Registration is now open for Art on the Edge taking place weekdays from 8am to 5pm from July 18 through July 29. This new day camp offers a unique opportunity for middle school students, entering 7th or 8th grade, to explore art created during times of conflict and crisis. After looking at historical examples, students respond through creative writing and visual art projects culminating in a public exhibition. The camp will be led by SHSU faculty members, Edie Wells of the Department of Art, and Dr. Rebecca Wentworth of the College of Education.
The two-week day camp, Monday– Friday, is divided into morning and afternoon sessions. In the morning, through literature and documentaries, campers will look at art created during important historical time periods. Campers will have opportunities to respond through creative writing and poetry that will be compiled into a printed anthology. The afternoon sessions will offer opportunities to explore and create art both individually and collaboratively. Projects will include painting, sculpture, papier-mâché, tie-dye, recycled art, murals and more. Campers will participate in curating, installing, and leading tours of their work in an exhibition to be held on the final evening of the camp. Snacks, lunches and all materials will be provided. Registration details can be found at shsu.edu/art or by calling 936-294-1315.