- 5:00 pm
Monday July 23, 2018 through Friday August 3, 2018 Location:
Coutts Museum of Art
110 N Main St, El Dorado, KS, 67042
Members $90, Non-Members $100, Scholarships available Category:
El Dorado, KS, Session 1: July 23 through 27, and Session 2: July 30 through August 3, 2018 – Join the Coutts Museum of Art (CMA), the Kansas Oil Museum (KOM), and the Butler County Farm Bureau this summer for a week long, all day summer camp! Two, one-week-long sessions are being offered for youth ages 8-12. Camps will be a collaborative effort to bring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) to El Dorado.
These two camps will run all day, 8am to 5pm, July 23-27 and July 30-August 3. Mornings will be spent at KOM and/or the Butler County Fairgrounds, with afternoon sessions taking place at the CMA. Groups will be conducted between the two museums by summer camp staff, so no need for parents to shuttle kids between venues! Children are requested to bring their own sack lunches each day.
In the morning classes, the camps will highlight the role of farming and ranching in Kansas, both historically and right here in Butler County today. Participants will learn about different careers in agriculture and life science, meet actual professionals in these fields, and even have close-up encounters with crops and livestock at the museum and fairgrounds! The camps make full use of KOM’s galleries, outdoor exhibit area, and education collections, and provide an exciting hands-on way for kids to learn about the history and science that have shaped Butler County and Kansas.
In the afternoon classes, students will explore their creativity with experienced art educators and artists from the area. Students will create both 2D and 3D pieces of art to take home with them at the end of the week. 2D work will include pencil, charcoal, and acrylic paint; 3D work will include clay, found object, and Calder-like mobiles. On the last day of each camp, a small exhibit and reception will be held at CMA for students to share their artwork with family and friends.
Enrollment for each camp is $90/child for members, $100/child for non-members. Limited scholarships are available for families experiencing financial hardship. For more information or to sign up, please get in touch with us by calling (316) 321-9333, or go to http://www.kansasoilmuseum.org/summer-camps/. Staff from KOM will then be in touch to complete your registration!
“The Coutts and the Oil Museum have been talking for years about partnering on Summer Camps. We are very excited to be able to partner not only with them this year, but also with the Butler County Farm Bureau. This partnership creates exciting opportunities each organization could not tackle on their own, like offering full day classes, which will make it easier for children with working parents to attend; and the collaborative effort toward building a full STEAM curriculum,” says Tim Howard, Executive Director of CMA. STEAM, is a transformative research policy that places art and design at the center of STEM. The approach aims to help students see and use connections between all of these disciplines to become more well-rounded adults. The policy also encourages the integration of Art and Design in K-20 Education as well as encouraging businesses to hire artists and designers to drive innovation.
The Coutts Museum of Art is a 501(c)3 Not for Profit Museum. For more information about this program, other exhibits, and our line-up of programs, see our Facebook page, website, or give us a call at 316-321-1212.