Taube Museum of Art brings summer camps

Registration for Taube summer camps open

The Taube Museum of Art will be offering two different camps this summer. The first will take place with two sessions on June 18 and 19 for ages three to four and the second will take place July 29 through Aug. 1 with two session times for ages five and up.

The first camp for ages three to four will be a mini camp titled “Artist, Artist What do you Paint?” The two sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and then from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The activities for the class will be centered around the author and artist Eric Carle.

“We will read his books and create corresponding projects,” said Margaret Lee, the education coordinator at the Taube.

The children will then make paste paper, which consists of making designs in paint, letting it dry, then cutting it into the desired shapes.

The mini camp will cost $56 for non-members and $50 for members.

“We started this because parents were requesting a camp for the younger children,” explained Lee.

The second camp for ages five and up is titled “Meet the Artist, Be the Artist.” Children will learn, explore and observe the artworks of Louise Nevelson, Georgia O’Keefe, Frida Kahlo and Kerri Ambrosino and create projects consisting of printmaking, acrylic painting, 3D sculpture, model magic clay and more.

“This is an art camp for children interested in a hands-on experience with the visual arts,” Lee said.

The camp’s two sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 29 through Aug. 1. For non-members, the camp will cost $100 for one child and $90 for the second child and for members the first child will be $95 and $85 for the second.

Alongside the two camps, the Taube Museum of Art will be holding a wide selection of one to two day class opportunities, with costs ranging from $22 to $40.

To see the list of classes or to register, visit taubemuseum.org or call the Taube Museum at 838-4445.

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