‘Power of Drawing’ offered at NMS summer art camp

Kathy Baker, the art teacher for New Morning School, leads the ‘The Power of Drawing,’ a summer art workshop which will be offered here for children ages 6-10 from June 18-22.

Half-day camps are offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. A full-day offering will also run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

young-rembrandts-logo.jpgWorking as part of the Young Rembrandts program, The Power of Drawing presents two concepts: STEAMin’ up Summer and Cooking and Baking. Students will explore visual disciplines connected to science, technology, engineering and math as a way to develop interdisciplinary thinking. They will also draw kitchen items relating to cooking and baking, a tasty and fun way to study delicious sensory details with patterns, color, shading and texture.

Other summer art program lessons include Creatures and Creeps, Favorite Apps and Video Games; Pixel Block Characters, Dinosaurs, Portraits and Superheroes.

Baker has been the art instructor at New Morning School since the start of this school year. She taught and created an undergraduate curriculum for the University of Michigan’s Art and Design School that involved drawing, painting, sculpture and photography as foundation skills. She also taught at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit for four years. Kathy taught an art class after school at a Montessori school for three years where she implemented an individualized course. She had a private studio in Ann Arbor where she taught students individually, ages 5 through 11, for four years. As the director of the Young Rembrandts: Power of Drawing program in southeast Michigan, she stayed at NMS after running the art program here in the summer of 2017.

The summer art camp fee is $105 for a half-day workshop, $200 for a full-day workshop. For details, please call (734) 420-3331.