The last of the summer art camps are coming to a close. Children and teens participated in the popular Passport Series this summer.
Each week, participants could choose a week-long study of art in a specific country, including some of the history, language, food and of course, art.
Registration is already open for many of the fall classes for all ages with the first sessions beginning Aug. 29.
“New this year, is the cooking classes,” said Executive Director Cynthia Young. “We’re offering Dessert to Dish About and Salads Simplified.”
Also open for registration is Metalsmithing or Jewelry Making and Ceramics with classes on watercolor, drawing and more on the horizon.
“I have a call-out for instructors, so I expect there will be more classes offered throughout the fall,” said Young. “We also are looking at one-day pop-up classes instead of a series, so be looking for those as well.”
On Aug. 10, the popular Paint-Out event will return. Artists register between 7 and 10 a.m., receive a stamp on their canvas and a list of locations around Zionsville of potential places to set up shop.
“It can be anywhere in Zionsville, but if there is someone that wants a favorite spot or their business painted, they can reach out to us and we’ll add it to the list. There are a lot of artists that come from out of town for this event and it’s helpful for them to have a list to choose from,” Young said.
Adult artists bring their own supplies but new this year is the supplies offered to youths and teens, free for ages 17 and under.
“We’ve always let the kids participate, but decided perhaps more would come out for the event if they had the supplies provided,” Young said. “They can paint right around here unless they have an adult with them and then turn their artwork in for judging. They will have separate judging as well.”
Paintings have to be returned to Sullivan Munce by 2 p.m. and the awards ceremony is 3 p.m. Paintings will be available for sale immediately following the ceremony with the proceeds going to the artist.
“If possible, we ask to hold all the paintings until the exhibit is over. We’ll display them through the remainder of Aug. and then people can pick up their artwork. We also sell the pieces throughout the exhibit time, with the artist receiving 70 percent of the proceeds and Sullivan Munce receiving 30 percent,” Young said.
“It’s a fun day and people have received it well,” said Young. “We want to appeal to the community. We like that we’re small, the class-sizes are small and there’s individual attention. Anytime we can include art, history and genealogy is great. We want to be a place where the community can stop by, enjoy the exhibits and make is a cultural experience for everyone.”
Beginning Sept. 13 through the end of Oct. Sullivan Munce will host Flava! Fresh exhibition, a juried multiple exhibition presentation. The annual Ghost Walk will also be held Oct. 4 and 5.
For more information on upcoming classes and events, visit www.sullivanmunce.org.