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Liz Friederich Brings a "Hands-On" Approach to Sculpture Camp

May 27, 2021

 Sculpture Camp Instructor Liz Friederich

 

The Cultural Arts Centre is full of fun and creative art camps for kids to enjoy, and now they can get hands-on with art at our new Sculpture Camp! From paper-mâché to molding air-dry clay, there's no better class for a kid who wants to create full, three-dimensional art.

 

Campers will each have their own brick of air-dry clay to use each week and will also get to use the pottery wheel once a week. There will also be other art projects kids will get to enjoy alongside working with clay.

 

Sculpture Camp Instructor Liz Friederich brings a wealth of interesting experiences to the camp, having visited many different museums, collecting many forms of art, and even spending time on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico.

 

“I’m just as excited as the kids,” said Liz. “You just start basically with a wad of newspaper and wire or coat hanger, and that becomes beautiful creations. They start with nothing, and it builds into a beautiful piece of art.”

 

Liz has an art degree and a background as a special education teacher in self-contained classrooms. Before retiring, Liz would visit different schools as a traveling art teacher, sometimes two schools in a single day.

 

Though she makes art at home, Liz takes the most pride in teaching kids the joy of art.

 

“I always tell everybody, I’m not an artist, I’m a teacher,” said Liz. “I love to teach art.”

 

Cultural Arts Leader Jill Tutt is excited to have kids back in the Cultural Arts Centre after the COVID-19 pandemic caused the camps to be canceled in 2020.

 

“We are just thrilled to be able to offer art camp once again,” said Jill. “Now we’re back in full force, and hoping that kids are eager, ready to learn some art, and to have some fun.”

 

She also expressed her excitement to bring Liz onto the Summer Camp team.

 

“We were definitely amazed and interested when we first met her,” said Jill. “I think with our instructors, the sky’s the limit.”

 

Sculpture Camp is for any kids ages 8-12 and lasts four weeks: June 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, and June 28-July 2.

 

The cost is $153 for St. Peters residents or Rec-Plex members or $184 for the general public. You can go to www.stpetersmo.net/camps for more information on this and other camps for your kids.