Art Programs for Youth

Student Art Show and Reception

This annual exhibition features the work of more than 60 students in the Port Aransas Independent School District (grades 6 through 12), Flour Bluff Independent School District (middle and high schools), and Seashore Middle Academy. A reception with refreshments is held and prizes awarded, including a Grand Prize for Best Overall. The student art show is on view to the public for one full month.

Summer Youth Camps

During the summer months, the Port Aransas Art Center teams-up with area schools to host week-long art classes. Each class includes approximately 15 students. Registration is normally $50 per student. If you are interested in learning about our next Summer Youth Camps, or if you might be interested in helping defray student registration, art supply and other class costs, contact us!

Whooping Crane Festival Student Art Program

During the annual Whooping Crane Festival, the Port Aransas Art Center hosts an art program that includes individual art creation, and the painting of a large paper mural during a “painting party,” on the theme of the majestic Whooping Crane. This project is offered in partnership with the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau.

Other Opportunities

The Port Aransas Art Center would like to expand its programming for K-12 children, and to find sponsors of our existing activities. We would also like to help area school teachers identify art supply sponsors, and to find underwriters for field trips to other area art organizations. If you are interested in learning more, use the secure contact form on this website to reach us. Thank you.