Monday through Friday, July 18th – 22nd * 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Age: Kids completing grades K – 6
Maximum enrollment: 30
Art Show open to artists and family at 3:00 on July 22
Registration is open. Sign up Here.Registration deadline: Monday, July 11
Pine Hill Recreation Area
A one-week art immersion program designed to inspire students to creative expression through visual art.
In an outdoor park setting surrounded by nature, students spend a full week exploring and creating with a variety of mediums and techniques like drawing, painting, sculpture, clay, fiber arts and collage.
The plan is for each student to create two artworks every day!
Students will be divided into two age groups.
With guidance from professional art educators, each student will complete one project in the morning and another in the afternoon, with a lunch break in between.
Working with a wide range of mediums, students will develop and build upon their pre-existing skills to create new artworks.
An Art Show on the last day, July 22nd at 3:00 PM allows students to share their work with their families.
We will provide two snacks a day and have two short recess breaks in the morning and afternoon as well.
Please send a packed lunch, water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray with students each day.
About the instructors:
• Camp Director Liz Ditch is an award-winning art educator who has taught elementary art for 15 years. She teaches at Rockland Woods Elementary in Washington Co., Md.
• Assistant Director Rachel Barnhart is an art teacher at Emma K. Doub Elementary in Hagerstown.
• Art Educator Intern Lexi Shockey is currently enrolled in art education at Shippensburg University.
Join Institute staff member and biologist, Dr. Doris Goldman on a tour and introduction of Antietam Meadow Park, a 25-acre park located west of North Welty Road along the East Branch of Antietam Creek in Washington Township.
Dr. Doris will guide participants around the area and talk about the meadow, its native plants and animals, and the Antietam Creek that runs through the park.
“During the program, we will try skipping stones in the creek, scatter milkweed seeds, look for flower stalks taller than we are, as well as looking at the flora and fauna of the area,” said Goldman.
Goldman is a plant ecologist with a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Illinois.