[MAQUOKETA, IA] Maquoketa Art Experience welcomes Iowa artist Elizabeth Roberts to Maquoketa July 25-29. Roberts will host a week-long Children’s Art Camp designed for 10-13 year olds at the Maquoketa Art Experience Studio, 124 S. Main Street, July 25-29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily. Roberts has designed a week long art camp for young artists who want to explore a variety of mediums, creating several finished pieces. In five, three-hour sessions, students will have the opportunity to learn the Japanese art of Shibori (dyeing cloth), Printmaking, and Weaving, and other 2-Dimensional art projects. The students will also engage in a collaborative painting in which the students will learn about the work of an established artist and create and finish a painting in the style of the featured artist. This collaborative painting will be displayed throughout the day (week) and students will be invited to collaborate to finish the piece however they’d like. Students will work with paints, oil pastels, markers, paper, and modge podge. Skill level is for beginners, but enthusiasm is a must.
Elizabeth Roberts received her BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore (2006), and recently earned her K-12 Art Teaching Licensure at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa (2010). Elizabeth’s paintings explore an abstract narrative while composition and emphasis of color play an important role in her aesthetic and sensibility as an artist. Using ideas of myth and lore, the artist is currently creating a series of abstract works depicting tales from The Brothers Grimm. Elizabeth’s artwork is represented by Outside the Lines Art Gallery, Dubuque, Iowa, and has participated in several exhibitions including, Metamorphosis @ the Voices Warehouse Gallery (2008) and the Dubuque Museum of Art’s Biennial Juried Exhibition (2007), a joint showing at Outside the Lines Art Gallery (2009), and a solo show, “The Nature in Existence” at the Nash Gallery (2008). In September of 2009,
Registration materials are available at www.maquoketa-art.org. For more information contact Paula Neuhaus at
or call 563.652.9925.
Maquoketa Art Experience programming is made possible in part by a grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.
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