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High Museum of Art Launches Summer Art Camps for Ages 6 to 11

March 14, 2016

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Weeklong camps on sale now for June 13 through Aug. 5

ATLANTA, March 14, 2016 ― Creativity rules this summer at the High with the launch of Summer Art Camps, new weeklong, immersive camps for children ages 6 to 11. The camps run June 13 through Aug. 5, 2016, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with aftercare available from 4 to 6 p.m. Registration is now open at www.high.org.

“Every summer, we welcome families to connect with art through special weekend programs,” said Virginia Shearer, the High’s Eleanor McDonald Storza director of education. “This summer, we are thrilled to expand our offerings with weekday camps, which will be a whole lot of fun and a great way to introduce kids to the wonder of art and the joy of creativity.”

Summer Art Camps cost $350 for members and $400 for non-members (additional charge of $50 for aftercare). Families may select from the following options, each of which includes hands-on art-making and exploration of artworks with professional teaching artists:

Crafty Creatives
Ages 6 to 8
This camp takes crafting to a new level. Kids will enjoy hands-on craft projects and check out how artists in the High’s permanent collection used craft in their creations.

International Art Stars
Ages 6 to 8
Avoid the jetlag and schedule your international travel through the High’s galleries instead. In this camp, kids will explore art from all over the world in the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions as well as create passports and artwork inspired by their gallery travels.

Watercolors, Tempera, and Oils … Oh, My
Ages 9 to 11
Kids will discover and create different types of paint such as oil paint, tempera and watercolors and explore painting techniques, brushes and more in this hands-on, workshop-style camp.

Delve into Design
Ages 9 to 11
This camp is all about exploring design in the world around us—and in the High’s collection and special exhibitions. From furniture to ceramics and even sneakers, kids will experiment with design concepts and see if they can change the future of design with their ideas.

Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. For more information and to register, visit www.high.org.     

The High Museum of Art
The High is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. With more than 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum of Art has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American art; a significant collection of historical and contemporary decorative arts and design; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk and self-taught art and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists. Through its education department, the High offers programs and experiences that engage visitors with the world of art, the lives of artists and the creative process. For more information about the High, visithigh.org.

About The Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony Award–winning Alliance Theatre, the Grammy Award–winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art, the leading art museum in the Southeast. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to more than 1.2 million patrons at The Woodruff Arts Center’s midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the United States to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable educational programming through each of its arts partners. Through their combined efforts, The Woodruff Arts Center serves more than 200,000 students annually, is the largest arts educator in Georgia and is a premier family destination.woodruffcenter.org

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Media contacts:

Marci Tate
Manager of Public Relations
marci.tate@woodruffcenter.org
404-733-4585

Anne Randolph Powell
Public Relations Specialist
annerandolph.powell@woodruffcenter.org
404-733-4423