Renowned for its creativity and cutting-edge themes, refrigerator art profitability declined in the early 2000s, when plagiarized macaroni landscapes flooded the black market. Display only genuine artifacts with today's Groupon: for $65, you get one week of children's summer art camp at Everson Museum of Art (a $130 value). Groupon holders have their choice of the following three sessions: July 18–22, July 25–29, and August 1–5. Half-day sessions are held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
The Art Blast! summer camp program at the Everson Museum of Art engages impressionable young minds in the pursuit of creativity and self-expression. Students will break into age-specific groups, and, under the guidance of New York state–certified art teachers, they’ll use ennui-eliminating materials to transform thought beams into solid-state projects inspired by the museum's collections, current exhibitions, and roving herds of stick horses. Rather than reaping boredom in a stale classroom, budding artists can draw inspiration from the works of former aesthetics authorities by sketching in the actual art galleries or stretch creative leg muscles by exploring Everson's outdoor sculpture collection, which features an array of notable 20th-century pieces. Unlike some art camps that force attendees to supply their own crayons or Jackson Pollock basting syringes, Art Blast! furnishes all necessary art supplies as well as a daily snack and captivates kids with new and exciting activities each session.
Boasting a permanent collection of 11,000 objects, the Everson Museum of Art enlivens art onlookers with a treasure-trove of American paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photographs, and video, as well as its ongoing educational opportunities and rotating exhibitions. Designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, the museum mirrors the work it houses by acting as a sculptural work of art itself, much like ensconcing a beautiful painting in an even larger painting or a perfectly round peanut in an equally stunning M&M.
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