Shawnee, OK— Knights, Masks, and Sea Monsters will provide inspiration for young artists this summer at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art’s Creative Arts Camps.  The museum offers four camps for students ages 5-13 and an intensive art clinic for teens.

Each year the museum offers art camps that offer participants a summer adventure experiencing and learning arts and applications.  Each of the camps concludes with an art show and reception that is open to family and friends.  The camps themes are different each year.  This year’s themes are:

            Recycled Art (June 13-17)—students will go green and create amazing art from recycled             materials with art educator Lynn Pollei.

            Knights & Damsels (June 20-24)—camp participants will experience the Middle Ages, learning    about medieval art and culture with art educator Lynn Pollei.

            Sea Monsters & Mythological Creatures (July 11-15)—gleaning inspiration from the MGMoA’s    summer exhibit of antique maps, students will create sea monsters, dragons, and other       mythological creatures with artist Linda Dixon.

            Mask Extravaganza (July 18-22)—with renowned mask maker Patrick Riley, students will           explore a variety of mask-making techniques and learn about the mask traditions of several             world cultures.

Summer camps are offered in two sessions.  Students ages 5-8 attend session 1 (10am-12pm); students ages 9-13 attend session 2 (1-3pm).  Advance registration is required.  Camp tuition is $60 for non-members and $50 for members. Discounts are offered for multiple camp enrollments and siblings.  Scholarships are available.  For registration and additional information, please visit www.mgmoa.org/creative-arts-camp or call 405-878-5300.

Teens also have the opportunity to get their hands dirty at the museum this summer.  Artist Linda Dixon will offer All Things Paper, an intensive art clinic for students ages 13-18 on July 6-8 (1-4pm).  Students will learn how to make hand-made paper and other paper works.  They will be introduced to paper sculpture, embossing, and other paper art techniques.  Teen art clinic tuition is $55 for non-members and $45 for members.  Advanced registration is required. Discounts are offered for siblings and scholarships are available. For registration and additional information, please visit www.mgmoa.org/teen-clinic or call 405-878-5300.

The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located at 1900 W. Macarthur, Shawnee, on the campus of St. Gregory's University.  Camps and clinic schedules are subject to change and cancellation. 

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Delaynna Trim
Curator of Collections

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
1900 West MacArthur
Shawnee, Ok 74804
405-878-5300
405-878-5133 fax