DCA Announces Greg Leonard Creative Camp for Young Artists

Photo: Charles Bilconish

In a heartfelt tribute to Gregory Allen Leonard, who left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew him, DCA, in cooperation with Greg’s parents Bill and Mary Leonard are proud to announce the launch of a summer art program dedicated to his memory. Greg was a professional firefighter with Anne Arundel County as well as a Life Member of Rescue Fire Company. Greg selflessly served his community and was always willing to give back. He was diagnosed in March 2021 with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, a fatal neurogenerative disease, and succumbed to his illness on November 26, 2022, at the age of 33. This new program, the Greg Leonard Creative Camp for Young Artists, aims to inspire creativity and passion, reflecting the values that Greg embodied throughout his life. Thanks to the generosity of Greg’s family, tuition is free to all youth participating in the program.

The program kicks off July 8, with the first of four weeks that offer a concentrated art focus for young teens in grades 9-12. 1:00-3:30 daily. Free. Register for any or all and join us in celebrating Greg’s life and the impact he had on our community through this special art program. Your presence and participation will help keep his spirit alive and continue to inspire others!

July 8-12 / Week 1: Back to Basics: The Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting
Fine tune the basics of artmaking. From painting, to drawing, to 3d forms, students will explore in depth all the concepts art has to offer and firm up their creative foundation.

July 15-19 / Week 2: Understanding Color Theory
Starting with the color wheel and moving to advanced color theory, participants will explore painting, collage, natural color creation and so much more.

July 22-16 / Week 3: Drawing from Life: People, Places, Things
Participants will advance their observational drawing skills drawing exclusively from life – learning how to draw recognizable objects and develop new ways of seeing the world.

July 29-August 2 / Teen Camp Week 4: Thinking in the 3rd Dimension
What does 3D artwork really look like? How can you incorporate 2D into 3D? What does it mean to make a found sculpture? Explore these concepts and more!

For more information and registration on this and other summer programs at DCA, please contact Dorchester Center for the Arts at 410-228-7782 or visit online at www.dorchesterarts.org. Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.

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