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Summer Collage

Summer Arts at the Museum is pleased to announce our 2004 Summer Collage Arts Academy for rising 4th – 12th grade students. In collaboration with professional artists and performers, young artists will explore the connections between art and everyday life through a collage of multidisciplinary projects in visual arts, performing arts and expressive arts.

Designed to enhance self-expression, artistic growth and creative exploration, each two-week session will provide opportunities for youth to develop individual and collective projects through a variety of artistic mediums not always associated with one another. In Summer Collage, paintings will become musical compositions, sculptures will come alive through storytelling, poems will be danced, collage will become writing! Program highlights include:

VISUAL ARTS – Studio art projects in sculpture, painting, photographic arts & mixed media
EXPRESSIVE ARTS – Community art-making experiences integrating poetry, music, movement, improvisation and play
MUSEUM TOURS – Interactive tours & activities exploring featured exhibits & art in the permanent collection
STUDIO EXPLORATIONS – Special workshops with artists, dancers & musicians introducing eclectic ways of inspiring, and interacting with, the visual arts

Inspired by the American Collage Exhibit (January 23 – August 22, 2004), a very special assemblage of professional artists, and experienced educators, will co-create the curriculum for Summer Collage, making this a truly multidisciplinary academy of arts. At the end of the summer, we will celebrate with an exhibition of student art and performance. Cd recordings of the students’ musical and poetic improvisations will also be made available through the generosity of the Music Resource Center.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about Summer Arts at the Museum. Additionally, we are pleased to offer a limited number of full scholarships to arts-interested youth with financial, and learning, needs. For more information, please contact Jena Leake, Director of Summer Arts, at 434.243.5534.

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