NSU announces themes for summer art camps

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NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Fine and Graphic Art will host three sessions of the art camp for children and youth.  All sessions will be from 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday in Room 205 of the new Creative and Performing Arts wing.  Drop-off will be from 12:30-1 p.m. and pick-up from 5-5:30 each day.

 

Session 1, “Digging Dinosaurs,” will be June 3-7 for children ages 5-11. This week’s theme focuses on art projects with subject matter of dinosaurs, fossils and archaeology. Campers will explore beginning art practices like painting, carving and drawing and work on a mural, fun costume and lots of other fun projects involving dinosaurs.

 

Session 2, “A Bug’s World,” will be June 10-14 for children ages 5-11.  This week’s theme focuses on art projects with subject matter revolving around the bugs in the world. Campers will explore beginning art practices like painting, carving and drawing. We will work on a mural, fun costumes, and lots of other fun projects involving insects.

 

Session 3, “Advanced Projects for Teens,” will be June 17-21 for youth ages 12-18.  This week is designed for older kids looking to learn advanced art skills. The 5 projects we will work on throughout the week are digital illustration, 3D printing, printmaking, carving and life casting. These projects will be weeklong projects taught by an NSU Art Professor and an NSU Grad student, similar to the projects taught in classes at NSU.

 

Tuition cost is $160 for each weeklong session, this includes a snack and all art materials. A sibling discount of $10 per sibling is available. A $10 discount is available for attending two or more sessions. A $10 discount is available for children or grandchildren of an NSU employee with a copy of an NSU faculty ID.

 

Campers should wear clothing appropriate for working with paint, glue and other craft materials.

 

For more information or to obtain registration forms, contact Art Professor Corbin Covher at covherc@nsula.edu or call (318)357-4454.