Drawing and Painting | Grades 1-4
August 5@1:00 pm - August 9@4:00 pm EDT
August 5, 2019 – August 9, 2019
Monday – Friday
1 – 4 pm
$160 member | $175 non-member
Instructor: Megan Miller
Develop new skills while drawing and painting! Explore still life, portrait, landscape, and working from your imagination! Work in the art studio and on easels en plein air (“in the open air”) in the sculpture garden. Learn about color and texture, work from photographs and observation, and learn how to make your works of art look realistic (even when you are creating something imaginary). Students who took Drawing and Painting 1 last summer will engage in new learning experiences, and discover new challenges and approaches to art making in this class.
Students entering grades 1 through 5 in fall 2019 are invited to register for this 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 class 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 Exploring Fabric Arts class with the afternoon Drawing and Painting 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 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. “Megan always encourages my son, and listens to his concerns, excitement and questions. She is playful and funny but also patient and understanding. She’s the reason he’s loved the Michener Art Camps, and we scour the brochure looking for her name when we sign up.”