Adults and kids will find fun and creative workshops, classes and camps at MECCA! Our wonderful collection of materials provides an abundant resource for all kinds of creative endeavors and is guaranteed to inspire creativity.
SUMMER 2023 CAMPS
MECCA is offering Curiosity Camps, for curious and creative 8-13 year olds! Camps will be held at MECCA’s new location at 555 High St. in Eugene.
Camps are 12pm-5pm Tuesday-Friday. Each Curiosity Camp will have a unique theme, and campers are welcome to sign up for any or all of them. Each Curiosity Camp will include self-made journals/portfolios for reflecting and documenting along the way because curiosity leads to self-discovery.
CAMP COST & SCHOLARSHIPS
In an effort to make summer camps more affordable to those in need we are offering our Curiosity Camps on a sliding scale.
- “Pay it forward” price: $220
The pay it forward price contributes to scholarships and discounted rates to make camps available to kids and families in need of quality, affordable summer education programs. MECCA is committed to making educational programs available to everyone in need. Your pay it forward contribution makes a huge difference. Thank you.
Discounted price: $195 – Enter code SlidingScale25 at checkout
Double discounted price: $180 –Enter code SlidingScale40 at checkout
- Drop in day pass: $60
CAMP DESCRIPTIONS AND DATES
Curious About: Building (and Destroying)
August 15-18, 12pm-5pm
This week we will build using wood, cardboard/paper, found objects and other mediums, collaboratively as well as solo. Four Days of BUILDING (and destroying) will include:
Exquisite Corpse 3D
Free Mental Health Art Class
First Tuesdays of each month
4 – 5 pm
Each month we’ll offer a free art therapy class in partnership with NAMI, The National Alliance of Mental Illness. Classes are hands on and creative with focuses ranging from collage, mindfulness, visual journaling, and expressive arts. Classes are open to anyone in need of a creative outlet, all ages and abilities are welcome.
Space is limited.
Object Afterlife Art Challenge
Show Opening October 6th – Closes October 31st, 2023
With a mission to connect unwanted materials and fine art, participants are given a mystery box of materials, a MECCA gift certificate, and a few months to create. The resulting artworks exist in the space where artistic discovery and conservation meet, inspiring us all to think differently about the materials we may consider waste. The exhibit opens in October in the MECCA gallery. 2023 applications have closed.
Art by Cindy Clair, the mystery material is glass scrap
Create Something Day
Winter Holiday Season 2023
One of our favorite events for kids (and kids at heart) is our annual Create Something Day event. Each holiday season we come together in our community art studio to make gifts for friends and loved ones. The activities change each year, but we’ll always create MECCA Monsters, one-of-a-kind stuffed creatures made from fabric remnants and funky bits and pieces.
Need a place to create? Looking for inspiration? Our studio is located in the MECCA store and is always open during open hours. It is open to the public and is pay-by-donation. We suggest $3-$5/hour per person. Studio fees include space, supplies, and anything from our pay-what-you-can section. Supplies from the main store can be purchased separately.
Studio space is available on a drop-in basis. However, if you are with a group or will need extra room, please give us a call at 541-302-1810.
Have a creative kiddo or group of friends and looking for a creative place for a gathering or party? We host birthday parties for kids and gatherings for creative adults. We’ll come up with a project based on your interests or you can tell us what you want to make and we’ll go from there.
Parties cost $175 for two hours and include instruction, supplies, and a project to take away. Food isn’t included but you’re welcome to bring treats from home.
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