On Saturday, January 20, children participated in the very first Interfaith Art Camp, which was a partnership of HARC and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (WCMFA). “There were about 22 kids in total and everyone had a great time,” said Ashlee Harris, one of the organizers.
The one-day camp featured story time, a scavenger hunt, an art project, and a tour of the current exhibit, “Childhood Favorites: 100 Years of Children’s Book Illustrations.” Throughout the day, children learned about values that are shared by different religions.
“They were so creative in their art, and in their ideas and observations from the books,” Ashlee shared. “It was a pleasure to be with them.”
Many thanks go to organizers Ashlee Harris (HARC), Kellie Mele (WCMFA) and Paulette Lee (HARC Interfaith Team) for organizing this exciting new program to engage young people in faith and art.
A lot of the parents ask if there are going to be more opportunities like this in the future. We hope so! HARC is considering offering a full week camp in the summer, but additional help will be needed to make that happen. Interested in helping? Contact Ashlee at firstname.lastname@example.org.