"As founder of Mother Ocean, it's exciting to see conservation and the arts come together in this innovative, creative program in Tequesta,” says Justin Riney. “Mother Ocean's mission is to create, inspire, and empower ocean advocates worldwide, and we believe working with children at an early age provides the most effective solution to long-term change."
Led by Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at Lighthouse ArtCenter and volunteer Executive Director of Mother Ocean, the camps for ages 4 – 12 will feature Janeen Mason, the award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books, as a camp educator. Janeen has been integral to the Save the Indian River Lagoon movement, and is a passionate advocate for children, the arts and the environment. “I am so grateful to be able to develop this youth curriculum at the School of Art, and combine my passions,” says Cynthia. “The Lighthouse ArtCenter is fortunate to welcome back my friend and mentor, Janeen Mason, to teach ArtCamp and lend her expertise at developing our program.”
During weekly presentations from local artists and nonprofits, ArtCampers will have an unprecedented opportunity to learn from some of the most passionate, talented and dynamic people in the area. Projects throughout each themed week will be inspired by local artists, environmental consciousness, fine art techniques, classic art and multi-media creations. ArtCampers will experience sculpting, ceramics, drawing, painting, collage and more, while learning about art techniques and art history. This year’s ArtCamps are inspired by the ocean, and by the concept of embracing what is loved through art.
"Our next generation of ocean ambassadors has arrived, and at Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Summer ArtCamp in Tequesta we're going to cultivate their curiosity, enhance their sense of wonder, and unleash their creative imaginations,” says Janeen Mason, “Art and Environmental Conservation, it's a powerful combination!"
Families are invited to meet the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Featured Artist, Janeen Mason, during the ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event on May 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.