2013 May Nashville Arts Magazine

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Art Camp

at LeQuire by Lisa Venegas


n the back of the LeQuire gallery on Charlotte Pike in his own personal workspace, sculptor Alan LeQuire has been offering workshops to adults for some time. Three years ago he decided to expand his mentoring, offering a week-long summer camp that would expose children 7 to 10 to a different medium each day. The Artist-ADay Camp is taught by some of Nashville’s most recognized artists and has to be one of the most fun art camps any kid could attend.

Wood Turner Brenda Stein

Louise Kohler’s son Max has been to the camp for the last two years and will go again this summer. “Max loves going to the LeQuire Studio, and when I heard they were doing the camps [and] would have a different artist do a different art every day of the week, it sealed the deal. My husband and I are both really big art fans, and we truly believe it’s inspirational for children to actually be up close and personal and involved with artists. The artists they’ve had have been so talented and inspirational with children.” And what does Max himself think about the camp?

I thought it was really cool. My favorite was taking a rock and carving it in the shape of a dinosaur head, and I got to work on a collage that turned out to be a bowl. This summer I want to make some more collages and carvings, but I’m also hoping we make things out of metal, ’cause that’s really fun.

Sculptor Alan LeQuire

” Artist Greg Decker

The camp isn’t a blast just for the kids. Jim Sherraden, who is best known for his work at Hatch Show Print, will be teaching a class again this year. “I enjoy the art camp so much. This is my third year, and I’m happy to teach printmaking to young children. Someone did it for me when I was a child, and I’m happy to return the favor.”

Max Kohler works the clay

There will be two weeks of Artist-A-Day camps for 7 to 10 year olds, as well as a week for kids 10 to 12. In addition to LeQuire and Sherraden, featured artists include Annie Freeman, Ben Caldwell, and Brenda Stein. For more information, visit www.lequiregallery.com.

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