, meets on Saturdays, 10 am-noon. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $75 (also a $5 materials fee). workforcetraining.nic.edu

Cupcakes for Kids | A class to introduce kids to the art of creative cake decorating, using decorating tools, icing and pre-made cupcakes. June 10, 10 am-noon. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $29. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Barnyard Palooza | A week of art themed around barnyard animals each day, creating art from paint, paper, clay and more. Ages 3-5. June 13-17, 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $62. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Jungle Jammin' | Listen to jungle stories, craft animal art projects, make drums and more in a fun, themed class. Ages 3-5. June 13-17, 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $62. spokaneparks.org

Artist's Studio | A fine arts camp offering painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, creating art inspired by the great masters. Ages 6-11. June 20-24, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. 124. spokaneparks.org 625-6677

Get Messy at the MAC | Explore new ways to make art with paint, clay and printing and explore the MAC's "Animals in Art" exhibit with activities on the museum campus. Grades 1-2. June 20-24, 9 am-4 pm. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

Shadow Puppet Theater | Campers will "imagineer" a story and bring it to life using Gizmo's tools to make shadow puppets. Ages 6-8. June 20-24, 9:30 am noon. $85-$90. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Summer Fun with Woodworking | Kids learn age-appropriate woodworking skills while also participating in outdoor activities in the park and at the pool. Grades K-6. June 20-24, 9 am-3 pm. $150. riverdayschool.org 326-6595

Film Production Camp | Aspiring actors, directors and screenwriters have the opportunity to make a movie, with some down time in between at local beaches and more. Ages 11-14. June 20-July 1, meets Mon-Fri from 9 am-3:30 pm. $300-$375. kroccda.org 208-763-0618

Creative Adventure Camp | Kids will creatively express themselves through paint, clay, pastel, chalk and more. Ages 3-5. June 20-24, 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $62. spokaneparks.org 625-6677

Manga Drawing | Local artist Makayla Miracle shares how to draw characters for manga comics, answers students' questions and plays drawing games. Grades 4+. June 21-July 10; program times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Tabletop Printmaking | A three-class workshop on how to create multi-colored prints using only one printing block. Grades 9+. June 23, 30 and July 7, 3:30-5 pm. At North Spokane Branch. Free. scld.org

Creative Creatures | Create art with materials found in nature during outdoor activities and nature walks. Grades 3-4. June 27-July 1, 9 am-4 pm. $198-$220. northwestmuseum.org

Picasso, Dali, Klee and Me | Study fine art techniques by famous artists who illustrated, sculpted and painted their dreams. Ages 6-11. June 27-July 1, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $124. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Science Art-splosions | A hands-on science-meets-art week, making homemade goos, chemistry experiments, volcanoes and more. Ages 6-11. June 27-July 1, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $124. spokaneparks.org

Sharpie Crafts | Grab a sharpie, some sticky notes and use your imagination to create a group art mural, Sharpie tie-dye and other crafts. June 28-Aug. 9, times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

West Central Time Travel Agency | Travel to the era of your choice by writing and illustrating a zine about your travels in time. Copies of students' stories will be geocached throughout West Central for present-day people to find and read. Grades 3-6. June 29-30, 10 am-noon. At Spark Center. Free. (Registration opens May 15). sparkwestcentral.org

Art Camp Fun | Kids spend four days exploring the world of art and its variety of mediums, working at their own pace on projects in and outdoors, with games and activities in between. Grades K-6. July 5-8, 9 am-3 pm. $150. riverdayschool.org 326-6595

Art Explosion! | Young artists will explore and create with materials like splattered paint and glue, paint-tinted bubble mix, spin art and more. Ages 6-11. July 5-8, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $100. spokaneparks.org

