Bicentennial Art Camps at OMFA
The first of two FREE ART CAMPS at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art is
scheduled June 9 to 12 for ages 6 to 15. Classes will take place in Ryan
Park. In case of inclement weather, classes will be moved to ARTLAND, the
museum's interactive art studio for children.
Bicentennial Art Camp I will feature guided tours of the exhibition "Daviess
County: Through the Lens of Art" and will be followed by classes where
replicas of Civil War-era toys will be made. Each camp participant will
receive a free Bicentennial coloring book created by the museum in honor of
the Daviess County Bicentennial celebration.
Selected works from the camp will be chosen for display in the museum's
Waymond O. Morris Young At Art Gallery and exhibited through August 15.
Morning sessions scheduled 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. are designed for ages 6 to 9
and afternoon classes from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. are planned for ages 10 to 15.
Bicentennial Art Camp II is scheduled July 14 - 17 and will feature tours of
the Kentucky Historical Society's HistoryMobile and its exhibit, Kentucky
and the Civil War. Following each tour, students will be introduced to
mapmaking in the tradition of early explorers of the region.
The free camp programming, now in its tenth season, is sponsored by
Owensboro Grain Company and is the only local fine arts camp specifically
designed to reach the community's financially challenged children. Half of
the seats in each class are reserved for registrants from local community
service organizations. After those are filled, reservations from the
general public are confirmed.
Registration may be completed by calling the museum at (270) 685-3181 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The museum's regular hours are Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.,
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Admission to the museum is FREE although voluntary donations are requested
of $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.
Access for physically challenged individuals is provided at the Atrium entrance in the 9th Street parking lot.
For more information phone (270) 685-3181 or visit the museum's
website, www.omfa.us, or view Facebook and Twitter.