artNotes from Hyde House: Screen-free 3rd Saturdays at artCamp – Coming Soon!


Yay! SCREEN-FREE 3rd SATURDAYS artCAMP is coming soon! Three terrific artCamp teachers are ready to Rally for Art with aspiring young artists!

Our kids and teens know technology can be terrific. When you are stuck at home and need to keep up with school and homework and friends, computers and devices sure help everyone stay in touch and stay busy. But sometimes enough is enough and you just need a break from all those hours meeting up for school in Zoom classrooms or remotely chatting and gaming with friends or just messing around on screens for hours and hours. Sometimes you get bored with the same old, same old. Sometimes you just want to get out and go somewhere and do something different and fun!

Do you have kids or teens, ages 8 to 14, in your house or on your block who have been spending a lot of their time living virtually online? Are they ready to do something different and fun? Do you want them to safely make off-line discoveries and practice their creativity? Are they ready to Rally for Art?

Sign up your young techno-peeps for screen-free fun, exploring, learning and creating at SCREEN-FREE 3rd SATURDAYS artCAMP at artCentral! The fee for each 3rd Saturday class is $20.00. All supplies are provided.


The Missouri Arts Council has certified artCentral as an ArtSafe Space. CDC protocols are followed by all who come to artCentral and Hyde House. Everyone wears a mask and fills out a questionnaire for contact tracing. All the teachers and interns learn and use best sanitizing practices. Each class is small with only eight artCampers, so social distancing is made easy.

Three of artCentral’s favorite artCamp teachers will be offering four classes for the 3rd Saturdays in April, May and June. Mark the dates on your calendars and sign up your aspiring artists pronto. Since the classes will be small, they will fill up quickly. One scholarship will be available for each class. These will be awarded on first-to-request basis to artCampers who make written applications accompanied by a teacher’s recommendation.

You can find registration forms in the red information box on the front steps of artCentral at Hyde House up the hill at 1110 East Thirteenth in Carthage and on artCentral’s website For more information call artCamp Director, Alice Lynn, at (417)358-4404.

Three 3rd Saturdays and four class choices!

APRIL 17 – FRIENDLY GLASS BUGS – JANE McCAULLEY – Ages 10-14 – Learn to use special tools to cut glass then assemble friendly, fun and funny bugs. Safety goggles are supplied. All glass class artCampers wear closed toe shoes.

MAY 22 – PILLOW PETS – ALEXANDRA BURNSIDE – Draw, Stuff & Sew your special fabric animal or imaginary creature.

JUNE 19 – ZENTANGLE BUTTERFLY WINGS – TERI Y. DIGGS – Learn Zentangle to create and draw lacey and beautiful butterfly wing designs.

APRIL 17 – COLORFUL GLASS  POSIES – JANE McCAULLEY – Ages 10-14 – Learn to use special tools to cut glass, then assemble pretty glass flowers. Safety goggles are supplied. All glass class artCampers wear closed toe shoes.

Choose one or more classes, register today and while you have your calendar handy mark these important dates and events:

Through March 13, 2021: This year’s opening exhibition, KALEIDOSCOPE, continues at Hyde House showcasing members of the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition. Gallery Hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 12:00-5:00 p.m. at 1110 East Thirteenth Street in Carthage.

March 24, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday: Support artCentral on this one day fundraiser. Go to, select artCentral and make your secure donation. Every contribution makes a difference! Please GIVE4ART! on GIVE CARTHAGE DAY sponsored by Carthage Community Foundation and Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Thank you!

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