7230 E 29th St. N. Wichita, KS 67226  |  316.683.2500  |  theartparkwichita@cox.net

When we say “We can teach anyone how to draw” we really mean it! Our patented, step-by- step method is perfect for the beginner though intermediate level artist. Advanced artists will benefit from the drawing challenges and exercises assigned. Our classrooms are safe, comfortable environments where students feel free to create and problem solve. We believe there is no right or wrong, better or best, or “mistakes” in art. We believe it is an opportunity to problem solve and grow as an artist. Come discover the Monart difference!


First Steps Camps    Ages: 3-5     1:00-3:00pm

Join us for fun making crafts, reading stories and learning about animals. Students will experience a “mini” drawing lesson while practicing cutting, pasting, sorting and following directions. This is the perfect stepping stone for any child who has not started a formal pre-school.

Tuition is $90.00 for three afternoons and includes all supplies.

  • Eric Carle Collage   June 19-21 Join us in a fun pre-school setting as we cut, glue, paint and print different animals from classic Eric Carle stories! We will make printed papers, have center & group time, practice recognizing shapes, counting, categorizing manipulatives and creating unique animals.

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  • Nocturnal Animals   July 10-12 Have fun learning about owls, raccoons and bullfrogs all while practicing simple drawing skills, cutting and gluing and making fun animal collages and crafts. Students will also make a book about nocturnal animals.

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Getting Ready Camps    Ages: 4 ½ – 7     1:00-3:00pm

Each three day camp will focus on a different theme. In addition to a guided drawing lesson, students will be exposed to a variety of related literature and complete a craft or clay project. Four year olds must have prior pre-school experience.

Tuition is $90.00 for three afternoons and includes all supplies.

  • Living Rainbows   June 5-7 Learn about different colorful birds such as the rainbow pigeon, flamingo, pheasant and hoatzin as we cut, collage, draw and paint with watercolor and acrylics. All new lessons!

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  • Natural Wonders of the World   June 5-7 Discover the seven natural wonders of N. America while painting, printing and collaging animals and landscapes. Watercolor landscape will come home framed.

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  • Woodworking   June 12-14 Students will learn to use a hammer, wood burning tool, drill, sandpaper, watercolor stain for wood and the chop saw. Students will be supervised closely while working and have many unique projects to take home including a heart ornament and wooden spoons with burned designs, photo transfer onto a disk of wood and sculpture with wooden pieces/blocks. All new projects!

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  • Glitter and Gold   June 19-21 Have a blast painting with metallic and glitter paint, making a queen collage, drip paint to create a mono-print landscape, try out metallic watercolors for iridescent insects.

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  • Printmaking   June 26-28 Learn how to create swirled paper with liquid watercolor and shaving cream, decorate a pvc pipe section with foam shapes to create unique wrapping paper and learn about the ancient art of Japanese fish printing called Gyotuaku.

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  • Celebrate America   July 3 Come make patriotic crafts including a Wichita flag puzzle, noise maker and Statue of Liberty crown. Tuition is $30 for this one day camp.

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  • Fantastic Frogs   July 10-12 Learn about the lifecycle of a frog and paint with watercolor to make a tree frog, hold African aquatic frogs and bull frog tadpoles, and make a 3D plaster frog sculpture.

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  • Musical Instruments   July 10-12 If you like to “upcycle” your junk and create one of a kind inventions this is the camp for you. We will learn about how real instruments are made, create our own maracas, chimes, drums and make a real clay whistle.

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  • Lego Draw and Build   July 17-19 Have fun crafting, making a Lego acrylic bank, a plaster Lego brick paperweight and an ornament. Students have the choice of drawing a Lego elf or Star Wars character. We will use Lego designed curriculum including Story Starters, Simple Machines, Learn to Learn and Build to Express. All new lessons!

