If you could go back in time and experience a week of relaxation and inspiration while making new
friends, experiencing unique creative outlets, finding a new passion, or improving your existing one…would you? The
brand-new Morean Workshop Space is doing just that this summer, introducing a Summer Camp for Grown-Ups
featuring three and five-day immersive studies in a variety of artistic mediums.
The Summer in the City Series is the brainchild of Director Valerie Scott Knaust, solving many issues students of craft art
face in this steadily growing City of the Arts. “St. Petersburg is increasingly busy with studios, art centers and places to
learn in short weekly formats”, Knaust explains. “It’s wonderful for many, but the region lacks a space specifically for
larger groups that can study together for an extended period without disrupting normal day-to-day operations; add in
the logistics and monetary gain from offering children’s summer camps, obligating organizations to push aside adult art
classes and workshops during the summer months. We are elated to offer this opportunity for artists 18 and up to enjoy
and experience”, Knaust continued.
In addition to offering a variety of topics from clay to creative writing, glass and more, the Morean Workshop Space
offers lodging on-site to round out the Summer Camp feel. Dorm-style living, exclusively offered to registered
participants, allows guests a chance to experience that retreat vibe of living alongside like-minded people, and fully
immersing themselves in their craft. Located in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District, within walking distance to a
plethora of restaurants and bars, allows guests in the Camp or Workshops year-round easy access to one of the fastest
growing arts destinations in the country, and don’t forget the sugar sand beaches just a few minutes away.
Elle Terry Leonard, one of the presenting artists during the first annual Summer in the City Series will be focusing on tiles
and murals in ceramics. Known regionally, Leonard is an excellent and inspiring educator as well as a regularly
commissioned artist throughout Florida and beyond. “I am looking forward to sharing my techniques and all the
possibilities of clay tile and mural work in this 3-day immersion class”, stated Leonard. “I can’t wait to meet new folks
and see where they have traveled in from for the class, adding different perspectives and visual cues to the group, it will
be an exciting adventure”, Leonard continued.
Registration for Summer in the City Series: Summer Camp for Grown-Ups is open now, with the first week offered June
12 with clay artist Claire McCauley. Early Bird pricing through May 31 saves participants $50 per session.
Organized by Morean Workshop Space
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