Arts Explosion

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” – Bob Ross

About Arts Explosion

Arts Explosion is an annual program that is held the third week of July. Teaching artists engage with students and teach several different artistic disciplines that challenge each person’s creativity and imagination. All art is on display at the end of the week for a special Family Night Reception where these young artists get to show off their masterpieces.

Early sign up for Arts Explosion will begin during April-May. Limited scholarships are available for students who qualify. Events are also posted on Chisholm Trail Arts Council’s Facebook page. Please “like us” on Facebook and stay informed! We hope to see YOUR child at Arts Explosion. Thank you for sharing them with CTAC and exposing them to the world of ART!

Program History

Arts Explosion (AE) first began around 1991. Classes were held at the Simmons Center for several years, but once the program outgrew this space, AE was then moved to the Stephens County Expo Center.

Originally, Arts Explosion focused on students who had completed third, fourth and fifth grades. In recent years, the AE program has expanded to include ALL ages – Kindergarten through Teens. Arts Explosions hosts approximately 150 students each year!

Arts Explosion July 17-21, 2023

2023 Schedule & Prices:  

GROUP I (just completed 3rd – 5th grades)
9:00 – 12:00 pm  ($70 Early* / $80 Late) – small snack provided  

GROUP II (K – 2nd grades) – THIS CLASS IS FULL
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm ($45 Early* / $55 Late)

GROUP III (6th – 12th grades) – THIS CLASS IS FULL
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm ($45 Early* / $55 Late)

*Early enrollment ends June 30th; Late enrollment starts July 1st.

**Limited scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance; please call for info.

Register for Arts Explosion

To register, please contact the CTAC office for more information. 580-252-4160.