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Summer Art Camp: Drawing and Painting Animals with Avis Turner

August 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Monday through Friday, August 13 to 17, 9 a.m. to noon

In this week-long art camp, children ages 8 to 12 years old will learn to see like artists as they draw and paint animals. A number of pencil drawing techniques will be practiced and from there, we will use a variety of media, such as colored pencils, chalk, oil pastel, ink, watercolor, and collage. Each child will select an animal or two from which to compose a personalized and somewhat imaginary and magical portrait! We will draw from a variety of inspirations, including the work of animal-loving artists, writers and illustrators, as well as the golden Chinese Zodiac animal heads on view at the Farnsworth. The children will end the week with a wonderful portfolio of sketches and a final portrait.

Avis Turner is an artist and educator with degrees in childhood development and art education, as well as an MFA in sculpture. She has over 25 years of teaching experience in both public and private school settings, and studied the Reggio Emilia Atelier approach at Smith College and at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. In this approach students are encouraged to be “constructors of knowledge” and “protagonists of their own learning”. See examples of her work at avisturnerart.com.

Cost: $195, $165 members (Scholarships available, please inquire.)


Gamble Education Center
9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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