What better way is there to involve the community in a fun, yet educational, activity on campus than to offer summer art camps for elementary and high school students? Spread throughout the summer, each of the five sessions will be held in room 150 of the University’s new Fine and Performing Arts Center. All camp sessions will be taught by two very talented graduate school students of art, Cara Lovejoy and Leslie Rosenburg. Each camp is $75 per student, however, during the “My Buddy and Me” camps, the adult buddy attends for free. The scheduled camps include the following:• “Art Around the World” from June 12-16, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This camp is for both elementary and high-school students. Students will learn about art from Native American, Mexican, African, Japanese, and Indian cultures. Along with learning about each culture’s art, students will have the opportunity to create their own artwork with influence from the culture they are studying at the time.• “Community Mural Camp” from July 10-14 and August 14-18, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This camp is for upper-elementary and high school students. Together, the students will brainstorm ideas for a mural and then create that mural. The mural from the first session will be displayed in the Jackson County Human Resource Center, and the second session mural will be displayed at Cullowhee Valley School.• “My Buddy and Me” from July 17-18 and August 8-9, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., lunch not provided. The first session’s focus will be artists with European roots, and the second session will focus on many different cultures. During both sessions, however, students and their buddies will learn about art styles and incorporate those styles into their own artwork.
No experience is necessary for the camps. If your child has an interest in art, then you’ve come to the right place! He or she will have a great time while being exposed to art of different cultures from around the world. If both you and your child share an interest in art, then the “My Buddy and Me” camp is for you. Whether you attend one, two, or three camps, each provides a great opportunity for community members to interact with Western graduate students and enjoy the new Fine and Performing Arts facility. For more information about each camp or to register your child, call the Division of Educational Outreach at 828-227-7397 or Susan Fouts at 828-227-3688. You may also visit http://edoutreach.wcu.edu/community to complete and mail in a registration form to the address specified on the form.