Remember those cool Art Camp kids who created the ‘Goldsworthy’ style sculpture at the LH Community Garden back in April that’s actually STILL standing? Well, the two teachers, Amelia Natanson and Christina VanHamersveld have got their summer Art Camp schedule fine tuned if you’re looking for a high quality, reasonably priced art encounter for your kid for a week. Both women are RISD teachers, Natanson for over 18 years. ‘Through exploration of art, students will gain self awareness and independence. All session will coordinate art historical references with art production and art media’, according to Natanson.

And it’s true. June 9-13 is ‘Into the Garden’ which will include a trip to the Arboretum. The June 16-20 sessions focus on Egypt and Native American art, ranging from the hieroglyphics and stylized drawings of Egypt to exploring the rich customs of our Native Americans. And June 23-27 hones in on Mexico, with studies of the textures and colors of traditional Mexican folk art. Natanson’s Art Camps are a complete learning experience for the kids, not to mention a whole lot of fun. Your kids won’t be bringing home the usual pretty pictures for mom’s refrigerator.

For information, contact Amelia Natanson amnatanson@att.net or Christina VanHamersveld christina.vanhamersveld@risd.org