- Exhibition Opportunities – Exhibition space in one of HAL’s buildings will be available during the residency.
- Gain Valuable Teaching Experience – Paid teaching opportunities are available for children/adult classes.
- Professional Development – AiR participants are encouraged to interact with and observe HAL artists, students and speakers.
The Highlands Art League is pleased to announce that registration for its 2017 Creative Kids Camp sponsored by Agero is now open. The camp, which sold out quickly last year, will span four weeks in June and July and provide kids ages 6-12 the opportunity to learn new skills in the creative arts while advancing their art education focus. A fifth week may be added based on demand.
Themes for the weeks include: Into the Jungle, Wild West, Bugs & Butterflies and Dragons & Fairy Tales. Students will learn about various artists and techniques that are used to create different styles of art, as well as take home knowledge about art and culture along with the projects they will create daily.
- Full Day: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Morning Half Day: 8:00 AM-Noon
- Afternoon Half Day: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
The camp sessions will be held Monday-Friday the following weeks:
- June 5-9 – Into the Jungle
- June 12-16 – Wild West
- July 10-14 – Bugs & Butterflies
- July 17-21 – Dragons & Fairy Tales
Kids can sign up for either a full day or half day session each week; limited to 20 kids/week. Full day students will need to bring their own lunch. Camp registration is $60/half day/week or $100/full day/week. Register at www.HighlandsArtLeague.org or call (863) 385-6682.
Highlands County Art Instructors Featured as HAL’s Yellow House Gallery January Artists of the Month
The Highlands Art League’s (HAL) Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop is celebrating the original artwork of many of Highlands County’s talented art instructors, including MOFAC Curator Megan Steppe, South Florida State College (SFSC) instructor Karla Respress and Lake Placid High School art instructor Andrea Hammett, who are the Gallery’s January Artists of the Month.
“We appreciate our local art instructors in our public schools as well as at South Florida State College,” said HAL President Barb Hall. “This exhibit is an opportunity for them to showcase their talents and create lasting artistic impressions not only on our students but on our entire community.”
On Friday, Jan. 13, the Yellow House will hold a reception from 5-8 p.m. celebrating the original artwork of these wonderful art instructors. The Yellow House Gallery is open Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m, and Saturdays 10 am-2 p.m.
Please plan to stop by the Yellow House Gallery at 1989 Lakeview Drive to celebrate the work of these talented artists, as well as the various Studio Artists and Members’ Gallery. Admission to the reception is free and will feature live music by Steve Jones, as well as refreshments and wine. For information, visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.org or call the Yellow House at (863) 385-6682.