Kemper Kids Creativity Camp a hit with youngsters

Children in mid-Missouri expressed
their artistic
side through fun activities during the Kemper Kids Summer
Creativity Camp at William Woods University in July.

The camp for children 5 to 13 was
hosted by the Mildred Cox Gallery and held in the Gladys
Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. The camp consisted of three weeklong
sessions, during which campers were
divided into distinct
artist-inspired themes by age: Kahlo Kids, ages 5-7; Picasso Crew,
8-10 and Dali
Posse, ages 11-13.
“Kemper Kids is more than just
an art camp,” Jennifer Sain, gallery coordinator and program director, said.
“Students are inspired to use their
imagination, create art and have fun.”

During session one, “Hip to be
Green,” children learned
to sculpt, paint and up-cycle, using their
imaginations.  During the second session, “Wild Things,” youngsters created
creatures from a variety of media. The camp
ended with its third session,
“Artrageous,” during which kids experimented
with messy fun art such as tie-dye, spray paint and balloon blast.
At the end of each weekly
session, the children’s
artwork was displayed in the Mildred
M. Cox Gallery and a reception for family and friends.
For more information about future
Kemper Kids activities,
including those during the school year,
contact Sain at (573) 592-4245 or