Canton Museum of Art announces 2014 Summer Art Camps

Three sessions of CMA Kids Art Camps mean fun, friends, art

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Canton, Ohio — The Canton Museum of Art’s (CMA) series of popular summer Art Camps for kids will start a three-week run beginning June 24. CMA’s summer Art Camps teach kids how to look at, talk about and create art. Art Camps are structured in morning, afternoon or full day sessions for the weeks of June 24 – 27, June 30 – July 3 and July 8 – 11. All camp sessions are held at CMA. Cost per session is $95, morning or afternoon; or combine both morning and afternoon for a full day at $175. The registration fee includes all of the materials needed to explore drawing, painting, sculpture and more as kids create their own masterpieces in themed class sessions. Register online at www.cantonart.org/artcamp, or call Lynn Daverio or Lauren Kuntzman at 330.453.7666 to register.    

Art Camps are appropriate for children ages 6 – 14. Camps will be divided by age groups of 6 – 8, 9 – 11 and 12 – 14. Each camp is four days long. Students who register for a “Full Day” must pack a lunch every day to eat during the supervised break between morning and afternoon. Licensed art teachers and professional artists teach all Art Camp sessions.

Summer Art Camp Schedule & Classes

Session 1a: June 24 – 27, 9:30am – 12:30pm (No Class Mon.)

Session 1a Morning – 2-D Media (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking)

Explore 2-D materials while creating drawings, paintings, and prints! Artwork from the CMA collection will inspire students before creating masterpieces with charcoal, colored pencils, inks, watercolors, and tempera paint.

Session 1b: June 24 – 27, 1:30 – 4:30pm (No Class Mon.)

Session 1b Afternoon – 3-D Media (Mixed Media, Modeling Clay, Sculpture)

Build exciting 3-D sculptures using mixed media, modeling clay, and more! Students will view items from CMA exhibits and collection to gain inspiration before making their own one-of-a-kind creations.

Session 2a: June 30 – July 3, 9:30am – 12:30pm (No Class Fri.)

Session 2a Morning – Around the World

Let’s bring out the map to travel and explore art from different cultures. Students will use a variety of materials to create multi-cultural artworks.

Session 2b: June 30 – July 3, 1:30 – 4:30pm (No Class Fri.)

Session 2b Afternoon – Environment

Students will learn about the environment, the Earth’s inhabitants, and about making eco-friendly choices in and out of the art room. Make amazing art and explore our world with a variety of art materials!

Session 3a: July 8 – 11, 9:30am – 12:30pm (No Class Mon.)

Session 3a Morning – Storytelling

Every artwork tells a story. Images in CMA exhibits and literature will provide inspiration, as students use drawing, painting, sculpting and mixed media materials to craft unique characters and inventive stories.

Session 3b: July 8 – 11, 1:30 – 4:30pm (No Class Mon.)

Session 3b Afternoon – Superheroes

Explore the action-packed artwork in CMA exhibits then create your own superheroes. Using a variety of 2-D and 3-D materials, students will save the day with heroic art projects!

About the Canton Museum of Art

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Ohio's premier locations for an exceptional visual arts experience. CMA is recognized for powerful national touring exhibits; dynamic CMA-original exhibits; an unrivaled Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics; and innovative education outreach programs, in-Museum classes and workshops. For more information, including hours, exhibits and special events, call 330.453.7666, visit http://www.cantonart.org, Facebook® at “Canton Museum of Art” or @CantonMuseum on Twitter®.

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