Arts Camp

Tucker Arts Camp

June 25, 2018 – August 17, 2018, Monday – Friday

Tucker Arts Camp travels the world! Over the course of eight weeks, children experience arts, music, movement and cultures from diverse countries around the world at our beautiful Southeast Portland campus. Our campus offers a large organic garden, tree house, chickens, goats, and plenty of space for children to be inspired by the natural world and enjoy fun in the summer sun.

Week 1 – June 25 – June 29 – Vibrant Arts of South America
Week 2 – July 2 – 6 – The Roots of Americana
Week 3 – July 9 – 13 – Asian Art Treasures
Week 4 – July 16 – 20 – African Artistry in Motion
Week 5 – July 23 – 27 – Joyful Expressions of the Caribbean
Week 6 – July 30 – August 3 – Australian & New Zealand Aboriginal Arts
Week 7 – August 6 – 10 – The Legacy of European Artistry
Week 8 – August 13 – 17 – Pacific Islands


A Day at Tucker Arts Camp

For children entering Preschool (ages 3-5) in Fall 2018

The day begins at 8:30 when our younger artists gather in their Home Studios to engage in creative and imaginative play, sing, dance and move their bodies to rhythms from around the world. Children participate in art projects in their Home Studios, including ceramics, mixed media and painting. Creative time is a balance of free exploration and expression as well as structured, adult guided projects. Lunch and ample time to explore the natural world and play in our beautiful outdoor campus is also included in the daily schedule. The Camp portion of the day concludes at 2:00pm with an Extended Care option available until 5:30 for an additional fee.

For children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in Fall 2018

Children gather at 8:30 each morning with the Tucker Arts Camp community to listen to live music, participate in movement activities to get the creative flow moving and make new friends. Children then break into smaller community groups where they begin their daily Art Studio rotation.. Art Studios are led by talented and passionate Studio Artists and supported by Studio Counselors. Examples of Art Studios include ceramics, mix media, painting, photography, music and dance to name a few. Next in the day is a break to eat lunch, explore the Tucker Arts Camp gardens, gather creative inspiration and play in our beautiful outdoor campus. Children then rotate to a second Art Studio and then gather once more with the larger Tucker Art Camp community to close the day with more music and fun. The Camp portion of the day concludes at 2:00pm. For those that need additional child care, an Extended Care option is available until 5:30pm for an additional fee.


At Tucker Arts Camp, we believe:

  • All children have a unique voice, one that is to be encouraged and expressed
  • Art, music and culture are vital for the social and emotional well being of children
  • In creating an environment that respects diversity and fosters empathy and compassion for oneself, for one another and for the natural world.
  • In nurturing creativity and building confidence.Tucker Maxon Ppt (3)