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  • American Girl July   17-19 Bring your favorite American Girl doll to draw and learn about dolls and girls from around the world. Make a wooden spoon doll with a funny face, draw a Japanese Kokeshi doll, a Russian Matryoshka doll and a moveable mermaid paper doll puppet.

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  • Animal Weapons   July 24-26 Learn about dangerous animals such as a scorpion, venomous snakes, the Gila monster, komodo dragon and poison dart frogs and how they kill prey, protect and camouflage themselves to blend into their habitat. Get creative with Model Magic to create scales on a lizard.

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  • Disney’s Moana   July 24-26 Set sail for adventure with this spirited Hawaiian teenager. Students will create beautiful landscapes complete with a volcano, hibiscus flowers and paint with watercolor, use oil pastel and make crafts with seashells and draw their favorite characters from the movie.

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  • Clay Camp   July 31-Aug. 2 Make a clay bird, face pinch pot, a Van Gogh landscape and beads.

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  • Star Wars Rogue One   Aug. 7-9 May the force be with you! Come draw K-2SO and other characters, make a robot pencil holder out of junk art and have fun painting a galaxy with watercolor and resist.

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  • Forrest Friends   Aug. 7-9 Can you guess these animals: I am nocturnal and eat rodents; I am prickly and live in Europe; I am tall and loose my antlers each year; I am crafty and have a bushy tail. Come to camp and see if you guessed right! Make a clay owl and add backgrounds with textured rubbing plates.

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  • Watercolor and Acrylics   Aug. 14-16 Each day students will learn several new watercolor and acrylics techniques to complete one-of- a-kind masterpieces. Subject matter includes a lion, large-scale flower blooms, blow paint creatures and a sailboat on a lake.

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  • Ancient Egypt    Aug. 14-16 Draw a scarab, the sarcophagus of King Tut, a hippo drawing and Model Magic sculpture and decopage an acrylic pyramid.

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Basic Drawing Camps    Ages: 8-12     1:00-3:00pm

Each three-day camp will focus on a different theme. Drawings are guided: perfect for the elementary age student, or someone older who needs basic skills, or who wants to learn new or improve existing skills. Students will experiment with mixed media techniques and complete several drawings; some correlating advanced crafts included.

Tuition is $90.00 for three afternoons and includes all supplies.

  • Colors Gone Wild   June 5-7 Quickly take a refresher course in the color wheel and how to mix colors. Next use your knowledge to draw and paint a horse, a rooster and large scale flower blooms.

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  • Lego Batman Movie    June 5-7 Learn about one point perspective as we draw Gotham City, watercolor The Joker and draw a Lego Batman. Fun Lego crafts to make and take home!

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  • European Modern(ish) Art   June 12-14 Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist and architect who also worked in the field of environmental protection, his obsessive paintings are mesmerizing. Students will re-create his style with a self-portrait. Alexei Jawlensky created bold, colorful landscapes that we will re-create with acrylic paint. The unique style of Joan Miro will be our inspiration for abstract paper sculptures.

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  • Woodworking    June 12-14 Students will learn to use a hammer, wood burning tool, drill, sandpaper, watercolor stain for wood and the chop saw. Students will be supervised closely while working and have many unique projects to take home including a heart ornament and wooden spoons with burned designs, photo transfer onto a disk of wood and sculpture with wooden pieces/blocks. All new projects!

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  • Classical Artists    June 19-21 Learn about classical European artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael. Recreate some of their most famous works and build replicas.

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  • Pets    June 26-28 Bring in pictures of your favorite animals or pets and Monart teachers will work with you one on one to create a realistic fur, feather or scale pattern and create three dimensionality with proper shading. In this mixed media camp students will experience oil pastel, graphite and watercolor.

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  • Celebrate America    July 3 Come make patriotic crafts including a Wichita flag puzzle, noise maker and Statue of Liberty crown. Tuition is $25 for this one day camp.

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  • Silk Painting    July 10-12 If you love to paint and try new things this is the camp for you! Each student will make a circular silk hoop painting and an 11×60 pure silk scarf.

