Summer art camp

Thank you to all participants of the 2021 summer art camp! 

 Gratitude for the Partnerships that made 2021 Summer art Camps a success!  


In partnership with The Dalles Civic Auditorium, Arts in Education of the Gorge and the Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) this summer The Dalles Art Center (TDAC) provided art camps for youth in grades 2nd-5th. We engaged and empowered them through the arts so they may explore their natural creative gifts, learn new techniques, build confidence, and of course, have fun!

July 12th -16th |
Rhythm & Blues, Drums &Paintings

July 19th -23rd |
Stitch & measure, trash to treasure

July 26th-30th |
Builders & buckets

August 2nd-6th |
Fabulous Fiber arts

August 9th-13th |
wild things, come & play!

Thank you Art Camp Team!


Amy Gray

has a background in Museum Education and loves to introduce kids to Visual Thinking using works of art in galleries and art around the community, setting up space for dialogue, and letting the ideas flow collectively. She is amazed at the ideas kids come up with and will help kids bring their “wonderings” about professional art-making to life in their own artwork.

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Molly Holmlund

is an artist living in White Salmon, Washington. With nature as her muse, she collaborates with and incorporates natural materials every chance she gets, from making ink from plants and minerals she forages to simply observing the natural world. Molly enjoys sharing this love of nature and art as a way for kids to describe and learn about the world around them, and as a way to creatively problem-solve through art. Molly has done several murals around the Gorge, involving kids and community members if the project allows. Her natural ink paintings can be seen at the following venues. The Remains Gallery (Hood River), Arrowleaf Workshop (White Salmon), Tokki Art Supply (Hood River), etsy@ForagedInk, and


Rod Stuart

Making things provides Rod with a way to impact people both through teaching and by being a creative person. He has lived and worked in five countries in the past 20 years and taught in K-12 international schools.


Stephanie Delgado

is a native of the Pacific Northwest and a resident of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. She has a passion for artistic creation and a true fascination with the natural world. As a little girl she enjoyed anything that she could make herself, curiously beginning to forge her path as an artist. Her interests expand into multiple mediums wherein she explores the world through color, shape, texture, movement, stillness and beauty. Her work is a celebration of nature, she marvels at creation. She loves any opportunity to learn and teach and delights in connecting with community.


Erin Erickson

Owner of Blowfish Design, Erin is a textile artist and fashion designer. In a past life she was a skateboarding punk rocker in Los Angeles but this time around she calls White Salmon home. She loves to garden, play in the river, be with her incredible large circle of amazing friends and family.


Dr. Deb Greer Curner

is the Theatre Education and Outreach Director and a professor at Western Washington University. Deb has 25 years of experience designing and delivering youth theatre camps, and is thrilled to be joining the CCA and TDAC this summer to PLAY!


Jess Graff

is a mixed-media artist and educator who has participated in numerous gallery shows and residency programs at schools, art centers, and museums across the country. She is passionate about creating equitable shared spaces and artworks that invite people of all ages and backgrounds to collaborate and communicate together. As an artist with both Western European and Middle Eastern heritage, Jess draws inspiration for her artwork from her personal history, the natural world, and from moments of shared creative exploration with the families she teaches.


Tim Snyder

is a local musician and founder of Underground Music in Hood River Oregon. His teaching artist experience has placed him in every school in The Gorge and regionally around the state. Kids love learning to drum from Tim because his inner child is fully intact!


Peggy Wooten

is a local mosaic artist having studied in Ravenna, Italy. She has brought her art to the Columbia Gorge, teaching in schools and the Columbia Art Gallery. Her mission is to introduce mosaic art to as many young artists as possible, so their creativity can blossom.

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Kris V.

Art Camp Coordinator