Summer 2014 Camp Programs at the Walter Elwood Museum
Four educational camp weeks from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Camp Fees- Daily rate $15.00 per child or $40.00 per week per child (ask for multi-child discounts)
Each day will begin with a short drawing lesson. At the end of each class, children will act as Gallery Curators and create art installations and gallery exhibitions of their own art work which will remain on display until after our 75th Anniversary Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 9th from noon to 6pm.
Instructors will be Suzanna Van S. Hunter, Mary Going and Ann Peconie
NATIVE AMERICAN ART
Tuesday July 29th: Baskets and the Art of Weaving
Wednesday July 30th: Dream Catchers and the Legend of the Turtle
Thursday July 31st: Edmona Lewis, African and Indian American Artist
Study the large variety of woven baskets and Iroquois artifacts made by Native Americans in the Museum collections. Each student will weave their own basket.
Spend a morning focusing on our ”selves”. Look over the many spiritual and ceremonial Indian artifacts from our area and around the world in the Museum. Learn the Legend of the Turtle. Each student will make their very own personalized dream catcher.
Edmona Lewis was a famous African and Indian American sculpture who was born in New York in 1844. We will learn about her and her inspiring life and works. Students will make clay medallions as Edmona once did. We may walk over to the Green Hill Cemetery and do head stone rubbings of people we find who lived during Edmona’s lifetime from 1844 to 1911.