posted September 27, 2004

Foundation Recognizes Summer Fine Arts Camp

The Dana Foundation has recognized the college's August fine arts camps in its "Arts Education in the News" Web feature.

The feature presents select articles from around the nation that focus on arts education. Hope's arts camps are the focus of the article "Hope Students Show Youngsters Art Through Play," which was published in "The Grand Rapids Press" on Friday, Aug. 6, and is one of three stories included on the Dana site for August. The publications with recent stories on the site include the "Wall Street Journal," the "San Diego Union-Tribune" and the "Chicago Tribune."

The department of education at Hope organized two one-week arts camps this summer, on Aug. 2-6 for children entering grades one through three, and on Aug. 9-13 for children entering grades four through six.

The camps featured hands-on activities in all four of the arts--the visual arts, dance, music and theatre. Campers worked within a theme, integrating their arts experiences and producing a culminating peformance at the end of the week. Instruction was provided by area in-service teachers and Hope education students.

Presented annually, the college's fine arts camps program debuted in the summer of 2003.

The link for the listing on the Dana Foundation's site is:http://www.dana.org/books/press/artsnews/news.cfm#v2n3