Along with learning an appreciation for art, the Young Peoples’ Alliance of Carver’s “Let’s Get ARTSY” summer camps are designed for middle school students to experience the joy of creating.
CARVER – Along with learning an appreciation for art, the Young Peoples’ Alliance of Carver’s “Let’s Get ARTSY” summer camps are designed for middle school students to experience the joy of creating.
Organizer Karen Fabian at one time owned an art gallery in Plymouth and loved to tell each of the artists’ unique stories.
“This summer, in partnership with many local artists and art teachers, we will share our passions for others to see,” she said. “Let’s Get ARTSY is a way for middle school students to really look at art everywhere.”
With it being summer, and summer being a time for fun, Fabian said art camp is set up to be fun.
“Yes, you will learn too, but the goal is to connect students in the community and have some good old fashioned summer fun,” she said.
The “Let’s Get ARTSY” summer camps will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27, the first week, and Monday, July 30, through Friday, Aug. 3, the second week. Artists, musicians and dancers will be a part of each day at camp.
Fabian said art appreciation is a skill that has to be learned, but art inspires, and students will have fun exploring all types of mixed media and live art demonstrations. They will work on projects independently and in groups. No experience is necessary.
Each course day focuses on a specific theme. Groups discover new places and cultures; visit virtual galleries; and draw, paint, sculpt, collage, print and more in the studio classroom. Students will meet local artists and art teachers from all over the South Shore. They will have their own art gallery exhibit Fridays.
“The story connects us all together” will be the title of a wall that campers and artists will create a together at camp to celebrate their creations.
They will also share their works of art at the end of each week at a gallery art show at the Carver Council on Aging, with the young artists talking about their artwork with the staff and seniors while also enjoying ice cream sundaes.
Fabian knows YPAC President Lisa Blair from working with her at Ocean Spray and has been helping with grant writing and fundraising. She also has a niece and nephew who live in Carver.
With a corporate advertising and marketing background at Dunkin’ Donuts and Reebok International, she has traveled around the world and met all types of artists. She continues to represent and promote artists throughout the country.
Space is limited, so registration is required. The cost is $165 per person per week and includes all supplies. It’s open to South Shore students in grades five through eight. Students are asked to bring in their own lunch each day.
The YPAC Studio Classroom is located at Carver Middle High School at 60 South Meadow Road. Email Fabian at email@example.com or call 781-831-3103 for more information or the YPAC registration form and electronic payment link.
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