AUBURN, NY (May 12, 2022) -- Keep your child’s mind active during summer vacation by enrolling them in Summer Art Camp at the Schweinfurth Art Center.
The art center is offering several week-long, half-day camps over four weeks in July and August. Camps meet in the morning or afternoon, depending on age level, and explore different topics, including making, nature, and Harriet Tubman.
“We have a great lineup of creative artists as teachers,” said Schweinfurth Program Coordinator Julia Banfi. “Students ages 6 to 15 will have a fun week exploring art and refining their skills.”
The Schweinfurth’s camps are:
July 18 to 22
TinkerLab 2022: Morning session for ages 6-10, taught by Michele Ridgeway. Students will be encouraged to use both traditional and nontraditional art materials in creative ways.
Makerspace Space to Make: Afternoon session for ages 11-15, taught by Michele Ridgeway. Students will design and create projects using art center materials and tools.
July 25 to 29
Forever Summer: Morning session for ages 6-10, taught by Warner Varno. Students will explore beach themes, including sea life, sailing, and sandcastles with 2D and 3D art.
In Beloved Community with Our Planet Earth: Afternoon session for ages 11-15, taught by Warner Varno. Students will discover how artists apply ecology themes to their work, and begin to do the same in their own drawings, paintings, and 3D art.
Aug. 1 to 5
Art Exploration: Morning session for ages 6-10, taught by Jacqueline Webster. Students will explore a variety of mediums and processes as they create 2D and 3D projects.
Fun in the Sun: Afternoon session for ages 11-15, taught by Elizabeth Diego. Students will explore their craft-making skills through a series of fun activities involving material you can find around the house.
I Am Harriet Tubman: Morning session for ages 6-10, taught by Vanessa Johnson. Students will explore Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad history through the seven principles of the African American community celebration of Kwanzaa
Harriet’s Home: Afternoon session for ages 11-15, taught by Vanessa Johnson. Students will use fabric, collage, painting, writing, and build soft sculpture figures with fiber to honor Harriet Tubman’s life and community.
Morning camps run from 9 a.m. to noon, and afternoon camps are 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $115 a week for Schweinfurth members, $130 for nonmembers. Space is limited, so the art center recommends registering as soon as possible at https://schweinfurthartcenter.org/youth-classes/ or calling 315-255-1553.
Scholarships are available; contact Julia Banfi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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About the Schweinfurth
The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center is a multi-arts center that opened in 1981 thanks to a bequest from Auburn-born architect Julius Schweinfurth. The art center's programs include more than a dozen exhibitions each year and educational programs for children and adults, which feature local, national, and international artists. For more information, link to schweinfurthartcenter.org.