Is your child suffering from boredom? Cure those end-of-summer blues at KIA Art Camp!

Posted: August 1, 2009
Source: Farrell L. Howe
Phone: (269) 349-7775 x3112

Kalamazoo, MI - Friday, July 31, 2009, "I'm booooored!" What parent or caretaker hasn't heard this at least once this summer? August is known as the dog days of summer for more than just the heat. Most summer camps tend to end in July, and school is still far enough away that parents are left scrambling to find ways to keep their children occupied and entertained.

While most summer camps have closed their doors, The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Kirk Newman Art School is still open!

The Young Artists Multi-Media Art Camp is open August 3 - 7th and intended for students ages 11-13. This camp will provide a unique opportunity for young artists to work with a variety of faculty members. Each teacher will share the fundamentals and techniques of their 2- and 3-dimensional medium. This intense camp schedule is designed for a full day's experience. The session is one week, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a supervised one-hour lunch period. As an option, students may attend only the morning or afternoon session for the week. Three-dimensional media will include ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and glass. Two-dimensional media will include drawing, painting, photography and printmaking.

Prices are as follows: Full day - $270 community, $262 KIA members, $258 sustaining members. Half day - $155 community, $147 KIA members, $143 sustaining members.

Art Camp #7 is intended for students in grades 1-5 and begins on August 10th - 14th. There is plenty of room left! Inspired by the current exhibition, Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Times, students will have the opportunity to create a piece of art utilizing various art forms such as painting, drawing, sculpting and much more. Students will learn to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. Each session will present a different creative process, giving students the opportunity to attend more than one camp. All materials are provided.

Prices are as follows: $265 for the community, $257 for KIA members and $253 for sustaining members.

Please enroll your child into the appropriate Art Camp per their age or grade level.

For a detailed schedule of these events and to enroll, please visit www.kiarts.org/school or contact Barb, School Secretary at 269-349-7775 ext. 3101, or via email at barb_s@kiarts.org.

The Kirk Newman Art School offers a full schedule of exciting classes for adults, young adults and children. Our highly professional faculty of practicing artists is on hand and eager to share their love of art through teaching. State-of-the-art studios provide the perfect setting for courses in ceramics, painting, drawing, graphic design, jewelry, papermaking, glass, photography, printmaking, sculpture and weaving. Special short-term classes are scheduled annually, as are programs geared to students with disabilities. Each year, internationally recognized visiting artists conduct weekend and weeklong workshops that explore a variety of media. For more information, visit www.kiarts.org/school.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a nonprofit art museum and school. Since 1924, the institute has offered art classes and free-admission programming, including exhibitions, lectures, events, activities and a permanent collection. The KIA's mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts for the communities of West Michigan.

For more information about the KIA, visit www.kiarts.org or call (269) 349-7775.

The Kirk Newman Art School offers a full schedule of exciting classes for adults, young adults and children. Our highly professional faculty of practicing artists is on hand and eager to share their love of art through teaching. State-of-the-art studios provide the perfect setting for courses in ceramics, painting, drawing, graphic design, jewelry, papermaking, glass, photography, printmaking, sculpture and weaving. Special short-term classes are scheduled annually, as are programs geared to students with disabilities. Each year, internationally recognized visiting artists conduct weekend and weeklong workshops that explore a variety of media. For more information, visit www.kiarts.org/school.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a nonprofit art museum and school. Since 1924, the institute has offered art classes and free-admission programming, including exhibitions, lectures, events, activities and a permanent collection. The KIA's mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts for the communities of West Michigan.

For more information about the KIA, visit www.kiarts.org or call (269) 349-7775.

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