NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University has opened registration for its 2023 summer art camps.
The SFA Art Academies are offered for older students as well as elementary age students, according to Dr. Maggie Leysath, professor of art education in the School of Art. 
The two-week Elementary Art Academy begins June 5 and concludes June 16 with an art exhibition. Students entering first through sixth grades will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays in the Art Building off Wilson Drive. Classes are arranged by approximate age and include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and more. Registration fee received by June 1 is $250 per student. Late registration is $265. For more information or to register, visit
The Secondary Art Academy, which begins June 26 and ends June 30, is for students entering seventh through 12th grades in the 2023-24 school year. Student artists will work with art teachers for a real art studio experience from 9 a.m. until noon. A lunch break will be taken at the SFA cafeteria. Art work resumes after lunch until 3 p.m.
Fees received before June 1 are $250. After June 1, fees are $265. When registering, secondary art academy students should indicate which art mediums in which they are most interested on the form. Registration fees also include lunch costs for the secondary students. Register at
“In Secondary Art Academy, students explore their artistic interests with guidance from our expert art education students,” Leysath said.
Discounts are available for children of SFA employees. 
Registration for each academy may be accessed at the School of Art website at under Programs/Community. Space is limited. For more information, contact Leysath at or call (936) 468-4804.