Key West Art & Historical Society ArtCamp! assistant instructor Natalie Robinson applies plaster cloth strips to make a space creature mask for Nevaeh Naughton, 3, during Thursday’s Mission Control ArtCamp! at historic Fort East Martello.
Anthony Korzen, 11, and Eva Jackel, 12, examine “alien autopsy jars” they created using glow-in-the-dark paint, glitter, water, and ping-pong balls during Key West Art & Historical Society Mission Control ArtCamp!, which ran August 7-11 at Fort East Martello.
(Left to right) Seava Lamontagne, 8, and Taavi Lamontagne, 7, display alien creatures (an eye-ball alien and space-cat alien, respectively) they created using ping-pong balls during Key West Art & Historical Society Mission Control ArtCamp! at historic Fort East Martello.
Key West Art & Historical Society’s Mission Control ArtCamp!, which ran August 7-11, 2017, challenged campers to create an atmosphere, terrain, and ecosystem of an exoplanet - a planet that orbits a star outside the solar system. This interstellar adventure propelled the students to a new world and helped them understand what is necessary for human habitation. Camp activities included exploring our galaxy, creating one’s own galaxy, growing space crystals and experiencing the power of rocket science by building and launching rubber band rockets. Key West Art & Historical Society’s ArtCamp! is held every summer at Fort East Martello, featuring themed weeks with auxiliary activities and excursions that include field trips to local museums, nearby beaches and gardens—all highlighting the abundant history and cultural assets of our islands while encouraging and expanding students in their knowledge of their local community. For more information, visit KWAHS.ORG/LEARN or call Adele Williams, Director of Education at 305.295.6616 extension 115.