Fur, Scales, and Tails: Animals and Art | Grades 1-4
August 10@1:00 pm - August 14@4:00 pm EDT
Students entering grades 1 through 5 in fall 2020 are invited to register for this class.
Monday-Friday, 1-4 pm
$175 member | $190 non-member
Membership discounts apply to those with Household memberships and above.
Instructor: Megan Miller
Students will be inspired by animals big and small, from land, sea, and air while creating their own drawings, acrylic and watercolor paintings, sculptures and more. Students will work from photographs, their imagination, as well as works of art in the Museum galleries and sculpture garden.
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.
Need a full day program? Students may combine the morning Fantastic Fibers – Textile Art or Art of Land, Cities, and Sea camp with the afternoon Fur, Scales, and Tails: Animals in Art camp, and Lunch Option 4 to create a full day program.
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.