This summer, there's no reason for kids and teens to mope around the house, complaining there's nothing to do. With myriad classes, camps and workshops available for learning to make and appreciate art, your children should have a blast. Some of the many activities available are:


Art classes, camps, workshops


Art Access Gallery


Teen Art Workshops

(Each workshop includes 12 hours of instruction, art supplies, lunch and snack, opportunity to be in juried show.)


What: Cut & Paste Painting, taught by Erin Berrett

Where: Art Access Gallery, 230 S. 500 West, No. 125, Salt Lake City

When: June 12-13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ages: Teens with and without disabilities, 13-19

How much: A nonrefundable $10 registration fee is requested (but may be waived based on need)

Information/registration: 328-0703


What: Write with Passion, Read with Fire, taught by Chauncey Secrist

Where: Art Access Gallery, 230 S. 500 West, No. 125, Salt Lake City

When: June 16-17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ages: Teens with and without disabilities, 13-19

How much: A nonrefundable $10 registration fee is requested (but may be waived based on need)

Information/registration: 328-0703


What: Pots au Naturale, taught by Eruera "Ed" Napia

Where: Art Access Gallery, 230 S. 500 West, No. 125, Salt Lake City

When: July 11-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ages: Teens with and without disabilities, 13-19

How much: A nonrefundable $10 registration fee is requested (but may be waived based on need)

Information/registration: 328-0703


What: Collograph Printmaking, taught by Chadwick Tolley

Where: Art Access Gallery, 230 S. 500 West, No. 125, Salt Lake City

When: July 14-15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ages: Teens with and without disabilities, 13-19

How much: A nonrefundable $10 registration fee is requested (but may be waived based on need)

Information/registration: 328-0703


What: A Sense of Place (collage, drawing, painting), taught by Steven Stradley

Where: Art Access Gallery, 230 S. 500 West, No. 125, Salt Lake City

When: July 17-18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ages: Teens with and without disabilities, 13-19

How much: A nonrefundable $10 registration fee is requested (but may be waived based on need)

Information/registration: 328-0703


What: Compositional Photography, taught by Roz Newmark

Where: Art Access Gallery, 230 S. 500 West, No. 125, Salt Lake City

When: July 21-22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ages: Teens with and without disabilities, 13-19

How much: A nonrefundable $10 registration fee is requested (but may be waived based on need)

Information/registration: 328-0703


Bad Dog Rediscovers America


Summer camps


What: Jungle Mania (animal print stamps, 3D jungle scenes, paintings like Henri Rousseau), taught by Michael Moonbird and Victoria Lyons

Where: Bad Dog Rediscovers America, 230 S. 500 West, No. 220, Salt Lake City

When: June 16-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ages: 7-10

How much: $190

Information/registration: 322-3816


What: Monster Factory II (using wood, metal, fabric and paint), taught by Michael Moonbird and Victoria Lyons

Where: Bad Dog Rediscovers America, 230 S. 500 West, No. 220, Salt Lake City

When: July 7-11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ages: 9-12

How much: $190

Information/registration: 322-3816


What: Pirates of Bad Dog Island (making treasure maps and pirate flag), taught by Michael Moonbird and Victoria Lyons

Where: Bad Dog Rediscovers America, 230 S. 500 West, No. 220, Salt Lake City

When: July 14-18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ages: 7-10

How much: $190

Information/registration: 322-3816


What: In the Garden (drawing and painting, mosaic stepping stones and papermaking), taught by Michael Moonbird and Victoria Lyons

Where: Bad Dog Rediscovers America, 230 S. 500 West, No. 220, Salt Lake City

When: August 4-8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ages: 9-12

How much: $190

Information/registration: 322-3816

Bad Dog Summer Camps also take place at the Utah Museum of Natural History. For times and registration visit www.umhn.utah.edu


Bountiful/Davis Art Center


Children's classes


What: Get Wild! Drawing from Nature, taught by Marco Smouse

Where: Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main, Bountiful

When: Mondays — June 16-July 21, 10-11 a.m.

Ages: Elementary-age children

How much: $65

Information/registration: 292-0367, www.bdac.org


What: Get Wild! Learn about Nature through Watercolor, taught by Marco Smouse

Where: Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main, Bountiful

When: Wednesdays — June 18-July 23, 10-11 a.m.

