A summer camp offered by an artist helped young students learn the history and culture of art. They also had a lot of fun!
Roseville artist Maddy Fraioli wanted to share the opportunity to experience art in the summer months with young students. The Roseville School District does offer art classes but some students cannot participate in those during the summer months.
“In our class, we don’t work on projects randomly,” Fraioli said.
Roseville Elementary School hosted the two week long camp, which was organized and sponsored by the Muskingum and Perry county community foundations.
Students learned through diverse projects, such as African face mugs. These are large mugs which feature different types of faces. The history of how Africans brought the mugs to America and the original purpose to trap evil spirits was also shared. The mugs are traditionally placed on grave markers.
“I think it’s fun because you can make whatever face you want,” said 8-year-old Emily Hamill.