Summer at SLU, Saint Louis University's new summertime community outreach initiative, continues to pack the summer months with plenty of camps and courses. The latest offering includes the Grand Arts Camp.
Craft Alliance and Saint Louis University are partnering to offer this camp to high school students from July 22 to Aug. 2. The full-day, two-week urban-themed visual arts camp will give students the opportunity to work in six different mediums (clay, metal, fiber, drawing, painting and printmaking) in both Craft Alliance Grand Center and SLU studios.
Enhanced by museum visits, an architectural tour and exposure to music and theater in the Grand Center Arts District, the experience will culminate with a student exhibition at Saint Louis University Museum of Art.
"This camp is a great opportunity for artistic students to immerse themselves in the art world," said Troy Turnipseed, director of Summer at SLU. "SLU's Midtown location and proximity to the Grand Arts District is perfect for this collaboration with Craft Alliance."
|Troy Turnipseed, Director, Summer at SLU|
Summer at SLU also includes camps and programs that were held on SLU's campus during previous summers, such as the Gardens to Tables Culinary Camp. This program offers eight sessions for students from kindergarten through high school throughout the summer. It engages students in gardening, cooking and hands-on nutritional activities, with a different type of cuisine featured each week. Campers prepare a variety of meals and work with the professional chefs, registered dietitians and master gardeners to learn principles of good nutrition, gardening and a healthy lifestyle.
In addition to the 40 camps being offered at SLU this summer, advanced high school students and college students from any university can choose from more than 600 college-credit courses, in both traditional and online formats.
Turnipseed added that SLU isn't just a place for college students in the summer.
"By spending their summer at SLU through a camp or a course, students of all ages become engaged with Saint Louis University, the culture and the excitement of a college campus."