Hands On! Art and History Day Camp this week

MARQUETTE — The 5th annual Art and History Day Camp at the Marquette Regional History Center wrapped up on Friday, August, 24.

This week, the focus for the children was on portraits.

They worked on dioramas, self-portraits, and family portraits.

The five-day camp allows kids in the community to learn about the museum and express what they learned through artwork.

“I think my favorite part about this week was seeing that kids realized they could draw” said Museum Educator, Betsy Rutz. “That was really exciting, that they were able to express themselves through drawing and that’s just something that’s a lifelong hobby to have with you, so I think that was the most exciting thing for sure.”

The museum celebrates 100 years of operation this year, so to celebrate, the kids ended camp by making a collaborative collage of the number ‘100’.

The collage will be displayed in the windows of the History Center this coming week.