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  • Detective Camp    July 17-19 A mock crime will take place at The Art Park, be the first to solve the crime! Discover what it takes for police officers to gather evidence and track down the lawbreaker. Are your observations skills good enough to notice the details of a crime, take accurate photos of the scene, question observers and draw a sketch of the perpetrator? Learn how to draw realistic facial features, enjoy a visit from a police sketch artist and a Captain from the WPD. Please bring a digital camera and water bottle and wear sunscreen; we will be outside part of each day weather permitting.

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  • Gold and Glitter    July 17-19 Students will enjoy using metallic watercolor paint to emulate artists such as Gustav Klimt, Laurel Burch and Dale Chihuly. Learn about Art Nouveau, the organic and geometric inspired decorative art form popular from 1890-1905 throughout the world. All new lessons!

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  • Acrylics    July 24-26 Practice using different brushes for cool affects and make mono-prints. Learn how to layer colors for a sophisticated look while painting a still life of fruits. Bonus: eat your still life!

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  • Lego Contraptions & Simple Machines    July 31-Aug. 2 Have a blast with these one of a kind Lego kits. Students will also free build their own creations, have races and competitions with a catapult and make fun Lego themed crafts: an acrylic bank, Lego mold plaster paperweight and an ornament.

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  • Clay Camp    July 31-Aug. 2 Make a clay bird, face pinch pot, a Van Gogh landscape and beads.

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  • Star Wars Rogue One    Aug. 7-9 May the force be with you! Come draw K-2SO and other characters, make a robot pencil holder out of junk art and have fun painting a galaxy with watercolor and resist.

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  • Deadly Animals    Aug. 14-16 Draw and learn about dangerous animals including the crocodilian family, wolves, and deadly snakes. Crafts include collaging a crazy creature out of fur patterned paper and using Model Magic to make a deadly creature of your own imagination.

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Young Chefs Cooking Camps    1:00-3:00pm

Each day students will participate in baking/cooking projects, eat a snack and take treats home to share! Meets in the Young Chefs Kitchen.

Tuition is $90.00 for three afternoons and includes all supplies.

  • Candy Land    June 26-28 This is full on fun! We will make homemade gumdrops, creamy caramels, candy cane fudge, chocolate peanut butter cup bark and draw characters from the classic game.

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  • Easy Breads    July 24-26 Make fun animal dough creatures, “turtle” bread, dog bones and an easy yeast risen white bread. As a special treat we will make jam to go with our yummy bread.

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Weekly Classes at the Monart School of Art

Summer enrollment procedure: We are holding class for 11 weeks: June 5th – Aug. 19th. Pre-pay for 10 classes and choose which dates you can attend. If you attend all 11 classes, tuition for the last class will be due the first week of August (Tues. students plan to attend one week at an alternate time because of the 4th of July holiday). Students are welcome to start mid-semester upon availability. Prices are as follows for 10 weeks and includes the once a year $15 per person registration fee and all supplies.

1 hour: $192.50            1 ½ hour: $215.00           2 hour: $265.00

(Drop in prices: 1 hr: $20.00, 1 ½ hr: $25.00, 2 hr: $30)

First Steps, Ages: 3-4

Improves fine motor skills in our youngest artists in a relaxed pre-school setting. This is the perfect stepping stone for any child who has not attended school yet.

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Getting Ready Ages: 4-7

This class focuses on realistic drawing skills and helps to improve spatial awareness, task completion, fine motor skills and following directions.

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Basic Drawing Ages: 7-12

Students will hone realistic drawing skills and learn how to create more realistic fur, feather and scale patterns for animals as well as proportion and detail.

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Intermediate/Advanced Drawing and Painting, Ages: 12-Adult

Students of all experience levels welcome. Start the semester by practicing drawing exercises and then graduate to more complex lessons all while having the support and direction of our master teacher, Charles Baughman. Many of the drawing exercises and lesson plans are adapted from college courses.

