Summer is here and the Museum is buzzing with activity! Campers get to experience a week full of fun and learning at Camp Cummer. Children, rising 1st – 6th grade, experiment with different art mediums in the studio, explore the Cummer Gardens and art galleries, have free time in Art Connections, snack, lunch and much more! The Education staff creates dynamic lesson plans and art projects based off the Museum’s permanent collection, gardens, and traveling exhibitions that will stimulate your children’s creativity and imagination. Students leave at the end of the week with a diverse portfolio of artwork ranging from watercolor and acyclic paintings to clay sculptures and drawings.
Last week students had a blast creating artwork based off of garden flora, fauna, and the St. John’s River including a garden inspired clay tile project that can be hung at home!
Campers are also visited by special guest presenters every Wednesday including the St. John’s Riverkeeper and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Students are introduced to environmental awareness, animals that inhabit the St. John’s River and the many ways we can help to enrich this invaluable resource through fun interactives and discussion.
Students are even visited by special guests during studio time. Last week, Mrs. Rynda Moore, a member of the Cummer Docent Corps, instructed Campers in the art of Calligraphy; sharing some of the tools of the trade and the “Story of Writing.” She later toured the students through the galleries to share and discuss some Egyptian hieroglyphics evidenced in a piece from the permanent collection entitled the Stela of Iku and Mer-imat, made from painted limestone created around 2100 B.C. Students also viewed and discussed the Gothic Manuscript Page: Jonah and the Whale, from the permanent collection, created around 1250 in tempera and ink on vellum. Afterward, students went back to the studios to create their own “illuminated” letter using gold leaf. A big thank you Mrs. Moore for sharing your time and talents.
Don’t miss your chance to enroll your child in Camp Cummer!
Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Join now for the followings weeks for children entering 1st -6th grade.
July 14- July 18
July 21- July 25
Middle School Camp: July 28- Aug 1 for students entering 7 – 9th grades
Class sizes are limited.
To enroll please call 904.355.0630 or visit cummer.org