Summer Art Programming

Marfa ISD and Chinati Present 3-D Summer Shake-Up!

Calling young artists and dancers!

All pre-k through 8th grade students are invited to cast plaster and concrete, sculpt clay, and construct wood and wire sculptures during this year’s 3-D Summer Shake-Up! Partnering with Marfa ISD, Chinati’s annual summer art classes begin June 6 and run through June 30.

Students begin each week in the Chamberlain building, studying shape and space and reacting to the work with a project that encourages them to really see each piece. These young artists can look forward to plunging their hands into plaster, molding clay, and tearing paper to form sculptural, 3-D pieces that will be part of a large-scale installation in Chinati’s Arena the evening of July 1.

Additionally, the flamenco dance troupe, Entreflamenco, from Santa Fe, returns to Chinati this summer! Student dancers who wish to participate are encouraged to sign up early for this special opportunity. The class takes place the week of June 20.  Enrollment is limited, and the class culminates with a demonstration showcasing student dancers in the USO on Friday, June 24.

A free full-length professional performance by Entreflamenco is set for Saturday, June 25 at the Crowley Theater. Last year’s performance was spectacular and Chinati welcomes public attendance.

All Summer Shake-Up activities are free. The day begins at 8:45 am, with breakfast served at school. Children then board buses at 9am that take students to their activities. Please do not bring students directly to the museum. Buses will return students to school at noon, where they’ll be fed lunch.

All art classes take place at Chinati and students should wear mess-friendly clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Classes are divided by age:
Pre-k (4 years) – Kindergarten: June 6-9
First and second grades: June 13-16
Third and fourth grades: June 27-30
Fifth through eighth grades: June 20-23, note time: 1:30-4:30pm

Entreflamenco schedule:
First through eighth grades: June 20-23 (class held at school)

Children should wear closed toe shoes to dance class.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Contact Marfa ISD 432 729 4252 ask for Valerie, ext 2