|Release Date: 6/13/2012||Contact: Diana L. Spencer, 410-887-8905|
TOWSON, MD— Applications for Baltimore County Public Schools’ Summer Visual Arts Enrichment Camp will continue to be accepted until all spaces are filled. A few spaces are still available in each age group. The camp, to be held at Perry Hall High School, will take place July 9–20, 2012, and is open to students entering Grades 3–12 in the 2012-2013 school year. The camp operates from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, with mornings devoted to studio experiences. After lunch and recreation each day, the afternoon sessions are slotted for critiques, discussions, and additional studio time. Camp brochures and applications are available online at http://www.bcps.org/offices/visual_arts/pdf/Camp-Brochure.pdf and http://www.bcps.org/offices/visual_arts/pdf/Camp-Application.pdf. A program fee of $350 covers all art materials, transportation, and instruction. Bus transportation will be available from the following locations: Catonsville Elementary School, Cockeysville Middle School, Cromwell Valley Elementary Regional Magnet, Golden Ring Middle School, Hereford High School, Holabird Middle School, Parkville High School, Sudbrook Middle Magnet School, and Woodlawn High School. Participating students and their families and friends will be invited to an exhibit on the evening of Thursday, July 19, featuring all of the artwork that students created during their camp experience. The camp offers three areas of focus: An Exploration of Artists and Their Materials) (for students entering Grades 3–5 Students will explore a theme through a variety of art materials as they learn about the work of various artists. Students will be encouraged to refine their current art skills and develop new skills with different materials by experimenting with and using 2-dimensional drawing and painting media and 3-dimensional materials. Students will learn about the artistic process as they solve visual problems, develop their own interpretations of the theme, and create their own art. An Exploration of New Art Forms and Materials (for students entering Grades 6–8) Students will create works of art that incorporate the traditional art forms of drawing, painting, and sculpture, with computer arts. Students will work from direct observation, references, and imagination as they build a portfolio of work that provides a record of the progression of their ideas, skills, and images. This program is highly encouraged for students interested in developing portfolios for consideration for the gifted and talented art program or magnet art programs. A Portfolio Development Course (for students entering Grades 9-12) This program allows students to survey their own artistic development to choose areas of concentration that will further their personal artistic growth. Students will research artists to find influences for their own work. Students may focus on drawing and/or oil painting. This program is highly recommended for students who are interested in pursuing the sequential art program at the high school level and those who are preparing portfolios for Advanced Placement or college entrance.