Adams County Arts Council – Supporting the arts in Adams County, PA

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PRE-SCHOOL

Let’s Make Music! 

June 24-28

9-11:00 a.m.

ages 4-5

During this exciting week, students will learn and sing new songs, dance, and play musical games. Activities will introduce musical concepts like beat, rhythm, pitch, melody, and dynamics.  There will be a mini performance at end of camp week showing the moves they learned and the fun they had

Lisa Cadigan

$75 ($82 nonmember)

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Ballerinas & Bears

June 17-21

9:30-11:30 a.m.

ages 4-5

Beginner ballerinas and bears learn ballet basics and movement, wear their favorite costumes, and have a dancing teddy bear party.  This is a gentle intro to learning simple combined movement. There will be a mini performance at end of camp week showing the moves they learned and the fun they had.

Elizabeth Spicer

$75 ($82 nonmember)

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Toddler Tumbling

July 8-12

9:30-11:30 a.m.

ages 4-5

Tiny tumblers will learn basic tumbling/gymnastics both on the mat and across the floor. There will be activities such as crafts and mini learning activities provided as well as a break for a snack. There will be a mini performance at end of camp week showing the moves they learned and the fun they had.

Abbi Lowman

$75 ($82 nonmember)

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Tutus & Tiaras

July 29-August 2

9:30-11:30 a.m.

ages 4-5

Learn creative movement combinations and ballet steps, all while your little ballerina is dressed as her favorite Disney Princess! Crafts and mini learning activities provided as well as a snack break. There will be a mini performance at end of camp week showing the moves they learned and the fun they had.

Abbi Lowman

$75 ($82 nonmember)

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FIBER ARTS

Creative Weaving

June 17th-21st

9:30-12:30 p.m.

4-6 grade, max 8 students

Weaving is really fun and easy to do!  This intro to the art of weaving shows how to use a simple loom and learn basic weaving techniques to create woven treasures.  Learn how to set up a loom, design and create patterns with a variety of yarns for color and texture.

Joh Ricci

$145($155 nonmember)

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Basketry for Kids

July 15-19

9:30-12:30 p.m..

ages 9-12 max of 8

You will use traditional basket making materials as well as household items and recycled materials to construct unique and colorful baskets.  Learn the history of basket making and be inspired by instructor’s own personal collection.

Joh Ricci

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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Sewing is Fun!

July 29-August 2

9-Noon

grades 4-6, limited to 6

A beginner’s class where students learn how to use the sewing machine and practice basic hand stitches.  Projects will include a computer sleeve, pillow, and tote bag. Sewing machines and fabrics are provided.

Linda Fauth

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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Sewing for Your Room

July 29-August 2

1-4 p.m.

grades 6 and up limited to 6

This is for students with a little experience. We will focus on stitching and increase your skill level with projects like a quilt square pillow, pillow case, shoe bag, laundry bag and more.

Linda Fauth

$150 ($160 nonmember)

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VISUAL ARTS

Stop Motion Animation

June 10-14, 1-4 p.m., and/or July 22-26

9-Noon

ages 9-11

Calling all movie makers!  Join us for a week of creating mini animations starring characters in story lines straight out of your imagination.  Bring your own device and download the free Stop Motion Studio app prior to class.  You don’t want to miss this!

Jill Rakowicz

$130 ($140 nonmember)

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Arts-a-Palooza Gone Funky

June 17-21                      June 17-21

9-noon             or           1-4pm

ages 7-10                         ages 10-14

CLOSED

Spend a week dripping paint (on a canvas), learn batik, making your own ink, working with watercolor, printing with paper, making a book and more.  Learn about modern art using a variety of media like paint, ink, clay, pencil, and pen.

Lori Nelson

$150 ($160 nonmember)

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Create a Super Hero Comic Book

June 17-21

9-Noon

10-13 yrs

Quick, Robin, to the Bat Cave! Create your own super hero or villain comic book!  Script your story and develop unique panels to support your storyline. Design your hero or villain costumes and decide how they acquired their super powers.

Stanley Gilmore

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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Under the Sea Painting & Finger Knitting!

June 24-28

9:30-Noon

ages 5-7

Surf’s up!  Paint and finger knit your favorite creatures that live under the big, blue sea.  Add a little sand and sparkle to your theme each day and enjoy Miss Rachel’s daily song and reading choices.  Fun!

