Summer Art Camp: Magical Landscapes & Ocean Sculpture with Avis Turner
July 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$150
Monday – Friday, July 24 – 28
In this week-long art camp, using the museum’s summer exhibitions, children ages 8 through 12 are invited to create personal, imaginative mixed-media landscapes inspired by artist Marguerite Zorach. We will work on fine paper with oil pastel, use rich printed papers and exotic fabrics. We will also create tiny seaside found-object boxes based on the work by sculptor Louise Nevelson, and discuss design elements such as visual balance, symmetry, and directional movement.
We will compare these two artists’ work—one who was based in New York but also lived in Maine, and the other who was from Rockland and rose to international fame. We will visit the museum for conversation and sketching, and keep a portfolio of projects to bring home at the end of the week.
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.