Art Museum offers summer camp for middle-school students July
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.
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.
camp will focus on ancient and modern art in the museums
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.
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.
the museums mixed media artwork Jerdons 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.
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.
Stela to Stella is funded, in part, with a grant from Phillip
more details on the camp, go to: http://www.virginia.edu/~bayly/