Spring Break Camp

Spring Break Camp is a week-long art adventure that will give your child the opportunity to explore their creativity while on break! This year, we’ve got two incredible and unique Spring Break Camps:

Phoenix Center for the Arts Spring Break Camp

March 18-22, 2019
Description: Like our Summer Camp, students will receive professional instruction in visual and performing arts. There will be a performance on the evening of the last day to showcase all that the campers have learned. Campers are grouped by age; age groupings may vary based on the age range of enrolled campers. A small performance will be held on the last day of the session, so campers can demonstrate what they’ve been working on!
Location: Phoenix Center for the Arts: 1202 N 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004.
Ages: 6-12
Time:
 9am-4pm, Monday – Friday
Early Bird Price: $198 on or before Feb. 18
Regular Price:
 $220 beginning Feb. 19
Before and after care available
Materials are provided! Campers must bring their own lunches and snacks.
$15 off each additional sibling

click here to sign up

Thunderbird Arts Center Spring Break Camp

March 18-22, 2019
Description: Like our Summer Camp, students will receive professional instruction in visual and performing arts. There will be a performance on the evening of the last day to showcase all that the campers have learned. Campers are grouped by age; age groupings may vary based on the age range of enrolled campers. A small performance will be held on the last day of the session, so campers can demonstrate what they’ve been working on!
Location: Thunderbird Arts Center
1106 E Grovers Ave, Phoenix AZ 85022
Ages: 6-12
Time:
 9am-4pm, Monday – Friday
Early Bird Price: $198 on or before Feb. 18
Regular Price:
 $220 beginning Feb. 19
Before and after care available
Materials are provided! Campers must bring their own lunches and snacks.
$15 off each additional sibling

click here to sign up

CHECK OUT OUR PHOENIX CENTER FOR THE ARTS CAMP FAQs HERE

CHECK OUT OUR THUNDERBIRD ARTS CENTER CAMP FAQs HERE

Meet The Instructors
Check out some of the great Phoenix Center for the Arts Spring Break Camp instructors/staff

Colin conway
Camp Manager
Colin Conway

Born and raised in Phoenix, Colin has spent many summers serving as both Lead Volunteer and Assistant Camp Manager for Phoenix Center for the Arts Youth Camps. Colin is excited to continue work with the children at Phoenix Center for the Arts in 2018. Colin is a currently a senior at Arizona State University majoring in art education. As a painter and mulit-instrumentalist, Colin has an extensive background in the arts spending much of his free time working on various performance and visual art projects.

 

 

Phoenix Center for the Arts Spring Break Camp Instructor
Antoinette Cauley

From an early age, Antoinette found comfort and security in her set of pencils and sketchpad. She would spend hours a day at school, her local Boys & Girls Club, and at home drawing. Throughout her teenage years, Antoinette was able to perfect her color pencil technique and advance in to college level art courses as a high school student. Art seemed to be the only thing that ever made sense to Antoinette. Her ability to create art was the only real sense of stability she found as a youth. She knew that she had been given a special gift to create and that one day she could use it to change lives. It was her lifeline, her way of escaping the everyday struggle she and her family had to face. Being a Phoenix native, Antoinette’s work is very reflective of her city – the gritty and the beautiful. Her work is heavily influenced by rap music and hip hop culture with a focus on social injustice and politics. She combines the grittiness of inner city turmoil, war and tragedy with the beauty of music, vibrant color, texture, pattern and an emotionally driven message. Currently Antoinette works as a full time artist in her studio in Phoenix, Arizona. She also works with youth ages 5-18, teaching art classes that focus on drawing, painting and color theory.


Phoenix Center for the Arts Spring Break Camp Instructor
Preston Keller

If you would have asked Preston Keller (also known as ‘PK tha P.O.E.T.’) if he saw himself professionally making music as a teenage boy, he would have told you “no.” Now, three years into the industry, the Poet’s name is fondly associated with the Phoenix music scene. He started his artistry in his childhood, writing poetry kept safe in journals that he carried with him everywhere. In middle school, he started drumming and expanded his love of music through jazz band and marching. In 2014, he combined his love of poetry and music into his lyrical expressions. “Everything is poetry,” PK believes. “All that matters is how you choose to express it.” He defines personal success as touching people, even if just one, and inspiring them to walk in their purpose, no matter what it is. PK tha Poet works and volunteers at local schools and after-school programs with youth ages 10-18, teaching knowledge of self and how to express themselves through poetry. He is also a successful director and producer, releasing a documentary that captures the journey of local artists and entrepreneurs who are pursuing their purpose with the underground scene in nonconventional ways.

Thunderbird Spring Break Camp Instructor
Kevin Milnes

Kevin recently moved to Arizona from Colorado where he was working in the Northern Colorado theatre scene. Prior to his time in Colorado, Kevin was based in Brooklyn, New York. Kevin has worked in regional theaters across the country and Off-Broadway, and in television and film in New York.

Kevin studied Theatre Performance at Wagner College in New York and is also an award-winning musical theatre composer. He is thrilled to be part of the team at Phoenix Center For The Arts!

 

 

Thunderbird Spring Break Camp Instructor
Fred Krakowiak

Fred Krakowiak, author of The Artist’s Safari, Africa: An Artist’s Safari and Tracking Your Inner Maverick, is recognized as a leading wildlife artist as well as a safari expert. His artwork is commissioned internationally by both private and corporate collectors. He creates vibrant paintings and sculptures of wildlife from Africa and wildlife of the world by capturing them in motion from his experiences in nature. Blessed with the gift of an artist’s eye, he is able to detail every nuance of the animal’s existence with his art and sculptures. Krakowiak’s artwork illustrates that what is missing is as important as what remains. This skill allows viewers to participate in the artwork by filling in the missing details with their imagination and experience the power of action at that exact moment of passion. Krakowiak loves sharing his experiences with children and has lectured on safari’s and wildlife and helped educate children throughout the world including Rwanda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Canada and here in the states in Arizona, California and Kentucky.

Nancy PriceThunderbird Spring Break Camp Instructor
Nancy Price

Nancy Price is an oil painter who has studied with numerous established artists in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Phoenix over the past 20 years. She recently moved from the Los Angeles area, where she exhibited in juried shows. Nancy has a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago. For many years, she worked as a school social worker, recognizing the healing power of art and combining art with child therapy. Nancy enjoys painting with a loose, expressive, colorful style. She is delighted to share her passion for art with the Center’s campers!

Thunderbird Spring Break Camp Instructor
Madison Stratford

Madison Stratford is a native Phoenician Intermedia Artist. She studied Sculpture At Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle Washington and Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne Australia, she is currently continuing her education as an MFA student at ASU. Madison previously worked for the City of Austin as an outreach Youth Art Instructor, teaching Sculpture and Culinary Arts. She is excited to be a part of the Thunderbird Arts Community and looks forward to sharing her love of art!

 

More Information about Youth Art Camps at Phoenix Center for the Arts

 

All camps run 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday. Before and after care are available at an additional cost.

ATTENTION TEENS: Please refer to our Teen Classes page to check out cool workshops and classes offered over Spring Break.