Last summer (2015), my daughter attended a week long art camp that was held as a collaboration between the Jeffersontown Historical Museum and Louisville Visual Art. It was a half day camp offered from 9am-12pm for 5 days. The price was very good too, just $85!
She really enjoyed it, as she loves art and anything to do with being creative with her hands. I really loved the pieces she made, and the techniques she used to create with. I also loved the price and the convenience of it being at the Jeffersontown Community Center, which is just minutes from our house. They explored a lot of creativity through painting, drawing, piecing together masks and other tangible art pieces and more. I loved how they were pretty open to create anything they wanted, and not just copy and follow along a step-by-step process by the art instructor. It was very much self-driven and process-induced and focused rather than "product-making." The process versus product art exploration is my favorite, and my daughter really experience that during this camp.
It was neat that a representative from the Education and Outreach team at Louisville Visual Art came to teach the camp, and we got to meet with one of their artists and learn more about their offerings for kids and tweens while we were involved in the camp.
There are two sessions being offered July 18 - 22. Chose 9am - 12pm or 1 - 4pm. Registration is due by July 11, so don't delay.
Find out more about this summer's art camp offering by contacting the Jeffersontown Historical Museum at 502-261-8290 or 502-314-2242. The Jeffersontown Historical Museum is located at 10635 Watterson Trail and is open Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm.
By Guest Contributor: Erin
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