The Wild West | Grades 1-4
July 1@9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Monday, July 1
9 am – 4 pm
$55 member | $65 non-member
Instructor: Andrea Thompson and Erin Casey
Adventures on the American frontier inspire campers to create a variety of 2D and 3D artwork in this one-day exploration of the Wild West. Imagine travels across the forests and plains, riding horseback and on covered wagons, building ranches and towns, marking trails and digging mines, meeting strangers and settling in new places. Create artwork based on these amazing experiences that are at the heart of American history.
Students entering grades 1 through 5 in fall 2019 are invited to register for this class.
Students provide their own peanut free lunch and snacks for full day programs.
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 Andrea Thompson is an Honors graduate from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and is working toward her Master’s Degree in Arts Education from Penn State University. She has been the Arts Education Coordinator at the Michener since 2015. One parent noted, “Andrea has built confidence in my children, and made their art class enjoyable and exciting. We appreciate her dedication and devotion to them and to the whole program. We feel truly blessed to have her as a teacher.”
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.”