A Fun & Surreal Summer for Tampa Bay Campers
The Dalí Museum Enhances Its Junior Docent Art Camp for 2017 Season
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA (March 30, 2017) – This summer, The Dalí boosts its popular weeklong Junior Docent Art Camp with new activities and more scholarships. Offered to children ages 9-14, campers create their own art as they explore Salvador Dalí’s techniques and learn about his life. This year’s camp introduces Surrealist-inspired games and energizing activities by Lucky Cat Yoga. The weeklong camp concludes with a gallery tour and reception for the campers and their families, bringing them together to share in campers’ accomplishments.
The Dalí’s Junior Docent Art Camp benefits campers by building self-esteem, enhancing speaking skills and providing opportunities to verbalize personal choices. During the camp, kids build a foundation in art by learning how to view and speak about art through The Dalí’s collection. The program is administered by award-winning visual arts teachers of Pinellas County, in tandem with The Dalí’s Education Department – led by the Museum’s new School & Community Education Manager, Denisse De Leon, who remarked: “I’m excited to introduce new, dynamic programming that will strengthen future campers’ interest in art and their understanding of Dali’s captivating life.”
The Dalí is committed to providing educational opportunities in the Tampa Bay community and will award as many as 20 full scholarships for this year’s Junior Docent Art Camp, including up to 10 scholarships for children from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBS). The Museum initiated the partnership with BBBS in 2016 and is proud to support the expansion this year with support from an individual donor and other fundraising efforts.
There are four weekly camp sessions, which run daily (Monday through Friday) from 9:30am to 3:30pm with Friday extended to 5:30pm to include the finale tour & reception for families. The 2017 sessions include:
June 12-16 (Ages 9-11)
June 26-30 (Ages 12-14)
July 10-14 (Ages 9-11)
July 24-28 (Ages 12-14)
For more information on the Junior Docent Art Camp or to register, visit TheDali.org/camp, or contact Denisse De Leon at 727.623.4754.
Media may download hi-res Junior Docent Art Camp images for editorial use and for additional reference material, please view the Museum’s Junior Docent Video. All reproductions must be accompanied by the credit line: “©2017 – Salvador Dalí Museum, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL.”
ABOUT THE DALÍ
The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of Salvador Dalí art, featuring more than 2,000 works comprising nearly 100 oil paintings; over 100 watercolors and drawings; and 1,300 prints, photographs, sculptures and objets d’art.
The building is itself a work of art, featuring 1,062 triangular-shaped glass panels – the only structure of its kind in North America. Nicknamed The Enigma, it provides an unprecedented view of St. Petersburg’s picturesque waterfront. The Museum has attracted the world’s attention, and among the other distinguished awards it has received, it was listed by AOL Travel News as “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime.”
The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. For additional information contact 727-823-3767 or visit TheDali.org.
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