Friday, May 18, 2012

Experimental Art Camp at EGAD! ART LAB Innovative hands-on summer camp for kids ages 6-12

Melbourne, Florida - Before you know it, school will be out for summer and your kids will be looking for something cool and fun to do.  Parents in the know will be looking for ways to keep their kids off the couch and unplugged while also helping them grow, learn and have fun.  The ideal compromise: an Art Adventure Camp!  

Local artists, Heather Everett and Derek Gores, have created a truly fun and dynamic summer art camp that will spark creativity, exploration and individual expression.  Their Summer Art Adventures will be held at the EGAD! Art Lab in historic downtown Eau Gallie. The camps will run Monday through Fridays from 10am-2pm. 
Each weekly session will feature a different and unique opportunity for the campers to interact with the local community in an artistic way:  from painting in local parks; to studying local architecture for inspiration; to working with a local professional photographer;  or using local found objects to create robots!  The campers will also discover the work of artists, classic to contemporary, and the wide range of materials that they use.  During each Art Adventure, campers will be creating unique works of art through drawing, abstract design, collage, cartooning, sculpture, and mixed media to create one-of-a-king art peices.  
Art is good for kids.  Studies show that art teaches problem solving, a love of learning and develops the whole brain.   Summer camps are great for kids. According to and the American Camp Association (ACA) over 10 million kids attended summer camp last year!  The convergence of art, fun, and local community come together to create these amazing and unique Art Adventures!   “To be playful and serious at the same time defines the ideal mental condition”, according to John Dewey, author of How We Think.   
Camp Listings:
May 28-June 1:   Get Art Smart...EXpress Yourself!
June 18-22:         Snap! The Art of Photography
July 9-13:            Think out of the Box!  The Art of Architecture
July 23-27:          Blast Off! The Art of Science
July 30-Aug 3:    Nature Detectives:  eXplore the Art Outside your Door!
The fee for each week is $150 which includes art supplies.  Sibling discounts are offered. For more detailed information on each session, In addition, families can follow EGAD! Art Lab on Facebook.   For specific details on the summer camp offerings, please callHeather Everett at 321-501-0199 or email:
Heather Everett     
Painter Heather Everett infuses her acrylic artwork with pure joy and optimism. Her subject is often the elements of air, earth, and certainly life in Florida by the water. Heather is an accomplished teacher of adults and children, instructing K-6 at the Indian Harbour Montessori school for 7 years. She has exhibited extensively in Florida, and had her first New York exhibition in 2011. More info at

Derek Gores
A Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) graduate, Derek is best known for his collage portraits on canvas. In 2010, Derek was named 'One of 40 important artists of the New Contemporary Art Movement' , and was honored to be one of 15 artists invited to exhibit at Manifest Hope:DC prior to the Presidential Inauguration in 2009. Derek is represented by galleries in Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Chicago, Sacramento, Tampa, Key West, and Cologne, Germany. Clients include ESPN, Madonna, Van Halen, Lenny Kravitz, the National Football League, and the Orlando Magic, who commissioned 6 large collages of Derek's for the new Amway Center. Derek was named 'One of the 100 Most Admired Business People in Brevard in 2012.  More info at
EGAD Art Lab
Founded in 2011, the gallery and live art studio is the source for contemporary art in Brevard County. Featuring monthly art exhibits and workshops for kids and adults, the EGAD Art Lab specializes in interactive, often surprising combinations of art and other aspects of the community. Exhibits have included the POLLEN8 show pairing artists and floral designers, the HEAD GAMES exhibit, which featured a live performance of selections by Places, Please! Theatre Company, as well as the CHEMISTRY exhibit, which paired artists and audience members in an interactive 'Doodle War'. Glitch art and drawing robots have appeared at the gallery as well.
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