written by Caroline Havekost, Community Relations Intern
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – WDMCS Community Education’s Summer of Learning is offering Art Adventures for students entering grades one through three, and grades four through seven. Students will get creative while exploring a variety of materials, techniques, and artists. The program is offered in the mornings, afternoons, or full days.
Students entering grades first through third have the opportunity to learn from a variety of art mediums and inspiration from a multitude of famous artists. Each day a new art adventure awaits the students, whether it is underwater, in space, at the “zoo”, or at a farm. The students have the opportunity to create different projects in the morning and afternoon sessions. This program is taught by Karen Kehoe at Fairmeadows Elementary. This session is full.
Students in grades four through seven have the opportunity to get inspired by famous artists and their artwork. The class will start by looking at a famous artist and studying their work. Then the students will use what they have learned to create artwork of their own. Students will have a chance to explore with different types of media and work in different techniques for each lesson. Multiple projects will be created at each session and students will explore different projects in the morning and afternoon sessions. This program is taught by Erica Jaramillo at Crossroads Park Elementary.
Registration for grades four through seven is still open and can be found at https://commed.wdmcs.org/programs/youth/summer-of-learning/art-adventures/ or call (515) 633- 5001 for more information.