Art Camp: Ages 9-11
Art Camp: Session 2
Art Camp: Plant, Print, Build (Ages 9-11), AM
Add Before-Care for $30 per child, per week (7:45-9am)
Join artist Kristin Gentry in a week-long exploratory workshop combining sculpture and printmaking with the natural world. Kristin infuses her artistic practice with the earth and her Choctaw heritage, and seeks to understand nature and the world through tribal culture, customs, and traditions. Using found natural materials from the Philbrook Gardens as well as from home, campers will create living green sculptures, collographs, monotypes, and more. Campers will also blend art and nature by creating seed bombs to beautify outdoor spaces back at home.
About the Teaching Artist: Kristin Gentry
Kristin Gentry is passionate about using her art to create different ways to preserve her traditional Native American tribal culture. Kristin has exhibited her artwork in numerous juried, invited, open, and group shows across the Midwestern United States. She works as a professional visual artist in the areas of relief and monotype printmaking, painting, jewelry and photography. She also works as a writer, designer, and curator. She worked as a full-time arts educator in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and now works full time as an artist. Kristin is an enrolled member and registered artist of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Kristin will finish her M.S. degree in Native Leadership from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in the spring of 2020. She received the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s 40 under 40 award in 2012. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in fine arts from Oklahoma State University in 2009, and graduated as a Senior of Significance denoting the top of her class. She attained her Associate of Art in education from Tulsa Community College in 2005 as an Honor’s Scholar Graduate. She graduated from Berryhill high school in 2003.
She lives in Owasso, Oklahoma with her husband David and daughter, Jewell Shooting Star. She is a professional member in the Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc., Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition member, Tulsa Artists’ Coalition member, Southeastern Indian Artists Association member, and a member in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Kristin attributes her interest and love for the arts as instilled by her grandfather and woodcarver, James Oran Hoover, her family, her numerous fine arts professors, her mentor Benjamin Harjo Jr., and her beautiful heritage in which she draws her inspiration.
What to Expect
A day starts in our studios, but we quickly use the whole museum: art, gardens, etc. to explore what it means to be a creative thinker and maker. Our workshops are geared towards getting messy, working together and providing space for every child in the studio.
Monday Art Camp Check-In: 8:30am (7:45-8:30am for Before-Care families)
A.M. Workshop: 9am-12pm
A.M. Workshop Pick-Up: 12pm
P.M. Workshop: 1-4pm
P.M. Workshop Pick-Up: 4pm
After-Care Pick-Up*: 5:30pm
During Art Camp, we hope to be able to make discoveries and see things in a new way, all before lunch. New this summer, we will have a space dedicated to collaborative and group work that we will use in unexpected and new ways geared towards each of the weekly sessions.
Here are a few things to know:
- We offer before and after care.
- Lunch is optional and catered through our onsite restaurant, and available for purchase at Monday morning check-in.
- We have a morning snack and afternoon snack built into the studio sessions.
- We use the whole museum, so we will go outside when the weather permits: please pack sunscreen and bug spray.
Your day at Philbrook will be filled with creative energy and thinking! Please make sure to dress for mess and outdoor exploration.
Before & After-Care
Before & After Care is offered for each week of Art Camp for an additional $30 per child for Before Care, $30 per child for After Care, or $60 per child for Before & After Care. With the addition of Before and/or After Care to your ticket, you may drop your child off as early as 7:45am, and pick your child up at the end of the day between 4:00pm and 5:30pm.
Visit a member of Philbrook’s Guest Experience Team at the front desk or call us at (918) 748-5300 for more information.
All sales are final. Tickets, Memberships, and Donations are nonrefundable. Select ticketed events will be exchangeable. View our full Refund & Ticketing Policy for more information.
For information on wheelchair access or other accessibility matters, please visit the Accessibility page.
Visit a member of Philbrook’s Guest Experience Team at the front desk or call us at (918) 748-5300 for questions or additional information.