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Free art camps combine fun and facts about one natural resource

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

It's summer break, and that means it's time for kids to head to "Coal Camp" at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art.

The event is designed to be fun and educational.

It looks at the economic impact of one of Kentucky's most important natural resources.

Campers will actually get to use coal as they create paintings, sculptures, and jewelry.

They'll explore techniques that are used to make works of art from natural materials.

As a part of the camp, kids will get guided tours of the museum's summer exhibition called "Kentucky Gold: The Legend of Coal."

Everything's broken down by age groups.

Campers between the ages of 6 and 9 have their sessions from 9-11 a.m.

Older kids between the ages of 10 and 15 will attend afternoon classes between 1-3 p.m.

Some of the works that are created during Coal Camp will be displayed in the museum's Waymond Morris Young Art Gallery from early July until mid-August.

The next Free Art Camp for 2013 is called "Buffalo Camp."

It's taking place in early October at the museum.

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