The Boyertown Area Times

Greater Norristown Art League offers 8 weeks of summer camps


Area youth can engage with eight weeks of themed art programmin­g in various mediums

Registrati­on is now open for summer art camps at Greater Norristown Art League (GNAL).

Children ages 7 to 14 (must have turned 7 by Jan. 1) can be registered for the weekly themed camps that explore a range of mediums and concepts. Each week is capped off with a Friday art show at 2 p.m. for parents to view the creations.

Camps begin the week of June 19 and conclude in August. They run Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There is no camp the week of July 3. The themes:

June 19-23: Pets June 26-30: Garden creatures

July 10-14: Famous artists

July 17-21: Winter wonderland

July 24-28: Hidden treasures July 31-Aug. 4: Jungle Aug. 7-11: Fun with color Aug. 14-18: Ocean “We have received such positive parent feedback,” said Ria Hyer, president of the GNAL board. “Kids come in at different levels of confidence, and some are even scared, but by the end of the week, they all want to come back. We are really proud of the offerings we have for kids in the community to explore and learn about art.”

GNAL has been offering children’s classes since 1949. For more informatio­n and to register children for the program, interested parents can visit https://www.gnal800wes­t. org/summer-camp.

About the Instructor

Diane DeRogatis is a certified art educator. She previously taught elementary and high school art in her home state of New Jersey. Since moving to Pennsylvan­ia, she continues to teach and work independen­tly as a freelance artist. A landscape artist who favors watercolor and acrylic painting, she is inspired by the beautiful lakes, mountains, hiking trails, and farmland of Pennsylvan­ia.

About Greater Norristown Art League

Greater Norristown Art League Inc. is a nonprofit organizati­on with a 501 (c) (3) status engaged in the promotion and teaching of the Arts. Founded in 1941 and chartered in 1957, it is located in the Old Norriton Schoolhous­e, 800 W. Germantown Pike, and is one of East Norriton Township’s historical resources. GNAL offers day, evening, and weekend classes for adults and children, in addition to one-day studios in all media, exhibition opportunit­ies, and summer camp for children. Each September a public open house is held, as well as a variety of Sunday events open to the public.

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