ROCKLAND – Starting Monday, July 18, the Farnsworth Art Museum is hosting three consecutive weeks of art camps for children aged eight to 12. Each week includes a morning session and an afternoon session, with each workshop offering a fun and entertaining art-making activity. . The three weeks of summer arts camps at FAM take place at the museum’s Gamble Center at the corner of Grace and Union streets. Morning sessions are from 9:00 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions are from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The camps are led by teaching artists Jenn Peppe and Whitney River.
The Farnsworth invites all children between the ages of 8 and 12 to participate in the following activities:
Week 1, Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, is led by Teaching Artist Jen Peppe. Morning sessions focus on printmaking, while afternoon sessions feature mixed media art making.
Week 2, Monday July 25 to Friday July 29, is led by Jen Peppe. Morning sessions focus on creating with clay, while afternoon sessions feature sketchbooks and a journal.
Week 3, Monday August 1 through Friday August 5, includes a Drawing Camp led by Teaching Artist Whitney River during the morning sessions, while the afternoon camp features artist-inspired activities and author Ashley Bryan and will be directed by Jen Pepe.
Jennifer Peppe’s adventures as an art educator began in 1996. She launched her teaching career from a busy art room in a colorful, urban and suburban school district. Over the decades, she has broadened her skills and cultural experiences by studying, traveling and teaching abroad. Years of working with creative learners of all ages and abilities have reinforced her commitment to sharing art with others. She has since followed her love of art and nature and landed in Midcoast Maine.
Whitney River graduated from Yale University in 1995. Since then, she has exhibited her work widely throughout New England, and her drawings and paintings are represented in numerous private and corporate collections. She is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds her in Maine, both in the woods and by the ocean. She uses oil on canvas and graphite on paper to render found natural objects with great detail and precision.
Participants must register individually for each weekly morning or afternoon session. The cost for each session is $225 and $200 for Farnsworth members. For more information on all summer art camps at FAM, or to register, visit farnsworthmuseum.org.
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