Rachel Maybeth

$135 ($145 nonmember)

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Perspective Drawing Camp

June 24-28

1-4 p.m.

ages 11-14

Learn how to draw three dimensional images on paper using one, two, and 3 point perspective as well as aerial.  Discover the types of perspective in art and how to draw realistic looking objects and landscapes.

Cookie Shaw

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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The Power of Pastels

July 8-12

9-Noon

ages 8-10  

Pastels are simple, beautiful and easy to work with for creative expression.  Discover all the cool ways you can use oil and chalk pastels.  You will explore different oil and chalk pastel techniques surrounding subject matter they choose with plenty of inspiration.

Linnia Johnson

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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The Wonder of Colored Pencil

July 8-12

9-Noon

ages 12-16

Learn to take your drawing skills and expand them in color!  This course will go over the basics of colored pencil and help you create beautiful pieces through learning proper techniques, skills and developing strong compositions.

Stanley Gilmore

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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Fashion Design & Drawing

July 8-12

1-4 p.m.

ages 11-14

Hey, fashionistas, define your fashion style by creating a costume out of instructor’s selection of fabric and found materials to strut the runway for end of camp week party. Design your own patterns, enjoy daily creative assignments, and making accessories.

Debbie Westmoreland

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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Multicultural Art

July 15-19

9-Noon

ages 6-9

Get ready to discover art from around the world!  Working with traditional folk art techniques from Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas, your child will make beautiful creations as they learn more about the world around them. Projects include 2D art, drums, instruments, masks, fans, windsocks and more.

Melissa Jackson

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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Fun with Printmaking

July 15-19

1-4 p.m.

ages 11-13

Let’s make prints!  You will explore the world of printmaking, i.e., an image made from a relief block, metal plate and more.  You will create mono prints on mirrors, Styrofoam prints, gadget printing and much more!

Kim Robinson

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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Painting with Watercolor

July 22-26

1-4 p.m.

ages 12-16

You will create a landscape, seascape, and still life from watercolor while learning wet on wet and wet on dry techniques.  Learn how to splatter and texturize with brush work creating realistic looking effects. 

Stanley Gilmore

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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Art of Jewelry Making

July 29-August 2

9-Noon

ages 12-16

Discover the world of jewelry design and history of beads.  Learn techniques in jewelry construction and design while creating fabulous pieces inspired by artists from around the world.

Susan Henry

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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Geometric Art

July 29-August 2

1-4 p.m.

ages 8-10

Shapes are everywhere!  Explore how nature’s symmetry, lines, and patterns come to life in dynamic art based on geometry.  You will follow your own artistic path through projects including 2D designs, tessellations, origami art, paper window stars, and pendulum art.

Melissa Jackson

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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Explore an Art Museum

August 5-9

9-Noon

ages 8-10

You will create 2D & 3D works of art inspired by the masters.  Learn about use of color and brush work from Van Gogh, create a paper mache Egyptian mug, create pre-historic cave art and abstract art inspired by Picasso & more. 

Stanley Gilmore

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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Paint, Paint Paint! 

August 5-9

1-4 p.m.

ages 9-12

Spend the week painting abstracts, portraits and more.  The painting mediums include watercolor, acrylic, and sharpie markers. Experience the effects of salt, rubbing alcohol, rubber cement and even throwing the paint on your works of art.

Erica Werntz

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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Fun Behind the Lens Photo Camp!

August 12-16

1-4 p.m.

ages 11-15

Say cheese! Learn how to take great photos, experiment with composition and expand your camera’s boundaries by using still subjects and class members as models.  Camera in hand, you will take a walking field trip, too.

Bert Danielson

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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MUSIC & PERFORMANCE

Sing Together: Youth Choir Camp

June 10-14

9-Noon

level 1: grade 3-6, level 2: grade 7-9

Love to sing?  Develop your voice and learn the basics of how to read music. Bring to life an exciting selection of songs you will perform at week’s end. All levels welcome, no experience necessary.

Brent Talbot & Matt Carlson

$150 ($160 nonmember)

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Beginner Guitar Camp

June 24-28

9-Noon

ages 8-12 

Play simple notes and chords in a group setting and discover solid guitar technique and rhythm as you work on popular rock music. Begin to read music, too!  You will be a rock star by the end of camp concert.

