OMFA hosting free art camps

May 26, 2024 | 12:08 am

Updated May 26, 2024 | 12:47 am

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts will host its 2024 free art camp series from June 4 through June 7. The camp is for children ages 6 through 15 and offers various art activities.

Local artists and educators will lead Cultural Crafts Camp I, offering a different experience each day in a variety of media.

“Students will explore crafts from other cultures, including Russian nesting dolls, Mexican maracas, Japanese lanterns, and African masks,” the museum said in a release. “Classes will take place in the museum’s Ryan Sculpture Park and in ArtLand, the museum’s interactive art studio.”

This year’s theme is designed to interpret the current exhibition, Cultural Perspectives, which features over 75 art pieces from a roster of accomplished artists and craftsmen.

OMFA will select work from Cultural Crafts Camp I camp to display later this summer in the museum’s Waymond O. Morris Young at Art Gallery.

Morning sessions scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. are designed for children ages 6 to 10, and afternoon classes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. are for children ages 11 to 15. 

“Now in its 19th season, the free camp is the only local fine arts camp specifically designed to reach the community’s financially challenged children,” the museum said. “Half of the seats in each class are reserved for registrants from local community service organizations. After those are filled, reservations from the general public are confirmed.”

Registration for the camps is now open. Call the museum at (270) 685-3181 or email [email protected] to register.

The museum’s regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. However, voluntary donations of $3 for adults and $2 for children are requested.

Access for physically challenged individuals is available at the Atrium entrance at the 9th Street parking lot. For more information, call 270-685-3181 or visit the museum’s website, Additional information is also available on Facebook and Instagram.

May 26, 2024 | 12:08 am

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