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Sculpture/Clay Class, Ages: 10-teen

Students will create a variety of projects including “junk art,” paper mache, clay hand building, jewelry making and much more!

Wed. 4:30-6:00

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Sewing Ages: 8-14

Students will learn how to use a sewing machine and make several finished products. Fabric and machines not provided.

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 Mini Masterpieces Family Workshops

In these monthly workshops, families have fun working side by side to create “mini masterpieces.”  Each participant will paint on a small, wooden canvas with high quality acrylics and add optional fun embellishments such as glitter, googly eyes, sequins, buttons and more!  Monart is unlike any other step-by-step painting class: we specialize in art education for children and beginner adults–no experience necessary!  We use high quality materials, and the lessons are designed for success for all ages.  Workshops are geared for ages 3-adult, family groupings will be determined by the age of the child upon enrollment.  Children age 8 and up can participate in the class unaccompanied by an adult.  Join us and discover the Monart difference!

Meets: 6:30-7:30

Tuition for once a month class$15.00 per person and includes a pizza dinner and all the art supplies!  

Parents plan on participating – this is a family event!

June 16th: Sea Horse

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July 21st: Jellyfish

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August 18th: Cactus

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Kid’s Day Out Camps

Come have a fun, enriching experience when school is out!  Children will get creative making art projects, have center time, play outside weather permitting, do gym class with Coach Dave from the Wichita Angels and music theatre with Miss Marcee from Music Together.  A variety of art materials will be used each day, dress in clothes that can get dirty.  Please bring a sack lunch and snacks.

Meets: 9:00-4:00pm

Where: Monart School of Art at The Art Park

Ages: Geared for ages 4-12

Tuition: $40 per person, per day

June 2nd-  K-2SO in Star Wars Rogue One: draw & make a robot collage with junk and cardboard.

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June 9th-  Disney’s Sing:  paint characters from the movie and print papers to use on a collage koala.

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June 16th-  Artist George Stubbs: animals were not generally considered to be appropriate subjects for serious art until the eighteenth century when Stubbs elevated the genre by the quality of his work. Learn about oil pastel, horse anatomy and have a visit from real live miniature ponies!

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June 23rd-  Pirates of the Caribbean theme: draw a pirate or mermaid, collage a coral reef and participate in a treasure hunt on the grounds of The Art Park.  Tons of fun art and craft stations all morning long!

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June 30th-  Animal Sculptures: make animals out of plaster strips, Model Magic and paper collage.  Collage artwork will go home in an acrylic frame.  This could get messy, dress in clothes that can get dirty!

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July 7th-  Disney’s Moana: draw characters and collage Hawaiian Tiki totems.  Have fun using oil pastels!

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July 14th-  Mosaic and Woodworking: students will learn how to safely use a scroll saw to cut out their name or favorite animal to mosaic.  Students will be closely supervised as they work with the tools.

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July 21st-  Artist William Turner: considered the best landscape painter of Western paintings with his free atmospheric style.  He loved observing weather changes and once tied himself to a ship’s mast so he could sketch a storm.  If you like to paint with watercolor and India ink you will love this class!

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July 28th-  Christmas in July:  Cool off with snowmen crafts, snowflake printmaking and tons of cute holiday craft stations to create at.  All new lessons and ornaments!

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August 4th-  Mixed Media and Easy Weaving: these super cool projects yield beautiful results.  Students will also paper mache a bowl to paint and participate in shaving cream printmaking.

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August 11th-  Cars III: draw your favorite characters, design and build your own car with Legos and compete in a race, next build a new model car out of junk art to take home.

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August 18th-  Vermeer:  Learn about facial proportions as we make a reproduction of “The Girl with the Pearl Earring.”  The blue headband in the original oil painting was made with powdered lapis lazuli – learn about how painters mixed and made their paints by mixing your own powdered tempera paints!

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