This was Sunday's fourth year leading the visual art
session of the three summer camps available to school-age kids in
Atlanta. She was assisted by her friend Jayne Kindred and four
helpers who were former visual arts campers who aged-out of the
summer program. Atlanta kids from kindergarten through fifth grade
can enroll in the art session.
“It is a lot of work to come up with the camp structure,” said Mary
Sunday. Not a day goes by during the year when she does not think
about what the theme will be for the next summer’s camp. “I want to
introduce new concepts and artists to the campers every summer so
they will get a full range of what is available in visual arts,” she
This year she chose Paul Klee and Gustav Klimt as the artists that
were the focus of the camp. Klee and Klimt have unique subjects that
identify their work.
Just before camp week, Mary Sunday gets together with her team to
have an arts day at the Atlanta Public Library. They go over every
aspect of the week to come, preparing for the twenty-six kids who
come to have fun and learn. The campers are divided into two
sections according to age.
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Friday evening is always set aside for an art show so
that parents, relatives and friends can see what their youngsters
have been creating all week. It is their first glimpse of the art
fashioned in class.
People filled the Union Hall space for the first ever unveiling of
this years artists camp projects. Everyone was excited by the
results. The walls and tables were covered with the finished
products, attesting that it had been a busy week for the young
Some first time campers were already asking their parents about
signing up for next year. Mary Sunday is already thinking about
summer 2018, and what artists she wants to present.