SMAC Art Camp for Older Kids


Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC), a nonprofit based in Hollister, is pleased to announce a new art camp under its comprehensive Summer Art Camp Program. The Program, supported by The City of Hollister, uses highly experienced art instructors to provide opportunities for local children to learn about visual art through guided exploration and play.

“Something for Everyone” Art Camp will run July 8–12, from 9 a.m. to noon, at The Branson Community Center, 201 Compton Drive, Branson, MO 65616. Julie Zetina, a local art educator and artist with 30 years’ experience in the Tri-Lakes area, will lead the class. Older kids and teens will explore stained glass, jewelry-making, and mosaic/cement work. “We will use our hands and our hearts to create inspiring works of art. Come prepared to get dirty – this isn’t your typical art camp,” says Julie Zetina.

Deadline to register is July 1st and the cost of the five-day camp is $150. Through a partnership with The City of Hollister, SMAC may be able to offer a reduced fee, or free participation to eligible Hollister children enrolled in the camp. To learn more, send an email to Electronic registration is available on the SMAC Facebook Event Page at Simply click the “Get Tickets” button to purchase enrollment for a child.


About Julie Zetina: Julie has served on the Missouri Art Educator Council as a representative of southwest Missouri art teachers for 15 years. She was selected by her peers as Missouri's Art Teacher of the Year, and twice as Teacher of the Month and Teacher of the Year for Blue Eye Schools.

About SMAC Summer Art Camps Program: Southwest Missouri Arts Connection is a local nonprofit dedicated to connecting the arts and the community. SMAC Summer Art Camps open up new horizons for children ages 6-17, inspiring them to think creatively about the world around them, while enriching their self-expression through a variety of art mediums.

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Tenille Blair-Neff, SMAC Board President

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