Masur Museum of Art Inspires Creativity and Skill Building in Young Artists

May 31, 2018

Masur Museum of Art is inspiring young artists to create and build their skills. The museum is hosting one-day art camps in June and July for ages 5-12. 

"Adventures in Art" is a camp for ages 5-8 which teaches drawing and design skills. Artist Jenny Burnham is leading the camp and guiding campers as they use sculpture, painting, and printmaking to create works of art to take home at the end of the day. The camp is June 4.

"Adventures in Art" with Jenny Burnham works on building drawing and design.
Credit Jenny Burnham / Masur Museum of Art

Artist Betsy Finklea is teaching "Fun with Art" June 11 and 18 for ages 5-8. The class explores sculpture, painting, and other art forms while building an art vocabulary. Campers have fun "making messy masterpieces," according to Finklea. Both classes are teaching the same material.

"Sweep the Swamp" with artist Brenda Anderson is July 16 for ages 9-12. In this camp, students use a variety of materials to explore the swamps, waterways, and creatures living there in the Northeast Louisiana region. The class teaches with both painting and sculpture work. Plenty of inspiration is found with the view of the Ouachita River just behind the museum.

Jenny Burnham returns to host a "Young Artists" camp, where ages 9-12 can experiment with painting, sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media. The class emphasizes creativity and skill building. Burnham is also working on a teen summer art camp for ages 12-17 later in the year.

Pre-registration and a camp fee are required for each camp. More information and pre-registration for the camps is available here.