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UK Art Museum: Taking Kids Art and About

Contact: Danielle Hinson

Photo of Debra Gridley, an art teacher at Sayre School, works with children during one of the art camps held at the UK Art Museum last year.
Debra Gridley, an art teacher at Sayre School, works with children during one of the art camps held last year.

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Children, ages 8 through 12, are invited to participate in the camp. Each session is $150, except for the week of June 30-July 3, which will be $120. Campers can be dropped off at the UK Art Museum at 8:30 a.m. and can be picked up at the afternoon location at 3 p.m. Transportation will be provided to the afternoon location. A morning snack is provided; however, campers will need to bring a sack lunch. For more information and to register, call 257-6199. Camps will be held pending sufficient enrollment.

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May 23, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- – This summer the University of Kentucky Art Museum is pairing with three local museums to provide children a variety of opportunities to have fun with art through the Art and About Camps.

Children will begin their mornings at the art museum on a specific theme for each session; afternoons will be spent at a second location where they will continue to make and participate in art-related activities.

“The UK Art Museum's summer program brings art to life for children,” said Deborah Borrowdale-Cox, curator of education at the UK Art Museum. “Introducing them to art and new cultures helps them make discoveries about themselves.”

The first two weeks of camps, slated June 9-13 and June 16-20, will focus on Asian art. The children will spend mornings with the UK Art Museum’s current exhibit, titled Magic, Mystery and Materials: Treasures from The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art. In the afternoon, they will venture to the Lexington Children’s Museum to participate in hands-on activities such as origami, calligraphy and costume designing. Special guest performances are slated, including John Weinrich’s Sword Dance.

During the third week of camp, June 23-27, children will discover how nature plays a role in art. At the UK Art Museum they will view works of art that focus on nature. In the afternoon, they will go to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government/UK Arboretum to collect natural items that will be used later in a variety of art projects.

Children will view artworks that have an animal theme and create their own works of art influenced by animals during the last two weeks of camp, June 30-July 3 and July 7-11. Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, is the afternoon location where everyone will have the opportunity to experience the rich history of Lexington’s most famous site through archeological digs and arts and crafts of the period.

Children, ages 8 through 12, are invited to participate in the camp. Each session is $150, except for the week of June 30-July 3, which will be $120. Campers can be dropped off at the UK Art Museum at 8:30 a.m. and can be picked up at the afternoon location at 3 p.m. Transportation will be provided to the afternoon location. A morning snack is provided; however, campers will need to bring a sack lunch. For more information and to register, call 257-6199. Camps will be held pending sufficient enrollment.


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