EXPLORE THE WORLD OF ARTS AND NATURE
Summer Camps are a great way to get the kids out of the house and explore the worlds of art and nature.
There are classes for all age groups, starting with the Pitter Patter Art Camp, 18 months – 3 years. This class focuses on tactile and sensory experiences that ignites toddlers’ imaginations. Parents and caregivers participate along with their kids as they move from station to station.
Ages 4-5 can join the Young Explorers and participate in art-making, trail walks, and gallery games capture youngsters’ imaginations and encourage self-expression. Parents may drop off their children for this half day immersion in a museum experience.
Elementary Art Camp
For elementary students there are several engaging camps available, whether they are aspiring artist, naturalists, authors or a like a little bit of everything there is plenty to experience at the museum. Elementary Art Camp is where imagination and creativity abound when campers explore painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, and crafts.
Nature Camp takes the campers hiking along the Museum’s 1-½ miles of natural woodland trails will delight in their discoveries. Nature-related activities and art making will take place in the Museum’s studio spaces during the hot afternoons – utilizing some found an recycled materials. Nature Camp is open to 3-5th graders as well as 6th – 8th.
The Art of Reading and Writing
In The Art of Reading and Writing students will experiment with the many ways in which reading connects us to the world. Using close examination of grade-level appropriate works of literature, small group writing workshops, and hands-on production of varied works combining creative writing and visual art, students will engage in ways to activate reading comprehension, foster stronger written communication skills, and bolster creativity while collaborating with peers
For the older kids Clay Camp is a chance for middle school and high school students to roll up their sleeves and get messy exploring different clays, wheel throwing & hand building techniques and glazing experimentation. Opportunities for self-expression and creativity will culminate in campers developing their own personal style.
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