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Friday, May 20, 2016

It's Time for Art Camp

Art Camp At The Farm

Jim and I live on a beautiful Menonite Farm
in Ghent, KY
and this year I'll be having art camp here.

I'll be offering three very different art camps
in June.

Here's some happy campers from last year.
Beginning Art Camp - May 31- June 3, 10 a.m. - noon $80

 We'll be learning lots of art foundation concepts
as well as putting them to use.
This fun camp is for students age 7 and up who have never attended one of my art camps before. We will dive into learning about color by making a color wheel, color chart, and how to use these tools. Students will learn all about brushes and how to use the different type of brushes. We will learn how to create form by using color and they will play in the paint as they complete two paintings.
They will have one day learning to draw as they explore the tools in drawing, learn to create form and work on still life subjects.
We will spend time talking about art and what it is, learning how to see, and take walks on the farm looking for interesting things to draw and paint.  We will learn to see lights and shadows also.
We will also explore other mediums, such as water color, pastel chalk, and painting markers.
Students will complete two paintings but will have many opportunities to create and bring their studies and exercises home.

Intermediate Art Camp
June 6-10 10 a.m. - noon, $100
For students ages 8 and up who have attended one of my art camps.

This will be a more intense learning environment as we explore several different mediums to paint as well as spend quite a bit of time learning to draw and improving that skill.
We will use many painting tools, such as palette knives, brushes, pastel chalk and painting markers.
We will work on drawing and painting eyes for animals and people.  Among other projects we will draw and paint an animal and a self portrait.
Your child will need a photo of their pets face.
I will take photos of them close up for them to use in their self portrait.
We will also spend 15 minutes per day learning about some of the great painters and try painting in their style.

Art Exploration Camp, June 13-15, 10 a.m. - noon $75

This camp will explore several art forms and complete 3 projects: Painting, Drawing and Jewelry Making
Camp will run June 13-15, 10 a.m. until noon, includes all materials and is $75.
Campers will complete a painting of an animal, in drawing they will learn how to draw shapes and create form, draw a simple still life using grapes, vase, toy and/or fruit and in jewelry making they will complete a bracelet and a necklace.

So you can see,
there's something for everyone this summer
and I think the kiddos will really enjoy being here at the farm as we explore art like never before.



  1. Makes me want to be young again! I would take it in a heartbeat.

  2. Thanks Julie. I too wish I'd had the opportunity to do something like this when I was young, although my mom saw to it that I was in dancing, girl scouts, 4-H, band, and drill team. But I had a section of my room that was full of papers and pens. For a long time I had a table full of torn up papers I used to make mosaics out of. I have always loved the creative process.


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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.