TU School of Art Hosts Kravis Summer Art Camp

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Kravis 2Some Tulsa Public Sschool young artists have been dabbling in paint, pottery, printmaking and jewlery and mixed media art this summer. The student all took part in the Raymond and Bessie Kravis Summer Arts Camp. The School of Art hosted this two-week camp for students in grades 9 -12.

“They just have a lot more freedom and more time to really explore different types of mediums,” said Kim Heckenkemper, camp art instructor.

The students get to experience all different types of art, everything from sculpture to water colors. Each age group focuses on activities created to challenge their talents.

The camps are designed to help children develop self-esteem through the arts, something camp director Dr. Michael Moore says is so important.

“It just hope this camp is as important to these students as the camps I remember going to myself,” said Moore. “I hope that it makes a difference, I know it did for me.”  Kravis 2

Mary Whitney