WMA to host outreach camps for area Boys & Girls ClubsMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jul 17 2017 7:51 AM
DOTHAN, Alabama - July 17, 2017 - The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it will hold week-long art camps for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Wiregrass and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawk-Houston from July 17 through 21. The camps will meet for three hours each day and will host a total of 185 students.
WMA Art Educator Amanda Holcomb will instruct the camps at the museum and on-site at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawk-Houston. The lessons will provide hands-on learning opportunities and an outlet to express individual creativity. Camps will include instruction for printmaking, watercolor painting, weaving, clay hand-building, and paper art.
"Not everyone has access to our workshops and camps, so it's important for the museum to meet people where they are. These camps will allow us to make meaningful connections to various subject areas as students prepare to go back to school," said WMA Art Educator Amanda Holcomb.
WMA's outreach camps have been made possible, in part, through a $5,000 grant by Wiregrass Foundation. Because of this generous funding, students will attend the camps free of charge, allowing the museum to provide greater accessibility to its educational programming.
About the Wiregrass Museum of Art
The Wiregrass Museum of Art inspires a lifelong appreciation for the visual arts by providing innovative educational programs that engage diverse audiences through the collection and exhibition of quality works.
Since its founding in 1988, WMA has offered educational programs, nationally-acclaimed art exhibitions and community events throughout the year. Its Board of Trustees guides the long-term vision and strategic goals, while its membership, City and County support, and grant funding provide the resources needed to fulfill its mission. Because of the scarcity of art education in schools, the WMA Board of Trustees and staff have the responsibility to provide quality, accessible exhibitions and to reach out into the community throug