Free art and science camp helps students at MPS school

July 13, 2007

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Lutheran College’s summer arts and science camp runs July 16 – 26 and will benefit 40 fifth through eighth graders at the Hopkins Street Elementary School, a Milwaukee public school. Students will have a chance to learn and explore the wonders of art and science at Wisconsin Lutheran thanks to a generous $7,500 grant from the Love of God Foundation of Libertyville, Illinois.

Wisconsin Lutheran has hosted the camp every summer since 2002. It has been so successful it now runs two sessions to help students sharpen their science and art skills. The hands-on camp focuses on the form and function of science and how it interrelates with art. The students will be kept busy in the Science Hall making observations and using microscopes with wet mount slides then learning scientific calculations and vocabulary.  Once they transition to the art studio they will work on how to do a pencil drawing of their previous observations, make a pastel drawing of a live parrot and create a painting of their whole science lab experience. Each student will receive basic art supplies which they will be able to take home after the camp.

The Love of God Foundation was established in 2001, in memory of Larry Marquardt, former Board of Regents Member at Wisconsin Lutheran College. It exists to provide financial assistance to educational, humanitarian and mission organizations. “We are grateful to the generosity of the Love of God Foundation, for enabling the college to continue in our efforts of practicing Christian servant leadership and being able to offer this educational experience,” says Sharon Patterson, director of corporate and foundation relations at Wisconsin Lutheran.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a four-year, liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee. Wisconsin Lutheran College – where higher education is on a solid foundation.