SAMA Altoona to offer summer art camp

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona will continue its tradition of offering a children’s art camp this summer.

This year’s camp, “Explosions in Creativity,” is designed for ages 8 through 14 and will be taught in a small, informal group to provide campers with exposure to a museum setting, as well as ample opportunities to work with a variety of artistic media.

Through the camp, children will venture into projects that start with a focus on drawing and concept design before delving into works that will showcase each camper’s inner artist.

Drawing, painting, composition and design will be explored. The camp is led by artist and Altoona Area School District teacher Eric Hoover.

The two-week camp will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. weekdays July 24 through Aug. 4.

The cost is $125 per child, which includes art materials and snacks. Registra-tion requires a $25 non-refundable deposit and must be received no later than July 17. For registration or more information, call the museum at 946-4464.

SAMA-Altoona’s summer art camp is funded in part by the Central Pennsyl-vania Community Foun-dation.

The Southern Alleghen-ies Museum of Art at Altoona is in the Brett Building at 1210 11th Ave.

Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The museum is a handicapped-accessible facility and is open to the public free of charge.

Parking is available in the garage across the street or in metered spots in the lot at the rear of the building.

For more information, call the museum or visit www.sama-art.org.