Ages: Elementary-age children

How much: $55, including $10 material fee

Information/registration: 292-0367, www.bdac.org


What: Children's Drawing, taught by Theresa Otteson

Where: Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main, Bountiful

When: Wednesdays — June 16-July 21, 11 a.m.-noon

Ages: Elementary-age children

How much: $65

Information/registration: 292-0367, www.bdac.org


Children's camps


What: Art Attack, taught by Barbara Gustaveson. From paper sculpture to watercolor, kids will work on new project each day.

Where: Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main, Bountiful

When: June 16-20, 10-11 a.m.

Ages: Elementary-age children

How much: $65

Information/registration: 292-0367, www.bdac.org


What: Watercolor for Children, taught by Barbara Gustaveson. Students will explore a variety of watercolor techniques and create their own paintings

Where: Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main, Bountiful

When: June 16-20, 11 a.m.-noon

Ages: Elementary-age children

How much: $55, including $10 material fee

Information/registration: 292-0367, www.bdac.org


What: The Amazing World of Crayons, taught by Theresa Otteson. Kids explore new and creative uses for crayons.

Where: Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main, Bountiful

When: June 23-27, 10-11 a.m.

Ages: Elementary-age children

How much: $65

Information/registration: 292-0367, www.bdac.org


What: Clay Play, taught by Marco Smouse. Students will learn the basics of sculpting with clay

Where: Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main, Bountiful

When: June 23-27, 11 a.m.-noon

Ages: Elementary-age children

How much: $55, including $10 material fee

Information/registration: 292-0367, www.bdac.org

Teen classes


What: From Mosaic to Stained Glass, taught by Erika Johnston. Students will learn the basics of cut glass art work.

Where: Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main, Bountiful

When: Wednesdays — June 18-July 23, 3-5 p.m.

Ages: 12 +

How much: $70, including $20 material fee

Information/registration: 292-0367, www.bdac.org


Teen camps


What: All About Classic Art, taught by Theresa Otteson. Students will learn how to use many different mediums, such at charcoal and oil.

Where: Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main, Bountiful

When: June 23-27, 2-4 p.m.

Ages: 12 +

How much: $70, including $15 material fee

Information/registration: 292-0367, www.bdac.org


What: Sketching into Watercolor, taught by Marco Smouse. Kids learn how watercolor can be used to enhance sketches.

Where: Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main, Bountiful

When: July 14-18, 2-4 p.m.

Ages: 12 +

How much: $70, including $10 material fee

Information/registration: 292-0367, www.bdac.org


Brigham City Fine Arts Center


Summer Art Camp


What: "Going Green," students learn to preserve the environment, make nature crafts, write stories, perform skits, and more. "Fairy Tales," students use imagination with theater, puppetry, drawing, music and crafts. "Science and Design," students draw car designs, make small self-powered vehicles or boats and more.

Where: Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West, Brigham City

When: Sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. "Going Green," June 10, 12, 17, 19; "Fairy Tales," July 8, 10, 15, 17; "Science and Design," July 19, 31, Aug. 5, 7.

Ages: 5-14

How much: $50 per session. (Some family discounts and scholarships are available.)

Information/registration: 435-723-0740 or visit www.bcfineartscenter.org


BYU Museum of Art Family Art Days


What: A variety of fun family activities based on the theme "MOA Knights" will explore the vibrant colors, rich detail and medieval subject matter of Victorian art. Activities will include a story time, art activity, sing-a-longs, face painting, films for children, musical expression, treats, and more.

Where: BYU Museum of Art, North Campus Drive

When: June 11-12; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ages: All ages

How much: Free

Information/registration: 801-422-8287; www.moa.byu.edu


Costume Tours


What: A fun way to introduce your children or youth group to the visual arts. At the beginning of the tour, children dress in a costume that resembles the attire worn in various works of art in the "American Dreams" exhibit.

Where: BYU Museum of Art, North Campus Drive

When: Throughout the summer. Make tour arrangements a week in advance.

