Art Programs for Youth

H-E-B Tournament of Champions
Thanks to H-E-B Tournament of Champions for sponsoring art supplies for youth programs this fall through summer 2019.

The Port Aransas Art Center hosts a variety of annual programs for youth, much of it wildlife inspired. Below are a few of our annual offerings. Be sure to check the event calendar in the margin of this website for new program listings! During any given year we serve approximately 600 children, and we hope to expand our offerings in the future.

Student Art Show and Reception

Student Art Show 2017 c/o Laura Griffith

This annual exhibition features the work of 130 to 160 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 and there is a registration fee (often discounts are available for more than one child per family). If you are interested in learning about our Summer Youth Camps, or if you are interested in helping defray the cost of student registration, art supply and other class costs, contact us. Please be watching our calendar on this website for future programs!

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 find underwriters for professional art teacher stipends, and for field trips from the Art Center and Port Aransas 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.