Art Camp at the Cultural Center

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By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer

The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center’s (MMCC) Meet the Masters summer art camp started on June 9 and will run through June 20. The classes were designed by Leslie Ryals, an art teacher at the primary school. Ryals has 10 years teaching experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Georgia Southern University. Erin Garrett, development director, believes this year’s camp is shaping up to be something very special.

“The MMCC Art Camp is a fun and expressive educational experience for kids…It is a creative hands-on art camp. The kids create their own masterworks influenced by their interpretation of the artist and style that they are studying,’ said Garrett. “This is a great program for all kids. It gets them thinking and creating!” According to Garrett, the first week of classes are entitled “All to Pieces.” The kids will learn about Picasso’s Blue Period, Rose Period and Cubism through drawing and painting.

The second week, the classes are entitled “First Impressions.” The kids will learn about Claude Monet and Edfar Degas and take a closer look at color and light by making their own Impressionist painting. The first week is June 9-13 ” All to Pieces” children will explore Picasso’s Blue Period, Rose Period & Cubism through drawing and painting. Week 2: June16-20 “First Impressions” kids will learn about Claude Monet and Edgar Degas and take a closer look at color and light by making their own Impressionist painting.

Each weekly class runs Monday through Thursday and consists of two different time spots separated into different age groups. Second, third, and fourth graders meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fifth, sixth, and seventh graders meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to Theresa Dickinson, marketing director for the MMCC, “This summer series is an ideal way for children to become familiar with different media and techniques. From drawing and painting to taking a closer look at color and light, students will have a unique opportunity to work in a small group setting with a talented art teacher.” It’s not too late to enroll a child in the classes. An individual weekly class costs $85. There are limited scholarships available, too. To find out more information, call the MMCC at 706-342-4743.

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