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Bayly Art Museum offers summer camp for middle-school students July 30-Aug. 16

Bayly Art Museum offers summer camp for middle-school students July 30-Aug. 16

The Bayly Art Museum is offering a new summer art camp for upcoming fifth- through ninth-graders in three one-week sessions from late July to mid-August. The camp will allow budding artists to study and create within the museum setting.

Students may sign up for one or more sessions, which run July 30-Aug. 2, Aug. 6-9 and Aug. 13-16. The camp, titled “From Stela to Stella,” concludes with an exhibition of student work Aug. 17.

The camp will focus on ancient and modern art in the museum’s collection, said director Jennifer van Winkle. Students will examine and discuss a commemorative Roman stela, or stone marker, dating from 230 B.C., as well as traditional and contemporary sculptural techniques and historical contexts.

They will also create sketches focusing on the human figure in art. These exercises will culminate with each camper making a stela that relates to people, things or events important in their lives.

Using the museum’s mixed media artwork “Jerdon’s Courser,” by American abstract artist Frank Stella, students will also study contemporary art and focus on their responses to color and shapes and the expressionistic aspect of art. They then will create mixed media drawings and sculpture.

The program accepts 30 tuition-paying and 30 scholarship students. Each one-week session will run Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for tuition-paying students is $175 per week and includes all supplies as well as morning and afternoon snacks. Lunches for tuition-paying students are available at $5 per day; lunches will be provided for scholarship students, who also will receive free transportation to and from the museum.

“From Stela to Stella” is funded, in part, with a grant from Phillip Morris USA.

For more details on the camp, go to: http://www.virginia.edu/~bayly/


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