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Runnels Holds Summer Arts Camp



   More than 30 youngsters had fun expanding their artistic skills while exploring a variety of art forms at our annual Summer Arts Camp in July. 

      At the camp, which ran from July 9-20 in two separate week-long sessions, students attended four classes each day during which they developed and made finished pieces to take home at the end of the week. Printmaking lessons were held in the afternoon. Each camper received a complimentary apron as part of the registration package.

     Under the direction of teaching artists, the campers sculpted colorful paper mache birds, assembled animal portrait collages, practiced printmaking, and learned about mosaics, painting, drawing, and storybook writing and illustrating. They also enjoyed lessons on the history of music from professional musician and music educator Jennifer Cassin. 

     “The younger student-campers (ages 6-9) particularly enjoyed the paper mache bird project we did in the second session,” said camp organizer and Runnels art teacher Sydney McGraw (Runnels Class of 2010). “They liked seeing how the birds evolved from simple balloons; then with the addition of paint, paper, and feathers become the birds they had drawn.”

     Also teaching at the summer camp were teaching artists and Runnels faculty members Burgundy Brumfield and Nicole Latiolais.