Photo by David Halbrook; art by Tim Chambers
Patrick Henry College
Classical artist Tim Chambers and Tracy Klicka, Art Camp instructors
“Students are in for an exciting week,” Klicka assures, “that we hope will help them reach new levels of achievement and joy in their art.”
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In his book The State of the Arts, Dr. Gene Edward Veith writes: “Recovering a Christian sensibility towards the arts is particularly urgent today, both for the sake of Christians and for the sake of the arts. While the art world has acquired unparalleled status and influence, its aesthetic achievements are undercut by a philosophical and spiritual bankruptcy.”
Noting the uniqueness of PHC’s summer art camp, one a very few nationally grounded in a Christian view of the creative arts, Dr. Veith says, “There are not many programs that teach young people how to create realistic, classical art that comes of a Christian worldview. This camp is an incredible opportunity for young people whom God has given artistic talent to study under a first-rate Christian artist like Timothy Chambers.”
One of Chambers' many portraits
“When I wake up in the morning and can still see, I thank God,” he says, “and I get so excited about what I see of God’s glory in the world that I want kids with artistic gifts to see the same thing.”
Due to the high-quality supplies and instruction, Art Camp costs are slightly higher than other PHC camps. As Chambers notes, however, “It’s still an amazing deal, relatively speaking. If you wanted to work with an artist for five days, it would cost $600-900, even before room and board.”
Students of all skill levels will receive personalized instruction in on the use of lines, shapes, values, color, and design in their works, as they learn to develop a concept and purpose for each work.” Moreover, says Chambers, they will learn how to “to see and artistically reflect truth and the beauty of God’s creation, to become familiar with the drawing and painting mediums, and, finally, to gain the ability to critique their own work effectively.”
To sign up for Art Camp, click here for more information on PHC teen camps.
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