Summer is right around the corner, and registration is now open for the Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s ArtLab ArtCamp for kids aged six to eleven years old.

Beginning July 11, ArtLab ArtCamp will be offered for three one-week sessions, from 9am to noon, Monday through Friday. ArtCamp will take place in the ArtLab classroom, courtyard and galleries at CMCA’s new building at 21 Winter Street in Rockland.

Using the art of Alex Katz, Rollin Leonard, and Jonathan Borofsky on exhibit in the CMCA galleries as a springboard, artist instructors Alexis Iammarino and Russell Kahn will lead campers through fun, inspiring, hands on art explorations. Kids will draw, paint, print, and sculpt while discovering themselves as artists.

Each week of ArtCamp will offer a different theme. From July 11-15 will be “Re-Invent Yourself” with Alexis Iammarino. Kids will create multiple versions of themselves experimenting with monotypes, collagraphs, and a combination of printing techniques.

From July 18-22 will be “Bodyscapes” with Russell Kahn and Alexis Iammarino. Using life-sized body tracings as a template, young artists will explore bodies in motion and discover pattern and decoration.

From July 25-29 will be “build, Build, BUILD” exploring 3D Arts with Russell Kahn. With imaginations running, kids will construct in 3-dimensions combining a variety of mediums, such as wood, clay, and found objects.

Don’t delay in registering as enrollment is first come, first served and is limited. To register, call CMCA at 207-701-5005, or email Camp fees include a $25 nonrefundable registration fee.

Alexis Iammarino received her Masters in Community Art from Maryland Institute College of Art and is the Lead Artist for CMCA’s education programs. Russell Kahn studied at the Museum School/Tufts University and has been an art educator in public schools for more than twenty-five years as well as a popular ArtLab ArtCamp instructor at CMCA.

Additional information about CMCA and all of its education programs, including ArtLab ArtCamp can be found at

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