Exploring Drawing and Painting | Grades 4-8
June 25@9:00 am - June 29@12:00 pm EDT
June 25, 2018 – June 29, 2018
Monday – Friday
9am – Noon
$160 member/ $175 non-member
Instructor: Megan Miller
Students entering grades 4 through 9 in fall 2018 are invited to register for this class.
Explore a variety of subject matter while working in the art studio and on easels en plein air (“in the open air”) in the sculpture garden. Learn about color mixing, wet and dry brush techniques, and shading while creating original drawings and paintings. Experiment with a variety of techniques on paper and canvas. Collage and oil pastel drawing will be incorporated into some lessons. Students who took Drawing and Painting 2 last summer will engage in new learning experiences, and discover new challenges and approaches to art making in this class.
The Michener Art Museum offers the only art classes in Bucks County where learners of all ages experience Museum exhibitions as an ongoing part of their arts education. Discussions and experiences in the galleries and sculpture garden inspire students to create original works of art in response to what they see. Individualized attention, small classes, and master teachers are hallmarks of exceptional programs that combine learning new skills with opportunities for creative expression and the development of a personal style. Students work in an environment rooted in inspired and supportive instruction, meaningful gallery experiences, personal observation, and imagination. Student work is exhibited in the Education Gallery throughout the year. All art classes at the Michener keep art at the heart of education.
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, and 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 is talented, encouraging, a good listener. She is playful and funny but also patient and understanding. She’s the reason my son loves the Michener Art Camps, and we scour the brochure looking for her name when we sign up every summer.”