Summer Camp Spotlight: Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design

Editors’ note: Design Camp is a sponsor in the featured section of our 2017 Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps & Activities Guide. This story offers additional information about the camps and contact info.

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Camp name:

Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design Camps, University of Arkansas. Design Camp offers the chance to learn about the design professions through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions led by architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty of the Fay Jones School. The camps are in four areas of the state and students will be able to select basic or advanced options.

Students will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative studio environment while they walk with you through the design process. Click here to see a sample schedule, showing what the Fayetteville camp could look like.

Here’s a fun video with an overview of what Design Camp is like:

Age group:

The Fayetteville, Hot Springs and Little Rock camps are open to students going into ninth through 12th grades in fall 2017. The Wilson camp is for students going into third through 12th grades in fall 2017.

Each session will meet on location daily, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Supplies and lunches will be provided.

Early Bird Registration:

Cost for the Fayetteville, Little Rock, Hot Springs and Wilson day camps is $300 for early bird registration by April 14, or $350 for regular registration by May 26.

Registration deadline:

Be sure to register for these camps by by May 26th.

Who would be a good candidate for Design Camp?

Alison quoteAlison Turner, AIA, LEED AP at the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design is the director of all of design camps and she also teaches at most of them. Alison said students who are interested in art, architecture and/or design as a potential career path would really benefit from enrolling in these design camps.

What will campers get to do and learn about?

There are three professional programs in the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design: Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture. At camp, there will be a focus on teaching students what those professions are and how the design process works.

Alison says, “We typically have a hands-on design project where the students learn different skills within the project, such as observation, sketching, brainstorming, site studies, programming, model construction and representational drawing. We also spend time getting out in the community to see built projects and talk to local designers.”

Design Camp options:

Design Camp on Campus
June 12-16  — University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (with overnight option*)
(entering grades 9-12)

  • Design Camp 1
  • Advanced Design Camp

* Room and board for the residential camp in Fayetteville is an additional $300.

Design Camp in the Garden
June 19-23 — Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs
(entering grades 9-12)

Design Camp at The Delta School
June 19-23 — The Delta School, Wilson
(entering grades 3-12)

Design Camp in the City
June 26-30 — Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock
(entering grades 9-12)

**Needs-based full and partial scholarships are available.

Click here for more info about the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design Camps. Be sure to register by 5/26!

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