Children in mid-Missouri will have an opportunity to explore their creativity at the Kemper Kids Summer Art Camp at William Woods University. The camp allows youngsters to express their artistic side through fun activities.
Intended for children K-8th grade, the camp will be hosted in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. Three, five-day sessions will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first session, Green Art (recycled materials), will be held July 11-15. Artist Colony, July 18-22, will feature drawing, painting, print making and more traditional materials and processes. The third session, Art around the World, features the exploration of art created by other cultures, and is scheduled for July 25-29. Youngsters may choose to attend one or all of these sessions.
“The amazing experience we had last summer in working with our campers set up the expectations for this upcoming season,” Nicole Petrescu, gallery coordinator, said. “We are organizing the camps as three consecutive weeks having different themes. Each theme gives us the opportunity to introduce different media and to create a variety of experiences for our young friends to enjoy.”
Kemper Kids Summer Art Camp will help campers “unplug” from electronics, while using their imagination and exploring in settings designed to stimulate creative problem solving. The camp staff will consist of certified educators and WWU students, specializing in visual arts and education.
The cost of each session is $175. This includes all arts and crafts materials, camp t-shirt, daily snacks and drinks. Discounts are available for multiple-week attendance, additional siblings, and all WWU employees.
Before and after care will be provided upon request from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for $5 per hour. Lunch will be available upon request for $10 per day. A gallery exhibit of campers’ work is planned on the final day of each session.
“We are looking forward to exhibiting campers’ artwork at the end of each week, and celebrating their accomplishments with family and friends, as well as the Fulton community,” Petrescu said.
Registration may be dropped off at Kemper Arts Center between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday-Friday until June 11. It also can be mailed to Nicole Petrescu, Mildred Cox Gallery, William Woods University, One University Ave., Fulton, MO 65251.
For more information, contact Petrescu at Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org or