Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Introduces Camp ArtyFact in July
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 6, 2010)—If you’re looking for a way to entertain and challenge your child this summer, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has an opportunity you won’t want to miss. For three week-long terms in July, let KHS introduce your child to Kentucky’s history, culture and traditions through hands-on activities at Camp ArtyFact!
At this half-day camp, participants will explore the KHS history campus and collections through activities like sculpting, painting, drawing and theatre. With small classes, high-quality supplies and top-notch instructors, campers will learn how to talk about visual arts and artifacts, develop critical and analytical skills and gain confidence in their abilities.
Each Camp ArtyFact course is three hours long and each term lasts one week. Parents may sign their campers up for the morning course, the afternoon course or both. Fees for the camp are $50 for KHS or Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS) members and $65 for all other patrons for the week, and include all supplies.
The schedule for each week-long term is as follows:
First term: Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 16, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4p.m.
Second term: Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 23, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4p.m.
Third term: Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4p.m.
Topics for campers ages six to nine include People and Places—multi-media; History Comes to Life—drama and theatre; Transportation in Kentucky—creation of unique transportation vessels; Folk Arts—multi-media; Introduction to Drawing and Painting; and Cityscape and Landscape—painting and sculpting. Topics for campers ages 10 to 12 include Comics and Cartooning; Portraits and Self-portraits; Working Small: small-scale drawing, painting and sculpture; History Comes to Life: drama and theatre; Drawing and Sculpture; and Community Folklore: storytelling.
Registration forms are available at www.history.ky.gov/camp, by emailing Mike Deetsch at Mike.Deetsch@ky.gov or by calling 502-564-1792. The registration deadline is July 6.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Old State Capitol and Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.