“Light, Color, Motion,” an art day camp for home-school students, will be offered by the Doak House Museum at the end of May.
The day camp, designed for students ages 12-16, will be offered Monday through Thursday, May 24-27, at the museum on the campus of Tusculum College.
Participants will learn about the art and artists of the 19th century with a focus on the Impressionism movement, its artists and their influences. Impressionism, which began in France, rose to prominence in the art world during the 1870s and 1880s. Among the leading Impressionistic artists were Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne and Pierre-Auguste Renioir.
Participants in the camp will learn how art fit into a classical 19th century education, discover the inspiration and techniques of the Impressionists, make art “en plein aire” (in the open air), learn how to properly mount and display works, make beautiful art to take home and create a show of student work for friends and family.
The camp will be led by Dr. Fran Church, art program coordinator in the Fine Arts Department at Alabama A & M University. Dr. Church holds a bachelor’s degree in art and art history from Middle Tennessee State University and two graduate degrees from the University of Oregon, where she completed a doctorate in art education in 1993. She has taught art lessons to students on every grade level and has almost 20 years experience in college instruction. Dr. Church has exhibited her papier-mâché and mixed media sculpture in juried shows in Alabama, Tennessee and Oregon.
Cost for the camp is $85 per participant. If more than one child is attending from a family, the charge for the second and each additional child is $75. Campers are to provide their own sack lunch. Snacks are included in the tuition cost.
For more information about the camp, please contact the Doak House Museum at 423-636-8554 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Doak House Museum is one of two on campus administered by the college’s Department of Museum Program and Studies. The museum is the 19th century home of the Rev. Samuel Witherspoon Doak, co-founder of Tusculum College, and hosts thousands of school children from the region for a variety of educational programs related to the 19th century.
The Museums also administer the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library, which houses a special collection of items relating to the 17th president, the college’s archives, special themed exhibits and volumes from the institution’s original library. The museums are also two of the 10 structures on the Tusculum campus on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum department also offers one of the few undergraduate degree programs in museum studies in the country.