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Registration deadline:  May 24,2019  

4-day camp - June 4,5,6,7,2019 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m Tuesday- FriDAY

about art camp 2

Youth will be engaged and inspired with fun, visual art workshops instructed by our expert team of professionals. It’s a great way for students to sharpen existing skills or to try something completely new. During the 4 days of classes, they will be creating original artwork and have a great time exploring different mediums and techniques. The registration fee includes all art materials, an Art Camp 2 t-shirt, and bottled water.  Please have your child wear old clothes during Art Camp 2 and arrive rested, fed, and ready to make art.   

artist’s reception

Friends and family are invited to join us in the gallery Friday, June 7th from 5-6 p.m., to see the completed projects displayed in the Bronson Gallery and to celebrate the student’s accomplishments and to celebrate the student's accomplishments.  Light refreshments will be served.


Open to youth ages 10-15.No experience necessary. 


Price per participant
$90 WNAC members
$130 non- members
Please make checks payable to "WNAC"

the workshops

1:00 pm. to 5:00 p.m. each day . June 4th -7th 2019. Participants will complete the following:

Instructor: Traci Wilkes
Rattle and Hum
Students will create a dream catcher while also working on an abstract painting using oil paint mixed with cold wax. The lesson is learning how to use contrast to achieve visual interest. Both projects will give the students an opportunity to practice the lesson and express themselves while learning a new technique.  

Instructor: Mary Hunt
Fun & Fascinating Acrylic Paint Pouring
Day One will cover basics of composition and color theory prior to demonstrations in various techniques of paint pouring. We will be working in teams in order to keep messes to a minimum (this is a very messy process so wear paint shirts please). Participants will have some time to begin work on their own projects. We will also cover the different uses for finished paint projects including their use as a background for fine art painting, and making use of the leftover spilled paint after it dries.
Day Two will be intense focus on participants completing their own pouring projects using a variety of supports.

about the instructors

Traci Wilkes
Traci Wilkes is an abstract painter and mixed media artist living in Scottsbluff Nebraska with her husband and three cats.  Traci is a past President of the North Platte Valley Artist Guild.  Traci painted the Seahorse and Butterfly metal sculptures created by Doug Hoevet that are on display at the Gering Public Library and Lied Scottsbluff Public Library, respectively.  She was the host of Feed the Soul: Mixed Media Art Retreat in April of 2013. Traci has taught several classes and summer art camp at West Nebraska Art Center.  You can see Traci’s artwork at www.artfulworldgalleria.com

I create my art because the process of letting go and intuitively applying mediums to canvas brings me joy. Showing my work allows me the opportunity to feel a connection with others and a sense of community. I’m inspired by color and the desire to communicate experiences to my viewer.

Mary Hunt
Upon moving to western Nebraska from Colorado over twenty years ago, Mary Hunt never dreamed it would be here that she found her artistic voice. Discovery of an abundance of Native American artifacts in museums and private collection in the area intrigued her. Having been introduced to Native art and artifacts at a very young age in her home state of Minnesota, Hunt had always held a fascination for the colors and designs of the work. After working in various mediums and formats without satisfaction she began experimenting in combining birds and natural elements with artifacts in a still life format. She found a subject matter that
continues to drive her passion to this day.

Hunt currently shows her work in various shows throughout the year as well as galleries in South Dakota, New Mexico, Prairie Edge in Rapid City and Little Bird at Loretto in Santa Fe. She is also a signature member of the Artists of the Black Hills, a group of artists formed over ten years ago to promote the arts in the Black Hills area.

Hunt continues to be excited and inspired by her subject matter. She strives to portray the beauty of God's creation in an intimate way through her paintings. Hunt to teaches art class and helps students with Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition.

registration is Open
Please complete registration form for Art Camp 2
This camp is limited to 12 participants
Early registration is encouraged!

registration deadline May 24, 2019

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Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to offer full tuition to two students attending Art Camp 2 2019.  Scholarship application is available upon request. Email lena@thewnac.com, visit www.thewnac.com, or call 308-632-2226.  SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE ARTS CENTER ON OR BEFORE:  Friday, May 24, 2018.  The decision of West Nebraska Arts Center will be final and notification to the winner will be made on or before Tuesday, May 28, 2019.