2.14.2011

Summer Art Opportunities


I receive a lot of mail from places that offer summer art camps or classes for students.  I thought I'd take a moment to share some of these with all of you, so that if you are interested you will have plenty of time to sign up!

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp - I've written about this camp before.  Several students from our school have been awarded scholarships for both music and visual arts for this camp in West Michigan.  I've heard many good things about this program, and students seem to really enjoy themselves. They have a variety of sessions, divided mostly into groups for grades 7-8, 5-6, and 9-12.  More info.

Shell Lake Arts Center - What really interested me in the advertisement for this grade 6-12 camp in Wisconsin wasn't just the pottery, drawing, and painting classes so much as the FILM MAKING CLASS!  How fun would that be?!  The description says: "This week long, intensive course is designed to help you build a story or experiment with themes, learn the basic techniques of digital filmmaking (including: camera, lights, and sound) as well as discovering the magic behind persistence of vision.  The course will conclude with a screening of all finished projects." More info.

Western Illinois University Art for Gifted & Talented Students - Two sessions are being offered: one for grades 4-6, and one for grades 6-8.  You get to stay on campus for the session.  The classes offered are: drawing and painting, airbrush, computer art, and three-dimensional expression.  I was really interested to see that they offer airbrush, since that's something students wouldn't typically experience in most schools. More info.

Maybe staying at a camp isn't really your style.  In that case, don't forget to also check out our great local art offerings and classes (found on the links page) as well for fun summer art opportunities!
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