Registration is now open for the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s weekly summer camps, which will begin on June 4 and run through July 27. Each week’s camp will feature a different theme, which the museum designed to appeal to a variety of age groups and interests. The camps will be taught by education and art professionals, and are designed to be both enjoyable for children as well as enriching.
“Summer is a time for young people to have fun and relax, but it is also a great time for growth and discovery,” said BRAHM Programs Coordinator Virginia Falck. “Our camps will be lots of fun, but they will also give children a chance to explore their inner creativity and offer an outlet for expression. We also want participants to learn more about the world around them, both locally and globally, so we have designed camps that expand their horizons and teach them about the history and culture of different people and cultures.”
The “Around the World Camp,” June 4-8, does just that. Each day, participants will “travel to a different continent, learning about its people, animals, plants, food, art and music. Taught by Watauga County Schools art instructor Dacia Trethewey, the camp is open to ages 5-8 and runs from 10 am.to 2 p.m. each day. Cost: $160 ($140 for members)
The week of June 11 will feature the “Fly High with Imagination Camp,” which will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day and is taught by retired Parkway Elementary science teacher Lou Moore. Using the works of papier mâché artist Sergio Bustamante, participants will explore science, art, creative writing and drama, ultimately creating their own piece of papier mâché art. The class is open to ages 9-12. Cost: $180 ($162 for members)
During the “Illustrate Your World Camp,” June 18-June 22, local graphic designer Leslie Temple will teach participants the techniques and basic fundamentals of drawing using a variety of mediums. Campers will have opportunities to explore the Museum and areas around the town, learning how to draw different aspects of their environment. The class runs from 9 a.m. until noon and is open to ages 7-11. Cost: $105 ($95 for members)
The two-day “‘Grand’ Club” (9 a.m.-noon, June 28-29) is a special camp for grandparents and their 5- to 9-year-old grandchildren. Participants will work together on art projects, creating a special memory that all will treasure for a lifetime.
Have a child who loves history? Encourage their thirst for knowledge with the “History Hipsters Camp,” which will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. from July 9 through July 13. Taught by historian Carrie Streeter, the camp, which is open to ages 8-12, will teach participants not only about the past but also help develop their critical thinking skills. Activities will include putting together a museum exhibit, beginning an archaeological dig and more! Cost: $180 ($162 for members)
“Brilliant at BRAHM,” July 16 through July 20, will be an all-encompassing camp that covers a variety of mediums for children to explore: sculpture, painting, watercolor, collage and more. Campers will construct their own illuminated letters, faux stained glass windows and sun catchers, along with other “brilliant” creations. Art instructor Dacia Trethewey will teach the camp, which is open to ages 6-10, will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost: $160 ($145 for members)
The grand finale of the BRAHM summer camps will be the Urban Art and Graffiti, July 23-July 27. Art teacher and artist Samuel Peck will lead the camp, educating participants about the medium, which has grown in both popularity and legitimacy. The camp will explore the history of graffiti, how art decorates urban spaces and the work of some of the more popular and influential graffiti artists today. Participants will learn how to make their own style of graffiti, stickers, stencils and journals. The camp will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be open for ages 12-15. Cost: $225 ($200 for members)
Tues -Wed: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thurs: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY
Adults: $ 8 | Children 5+, Students & Military: $5 | Groups (10+): $6
PO Box 828 | Blowing Rock, NC 28605 | p:(828) 295-9099 | f: (828) 295-9029
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