The Carnegie Center for the Arts will be having its 3rd annual art camp this coming July. Students in the past have learned the Elements of Art, Color Theory, Painting, Drawing and Art History. This year some new concepts will be introduced to the older kids. “I try to mix it up enough that the returning students get something new and the new students, beginners, don’t feel lost,” said Summer Bates, Executive Director. “We have something new and exciting for the older kids this summer.”
Ages 11 – 14 will have a special treat this year. Locally and Nationally known artist Inga Ojala will be teaching an acrylic painting project in each of the afternoon classes. Inga is locally known for the Mural she painted at the Dodge House Hotel and Convention Center, and work displayed at the Carnegie. “Inga will bring a unique and fun painting class to the Carnegie this summer, and we are very excited about it,” said Bates. “Students in her class will receive a canvas that they will work on for the whole week, focusing on a theme and learning techniques,” Bates said. “All supplies will be provided and are included in the camp fees. A new Camp t-shirt will be available for each student as well.”
The Carnegie Art Camp has been very successful in the past two years and is expected to continue to enhance art experiences for students and parents alike, catering to around 80 students a summer. “We are always trying to evolve the camp and think outside the box, I was thrilled when Inga called and was interested in doing something special while she was in town,” said Bates.
The Carnegie Art Camp also provides scholarships for those who are unable to afford the fees. “We have benefactors that provided funding for students that qualify for the scholarships. If your child has proof of a reduced or free lunch they can enroll under a scholarship,” said Bates. “Thanks to individuals
and businesses we have been able to provide scholarships for 4 or 5 students a summer. Art is for everyone, and I want it to be accessible as much as possible.”
You can contact Summer at the Carnegie to enroll your child or to receive more information. Registration forms are available on the Carnegie Center for the Arts facebook page and website.