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Summer camps offer variety of activities for local children

May 05, 2017

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School is almost over and with summer’s long-awaited arrival comes new opportunities to pick up a new hobby or simply hone pre-existing talents. For those students who are looking for a more arts-centered summer camp experience, check out these local opportunities.


Painting with the Masters                                                                                                                                   May 29-June 2 at Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This camp is for individuals ages 9 and up, and lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. As an activity, campers will be asked to turn an old piece of furniture into a work of art, so they must bring a chair or small piece of furniture. Both children and adults welcome. Cost is $125 for members, $150 for non-members, plus a $20 supply fee.


Youth Musical Theater Camp                                                                                                       June 5-9 at Whitaker Black Box Theater Campers, ages 10 and up, will have the opportunity at this camp to learn the basics of musical theater. The camp will cover staging, character development, dance, improvisation and music. Camp will include a variety show at the end of the week, on June 9 at 6 p.m. The cost is $75.


Advanced Drawing and Painting for Elementary                                                                                   June 12-16 at the Averitt Center for the Arts Fine tune your drawing and painting skills, and explore pencil modeling techniques to add shading and depth to your work. You can also learn acrylic painting techniques on canvas. The camp is for ages 5 to 11, and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, and costs $125.


Magical Fairytale Theater                                                                                                                           June 12-16 at the Whitaker Black Box Theater Students ages 4 to 10 will meet each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn all about fantasy, imagination and play. The group will create an adaptation of a fairytale story, which they will perform on the last day of camp, June 16, at 3 p.m. Cost for the camp is $125.



Camp TEAM (Tormenta, Education, Art and Music)                                                                   June 12-16 at the Averitt Center for the Arts                                                                              This camp is an opportunity for campers to experience art, music and soccer, all in one afternoon. The camp, which is for students ages four and five, includes a music class, soccer fun and a visual arts class, and will meet from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $75.


Color & Creativity                                                                                                                                              June 19-23 at Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts  

For ages 7 to 14. The camp lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here, campers will exercise their creativity and learn how to use different art mediums to create art projects. The camp is located at the 2-D classroom at the Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts. The camp costs $125.


Page to Stage                                                                                                                                 June 29-30 at the Whitaker Black Box Theater                                                                          You may be able to act, but can you write, cast, costume and direct? Attend this camp and learn to make your idea go from page to stage. This camp, which costs $75, may have a performance on June 30.


Magic of Ballet                                                                                                                            July 10-14 at the Grande Ballet Studio at the Center for Performing Arts

Students ages 7 to 11 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon each day to participate in a daily ballet class, learn about other dance styles and witness the beauty and magic of classical ballet. A showcase will be held on the last day for parents. The cost is $75.


Dance All Day                                                                                                                            July 17-21 and July 24-28 at the Grande Ballet Studio at the Center for Performing Arts                       For ages 12 to 16, this camp is for those who are ready to build on their technique and grow as dancers. Students must have at least two years of experience in ballet. The cost is $125.


Find Your Wild Side With Words                                                                                                   July 19-23 Legends Gallery at the Averitt Center for the Arts Students ages 13 to 17 will meet each day from 1 to 4 p.m. to focus on the elements of contemporary poetry writing, including imagery and description, voice and tone, figurative language and the music of the poetic line. The cost for the camp is $75.


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