We Love Summer Art Campers!

By: Jayna Hintz, curator of education on July 8th, 2010

Summer has arrived and so have art camps at the Woodson Art Museum. Seventy-two students will participate in one of five camps at the Museum over the next two weeks.

We’re in the midst of week one focused on children ages 5-11. It’s a high-energy week; a treat to work with enthusiastic and creative campers.

Working on both two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects, students experience a variety of art mediums and techniques. One of the projects challenged students to draw themselves as a Peanuts character. Not intimidated by the assignment, a student drew himself as the child of Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown and named himself “Pepper Brown.”

One of the three-dimensional projects had students creating their version of Snoopy’s doghouse. Snoopy would love to live in any of the “palaces” created by the campers. Colorful, bright, and amenity-filled, Snoopy would have a hard time choosing his favorite.

The best comment heard this week was from a camper who declared: “This is the bestest time ever. I wish it was a whole week.” Another added, “it could even be on Saturday and Sunday.”

This kind of immediate feedback is great, especially when it’s positive and heartfelt.

It’s been a fun and rewarding first week of the Woodson Art Museum’s Summer Art Camps!

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