Preschoolers will be detectives, pirates, and international artists in Imagination Station Summer Camps at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. Children of all ages will learn to create with clay, making nature-themed items, gifts for the holidays, and more during Clay Camps.
The Preschool Camps, from early June through August 2, offer activities for children ages 3-5 in morning sessions from 9 a.m. to noon. Clay Camps with professional clay artist Sherrie Carris will be offered throughout the summer for children ranging in age from 3-16.
Carris, the museum’s resident clay artist, owns and operates Carris Pottery with her husband Tom. She received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Texas and her master’s and master’s in fine arts from the University of Iowa. She has more than 35 years’ experience as a clay artist.
The week-long camps are offered Monday through Friday, with no camps during the July 4 holiday week and no Clay Camps July 22-26. Morning camps are from 9 a.m.-noon and afternoon camps from 1-4 p.m. Each camp is specifically created with age-appropriate activities that are aligned with a child’s developmental stages. A free sack lunch and active play time are provided for campers staying all day. [Read more…]