Art Adventures

Take an adventure with us into the world of art! Students will get creative while exploring a variety of materials, techniques, and artists! You have the option to sign your child up for the morning session, the afternoon session, or both. If your child is staying for the whole day, there will be lunch and recess between the two sessions. *FOOD IS NOT PROVIDED, so please have your child bring a sack lunch. If weather permits, recess will be outside, so please put sunscreen on your child before the program.

Session July 16-20

Art Adventures 2018 Schedule

Morning Session 9 a.m. to noon
Lunch and Recess* noon-1 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1-4 p.m.


Full Day – $160
Mornings – $80
Afternoons – $80

For students entering grades 1-3
Join us for a week of different daily art adventures and see how creative you can truly be! Learn about famous artists while exploring new ways to express your own creativity. We will create both 2-D and 3-D projects* using varying media and techniques in the morning and afternoon sessions. Program taught by Natalie Young. *Projects will vary from the ones done last summer.

Location Jordan Creek Elementary, 4105 Fuller Street, West Des Moines

For students entering grades 4-7
Interested in getting creative? Come adventure into art and get inspired by famous artists and their artwork! We’ll start by studying famous artists and their work, then we’ll use what we learn to create artwork of our own. During the morning session, we’ll focus on creating 3-D projects* using paper, textiles, cardboard, plaster, and more! The afternoon session will focus on creating 2-D projects* with media such as paint, watercolors, charcoal, and oil pastels. Please wear or bring an art shirt, apron, or smock to each lesson. Program taught by Tamara Brase. *Projects will vary from the ones done last summer.

Location Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th Street, West Des Moines


Register Online

Art Adventures Extended Day Opportunities

Need child care before and/or after the program? Kids West provides a variety of fun activities and breakfast/snack both before and after the sessions. Register for the full week or just a few times.

Mornings – 6:45–9 a.m.
Cost $6 per morning

Afternoons – 4–6 p.m.
Cost $6 per afternoon

Grades 1-3 Register Online

Grades 4-7 Register Online