Summer Fine Arts Camp Adds Photography Class for Middle, High School Students

By Jim Garringer Published: Apr 25, 2012

Taylor University

The Taylor University Art Department will host its annual Summer Fine Art Camp June 11-15. The camp is designed to introduce local students, grades K-12, to the visual arts.

Program organizers say a new class in digital photography will be offered for students who have completed grades 6 – 12. The class, Photography as Art, will be taught by Taylor photography major Alex Moore and will: explore photography by looking at vision and composition; spend time looking at and discussing the photography of both traditional and contemporary photographers; actively make photographs with meaning and learn to look at the world from a different perspective,; and learn to create photos dealing with the expressive qualities of the subject. 

Class times are 1:00-3:00 p.m., and the cost is $55.00. Students will need to provide their own digital camera (a basic point and shoot) and a USB cable.

Also scheduled for grades K-5 is the original Fine Arts camp during which students explore the visual arts through hands on activities using a variety of mediums including drawing, painting and mixed media.

Those classes run in two time blocks according to age group:

Grades K-3                          9:00-11:00am

Grades 4-5                          1:00-3:00pm     

All Classes are for the grade completed; the cost is $45.00. A limited number of scholarships are available- please call the Art Department office for details. There is a 10% discount when registering more than one child from the same family.

The Taylor Art Department encourages those interested to register early, class sizes are limited. The classes are taught by Taylor art majors and supervised by Assistant Professor of Art Education Kathy Herrmann. All classes take place at the Taylor University Art Department, Modelle Metcalf Visual Arts Center.

Registration forms and fees must be mailed together to: (Phone registration will not be accepted)

Taylor University Art Department

236 W. Reade Ave.

Upland, IN 46989

Make check payable to Taylor University. Registration deadline is June 1, 2012.

For more information, call the Taylor Art Department office at 998-5322.