Ages: All ages

How much: Free

Information/registration: 801-422-1140; or e-mail moa_education@byu.edu


City Library


Family events


What: One World, Many Stories: Community Sidewalk Drawing Day. Create a sidewalk chalk art drawing to share with neighbors.

Where: All City Library branch location (excluding Main).

When: May 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ages: All ages

How much: Free

Information/registration: Call individual libraries: Anderson- Foothill, 594-8611; Chapman, 594-8623; Day-Riverside, 594-8632; Sprague, 594-8640; and Sweet, 594-8651


What: Paper Airplane Contest. Kids, teens and adults are invited to compete in a city-wide paper airplane contest. Planes will be judged on distance in three categories.

Where: Day-Riverside Library, 1575 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City

When: July 26, 11 a.m.

Ages: All ages

How much: Free

Information/registration: 594-8632


Teen Events


What: Sock Puppet Sunday. Make a silly sock puppet to tickle your finger and your funny bone. Gocks (goth sock puppets) will also be featured.

Where: Main Library Canteena, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

When: June 8, 2:30-4 p.m.

Ages: 13 and up

How much: Free

Information/registration: 524-8200


What: Tie-Dye Workshops. Learn the process; the library supplies the dye, you supply the shirt.

Where: Sweet Library, 455 "F" St., Salt Lake City

When: June 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ages: 13 and up

How much: Free

Information/registration: 594-8651


What: The Art of Henna. Learn more about the art of henna tattoos, their origins, culture and significance.

Where: Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, Salt Lake City

When: June 19, 7 p.m.

Ages: 13 and up

How much: Free

Information/registration: 594-8611


What: Zine-Making Workshop. Learn how to make your own zine.

Where: Main Library Canteena, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

When: June 19, 6-9 p.m.

Ages: 13 and up

How much: Free

Information/registration: 524-8200


What: Guitar Hero 3 Tournament. Watch qualifiers from the summer Gaming @ Your Library programs test their Guitar Hero skills

Where: Main Library Canteena, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

When: Aug. 9, begins at noon

Ages: 13 and older

How much: Free

Information/registration: 524-8611


Eccles Community Art Center


Mad Science Summer Camps


What: Science Wizards. Activities include Junior Engineers, Machine Mania, Crazy Chemistry, Birds & Beasts, and Shutterbugs. Taught by Mad Science of Salt Lake staff. Complete class descriptions may be found at www.madscience.com/utah

Where: Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden

When: June 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon

Ages: 5-11

How much: $145

Information/registration: 392-6935, www.ogden4arts.org


What: Journey to Outer Space. Learn about comets, planets, stars and more. Daily themes include: Earth & Beyond, Astronaut-in-training, Solar Launch, Eye on the Sky, and Space Voyagers.

Where: Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden

When: July 7-11, 9 a.m.-noon

Ages: 5-11

How much: $145

Information/registration: 392-6935, www.ogden4arts.org


What: Crazy Chemworks (new for 2008). Daily themes include Junior Reactors/Lab Works, ph Phactor/Slime Time, Chem in a flash/The Glow Show, Super Sticky Stuff/Dry Ice Capades, and more.

Where: Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden

When: Aug. 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon

Ages: 5-11

How much: $145 (Register two or more children for two or more camps, price is discounted to $135.)

Information/registration: 392-6935, www.ogden4arts.org


Visual Arts & Crafts


Craft Camp


What: Craft Camp I. Includes working with wire, pet pots, T-shirt art (bring first day), name stamps, sun catchers and more. Taught by Jean Hampton

Where: Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden

When: June 30, July 1-2, 9 a.m.-noon

Ages: 5-11

How much: $55 member, $60 nonmembers.

Information/registration: 392-6935, www.ogden4arts.org


What: Craft Camp II. Includes pups (which involves basic sewing, using a needle and thread) T-shirt art (bring first day), working with wire, pinwheel charms, beautiful boxes and more. Taught by Jean Hampton.

Where: Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden

When: July 28-30, 9 a.m.-noon

Ages: 5-11

How much: $55 member, $60 nonmembers.

Information/registration: 392-6935, www.ogden4arts.org


What: For Girls Only. Includes making jewelry, flower fairies, hair chopsticks and locker pockets. Supplies provided, pups (which involves basic sewing, using a needle and thread) T-shirt art (bring first day), working with wire, pinwheel charms, beautiful boxes and more. Taught by Jean Hampton.

