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Summer Studios art sessions at GSU begin June 16
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    Starting June 16, the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art will be teaming up to offer three  young artist summer programs. Entitled Summer Studios, the classes will give students from the first through 12th grade an opportunity at hands-on artistic training at Georgia Southern University art facilities.
    Now in its fourth year, Summer Studios is an all day intensive visual art experience for any young aspiring artist. The creative experiences are taught by GSU art education students while being supervised by university faculty. Students are instructed in an array of art media, from drawing, painting, papermaking, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture. They are also exposed to art appreciation and art history activities. Depending on the session, students will create artworks like face jugs, woodcarvings, and video and sound installations.
    “This year’s summer sessions are a great opportunity to bring the Statesboro community and university’s talent together,” said Tim Chapman, director of the Averitt Center for the Arts.
    This year, there are three different Summer Studios. The first, running June 16 – 20, will focus on global art. From June 23 – 27, the second session focuses on folk art. The last session, June 30 – July 3, will concentrate on contemporary art.
    With each registration students receive art instruction, which includes all materials, a camp t-shirt and snacks each day. Sessions start at 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. At the end of each week, a reception and an exhibition of student work will be featured in the Contemporary Gallery at the Center for Art & Theatre.
    The Averitt Center for the Arts is currently enrolling students for Summer Studios 2008. Registration incentives, such as family and multi-week discounts are available. For more information and registration forms, go to
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