The Canton Museum of Art is offering three summer art camp sessions for children, beginning June 26. Camp classes are taught by Museum art instructors and incorporate a wide variety of media and techniques to inspire young artists. Children also enjoy access to the Museum galleries. Each session features 6 art classes, with age appropriate themes.
Young kids (ages 6 – 8 ) can draw, paint, and sculpt their way through the desert sands with Desert Habitat — or let the rainforest be their inspiration as they explore 2-D and 3-D art in Rainforest Art. “Let’s Paint!” explores the tremendous variety of painting techniques, using watercolors, acrylics, tempera paints and pastels.
Kids ages 9 to 11 can learn how to make their drawings appear to have depth and distance with Perspective Drawing. Or follow in the footsteps of Victor Vasarely and MC Escher, creating optical illusions with Op Art. Other offerings include Color Factory, Mixed-Media Masterpieces and Ocean Blue.
Older kids, (ages 12 & up), can find inspiration from the current CMA exhibit The Creative Spirit as they create their own folk art, including found object sculptures, acrylic painting and tin punch art. Or take a class exploring Color Theory, 3-D Art, Drawing the Landscape, Cartooning or Printmaking. Kids will be inspired as they create professional-looking art, using a variety of sophisticated and surprising materials.
Session 1: June 26 – 29
Session 2: July 2 – 6 (No class Wednesday, July 4)
Session 3: July 10 – 13
Cost per class is $75, which includes all materials. Students who enroll in two classes receive a 20% discount on the second class. Museum Members receive a 20% discount. Classes are offereded from 9:30 am – noon, or 1 – 3:30 pm. Students wishing to enroll in both morning and afternoon classes can sign up for a supervised lunch break for $16.
Details can be found at www.cantonart.org. Register online, or by calling 330-453-7666. The Canton Museum of Art is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio.