Summer is the Season for Art Education Classes at OUMA

Everybody knows that the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art hosts some of the most magnificent art exhibits, but did you know that the museum holds a number of art workshops as well?

Starting in June, art enthusiasts of all ages will descend upon Weltner Library’s third floor not only take in some fine art, but also to to learn from the pros ways in which they can master their medium. Art instructors Allise Whitworth, Stephanie Routier, and Jean Woodall will share their expertise in portraiture, photography, and drawing in a series of workshops and camps for both children and adults.

For two weeks, ten young photographers will escape the world of digital, when Routier takes them back to the basics with her black and white Photography 101 camp, designed for highly motivated students, 12 years and older.  For younger kids and teens, OUMA is hosting a Summer Art Camp that will focus on OUMA’s current exhibit, Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Collection of Shelley and Donald Rubin ’56.  Students will explore and experiment with patterns, portraits, and resist techniques as they create original two-dimensional artwork.

On Friday afternoons, Whitworth invites adult learners to try their hand at traditional Indian art techniques, inspired by the Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest exhibit.  In Woodall’s Moving Into Art workshop, artists integrate the technical with the creative by drawing with the assistance of  image-guided movement of the Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT).

The museum also will host a Saturday Family Art Day on June 4 and Girl Scout Badge Workshops. Visit  OUMA online to find out more on dates and registration for these summer art programs.  Some of the classes begin as early as June 3!

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