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Morean Arts Center Increases Financial Aid Assistance to 2018 Summer Campers

08 Feb 2018, Posted by Sarah Aldrich in Community, News, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 8, 2018

 

CONTACT: Ciara Sibbick

Marketing Manager

727.822.7872 ext. 2210

Ciara.Sibbick@MoreanArtsCenter.org

 

Morean Arts Center Increases Financial Aid Assistance to 2018 Summer Campers

Ten percent of qualifying Summer Art & Clay Camp attendees are expected to receive scholarships this year

St. Petersburg, Fla. – The Morean Arts Center, the oldest gallery south of Atlanta, is gearing up for a creative and educational Summer Art & Clay Camp! This year, in celebration of the Morean moving into its next century of the arts in St. Petersburg, more summer camp scholarships will be offered than ever before!

Scholarships are an important part of camp at the Morean as they allow children to cultivate creativity and interest in the arts for those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to experience it. Creative thinking, problem solving, communication and empathy—these attributes and skills, learned through the making of art, contribute to the mental and emotional growth of a child.

These camps are art-focused and offer children ages 4-16 the opportunity to experience guided art projects as well as access to the rotating exhibitions in the main gallery or at the Morean Center for Clay. On-site field trips to the neighboring Chihuly Collection and Hot Shop where live glass blowing demonstrations provide education on local art and the science behind it are also incorporated in select camp weeks.

There are even specialized camp options for teens to discover the world of art. Teens can explore camp options in glass, animation, jewelry, photography, clay and more.

As creative summer camps fill up fast, its recommended parents fill out the Scholarship Application on the website (MoreanArtsCenter.org) and reserve a spot as early as possible. The Morean Arts Center also offers 1-Day Art Camps for Pinellas County no school days, Spring Break Camps, Thanksgiving Break Camp, and Holiday Camp.

In addition to camps, the Morean Arts Center and Morean Center for Clay offers FREE family fun with Saturdays @ the Morean, located at the downtown location and Sundays @ the Morean, located at the Morean Center for Clay, as well as Spring Fling Family Day on March 17.

Camps are offered at the Morean’s main location located at 719 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Fla. 33701, and the Morean Center for Clay, a beautifully-renovated train station located at 420 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, Fla. 33712.

To apply for financial assistance for Summer Camp 2018, please visit MoreanArtsCenter.org and click on the education tab to locate Camps & Events.

If you’re interested in donating to provide additional Summer Art & Clay Camp scholarships, please contact the Director of Development, Anna Kuhlman, at 727.822.7872 ext. 2120 or email Anna.Kulhman@MoreanArtsCenter.org.

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The Morean Arts Center, with roots dating back to 1917 as the Art Club of St. Petersburg, focuses on an innovative, community-oriented approach to art and art education. The mission of the Morean Arts Center is to connect people with art and to contribute to the economic development of the region. Operating under the Morean Arts Center includes the Chihuly Collection, Glass Studio & Hot Shop and the Morean Center for Clay.

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