Where: Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden

When: June 16, 1-4 p.m.

Ages: 6-adult

How much: $25 member, $28 nonmembers.

Information/registration: 392-6935, www.ogden4arts.org


What: For the Love of Drawing. Will explore the use of charcoal, pencil, pencil, and ink. Taught by Annette Orrock

Where: Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden

When: June 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ages: 8-adult

How much: $30 member, $33 nonmembers.

Information/registration: 392-6935, www.ogden4arts.org


What: Pencil and Paint. Will explore the use of watercolor washes, colored background, colored inks, and colored pencil. Taught by Annette Orrock

Where: Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden

When: Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ages: 8-adult

How much: $30 member, $33 nonmembers.

Information/registration: 392-6935, www.ogden4arts.org


What: Pencil and Paint. Will explore the use of watercolor washes, colored background, colored inks, and colored pencil. Taught by Annette Orrock

Where: Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden

When: Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ages: 8-adult

How much: $30 member, $33 nonmembers.

Information/registration: 392-6935, www.ogden4arts.org


Child/Pre-teen Arts & Crafts Camps


What: Camp I. Children receive specialized instruction by guest artists in all forms of crafts, both inside and outdoor. An exhibition of students work will be on display the last day of camp.

Where: Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden

When: July 14-18, 9:30 a.m.-noon

Ages: 6-9

How much: $45 member, $55 nonmembers.

Information/registration: 392-6935, www.ogden4arts.org


What: Camp II. Children receive specialized instruction by guest artists in all forms of crafts, both inside and outdoor. An exhibition of students work will be on display the last day of camp.

Where: Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden

When: Aug. 4-8, 9:30 a.m.-noon

Ages: 6-9

How much: $45 member, $55 nonmembers.

Information/registration: 392-6935, www.ogden4arts.org


Kimball Art Center


Tot classes


What: Tot classes help children develop fine motor skills and creativity.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: June 13, 11 a.m.-noon — Painting & Drawing; June 20, 11 a.m.-noon — Building & Sculpting; July 11, 11 a.m.-noon — Pottery; July 18, 11 a.m.-noon — Painting & Drawing; Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-noon — Building & Sculpting; Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-noon — Pottery

Ages: 3-6 (must be accompanied by an adult)

How much: $15

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


Kids classes


What: Kids Painting and Drawing. Children explore their drawing and painting abilities. They learn about texture, patterns and color mixing.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: July 7-10, 1-3 p.m.

Ages: 7-11

How much: $100 (10 percent discount for members) materials included

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


What: Kids Painting: Wooden Cutouts. Children paint unfinished, hand-made wooden cutouts, including sports figures, dancers, animals and fun shapes. The finished artwork is a marvelous addition to your child's room.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: July 14-17, 10 a.m.-noon

Ages: 7-11

How much: $100 (10 percent discount for members) materials included

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


What: Mixed Media Madness. Kids create art projects using many different types of media including paint, pencil, newspaper, magazines, beads, markers and more.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: June 9-12, 1-3 p.m.

Ages: 7-11

How much: $100 (10 percent discount for members) materials included

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


What: Art Adventure. Students explore different projects ranging from paint and pencil to clay and weaving.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: June 16-19, 10 a.m.-noon.

Ages: 7-11

How much: $100 (10 percent discount for members) materials included

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


What: Totally Tie-Dye. Kids make their own tie-dye T-shirt. One shirt will be supplied (specify size when registering). Students may bring two other items to dye.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: July 25, 11 a.m.-noon.

Ages: 7-11

How much: $20 materials included

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


Ceramics and sculpture


What: Masks & More. Children get messy making papier-mache masks and sculptures.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: June 9-12, 10 a.m.-noon.

Ages: 7-11

How much: $100 (10 percent discount for members) materials included

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


What: Kids' Clay. Students make finger puppets, tiles and coil pottery. They learn hand building, pressed relief and the properties of kiln-fired pottery.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: June 16-19, 1-3 p.m.

Ages: 7-11

How much: $100 (10 percent discount for members) materials included

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


What: Pottery for Kids. Children learn hand-building as well as wheel-thrown techniques. (Class is popular and holds only eight students. Register early.)

