Local art students attend workshop

Since 1975, we have been giving local high school art students the opportunity to learn a new or unique artform from a guest artist at a day-long workshop held at Camp Newaygo. Several years later, we added a second day for middle school students. The Art-In is one of several programs facilitated by our A.R.T.S. (Artist Reaching & Teaching Students) committee, which is made up of middle and high school art educators in Newaygo County. 

“It gives kids the opportunity to do a whole day of art. They can be motivated by other students, and they get to do something we can’t normally do in the classroom due to time or cost constraints.” – Kris Vredeveld, Fremont Christian Middle School Art Teacher

This year, students from Fremont, Grant, White Cloud, and Newaygo gathered on February 8th and 9th to learn from artist Dawn Campbell how to create their own version of “Humble Houses,” made from cardboard and recycled materials. Campbell owned and operated a clothing boutique in downtown Newaygo for 14 years before retiring, and now enjoys teaching to groups, like the art students.

“This has given me a chance to do something new, and I get to hang out with all these cool people and have fun!”  Taylee S., Grant High School student.