Free art and science camp helps students at MPS school

Date Posted: July 21, 2008

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Lutheran College's summer art and science camp runs July 21 – 31 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 an anonymous donor. 

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 WLC 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.

"We are grateful to the generosity of our wonderful donor, 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.