Monday, July 12, 2010

25th Annual Summer Arts Camp registration open

Kids enjoy a variety of creative activities at the Copper Country Community Arts Center's Summer Arts Camp. (Photo courtesy Community Arts Center)

HANCOCK -- Registration is open for Summer Arts Camp 2010, a fun-filled week of art activities and creative learning held at the Copper Country Community Arts Center for youth entering grades 3 to 6. This year’s theme is "Merry Monster Making."

Students will use their imagination to create fantastic creatures with the help of talented instructors. Week-long sessions run August 2-6 and August 9-13. Both sessions are packed with exciting lessons including drawing, painting, drama, creative writing, tie dye, sculpture, gallery visits and more. This year’s Summer Arts Camp will be led by Amanda Cruickshank. Amanda, a Lake Linden native and former Upward Bound work-study for the CCCAC, is currently a student at Alma College, pursuing her BFA in graphic design and illustration.

The Arts Center is also offering the second annual Advanced Summer Arts Camp for students entering grades 7 to 9. Advanced Summer Camp will take place August 16-20. This camp will focus on "What is Art?" by increasing arts skills with lessons including color theory, composition and design, introduction to different painting mediums, creative writing, drawing, batik and portfolio making. Advanced Camp will be Co-Coordinated by J.R. DeMers, a dual major in Fashion and Illustration at Finlandia University and Pam Kotila, a recent graduate from Finlandia’s Fashion Design program.

Summer Arts Camp, a Copper Country Community Arts Council program, provides youth with the opportunity to experience the joy of creative expression in a safe, supportive environment. Help make a difference in a local child’s life by providing a scholarship to attend Summer Arts Camp.

Camp fees are as follows: 25th annual Summer Arts Camp: $90; Advanced Summer Arts Camp: $120.

Register early! Summer Arts Camp spaces fill up quickly. To obtain more information about the camp or to register your child, please call 482-2333 or email The Copper Country Community Arts Center is dedicated to Fostering an Environment where the Arts and People Grow Together and is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock.

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