The Arts, Crafts, and Stories of Asia | Grades 1-6
July 8@8:30 am - July 12@5:00 pm EDT
An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 19, 2019
July 8, 2019 – July 19, 2019
*This is a two-week program.
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5pm
$385 member | $400 non-member
Instructor: Stephani Thomas and Erin Casey
Asia is the world’s largest continent. A place with unique cultural heritage, Asia is home to more than 3.8 billion people, making it the most populous continent on Earth. “Travel” to China, Japan, India, Korea, Tibet, and many other countries in this artistic exploration of Asia. Learn about temples and gardens, dragons and warriors, animals and costumes. Explore Asian folktales and fairy tales, and celebrate the deeds of heroes and animals from ancient folklore. Create paintings and sculptures, jewelry and pottery, calligraphy and fabric arts, drawings and prints, books and illustrations, and a variety of other 2D and 3D artworks while learning all about Asia. Please bring a plain white cotton t-shirt to the first day of class, large enough to use when creating a kimono.
Students entering grades 1 through 7 in fall 2019 are invited to register for this class.
Students provide their own peanut free lunch and snacks for full day programs. Families and friends are welcome to come 30 minutes before the end of class Friday July 19 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 Stephani Thomas holds a BS in Art Education from Millersville University an MS in Art Education from Arcadia University. She is a National Board Certified Art Teacher and was the Bucks County Teacher of the Year in 2015. She has been with the Michener since 1999. One parent noted, “Stephani is a rare teacher who gives endless time and attention to cultivating every child’s interests in and gifts for art.”
Faculty member Erin Casey received a BS in Art Education from Saint Joseph’s University in 2007 and a Masters of Education at Cabrini College in 2013. After graduating she taught with the Big Picture Program for Philadelphia Mural Arts, assisting in creating the largest mural in Philadelphia. She is currently an elementary art teacher in the Central Bucks School District. She runs a Michener Arts Enrichment mosaic class at Butler Elementary, and she began teaching Saturday art classes and summer camps at the Michener in 2014. In the summer, Erin teaches a variety of classes at the Michener. “Erin teaches with expertise and compassion. She truly loves children, and always creates a caring and inspiring classroom.”