Art: Colorful Minds & Creative Hands

(Grades 4-8) 

June 10-14, 2024



Western Illinois University’s summer art program is designed for students in grades 4 through 8. This face-to-face program will be led by Robert Johnson (Retired WIU Faculty), Steve Larimer (Retired Macomb HS Art Teacher) and Natalie Shelly (Macomb Park District Ceramics Coordinator & Lakeview Naturalist Educator)





2023 Cost 

2024 Cost TBD

June 10-14, 2024 

Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 3 pm

Friday, 9 am - Noon 



Included in the program 

All project supplies, instruction and lunch. 

Participation Criteria

Program is open to a minimum of 15 and maximum of 30 students in grades 4-8, who are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Past Program Schedule

2022 Program Schedule 

Past Instructors & Activities 







2024 Instructors & Activities TBD

Robert Johnson: cartooning and airbrushing. 

Steve Larimer: digital self protrait, digital collage, digital freehand painting

Natalie Shelly: magnified cupcake drawings, clay sgraffito tile, mini-matchbox hidden drawing, repeat pattren wallpaper, reverse painting acetate self-portraits, cyanotype sunprint portraits, vintage postcard embroidery, wheel-thrown mandalas, chalk pastel cherry still life drawings, glue resist painted batik, chalk pastel feather drawings, chalk pastel rothko inspired drawings



Program is open to a minimum of 15 and maximum of 30 students in grades 4-8, who are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Materials will be provided by our office and provided for them on the first day of the program.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law. 


  • Natalie Shelly  
  • Ceramics Coordinator, Lakeview Naturalist Educator, Macomb Park District


  • Steve Larimer
  • Retired Art Teacher, Macomb School District 185


  • Bob Johnson
  • Retired Faculty,
  • Western Illinois University

Contact Us

Sally Adams
For Questions


Horrabin Room 8

(309) 298-1911