Architecture — it’s elementary.
That’s the theme of the Brown County Museum of History’s three-day art mini-camp for children ages 5-10. The camp is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 31 through Friday, Aug. 2
Cost is $25 and includes all materials.
Children will explore the Old Jail portion of the history museum and learn how art and architecture connect the world, a flyer for the event states. They will also learn about the material and structures in activities that include drawing, painting and molding clay.
The camp will be taught by retired art teacher Claudette West, museum director Wanda Ferguson said.
Space is limited, and registration is under way. Call Ferguson at 641-1926 to reserve a space.
It is the third and final art min-camps of the summer. Previous camps were held in June.
“It gives them a taste of maybe a line of work that they would like to go into when they get older, and it lets them draw and use their imagination and their creativity,” Ferguson said.
“It’s going to be very interesting. I’m clueless on architecture so I’m going to be learning something.”
She said the first day will include a tour of the Old Jail, where a classroom will be set up. The second and third days, the children will come back across the street to the main part of the museum, Ferguson said.
The museum is also preparing for an event on Saturday, Aug. 3 known as Bug Out!
Children are invited to some learn about insects from Lake Brownwood State Park Ranger Lauren Spivey, who is a master naturalist, Ferguson said.
The event will include insect exhibits and hands-on activities.
The event is come-and-go from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. and costs $5 per child (adults are free).