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June 6, 2014

Children see art emerge from unlikely media

St. Mark’s ‘Sensational Summer Camps’

RICHMOND — They’ve melted crayons with blow dryers, painted with Twizzlers, Nerds and various candies, tried liquid sidewalk chalk and experimented with art media many campers may not get to use at home.

This was the first week of St. Mark Catholic School’s Sensational Summer Camps, a series that runs through August 1 and caters to most every interest and age.

Campers this week created oil pastel self portraits with intentional detail and focused on drawing techniques. They also experimented with acrylic paints on aluminum foil, to show them that “art doesn’t always have to be on paper,” said counselor Shapell Guest, an early childhood development student at Eastern Kentucky University. This is her second year as a counselor, and she will be leading another camp later this summer.

On Thursday, campers visited the Lexington Living Arts and Science Center and learned how to make art inspired from nature.

Today, family members will have the opportunity to browse the works of their young artists as they pick them up from camp.

There are six camps left this summer, and the cost is discounted if registered by today. Children must be entering kindergarten through sixth-grade in the fall to participate. For details, visit

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