This summer, area students will once again have an opportunity to learn techniques in drawing, covering concepts of perspective, shading, composition, and properly translating size and shape. Students will cover the use of a grid and also practice drawing from still life compositions at Bay College West. Art and Design graduate, Jeff Gurchinoff, will instruct a 10-hour, four-day Art Camp I, highlighting how art influences many aspects of our lives. “I firmly believe a solid understanding of art and the ability to comprehend facts within our environment are critical in any career path. Art is not just two dimensional or the ability to create, it really is much more than that” explains Gurchinoff. Students with some art training may prefer Art Camp II, which delves deeper into these same techniques, providing a good foundation for classes students may experience post high school, for example, in Bay College’s Art & Design AA transfer degree.
Art Camp I is open to students, age 12 to 16, with minimal art background and will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 11 – 20, 9:00am to 11:30am. The registration fee is $50.00, which includes all art supplies. Art Camp II is open to students, age 14 to 18, with previous art training, or classes. The registration fee is $60.00, again, including all art supplies. Art Camp II will also meet July 11-20 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but from 1:00pm to 3:30pm, and 9:00am to 11:30am on the last Thursday. On the final day of camp, student artwork will be displayed during an art reception, held from 11:30am to 1:00pm. All are invited to come enjoy the work of the budding artists. For more information, or to register for the art camp, please call 906.302.3000. Last day to register is July 6 and space is limited, so call today!