The Childrenâ€™s Museum of Oak Ridge will offer special arts camps next week during fall break for Oak Ridge Schools, from Monday through Friday, October 13-17. They are:
- Eclectic Art. Children will experience a variety of artistic media, including painting, drawing, collage, introductory printmaking, and sculpting. The class, for fourthÂ through seventhÂ graders, will be from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $115 for members and $125 for non-members, with a $10 materials fee.
- Creepy Clay. Children will hand build their own creations, as well as bones and eyeballs to create a bracelet or chimes, form aÂ pumpkin to decorate, and paint a haunted Halloween tile with glaze. The class, for ages 7-14, is from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $125 for members and $135 for non-members, and it includes materials and firing. The class limit is 12.
Campers may come all day and join in both the morning and afternoon camps. The combo-camp fee is $195 for members and $205 for non-members. Professional clay artist Sherrie Carris, who has worked with clay for more than 30 years, will teach clay classes.
A family clay class, Families Thrown Together, will be from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, October 11. Adults and children age eight and older will play on the pottery wheel, learning to make bowls, cylinders, plates, and other fun shapes. An adult must take part with a child. The class, from 10 a.m.-noon, is $15 per person for members and $20 for non-members.
Sign up for classes and camps by calling the museum at (865) 482-1074 or by visiting the website atÂ www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org.