Op-Art: Optical Illusions | Grades 4-8
June 22@9:00 am - June 26@12:00 pm EDT
Students entering grades 4 through 9 in fall 2020 are invited to register for this camp.
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12 pm
$175 member | $190 non-member
Membership discounts apply to those with Household memberships and above
Instructor: Amy McMenamin
Op-Art (optical art) gained popularity in the 1960s, and many people still create and enjoy it today. Students will learn a variety of techniques to create optical illusions. Students will use pen and ink, colored pencils, markers, acrylic paint and more in this week-long half-day art camp.
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 Op Art: Optical Illusions camp with the afternoon Drawing: Charcoal, Chalk & Oil Pastel, and Lunch Option 1.
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 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.