Wildwood Academy of Music and the Arts (WAMA) is a summer music festival and arts camp designed for students ages 6–18 who are interested in studying music. The academy’s mission is to provide the highest standards in music and arts education to Arkansas students of all ages and backgrounds. We invite your students to hone their skills and continue their pursuit of music through the summer with us!

Click here to learn more about WAMA 2017!

WILDKids Winter/Spring 2017 Series!

WILDKIDS COOK! Winter/Spring 2017 Series

Sunday, January 29, 2 – 4 pm

Sunday, February 26, 2 – 4 pm **SOLD OUT **  (email: rachel@wildwoodpark.org to be put on a waiting list)

Sunday, March 12, 2 – 4 pm **SOLD OUT **  (email: rachel@wildwoodpark.org to be put on a waiting list)

Open to kids 8 years old & up

$55 per class  or $150 for the entire fall series

Class fee includes all ingredients, supplies, recipes and snacks.

Click here to register for a class! 

Click here to register for the entire series!

 Maximum enrollment: 12 students

Faith Anaya from Kids Cook! Arkansas will return to Wildwood in the new year for a WILDKids Cook! Winter/Spring Series. Your WILDKid is sure to enjoy working on seasonal recipes while getting hands-on experience in the kitchen.  The classes will fill up quickly, so don’t wait to register your WILDKid for the Winter/Spring 2017 WILDKids Cook series!

Meet Faith

Faith Anaya is passionate about food and kids.  She lived in San Francisco for 14 years before moving to Little Rock in 1999.  Working in a number of gourmet food businesses in California gave her an appreciation for fresh ingredients, local sources and healthy eating.  She has traveled extensively, lived in Europe and gathered recipes from around the globe.   In the fall of 2003, Faith began working with kindergarteners on cooking projects.  By January 2004 Faith was certain that she wanted to launch a new business focused on teaching kids to enjoy the art of cooking and eating, and Kids Cook!™ was born.

Nature Printmaking Workshop for Teens & Adults

WORKSHOP DATE & TIME:  March 11, 2017, 1 pm – 4 pm

Workshop is suitable for 13 years + up. 

Cost: $ 60 (fee includes workshop supplies)

In this hands-on workshop, printmaker Sarah Burns will guide workshop participants on using images from nature to inspire original multicolor foam print engraving plates.  Once created the foam print plates can be combined and printed multiple times for a variety of effects. Beginners to advanced artists will enjoy creating original engravings by hand using a non-toxic simple process.

To register for the workshop, please click here! 

“Look Deep” by Sarah Burns
Linocut, 2016

Sarah Burns is one of the featured artists in the winter/spring 2017 Art in the Park exhibit, “Nature in Print: Arkansas Printmakers Exploring the Natural World.”  When she is not creating she inspires others to find their artistic gifts as an elementary art teacher in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nature as words is the inspiration for her linocut print series. She was visually intrigued by artist Katie Holten and her tree drawings which Holten turned into an alphabet to be used by many.  Sarah Burns’ tree prints immerse the viewer in the natural world with the hope that the language as well as the images will plant an image of peace within each soul.

Junior Naturalist Spring Break Camp

2017 SPRING BREAK DATES:  March 20 – 24, 2017

Enrich and enliven your child’s spring break by giving them an outdoor experience led by Central Arkansas Master Naturalists at Wildwood Park for the Arts! This day camp, for ages 7 -12, runs from 9AM – 5PM each day with drop off beginning at 8:45AM.

The camp features nature adventures with outdoor projects from 9AM – 4PM. Bill Toland, a certified Arkansas Master Naturalist and a NAI Certified Interpretive Guide, leads the naturalist programming with additional certified Central Arkansas Master Naturalists. Campers will enjoy a week of fun hiking Wildwood’s winding trails, playing outdoor games, and engaging in hands-on instruction including lake ecology, reptiles and insects native to Arkansas, and how to stay safe in the woods!

Pick up begins at 4PM and goes until 5PM. Students may use this time to create using Wildwood’s art and craft supplies, read a book, or play games.

To register, click here! 

Then, click here to complete the Wildwood Spring Break Camp 2017 Registration Forms, which include: Wildwood’s Medical/Emergency Release, Photography/Video Waiver, Behavior & Code of Conduction information, and dress code requirements. Please complete this document and scan and email to rachel@wildwoodpark.org OR complete this document and bring it with you for check in on March 20, beginning at 8:30 am.