Hickory – Hickory Museum of Art expands their 2020 Summer Art Camp program to include art workshops for ages 12-17. The createHMA Summer Workshops provide teens the opportunity to experiment with specific art mediums like photography, painting, pottery, and more.

Their juniorHMA Summer Art Camp program for ages 4-13 returns with brand new themes like “FUNdamentals of Photography”, “Ooey Gooey Mudworks”, and “POP! Goes the Easel”, along with yearly favorites such as “Lights. Camera. Action!”, “Art Explosion”, “Draw–Paint–Sculpt”, and “Paint a Masterpiece”. Education Manager, Ginny Zellmer said “I’m so glad we are able to offer new and returning students a creative outlet with our summer camps. Missing art classes this past year at school left many without a means to express themselves”.

Hickory Museum of Art puts the ART in 6 feet apART!

The health and safety of students, volunteers, and staff is extremely important. HMA has implemented new CDC-recommended processes and protocols to ensure that educational spaces are a safe and comfortable environment to create in. Each class will be restricted to a maximum of 6 students with student seating spaced 6 feet. The classrooms will be monitored by instructors, volunteers, and Museum staff wearing masks to ensure students are safely maintaining social distancing. HMA will provide free masks to anyone who may need one. “We know that the opportunity to connect with friends, old and new, while exercising creativity will add so much to the weeks ahead. We look forward to providing this summer’s participants a positive experience and safe, healthy environment as we all continue to navigate the challenges presented by Covid 19” said Executive Director, Jon Carfagno.

Education entrance drop off and pick up will begin at the check in table just inside the door. Restrooms and classrooms will be thoroughly cleaned before and after each camp and hand-sanitizer stations will be available in each classroom. To reduce cross-contamination and physical contact, each student will have their own sanitized supply kit to use through the duration of camps. A water cooler with disposable cups will be available for use instead of the hallway water fountain. Students may bring a refillable water bottle if they choose.

Food & Fun! Supervised lunch and recreation will be available from 12-1 PM for an additional $15 per week. Campers should bring their own brown-bag lunch to enjoy as a socially-distanced group. Early Drop-Off is available through Catawba Science Center (CSC). Please call CSC at (828) 322-8169 for more information.

Fees: HMA Members: $60 per week/per camp; Non-Members: $100 per week/per camp

Questions? Contact Ginny Zellmer by phone at 828.327.8576, extension 207 or by email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org.
Visit hickoryart.org/summer-2020.