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Gallery provides a variety of art camps

By: By Berkley Lamb

  |  Posted: Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014 06:00 am

MAKING ART – The Art Gallery of St. Albert has a variety of summer art programs for children of all ages.
MAKING ART – The Art Gallery of St. Albert has a variety of summer art programs for children of all ages.
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The Art Gallery of St. Albert is hosting a series of camps for both children and teenagers throughout the summer.

“Through all our summer camp programs, we’ve tied the theme to current exhibits. We will be looking and discussing art, as well as understanding the art,” says community programs co-ordinator for the gallery, Amanda McKenzie.

McKenzie says the camps foster all artistic skills, and that there is plenty of room in each program at the moment, but to register soon in order to guarantee a spot.

Earth Arts Exploration – ages six to 10, July 7 to July 11

Provides an opportunity for children to create artwork, using nature to inspire their own pieces of art, which are comprised of natural materials.

Animate The Everyday – ages eight to 12, July 14 to July 16

Puts the artist’s inner director to the test, in creating his or her own stop-motion animation film.

Art En Plein Air – ages eight to 12, Aug. 11 to 15

Artists visually research the St. Albert area and, using pencils, paints and sketchbooks, come back to the studio to create works of art.

Think Inside the Box – teenagers, July 10

Examines the exhibit, Retreat, by Sherri Chaba, to learn about contemporary installation art, and using a range of objects will create mini artworks that will be preserved in sealed cubes.

Drawing the Line – teenagers, Aug. 21

This camp allows artists to explore abstraction techniques through blind contour drawings, tracings and shadow activities. This camp uses a wide variety of art materials and mediums, such as collage and different drawing techniques. The inspiration comes from the gallery’s exhibit Delineate.

In partnership with the Art Gallery of St. Albert, the Musée Héritage Museum is also hosting summer programs.

Museum Tuesdays Together starts July 8 and will run every Tuesday until the end of August. Each week has a theme for a craft and learning experience. The theme is carried onto Craft Thursdays, which are held at the Grain Elevator Park (4 Meadowview Drive), where again, aspiring artists have the opportunity to do an educational craft.

To register for camps with the gallery, email Amanda McKenzie at amandam@artsandheritage.ca or register at the gallery. For more information about programs with both the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert, visit www.artsandheritage.ca


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