Rockland, ME, May 19, 2017 — Summer is right around the corner, and registration is now open for the Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s ArtLab Summer ArtCamp for kids aged from six to eleven years old.

Beginning July 7, ArtCamp will offer three one-week sessions, from 9am to noon, Monday through Thursday. ArtCamp will take place in the ArtLab classroom, courtyard, and galleries at CMCA’s new building at 21 Winter Street in Rockland.

Kids will explore materials and transform ideas into tangible, original works of art. Each week provides a new opportunity for young artists to experience and connect to the diverse processes of contemporary art-making by Maine artists Jenny Brillhart, Sara Stites, William Wegman, and John Walker at CMCA.

Week 1: July 7-11 Frame Yourself with Alexis Iammarino. Explore multiple ways to express yourself in-the-frame! A variety of photographic imagery, recycled materials, paint and materials used by Jenny Brillhart and Sara Stites, will engage young artists to create their own photo stand-ins! Kids will have fun with shapes, materials and the process of placing themselves in their own creations.

Week 2: from July 17-21 3D Build with Russell Kahn. Build up, out and around! This hands-on workshop engages young artists to think about different types of form, scale and structure in an experiential building process. Using multiple mediums, including found objects, wood, cardboard and clay, kids will take inspiration from CMCA’s current exhibitions by creating sculptural projects with a variety of media.

Week 3: August 7-11 Miniature Worlds with Russell Kahn. We’re going mini! Take us to your fantasy world and give us a tour. Kids will create small-scale dioramas out of a variety of sculptural materials and celebrate their surrounding landscapes. John Walker’s landscape-inspired exhibition will provide a point of inspiration as the artist abstracts Maine’s natural world to create works of art.

To register, visit Enrollment is limited to 12 children per week and is first come, first served. Camp fees include a $25 non-refundable registration fee. CMCA members $130 per week; $160 non-members.

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.

Russell Kahn has been an educator in public schools and Indian reservations for more than 25 years. His projects reflect a multicultural perspective and his passion for creating. He is a member of the Programming Committee for Waterfall Arts and teaches ceramics, printmaking, drawing, and painting at Camden Hills Regional High School.Additional information about CMCA and all of its education programs, including ArtLab

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