Art camp focuses on creative fun

This summer, kids will once again have a the chance to express their creativity and learn some new artistic techniques at the Visual Arts Society’s Kids Summer Arts and Craft Camp.

This summer, kids will once again have a the chance to express their creativity and learn some new artistic techniques at the Visual Arts Society’s Kids Summer Arts and Craft Camp.

Open to kids aged 5 to 12, the camp takes place on the grounds of Pedro St. James, where the Visual Arts Society has their Watler House art and ceramic studio.

“The camp will run on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 starting July 20 for five consecutive weeks,” said the Society’s president, Mary McCallum.

With instruction from Lisa Ebanks and Ms. McCallum, the camp will focus on arts and crafts using a variety of materials and techniques.

The instructors encourage a 2-day commitment within the same week so the children can work on projects that require a longer time frame, such as paper maché masks and bottle dépêche, bamboo instruments, and other projects that require drying time.

However, each child will have time in the morning to complete at least one art and craft project to bring home.

Some of the other activities will involve different painting techniques with different materials, using shapes and colors on a variety of surfaces.

Ms. McCallum noted the instructors are constantly thinking up creative craft and art projects that kids will delight in doing, ranging from painting with unusual techniques, decorating clay pots and birdhouses, and making mobiles and jewelry.

“Pedro Castle offers lots of room for the kids to explore and collect items they can incorporate into their arts and crafts,” said Ms. McCallum. “All the art materials will be supplied, along with a daily light snack and beverage.”

For more information on how to register, volunteer or donate materials that the art camp can recycle, email [email protected]

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