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art exploration camps
instructed by janet mego

Looking for a way for your child to explore different artist media and practices? Sign up for Art Exploration Camp!


Students will have fun working with the basics of drawing with pencil and charcoal and with exploring the fundamentals of watercolor and acrylic painting. Throughout the four days, students will touch on still-life, landscape, and the basics of portraiture. Individual talents and areas of interest will apply. Each student will receive their own sketchbook to take home to continue their art practice!

For Session B, students (10-12) will explore the basics and beyond and will learn to recognize their own strengths and refine them.

In Session C, students (13-15) will become adept at recognizing their individual strengths and how to refine them. They’ll learn the nuances of different approaches to line, shape, value, texture and color, and how to apply those elements as desired.


Session A is for ages 7-9. Session B is for ages 10-12. Session C is for ages 13-15. There are a maximum of 12 spots available. The minimum for this class is 4 students. If this class does not meet the minimum, participants will be refunded.

Please email Mary Bell, Program Manager, at with any questions. 

Please follow this link for updated COVID protocols on Kentuck's campus. 

Kentuck workshops are non-refundable after the registration closes. If you would like to cancel before the deadline passes, please email or call 205-758-1257. If the class does not meet the minimum by the registration deadline and the workshop is cancelled, all participants will be refunded their registration fees.


session a-registration closed:

Age Range: 7-9 year olds

Dates: June 13-16, 2022

Times: 9am-11am all days

Location: Kentuck Art Center's Georgine Clarke Building classroom

Tuition: $150All supplies will be included

session b-registration closed:

Age Range: 10-12 year olds

Dates: July 11-14, 2022

Times: 9am-11am all days

Location: Kentuck Art Center's Georgine Clarke Building classroom

Tuition: $150All supplies will be included

*Please email to be added to the waitlist

session c:

Age Range: 13-15 year olds

Dates: August 1-4, 2022

Times: 9am-11am all days

Location: Kentuck Art Center's Georgine Clarke Building classroom

Tuition: $150All supplies will be included

Registration Deadline is July 25, 2022 at 12 PM

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This workshop is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. 

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Meet the Instructor

Janet Mego

I have been compelled to draw, paint, and sculpt since I was six years old. From the first grade upward, after earning first place in a juried show in the first grade, and later receiving recognition for my early artistic endeavors in Baltimore, Maryland, I then earned a BFA in Art at the University of Alabama. Much of what I do has been influence by the fine art of “learning to see”, implemented masterfully by those professors essential in taking me far beyond the face value of that degree. I’m graced in this regard by having studied with Professors Alvin Sella, Richard Zoellner, and Arthur Oakes.

After graduation, I began working with watercolor portraiture and continued to exhibit pieces in galleries and patron’s homes in several counties throughout Alabama. Placing in juried shows and exhibitions concomitant with my tenure as Artist in Residence for the Sumter County Fine Arts Council in the 1980s, and as adjunct art instructor for Livingston University (now the University of West Alabama), I continued to explore the intricacies of the human face and its expression of emotion. Concomitantly, I felt a spiritual awareness of the beauty of nature creep from my soul into the watercolors that had become my favorite medium. Later, I rediscovered and applied the acrylic paints I’d used in college to canvas and to a more abstracted interpretation of trees, of water, of sky, and of terrain.

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