Art with Heart – Summer Art Camp 2017
June 6 - July 28
Save the Date: Registration will begin on April 18, 2017!
This summer at the Renee Foosaner Education Center, we are adding a little more beauty to the world as we create Art with Heart!! Learning how to creatively care can make a BIG difference in our lives and in the world around us. In the spirit of art as a social voice, we will protect the beauty of animals and the natural world. We will find exciting ways to share our passions and learn to make courageous creative choices. We will make collaborative artwork with our friends, produce art that cultivates peace, and learn how to take care of our own hearts using the creative process.
Foosaner Art Museum's unique summer art camps for kids emphasize learning through direct observation of art and thoughtful art activities designed by professional art instructors and inspired by current exhibitions and the permanent collection.
Activities include everything from art making in the traditional sense to mixed media exploration. Each week, campers accompany their instructors on a field trip to the galleries, observing and learning about how professional artists created their work. Following the visits, they will then create their own artwork in the Renee Foosaner Education Center studios.
The summer program is composed of themed camps in the morning with a concentration on specific media in the afternoon. This gives the campers a chance to learn about different areas of art. Campers can choose to enjoy a half-day program or an all-day program with themed camp in the morning and media specific art classes in the afternoon.
Scholarships to cover the cost of camp tuition are available based on financial need and artistic merit. Scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis.
Scholarship information and applications will be posted online on April 18.
Our summer camps run Tuesday through Friday. You may choose from a morning camp (mixed media), afternoon camp (media-specific), or combine both for a full day*.
Tuesday - Friday
Morning Camp – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Afternoon Camp – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday
Morning Camp - 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Tuesday – Friday
Week 4 and Week 7
Morning Camp – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Afternoon Camp – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
*Camp will not take place during the week of Independence Day.
Registration will be available online or in person at the Education Center beginning on Tuesday, April 18.
Early Registration Discount - 10% off tuition April 18-May 18. Become a Museum Member today to increase your savings!
Morning Camps: $100 members/$120 non-members
Afternoon Camps: $100 members/$120 non-members
Full Day Camps: $200 members/$240 non-members
Pre-K/Kindergarten: $80 members/$100 non-members
Alexanna McTammany is a Junior at the College of William & Mary, where she plays with the Symphony Orchestra, interns with the W&M Global Film Festival, and is active in the community service organization KITES (Kids Interested in Technology, Engineering, and Science) at a Williamsburg elementary school. She has a long history with the Renee Foosaner Summer Art Camp, having been a camper herself for many years, and then a classroom volunteer for six summers. Last summer while studying in Galway, Ireland she was proud to be part of a documentary film project that educated elementary school students about environmental awareness through the creation of found-object artworks, and additionally, instructing the children in the art of filmmaking.
Breanna Rigg is currently a student at Florida Gulf Coast University. Originally from Melbourne, Breanna loves coming back home every summer to teach at Foosaner! She has been teaching at Foosaner for the past two years and prior to that, was an art assistant at a local studio. Art is a huge passion of Breanna's and she enjoys having the opportunity to create and explore different mediums. She is looking forward to a great summer with all of her new and returning amazing students!
Brittany Erekson is a Brevard County Public Schools art instructor who, during the academic year, works with 800 kindergarten through sixth grade students. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys spending time outdoors, running, walking or gardening. Brittany especially enjoys learning about new artists and becoming inspired by her students. I am excited to learn and create with each young artist.
Chad Hitchcock is an artist, action figure customizer and an art educator by profession. He has created art for over 14 years on various mediums including paper, cardboard, canvas, wood panel and the iPad. He loves to create, whether it be a drawing, painting, or resculpting and creating custom action figures. Several years ago, in partnership with the website www.imperialshipyards.net, Chad began a podcast called "Custom Action Figure News", focusing on the art and artists behind custom action figures.
Chad's creativity is sparked by his love of art, artists, and pop culture. He especially enjoys G.I. Joe, Star Wars and the world of comics and their inspiring characters.
Heather Everett is an expressionist painter who delves into the pure essence of nature, extracting its purest form, elegant movement, & rich color.
Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, Heather Everett moved to Florida in 1994 and started painting in 1998. As a self taught artist, she had much success in South Florida before moving to Paris in 2000, exhibiting with Atelier Artmonique. Heather moved to Satellite Beach in 2001, and in 2004 opened the Heather Everett Studio and Gallery, sharing what she had learned with adults and children. For the past 8 years, she has proudly taught for the visual art program at Indian Harbour Montessori school.
Exhibiting with Agora Gallery in NYC and extensively throughout Central and South Florida, Heather has found her "art family" in the Eau Gallie Arts District, first by opening the EGAD! ArtLab with Derek Gores, then as a resident artist with the Off Center Art Center, and now as an adjunct instructor for the Renee Foosaner Education Center. Heather teaches a variety of classes and workshops for children and adults.
Jacqueline Scone brings three decades of art experience to the Renee Foosaner Education Center's summer art program, including teaching experience at Brevard Art Museum School (2001 - 2006) and Community Christian School (2007-2014. Jackie is a board member of both the Strawbridge Art League and the Brevard Art Educator's Association and maintains a private art lesson studio.
Growing up in Macon, Georgia and working at private studios developed Jaime Parham's passion for creating, sharing and teaching art. She continued her art journey at Kennesaw State University, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and drawing. After graduation, Jaime married and took on the role of home school mom to her instant family as they traveled throughout the US and abroad. In the past year, Jaime has received her TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), volunteered at the Renee Foosaner Education Center and participated as an Emerging Artist at the Gasparilla Arts Festival.
Nadine Antaillia received her B.F.A. in theater from the University of Montevallo. She has participated in graduate courses in theatrical costuming from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught children's art at Palm Bay Academy Charter School since 2002 and at the Renee Foosaner Education Center since 1999.
Randy Procter grew up in Malabar, Florida. At the age of 4, he was inspired by his grandmother Elise who was a painter. As he grew, drawing was his way of entering into another world, and helped him understand his surroundings. Randy is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. While serving on board an aircraft carrier during Operation Enduring Freedom, he drew portraits of fellow sailors spouses and children, which helped them cope with being away from them for extended periods of time. Randy holds a bachelors degree in traditional and digital illustration from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. He has worked as a professional artist, from airbrushing motorcycles in Miami, to building huge sculptures for theme parks and stadiums. Randy has a wife and 3 children, and shares a passion for teaching and fostering the arts in the next generation.
Tracey Hnat is an artist, a teacher and a yogini who finds inspiration through life experiences. As an artist, she finds an extraordinary interest in portraying people in their strength and beauty and accentuating that beauty with something mystical. "Art is about discovery, its about reveling in the imperfections, playing with the unknown and taking risks with techniques that may be unconventional but always resulting in a unique product. As a teacher I try to find that uniqueness in each student and teach them how to bring that out in their art. Teaching the foundation and building through techniques and skills. I thoroughly enjoy sharing what I know and learning from my students as well!"
Tracey has taught since 2000 and studied art at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.