Rawls Museum Arts hosts summer art camp

Published 4:11 pm Thursday, June 16, 2016

Artist and instructor Jill Tiderman will host two summer art camp sessions at Rawls Museum Arts.

Students ages 5 to 14 are encouraged to sign up for either or both sessions. The first, “Cut It Out, Matisse!” will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 11, to Friday, July 15. Students will cut out their own stencils and create collages in an Henri Matisse-style of art exploration.

The second session, “Sew, What Is So Awesome About Faith Ringgold?” focuses on artful storytelling through quilt-making. Students will make a small paper quilt and sew paper and cloth for unique creations to tell their own stories. The session will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from Monday, Aug. 8 to Friday, Aug. 12. All classes are taught in the Education Outreach Building located on the art gallery’s campus.

Tuition per session, which includes snacks and all art supplies, is $40 for RMA members and $65 for non-members.

Tiderman has taught special education students, remedial reading at Paul D. Camp, and currently teaches art at Indian River High School in Chesapeake.

“Mrs. Tiderman is high energy and she does lots of different projects that engage children of all different levels of experience,” said Leigh Anne Chambers, executive director of Rawls Museum Arts. “It’s lots of fun for the kids.”

No prior art experience is required.

Those interested in summer art camp should sign their children up as soon as possible, by calling RMA at 653-0754.