Summer Children's Art Program
Each summer the Cedar Key Arts Center coordinates Elementary and
Teen Art Programs in July.
Registration forms for the summer art program are available in May
at Cedar Key School, Cedar Keyhole,
or by requesting one by email. Contact Patty Jett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 Cedar Key Arts Center's Summer Children's and Teen’s Art
Program is held in July.
A special exhibit of the children’s and teen’s artwork open to
family, friends and
the community is held on the last day of the Art Program.
SEWING CLUB FOR
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Following the opening of
the new Arts Center addition in 2016, the Sewing Club was started.
Students meet from 3-4:30 pm on Wednesday September-April. The club
is free, but limited to 10 children.
Interested students can sign up at the Cedar Key School.
2017 Summer Art Program SUMMARY
The theme for the 2017 Summer Art Program for the elementary
students was "Exploration in Art." Even though each project had
a theme, the 21 students were given a choice of mediums and free
reign of their creativity. Collage robots, foil embossing,
sunflower painting, straw weaving and sculpture were some of the
themes. Guided by Jessie Rothbard’s instructions and gentle
leadership, the students enjoyed the process of creating. Amber
Ryan, as the paid assistant, helped keep the students and
The eleven registered teens in the Teen Art Program also
explored different media. Bunny Hand spent two days facilitating
printing on fabric and then sewing the fabric into useful pieces
of art. For two days Amy Gernhardt guided the students in making
a hand built clay project with cut outs and surface decorations.
Virginia Stevenson took two days to teach the teens how to paint
silk using wax and dyes. Dave Treharne directed the adolescents
in how to use color theory and design to create an artistic
mosaic tile. Jessie Rothbard taught embossing with foil.
Twenty volunteers (ten community members, one board member, one
grandparent, six parents, one middle school student and one high
school student) helped to make the program a success.
Both programs ended with an exhibit of student work. Parents and volunteers provided a wonderful
variety of delicious snacks as well as drinks for the attendees.
It was rewarding to see the students proudly show their work to
family and friends.
Thank you to everyone who supported this program by
volunteering, attending the exhibit, donating money for
scholarships, buying tickets for the Children's Art Benefit
Dinner and/or donating items for the Silent Auction and Raffle
at the Children's Art Benefit Dinner. We could not do it without