The Center For Art and Education in Van Buren has announced the return of summer art camps for children, including some new and extended classes.

Kimberly Wells, program coordinator, said registration is open by calling the art center at (479) 474-7767 or going to the website and

Camps include:

WeeDraw, ages 3 to 6 years

This year CAE added a second week.

$15 per child per session or $75 for the week

Parents must stay with child during this program

June 6-10

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

CAE Studio, 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren

June 13-17

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Brick City Emporium, 3215 S. 74th St., Fort Smith

Art-a-Rama, ages 6-14

$20 per session or $100 for one week

Session 1 - 10 a.m. - 12 noon

CAE Studio - 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren

Session 2 - 1-3 p.m.

Brick City - 3215 S. 74th St., Fort Smith

Art-a-Rama schedule

July 5-8, cartooning - learn how to draw

July 11–15, paint party

July 18-22, mixed media (only at Brick City)

July 25-29, 3 dimensional art

The Art of Tinkering, ages 10-14

July 18-22, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

$200 for the week

As presented by the Arkansas Arts Council at the 2016 Art Links, tinkering is a build your own world experience using technology and engineering

CAE also will sponsor community art camps. Included:

Wonderful World of Art Camps - Art of Motion

Campers will learn about the science of kinetic energy. They will learn that harnessing natural elements such as motion, air, and light can create a wondrous work of art. The mechanics of building and layering objects to create art will be taught by creating a windmill and a hand-crafted book.

Morning session - 9 a.m. - noon

Afternoon session, 1- p.m.

Ages 6-14

Fee: $20 per child for one week

June 6-10

Mulberry Library

First Methodist Church

Morning session only

June 13-17

Alma Library

Morning session

June 20-24

Van Buren Library

Morning and afternoon sessions

June 29-July 1

Cedarville Library

Morning session only

July 11-15

Ozark ATU

Student Service and Conference Center

Morning session only

July 18-22 and July 25-29, to be announced (Check CAE website for more information.)