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Now Enrolling: ART Matters, Community Art Studio Summer Camps! Some of the Best Southern Kentucky Has To Offer Your Young Scholar.

The great thing about Art Matters, Community Art Studio is seen every single time we walk in the door. The environment of Love, Respect and Learning helps take our young kids in our community and make them responsible, caring adults. The talent and imagination is exhibited in wonderful pieces of art. That’s where you have the wonderful opportunity to enroll them this summer break in one of their week long courses over a range of topics. Pick one, two or all and enroll them today:

June 3-7: Two camps are offered, this week, with a choice of staying morning only, afternoon only, or attending ALL Day and bringing your own lunch for a restful one hour break between camps! 
(A theme related fun film is shown during the lunch break.)  

 9AM- Noon: PORTRAITS AND POURS NEW! (ages 12 & up)  CAMP FOR TEENS!
                      Inspired by Contemporary Artists, Amy Sherald and Chloe Wise, campers will do acrylic pours for backgrounds.  A step-by step tutorial will help with proportion and how to draw and paint portraits.  Participants will paint more than one kind of portrait and do a literary portrait as well. 
   

 1PM- 4PM: GET SURREAL!(ages 6 & up)
The art of Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte and other members of this art movement
will promote an understanding of the dreamlike qualities of this kind of art. Good dreams only! 
                             Participants will experiment with a juxtaposition of written words- sure to have them laughing.

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June 10-14:  Only one morning camp is offered this week-

9AM- Noon:  MEXICAN MODERNISM (ages 6 & up)
 This camp will explore art that will be on exhibit at the Frist and includes the recommended option of parents providing transportation for the children to meet for a family field trip visit to the Frist Museum in Nashville on the Following Saturday after the camp – June 15 at 1 PM

June 17- 21:   Two camps are offered, this week, with a choice of staying morning only, afternoon only, or attending ALL Day and bringing your own lunch for a restful one hour break between camps! 

      9AM-Noon:     THOSE ROARING 20’S!  NEW!  (ages 6 & up)
  Art and music during the early 1900’s in New York City,
includes examples and activities of Art Nouveau,
as well as a safe, faux, version of a Tiffany inspired stained glass piece.


1PM- 4 PM:  PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA! NEW!  (ages 6 & up)               
 The Focus will be on several French artists, during the early 1900’s,
                          with activities inspired by the works ofPablo Picasso, Alphonse Mucha, Coco Chanel and more! 
                
            PLEASE NOTE:             
*One day of this PARIS camp- June 20- will require parents to drop off  and pick up campers at The Downing Museum, and Baker Arboretum, located on Highway 231 in Bowling Green, where we will learn about artist, Joe Downing, who moved from Kentucky to Paris and knew Picasso.  Museum staff will lead us in art activities in a very inspiring setting.

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June 24-28: Only one afternoon camp is offered this week-

1 PM- 4PM THE ART OF THE SOUTH NEW ACTIVITIES! (ages 6 & up 
 Activities inspired by Winslow Homer and his watercolors of Florida,
                     plus writing fun dialect inspired by Zora Neal Hurston, 
              Jacob Lawrence and his Great Migration series will also inspire some art as well as 
             NEW!  Dorothea Lange’s photographs of the south.


Art Matters will be closed July 1-5 for the 4th of July holiday break.
 

July 8-12:  Two camps are offered this week, with a choice of staying morning only, afternoon only or attending ALL day
and bringing your own lunch for a restful one hour break between camps! 

9AM-Noon:  JAPANESE PRINTMAKING AND MORE (ages 6 & up)
Ukiyo e printmaking, also Gyotaku, and other ways of making art, like Notan, Sumi E, and even Haiku poetry!  
NEW this year- for us at Art Matters- is Suminagashi prints, an ancient Japanese art!

  1 PM-4PM:  VINCENT VAN GOGH AND JAPONISME (ages 6 & up)
Painting inspired by Van Gogh’s love of Japanese art.

July 15-19: Only one morning camp is offered this week-

  9AM- Noon:  THE AMATEUR NATURALIST NEW! (ages 6 & up)
   `Drawings, watercolors and writings from observations of nature.- both plant life and animals. 
PLEASE NOTE:
* One day of this camp- Tuesday, July 16 -will  require parents to drop off and pick up campers at
The Birch Room at Lost River Cave on Nashville Road, so we can really be inspired by nature!


July 22- 26:  Two camps are offered this week, with a choice of staying morning only, afternoon only or attending ALL day and bringing your own lunch for a restful one hour break between camps! 


     9 AM- Noon:   ANCIENT ARTS OF INDIA  (ages 12 & up) <CAMP FOR TEENS!
 Yoga by Susan Tutino of Strawberry Fields,
             plus the Art  of Mehndi (henna hand painting,) 
             Madhubani painting, mandala and rongoli designs, ghazal poems and much more!


  1 PM-4 PM:   TRADITIONAL ARTS OF NEW ZEALAND NEW! (6 & up)
 Traditional Maori Designs, Moku, Koru and More!

@ 4 PM on June 26, Strawberry Fields Yoga will welcome folks to return or stay at Art Matters a bit longer for a
Kirtan- Closing Ceremony with Live Music  

ART MATTERS COMMUNITY STUDIO AND GALLERY is located at 310 E. Main, BG KY
270-781-0361
INSTRUCTORS FOR THE ART CAMPS ARE:
AMELIA GRAMLING                                   AND                             TERESA CHRISTMAS

Amelia Gramling has worked as an artist in residence at The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio and currently teaches writing as a graduate student at University of Iowa.  She also loves reading, dancing and art.  She has been to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam!  Amelia will provide fun writing activities that enhance art making in each camp.

Teresa Christmas, MAE, is an artist and a teacher, who makes art history fun!  This is her eighth year of implementing Summer Art Camps at Art Matters.  The photos above were taken when Amelia and Teresa went to a Paris Exhibit at the Frist. 

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