is a wonderful time to allow a child to be creative.
During the school year there is so much pressure placed
on kids to do well; as a result they find it hard
to be free and creative."
UK professor of art education
23, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
For the first time in more than 10 years, the University
of Kentucky College of Fine Arts will conduct a summer
art education program for children ages 6-13. George
Szekely, professor of art education, said the UK summer
art program will include make-believe journeys.
will make items to take with them on these journeys,
such as a camera to take pictures, a towel to lie
on at the beach, a passport to venture to foreign
lands, and postcards to be sent home.
Art Escape "will be an art camp like none other,"
Szekely said. "Summer is a wonderful time to allow
a child to be creative," he added. "During the school
year there is so much pressure placed on kids to do
well; as a result they find it hard to be free and
believes that playtime is an important factor in the
the Great Art Escape, each class will begin outside
in order to pretend, observe, collect and discover
their surroundings," he said.
discoveries each student will be taken on a great
adventure whether it is on safari, to the beach, shopping,
camping and even to the moon. The Great Art Escape
consists of three sessions.
fee is $160. Classes are Monday through Thursday.
Session I runs June 3-14, session II runs June 17-28,
and session III runs July 1-12.
groups and the sessions they will attend are as follows:
6- and 7-year-olds, 10 a.m. to noon, sessions I and
III; 8- and 9-year-olds, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., sessions
I and III; 10- and 11-year-olds, 10 a.m. to noon,
session II, and 12- and 13-year-olds 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.,
session II. Drawing lessons will be offered to children
ages 13 and older on Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon during
sessions I and II.
end of their summer sessions, the students will have
a gallery showing of their artwork.
information or to register, call the UK office of
art education at (859) 257-2727.