ROCKLAND — Beginning Monday, July 18, the Farnsworth Art Museum hosts three consecutive weeks of art camps for children ages eight through 12. Each week features a morning session and an afternoon session with each workshop featuring a different fun hands-on art-making activity. All three weeks of Summer Art Camps at FAM take place at the museum’s Gamble Center, on the corner of Grace and Union streets. Morning sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon, and afternoon sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. The camps are led by teaching artists Jenn Peppe and Whitney River.

The Farnsworth invites all children aged eight to 12 to participate in the following:

Week 1, from Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22, is led by teaching artist Jen Peppe. Morning sessions focus on printmaking, while afternoon sessions feature mixed media art-making.

Week 2, from Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29, is led by Jen Peppe. Morning sessions focus on creating with clay, while afternoon sessions feature sketchbooks and journaling.

Week 3, from Monday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 5, features a drawing camp led by teaching artist Whitney River during the morning sessions, while the afternoon camp has activities inspired by artist and author Ashley Bryan and will be led by Jen Peppe.

Jennifer Peppe’s adventures as an art educator began in 1996. She launched her teaching career from a busy art room within a colorful, urban, suburban school district. Through the decades, she expanded her skill sets and cultural experiences via study, traveling and teaching abroad. Years of work with creative learners of all ages and abilities have strengthened her commitment to sharing art with others. She has since followed her love of art and nature and landed in Midcoast Maine.

Whitney River graduated from Yale University in 1995. Since then she has shown her work extensively throughout New England, and her drawings and paintings are represented in many private and corporate collections. She is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds her in Maine, both in the woods and by the ocean. She uses oil on canvas and graphite on paper to render found natural objects with great detail and precision.

Participants are required to sign up for each week’s morning or afternoon session individually. The cost for each session is $225, and $200 for Farnsworth members. For more information on all of the Summer Art Camps at FAM, or to register, visit