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Me, Myself, and I! with Blake Showers
Here, we will discover different ways of making self-portraits. We will use non-conventional tools ranging from sponges to brooms to coffee – and more! We’ll find inspiration in the work of Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Jason Revok, and Evan Robarts, who are a few of the artists that work with these innovative techniques.
Teaching Artist BLAKE SHOWERS is an illustrator/mangaka from Birmingham, Alabama. His main concentration in art is character design and world-building. He is influenced by Hip Hop, Japanese culture, and the Black experience. Blake is a senior at Millersville University. He will be graduating Spring of 2024 with a BSE in Art Education. Blake aspires to work in the animation industry as a development executive. He hopes to use his illustration experience to guide students to further their passions in art.
Registration is now open for ARTS SMARTS Camps, offered through The Arts at Millersville University at the Ware Center, in downtown Lancaster. For two weeks starting June 19 and June 26, Arts at MU will present 12 unique camps per each week in morning and afternoon sessions for young campers in Music, Theatre or Visual Arts. The Ware Center is located at 42 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA.
These camps have been created especially for children in two grade-level ranges: (rising) Kindergarten–Grade 2 and (rising) Grades 3-5. Each camp is different, and there are morning and afternoon options for both grade-level ranges and in all three disciplines – Music, Theatre, and/or Visual Arts. And the camps are open to children of all abilities.
Campers can register for morning sessions from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, afternoon sessions from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, or both! (For those staying all day, there is a supervised lunch period. Lunches must be brought to camp and will be refrigerated.) Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Both mornings and afternoons feature a “Common Hour” in which all campers join together for a large group creative multi-disciplinary activity. On Fridays of both weeks, there are morning and afternoon performance showcases and art exhibits for families and friends featuring the campers’ work of each week. Drop-off and pick-up at the Ware Center is supervised by the staff.
The staff is comprised of a team of professional teaching artists and Millersville University Arts Education students who have full clearance for working with children.
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Camps are $125 for a 1/2 day session, per week, per child. We offer full and partial scholarships. Please email Barry.Kornhauser@Millersville.edu to inquire about scholarship options.