The St. Augustine Art Association is offering five summer art camp sessions starting in June. The topics are inspired by master artists and St. Augustine's 450th Anniversary. For grades 1 through 6, the weekly morning sessions explore painting, drawing, fabrications and mixed media projects. An afternoon session is also scheduled for students ages 12 and up.
Registrations are currently being accepted for the following camps:
- "CAMPHIBIANS" - JUNE 8-12, 9am-Noon (grades 1-6)
It's a leap into the world of frogs! Artist Don Trousdell inspires students to create colorful mixed media fabrications of artsy amphibians and their habitats.
- THREAD TO THE PAST - June 15-19, 9am-Noon (grades 1-6)
It's "sew" much fun in this camp weaving personal stories into fiber totems using fabrics, pictographs and ornaments. Inspired by the art of the Native Americans.
- PIRATES OF PENS & BRUSHES - June 22-26, 9am-Noon (grades 1-6)
Boys and girls assemble swashbuckling costumes and disguises and create their own portraits using paints, pens and pictures.
- HISTORY SUPER HEROS - July 6-10, 9am-Noon (grades 1-6)
In this 450th head-turning discovery, students transform their favorite Ancient City hero into whimsical paper mache' big heads.
- MONUMENT MAKERS - July 6-10, 1-4pm (ages 12 & up)
In this afternoon session, young artists unleash their inner architects by creating fanciful sculptures inspired by famous landmarks using ceramics and found objects.
The summer culminates with an Art Camp Exhibit featuring works produced in each session.
"Kids are naturally creative, so we try to instill a love for art with engaging projects that are based in sound art principles," said Executive Director Elyse Brady, who coordinates the program. "It's always uplifting to see a room full of children plugged into art, not gadgets."
The camps are held at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine Street, in the Historic District. The fee for each session is $125 and includes supplies.
To download an Art Camp flyer, go to www.staaa.org. For questions or to register, call the Art Association at (904) 824-2310.