Where the Past Is Present and the Arts Are Alive

Summer Art Camp: Art Outside the Box

Date: July 8 – July 17, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Series: Summer Art Camp

About Summer Art Camp

Our annual Summer Art Camps feature three exciting days of activities relating to art and history. Themes change annually. For details please call 540.371.3037, ext. 142.

About Art Outside the Box

This year’s summer camp program entitled, Art Outside the Box will include an introductory camp open for students ages 8-12 and an advanced camp for students ages 13-17. Each three day camp will feature activities exploring non-traditional art forms, movements, and artists within their local community.

The introductory camp will be held July 8-10 from 10am – 2pm. During this camp, students will explore the question “What is art?” Each day the camp will feature a different local artist who will help the students create art using different mediums within their environment.  On the final day of camp, students will create a large-scale piece of public art in the community.**The introductory camp is full at this time**.

The advanced camp will be held July 15 – 17 from 10am – 2pm.  These students will work with acclaimed mixed media artist Gabriel Pons to examine their local community through the lens of environmental, graffiti and street art.  They will explore the FAMCC collection for historical examples of non-traditional art in order to understand the various ways people have used these forms to shape their environment.  Students will also work with the artist to design and create a large-scale piece that will be displayed in the Museum.

Finally, the students will host a joint public reception at the end of the camps to debut their art.  During this reception, students will explain their work and their artistic process to the community.

Registration for these two camps will run from March 4 through July 5.  Fees for each camp are $75 for members and $90 for non-members. FAMCC is also offering Needs-based scholarships for two spots within each camp.  For more information about these camps or to register, please contact Education & Volunteer Coordinator Janelle Kennedy at jkennedy@famcc.org or (540) 371-3037 ext. 142.