FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PEABODY PLACE MUSEUM OFFERS EDUCATIONAL SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 19, 2004) - Peabody Place Museum will hold its first summer Art and Humanities camp the week of June 14, 2004. The program, geared towards third through sixth-grade children, will explore Chinese culture and history through arts and crafts, literature and educational demonstrations. Cost per participant is $75 for the weeklong program, and the registration deadline is Tuesday, June 1.
"Whether your children are carving soap sculptures of animals, learning to write calligraphy or performing Tai Chi this experience will be sure to pique their curiosity and exercise their creative abilities," said Marianne Pak, education coordinator of Peabody Place Museum. "We encourage the community to utilize the Museum as an educational resource."
The Museum's summer program will introduce children to China's dominant schools of thought and their manifestations in Chinese art and culture through instructive activities and exhibitions, including geography lessons, making egg carton dragons, calligraphy lessons, designing pagodas, soap carvings, music and sword dancing demonstrations.
The weeklong camp will run Monday, June 14 through Friday June 18, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A $20 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a space in the program.
About Peabody Place Museum
Opened in 1998, the Museum is home to one of the largest collections of 19th century Chinese art. The permanent exhibit at the Museum includes objects created for Chinese nobility during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The collection includes intricately carved jade sculptures, beautifully crafted enamelware pieces and rare objects carved in ivory. The Museum also has smaller collections of fossils and minerals, contemporary European art glass, Russian lacquer boxes, Judaic art and more. For information on special group rates, guided tours, educational programs, teachers' packets and special event room rental, please contact the Museum at (901) 523-ARTS.