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 13-17, 2017
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
Cost: $220
Before and after care available for $30
Materials Needed: Materials are provided! Campers must bring their own lunches and snacks.
$15 off each additional sibling

Thunderbird Arts Center Spring Break Camp

Session 1: March 13-17, 2017
Session 2: March 20-24, 2017

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
Cost: $220
Before and after care available for $30
Materials Needed: Materials are provided! Campers must bring their own lunches and snacks.
$15 off each additional sibling

CHECK OUT OUR CAMP FAQs HERE

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


Camp Manager
Sonya Tarango

At the very core of Sonya Tarango’s passion lie the collaborative interactions that serve to build a more inclusive and diverse community. As a young Chicana, native to West Phoenix, Sonya was not afforded exposure to the arts and culture spaces she has grown to know and love in recent years. Through her arts experiences civic action was born, and sparked her drive to help youth and communities of color to experience arts and culture. When she is not working on youth programing you can connect with Sonya at various community events surrounding arts, culture, and social justice. Sonya strives to listen to the needs of the community and help foster safe spaces at the Center, promoting creative cross-cultural conversations through the arts.

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

Phoenix Center for the Arts offers multiple art camps for children K-6. This year, we will be offering two amazing Spring Break programs. These camps offer various opportunities for your kiddos to develop their creativity!

Campers enrolled in Mighty Mighty Artists, will receive full-day instruction in visual and performing arts from professional and local artists. Your child will gain a well-rounded arts experience while engaging in music, dance, drama, and visual arts classes. On the last night of camp, family and friends are invited to the Center for an exciting performance showcasing the classes of the session.

In collaboration with Audubon Arizona Center, Phoenix Center for the Arts is also offering Wild at Art. This program, designed for ages 8-12, will feature classes in science, art, and nature! Wild At Art will help campers discover Arizona’s wildlife and while exercising artistic skills!

Children seeking to register for Mighty Mighty Artists, must be enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade for the 2015-2016 school year. Campers in both camps will be grouped by age to allow for the highest quality arts instruction. Materials are all included! All campers must bring lunch and snacks. In addition to our spring camps, keep in mind our upcoming summer, fall and winter sessions!

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.

ATTENTION HOMESCHOOLERS: Phoenix Center for the Arts is introducing a new program for children who are homeschooled. Wednesday Morning Art Club’s first session will take place February 3rd. Online registration is available on the Youth Art page.