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Junior Arts Academy

This annual summer program has been providing both visual and theatrical arts instruction to 6–9 year olds* for over 20 years. The two-week program runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, Monday–Friday. The session culminates with "Play & Display" where young thespians perform original, short PLAYS on the Children's Theatre Main Stage, and the work they create is on DISPLAY in the Arkansas Arts Center.

*Children must be 6-9 years old during the run of the program.

Membership has its benefits! Your AAC Family Membership saves you 20% on JAA tuition, plus you receive all of the benefits of an AAC Family level membership!

NOTE: If this program is closed and you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please click here.

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THEME: A Feast For The Eyes

10 Sessions: June 4 - 15, 2018
Class Days: Monday - Friday (both weeks), 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
Play & Display: Friday, June 16, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$444 members; $555 non-members** - Includes cost of all materials and one (1) JAA t-shirt.
Location: MS Studios and Children's Theatre
Register by: May 4 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date.
Now in its 22nd season, this annual summer program provides both visual and theatrical arts instruction to 6-9 year olds.** The two-week program runs from 9am-5pm, every day, Monday-Friday. Students learn about different artists, build skills in both theatre and visual arts techniques and vocabulary, make new friends, and spend two weeks working toward Play & Display - their final performance and art exhibition. Bring a boxed lunch, drink, and two snacks each day. No refrigeration available.
* * * PLEASE NOTE: Children must be 6-9 years old during the run of the program * * *
Registration for this program is limited. Due to its popularity, it is recommended that you register online at as soon as registration opens in November 2017. Tuition is to be paid in full at the time of registration. Payment plans and scholarships available. For more information, call the Museum School Office at (501) 396-0353.
MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS BENEFITS! Your AAC Family Membership saves you 20% on JAA tuition, plus you receive all of the benefits of an AAC Family level membership!
$555 JAA Cost for Non-Members
$444 JAA Cost for Members
+$75 AAC Family Membership
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$519 (Save $36 on JAA + receive benefits of AAC Membership for a year!)
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/4/2018 and ending 6/15/2018 at 9:00AM

Hours: Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM | Sun 11 AM - 5 PM      Address: 9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park, P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137      Phone: 501.372.4000

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