Squish, Squash, Splat! | Young artist will squish, squash and splat all in the name of art, working with paint, glue, dough and more. Ages 3-5. July 5-7, 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $62. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Wearable, Edible Art | Kids will make masks, headbands, costumes, jewelry and more, with the edible part consisting of cereal jewelry, edible finger paint and more. Ages 3-5. July 5-8, 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $62. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Origin Stories: Superhero Creation Lab | Write and illustrate your own comic book with characters and narratives built around the idea of superpowers and super weaknesses. Grades 3-7. July 6-8, 10 am-noon. At Spark Center. Free. (Registration opens May 15). sparkwestcentral.org

Kinetic Bike Decorating | Bring your bike and get ready for the Kinetic Fest parade on July 10. All ages are welcome to attend. July 9, 9:30-11 am. $5-$7. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Clue! | A mystery has occurred at Spark Center, and we need your help to solve it! Come dressed in your favorite color, create your character, and solve the case. July 11-12, 10 am-noon. Grades 1-2. At Spark Center. Free. (Registration opens May 15). sparkwestcentral.org

Art of Nature | An art and nature-themed day camp where nature experiences inspire the daily art projects. Kids learn from expert artists in watercolor, mask-making and painting with acrylics on canvas. Grades 2-6. July 11-15, from 9 am-3:30 pm. $200. kealliance.org

Electric Guitars | Using the CNC router, create an electric guitar during this week-long class. Additional fees may apply. Ages 11+. July 11-15, 9:30 am-3 pm. $170-$180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

For Fun Just Add Water | Participants explore with water, making rainbows, creating music and other creative science projects. Grades 1-2. July 11-15, 9 am-4 pm. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

Imagine That! | Scratch, carve and press to design your own prints and engage in activities related to the MAC's "Animals in Art" exhibit. Grades 5-6. July 11-15, 9 am-4 pm. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

Let's Go, Van Gogh | Create art in a class inspired by this famous artist's bold paintings and drawings. Ages 6-11. July 11-15, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $124. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Masks and Performance | Learn techniques in clay molding and casting to bring a mask to life. Then develop a character and work with others to create a theater story. Ages 9+. July 11-15, 9:30 am-3 pm. $170-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Mixed Bag of Fun | A week of arts and crafts, swimming, water park trips, Lego play and more, with campers helping decide the activities for the week. Grades K-6. July 11-15, 9 am-3 pm. $150. riverdayschool.org 326-6595

Race to the Finish Line | Cecil shares the story of the tortoise and the hare in a 45-min. show of magic, comedy and audience participation. July 11-15, times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Shark Attack | Future oceanographers and marine biologists learn about sharks, jelly fish, whales and more, creating their own artistic creatures and learning about the importance of ocean conservation. Ages 6-11. July 11-15, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $124. spokaneparks.org

Surf & Sea Safari | A week of sea-inspired arts and crafts, including projects with fish, pirates, mermaids and more. Ages 3-5. July 11-15, 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $62. spokaneparks.org

Watercolor Basics | A three-session workshop for teens to explore basic color theory and use of watercolors. Grades 9+. July 11, 18 and 25, 4-5:30 pm. At Spokane Valley branch. Pre-registration required. Free. scld.org

Castles, Princesses, Knights & Dragons | Campers make armor, shields, crowns, wands and more in an creativity-focused day camp. Ages 3-5. Offered July 11-15, 12:30-3 pm and Aug. 1-5, 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $62. spokaneparks.org 625-6677

Powerful Poetry | Spokane slam poet Mark Anderson leads a session for teens, sharing how they can develop their own unique speaking voice through performance exercises and poetry writing. July 14, 3-5 pm. Grades 9+. At North Spokane branch. Free. scld.org

Painting for Kids | Kids learn skills using acrylic paints, colored pencils and chalk pastels. Ages 7-15. July 14-Aug. 4, meets Thursdays from 10 am-noon. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $75 (also a $15 materials fee). workforcetraining.nic.edu 208-769-3333

Off the Wall | Create artwork using natural and recycled materials and explore the MAC's "Animals in Art" exhibit. Grades 1-2. July 18-22, 9 am-4 pm. $198-$220. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

