Summer camp planned at ArtWorks Connellsville
The summer art camp schedule has been set, and the classes being offered are outstanding for developing the creativity of children.
Beginning July 6, youth ages 6-9 and 10-15 can attend the workshops by registering in advance. Each class will be held in the learning center at ArtWorks Connellsville.
“The instructors are looking forward to Summer Art Camp. All of the supplies have been purchased. Now we are announcing the dates and encouraging parents to get their children signed up as soon as possible. Classes are expected to fill up fast because these are new titles with terrific projects that kids will then be able to take home,” said Daniel Cocks, art coordinator.
Because of a grant from PNC Foundation for the summer art camp, those who attend will pay only $5 per class. “We thank PNC for their sponsorship. It allows Fayette County Cultural Trust to plan a full schedule of art classes for summer 2013. I am excited about this year with the beading and noodle art. This is the third year for Summer Art Camp, and each year, we have done something different for the workshops. I think this year's are exceptional,” said Cocks.
Several of the classes will be held in two-week segments, such as “Use Your Noodle” with Sheree Cockrell. Students will use all shapes and sizes of dry pasta and their imaginations to make creations of all kinds. They will work on them for two sessions, July 6 and July 13.
For “Beading with Linda Carson,” July 20 and July 27, children will work on looms creating beading for the two sessions. The older group will be able to take the looms home in order to continue their new skill with more beading projects for family and friends.
Carson is Native American and is a skilled and experienced beader. She makes dream catchers, coyote caps, bamboo necklaces and more. The beaded necklaces are colorful, with three-dimensional birds, frogs and other creatures for those who want a unique design to wear. There are many to choose from at ArtWorks and in Carson's collection.
“They are made on tiger wire; they don't break. I never stuff my birds, so if they get a little flat, you just puff them back up,” Carson said. There are parakeets, cockatiels in many colors, eagles, hawks, cardinals, hummingbirds, blue jays and more, only $50 each. There are frogs, bumblebees, butterflies and dragons that are very detailed. A weaved rose garden is a work of art for around the neck. It is made of loom with no knots. It is one continuous thread. Carson has been beading by hand for 20 years. She makes rosaries and also does traditional leather work. She smudges the dream catchers she makes, which is a blessing, protection for the owner or wearer. She has a Facebook page, Linda Carson.
“It is wonderful to work with the kids. They teach me things. They have beautiful ideas, and often another artist is born from their experience,” Carson said.
Carson will be the instructor for the Aug. 3 “Blow Painting” class and the Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 “Salt Dough Creations” classes.
Aug. 24 and Aug. 31 are the two “Paper Mache Classes with Sheree.”
The workshops are held for two age groups each Saturday, ages 6-9 years from 9 to 11 a.m. and ages 10-15 from noon to 2 p.m.
“I always love working with the kids. They are so creative and have such great imaginations. Their work inspires me,” Cockrell said. She has a Facebook page, Sheree Cockrell.
Carson will be at Art On The Yough, presented by Fayette County Cultural Trust on June 29 at Yough River Park.
Preregistration is required for all Summer Art Camp 2013 workshops at www.artworksconnellsville.org or by stopping in at ArtWorks Connellsville 139 W. Crawford Ave.
Nancy Henry is a freelance writer.
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