Photos by Wendy Heiges, ACAC Program Coordinator
Chefs in the kitchen, Putting It All Together! Summer 2015
April… a transitional month that combines gorgeous sunshine-filled days as well as rain-splashed days, as we take a step closer to summer.
And summer is one of the busiest and happiest times of year at the Arts Education Center thanks to the fun lineup of Summer Arts Camps that enrich the lives of hundreds of area children!
As we gear up for another fabulous summer season, we want to let the community know how much these camps impact children’s (and families’) lives. In just a few days, from April 26-28, we are launching an online event, Arts Benefit Children (ABC): 50/50 to raise money for scholarships that help many area children attend summer arts camps.
Meantime, if you are a parent or grandparent interested in enrolling your children/grandchildren in summer arts camps, feel free to take advantage of a special offer available through May 2, 2016: Buy 2 camps, get the 3rd at ½ off! (Click here for the online schedule.)
Enjoy taking a look back at photos and testimonials from last year’s 2015 Summer Arts Camps season:
Beautiful sounds & syncopated rhythms are coming from the Gallery thanks to ACAC Youth Choir Camp, Brent Talbot, Director, Matt Carlson, Assistant Director.
Mask Making campers are learning how to create zentangles! Stanley Gilmore Instructor.
The Art of Mask Making!!! Masks are on their way to completion!! Stanley Gilmore, Instructor
Get Your Dance Groove On campers are striking a pose! Hope Lawrence Instructor
Testimonials, summer 2015:
How was the class registration process? Easy, painless (consistent answer from the majority of families)
What summer projects were favorites?
- All of them! (consistent answer from many families
The Preschool Ballerina and Bears campers liked:
- The gummy bear dance
- Dancing with boys
- The end of week dance for family
- Dancing with new friends
- Savannah enjoyed the dance steps she learned and has been dancing around the house
Chef Chris Rinehart has prepared a fantastic menu for the Chef Camp for Foodies campers!
Wow!! Look what our Sewing is Fun campers made!
Ballerinas & Bears campers are performing for their family & friends for their end of camp week party!
More summer 2015 testimonials:
Can you share any specific comments about the camp your child shared with you?
- They liked everything
- Loved coming every day
- Wished it was longer
- He learned a lot
- She was very excited to come everyday and wrote “I had fun with this ‘extrodanary’ teacher!”
What did your child like most about art class?
- Creating his own unique mask
- Learning new recipes and mixing things
100% agreed–Yes, they would recommend the art classes to others!
Summer Arts Camps received an average 4.85 out of 5 rating!
Sewing IS fun!!! Linda Fauth, Instructor.
Castles Castles Castles campers are creating some incredible castles.
Mr. Jack has prepared a table for 13….potters that is! Dirty Hands Pottery camp… dig in!
Linda Fauth, Cooks in the Kitchen Instructor, is preparing for today’s menu which will include peach cobbler, personalized pizzas and red bean quesadillas. Yum!
Fun With Weaving Camp, Joh Ricci Instructor
Build a House camper with Instructor Erica Woodworth.
Happy ACAC Guitar Camp students
We hope you join us online, to transform and enrich the lives of area children, April 26-27, for ABC: 50/50 (Arts Benefit Children). This is the 3rd annual ABC event, which has proven to be a successful event with great community support for which we (and many area families) are extremely thankful. It has also proven to be an essential event, supporting scholarships that have allowed dozens of area children to attend summer arts camps as well as arts classes throughout the year. Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming 2016 event!