Stories from WMA
This month alone, 200 young students have been enjoying summer art camps and programs at WMA, learning and developing skills through hands-on artmaking, with many more to visit in July and August!
Camps like ‘Read a Little, Art a Lot’ and ‘Mixed Media Mayhem’ gave little learners a chance to explore art mediums and fresh ideas each day during the week, and encouraged their imagination and creativity in a fun classroom full of new friends.
Kids from the Ozark Boys & Girls Club, the Dothan and Enterprise Martial Arts Academy, and the Migrant Program with Slocomb Elementary School arrived at the museum’s doors ready to see exhibitions and learn about and through art. Each student that visits loves their time getting messy in the Studio, and has fun talking about works on display with their group while touring the galleries.
In the last few weeks, WMA staff have been busy reinstalling works from the museum’s Permanent Collection in the Entrance Galleries, including new acquisitions. Our staff, docents, and volunteers take time with each visiting group to slow down and explore these objects; this experience helps students understand the importance of art in everyday life, and how artists and their works tell stories and bring people together. Don’t let these students have all the fun – visit soon to see Selections from the Permanent Collection for yourself, and find your own summer source of creativity and innovation at WMA!
Summer outreach programs and camp scholarships are supported by a grant from Wiregrass Foundation. Scholarship seats are still available for select camps in July. For more information, visit the link here or call WMA at 334-794-3871.