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The Everson Expands Summer Art Camp

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SYRACUSE, NY (March 21, 2022): Today, registration opened for the Everson Museum of Art 2022 Summer Art Camp. This year’s camp will run for four consecutive weeks rather than three and begins on July 18. The Everson’s Summer Art Camp is being offered to children ages 5-12, with campers grouped by ages 5-7 and 8-12. Both morning (9:00am-12:00pm) and afternoon (1:00-4:00pm) half day options are available. A full day (9:00am-4:00pm) option is available for ages 8-12 only.

A description of this year’s Summer Camp program provided on the Everson’s website states:
“The 2022 Everson Summer Art Camp is an immersive program that offers campers a chance to dive into an array of artistic mediums and disciplines while making friends and having fun! Students will take classes in ceramics, mural making, improv, entrepreneurship, and more! Campers will also explore the Everson Museum of Art’s exhibitions and incredible collection of artworks inspiring them to make art of their own. Our talented and creative teachers will facilitate fantastic projects that involve guest artists, outdoor activities, and a chance to display their work at the City Market and Food Truck Fridays! These unique experiences and artistic explorations will develop camper’s critical thinking skills, communication, and appreciation for arts.”
Updating the Everson’s Summer Art Camp program has been one of the first major undertakings for the Everson’s new Director of Learning & Engagement, Adam Carlin, who entered the position in late February after a nationwide search. Where possible, Carlin has built-in opportunities for campers to share their work with the community. A Mural Making session during week two gives campers the chance to collaborate on designing and creating a mural inside the Museum. The week three session called Entrepreneurship for Kids, will culminate in an Everson Lemonade Stand at the popular City Market on Sunday, August 7, where campers can sell their inventions and of course, lemonade. All proceeds will go to the Salvation Army. Week four allows campers to participate in a Mini-Menu Exhibition at Food Truck Friday on August 12, after spending the week learning about the various jobs needed to run a restaurant.

“If we look back to when we were kids, seeing the real-world application of curriculum or having our work recognized publicly goes a long way in creating a memorable and impactful experience,” said Carlin. “By incorporating engagement opportunities with our camp activities, I hope to give campers the confidence boost they need to pursue new interests in all areas of their life without hesitation.”

To learn more visit, everson.org/summercamp.

About the Everson Museum of Art
The Everson is a museum of firsts. It was the first museum to dedicate itself to the collection of American art, to create a permanent collection of ceramics, to collect video art, to create a docent program and to hire the now internationally-known architect I.M. Pei to design its building, a sculptural work of art in its own right. Located in Syracuse, NY, the Everson is home to over 10,000 works of art: American paintings, sculpture, drawings, video, graphics and one of the largest holdings of international ceramics in the nation. Visit everson.org to learn more.