Sapienza-Gel-Printmaking-01 IMG_20140717_094759_080 IMG_1879Sum-Camp-Show-(1)SUMMER ART CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED AT KIFA

Memorial Fund Provides Scholarships for Second Children’s Summer Camp Program 2015

Thanks to the generosity of the Stanley Galkin Memorial Fund, there will be funding offered for the second art camp program at Kent Island Federation of Arts this summer. And this year’s lineup of talented art instructors is promising an exciting summer of creativity.

The weeklong, multi-media camps boasts eight different instructors teaching several art mediums, and will be offered for four weeks this summer including; June 22-26, July 13-17, July 27-31, and August 3-7 from 9 am to 12 pm. Some mediums children (8-15 years old) will explore are; sculpture, watercolor painting, stone carving, metal work, and painting on glass. Children will go home every day proudly displaying a new piece of their artwork! There are also two specialty camps being offered as well, Introduction to Metalsmithing, June 29-July 3, and a 3-day Ceramics camp, June 22nd ,24th and 26th. All camps will take place at 405 Main Street, Stevensville except for the ceramics camp which will be held at Keene Farm. Cost: KIFA members $120; Non-Members $140 (second sibling discount offered). All supplies and materials and a snack each day are included.

The instructors are excited to share their mediums with the students, and hope that the funding will bring in talented kids who might be unable to afford art camp. KIFA Office Manager and Instructor Carol Dreyfus, who will be teaching stone carving, said the money coming in from the memorial fund is a big help. “This kind and generous donation from the Galkin family allows to offer our camps to kids whose families may not have funds for the full payment. It will also help us with providing nutritious snacks !” Dreyfus said when hearing of the gift.

Former KIFA President Stanley Galkin, who passed away 2013, was a talented painter and heavily involved in the arts community. His wife Marcie Galkin said he enjoyed sharing his love of art with his community and that he would be happy to know that his family is still contributing in his name.   “My Stanley would be honored to know he is still in KIFA hearts,” Galkin said, adding that supporting child-based art programs has always been their main objective. “Remember him, smile and share his memory.”

Space is limited, so sign up online now using PayPal at or walk in at 405 Main St. Gallery Hours: Mon-Tues 10 am -1 pm, Wed- Fri 10 am- 4pm, Sat 1- 4pm!


  1. Sandra Sapienza and Kids Making Prints
  2. Driftwood Sculpture Making with Tom Yates
  3. Metalworking projects with Melissa Kay-Steves
  4. Summer Art Exhibit from last years’ Camp
  5. Kids finding their “Inner Artist”!