Art Around the World | Grades 1-4
July 13@9:00 am - July 17@4:00 pm EDT
Students entering grades 1 through 5 in fall 2020 are invited to register for this class.
Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm
$350 member | $375 non-member
Membership discounts apply to those with Household memberships and above.
Instructors: Erin Casey and Jenn Hallgren
This full day art camp will introduce students to artwork and artforms from around the world -from Maasai banana leaf art, to Japanese lanterns, from Polish papercut art to Inuit sculptures – which will inspire their own unique artwork. Students will use pencil, charcoal, oil and chalk pastels, acrylic paint on canvas, and watercolors in this art camp.
Students provide their own peanut free lunches 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.
Adjunct Faculty member Erin Casey (formerly Erin McInerney) received a BS in Art Education from Saint Joseph’s University in 2007 and a Masters of Education at Cabrini College in 2013. As an undergraduate student she studied art in Rome, Italy. After graduating she taught with the Big Picture Program for Philadelphia Mural Arts, assisting in creating the largest mural in Philadelphia. She is currently an elementary art teacher at Simon Butler Elementary in the Central Bucks School District. She began teaching Saturday art classes at the Michener in 2014. In the summer, Erin teaches a variety of classes at the Michener. Erin continues to create art independently in the form of painting, stained glass and jewelry making.
Adjunct 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.