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University to offer summer art day camp for elementary students

Alfred University will host an inaugural summer art day camp for students who have completed grades kindergarten-8, Monday-Friday, July 23-27, 2012.

Students will have learning experiences in drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture; express their uniqueness through art and imagination; and participate in other fun activities and games.

Alfred University’s Art Force Five Team will assist camp instructors Assistant Professor of Education Corrie Burdick; Director of Student Activities Dan Napolitano AU ’93, 98; and local artist and Alfred graduate Diane Mix ’84.

A student group from AU’s Drawn to Diversity program, the Art Force Five Team teaches art history, inspires artists, cultivate dialogues, and fights ignorance. They’ve performed at Rochester’s Strong National Museum of Play and participated in an art project installing photographs on a brick wall in downtown Alfred. Napolitano, started the Drawn to Diversity program in 2005.

Camp participants will work in groups based on age and grade level. Students should be dropped daily by 8:30 a.m. and be picked up by 12:30 p.m. at the Brick Residence Hall, Park Street, and enter the BAFA studio on the lower level.

Registration deadline is Friday, June 1, 2012. The camp fee of $175 and enrollment forms should be sent to 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY, 14802 or by faxed to 607-871-2045. For more camp information, contact the Office of Summer Programs via email at or call 607-871-2612.