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: June 23-26, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Ages: 7-11

How much: $100 (10 percent discount for members) materials included

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


What: Masks & More. Children get messy making papier-mache masks and sculptures.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: July 7-10, 10 a.m.-noon.

Ages: 7-11

How much: $100 (10 percent discount for members) materials included

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


What: Kids' Clay. Students make finger puppets, tiles and coil pottery. They learn hand building, pressed relief and the properties of kiln-fired pottery.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: July 14-17, 1-3 p.m.

Ages: 7-11

How much: $100 (10 percent discount for members) materials included

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


What: Pottery for Kids. Children learn hand-building as well as wheel-thrown techniques. (Class is popular and holds only eight students. Register early.)

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: August 18-21, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Ages: 7-11

How much: $100 (10 percent discount for members) materials included

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


Photography


What: Fun Photos for Kids. Students explore alternative photo processes such as cyanotypes and photograms.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: Friday, June 13, 5-6:30 p.m.; Friday, June 27, 5-6:30 p.m.; Friday, July 11, 5-6:30 p.m.; Friday, July 18, 5-6:30 p.m.

Ages: 10-plus

How much: $60 for each class (10 percent discount for members) materials included

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


Teen classes


Ceramics


What: Teen Pottery, taught by Jenny Diersen. Students learn studio etiquette, hand building and wheel thrown techniques. Class is for all ability levels.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: June 30, July 7, 14 and 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 12-18

How much: $150 (10 percent discount for members) plus $10 per bag of clay

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


What: Teen Wheel-Thrown Pottery, taught by Lauren Vitulli. Students learn wheel-thrown techniques. Concepts of how to make mugs, bowls and more is introduced.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: July 21-24, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Ages: 12-18

How much: $150 (10 percent discount for members) plus $10 per bag of clay

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


Painting


What: Teen Painting, taught by Joy McManaman. Teens of all ability levels learn techniques of realistic acrylic painting. They study composition, light and depth.

Where: Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City

When: June 30, July 1-3, 10 a.m.-noon.

Ages: 12-18

How much: $150 (10 percent discount for members) plus $50 material fees

Information/registration: 435-649-8882, www.kimball-art.org


Springville Museum of Art Children's Art Festival


What: Festival includes artists' booths where kids are guided through creative projects: leatherwork, stamping, marble paper, stained glass, puppetmaking, pop-up cards, printmaking, face painting, clay, collage, finger painting and sidewalk chalk art.

Where: Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville

When: Friday, June 13; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ages: Children of all ages

How much: Free

Information/registration: 489-2727, www.sma.nebo.edu


St. George Art Museum


Family Discovery Center


What: Children's activities coincide with exhibits, including games, hands-on art, multidisciplinary presentations.

Where: St. George Art Museum, 47 E. 200 North, St. George

When: Throughout summer

Ages: Children of all ages and parents

How much: Included in price of museum admission: Adults, $2; children 11 and younger, $1; children younger than 3, free

Information/registration: 435-627-4525, www.sgcity.org/museum


Utah Museum of Fine Arts


What: Monet to Picasso to You! Kids will spend part of the day looking at paintings and sculptures by Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh and more. Then they'll participate in drawing, painting and sculpture projects, inspired by the art they've seen. Students will conclude the course with their own art opening in the UMFA classroom

Where: University of Utah campus, Marcia and John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Drive

When: Session 1: July 14-17, 9:30 a.m.-noon.; Session 2: July 21-25, 9:30 a.m.-noon (excluding the 24th)

Ages: 6-12

How much: $80 plus $20 special fee

Information/registration: 581-6984, www.umfa.utah.edu


What: Making Art: Mom, Dad and Me. Kids and parents create one-of-a-kind paintings, masks, sculptures and frames for beginning artists, with storytelling, hands-on art objects and strolls through the galleries. Students will conclude the course with their own art opening in the UMFA classroom

Where: University of Utah campus, Marcia and John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Drive

When: July 7-10, 10 a.m.-noon

Ages: 2-5

How much: $80 plus $20 special fee

Information/registration: 581-6984, www.umfa.utah.edu