Imagination Station Art Camp | Kids explore different art styles from around the world and create in all mediums. Ages 5-13. Offered July 18-22, July 25-29 and Aug. 1-5, from 1-3:30 pm. At 2810 W. Broadway. $80/week. facebook.com/ImaginationStationforkids

Art Exploration | Campers learn techniques and basic elements of how to draw a self portrait and will create a masterpiece to take home. Ages 4-8. Offered July 20 and Aug. 10, from 2-4 pm. $20-$25. mobiusspokane.org 321-7121

Blast from the Past | Kids explore art from ancient civilizations, including Japanese Sumi-e, Roman mosaics and Egyptian art. Ages 6-11. July 25-29, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $124. spokaneparks.org

Clay Passion | Learn the art of wheel throwing and various glazing techniques in this class for teens. Ages 12+. July 25-29, 1-3:30 pm. $85-$90. gizmo-cda.org

Fun & Funky Clay | Learn hand-building techniques to create funky and functional pieces from clay. Learn to glaze and try the potter's wheel. Ages 8-11. July 25-29, 9:30 am-noon. $85-$90. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Jamming, Juggling Jenks | A dynamic music and juggling act combining rock songs, juggling and dance contests. All-ages. July 25-29, times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Kids Who Weld | Learn to fuse, cut, bend and shape metal, while learning safe operating procedures around the shop. Ages 14+. July 25-29, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Morphing Materials | Manipulate ink, clay and paint into works of art using inspiration from the MAC's artifacts and exhibits. Grades 3-4. July 25-29, 9 am-4 pm. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

The Ancient Art of Letters | Learn the basics of calligraphy and create a fictional letter from a long lost land, complete with parchment and wax seal. Grades 4-8. Aug. 1-2, 10 am-noon. At Spark Center. Free. (Registration opens May 15). sparkwestcentral.org

As I See It | Art-themed day camp exploring different media, painting self-portraits, building sculptures and more. Ages 3-8. Aug. 1-5, 9 am-1 pm. plumtreeschool.com 747-1040

Body and Bling | Adorn your body with henna and handmade jewelry made with the tools at Gizmo, including the laser cutter and enameling machine. Ages 12-17. Aug. 1-5, 9:30 am-3 pm. $170-$180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Monet's Garden | Use the great outdoors as inspiration for art and learn about famous impressionist masters like Degas, Monet, Morisot and Renoir. Ages 6-11. Aug. 1-5, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $124. spokaneparks.org

Upcycle with Art | Recycle ordinary household items and pieces from outside to create unique artwork. Explore the MAC campus and the current "Animals in Art" exhibit inside. Grades 5-6. Aug. 1-5, 9 am-4 pm $198-$220. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

Art, Music & Arduinos | Draw, compose and program to create a "sight and sound" public art piece. Ages 13+. Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12, from 9:30 am-3 pm. $170-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Art Heroes! | Draw your arch nemesis, paint and craft a disguise and create a story using your new identity. Ages 6-11. Aug. 8-12, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $124. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Prehistoric Camp | Campers learn about paleontology and animals that walked the earth millions of years ago through hands-on activities and crafts. Ages 6-11. Aug. 8-12, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $124. spokaneparks.org

Topsy-Turvy Fairytale Fun | Popular fairytales get turned upside down through activities, stories and craft projects. Ages 3-5. Aug. 8-12, 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $62. spokaneparks.org 625-6677

Best of Summer Camp | Spend a week enjoying the most popular activities and projects offered during this summer's creative arts camp sessions at the Corbin Art Center. Ages 6-11. Aug. 15-19, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Globe Trotting Artists | Campers learn about cultures and locations of the world through art projects from paint, clay, papier-mâché and other materials. Ages 6-11. Aug. 15-19, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $124. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Rube Goldberg | Build a whimsical, complicated machine to do a simple task. Ages 9+. Aug. 22-26, 9:30 am-3 pm. $170-$180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

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