GAC to offer kids summer art workshop series

Galveston Arts Center’s Summer Art Workshop Series will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fridays, June 13 through Aug. 15 at Moody Mansion, lower level, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston. A student practices watercolor landscape painting at one of Galveston Art Center’s previous summer art workshops for kids.

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GALVESTON — The Galveston Arts Center will offer weekly classes at Moody Mansion all summer.

Fine arts professionals have paired with the center, lending their teaching expertise to introduce a variety of art techniques to school-aged kids.

Students get to explore a different topic or medium each week and can enroll in individual sessions or in an eight-week class pack.

The series will kick off June 13 with a lesson in meshed wire jewelry making.

On June 20, kids can try their hand at landscape painting and to learn to handle watercolors.

Found-object sculptures will take shape the following week on June 27.

There will be no class on the Fourth of July, but the series will pick back on July 11 with collaged boxes.

On July 25, an animation basics class will be taught by a professional illustrator.

The Aug. 1 session will feature self-portraits project. On Aug. 8, fabric, fibers, felt and fun are in store. On Aug. 15, kids can create handmade books, complete with their own marbled paper.

Fees range from $20 to $244 and support the Art Center’s free programs. Galveston Arts Center members get 10 percent off.

The classroom is on the ground floor of Moody Mansion in the home’s historic kitchen. Museum admission is not required to attend classes.

At a glance

WHAT: Galveston Arts Center’s Summer Art Workshop Series

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fridays, June 13 through Aug. 15

WHERE: Moody Mansion, lower level, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston

DETAILS: $20 per class or $144 for the whole summer

REGISTER: Call 409-763-2403 or visit

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