News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Leonardtown, MD – Join art instructor, Ms. Ellen Duke Wilson, in exploring fine arts at St. Clement’s Island Museum Art Kids classes this spring and summer. Young artists will expand their understanding of art and history while learning to sketch, paint and sculpt.

“We’re very grateful to have the very talented Elle Duke Wilson back for a second year to teach these popular classes,” says Christina Barbour, Site Manager of St. Clement’s Island Museum. “The children have loved coming to each class here at the museum and learning something new in a fun, creative way.”

The following classes are scheduled for the summer: “The Power of the Pencil” June 18–20; “Express Yourself with Painting” July 9-11; “Making a Statement in Sculpture” July 23-25; and “Collage: Putting the Pieces Together” Aug. 6-8. All classes are noon to 3 p.m.

At the end of each session, participants will create an individualized work of art to share with their family and community. These classes are geared toward children ages 7 to 17. Preregistration is required, and the price is $3 per child. All materials are provided, and participants are asked to bring a light snack. Parents are encouraged to sign up soon as slots fill up quickly.

Special thanks to Huntington Learning Center in California, MD for sponsoring this ongoing event.

For more information regarding St. Clement’s Island Museum Art Kids, or to sign up your child, please call Christina Barbour at 301-769-4723. For museum hours of operation, programs, admission prices and more, visit the St. Mary’s County Museum Division’s Facebook pages at or or on Twitter at @StClemIsMuseum or @PineyPtLHMuseum.

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