Summer Camp for Teens: Public Art & Social Sculpture

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A week of art-making for ages 13-18.

JUNE 26 - 30 (10am-3pm)

* Art supplies and materials are included!

* Please bring your own lunch!

 

Public Art & Social Sculpture

Art in the public realm has been found to enlighten and engage communities across the globe, and has been a worldwide phenomenon since the very beginning of human existence. Outside of galleries and museums, public art is accessible to anyone who encounters it, from rock carvings in the deserts of New Mexico to the patterned homes of Tiébélé in West Africa, art is everywhere.

This camp is designed to inspire civic engagement in a whole new way. Art as a message can be interactive, surprising, and fun. We will do work in the classroom as well as in the neighborhood of downtown Athens. Together we will look at the history of public art and discuss our responsibility to make important work while learning about respecting law and public areas in the best and most professional ways possible.

Our week will be packed with ideas and lots of exciting work. We’ll be designing and sending postcards to strangers, beautifying empty spaces, going on silent walks together, and working on a super top secret project! Learn all of this and more in this camp that teaches the engagement of the everyday and the amazement you can put into it.

Instructor Bio:
Hope Hilton was born in 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. A graduate of Atlanta College of Art (BFA in printmaking and photography) and Hunter College in NYC (MFA in Public Art), Hilton curates, collaborates, educates, designs, publishes, writes, and walks. Recently completed projects include the writing of over 200 personal letters to anonymous participants for College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA, a Topophilia workshop with teens in Bonao, Dominican Republic, and a project about her love of reading at The Kitchen, NYC as well as in Beit HaGefen Art Gallery in Haifa, Israel. She is the founder of FIELD / WORK, a nomadic art school for all ages focused on love of place and creativity. She holds a weekly Art Club for tweens and teens at KA Artist Shop, teaches studio art at Treehouse Kid & Craft, and works regularly with history students at Putnam County High School, this summer going to Sapelo Island to assist in visualizing their research projects. Hilton resides in Athens, Georgia with her love and her cat, Captain Herman. www.fieldandwork.com

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