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Travel Through Art: Around the World in 60 Days!

May 9, 2018

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“This summer, Wayne Art Center will guide campers on a creative journey, Travel through Art; Around the World in 60 Days! Over 200 diverse arts classes will be offered throughout 12 weeks of Summer Art Camp, which are geared to every age and level of artistic ability. Flexible schedules feature full and half-day classes that accommodate busy families as well as early care, after care and lunch bunch in the beautiful Children’s Garden. Clean and well-equipped contemporary studios inspire campers with abundant natural light and views of Wayne Art Center’s gardens that also serve as beautiful outdoor studio spaces.

Participants will discover the intricate artwork and pyramids of Egypt, the colorful jewelry and patterned textiles of Kenya, and the landscapes and natural wonders of Cape Town. Campers will explore British culture, the rich landscapes of Ireland, and the Great Wall of China! To the tile making and weaving of Persia, to the minimalist lifestyle and monochromatic colors of Scandinavia, this summer is sure to open children’s eyes, ears, and hearts to the cultures and art from around the globe.

As Wayne Art Center Camp classes are small, each child will feel encouraged and challenged by an experienced faculty who will nurture your child through the joys of the creative process. As an added bonus, over 50 enthusiastic teen volunteers and interns are on hand to assist teachers in the studios.

Early childhood art programs are designed to stimulate the minds of budding artists and foster their love of art. Dynamic STEAM inspired classes for children ages 6-12 focus on building skills in drawing, painting, cartooning, ceramics, cooking, jewelry, robotics, fashion design…and more! Performing arts classes in drama and dance are designed to enhance reading skills, confidence, and public speaking, while the Teen Studio provides diverse opportunities for teen artists, ages 13 and older; to improve core art skills that help expand their creative repertoire.

Wayne Art Center’s Summer Art Camp, now in its 34th year, is not only a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history of art and artmaking, but offers a venue to develop new friendships and learn about the importance of building a strong community through the arts.

At the conclusion of each week, campers are invited to showcase their creative accomplishments for family, friends and fellow campers at a Friday Art Show. The popular Summer Visual and Performing Arts Entertainment Series will feature a diverse group of visiting artists who share their cultural experiences with campers throughout the summer.

Located just minutes from downtown Wayne and adjacent to the Radnor Trail, Wayne Art Center is convenient and allows for an all-inclusive experience to explore the arts and stimulate a well-rounded lifestyle for the entire family. Whatever your child’s interests, make the Wayne Art Center the perfect destination for your Summer Art Camp experience this year.

For information on Wayne Art Center’s 2018 Summer Art Camp, visit www.wayneart.org or call Tessa Downs, Summer Art Camp Director at 610-688-3553, ext. 208.”