BIG AND BOLD: the Art and Abstractions of Leon Polk Smith

Fall Break Art Camp
Prairie Arts Center is excited to once again partner with the OSU Museum of Art for this year's Fall Break Camp. This 3-day camp will begin on Wednesday, October 18th with a visit to the museum for an interactive tour of Leon Polk Smith: Affinities in Art and Design. Just as the exhibition does, we will follow native Oklahoman Smith on his journey of simplification and abstraction. We will use elements of nature and everyday objects as our starting point, making paintings and sculptures that sing with simplicity, clean lines and bold colors! Students should bring a lunch and snack, and come dressed for the weather and making messes.

Instructor’s name

Art educator Jen Johnson holds an undergraduate degree in art history and English literature from the University of Kansas, as well as an MAT (Masters in the Art of Teaching) from the English Department at the University of Montana. In her own practice, Jen is equally invested in understanding the larger world through her interactions with the art objects of others and the making of her own art objects. Jen considers her greatest strengths as an educator to be the facilitation of reflective and critical conversations about art and art making, as well as the creation of safe environments for authentic explorations into the practices of self-expression and making. Her preferred mediums are mixed media, printmaking, and photography, but she enjoys the act of creation no matter the medium and considers it one of her greatest joys to make art alongside others.

Course type 
Kids Camp
Class time 
Wednesday, Oct 18th - Friday, Oct 20th 10:00am-3:00pm
*Drop off between 9:45-10

$100 members; $125 non-members

6-10 years old 

All Supplies Included 

To RSVP please fill out our
registration form here or call us at 405-744-1535
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