By Mark Ambrogi
The Hamilton County Artists Association Kids Art Camp studies famous artists and bases activities around those artists.
The camp is set for June 19 to 22, 195 S. 5th St., Noblesville. The four-day camp, for grades first through eighth, consists of two-hour sessions each day. There is a morning session from 9 to 11 a.m. and an afternoon session from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Campers do the same projects in the morning in the afternoon so registration should be either for the morning or evening classes.
Art Camp chairwomen Karen Fehr serves as the main instructor.
“We will be studying Alberto Giacometti and his sculptures which are tall and skinny,” said Fehr, a Carmel resident. “Then we will study about Fernando Botero who painted and sculpted with exaggerated size proportions. This is to show the students that all different styles are enjoyed in the art world. We have two projects planned for the students to do in relations to these two artists. The students will be doing some clay work, metal tooling, and other studies.”
Fehr describes herself as primarily a watercolor artist who enjoys painting nature and landscapes.
“I have done pastel portraits for families,” Fehr said. “I do realism and non-objective abstracts.”
She said she aims to keep the class to a maximum of 18 students.
“Many volunteers help the class go smoothly,” Fehr said. “We try to keep them busy for the two hours and they seem to have a lot of fun while learning many things.”
Fehr said many students return multiple years. She said the students mostly come from Hamilton County.
For more, visit hcaa-in.org. Fehr said spots fill up quickly so check with her at [email protected] to confirm there is space.