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Five weeks of Summer Camp for local youth provided by Marfa Studio of Arts

July 6th, 2017 under Education
(photo courtesy of MARFA STUDIO OF ARTS) Marfa teaching artists and students pose by the mural they painted at the elementary school.

(photo courtesy of MARFA STUDIO OF ARTS)
Marfa teaching artists and students pose by the mural they painted at the elementary school.

MARFA – Over the course of five weeks, Marfa Studio Arts led a series of studio art camps for grades K-6.

Teaching artists Rae Anna Hample, Stephanie Mei Huang, Callie Meeks, Emma Rogers, and Cate Cole Schrim led students through various studio art workshops and activities.

In order to accommodate large groups of students who registered for art camp, Marfa Studio of Arts had as many as three teachers on school campus in given week to work with these young artists.

Rae Anna Hample and Stephanie Mei Huang organized a mural project whereby students painted their favorite storybook characters on a wall by the elementary school stairwell.

Callie Meeks designed collage themed workshops for students whereby students created personal two-dimensional collages as well as animated collages.

Other student activities included but were not limited to making puppets and masks, practicing drawing skills, using paper cut outs to create pictures, painting with watercolor and acrylic paints, and participating in collaborative drawing exercises.

This year’s Camp Summer Shake-Up was generously supported by Carolyn Addison, Katherine Alexander, Maryam Amiryani, Valerie Breuvart, Brothers Fine Art Marfa, Neil Chavigny, Joe Pat Clayton and Linda Barnes, Karen Crenshaw, Elaine DiRico, Kym Beckwith Flippo, Douglas Friedman, Michael Hotchkiss, Jean Landry, Taylor Livingston, Kathryn Price, Elizabeth Redding, Rachel Rember, Liz and Hiram Sibley, Jo Ann Williams, Rita Wright and any other individuals who donated time, resources, or financial support to help bring studio arts to the young artists of Marfa this summer!

Marfa Studio Arts has been offering art classes to Marfa Independent School District’s elementary school students since 2005. Marfa Studio Arts is a 501(c)3 organization that depends largely on community support. To make a donation, please visit marfastudioarts.org.

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