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And So It Begins…

June 21, 2012

In four short weeks, the Ogden Education Summer Programs are off to a great start. Since the start of June, the museum has welcomed five local high school students and two college interns to assist the education staff. After two weeks of docent training, puppet making, and museum hopping, our docents are certainly fully equipped to represent the Ogden for the next two months.

Since training, we welcomed first session campers to Art and Drama Camp. Instructors Sarah Wiseman and Mikko directed fifteen students over the last two weeks in an hour-long original play. The students created their own props, costumes, original characters, and one camper even kick started her playwriting career, writing one of the featured scenes.

The first session play, Flower Fairy Tales, was inspired by Alexa Kleinbard’s exhibit, Remedies, which opened April 19th. The exhibition features shaped, oil-on-panel paintings by the self-taught painter. A pundit of folk medicines and the environment, Kleinbard created richly colored pieces that focus on wild medicinal plants of the Southeast. Each painting seems to wildly dance throughout the gallery, which certainly enabled the campers to bring them to life on stage.

We cannot wait to see the show! Break a leg, y’all!

Check out these photos to see the hard work campers put in to make this play a success!

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