Mark Wesling

$140 ($150) (limited guitars available)

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CULINARY

Fun with Food

June 10-14

9:30-11:30 a.m.

ages 5-7

Make kid-friendly, delicious foods with Chef Subarna. Each day you will learn to make a type of meal such as breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. On the last day, campers will make their favorite food for parents/family to enjoy together.

Subarna Sijapati

$120 ($132 nonmember)

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Summer Fun with Food

June 24-28

1-4 p.m.

ages 8-10

Develop your inner chef confidence in the kitchen as you learn to prepare fresh food and veggies and put a new spin on your favorite dishes.  Learn to measure and read recipes and try new dishes too. Grow your love and passion for food as you combine flavors and ingredients that are tasty and healthy.

J’Amy Graham Thomas

$155 ($165 nonmember)

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Putting it All Together: Cooking Camp

July 8-12

9:30 a.m-11:30 a.m.

ages 5-7

Learn to prep in the kitchen, read recipes, and “put it all together” as you make delicious, healthy food in a supervised kitchen.  Dive into new treats and some tried and true recipes as you discover how tasty and fun it is to eat what you make

 J’Amy Graham Thomas

$120 ($132 nonmember)

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Culinary Skills Basics

July 15-19                      August 5-9

1-3:30 p.m.       or       9:30am-12pm

ages 9-12                       ages 8-10

Are you interested in developing your cooking techniques and safe knife skills?  If you love time in the kitchen and want to take your knowledge and skills to the next level, this camp is for you.  Chef Subarna will teach you how to braise, poach, and blend seasonings to create delicious food that is fun to make.  Chef challenges too!

Subarna Sijapati

$155 ($165 nonmember)

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Sweet Treat Baking from Scratch

July 22-26

1-4pm ages 7-10 – CLASS IS FULL

or

9-Noon ages 11-14

Bake and decorate desserts and edible treats using yummy ingredients from the garden as inspiration.  Create a carrot cake, zucchini bread, lemon bars to name a few.  Learn how to make your own icing and create delicious looking and tasting treats.

Lori Nelson

$155 ($165 nonmember)

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Fun with Baking

August 12-16

9-11:30 a.m.

grades 4-6

Discover how fun it is to bake from scratch.  Learn how to measure, read recipes, mix and create yummy and healthy treats such as soft pretzels, brownies, sweet and savory tarts and more.  Yum! 

Linda Fauth

$155 ($165 nonmember)

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CLAY

Pots for Tots!

June 17-21

9-11:00 a.m.

6-8 yrs

Young potters learn beginning hand-building techniques using stoneware clay. Creativity runs wild as your child hand-builds pots, creature (real or imagined) and more using slab, pinch, and coil techniques.

Jack Handshaw

$140 ($150 nonmember)

CLASS IS FULL


Throw a Pot!

July 8-12, 1-4 p.m. and/or – CLOSED

August 5-9, 9-Noon and/or – CLOSED

August 12-16, 1-4 p.m. – CLOSED

11-15 yrs limited to 6

Learn to “throw” pottery on the potter’s wheel! Mr. Jack will teach you how to create mugs, small bowls, and pots while working at your own pace. Choose cool glaze colors to finish your pieces. You’ll receive lots of personal attention and amazing results.

Jack Handshaw

$160 ($170 nonmember)

CLASSES ARE ALL FULL


Dirty Hands Pottery

July 15-19

9-11:30 a.m.

8-10 yrs

Here’s your chance to get dirty with clay as you learn to hand-build all kinds of animals and their dwellings from creepy critters to the king of the jungle.  Create a sun mask, a bird bowl, and more in this adventurous camp.

Jack Handshaw

$145 ($155 nonmember)

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Make a House

July 22-26

1-4 p.m.

9-12 yrs

Are you a budding architect or designer?  Or just love creating masterpieces from clay?  Spend the week developing your architect and design skills by creating your own house/bird house out of clay.

Erica Werntz

$150 ($160 nonmember)

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Japanese Teapot Set

July 29-August 2

1-4pm

12 and up

Create a Japanese inspired teapot and set of cups and start your own tea drinking tradition.  You will design and sketch out your teapot then create and embellish your collection for a unique and fabulous tea-set.

Cookie Shaw

$150 ($160 nonmember)

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