Portraits for ages 6-9 (P21-OL)

Instructor: Beth McGee

ages 6-9: Campers will learn about techniques for creating portraits of each other and/or other people’s photos. They will use a variety of dry media (graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, and sharpies), drawing what they see and learning different ways of abstracting some of their creations. This camp meets online via Zoom.


Beth McGee is a teacher, artist, scenic painter, costume designer and mom in Thetford, VT. Born and raised in Hanover, NH, and Pretoria, South Africa, Beth graduated from Dartmouth College, where she concentrated on visual arts and mathematics, and studied costume design with Margaret Spicer. Beth has costumed over 30 shows, including 4 years as costumer for The Christmas Revels in Hanover. Recent theatrical projects include costume design for The Lion King at Crossroads Academy; Antigone and The Insanity of Mary Girard at Thetford Academy; Willy Wonka at the Lyme School; Spinning into Butter for the Parish Players in Thetford; and Man of La Mancha at the Briggs Opera House (whenever we can get back into theaters!) Beth enjoys the challenge of drawing photorealistic portraits and painting large murals, but has found her passion using art - and her sewing machine - to bring stories to life on stage. She loves inspiring students of all ages to experience that artistic magic for themselves.