All About Art: The Arts of Latin America | Grades 1-6
July 22@8:30 am - July 26@4:30 pm EDT
July 22, 2019 – July 26, 2019
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
$275 member | $300 non-member
Instructor: Megan Miller and Danielle Hallman
Explore the rich visual culture of Latin America, where vibrant colors, patterns, and textures abound. Experience art forms inspired by Latino folk tales, myths and legends, spirit beings, rhythm, and dance. Draw, paint, print, and sculpt large and small-scale creations using acrylics, watercolors, pastels, oil pastels, printing inks, wire, clay, wood, plaster, and more. Tour the galleries and sculpture gardens in depth, and go behind the scenes with Museum staff.
Students entering grades 1 through 7 in fall 2019 are invited to register for this class.
Students provide their own peanut free lunch and snacks for full day programs. Families and friends are welcome to come 30 minutes before the end of class on Friday to enjoy an exhibition of student work in the Education Gallery and classrooms.
Individualized attention, inspired and supportive instruction, small classes, meaningful gallery tours, and award-winning teachers are hallmarks of our exceptional arts programs. Through exposure to a variety of art forms and materials, all courses encourage the development of new skills and build confidence in creative expression. In addition, our summer camps provide opportunities for lively social interaction and outdoor activities. Student work is exhibited in the Education Gallery throughout the summer.
Faculty member Megan Miller has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education from Kutztown University, as well as a Masters of Education from Concordia University. She has worked with the Michener since 2006, first as a college intern, then as a teaching assistant, and currently as an adjunct staff member. She teaches a variety of classes during the summer including Fabulous Fives, All About Art, and Drawing and Painting. She is also an art teacher in the Pennsbury School District, teaching at the middle school level. Her large scale paintings are inspired by nature; she works primarily in oils and watercolors. “Megan always encourages my son, and listens to his concerns, excitement and questions. She is playful and funny but also patient and understanding. She’s the reason he’s loved the Michener Art Camps, and we scour the brochure looking for her name when we sign up.”
Faculty member Danielle Hallman received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the University of Hartford in 2009, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of the Arts in 2011. While in Hartford, Danielle began her path toward teaching by collaborating as a teaching assistant for two of her professors working with college freshman to build their skills in drawing, painting, and graphic design. Her teaching career began in Chestnut Hill, PA at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy in 2011 and has been working in the Central Bucks School District since 2015. Danielle strives to and believes that it is important to create a comfortable studio environment for her students in which they embrace their individuality, celebrate their peers, develop creative problem-solving skills, explore a variety of media, progress toward mastery, and grow in self-confidence. When not in the classroom, Danielle creates commissioned artwork as a freelance illustrator. Her enthusiasm and innovation have added to the quality of the Michener high school program beginning in 2018.