Looking for something for your children or grandchildren to do this summer? Try the Kentucky Historical Society's new summer program, Camp ArtyFact. Designed for children ages six to twelve, Camp ArtyFact will provide an outlet for expression and creativity through hand's-on art-making activities. Each class in the Camp will use the KHS collections for inspiration and allow participants to develop their own personal interpretation of history. While also having fun!
The KHS collections are unique and will provide countless inspiration and reference points for children's art projects. Each class is three hours long and will be based out of the Education classrooms in the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. But think of the classrooms as the home base. Children in this program will get a chance to visit and explore all of the KHS campus, from "A Kentucky Journey" to the Old State Capitol.
Art making will give Camp participants the means to respond to Kentucky's history - to their own history. Class themes range from "People and Places" to "Comics and Cartooning". Those interested in folk arts and folklore will also have the opportunity to learn about family and community traditions. For theater lovers out there - we have some classes for you as well!
More information about Camp ArtyFact can be found on our website at www.history.ky.gov/camp or you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-564-1792 ext. 4425.
-- Mike Deetsch