Farnsworth Art Museum will host a weeklong summer art camp for kids Monday through Friday, Aug. 8 through 12. Led by artist Alexis Iammarino, the Big Picture Books camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon daily at the museum’s Gamble Education Center, corner of Union and Grace streets.

Students (age 7 to 11) will explore painting, drawing and collage to create artwork for big picture books. Iammarino will lead activities and share techniques that invite youth to create and craft individually and collaboratively. Throughout the week, participants will read and share brilliantly illustrated books that celebrate color, pattern, landscape and the animal kingdom.

Iammarino is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Rockland who runs SaturdayStudio, a free arts mentorship program at the Rockland Community Building/ The Y; and supports a number of year-round community led arts leadership initiatives including public and mural arts programs, the latest being the Farnsworth's Oak Street mural. She also is a teaching artist for Sweet Tree Arts, RSU 13 Adult and Community Ed, CMCA and Steel House; and is the creative arts coordinator for the Wayfinder School’s Camden campus.

Fee is $160, $130 for museum members. To register and for more information, visit farnsworthmuseum.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.