Big Art! | Grades 4-8
June 29@9:00 am - July 3@4:00 pm EDT
Students entering grades 4 through 9 in fall 2020 are invited to register for this camp.
June 29 – July 3
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
$355 member | $380 non-member
Membership discounts apply to those with Household memberships and above
Instructors: Amy McMenamin and Jenn Hallgren
Students will be inspired by art work in the Museum galleries and learn a variety of techniques before creating their own unique works of art – on a large scale! This one-of-a-kind art camp will allow students to create works of art in their own style using pencils, charcoal, chalk and oil pastels, acrylic paint, and/or mixed media materials. The full day format will allow students to spend time planning and creating in our Museum art studio classrooms.
Students provide their own peanut free lunch for full day and snacks for half-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 Amy McMenamin earned a Bachelors degree in Art Education from Moore College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Amy is a recipient of Cleveland’s Joseph Mccullough Award in painting. She is currently working towards a Masters in Educational Leadership. Amy has worked as a teacher at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Southampton since 2008. She has a wealth of experience having taught art classes for over twenty years. She has previously taught as a studio art teacher at several colleges as well as at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and at the Cleveland Museum of Art. She loves working with a variety of students with diverse backgrounds and abilities. She has taught art classes to students from as young as 3 years old to senior adults; and to students with special needs. When not in the classroom Amy enjoys creating her own landscape paintings. She works primarily in oils, but also enjoys acrylics and watercolors, as well as drawing.
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.