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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Summer Arts Camp Offers Fun for Ages 5 to 15

UALR’s Community School of the Arts is accepting applications for the Summer Arts Camps. This is the 18th year that the community school has operated the one-week camps for budding musicians, dancers, visual artists, singers, magicians, and writers. Children eligible for kindergarten this fall through age 15 can enroll.


“It is the most unique camp in town,” said Director Leslie Mangiamele.

Session 1, from June 18 to 22, and Session II, from Aug. 6 to 10, will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during each camp week. Tuition is $165 per child with a $5 discount if paid in one full payment 30 days before the camp. A family discount of 10 percent per additional child is offered for families enrolling more than one child.

UALR faculty and professional artists offer a fun-filled week of exposure and instruction in art, photography, piano, guitar, violin, voice, songwriting, IQ music, rock-pop band, Chinese brush painting, conversational Chinese, creative writing, the art of illusion, yoga, and more. Students can select four art forms for the week.

To review the entire program, visit the Summer Arts Programs site or call 501-569-3480 for printed material.

“Unlike other programs, children have the unique advantage of interacting with college faculty and professional artists who are not only teachers, but artists working in their field,” Mangiamele said. “Students study within their own age group.”

All musical instruments, equipment, materials, and mid-morning snacks are provided. A team of program aides provide extra help and constant supervision.

To pre-register, call the UALR Community School of the Arts at 501-569-3480 or register online. You can also visit the community school’s office in room 164 in the UALR Fine Arts Building.