The summer of 2014 will mark the inaugural year of the SUMA Summer Camp, giving junior high and high school students the opportunity to experience college and professional level instruction in multiple artistic disciplines. Jump start your teenager’s summer with a fun and informative class, or classes, that will expand their creativity while providing a new challenge to explore throughout the summer months. The first two sessions on Public Art and Digital Design have met with success and a positive response from the campers whose work includes a newly painted mural in the Frontier Homestead Museum in Cedar City.
The Traditional Media session runs from July 28- August 8, 2014. In this session students will explore major themes in art history and apply theories of visual art masters during hands on workshops. Professional artists will share valuable skills and techniques to take participants painting and drawing skills to the next level. Students will have the opportunity to create portfolio quality artwork that can be used for college applications and professional interviews. In addition to valuable mentorship, each participant will receive over $50 in supplies included in their registration for the camp.
Nathan McDonald, creator and director of the Southern Utah Museum of Art Summer Camp for Teenagers, is enthusiastic about the campers’ creativity and commitment to their projects. “We are so proud of the progress that our students have made during these two-week camps. Our visiting artists have done a wonderful job passing along their talent and passion for art. Their work has resonated with our students and has inspired them to create a lot of fun and meaningful artwork.”
This remarkable program now in its inaugural year was launched after receiving generous grants from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the Cedar City RAP Tax.
As the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) begins construction this summer, SUMA is excited to build upon the Braithwaite Fine Art Gallery’s current programing. As the building grows the educational and community outreach will as well. The SUMA Summer Camp program is one of many new and exciting things happening at the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA).