Monday, June 29, 2015

Community Arts Center to host 30th annual Summer Arts Camp and 5th annual Book Arts Camp

Summer Arts Camp for 3rd to 6th graders begins in July at the Community Arts Center in Hancock. (Poster courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)

HANCOCK -- The Copper Country Community Arts Center is offering two arts camps this summer. Registration is open and space is limited.

Summer Arts Camp, now in its 30th year, is five exciting days of art making and exploration for children entering 3rd-6th grades. This year’s theme is "Colorways and Color Play." Students will explore color usage through making projects with local professional artists in a variety a media, such as painting, clay, paper arts, fiber arts, and writing.

Camp happens from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and students can choose to attend either session, July 20-24 or July 27-31. Register by Wednesday, July 1, for a discounted rate. Deadline to register is Wednesday, July 15. Summer Arts Camp Fee: $110 by July 1. After July 1 the fee is $125. Supplies included; students must bring a lunch.

Book Arts Camp for students in grades 8-12 will be Aug. 10-14. Register by July 21 for a discounted rate. (Image courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)

The 5th annual Book Arts Camp is a unique opportunity for students in grades 8-12 to study bookbinding, creative writing, zines, paper marbling, letterpress printing, and block printing. This program is supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Book Arts Camp happens from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. August 10-14. Register by July 21 for a discounted rate. Deadline to register is August 4. Book Arts Camp Fee: $80 by July 21. After July 21 the fee is $90. Supplies included; students must bring a sack lunch.

The Copper Country Community Arts Center is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. Call 906-482-2333 for more information.

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