Artists in the Spotlight - Shel Silverseitn

Join us for a week with the hilarious poems of Shel Silverstein! We will read, laugh, and 
make lots of art inspired by Silverstein's wacky and wondrous word play and distinctive line drawing illustration style.

In each of our four day summer camps, we will explore a different artist in depth, creating works inspired by their medium, subject matter, philosophy, and life. Each camp will include a combination of two dimensional and three dimensional projects, and will be divided into a 6-10 year old age group and an 11-14 year old group.

6-10 years old
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.
11-14 years old
Suzanne Tackett has taught in Stillwater Public Schools for the last fourteen years. She currently teaches art at Westwood Elementary School for grades PK- 5th. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, friends, and four dogs; Moose, Lucy, Millie, and Walter.

Class Time

June 22 - 25th
Tuesday -  Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm
Drop off between 9:30-10, projects will begin at 10.
*The Prairie Arts Center recommends all unvaccinated guests wear a mask. This recommendation is based on guidance from the CDC, the City of Stillwater, OSU, and Stillwater Public Schools


$125.00 members, $150.00 non-members


6-10 Age Group is Full 
11- 14 Age Group is Full

All Supplies Included
All art camps will run Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Students will need to bring a sack lunch, as well as a light snack for morning break. We will spend some time outside, so please pack sunscreen. Students need to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get messy. Students are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle with the student’s name on it. 

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

Copy of Shel Silverstein