All About Modern Art | Grades 1-6
August 3@8:30 am - August 7@4:30 pm EDT
Students entering grades 1 through 7 in fall 2020 are invited to register for this class.
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
$355 member | $385 non-member
Membership discounts apply to those with Household memberships and above.
Instructors: Megan Miller and Robin Lane
Students provide their lunch.
Surrealists, cubists, pop artists, abstract, impressionist and expressionist artists all created works of Modern Art. Student will create their own drawings, paintings, sculptures, collages, prints, and many other art forms while being inspired by Vasily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Daniele Garber, and more, from art history and the Michener Museum’s own collection. Draw, paint, print, and sculpt large and small-scale creations using acrylics, watercolors, pastels, oil pastels, printing inks, wire, clay, wood, plaster, and more.
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 camp 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 Robin Lane received her undergraduate degree in Art Education at Penn State University and her Master’s Degree in Museum Education at the University of the Arts. She has been teaching art since 1980. She has worked with children of all ages and has been a teacher-trainer for adults as well as an adjunct at Arcadia University. She is interested in art history, reading historical fiction, music, and spending time with her children and grandchild. Robin has painted numerous murals at the Finletter School in Philadelphia as well as portraits for various colleagues. Robin Lane has won the distinguished Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Ruth Hare Award for Philadelphia’s Central Region, and was honored by Art Reach for work in their Art in Schools program. Ms. Lane’s teaching philosophy is simple – love what you do and share that enthusiasm with your students. She has been working with the Michener Museum since 1999.