Mellwood Art Center offers summer art camp for kids [Family and parenting]


Do you have a budding Picasso on your hands? Hone your kids' talent with art camp this summer! The Mellwood Art Center is offering a summer camp from July 26th through August 6th for rising third through tenth graders. 

The camp is split into two different classes that are based on age. The first class is called  "Drawing Life" and is intended for rising  7th, 8th, 9th, 10th graders. It will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4-7:00pm. The price: $120/week plus the cost of materials. In this two-week drawing course, students will be introduced to realism, while exploring their own style and artistic license. Through various drawing exercises, they will learn to draw from first-hand observation, not photos, using charcoal and soft pastels. 

The second course is called "Bringing Art into Your Life" and is for rising 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. It will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10am-1pm. The price for this class is $125/week. In this two-week course, students will do the so-called “crafty” art, re-painting old furniture, decorating garden pots and tie-dyeing clothes. Students will learn to see what kinds of creative treasures they can make from the forgotten stuff in their basements. 

For more information about the camp or to register, please contact the camp Art Instructor, Maria Kupper at (502) 523-4427 or e-mail her at


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