More than 230 students take part in CES art camp

More than 230 students from all across East Tennessee attended the Exceptional Artist Art Camp last week hosted by Clinton Elementary School.

The theme for the week was “Retro Art”, copying, observing, and altering styles from the past. Students created around 10 works of art beginning with Arts and Crafts clay tiles to contemporary artist Julie Wolfe’s book art.

Students ended the week with an art show displaying one work from each student and an awards ceremony.

The Exceptional Artist Art Camp began six years ago by art teacher and director, Allison Swanner in collaboration with art teacher, Alison Greenhouse, to bring students together who have a love for art and want an extra opportunity to develop artistic skills and creative problem solving.

With only a few schools represented the first year, the camp now has students from 33 different elementary and middle schools. Clinton City Schools proudly hosted this camp to provide an enrichment experience for students in the community.