Art and the Environment | Grades 4-8
July 20@9:00 am - July 24@12:00 pm EDT
Students entering grades 4 through 9 in fall 2020 are invited to register for this class.
Monday-Friday, 9 am-12 pm
$175 member | $190 non-member
Membership discounts apply to those with Household memberships and above.
Instructor: Jenn Hallgren
Students will use both materials found in nature, along with upcycled and recycled items to create unique works of art while learning about artists who create works inspired by the Earth, like Andy Goldsworthy and Barbara Franc, and explore the Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water exhibition.
Need a full day program? Students may combine the morning Art and the Environment camp with the afternoon Sculpture II camp, and Lunch Option 4.
Students provide their own peanut free lunch and snacks for full day programs. Families and friends are welcome to come 15 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 Jenn Hallgren received her BFA from Wright State University in 2000, where she majored in Painting and minored in Art History. As an undergraduate student Jenn was awarded numerous merit-based scholarships, including a full scholarship to study painting and art history at Webster University’s Vienna Campus (Vienna, Austria), to study painting at the Chautauqua Institute (Chautauqua, NY), and to begin her teaching career as an Art History Teaching Assistant at Wright State University (Dayton, OH). Since graduating, Jenn has enjoyed numerous teaching opportunities from teaching K-12 students at K12 Gallery for Young People, teaching graphic design courses to college students at Norwalk Community College, teaching senior citizens to paint at the Philadelphia Senior Art Camp, and teaching a wide range of fun-loving folks to paint at Painting with a Twist. She began teaching Saturday art classes at the Michener in 2019, and continues her full-time art career in the form of drawing, painting, and mixed media.