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Grades 4-8
Students entering grades 4 through 9 in fall 2020 are invited to register for this class.
August 10-14
Monday-Friday, 1-4 pm
$175 member | $190 non-member
Membership discounts apply to those with Household memberships and above.

Instructor: Autumn Dow

In this textile art camp for older students, you will use your love for color and design while creating art on fabric. Create banners, scarves, t-shirts, and more while painting on silk, learning tie-dye, shibori, batik, embroidery, and other textile arts forms. Students who took Fabric Arts last summer will have an entirely new experience while working with fabric in 2019. Please bring a white cotton pre-washed t-shirt on the first day of class.

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 Drawing and Painting Workshop with the afternoon Fabric Design class, and Lunch Option 4.

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 Autumn Dow attended The Pennsylvania State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Art Education K-12, Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Ceramics, and a Special Education Minor. During her time at Penn State she worked in an early childcare educational center as a studio alterista. She ran workshops and summer camps at a discovery science museum creating lessons focusing on art and science, along with teaching Saturday morning high school art classes. As part of the Penn State program, she taught in Pittsburgh at the elementary and middle school levels, as well with students ages 5-21 with life skills support, autistic support, and multiple disability support needs. Autumn has been teaching full-time in the Centennial School District as a K-5th grade art educator since 2014. In 2016, she graduated with a Masters in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations from Moore College of Art and Design. Her passion for art making and learning is a quality she passes onto each of her students. Using both traditional and nontraditional materials to create artwork makes the creative process just as important as the final result in a work of art. She is an active member of the State and National Art Education Associations. She joined the adjunct staff at the Michener in 2017.