Marfa Studio of Arts to hold Summer Shake-Up program
MARFA — For over 17 years the Marfa Studio of Arts has been a strong and consistent provider of quality art education for Marfa, Texas.
In 2005, the MSA launched the Studio in the Elementary School (SITES), a program that offers a free year-round art classes to the children of Marfa to this day.
The new officers for 2017 are Wendy Lynn Wright, President, Elizabeth Redding, Vice-President, Christa Brothers, Treasurer and Malinda Beeman (Founder of MSA) as Secretary. Janie DeGuerin has recently rejoined the board with Vicente Celis and Rachel Rember continuing as members of the Board.
This Board of Directors has just launched a campaign to fully fund the 3rd year of MSA’s participation in the Summer Shake Up Program at the Marfa Independent School District.
The “Summer Shake-Up” program in the Marfa Schools brings local organizations into the school during the summer time to develop high energy “camps” that focus on fun and engaging topics.
The MSA will offer 5 weeks of “Art Camp” to different grade levels from May 30 – June 29.
Callie Meeks and Katy Edwards will present a “Collage Workshop” that will be an intensive dive in to the world of collage.
The kids will be doing their own collages but will also have supportive art historical presentations. Later in the workshop the kids will learn to do some simple animation and even try to make a film.
The other workshop will be led by Rae Anna Hample and Stephanie Mei Huang. This is going to be an amazing experience with the goal of creating wonderful storybook murals. Using characters from their favorite storybooks, the students will develop line drawings that will be projected onto a wall in the schoolyard or in the building.
The kids will then fill the images with vibrant colors to bring the murals to life.